2005 Nissan Xterra Consumer Review: Traded in after numerous repai

2005 Nissan Xterra - Consumer Review

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SE 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic)

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Traded in after numerous repairs
By houstontxowner on


2005 Nissan Xterra SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Absolutely loved my Xterra, kept it maintained and planned to keep it a very long time. Then the problems started after I hit 60,000 miles. Fuel sensor, several batteries, belts (that had screeched since 1 year old and dealer couldn't figure out), then the tensioners, timing chain. After that $1,000+ repair, saw online all the radiator leaks into the transmission being reported and decided to cut my losses and traded it in. Received notification of an extended warranty on the radiator/tranny failure to 80,000 miles the week after I traded it. Had 70,000 on it anyway and would not have been willing to take a chance on needing that $5,000 repair. Depressing.

Best Features

4 wheel drive. Powerful engine until break downs. Easy to clean inside. Great for dogs.

Worst Features

Redesign the engine.
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By sparrow1257
on 01/31/12 20:51 PM (PST)

Agreed. I too had the timing chain issue. Replaced it three times. Every complaint I read about this car eventually happened to me. It is like reading a forecast!

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