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2005 Nissan Xterra Transmission Problems

68 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Nissan Xterra. 16 of these members (23.5%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 28 transmission repairs to 2005 Nissan Xterras--an average of 0.4 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 2005 Nissan Xterra problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of 2005 Nissan Xterra repairs by problem area

Chart based on 82 repairs.

2005 Nissan Xterra transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 23 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2005 Nissan Xterra 4dr SUV

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

113460 mi C $441 Noticed vibration at speed and repetitive clunky noise not related to engine RPM as vehicle coasted to a stop. Dealer diagnosed and replaced worn U-joint on front prop shaft of driveshaft. 
66000 US $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

120000 mi US $400 Both front u-joints replaced because of significant vibration between 40-60 mph. 
140000   Transmission solenoid replaced. Vehicle would not shift into any gears other than 4 or 5 
141000   U joint and drive shaft replaced 
143000   Another driveshaft replaced 
96300 US $200 Replaced u-joint on rear driveshaft 
67000 US $1600 complete transmission failure, caused by failure of cooling system, that backflowed and corroded the transmission 
67000 US $300 Ujoints on the front drive shaft went out. 
57000 US $350 Rear axle seal on drivers side of vehicle had started leaking. Replaced axle seal. 
65000 US $577 rear differential cover was leaking, removed, resealed. transmission fluid replaced and oil change done 
72000   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 
48000 US $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. 
63000 US $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   Also replaced transmission and reimbursed me $5500 for earlier replacements. 
84000   Front propeller shaft replaced Bad u joints and spline 
112000   Front differential was replaced. 

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