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Nissan Frontier Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

341 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Nissan Frontier. 55 of these members (16.1%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 8 transmission and drivetrain repairs to Nissan Frontiers--an average of 0 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Nissan Frontier problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Don't infer Nissan Frontier problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Nissan Frontier repairs by problem area

39% of the Nissan Frontier repairs were to the engine, 13% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 6% to the suspension, 21% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 5% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 62 repairs.

Nissan Frontier transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Nissan Frontier transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 45% cost less than $100, 27% between $100 and $499, 9% between $500 and $999, 9% between $1000 and $2499, and 9% more than $2500.

Chart based on 33 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 Transmission and Drivetrain problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Nissan Frontier 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

154-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual RWD

Nissan Frontier in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2012 20000    
20500 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 
24000  

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2007 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed

261-horsepower 4.0L V6 6-speed manual RWD

Nissan Frontier in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 24000    
44000 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

Nissan Frontier in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 42000    
50000 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

Nissan Frontier in Puerto Rico
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 63000    
72000 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

Nissan Frontier in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 118000    
120000 36 Rear Driveshaft U-Joints replaced due to drivetrain vibration at speeds in excess of 55 mph. 
127000  

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2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

265-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Nissan Frontier in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 100000    
111000 1700 they also discovered leaky axle seal 
114000  

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2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

265-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Nissan Frontier in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 91000    
92700 5200 Transmission failed. Shifted rough for a while, had the dealership check it out, couldn't find anything.  
 

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