About Nissan Frontier
Having long been a popular choice for consumers, Nissan Frontier has been built by the outstanding Japanese multinational automobile manufactured Nissan Motor Company Ltd since 1997 as a compact mid-size truck. Originally introduced to succeed the Nissan D21 series, Frontier competes against the Toyota Tacoma, GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado. It has received many awards and recognition such as Highest Rating from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Edmunds.com 2011 Top Recommended Compact Truck, 5-star rating from U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and J.D. Power and Associates Highest Ranked Midsize Pickup in Initial Quality Award, Frontier is now in its second generation.
The first-generation Nissan Frontier debuted for the 1998 model year and was offered two body styles, regular cab and extended cab (King Cab). During this generation, Nissan Frontier was powered by either a 2.4 L 143-hp four-cylinder engine or a 3.3 L V6 cranking out 170 hp. The second-generation Nissan Frontier has been produced since 20 October 2004 based on the Nissan F-Alpha platform. It made its debut at the 2004 North American International Auto Show for the 2005 model year and came in the economical S, midrange SV, more rugged Pro-4X and the top-of-the-line SL trim levels as well as a Desert Runner package. During this generation, Nissan Frontier was powered by a 2.5 L I4 rated at 152 hp and 4.0 L V6 producing 261 hp. And engines sent power through the 5-speed manual and automatic transmission to rear wheels or four wheels.
Nissan Frontier Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Since its original release in the United States market, the rugged Nissan Frontier has been an affordable option in the mid-size truck market. But since its design has not changed much, these common problems on Frontier won't be strange to many drivers:
First, engine failure resulting from cooling system failure could be the worst situation that Nissan Frontier drivers meet while driving. Most people know the engine failure is already bad enough, but if the cooling system also starts to leak coolant, the engine will keep overheating and stay at a high operation temperature, which only deteriorates the engine performance dramatically. Then, the engine will give out noises to warn you that something is wrong, if you ignore, the engine will perform worse, misfire, stall and even suffer from starting issues. In the end, you will realize the overall quality of the Frontier is decreasing and it even hesitates when acceleration and has poor fuel economy. The best suggestion for you is that once both Check Engine Light and Low Coolant Light come on, you are supposed to inspect the Frontier fuel tank, engine control module, drive belt, intake manifold gasket, oil filter, serpentine belt, throttle body gasket and rod bearing.
Second, on Nissan Frontier, braking and suspension failures also troubled drivers. The significance of a well-functioning braking system is well-known, anything happens to it could stir drivers' full attention. So, once you find the parking brake could not hold the vehicle properly and the Parking Brake Light come on, please inspect if the Frontier parking brake cable is working properly or not. As for suspension failure, many drivers have a misunderstanding about it and even underestimate the consequences it could bring. In fact, apart from an uncomfortable and unsteady ride, it is also the culprit of poor handling due to uneven tire wear, tilting vehicle, unintentional steering and loose steering wheel. And you can attribute all these to the Frontier axle shaft, sway bar bushing, leaf spring bushing, wheel bearing, steering knuckle, and drive shaft.
To sustain your Nissan Frontier's overall excellent quality, many vulnerable auto parts on it need your extra attention. You are advised to add the Frontier valve body, power steering hose, seat belt, instrument cluster, oxygen sensor, power window switch, camshaft position sensor, headlight, headlight bulb, wiper arm, door lock actuator, and emblem as they are all exposed to intensive usage and harsh working conditions.
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