2003 NISSAN FRONTIER VIN: 1N6DD26T93C467694

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 1N6DD26T93C467694 Decoding Nissan Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

NISSAN

Manufacturer Name

NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Model

Frontier

Model Year

2003

Plant City

SMYRNA

Vehicle Type

TRUCK

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

USA Smyrna Plant

Plant State

TENNESSEE

Body Class

Pickup

Doors

2

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1C: 4,001 - 5,000 lb (1,814 - 2,268 kg)

Cab Type

Extra/Super/ Quad/Double/King/Extended

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4x2

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Brake System Description

4-Wheel ABS

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2389

Displacement (CI)

146.45698582735

Displacement (L)

2.4

Engine Stroke Cycles

4

Engine Model

KA24DE

Engine Power (kW)

115.5835

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Engine Brake (hp) From

155

Engine Manufacturer

Nissan

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2003 NISSAN FRONTIER Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2003 NISSAN FRONTIER Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1N6DD26T93C467694

Components: STEERING

January 24, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10617573
Consumer Location: BURGAW, NC
VIN: 1N6DD26T93C****

Summary of Complaint

TL * THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN FRONTIER. WHILE MAKING A RIGHT TURN AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, THE CONTACT HEARD A LOUD CRANKING NOISE. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE STEERING PLATE WAS EXTREMELY LOOSE. THE STEERING STOPS WERE LUBED AND THE SHAFT WAS CLEANED MULTIPLE TIMES, BUT THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE STEERING SHAFT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED, BUT FURTHER APPROVAL WAS REQUIRED FROM THE MANUFACTURER TO DETERMINE IF THE PART WAS AVAILABLE TO PERFORM THE REPAIR. THE CONTACT WAITED BUT DID NOT HEAR BACK FROM THE DEALER. THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 10V554000 (STEERING). THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AND THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 112,909.

Components: STEERING POWER TRAIN WHEELS

August 13, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 11354222
Consumer Location: PEARISBURG, VA
VIN: 1N6ED26Y73C****

Summary of Complaint

WHEEL BEARINGS KEEP BACKING OFF SPOKE WITH OTHER PEOPLE WHO OWN A FRONTIER AND THEY HAVE SAME PROBLEM THIS IS A SAFTEY ISSUE HAVE TO TIGHTEN THEM REGULARLY

Components: AIR BAGS STRUCTURE

April 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11323109
Consumer Location: DENISON, TX
VIN: 1N6ED27T33C****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS RECENTLY INVOLVED IN A FRONTEND COLLISION IN MY 2003 NISSAN FRONTIER AND NEITHER AIRBAG DEPLOYED. I WAS ACCELERATING FROM A STOP SIGN ON A FARM TO MARKET ROAD. DENISON TX.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 28, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11296729
Consumer Location: SALIDA, CO
VIN: 1N6ED26Y63C****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS IN AN ACCIDENT ON 12/28/19 AND BOTH OF MY AIRBAGS DEPLOYED. THE DRIVERS SIDE HOWEVER DID NOT BLOW UP ENOUGH TO HELP ME OR EVEN CONTACT ME AT ALL AND I SUFFERED A CONCUSSION. I WAS TRAVELING ABOUT 20 MPH ON A CITY STREET WHEN A DRIVER PULLED OUT RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME AND WE COLLIDED.

Components: STRUCTURE

December 05, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 11157049
Consumer Location: OROCOVIS, PR
VIN: 1N6ED26Y43C****

Summary of Complaint

OUT. VEHICLE HAS SEVERE RUST CORROSION FROM THE BACK CAB BREAK LIGHT. IT LOOKS LIKE THE SEAL AROUND THE LIGHT WAS COMPROMISED AND CAUSES MOISTURE TO SEEP IN AND LEAK THROUGH THE ROOF. IT LOOKS AS IF IT IS RUSTING FROM THE INSIDE

Components: AIR BAGS

August 09, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 11091387
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: 1N6ED27T03C****

Summary of Complaint

IN 2014 MY SON WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT ON A HIGHWAY IN WHICH THE AIRBAG DEPLOYED AND THE SHRAPNEL FROM THE AIRBAG CUT HIS FACE TERRIBLY. HE REQUIRED HOURS OF PLASTIC SURGERY AND STILL SUFFERS THE EFFECTS OF IT. PLEASE HELP. THE AIRBAG SHOULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS TO HIS FACE!

Components: AIR BAGS

August 09, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 11091417
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: 1N6ED27T03C****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL: MY SON WAS INVOLVED IN A MOVING HIGHWAY ACCIDENT WHERE THE AIRBAG DEPLOYED, SENDING SHRAPNEL TO HIS FACE AND CAUSING NUMEROUS DEEP LACERATIONS. HE REQUIRED HOURS OF PLASTIC SURGERY AND STILL SUFFERS THE EFFECTS OF THE INJURY. PLEASE DO SOMETHING. THE AIRBAG SHOULD NOT HAVE CAUSED THIS MUCH DAMAGE TO HIS FACE!

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 25, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11010549
Consumer Location: ENFIELD, CT
VIN: 1N6MD27Y73C****

Summary of Complaint

THE TOP OF THE GAS TANK IS COMPLETELY RUSTY AND IS EMITTING GAS FUMES. IF YOU LOOK AT THE GAS TANK UNDER THE TRUCK YOU CAN SEE GAS STAINS. HAD MY TRUCK IN THE SHOP AT MY LOCAL MECHANIC AND HE DID A SMOKE TEST AND SHOWS THE SMOKING COMING FROM THE TOP OF THE TANK WHERE ALL THE RUST IS. THERE'S A RECALL ON THE TRUCK FOR THE PREVIOUS YEAR BUT MINE IS A COUPLE OF MONTHS OFF. I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THIS ISSUE WAS FIXED. YOU CAN READ ABOUT IT ALL OVER THE INTERNET. HTTP://TUNFS.YUKU.COM/TOPIC/6458/RUSTED-GAS-TANK#.WXEO8OJYSDU HTTP://WWW.CLUBFRONTIER.ORG/FORUMS/F46/FUEL-TANK-WHERE-BUY-88558/ SEARCH BOTH OF THOSE SITES AND YOU'LL SEE ALL THE COMPLAINTS. MY 15 MONTH OLD SON SITS ABOUT THE TANK AND ITS REALLY TROUBLING TO THINK NISSAN WOULD LET THIS CONTINUE WITH ALL THE COMPLAINTS ON THE INTERNET. ID BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO GIVE YOU THE LOCAL MECHANICS INFORMATION AND YOU CAN TALK TO HIM DIRECTLY.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

July 14, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11005262
Consumer Location: ROCKVALE, TN
VIN: 1N6DD26T73C****

Summary of Complaint

THE ABS DOES NOT FUNCTION CORRECTLY. WHILE MOVING FORWARD, FAST OR SLOW, ON WET OR ICY (SLICK) PAVEMENT, WHEN BRAKES ARE APPLIED FORCEFULLY THE ABS DOES NOT WORK, BRAKES FAIL, AND A CLICKING NOISE IS HEARD (AS IF ABS IS NOT FULLY ENGAGING). THIS HAS OCCURRED SINCE PURCHASED NEW IN 2003. HAVE HAD SERVICE MANY TIMES AND MENTIONED THIS PROBLEM. DEALER SAYS THEY FIND NO PROBLEM.

Components: WHEELS

January 20, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10946612
Consumer Location: WESTPORT, MA
VIN: 1N6ED26Y03C****

Summary of Complaint

I NOTICED A NEW SOUND WHICH I THOUGHT MIGHT BE A STUCK CALIPER, YESTERDAY. THIS MORNING I DROVE TO MY AUTO GARAGE TO GET IT CHECKED AND JUST AFTER LEAVING THE HIGHWAY AND A BLOCK BEFORE THE GARAGE THE DRIVER SIDE WHEEL FELL OFF! THE GARAGE CHECKED IT REPLACED THE LUG NUTS WHICH HAD ALL LOOSENED SPONTANEOUSLY AND FALLEN OFF. THE VEHICLE WAS MOVING AT A WALKING PACE, TURNING TO THE LEFT WHEN THE WHEEL SEPARATED. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

March 23, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10861752
Consumer Location: ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC
VIN: 1N6ED26Y13C****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2003 NISSAN FRONTIER. WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH, THE CONTACT HEARD AN ABNORMAL NOISE AND THOUGH IT WAS DUE TO A FLAT TIRE. THE CONTACT COASTED OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND NOTICED ALL THE TIRES WERE NORMAL. THE CONTACT CONTINUED TO DRIVE AND THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE DETACHED. THE CONTACT LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE FLIPPED OVER AND CRASHED INTO A DITCH. THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE LEAF SPRING FRACTURED, PULLING ALL CABLES AND CAUSED THE REAR END TO DETACH. THE CONTACT WAS NOT INJURED. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED AND TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 135,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

February 01, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10839097
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1N6ED29Y23C****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE HAS SEVERE RUST CORROSION FROM THE BACK CAB BREAK LIGHT. IT LOOKS LIKE THE SEAL AROUND THE LIGHT WAS COMPROMISED AND CAUSES MOISTURE TO SEEP IN AND LEAK THROUGH THE ROOF. IT LOOKS AS IF IT IS RUSTING FROM THE INSIDE OUT.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 30, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10550828
Consumer Location: WEST ORANGE, NJ
VIN: 1N6ED29Y73C****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN FRONTIER. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, HE CONTINUOUSLY HAD A HEADACHE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE TECHNICIAN VERIFIED THAT FUEL FUMES WERE EMITTED INTO THE VEHICLE. AS RESULT, THE FUEL TANK NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 105,000.

Components: SUSPENSION WHEELS SERVICE BRAKES

October 11, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10548505
Consumer Location: MAINESBURG, PA
VIN: 1N6MD27Y03C****

Summary of Complaint

I HEARD A SUDDEN THUD AND THEN A GRINDING NOISE COMING FROM THE REAR END AS IF A BRAKE HAD HUNG UP,METAL TO METAL.WHEN I EXITED THE VEHICLE THERE WAS SMOKE COMING FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE AND A VERY STRONG SMELL OF OVERHEATING OF THE BRAKES OR METAL AND FLUID.UPON PULLING THE WHEELS,OUR COMPANY MECHANIC FOUND NOTHING OF THE SORT TO BE WRONG. I CALLED A FRIEND TO HAVE THE VEHICLE TRAILER-ED TO MONRO MUFFLER AND BRAKE IN MANSFIELD PA,WHERE IT WAS DETERMINED THE BEARINGS HAD FAILED IN THE REARS,BOTH INNER AND OUTER. NISSAN USA DETERMINED THAT MY VIN # DID NOT FALL INTO THE RECALL CAMPAIGN EVEN THOUGH IT FELL WITHIN THE SAME MAKE,MODEL AND YEAR WITHIN RECALL CAMPAIGN #02V299000! NISSAN ADVISED ME TO TAKE THE TRUCK TO WILLIAMS NISSAN IN SAYRE PA AND HAVE IT DIAGNOSED THERE. I HAD PREVIOUSLY CALLED THEM BEFORE CONTACTING NISSAN USA WHERE THEY HAD ALREADY ADVISED ME OF THE VIN # NOT BEING WITHIN THE RECALL CAMPAIGN. THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT AN ACCIDENT COULD HAVE OCCURRED IF NOT A FIRE OR BOTH! THIS CAME WITH ABSOLUTELY NO WARNING IN THE VERY EARLY MORNING ON MY WAY TO WORK. I WOULD ADVISE ANYONE WHO OWNS THESE MAKE,MODEL AND YEARS TO HAVE THIS CHECKED AND REPAIRED. I CANNOT BELIEVE NISSAN WOULD NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY IN SUCH AN EXACT CASE AS THIS PARTICULAR RECALL STATES. IN ESSENCE THIS DOES START WITH THE ABS BRAKING SYSTEM AND SEALS AS MONRO TOLD ME THE SEALS HAD FAILED! *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

January 09, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10543432
Consumer Location: WHEELING, WV
VIN: 1N6ED27Y13C****

Summary of Complaint

BOUGHT TRUCK NEW IN 2003 ORIGINAL OWNER. AT 36433 MILES CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON WAS TOLD FUEL TANK WAS RUSTED OUT NEEDED NEW TANK WHICH WAS REPLACED UNDER EXTENDED WARRANTY. AT 91989 MILES CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AGAIN COMES ON. WAS TOLD FUEL TANK/EVAP CANISTER VALVE/EVAP CONTROL SYSTEM NEEDED REPLACED AGAIN. AGAIN DONE UNDER EXTENDED WARRANTY. AT 120,608 MILES (28589 MILES LATER) CHECK ENGINE CAME ON AGAIN. TOOK TO NISSAN DEALER AGAIN FOR DIAGNOSTIC CHECK AND AM TOLD THAT THERE IS CORROSION AGAIN ON THE FUEL TANK AROUND SENDING UNIT. MAY NEED ANOTHER FUEL TANK, BUT NEED TO DROP TANK AND SEE HOW BAD IT IS. EXTENDED WARRANTY IS EXPIRED AT THIS POINT AND THE CHARGE WOULD BE UP TO ME. I WAS TRYING TO WORK WITH NISSAN TO REPLACE THIS TANK IF NEED BE. I UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS AN OLDER TRUCK, BUT IT IS GARAGE KEPT AND NEVER OFF ROAD IN EXCELLENT SHAPE. THEY WANT ME TO TAKE IT AND HAVE THE TANK DROPPED AT MY EXPENSE. IF IT TURNS OUT TO BE THE TANK THEY WILL THEN DECIDE WHAT THEY MIGHT PAY IF ANY. THEY ARE CALLING IT A GOOD WILL DECISION. I NEED A DEFINITE ANSWER FROM THEM ON HOW MUCH THEY WILL PAY BEFORE I DO THIS AND THEY WON'T DO THAT. MY THEORY IS THAT IF THIS TURNS OUT TO BE YET ANOTHER RUSTED FUEL TANK WHICH WILL MAKE THE FOURTH ONE THEY SHOULD HAVE A RECALL ON THESE. I HAVE TWO OTHER FRIENDS WITH NISSAN FRONTIERS 2002, AND 2003 WITH THE SAME PROBLEM. I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS NOT AN ISOLATED PROBLEM FOR I HAVE GOOGLED THIS AND FOUND THOUSANDS OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT RUSTED FUEL TANKS ON THESE YEARS AND MAKE OF NISSAN. I AM A 66 YEAR OLD MAN, AND HAVE NEVER IN ALL MY YEARS OF OWNING AN AUTOMOBILE EVER HAD TO REPLACE A FUEL TANK BECAUSE IT WAS RUSTED OUT, LET ALONE 4 OF THEM. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE, AND NISSAN NEEDS TO STEP UP AND ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM ONCE AND FOR ALL. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

June 28, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10522330
Consumer Location: LAHAINA, HI
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE JUST OVER 100,000 MILES ON MY 2003 TRUCK. I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING RUST ISSUES ALL OVER THE RIG FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS. I WASH AND CLEAN MY TRUCK EACH WEEK AND POLISH TWICE A YEAR. I DO LIVE NEAR THE BEACH, BUT I UNDERSTAND THIS, AND BEING A AIRCRAFT MECHANIC BY TRADE, WORKING WITH AIRCRAFT ON SHIPS AT SEA, KNOW HOW TO PROPERLY SERVICE MY EQUIPMENT. THE RUST COMES OUT UNDER THE PAINT, ALONG THE REAR CAB BRAKE LIGHT, AND ALONG THE FRONT WIND SHIELD, PASSENGER SIDE. THE RIG HAS NEVER BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT AND SINCE I'M RETIRED AND I BOUGHT THE TRUCK NEW, I HAVE TAKEN GOOD CARE OF IT. NISSAN REFUSES TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUE, AND I BELIEVE THE PAINT SYSTEM THEY USE NEEDS SERIOUS UP GRADING. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

June 16, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10454713
Consumer Location: EGG HARBOR CITY, NJ
VIN: 1N6ED26Y23C****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN FRONTIER. WHILE OPERATING THE VEHICLE, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, WHERE THE FUEL TANK WAS REPLACED DUE TO ITS STRAPS RUSTING THROUGH. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 78,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 80,000. UPDATED 05/11/12*LJ THE CONSUMER STATED THE GAS TANK SEAL ON THE FILER NECK ALSO RUSTED OUT. UPDATED 05/15/12

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

September 08, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10424364
Consumer Location: WINDSOR, CT
VIN: 1N6ED27Y53C****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL LEAKING FROM TANK CAUSED BY CORRODED TANK PARTS. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

August 06, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10421477
Consumer Location: DOVER, NJ
VIN: 1N6ED29Y43C****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN FRONTIER. THE CONTACT STATED THE BEARINGS ARE DEFECTIVE. WHILE DRIVING 10 MPH, THERE WAS A GRINDING NOISE COMING FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED WHO STATED THERE ARE NO RECALLS AND THE VEHICLE WAS OUT OF WARRANTY. THEY OFFERED NO OTHER ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 77,000.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

July 12, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10413401
Consumer Location: NEPTUNE, NJ
VIN: 1N6ED29Y23C****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY - THE TOP OF THE FUEL TANK WHERE THE FUEL PUMP/SENDING UNIT BOLTS INTO THE TANK RUSTED/CORRODED CAUSING A VAPOR LEAK AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TO COME ON. THIS REQUIRED CLEANING/REMOVING RUST/CORROSION RESEALING ASSEMBLY TO RETURN VEHICLE TO USABLE CONDITION. *KB

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

June 20, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10407720
Consumer Location: PINOLE, CA
VIN: 1N6ED27TX3C****

Summary of Complaint

MY VEHICLE FUEL PUMP FAILED AND NEARLY CAUSED ME TO CRASH. I HAVE LOCATED NHTSA # 04V230000 THAT NOTES A RECALL. THE DEALER SAYS THAT MY VIN NUMBER WAS NOT PART OF THE FAULTY PUMPS THAT WERE PLACED IN THE VEHICLES. I WANT TO ADD THAT THESE OTHER FUEL PUMPS ARE ALSO NO GOOD. I AM IN THE COAST GUARD AND MY VEHICLE HAS BEEN NEAR THE SALTY OCEAN AIR SINCE I'VE OWNED IT (THE SAME REASON FOR THE CORROSION ON THE OTHER PUMPS). THERE SHOULD ALSO BE A RECALL FOR THESE PUMPS. *TR

Components: STEERING

May 11, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10399961
Consumer Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL
VIN: 1N6DD26T33C****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE HAS STEERING ISSUES THAT I HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT TO BOTH THE DEALER AND THE CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS SINCE I HAVE OWNED IT. BOTH HAVE ESSENTIALLY TOLD ME THAT I WAS "IMAGINING THINGS". A CALL TO THEIR CONSUMER COMPLAINTS LINE CAME WITH THE ANSWER OF "I HAVE TO BELIEVE WHAT MY TECHNICIANS TELL ME". RECENTLY I WAS CONTACTED IN A RECALL OF THE VEHICLE AND HAD THE 'SUPPOSEDLY' BAD PART REPLACED YESTERDAY, BUT THE VEHICLE IS STILL IN THE SAME CONDITION AND STILL FEELS EXTREMELY UNSTABLE AND UNSAFE ON THE ROAD - PARTICULARLY AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. I AM AFRAID I AM GOING TO BE KILLED AND I CANNOT AFFORD ANOTHER VEHICLE AT THIS TIME. A NEAR MISS JUST OCCURRED ON 9A - AT 65 MILES PER HOUR IN WHICH THE VEHICLE WAS SWEPT BY WIND WHICH NEARLY SENT ME INTO THE PATH OF A SEMI TRUCK (THE MAN SMOKED HIS TIRES AND BLEW HIS HORN). THE STEERING FEELS AS THOUGH IT IS LOOSE OR RUBBERY AND I HAVE NOTICED THAT "PLAY" IN THE STEERING WHEEL SEEMS TO BE ABOUT 1-2" BEFORE THE STEERING ENGAGES. I AM BEGINNING TO THINK THE REPLACEMENT PART WAS NO MORE THAN A LEGAL "CYA" SINCE THE STEERING IS NOT FIXED, AND IS INDEED AS BAD AS IT EVER WAS. I AM BEGGING FOR RELIEF AT THIS POINT, AND I DO NOT WISH TO DIE OR BE CRIPPLED OVER THIS COMPANY'S COVER-UP OF AN ENGINEERING FLAW THAT THEY ARE UNWILLING TO CORRECT. ANY ASSISTANCE WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. *TR

Components: STEERING

April 27, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10398765
Consumer Location: EAST AURORA, NY
VIN: 1N6ED26Y73C****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN FRONTIER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 10V554000 (STEERING COLUMN). THE DEALER ADVISED THAT THE STEERING WAS OFF CENTER AND THE RECALL REPAIR COULD NOT BE PERFORMED WITHOUT THE STEERING BEING CENTERED. THE ADDITIONAL FAILURE WAS NOT COVERED UNDER THE RECALL. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE RECALLED DEFECT WAS WHAT CAUSED THE ADDITIONAL FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND A COMPLAINT WAS FILED. THE MANUFACTURER ADVISED THAT SOMEONE WOULD CONTACT HIM AT A LATER DATE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 50,113 AND THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 53,000.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

October 01, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10394500
Consumer Location: YARDVILLE, NJ
VIN: 1N6ED29Y63C****

Summary of Complaint

SEVERAL MONTHS AGO THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IN MY 2003 NISSAN FRONTIER XE CAME ON. I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A LOCAL REPAIR SHOP AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE FUEL TANK WAS RUSTING AT THE TOP. THIS CAUSED AIR TO ENTER THE SYSTEM MAKING THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT GO ON. I HAD TO HAVE THE TANK REPLACED TO PASS STATE INSPECTION. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

April 10, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10393051
Consumer Location: NAZARETH, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON CHECKED OUT BY LOCAL NISSAN DEALERSHIP . I WAS TOLD THAT A SMALL EVO LEAK ON GASKET OF FUEL SENDING UNIT. HAD CHECKED BY OWN MECHANIC HE CONFIRMED WHAT NISSAN HAD SAID. I NOTICED MORE COMPLAINTS OF THIS PROBLEM BY OTHER OWNERS OF THE 2003 FRONTIER I THINK THIS ISSUED SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED FOR RECALL. THE DEALERSHIP WANTED OVER $600 TO FIX IF THE GAS TANK IS STILL USABLE. *TR

Components: STEERING

January 02, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10390044
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: 1N6DD26T13C****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN FRONTIER. THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE WAS ATTEMPTING A TURN WHEN THE POWER STEERING FAILED. THE DRIVER WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND CRASHED INTO A TREE INJURING HER HEAD AND KNEE. THE CONTACT LATER RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 10V554000 (STEERING: COLUMN) AND CONTACTED THE MANUFACTURER BUT RECEIVED NO ASSISTANCE. THE VEHICLE WAS TRADED AND SOLD IN AN AUCTION. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 59,533.

Components: STEERING

March 01, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10387848
Consumer Location: SAN JOSE, CA
VIN: 1N6ED29X83C****

Summary of Complaint

ON THE RECALL NOTICE FOR CORROSION ON STEERING COLUMN. I TOOK THE TRUCK TO PREMIER NISSAN OF SAN JOSE DEALERSHIP INVOICE. 37,0751 THEY REPLACED THE DEFECTED PART STEERING COLUMN LOWER SHAFT-SALT AREA, BUT NOW MY STEERING WHEEL IN NOT STRAIGHT, AND ALIGNMENT ALL MESSED UP. NOW IT IS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE MY TRUCK. I MENTIONED IT TO THE SERVICE MANAGER AND HE SAID WE CAN NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT,THAT SHAFT ONLY GOES IN ONE WAY. I COMPLIANT TO THE NISSAN NORTH AMERICA REF #[XXX], MARCH 3,2011 THEY ARE SUPPOSE TO CALL ME TOMORROW. PLEASE HELP TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. THANK YOU INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).*TR

Components: STEERING

September 01, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10381937
Consumer Location: PORTLAND, OR
VIN: 1N6ED29Y03C****

Summary of Complaint

SINCE PURCHASE IN 2004 THE TILT STEERING DOES LOCK INTO PLACE. THE STEERING WHEEL MOVES UP AND DOWN DURING DRIVING WHICH COULD RESULT IN AN CRASH. THE TILT MECHANISM HAS BEEN REPAIRED AND REPLACED BY THE DEALER WITH THE SAME FAILURE TO LOCK AND HOLD AFTER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. THIS MUST BE A DESIGN ERROR SINCE AFTER REPAIR/REPLACEMENT THERE IS NO POSITIVE LOCK FOR THE TILT CONTROL.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

March 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10374637
Consumer Location: KIHEI, HI
VIN: 1N6ED27T03C****

Summary of Complaint

A/C FAILED FOR UNKNOWN REASON, WAS A WARRANTY RECALL FOR SAME ISSUE IN FIRST 3 YEARS OF OWNERSHIP. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

November 29, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10368350
Consumer Location: CARLSBAD, CA
VIN: 1N6ED27T53C****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN FRONTIER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT IN OCTOBER 2010, THE RIGHT FRONT WHEEL SEPARATED FROM THE VEHICLE WHILE THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING 5 MPH. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED BY A LOCAL MECHANIC; THE MECHANIC STATED THAT THE LOWER CONTROL ARM WAS THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THREE WEEKS LATER, THE LEFT FRONT WHEEL SEPARATED WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH BECAUSE OF THE LOWER CONTROL ARM. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A REPAIR SHOP FOR REPAIRS. THE CONTACT CALLED THE MANUFACTURER WHO ADVISED HIM TO TAKE THE VEHICLE TO A DEALER FOR A DIAGNOSTIC TEST. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 100,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

September 01, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10313174
Consumer Location: WORCESTER, MA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2003 NISSAN FRONTIER WAS MAKING NOISES BECAUSE THE LEAF SPRINGS ON BOTH SIDES HAD SNAPPED. *DT

Components: STRUCTURE

October 30, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10322283
Consumer Location: FAYETTEVILLE, TN
VIN: 1N6ED27T53C****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE AN 03 NISSAN FRONTIER SE 4 DR. IT IS BLUE AND THE PAINT IS COMING OFF, ALL THE WAY TO THE PRIMER. YOU CAN SEE IT RAISED AND THEN IT JUST FLAKES OFF. IT FIRST STARTED IN 06 WHILE IT WAS UNDER WARRANTY ON THE PASSENGER REAR DOOR AND NISSAN REPAINTED IT AND NOW IT IS FLAKING OFF EVERYWHERE ELSE EXCEPT ON THE ROOF AND BOTH PASSENGER DOORS. I KNOW IT IS OUT OF WARRANTY BUT THIS IS NOT NORMAL FOR PAINT AND IT BEGAN WHEN IT WAS ONLY 3 YEARS OLD. BECAUSE OF THIS IF I WERE TO TRY AND RESALE IT AT THIS POINT I WOULD TAKE A BIG HIT ON PRICE BECAUSE OF THE PAINT JOB AND THEN THERE IS A HEALTH ISSUE WITH CHILDREN, SUPPOSE A FLAKE AS BIG AS A QUARTER IS SPOTTED BY A SMALL CHILD AND THEY INSERT IN THERE MOUTH AND GET SICK OR WORSE, THERE'S NO WAY I CAN BE LIABLE FOR THAT SO THEREFORE IF I'M NOT LIABLE THEN SOMEONE ELSE IS AND THAT SOMEONE ELSE WOULD BE NISSAN, SO IF NISSAN IS LIABLE THEN THEY NEED TO REPAINT IT NOW. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

September 12, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10289138
Consumer Location: PEMBROKE, MA
VIN: 1N6ED27Y53C****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED NISSAN 2003 FRONTIER NEW IN 2003. I RECENTLY HAD TO REPLACE 2 PARTS -FUEL SENDER AND GAS TANK THAT WERE DEFECTIVE FROM THE FACTORY. THEY BOTH SHOULD HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN A RECALL -AFTER RESEARCHING FOUND THESE 2 PARTS ARE A COMMON PROBLEM AND A CAUSE FOR REPLACEMENT DUE TO DEFECT AND LACK OF PROPER COATINGS AND SEALANTS FROM THE FACTORY. I HAVE SOUGHT RESOLUTION FROM NISSAN USA AND WAS DENIED WITHOUT REVIEWU=ING ANY SUPPORTING INFO I HAD - THEY REFUSED ANY PICTURES, DOCUMENTATION OR TESTIMONY FROM DEALER OR MECHANIC, STATING THE PARTS WERE "OUT OF WARRANTY" THIS IS NOT A WARRANTY ISSUE IT IS A DEFECTIVE PARTS ISSUE. I CONSULTED THE ATTY GENERAL OFFICE AND AFTER THEY CONTACTED NISSAN GOT THE SAME RESULT AS I DID. THE GAS TANK WAS LEAKING VAPORS INTO THE ENGINE WHICH COULD HAVE EVENTUALLY POSED A SAFETY ISSUE - I AM SEEKING REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE COST AND DIAGNOSTIC OF THIS PROBLEM AND PARTS AND NISSAN SHOULD STAND BY THEIR PRODUCT. I PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE IN GOOD FAITH UNAWARE I HAD PURCHASED IT FROM THE FACTORY WITH DEFECTIVE AND UNSAFE PARTS IN IT. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

May 01, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10274993
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1N6DD26T43T****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN FRONTIER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE EXTERIOR PAINT ON THE ROOF OF THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO PEEL ALL THE WAY DOWN THE DRIVER'S SIDE. THERE WERE ALSO VISIBLE RUST SPOTS AND HOLES IN THE PAINT. HE WAS CONCERNED THAT A SMALL CHILD COULD EAT THE PAINT AND THAT THE PAINT JOB SEEMED TO BE DEFECTIVE. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE LESS THAN 105,000.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

March 31, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10267470
Consumer Location: FREEHOLD, NJ
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2003 NISSAN FRONTIER GAS TANK ROTTED OUT AROUND FUEL SENDING UNIT. SMELLED GAS AND FUMES AND REMOVED THE TANK AND FOUND WATER GETS BETWEEN THE FUEL SENDING UNIT AND TANK CAUSING ROT HOLES TO FORM IN THE TANK. FUEL WAS LEAKING FROM HOLES WHEN TANK WAS FULL. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

January 23, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10264769
Consumer Location: NEW BOSTON, NH
VIN: 1N6DD26T63C****

Summary of Complaint

I NOTICED A "TICKING" SOUND FROM THE REAR OF MY TRUCK. MY OWN INVESTIGATION I FOUND THAT THE "HOUSING" THAT THE REAR SPEED SENSOR IS MOUNTED IN IS CRACKED. THIS IS WHAT CONTROLS THE ABS SYSTEM FOR THE REAR WHEELS. THE "HOUSING" IS MOUNTED TO THE FRONT OF THE DIFFERENTIAL. I DID CHECK AND THERE IS/WAS A RECALL ON CERTAIN NISSAN FRONTIER TRUCKS DURING THE 03 YEAR. I WAS TOLD THAT MY TRUCK IS NOT COVERED UNDER THIS RECALL. THE PART, WHICH I HAVE YET TO REPLACE, IS EXTREMELY CORRODED FOR BEING ONLY 6YEARS OLD WITH 45000 MILES. IT IS MADE OF ALUMINUM. I AM HAVING A HARD TIME LOCATING THE CORRECT PART, EVEN FROM THE DEALER. THE PART THAT I WAS TOLD IS THE CORRECT ONE IS $232. BUT DOING A LITTLE RESEARCH THAT PART IS ONLY THE WIRING FOR THE SENSOR NOT THE METAL "HOUSING". I NOTICED THIS ABOUT 2 MONTHS BACK, BUT THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE SOME RUST IN THE BRAKE DRUM FROM THE WINTER. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION

January 06, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10258273
Consumer Location: ULSTER PARK, NY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN FRONTIER XE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE WHEEL BEARINGS ON THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE FAILED AND PREVENTED THE VEHICLE FROM MOVING. THE ISSUE WAS FIRST EXPERIENCED AT 63,000 MILES AND THE CONTACT HAD THE WHEEL BEARINGS REPLACED. CURRENTLY, AT 70,000 MILES, THE FAILURE HAS RECURRED. NISSAN HAS PROVIDED TO PAY FOR THE PART, BUT NOT THE LABOR. THE CONTACT FEELS THAT THE FAILURES SHOULD HAVE BEEN COVERED BY THE MANUFACTURER. HE FEELS THAT THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE BECAUSE THE FAILURES COULD CAUSE A CRASH. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 70,000.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

December 08, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10251050
Consumer Location: ATTLEBORO, MA
VIN: 1N6ED27Y73C****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE JUST BEEN INFORMED THAT THE GAS TANK ON MY 2003 NISSAN FRONTIER NEEDS TO BE REPLACED AS IT LEAKS AT THE TOP OF THE TANK. THE DEALER ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THIS IS A PROBLEM AND THAT THE SUPPLIER OF THESE TANKS NO LONGER MAKES THEM AS THEY ARE ALL COMING BACK AS DEFECTIVE. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 17, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10248982
Consumer Location: WHITE LAKE, MI
VIN: 1N6ED27Y83C****

Summary of Complaint

WATER GOT INTO MY REAR END ON A 2003 FRONTIER CREW CAB DUE TO A FAULTY ABS SEAL AND RUINED THE GEARS. NISSAN HAD A RECALL ON THIS BUT SAID MY VIN# WAS NOT ONE OF THE VEHICLES RECALLED EVEN THOUGH OTHERS OF MY YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL HAVE BEEN AND MINE HAD THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM. NISSAN SAID I WAS ON MY OWN AND RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL REPAIRS. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

April 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10239150
Consumer Location: WEST WARWICK, RI
VIN: 1N6ED29Y03C****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN FRONTIER XE. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER AND WAS INFORMED THAT HE NEEDED A NEW FUEL TANK, FUEL SENDING UNIT, AND FUEL FILTER. THROUGH RESEARCH, THE CONTACT DISCOVERED NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 04V230000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP) FOR THE REGULAR 2003 NISSAN FRONTIER. THE DEALER STATED THAT HIS VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL, ALTHOUGH THE FAILURES WERE IDENTICAL. THE CONTACT BELIEVES THAT IF HE IS EXPERIENCING THE SAME FAILURE, HIS VEHICLE SHOULD ALSO BE REPAIRED UNDER THE RECALL. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 98,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 105,000.

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