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Nissan Frontier Transmission Problems

355 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Nissan Frontier. 13 of these members (3.7%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 12 transmission repairs to Nissan Frontiers--an average of 0 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.

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Percentage of Nissan Frontier repairs by problem area

Chart based on 122 repairs.

Nissan Frontier transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 41 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 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

154-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual RWD

20500 mi US $5 Grommet on the clutch pedal lever that pushes kill switch when clutch pedal is pressed had cracked and fallen out. Engine would not crank. AAA checked battery and alternator before ID-ing the problem.I put nut/bolt through grommet hole.Works 

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2007 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed

261-horsepower 4.0L V6 6-speed manual RWD

44000 mi US $5 Vehicle failed to start. Battery tested good. All accessories worked fine. Problem turned out to be broken plastic nipple on back of clutch lever, which contacts safety switch. Replaced with metal bolt. 

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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

50000 mi US $50 Rear driveshaft u-joint replacement 

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2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

265-horsepower 4.0L V6 6-speed manual RWD

72000 mi US $90 Driveshaft union was creating a vibration 

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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 US $36 Rear Driveshaft U-Joints replaced due to drivetrain vibration at speeds in excess of 55 mph. 

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2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

265-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

111000 mi US $1700 they also discovered leaky axle seal 

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2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

40500 mi   Two trips to repair a drivetrain problem--squeaking noises and vibrations. Nissan ended up replacing the rear drivetrain first and then the front as well. All under their drivetrain warranty. Service manager noted that the model was "notorious" for dr 
59950 US $600 Just before the 60,000 warranty end, another drive train problem: leaks around the rear transaxle. Fixed free under warranty, but had the regular 60k service done. Considering selling the truck after the winter. 

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2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

265-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

93000 mi US $5200 Transmission failed. Shifted rough for a while, had the dealership check it out, couldn't find anything.  

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2003 Nissan Frontier 2dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

180-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

143000 mi US $844 Clutch ball joint, clutch fork, slave cylinder, new clutch assembly 

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