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Automatic Transmission Problems of Nissan Frontier



Nissan Frontier owners have reported 33 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category).

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Nissan Frontier 1
Failure Date: 07/16/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnose that the radiator housing fractured which caused the radiator fluid to penetrate the transmission. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 125,000.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Nissan Frontier 2
Failure Date: 04/02/2012

2005 Nissan Frontier. Consumer writes in regards to malfunction in the radiator leaking, that resulted in completely damaging the vehicle's transmission.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Nissan Frontier 3
Failure Date: 08/15/2011

Dear sir or MA'am; I have a Nissan Frontier 2005 v^ 4. 0l engine nismo 4x4 model. It has 91k miles in it and have recently been experiencing sluggishness and a "thud" while in low power (automatic transmission). So I have been reading forums and online sites to get an idea of what the source of the problem maybe. Mechanics and auto part stores have diagnosed it as an issue with the transmission brake control valve (internal). My trucks discrepancy might be isolated but what concerns me goes not only for my vehicle but also and more for all these consumers who have reported problems with their radiation+transmission. They have spent money and it seems from their comments Nissan dealerships and company have not been able to help or address a known issue (it sounds like a cover-up--hopefully the consumers are accurate in their description). What further concerns me is that they seem to be stuck with their situation and unable to go further. One consumer contacted a local tv stations consumer affairs section and got help. So it seems that what these consumers need is backing from a legitimate institution or agency. If the dealership/company will not listen to their costumers and address the issue (which I believe is a safety issue), perhaps we can get your (NHTSA) help. I propose that NHTSA pls look into this mechanical safety concern and look into possibility of poor materials/manufacturing of some of the Nissan Frontier components. Appreciate your response on this matter. . Read more...

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Nissan Frontier 4
Failure Date: 08/01/2011

Gradual failure of transmission due to ruptured transmission cooler inside radiator allowing coolant into transmission fluid. Symptom started as small vibration and numerous service attempts could not identify problem. Had transmission flushed and service center did not mention any discoloration of fluid or other problem. Had radiator drained and flushed and thermostat replaced,service center did not cite any discoloration of fluid. Transmission now bucks heavily and web research uncovered the problem with similiar make and model vehicle.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Nissan Frontier 5
Failure Date: 07/20/2011

Driving my nissian Frontier, experienced emmission lights. Replace one catalyic converter. Just after 80, 000 the second one goes, and I have to replace it. Then the transmission stops shifting. The radiator rots and coolant contaminates the transmission, and both are shot. There are thousands of people with the same problem, and Nissan is not recalling it, and if it is over 80 thousand they do not cover it, even though it is a bad design and know to Nissan. They extended the radiator coverage, but only to 80 thousand miles. Most failures are just over that mileage.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Nissan Frontier 6
Failure Date: 05/10/2011

The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated the radiator was cracked causing the anti freeze to spill into the transmission which ruined the transmission. The dealer stated they had to replace the transmission for $7,000. There were no recalls or warranties related to the failure. The manufacturer was reviewing the case and will get notify the contact of the findings. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 91,000.


car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Nissan Frontier 7
Failure Date: 05/01/2011

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that the transmission shifted into limp mode and the vehicle failed to respond when the accelerator pedal was engaged. A local mechanic diagnosed that the radiator and transmission needed to be replaced. The dealer and manufacturer were notified, but denied any assistance. The failure and current mileage was 50,000.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Nissan Frontier 8
Failure Date: 04/15/2011

Vibration occurred while shifting. Took to dealership pf which they stated problem related to engine coolant getting mixed with transmission oil due to failed cooler inside radiator. Costs for rebuilding transmission over $6,000this is obviously a manufacturing or design defect, nothing to do with normal wear and tear. Nissan will not reimburse the repair.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Nissan Frontier 9
Failure Date: 01/13/2011

On 01-13-2011 I was driving my 2007 Nissan Frontier pick up on PA sr 92s. Between nicholson and tunkhannock abs and slip warning lights came on. I called my Nissan dealer immediately, explained the problem and dificulties I had handling the vehicle on the snow covered road. I was told that earliest appointment I could get was 01-20-2011. On my way back, when I drove on another snowy road I applied 4x4 system but it failed to engage. Now the abs, slip and 4x4 did not work and I had hard times to make it safely home. I called the dealer again a was again told that I could get it fixed on 01-20-2011. I decided to report this problem and I hope that your investigation of my complain will make driving, especially winter driving of Nissan vehicles safer.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Nissan Frontier 10
Failure Date: 12/04/2010

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. While stopped at a light, the contact tried to apply pressure to the accelerator peddle but the vehicle would not accelerate. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the contact was informed that there was a leak in the radiator which damaged the transmission. The technician stated the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure was 100,000.


 
car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Nissan Frontier 11
Failure Date: 12/04/2010

The contact owns a 2000 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that the gear shift selector does not work properly, similar to NHTSA campaign id number: 00v288000 (power train: automatic transmission). Both the dealer and manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The current and failure mileages were approximately 152,000.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Nissan Frontier 12
Failure Date: 06/25/2010

Was driving in tennessee on highway 81. I found I was having trouble getting the speed up going to the top of the hills, the next day we found the transmission was a little low and got transmission fluid. Now we are having other problems. We brought it to Nissan to have it tested, and they give us well we'll change the fluid and may be that will help. Or it could be this or that or something else. I'm afraid they are going to nickel and dime me to death.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Nissan Frontier 13
Failure Date: 04/21/2010

The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated when traveling at speeds of at least 45 mph, the vehicle would exhibit unusual shaking and hard vibrations. The dealer advised the coolant was leaking into the transmission and both the transmission and the coolant system would need to be replaced due to cross contamination. The vehicle was no longer being utilized. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileages were 91,000.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Nissan Frontier 14
Failure Date: 03/29/2009

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that fuel gauge did not work and she would have to periodically check the odometer to determine how much fuel was in the tank. She called the dealer and was referred to the manufacturer who advised her to file a complaint with NHTSA. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000. The current mileage was approximately 70,000. Updated 6/1/10 the transmission was not acting properly and the air conditioner was not working. Updated 06/04/10.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Nissan Frontier 15
Failure Date: 02/17/2009

The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that there was an internal leak in the radiator while spilled onto the transmission and caused it to fail. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the transmission and radiator needed to be replaced. The contact called the manufacturer who offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 150,000.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 Nissan Frontier 16
Failure Date: 11/17/2008

Water got into my rear end on a 2003 Frontier crew cab due to a faulty abs seal and ruined the gears. Nissan had a recall on this but said my VIN# was not one of the vehicles recalled even though others of my year, make and model have been and mine had the exact same problem. Nissan said I was on my own and responsible for all repairs.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2005 Nissan Frontier 17
Failure Date: 10/24/2008

I had to have emergency service to the u-joints. Strong vibration under driver seat, afraid to drive any further. Peruzzi Nissan refusing to reimburse a warranty part.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2003 Nissan Frontier 18
Failure Date: 12/20/2007

Nissan murano 2003 has problem with pressure sensor inside transmission. This causes the vehicle to hesitate, 10-15 seconds before you can accelerate. This only started 2 weeks ago and I have 89k miles on it. I almost was stuck by an oncoming vehicle due to the hesitation. There are many more stories like mine on edmunds. Com. Nissan does not acknowledge any problem with the transmission but clearly states that the defect was corrected in the later models. Big safety issue, please look into this ASAP before someone is killed.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Nissan Frontier 19
Failure Date: 09/10/2007

2007 Nissan Frontier automatic - the truck does not downshift automatically when slowing while climbing a slight hill. This began when the truck was new. The truck begins to jerk when slowing just as a manual trans vehicle jerks when driving too slow while in 4th gear. To force the trans to downshift I would press the accelerator pedal a little more. The dealer said it's normal but I have never experienced this event in any vehicle I've driven and does not seem normal to me. Dealer "reprogrammed" transmission- problem still exists--but at different speeds and rpms. The fact there is a repair bulletin indicates Nissan is trying to skirt around the problem by not replacing transmissions.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Nissan Frontier 20
Failure Date: 06/01/2007

First noticeable complaint is the automatic transmission that does not shift back down in lower gear when climbing a hill. It jerks and shakes at that moment. Secondly, the tire pressure sensor does not go off after correcting the tire pressure and keeping it constant. Were told the dealer will have to reset,which they did once and it happened again so for 2 years we have just lived with it, keeping check on tire pressure the old way. Last but definitely not least for this is the cost factor involved, is the alignment cannot be done due to needing to purchase and have installed 4 camber kits! Nissan should have done this already for a $25,000 vehicle!! OH and finally this just happened but the rear passenger power window switch went completely out!.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2007 Nissan Frontier 21
Failure Date: 03/10/2007

2007 Nissan Frontier automatic crewcab (21,000 miles) - the truck does not downshift automatically when slowing while climbing a slight hill. This began when the truck was new. The truck begins to jerk when slowing just as a manual trans vehicle jerks when driving too slow while in 4th gear. To force the trans to downshift I would press the accelerator pedal a little more. The dealer said it's normal but I have never experienced this event in any vehicle I've driven and does not seem normal to me.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Nissan Frontier 22
Failure Date: 07/23/2006

The contact owns a 2000 Nissan Frontier. The contact that after pulling into his driveway at speeds of 5 mph the contact put the vehicle into park an exited the vehicle with the engine still running. The contact returned to the vehicle and while trying to re-enter, was knocked over by the drivers side door. The vehicle then proceeded to roll over the contacts foot, up his leg and crushed the right side of his ribs. The vehicle did not stop and proceed to roll down a small incline and crashed into a nearby tree. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact was rushed to the hospital. The contact stated she was in the process of seeking assistance from the manufacturer. The vehicle was put into storage and the VIN was not available. The current and failure mileages were 62,000. Updated 05/19/10. Updated 07/30/10. Updated 09/23/10.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Nissan Frontier 23
Failure Date: 06/29/2006

Driving at highway speed of 65 mph lost power and vehicle coasted until it would operate in second gear (auto transmission).

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Nissan Frontier 24
Failure Date: 05/02/2006

: the contact stated the vehicle rolled slightly backward while stopped at a light on an incline. The contact's foot was not on the brake and the transmission was in drive. The dealer was contacted and determined this was normal operation for this vehicle. However, the contact owned two other automatic transmission vehicles that did not exhibit this problem.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Nissan Frontier 25
Failure Date: 04/27/2006

Gear shifter in automatic 2004 Nissan Frontier truck can shift into any gear with out the truck running or without keys.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Nissan Frontier 26
Failure Date: 10/30/2004

The truck has been giving me too many problems the transmission has been giving me problems I took it to the dealer they didn't want to fix it they said it wasn't their problem that it was mine from the moment I took it out of the dealer.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Nissan Frontier 27
Failure Date: 03/26/2004

While driving automatic transmission doesn't shift properly from the second to the third gear. Dealer was not notified.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2002 Nissan Frontier 28
Failure Date: 07/26/2002

While vehicle was still running but in park with no warning gears switched to reverse, causing vehicle to slowly roll backwards. Dealer notified.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Nissan Frontier 29
Failure Date: 06/28/1999

Vibration at 30 mph and up.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Nissan Frontier 30
Failure Date: 05/19/1999

Multiple issues with this truck remain unresolved. Please help! dt.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Nissan Frontier 31
Failure Date: 12/30/1998

Vehicle experiencing noise due to missing driveline center support strap and support bearing, vehicle is inoperable at this time due to defect.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1998 Nissan Frontier 32

Seat lever (recall). Clamp on a/c tube (recall). Shifter boot--leaking.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Nissan Frontier 33

Dealer has not addressed problems other that to say they are looking at the problems. Ummary does not list defects.