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Nissan Frontier Engine Problems

346 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Nissan Frontier. 31 of these members (9%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 39 engine repairs to Nissan Frontiers--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Nissan Frontier problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 115 repairs.

Nissan Frontier engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 37 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Nissan Frontier repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2007 Nissan Frontier

Engine not specified

45000 mi   Serious acute failure of the fuel sending unit in the fuel tank. Serious safety hazard as fuel was actually spraying on the grounground while the truck was running. 

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2007 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed

261-horsepower 4.0L V6 6-speed manual RWD

48000 mi   Fuel gauge erratic and slow to respond; check engine light illuminated. Dealer replaced faulty fuel sending unit at no cost due to extended coverage from Nissan on fuel sending units. 

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2007 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed

261-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

45000 mi   Timing Chain replacement on 4.0L V-6 with automatic tranmission. Covered under powertrain warranty. 
59000 US $329 Valve covers leaking oil; valve cover gaskets replaced 

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2007 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

261-horsepower 4.0L V6 6-speed manual RWD

61000 mi US $20 Clutch switch that prevents engine start without clutch pedal depressing failed. For now bypass switch. 

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2007 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

261-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

73120 mi   check engine light for failed fuel tank sensor. Extended warranty on this known problem item. repaired at no cost. 
93620 C $1800 Timing chain guides wore out. Caused a whining sound. 

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2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

265-horsepower 4.0L V6 6-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

120000 mi   Check engine light on. CPU Diagnostict scan reflects insufficient catalyst on passenger side rear catalyst. Do not have emmissions in my area inspected to ensure no blockage in cat there is not. performance not affected do not care. 

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2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

265-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

59000 mi US $1400 Timing chain guide failure--making noise, if know what to listen for. Replaced guides & all related components. Not covered by warranty. TSB on this problem. Also TSB on transmission cooler failure within radiator which leads to transmission failure. 

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2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

265-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

65000 mi US $722 Engine would not turn over when attempted to Start. Fuel pump was diagnosed as not putting out enough pressure to pump fuel to the engine to allow it to start.  

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2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

265-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

56000 mi US $70 Squeaky engine. Replaced serpentine belt and tensioner. 
81700 US $125 Engine light on, E-vac system repaired for second time. First time in April or May. 

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