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2014 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

235-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

20700 mi The truck is idling to low and the car it shaking or rattling you can feel it in the steering and brake peddle worse with ac on ... they would not fix it under warranty they wanted 65 dollars to set the idle up .. I told them i wouldnt pay 

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2014 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

235-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

7300 mi Rattling sound at around 1,750 rpms. Exhaust heat shield tightened down. Problem fixed. 
9000 mi The speedometer consistently misreports vehicle speed by 2-3mph (too slow). 

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2012 Nissan Frontier 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

235-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

17700 mi gas cap fell apart 
46000 mi

US $500
Factory installed leaf springs had flattened out, truck sitting low in back and not handling well. Had aftermarket leaf springs added to existing to fix 

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2012 Nissan Frontier 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

235-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

2300 mi Intermittant High Idle speed when coming to a stop. Engine computor was reflashed and idle speed adjusted. 

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2012 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

235-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

20000 mi

US $100
Clean throttle body to eliminate low idle speed 
26000 mi

US $2200
Clutch was worn out. 

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2012 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

235-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

18700 mi one of the main cooling hoses clamp was loose causing the car to overheat on high speeds. They replace the clump and added coolant. 
20000 mi After the same issue came up again (overheating if you pass 60-65mph on the highway) and after staying in the shop for a week the figure out it was the thermostat (defective) and they change it. 
20700 mi Replace water pump 
22500 mi Antifreeze was found in the engine!!They replace the engine with a new one!! 

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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 Extended Cab 6ft bed

235-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed manual RWD

70000 mi

US $1200
Fuel pump sensor and fuel pump 
95000 mi

US $600
AC actuator makes noise for 10 seconds once key is turned on 

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2007 Nissan Frontier 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

235-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

76000 mi Check engine light was on 

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2007 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed

235-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-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. 
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. 
48000 mi Squeaky suspension unable to be repaired (well, dealer "fixed" it for $50 under Nissan CPO warranty, noise returned 1 day later). 

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2007 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed

235-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

44000 mi Faulty fuel sender. Dealer replaced sender under special extended warranty from Nissan. First time problem occurred there was no special warranty from Nissan and owner fix by adding Techron to gas. Symptom was fuel gauge not accurate. 
45000 mi Timing Chain replacement on 4.0L V-6 with automatic tranmission. Covered under powertrain warranty. 
59000 mi

US $329
Valve covers leaking oil; valve cover gaskets replaced 
62000 mi

US $269
OEM battery leakage at terminal. Corroded terminal and damaged fusable link. Installed new battery, terminal end and fusable link. 
76000 mi

US $300
Corrosion at roof panel weld seam above drivers door. 
86000 mi

US $950
Heater actuator broke and vehicle did not provide heat to the interior. 
95000 mi

US $530
Engine crank position sensor and cam position sensor failure. Removed and replaced. 

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2007 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

235-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-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

235-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

87000 mi

US $670
Replace one bad coil along with all spark plugs. Used aftermarket coil and lower spec spark plugs because dealer markup on factory Nissan coils and the 100K mile plugs was absurd. 
108000 mi

US $10
Cylinder #3 coil failed Seal behind oil cooler leaking...removed oil cooler and replaced seal. 
203700 mi

US $420
REAR PASS WINDOW MOTOR WENT OUT. 
237000 mi Belt wearing. 
239500 mi Heater core leak. 
243300 mi

US $835
Heater core replaced. 
246700 mi

US $467
Gasket for A/C blown. 

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2007 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

235-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-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. 
91760 mi

C $1800
Timing chain guides wore out. Caused a whining sound. 
55000 mi

US $470
The headlights and radio remained on even after the engine was stopped and the ignition key was removed. Accessory relay in ignition system was replaced. Battery checked 5 volts after charging 10 minutes. Later, it checked OK. I am going to take the battery back to Costco for a refund. 
55000 mi Recent problem recurred - battery drained after a couple of days and unit wouldn't start. Same dealer as previously had the vehicle towed, didn't charge anything but couldn't find any problem. I decided to trade this vehicle in. 
55000 mi Vehicle wouldn't start after two trips to dealer. i sold the vehicle. 
66000 mi

US $500
Fuel sending unit failed 

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2006 Nissan Frontier 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

123300 mi

US $97
Driver side window sometimes wouldn't work. I replaced the window regulator, which is actually pretty easy if you get a friend to help. Problem is fixed. 
128000 mi

US $67
Rubber air intake hose was split due to age. The rubber piece is not available separately, so I replaced the entire assemble that consists of the plastic and rubber hoses between the air filter and air flow sensor. 
129000 mi

US $200
Tire pressure monitoring system had at least one failed sensor. (They have non-replaceable batteries that don't last forever). I needed tires and had the shop replace all 4 TPMS sensors at the same time. Sensors were about $50 each. 
133300 mi

US $400
Secondary timing chain tensioners were failing. This is a known problem for the early VQ40 engines. I replaced both secondary tensioners and all 3 chains. Same repair was done under warranty by previous owner at 35k miles in 2008. 

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2006 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

194000 mi

US $400
Replaced bad axle bearings and fluid. One axle shaft had to be replaced. 
197300 mi

US $30
Aftermarket thermostat was not opening far enough. Engine temperature was averaging 230F. Replaced with OEM. Temperature now stays at 202F. 

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2006 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

46180 mi

C $1386
Worn right lower ball joint replaced with MOOG part. Identified during safety inspection, $228. Replaced oil pan and bolts due to corrosion, $405. Replaced transmission pan and bolts due to corrosion, $359. Replaced a defective sensor for the master brake cylinder that had caused the VDC off and SLIP lights to be lite on the dash, $394. 
290000 mi

US $1000
Massive exhaust leak. Dropped a valve. 

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2005 Nissan Frontier

Engine not specified

53300 mi

US $75
Left power window motor died. Worked slowly and saved $95.00 labor charge. 
55000 mi

US $375
Changed spark plugs and PCV valve. Had to remove air intake system to gain access. Found cracked hoses and gaskets. Cop wires came apart during handling and intake gasket was perished. Two days after maintenance a split intake coupler was discovered. A 4 inch piece or rubber hose was letting air into throttle body. Nissan wanted 74 dollars for whole intake assy. Won't sell just the coupler for 12 bucks. Ordered online $22 

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2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

120000 mi Rear Driveshaft U-Joints replaced due to drivetrain vibration at speeds in excess of 55 mph. 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

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-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. 
111000 mi

US $1700
catalytic converter failed, engine light came on. independent shop had a tough time with repair because manifold bolts sheared off.  they also discovered leaky axle seal 
73000 mi

US $140
Takes 2 or 3 attempts to start (cranks but doesn't fire) when hot outside, and truck has sat more than 15 minutes. Was intermittent, now every day, and cannot figure out problem. 

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2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

75300 mi

US $998
I'm upset with the Nissan dealer who in July told me I could safely defer repair of "warped rotors" and brake pads until my next oil change. NOT! When they did the work, they had to turn the rotors, replace the calipers too-very expensive 
84700 mi

US $600
emergency brake refurb. 
93300 mi

US $1100
~90,000 service revealed problems with brakes and emission controls. Repaired the brakes including the parking brake (big expense).  Deferred the emissions control issue for later. 
98000 mi

US $1000
Replaced cracked windshield and repaired rusted trim to prevent rust-through. 

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2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-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

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

56000 mi

US $70
Squeaky engine. Replaced serpentine belt and tensioner. 
70300 mi

US $400
Erratic fuel gauge behavior. Common problem with fuel sending unit. My truck was outside of special warranty extension on this part when the problem occurred. 
71000 mi Erratic fuel gauge behavior. Common problem with fuel sending unit. 
110700 mi

US $470
Both outer tie rod ends replaced 
115000 mi

US $700
thermostat, hoses, transmission flush 
132000 mi

US $600
replaced both front wheel bearings 
178000 mi

US $600
Bad rear wheel speed sensor, disabled ABS system and the 4WD. 
178700 mi

US $2800
Transmission was slipping, needed full rebuild Truck was misfiring badly on acceleration and climbing hills, check engine light indicated the crank position sensor was bad. New sensor fixed the problem. 
81700 mi

US $125
Engine light on, E-vac system repaired for second time. First time in April or May. 

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