2006 Nissan Frontier Consumer Review: 2006 Nissan Frontier

2006 Nissan Frontier - Consumer Review

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SE Crew Cab Pickup (4.0L V6 5-speed Automatic 5.0 ft. Bed)

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2006 Nissan Frontier
By aolaniesene on


2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4dr Crew Cab SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


We purchased a Nissan because we believed in it's superior quality.
We believed that we would have a truck that would easily last us 10 years.
However, after just 4 years - and almost nearing to paying off this truck's loan - we experienced what other forums show is a common manufacturer defect.
At high mileages, Frontiers may experience a break in its radiator, causing coolant to mix in with transmission liquid.
Even though we have been excellent Nissan clients, bringing in our Nissan for regular servicing to ensure it lasts long...we've been hit by this defect.
So, the non-reward for taking care of our truck is having recently paid approx. $6k..

Best Features

...for a new radiator & transmission. Beware. Favorite features: Used to be our favorite that this was a Nissan. Our hope and trust in the Nissan brand - because of this experience - has diminished significantly.

Worst Features

We recommend that Nissan take a good long hard look at inspecting & testing their vehicles before selling them on the market. Don't sell a vehicle that consumers think will last a long time, but ends up cutting them short. And please don't offer a recall that applies to vehicles that "may experience a radiator crack @ high mileages," but only allow the recall to apply to vehicles of 80,000miles or less. This is very contradictory & completely not in favor of winning return clientele.
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By woodchucks
on 04/09/11 19:19 PM (PDT)

i agree and for me within 8 months the fly wheel and clutch have gone costing me a lil over 3 k and yes the service engine light is on yet again =[

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