Engine Cooling System Problems of Nissan Xterra
Nissan Xterra owners have reported 45 problems linked to engine cooling system (under the engine and engine cooling category).
#1 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2007 Nissan Xterra
The vehicle involved is a 2007 Nissan Xterra. The VIN of this Xterra is 5N1AN08U47_. The transmission/cooling system has a manufacturer defect and should be recalled. It was June 7, 2013 when this engine cooling system issue occurred.
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#2 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2008 Nissan Xterra
The VIN of this Xterra is 5N1AN08W38_. The vehicle involved is a 2008 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that the vehicle shifted out of gear independently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for a diagnostics, who stated that there was a cooling fluid leak and a transmission fluid leak, which caused contamination of the transmission. The failure was reported to the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 82,000. The current mileage was 83,000. The failure date was April 7, 2013.
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#3 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2006 Nissan Xterra
The vehicle involved was a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 5N1AN08W16_. Transmission fluid leaked into the cooling system requiring the complete replacement of both major components. Total cost of the work was over $5000 after checking with numerous repair facilities. Apparently this is a known issue as every repair shop I talked to said this is an extremely common problem and that every customer has complained about Nissan's response. This issue happened on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.
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#4 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2008 Nissan Xterra
The car was a 2008 Nissan Xterra. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is CAR NOT AV_. The cooling system is contaminated w/oily substance, transmission fluid. Trans. Is making loud noises, jumps out of gear @ hwy speeds, drive train making a 'rumbly' grinding sound, car dangerously pulls down very quickly to much lower speed when pressure released from accelerator. It was 02/09/2011 when this engine cooling system issue occurred.
#5 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2006 Nissan Xterra
The owner has a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 10v517000 (engine and engine cooling). Two days later, the vehicle staled while being driven at 45 mph. The contact also stated that on another occasion, both headlights failed to illuminate while driving. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic. The mechanic stated that the ecm failed and needed to be replaced for a second time. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 8,302 and the current mileage was 8,350. It was 05/04/2012 when this engine cooling system issue occurred.
#6 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2006 Nissan Xterra
The VIN of the problem Xterra is 5N1AN08U36_. The owner has a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact restarted the vehicle and took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The dealer advised that that there was a recall for the electronic control module (ecm) relay under NHTSA campaign id number 10v517000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was repaired under the recall and a few days later, the catalytic converter failed. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where they informed the contact that the cause of the catalytic converter failure was due to the ecm relay failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and they offered to pay a percentage of the costs for repair. The failure mileage was 79,000. This problem occurred on Fri., Mar. 9, 2012.
#7 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2005 Nissan Xterra
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Nissan Xterra. The VIN of the problem Xterra is 5N1AN08U45_. Transmission failed due to a a known defect in the Nissan cooling system for 2005 Xterra's - this defect allows anti freeze to leak into transmission and cause failure. This issue happened on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011.
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#8 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2005 Nissan Xterra
The car involved was a 2005 Nissan Xterra. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 5N1AN08W65_. Faulty radiator leaked antifreeze into transmission which rendered the transmission useless. It was 08/01/11 when this engine cooling system issue occurred.
#9 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2005 Nissan Xterra
The car involved was a 2005 Nissan Xterra. Car overheating, wouldn't run on highway, jerking, couldn't catch speed, radiator blew due to coolant problem which went into transmission needing new transmission. Holding up traffic, had to keep my hazards on. Extremely dangerous driving conditions. Radiator reimbursed by Nissan but wouldn't pay for transmission despite clear documentation that it was due to a recall. Had to pull over several times on highway to get out of harms way. This engine cooling system issue occurred Wed., Sep. 15, 2010.
#10 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2005 Nissan Xterra
2005 Nissan Xterra- routine maintenance found radiator full of transmission fluid. Transmission approx one quart low. Defective radiator known by Nissan for some time now. Only extended warrantee to 80,000 milesfrom what I learned. My car has 90,000 miles. Received no notice or warning prior. Numerous owners complained. Some required transmission change costing thousands of dollars. In 2010 I bought another Nissan, frontier, it has the same radiator apparently. If I would have known earlier, I would have never purchased another Nissan. Why is there no recall on these Nissans, 2005 and sebsequent? it is costing taxpayers millions out of pocket. I was lucky, I was spared a transmission change. I had the transmission fliud cooler in the radiator disabled and I installed a separate transmission cooler in stead. It did cost me a loss of my road trip vacation though. It was Jun. 24, 2011 when this engine cooling system issue occurred.
#11 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2005 Nissan Xterra
The VIN of the car is 5N1AN08W35_. My 2005 Nissan Xterra suddenly developed a lack of acceleration nearly causing an accident at a stop sign. When taken to my mechanic I was told that the trouble code indicated the tcm and or the front brake solenoid, both of which are in the transmission and they would cost at least $2000 to fix. The dealer would not talk to me or return my calls after letting me know that a fix would cost @$5000+ I cannot afford to replace this and after finding that it happens with nearly all 05 Xterras I will not. This engine cooling system problem happened on June 21, 2011.
#12 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2005 Nissan Xterra
In September, 2010 I was driving my 2005 Nissan Xterra at 55 mph on a two lane highway when it the temperature spiked overheating the engine after pulling over and checking it I discovered I had transmission fluid in the radiator. Come to find out there is a known defect on 2005 thru 2010 Nissan Xterra's, pathfinders, and frontier's in which the radiators internally leak water into the automatic transmissions and causes the violent shaking at high speeds. Nissan is aware of the issue and has only chosen to extend the warrantee on the radiators and not recall the vehicles. In fact the letter sent to the consumers doesn't even reference the transmission (in which it destroys). While my family and I were not hurt, it was a close call and could have easily been worse at the speed I was going and the effect the failure has on the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a garage and the radiator replaced and transimision flushed. While servicing my vehicle the mechanic discovered that the engine head had cracked. I incurred over 2,400 dollars in repairs. . . Using a used replacement engine. Nissan corporation after 9 weeks of waiting has informed me that they have opted not to assist in the repair of the vehicle nor provide reimbursment. On June 23, 2011, my transmission began to fail. This issue happened on Friday, September 17, 2010.
#13 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2005 Nissan Xterra
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Nissan Xterra. The car began to have a shaking feeling like you were driving over a rumble strip about 4 months ago. We took the car to dealer and they determined we had the issue that Nissan had reported may happen where the radiator fails and coolant gets into the transmission. The dealer said the entire cooling system and transmission would have to be replaced and the cost would be $6500. 00. Nissan had sent us a letter last year stating they had extended the warranty on the radiator and all of its corresponding parts to 80,000 miles/96 months. Our vehicle has 94,000 miles on it. I called Nissan and they said they would do nothing. We are currently fixing part of the problem by fixing the radiator and flushing the transmission. When we have more funding we will have the transmission rebuilt because we cannot afford to purchase the new transmission. This engine cooling system issue occurred 02/16/11.
#14 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2005 Nissan Xterra
The car is a 2005 Nissan Xterra. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 5N1AN08W45_. Radiator failed and leaked into transmission and problems with fuel system. Truck shook and would not speed up going on to highway. Family almost got hit by truck. It was Jun. 10, 2011 when this engine cooling system issue happened.
#15 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2007 Nissan Xterra
The VIN of the car is 5N1AN08W87_. 2007 Nissan Xterra radiator failed mixed anti-freeze with transmission fluid, transmission stopped working in middle of dangerous intersection no warning! $5000. 00 to repair. Nissan and dealer say that there is nothing being done by Nissan to fix problem. It was May. 4, 2010 when this engine cooling system issue happened.
#16 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2007 Nissan Xterra
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 5N1AN08W07_. I have a 2007 Nissan Xterra brought used @ carmax of white marsh MD. I have had the car for 3yrs now and have had its regular check and routine oil change. In November the car started with this strange and load noise. I had new tierd replaced and took it back to the place to see if that was the problem, after persistence and taking the car back because it would skip and pull. The autoshop did a diagnostic testing. It was discovered that the radiator fluid was leaking into the transmission causing the car to loose some power along with the header not working either. I called Nissan and told them the problem. Well they sent me a letter telling me about an internal memo they had regarding this same issue. I was advised to take it to a Nissan dealer to see if in fact that was the case. I did and it was I spoke to someone in their consumer affairs department who explained that because my car was over the extended warranty amount that hey had increased it to I would have to pay a deductible out of pocket. . . . Here is my major problem the warranty was extended to 80,000 miles my car has 93,000 mile. They will replace the radiator if I pay a deductible od $1000. 00. . Why should I pay for a manufacture error. ? please someone help me I can not afford to drive this car or pay such high deductible. Nissan needs to pay for the entire repair. . . . I have not gotten it fixed because they want me to pay $1000. 00. Which I do not have. This issue happened on Friday, November 19, 2010.
#17 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2007 Nissan Xterra
The car involved is a 2007 Nissan Xterra. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 5N1AN08W97_. Noticed that the vehicle was shifting hard especially in overdrive. Soon after the vehicle overheated on 4/4/11. Added coolant to get to garage. Upon inspection found that there was coolant in the transmission. Had it towed to the dealer and they confirmed that there was a crack in the transmission cooler and it put coolant into the transmission. The radiator and transmission needed to be replaced at a cost of $7400. I called the dealer I purchased the vehicle from and they told me there was nothing they could do for me it was a Nissan issue. Called Nissan customer support filed a complaint. After reviewing my complaint they told me there was nothing they could do for me. Searched on line and found that there are many Nissan's from 2005 -2007 with this failure. Nissan is ignoring the issue. Contacted the attorney genneral's office and they are investigating. The vehicle is currently at a Nissan dealership and has been since 4/5/11. We feel that the vehicle is unsafe to drive. It was 04/04/2011 when this engine cooling system issue occurred.
#18 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2006 Nissan Xterra
The VIN of this Xterra is 5N1AN08WX6_. Consumer owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that he has taken his vehicle to the dealer four times or more regarding the air conditioner not working. When the a/c was activated in April of 2006, hot air blew out. He took the vehicle to the dealer who stated that the a/c system was never charged. The dealer charged the system and stated that it should work. On may 9, 2006, at 2,128 miles, the contact returned to the dealer because the ipdm controller was not allowing the a/c to remain on cycle and cool the vehicle. On June 19, 2006, the a/c was not producing enough cold air and the vehicle was taken to the dealer once again. The dealer stated that there was minor engine failure. Two seals were replaced for the high and low side from the previous visit because they were not placed back on during the previous visit. On July 17, 2007, at 10,753 miles, the compressor was short cycling and shutting on and off too quickly. The dealer discovered that the system was a half pint low on refrigerant and they replaced the o-ring. The contact believes there is a leak, but the dealer stated that there was not. The current mileage is 10,760 and failure mileage was 1,577. The consumer provided repair invoices pertaining to the defect and also legal documentation in reference to the incident. Updated 09/05/07. This engine cooling system problem happened on Apr. 21, 2006.
#19 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2006 Nissan Xterra
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 5N1AN08W26_. I bought a new Nissan Xterra from sloane Nissan in 2006, after 70+ miles, the car vibrates at around 40mph while shifting automatic gear (I did not know why it was vibrating). Finally aft 80+ miles, I took it to the dealer to only find out that the radiator blew the transmission. That is a shame, I just finished paying for the car and now I have to spend more money to fix it. It seems to be a very common problem with Nissan Xterra, pathfinder & frontier. The radiator is junk and needs to be recalled. This engine cooling system issue occurred 01/12/2010.
#20 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2006 Nissan Xterra
1: 2006 Nissan Xterra started having shifting problems and started leaking milky rainbow colored oil. 2: happens in first gear all the time now. Took it in to shop when it started. 3: repair shop said it needs a new transmission because radiator has leaked into the transmission. $7000. Got a quote for $5700 and will be taking it there tomorrow. This engine cooling system issue occurred 06/07/10.
#21 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2006 Nissan Xterra
2006 Nissan Xterra. Consumer complaint against manufacturer regarding faulty radiators the consumer stated the transmission cooler is inside the radiator and it is leaking, allowing anti-freeze to enter the transmission and vice versa. When the anti-freeze leaked into the transmission fluid, it destroyed the cooling system and consequently the radiator and transmission needs to be replaced. This engine cooling system problem happened on Jan. 1, 1901.
#22 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2006 Nissan Xterra
2006 Nissan Xterra. Consumer states dealer has not properly repaired vehicle the consumer stated at 58,000 miles, the radiator began leaking coolant into the transmission. The transmission was replaced under warranty and the radiator was replaced as a goodwill gesture. A year later, the same thing happened again, but this time there was no warranty. Nissan corp. Was not willing to pay for the repairs. Updated 10/22/jb. It was 05/01/2009 when this engine cooling system issue happened.
#23 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2006 Nissan Xterra
The car involved is a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The VIN of the car is 5N1AN08U76_. I have a 2006 Xterra that the radiator leaked into my transmission. The only solution from the Nissan dealership was to get a new transmission ($5500), rebuild or trade vehicles. Apparently this is a widespread problem that Nissan is aware of but won't do anything about. They should have issued a recall on this so this problem could have possibly been avoided. This problem occurred on Monday, May 9, 2011.
#24 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2006 Nissan Xterra
The car involved was a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The VIN of this Xterra is 5N1AN08U06_. My 2006 Nissan x-terra transmission and radiator failed radiator cooling lines for transmission failed and leaked into transmission causing complete failure of transmission. $4,000 to repair. It was 05/12/2011 when this engine cooling system issue happened.
#25 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2005 Nissan Xterra
The vehicle involved is a 2005 Nissan Xterra. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 5N1AN08W95_. Internal radiator failure that led to a transmission failure in the middle of the highway. I had the radiator replaced at a cost of $1,300. 00 by the Nissan dealer where they assured me that the transmission was fine. A month later I paid $5,000. 00 to aamco to have the entire transmission rebuilt. This has happened to countless 2005 pathfinders and Xterras. Nissan will not provide financial assistance or make a recall. Nissan needs to be held responsible!. This engine cooling system problem happened on Jul. 9, 2009.
#26 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2005 Nissan Xterra
The car is a 2005 Nissan Xterra. 2005 thru 2007 nissa Xterras and pathfinders made in these model years have a defective radiator. The transmission line corrodes and coolant leaks into the transmission line and contaminates the transmission. Repairs have to made to the radiator, transmission and all associated lines. This problem occurred on Mon., Mar. 1, 2010.
#27 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2005 Nissan Xterra
The car was a 2005 Nissan Xterra. The VIN of this Xterra is 5N1AN08W75_. 1. Vibrations coming from rear of car at 35 mph. Vibration get worst when accelerating to 40 mph, shifts hard,rpm's increase then decrease(jumps all over the place). Occurs all the time. Faulty lines between coolant system and transmission. Coolant mixed with tranny fluid. Replaced, radiator,flushed engine, flushed tranny 2 times. Installed external transmission cooler and bypassed radiator, so this wont happen again, my have to replace transmission in future because of the damage done to it by the coolant mixing with tranny fluid. Out of pocket expense $1463. 12 parts and labor at a local Nissan dealer. I was told that this is a common problem with Nissan 4x4 vehicles. This should be a recall. And if my transmission goes I feel that Nissan should replace it free of charge. The failure date was Sunday, April 4, 2010.
#28 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2005 Nissan Xterra
I have a 2005 Nissan Xterra. The transmission had vibration intermittently. Transmission finally went out due to a faulty radiator. This vehicle is equipped with two coolers one air and one water cooled. I have read of many complaints for this. Nissan knows of the problem and should recall it. I bought this vehicle used from pat peck Nissan with a warranty. At 6mos I received a letter that the warranty was not valid on this vehicle and they reimbursed the cost of the warranty. I feel that they knew this was a problem. The failure date was 05/03/10.
#29 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2005 Nissan Xterra
The car involved is a 2005 Nissan Xterra. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 5N1AN08W25_. Faulty radiator leads to transmission failure Nissan has know of this problem and done nothing about it cost of repair 5000 to 6000 many 2005 Nissan Xterra and pathfinders owners I know have had this problem please help!. This issue happened on 06/16/2010.
#30 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2005 Nissan Xterra
2005 Nissan Xterra with 69000 miles began shuttering every now and again when driving around town. It started getting progressively worse during the next few weeks. Thought it might have been the tire balance and had it checked. Balanced the tires, the shuttering was still there and began to get worse when driving at higher speeds I. E. 60mph. The rear end would shutter very hard to the point where we couldn't drive it any longer. Taking it to the shop revealed that the transmission had radiator fluid in it which was caused by cracked radiator lines leaking into the transmission. The fluid was into all the transmission gears. Come to find out that this is a common problem with Nissans and the only way to get around this problem is to place an external cooler to the transmission. Since the 5yr/60k power train warranty ran out, Nissan has no interest in assisting a well known problem of theirs. There complaint dept takes the info and places it into a database. Well the damage has already been done to the transmission and had to be replaced and an external cooler was installed which we had to go out of pocket on ($4100. 00). This issue happened on Friday, June 18, 2010.
#31 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2005 Nissan Xterra
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Nissan Xterra. Radiator cooling system for transmission fluid causes malfunction of transmission causing unpredictable shifting and acceleration / deceleration Nissan dealership charging customers over 900 dollars for repairs. . . . . . Knowingly this engineered defect exists with most 2005 Nissan Xterra vehicles. This problem occurred on Monday, Aug. 16, 2010.
#32 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2005 Nissan Xterra
The car involved was a 2005 Nissan Xterra. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 5N1AN08W85_. Problem as described by Nissan service tech: Xterra was towed to us with the concern "my Xterra is slipping, will not go backwards, will not drive in drive, only drive in 3rd, hooked up to computer and came up p1716". We confirmed the car would not move in reverse, as it was towed in and parked so that backing up was the only option. The code p1716 is related to the transmission turbine circuit not functioning properly. Upon further diagnosis, we removed the radiator cap to find the radiator filled with the milky combination of coolant and transmission fluid. The radiator is a sub-level radiator, where the top portion is for coolant and the bottom portion is for cooling the transmission fluid. The radiator cracked internally causing the fluids to mix. The transmission and radiator need to be replaced to rectify the problems. New transmission is $3215. 71 with the estimated arrival date of Tuesday, September 21. The new radiator is $538, currently in stock. The labor estimate is $1442. 70. The estimated completion of work is Wednesday, September 22, with estimated total bill coming to $5560. 16 tax included. It was Wednesday, September 15, 2010 when this engine cooling system issue occurred.
#33 - Engine Cooling System problem of the 2005 Nissan Xterra
Beginning summer 2010 2005 Nissan Xterra (purchased new in 2005) began making rumbling noise (as if going over rumble strips) while driving. Incident occurred frequently at differing speeds for the next several months. No other problems were evident at that time. In November 2010 while driving on freeway vehicle began overheating, blowing hot air through air conditioner, and registering hot on gauge. Vehicle was immediately taken to local mechanic who was unable to determine problem. The next day vehicle was taken to dealership where car was purchased and told that the transmission needed to be replaced due to radiator fluid leak. After research and finding that this is a common occurrence the owner decided not to have the vehicle fixed at her expense and is not driving the vehicle until an agreement is made with Nissan. While there were no injuries or accidents in this incidence research shows that there have been numerous reports of transmission failures in traffic either causing or almost causing accidents. Nissan's failure to alert 05 Xterra owners of this problem that they are well aware of is negligence and risks health and safety. Further, it can be found that the problem cannot be fixed by simply replacing the original parts as the parts and design were defective to begin with. Research has shown that after being "fixed" by the dealership the problem has occurred again. It was 11/15/10 when this engine cooling system issue happened.
Other Engine And Engine Cooling related problems of Nissan Xterra:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Engine Cooling System problems||45|
|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||28|
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||21|
|Check Engine Light On problems||11|
|Car Stall problems||9|
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||9|
|Engine Exhaust System problems||8|
|Service Engine Light On problems||7|
|Timing Tensioner problems||5|
|Coolant Leaking problems||5|
|Engine Stall problems||5|
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||4|
|Gasoline Engine problems||4|
|Emission Control problems||4|