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Nissan Frontier repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (9%)

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Nissan Frontier transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (18%)

$1000 - $2499 (18%)

$500 - $999 (6%)

$100 - $499 (12%)

< $100 (47%)

Chart based on 17 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Nissan Frontier 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

261-horsepower 4.0L V6 6-speed manual RWD

56000 mi Right rear axle seal was leaking onto emergency brake. 

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2012 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

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

26000 mi

US $99
Manual trans tough to get into gear when cold temps outside. Changed trans oil. No noticeable improvement. This fluid change is also part of the recommended maintenance when the truck is used for towing. (it is) 

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2011 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

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

63000 mi

US $120
Axle seal, a common problem. I "vented" the axle to prevent it from happening again.  

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2011 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

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

88000 mi

US $1500
Rear differential made loud sounds and had to be rebuilt 
40300 mi

US $100
Rear differential seal seeping fluid. 

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2007 Nissan Frontier 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

154-horsepower 2.5L I4 5-speed manual RWD

20300 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

43800 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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2006 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

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

46180 mi

C $1386
Replaced transmission pan and bolts due to corrosion, $359. 

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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

40500.0 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 
59950.0 mi

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

93000.0 mi

US $5200
Transmission went out. Failed because transmission cooler leaked fluid into transmission. Transmission failed. Shifted rough for a while, had the dealership check it out, couldn't find anything.  

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2005 Nissan Frontier 4dr Crew Cab 5ft bed

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

178300 mi

US $2800
Transmission was slipping, needed full rebuild 

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