With newfound power under the hood, a more refined suspension underneath and more passenger space inside, Nissan addresses all the shortcomings of the previous Xterra without taking away any of the appealing attitude that made it a hit in the first place.
by silentrick on Jul 26, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Xterra SE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I have been pretty pleased overall with my 2005 Xterra. I have over 140,000 miles on it and I'm just now experiencing major issues with it. I've had recurring issues with the O2 sensors going out more than once and now I need a new catalytic converter. I wasn't aware of the transmission and radiator issues on the 2005 models until I read this post. As it turns out, I too have an issue with a cracked radiator leaking into my tranny and now I need to replace both. I thought it could have been due to a minor fender bender a few months back but now I'm not so sure, especially because I was hit in the rear.
Seems like I got lucky to have made it as far as I did on mine.
by sparrow1257 on Jan 31, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Xterra SE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I love the car but will never purchase another Nissan.
I bought the car new and starting at 15k miles the repairs started and never ended:
tensioned assembly replaced three times, all brake assemblies replaced at 25k miles, transmission and radiator replaced due to fluid peeking into the transmission, cracked transfer case, bad veil and oil sending units, abs assembly on the driver side completely failed, coolant leaking onto passenger side firewall.
Fortunately I purchased the 100k extended.
I have 105k miles on the car.
My total out of pocket for the past year would have been $18k if not for the warranty!!
That is a new car!
Nissan also damaged car during repairs and refused to pay.
by cindy0710 on Jul 12, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Xterra SE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I, too, have experienced the faulty radiator leaking into the transmission and ruining it...I have 109000 miles so it is beyond the 80000 mile warranty and nissan wants thousands to fix it....acknowledging that the faulty radiator caused the problem, not wear, tear, etc.....so now they want me to pay the hefty bill for a new radiator and transmission for a defect in the automobile....Shame on Nissan for not recalling and fixing this problem