Driveshaft Problems of Nissan Frontier
Nissan Frontier owners have reported 18 problems linked to driveshaft (under the power train category).
#1 - Driveshaft problem of the 2005 Nissan Frontier
The vehicle is a 2005 Nissan Frontier. The VIN of the problem Frontier is 1N6AD07U85_. The drive-shaft pulley broke which broke a belt that disabled power-steering and almost caused an accident when steering became very difficult. There's also a problem with the hood latch loosening that may cause the hood to fly open at high speeds. It was Dec. 7, 2005 when this driveshaft issue happened.
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#2 - Driveshaft problem of the 2004 Nissan Frontier
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Nissan Frontier. When driving from 50- 70 mph vehicle vibrated under the floor board. The dealer replaced the drive shaft, however problem recurred. The dealer moved the shaft 1/4 turn and the same problem recurred. The Nissan manufacturer suggested that this particular make/model does in fact experience this type of problem. The failure date was May 12, 2004.
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#3 - Driveshaft problem of the 2004 Nissan Frontier
2004 Nissan Frontier. Driver was pulling a pickup truck on a tow dolly. Another motorist pointed at the towed vehicle then the driver pulled on the berm and discovered the towed pickup was burning from the underside, fire was put out. The vehicle had an automatic transmission and the driveshaft was not disconnected which appeared to have overheated the transmission, which caused the fire. Ohio traffic crash report 10-0598-90. This issue happened on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008.
#4 - Driveshaft problem of the 2002 Nissan Frontier
The car involved was a 2002 Nissan Frontier. The VIN of this vehicle is 1N6DD26S92_. Entire vehicle vibrates at various speeds, vibration coming from under seat area of cab source is probably center carrier bearing of drive shaft. Dealer replaced driveshaft at 156miles after confirming problem on test drive. But still has vibration dealer made another attempt at repair then on third time in shop said it was normal. I filed under FL lemon law and manufacturer replaced all 4 tires. But truck still has vibration, it is now much more severe at 13000 miles and I aam still pursuing repurchase under FL lemon law. I think you should investigate this defect as I have first hand knowledge of another truck where the carrier failed such that the repairing dealer told the owner that he shouldnt drive his truck until the bearing was replaced because it could cause an accident. His truck was repurchased by Nissan. This driveshaft problem happened on Dec. 8, 2001.
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#5 - Driveshaft problem of the 2001 Nissan Frontier
The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Nissan Frontier. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1N6ED27TX1_. No summary listed for above vehicle. This problem occurred on Jul. 3, 2001.
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#6 - Driveshaft problem of the 2000 Nissan Frontier
The car was a 2000 Nissan Frontier. The VIN of the problem Frontier is 1N6ED27Y4Y_. No summary listed for above vehicle. This problem occurred on Fri., Jul. 21, 2000.
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#7 - Driveshaft problem of the 2000 Nissan Frontier
The vehicle is a 2000 Nissan Frontier. I was on yahoo. Com in a club for the specific vehicle I have and alot of other owners advised for everyone check their driveshaft carrier bearing to see what typy everyone had, whether it be a solid type or the 3 prong type. The 3 prong type was what went bad on the vehicle, the bottom rubber prong would pop out of the metal casing enclosing the bearing; therefore causing the driveshaft to shift and come out of place. I have had this vehicle for a little over 35 days now. I took it into my dealer and they verified it was bad and had to order another driveshaft simply due to this driveshaft carrier bearing. I believe the new 2001 Nissan Frontier is coming with a one piece driveshaft, unlike the 200 with a two piece driveshaft. I believe that the one piece would rectify this problem, because another owner has had to have three driveshafts now and the problem is still occuring. The one piece I feel would "fix" the problem we owners are having. This driveshaft issue occurred 08/05/2000.
#8 - Driveshaft problem of the 2000 Nissan Frontier
The car is a 2000 Nissan Frontier. The VIN of this vehicle is 1N6ED27Y2Y_. This has been an ongoing problem with multiple Frontier owners. Replacement part "fix" Nissan provides is also known to fail. No safety defect listed in summary. It was Friday, Jul. 7, 2000 when this driveshaft issue happened.
#9 - Driveshaft problem of the 2000 Nissan Frontier
The car involved was a 2000 Nissan Frontier. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1N6ED27Y3Y_. No summary listed for above vehicle. This driveshaft issue occurred Thursday, August 10, 2000.
#10 - Driveshaft problem of the 2000 Nissan Frontier
The vehicle involved is a 2000 Nissan Frontier. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1N6ED27Y0Y_. Severe vibration during acceleration or while pulling a load. This driveshaft problem happened on Mar. 10, 2001.
#11 - Driveshaft problem of the 2000 Nissan Frontier
The car is a 2000 Nissan Frontier. Since ownership of vehicle consumer states he felt there was something wrong with steering wheel, as he was driving home he let the steering wheel go and suddenly the vehicle was pulling to the right almost causing an accident, consumer took vehicle into dealership to be inspected and dropped it off when he returned to pick vehicle up and drove away consumer states he almost hit a curb so vehicle was returned and consumer waited for vehicle and was told by dealership they could not find the problem, consumer requested that mechanic take a test drive with him, mechanic did see what it was and told consumer that was normal, however dealership did perform a wheel alignment and 2 weeks later the vehicle was pulling again, consumer took vehicle to another dealership and another wheel alignment was performed, consumer also states driveshaft has rusted. This problem occurred on Tue., Mar. 27, 2001.
#12 - Driveshaft problem of the 2000 Nissan Frontier
The car was a 2000 Nissan Frontier. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1N6ED26YXY_. Carrier bearing at the center support failed. Truck started vibrating after the failure. Dealer replaced the bearing but the vibration got worse. Dealer replace the whole drive shaft. I have noticed the same troubles reported many times from different Frontier owner. Now asking Nissan customer affair to clarify the cause of failure. 2001 model does not have a carrier bearing. I discussed possiblity of defective design on 1998-2000 model because of this Nissan's correction effort. Carrier bearing failure will end up with the drive shaft to fail, which may cause a fatal accident. I believe this needs to be corrected under recall. This driveshaft problem happened on 05/17/01.
#13 - Driveshaft problem of the 2000 Nissan Frontier
The car involved is a 2000 Nissan Frontier. The VIN of this vehicle was 1N6ED27Y2Y_. Nissan technical service bulletin ntb00-025 - March 10, 2000. No safety defect listed. It was Jul. 10, 2001 when this driveshaft issue happened.
#14 - Driveshaft problem of the 2000 Nissan Frontier
The car involved is a 2000 Nissan Frontier. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1N6ED27Y0Y_. Problem with driveshaft hanger bearing, involves a two piece drive shaft. Bearing that connects two shafts faulty. Vibration on acceleration becomes worse around 26,000 miles. Failure to replace could cause driveshaft to fall out. After being replace twice bolts holding hanger bearing in place wear and do not hold shaft in place. Rubber surrounding bearing rips and falls apart.
#15 - Driveshaft problem of the 2000 Nissan Frontier
The vehicle involved was a 2000 Nissan Frontier. VIN of the vehicle was 1N6ED27Y2Y_. I have made repeated complaints to victory Nissan in richmond virginia about this vehicle. I have also contacted Nissan directly and they never even addressed the letter I sent them December, 2001. My truck has experienced drive train vibrations since I purchased it at 6900 miles. Despite the dozens of technical bulletins addressing this problem, I have repeatedly been told that nothing can be done to help my vehicle. When the center bearing was finally discovered to be bad, the delearship replaced it and the shimmy I originally had was then magnified to an atrocious harmonic hum. Riding in my truck is liking riding on a washing machine. I have been advised by the dealership not to haul loads or tow as the vibrations would get worse. I have experienced this for myself, and they are much worse when towing. My vehicle in no way serves the purpose for which I purchased it and I have been cast aside and ignored by Nissan since my car was only 11 months old. I am fed up and I think everyone should know what a terrible vehicle this is!. It was Jun. 29, 2001 when this driveshaft issue occurred.
#16 - Driveshaft problem of the 1999 Nissan Frontier
I found this problem after reading about owners of other Nissan Frontiers having the same part fail. When I exaimined the vehicle, I discovered the failure. I know of 9 other Frontiers with similar problems. No safety defect discussed in summary. This driveshaft issue occurred Wed., Jul. 26, 2000.
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#17 - Driveshaft problem of the 1999 Nissan Frontier
The car was a 1999 Nissan Frontier. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1N6ED26YXX_. Odi 726296, second complaint on driveshaft. Had been replaced in July 2000. During routine inspection by consumer noticed that bearing popped out of housing, and was not supporting driveshaft. This driveshaft problem happened on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000.
#18 - Driveshaft problem of the 1999 Nissan Frontier
The car involved was a 1999 Nissan Frontier. The VIN of this Frontier is 1N6ED26YXX_. Nissan na has made no corrective action apart from part replacement. No safety defect listed within summary. This issue happened on Jan. 23, 2001.
Other Power Train related problems of Nissan Frontier:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Power Train problems||43|
|Automatic Transmission problems||32|
|Transmission Failure problems||30|
|Transmission Fluid Leaking problems||14|
|Power Train Driveline problems||12|
|Manual Transmission problems||9|
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||7|
|Differential Unit problems||7|
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||5|
|Clutch Pedal/linkage problems||5|
|Vehicle Shudder problems||4|
|Axle Assembly problems||4|
|Transmission Noise problems||4|
|Automatic Transmission Cooler problems||4|