definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,383 miles

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2011 Nissan Xterra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2011 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 292016


  • 42,169 miles


Just over 42K miles the front passenger side airbag warning light began spontaneously to blink - the airbag sensor had failed. The airbag will not deploy in a crash. This vehicle has never been involved in a collision of any kind. After talking w Nissan, they refused to repair it because the "vehicle is out of warranty." Cost to repair so far is $3,169 and climbing. The entire front passenger seat assembly was replaced but it did not fix the problem - now they are replacing other parts one at a time because they don't seem to know what sensor has failed. The vehicle was garage kept in Maryland where it was purchased in April 2011. I have lived in AZ for 4 yrs and still have it garaged.

- Payson, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jun 212016


  • 42,432 miles
Purchased the vehicle 4/25/11 in md - moved to AZ in june2012. The vehicle has just over 42,000 miles - one wk ago the passenger airbag light came on, blinks continuously. Took to the nearest Nissan dealer - 92 miles away- was told it was the sensor, they had no part, would cost $2,000 to replace and might not fix the problem. Vehicle has never been in any kind of accident and has been regularly serviced. This is the same problem Nissan has recalled lots of other models for - they should cover this! this happened while vehicle was parked in driveway.

- Payson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Mar 032014

Xterra 6-cyl

  • 76,731 miles
On March 3 we started our car and the passenger's airbag warning light came on showing there was a problem. The next day when we took our vehicle into the Nissan dealer for service, we were told that the airbag control module was malfunctioning and they would have to order one since none were in stock. We waited nearly a month and then contacted the Nissan corporation customer service. After several calls we were informed yesterday that there would not be a module available until the end of May. This means that the only automobile we have now has no airbag protection for the passengers. We have paid in advance for this part which cost $1414.35!

- Salome,, AZ, USA

problem #1

Mar 182012

Xterra 4WD 6-cyl

  • 16,200 miles
While driving on a dirt road in my 2011 Nissan Xterra pro 4X my side curtain airbags deployed and both front seat belts locked as if in an accident. I have driven that same part at least one dozen times before without issue. I have also taken the vehicle in areas that are very rocky without issue. The vehicle has hit bottom on occasion and has dents and scratches to the effect. When the dealer inspected the vehicle, they stated that the vehicle believed that it would roll over without correction in driving and that was the reason for the deployment. There was no impact that took place on the incident day yet they are telling me that it is a factor in the airbags deploying.

- Boulder City, NV, USA

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