Nissan Frontier owners have reported 9 problems related to manual transmission (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Nissan Frontier based on all problems reported for the Frontier.
2006 Nissan Frontier manual shift 5 speed 4 cylinder - clutch assembly went bad at 34,000 miles. Now at 60,000 miles clutch is bad again. Different driver. I have driven a clutch all my adult life (55). Never had this problem before with any other vehicle. Numerous instances in internet forums of similar reports.
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Brakes failure due to rear axle leak . Myself and 10000's others have been having a problem with the rear seals failure due to a faulty air vent that clogs and hot air will build up and the seals will fail and the oil get all over the rear brakes causes the brakes to fail.
Within a few months of purchasing my 2007 Nissan Frontier, I noticed a disturbing grinding noise coming from behind my dash board. When I brought this to the attention of my dealership, they informed me that if they could not replicate this noise at the time, there was nothing that could be done. Afterwards, the noise was only more noticeable. I searched the internet for other people with similar problems. It turns out that the noise coming from behind the dashboard was being produced by a defective clutch. I saw at least 5 to 10 of the same exact complaints and their dealings with service that determined the clutch problem. At this time, I was quite worried about the condition of my vehicle. It is very dangerous to have a defective clutch on any car, let alone a 2 plus ton truck. The ramifications are endless: getting stuck on railroad tracks, at an intersection, crashing into another vehicle. . . The dealership would continue to misdiagnose or not diagnose the problem. I made several complaints while the vehicle was under warranty. I provided them with evidence that the vehicle did have a defective clutch and even drove a technician around in the vehicle to reproduce the noise that they did not hear. I was informed that it would be covered under warranty by a service advisor. While they had the vehicle, a different person informed me 2 days later that they inspected the clutch, found it to be worn, and that I was responsible for it. I was able to do nothing except pay for the repair to get my truck back. Nissan informed me that I should sue, because there was nothing they could do. In conclusion, a defect that was noticed at approximately 2,000 miles ended up costing me over $2,000. 00 and potentially my life while the defect was dismissed and misdiagnosed. Being that there are dozens of people with the same problem, I would have assumed that this problem would have been rectified without this much turmoil.
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1999 Nissan Frontier developed a problem with changing gears. The consumer stated soon after purchase, the vehicle began to make a clunking sound and became progressively worse over time.
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1999 Nissan Frontier experiencing a clunking sound when shifting gears on the five speed manual transmission. The transmission also progressivley became more difficult to shift. The consumer complained to the manufacturer through survies but they never replied.
The contact purchased a 2005 Nissan Frontier on 5/18/2005. Shortly thereafter, the transmission popped out of second gear on four occasions. Once on a bumpy road, twice on washboard roads, and once at a traffic light on dry pavement. All roads frequently used by passenger vehicles and traveling at low speeds under 20 mph. Nissan attempted to correct the problem by adding wheel weights to the shifter assembly to dampen the shifter vibration, and then replace the transmission. Both times the contact was able to reproduce the problem on washboard road used by passenger vehicles. Then Nissan gave the contact a 2005 se Frontier off the lot ,and once again the problem recurred. The contact realized that he must be careful when using the second gear. The excessive vibration and popping out of gear will cause abnormal wear and tear. The contact considered this problem dangerous. It never happened while using 4-wheel drive. It could create a dangerous situation depending on the road being traversed, such as exposure to drops and/or the incline on narrow mountain roads. Through a lawyer the contact was told that Nissan would not fix the transmission but would give him $3000 for time and inconvenience. The contact refused, the offer, and insisted that transmission willget worse, and would have to use the $3000 to replace the transmission. Updated 1/4/2006 -.
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Main transmission rod (standard) had to be replaced at 130,000 miles and main throw out bearings had to be replaced at 100,000 miles. Both repairs were costly for a truck that was bought brand new and isnt even paid for yet. Nissan's have a reputation for lasting forever, but I guess we got a bad one.
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Manual transmission bearings have worn out early.
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Recall 98v-064000. When an appointment is made to take the vehicle in for service, the dealer does not have any of the parts to repair/remedy the problem. Dealer cannot tell the consumer when the parts will be available.
See all problems of the 1998 Nissan Frontier.
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|Power Train problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Transmission Fluid Leaking problems||
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||
|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Automatic Transmission Cooler problems||
|Differential Unit problems||
|Power Train Driveline problems||
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||