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Nissan Xterra Problems and Repair Histories

461 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Nissan Xterra. 128 of these members (27.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 246 repairs to Nissan Xterras--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

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

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Nissan Xterra problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Nissan Xterra 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 Xterra repairs by problem area

40% of the Nissan Xterra repairs were to the engine, 18% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 13% to the suspension, 16% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 1% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 246 repairs.

Nissan Xterra repair cost distribution

Of the Nissan Xterra repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 14% cost less than $100, 45% between $100 and $499, 21% between $500 and $999, 13% between $1000 and $2499, and 7% more than $2500.

Chart based on 139 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 Xterra problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Nissan Xterra 4dr SUV

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

Nissan Xterra in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Warranty replacement of two broken lug bolts in right rear wheel. 
1200 New battery, faulty brake pressure sensor which caused ABS and traction control lights to come on 
85000 500 Fuel sending unit was replaced. Nissan has a TSB out for it, and it is known to be an issue with 2005-2008 Xterras. 
122000 224 U joints on front drive shaft were replaced 
127000 2000 New clutch, new flywheel, throwout bearing, and main seal 
142000 0 Replaced IPDM relay under factory recall after the car had experienced several misfires. 
146000  
Nissan Xterra in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 45000    
47000 0 Transfer case leak at rear pinion seal. Repaired and refilled under Powertrain Warranty. 
 

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2006 Nissan Xterra 4dr SUV

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

Nissan Xterra in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
65 Belt tensioner was making noises, replaces tensioner and belt. 
30 Rear hutch struts got weak - replaced with aftermarket. 
66960 80 Replaced blower motor resistor 
 

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2005 Nissan Xterra 4dr SUV

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

Nissan Xterra in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 65000    
66000 1400 Drive shaft and ball bearing replacement.  
 

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2005 Nissan Xterra 4dr SUV

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

Nissan Xterra in New Mexico, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 43000    
48000 750 Stock rear leaf springs too weak and collapsed 
48000 2000 Rear Differential exploded. 4 spider gear M205 differential design flaw. Warranty first refused until Nissan threatened with legal action. Successful repair using a non-Nissan replacement carrier. 
 
Nissan Xterra in Nevada, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 68000    
68000 150 EVAP canister and valve replacement. Addition of EVAP filter kit. Not covered under recall Fuel level float unit replaced. Not covered under recall 
110300 150 Right wheel bearing was failing. I replaced it. 
113000 60 Right bank cam shaft sensor failed. I replaced it. 
118700 145 Other wheel bearing is failing. I replaced it. 
127000 200 One rear axle bearing was failing. I replaced both of them 
135000 70 I replaced the Camshaft position sensor again. After just over 1 1/2 years, it failed again. 
135000 100 I replaced a both front wheel bearing assemblies just over 1 year ago. The front right has already failed. 
Nissan Xterra in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 62000    
63000 5500 Radiator had internal failure causing ATF and anti freeze to mix. Destroyed transmission. Had at dealer at 59k and they said all was fine. Now out of warranty, they said Too Bad. 
81000 0 Also replaced transmission and reimbursed me $5500 for earlier replacements. 
84000 1100 Fuel sending unit failed Front propeller shaft replaced Bad u joints and spline 
112000 1903 Front differential was replaced. 
120000  
Nissan Xterra in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 64000    
65000 577 rear differential cover was leaking, removed, resealed. transmission fluid replaced and oil change done 
72000 0 rumble in transmission at high gears, coolanttrans fluid intermixed. radiator and transmission replaced under recent extended warranty on radiator offered by Nissan. Repairs estimated at $5500 
84000 47 windshield washer tank was cracked and leaking, replaced with part from junkyard 
94000  

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2002 Nissan Xterra 4dr SUV

170-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Nissan Xterra in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 91000    
93000 410 Power Steering Leak. Replaced hoses that connect to resevoir One catalytic converter threw the code, replaced both with aftermarket at muffler shop 
103000 150 headliner was falling down, ordered new cloth for $35 bucks, shop put it in for $100 
107000 100 replaced two power steering hoses repaired a valve cover oil leak by tightening the screws 
120000 250 Replaced Radiator and Thermostat. The upper hose connection broke at the radiator body. 
131000 0 Valve Cover Leaking. Tightened Bolts that were accessible. Rattling sound over bumps. Skid plate bolts were broken off. Drilled out remainder and replaced bolts. 

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