1998 NISSAN FRONTIER VIN: 1N6DD26YXWC322440

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Condition
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Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 1N6DD26YXWC322440 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

1998

Vehicle Type

TRUCK

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

USA Plant

Note

The full model change for each vehicle line starting from 0 to 9 except Nissan Pathfinder; in this case, the next code after "1" is "0"

Body Class

Pickup

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1D: 5,001 - 6,000 lb (2,268 - 2,722 kg)

Cab Type

Extra/Super/ Quad/Double/King/Extended

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Displacement (CC)

2400.0

Displacement (CI)

146.45698582735

Displacement (L)

2.4

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

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

1998 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%

1998 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 1N6DD26YXWC322440

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

June 02, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10597180
Consumer Location: DE SOTO, MO
VIN: 1N6DD26YXWC****

Summary of Complaint

1998 NISSAN FRONTIER. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO VEHICLE PLASTIC HEADLIGHTS ISSUES. *SMD THE CONSUMER STATED THE PLASTIC HEADLIGHTS WERE NOT BRIGHT. *JB

Components: TIRES

June 28, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10463515
Consumer Location: COMMERCE, TX
VIN: 1N6DD26YXWC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 NISSAN FRONTIER PICKUP, EQUIPPED WITH COOPER DISCOVERER HT TIRES, SIZE LT235/70/R15. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TREAD EXHIBITED A BULGE AND WAS CAUSING TREAD SEPARATION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL REPAIR SHOP WHERE THE TIRES WERE FOUND IN VERY BAD CONDITIONS. THE MECHANIC ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THE TIRES WERE NOT SAFE TO DRIVE ON. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE VEHICLE MILEAGE WAS 115,000. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGE OF THE TIRES WAS 11,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 15, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 11150891
Consumer Location: WILSON, NC
VIN: 1N6DD26SXWC****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS INVOLVED IN A FRONTAL CRASH WHERE A VEHICLE PULLED OUT IN FRONT OF ME. BOTH VEHICLES WERE A TOTAL LOSS RESUTING PERSONAL INJURY TO ME. THE AIR BAG DID NOT DEPLOY. I WAS TRAVELING 55 MPH ON A MAJOR HIGHWAY AT TIIME OF A ACCIDENT. I HAD TO HAVE BRAIN SURGERY AS A RESULT. I HAD OTHER INJURIES ALSO. THE AIR BAGS COULD HAVD LESSENING IF NOT HAVE PREVENTED THE INJURY. I WILL HAVE TO CONFIRM THE DXACT DATE BUT THE DATE I PUT IS CLOSE TO BEST OF MY MEMORY. I CAN CONFIRM EXACT DATE BUT WILL HAVE TO RESEARCH IT.

Components: ENGINE

April 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11123568
Consumer Location: SEATTLE, WA
VIN: 1N6DD26S9WC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 NISSAN FRONTIER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ENGINE CONSTANTLY LOST POWER. THE DEALER (CAMPBELL NISSAN OF EDMONDS, 24325 WA-99, EDMONDS, WA 98026, (425) 774-2174) WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE, BUT WAS UNABLE TO PROVIDE A PERMANENT REMEDY TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO TWO DIFFERENT INDEPENDENT MECHANICS WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE ENGINE ASSEMBLY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE FIRST INDEPENDENT MECHANIC REBUILT THE ENGINE, BUT THE FAILURE CONTINUED. THE CONTACT HAD TO GO ACROSS FOUR LANES OF TRAFFIC TO AN EXIT RAMP AS THE VEHICLE LOST POWER. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE SECOND INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO STATED THAT THE ENGINE ASSEMBLY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AGAIN. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE MANUFACTURER ISSUED EIGHT TSBS FOR THE ENGINE, BUT NO RECALLS FOR THE ENGINE CONCERNING THIS YEAR, MAKE, AND MODEL. THE VIN AND FAILURE MILEAGE WERE NOT AVAILABLE. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

October 17, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10994256
Consumer Location: FAIRVIEW, OR
VIN: 1N6DD21S8WC****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING DOWN ROAD INSTRUMENT PANEL, ODOMETER, SPEEDOMETER WORK INTERMENTELY. BATTERY IS BEING OVERCHARGED. HAVE REPLACED 2 BATTERIES AND 1 ALTERNATOR AND NOW IT DOSENT CHARGE AT ALL. TRUCK LOST POWER IN THE MIDDLE OF INTERSECTION. THIS HAS HAPPEND MORE THAN ONCE AND HAD TO PUSH IT TO SIDE OF ROAD AND GET IT TOWED.

Components: STRUCTURE

June 05, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10894797
Consumer Location: CASSTOWN, OH
VIN: 1N6DD26Y3WC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 NISSAN FRONTIER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HEADLINER DISINTEGRATED AND RUBBER FOAM DEBRIS, WHICH PRODUCED A FOUL ODOR, FILLED THE INTERIOR OF THE VEHICLE. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOTIFIED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

May 07, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10893359
Consumer Location: CASSTOWN, OH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 NISSAN FRONTIER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HEADLINER SEPARATED FROM THE VEHICLE AND FOAM PIECES EMITTED INTO THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT INHALED ABNORMAL FUMES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN AND FAILURE MILEAGE WERE UNKNOWN.

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 13, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10790219
Consumer Location: NEWPORT NEWS, VA
VIN: 1N6DD26S0WC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 NISSAN FRONTIER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO SHIFT TO DRIVE POSITION FROM THE PARK POSITION, THE GEAR SHIFT BECAME INOPERABLE AND THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED CONSTANTLY. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE GEAR SHIFT BEGAN TO FUNCTION AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION SENSORS FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 110,323.

Components: WHEELS

October 04, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10780507
Consumer Location: PORT ANGELES, WA
VIN: 1N6DD26Y9WC****

Summary of Complaint

FIRESTONE WILDERNESS TIRES SEPARATED WHILE DRIVING.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 16, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10749379
Consumer Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL
VIN: 1N6DD26S7WC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 NISSAN FRONTIER. WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE INSTRUMENT PANEL BECAME INOPERABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE INSTRUMENTAL CLUSTER NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN. MA 10/5 THE CONSUMER STATED THE GAS GAUGE ALWAYS READ FULL, THE ODOMETER ALWAYS READ 99999.9 AND THE SPEEDOMETER ALWAYS READ ZERO. UPDATED 03/03/16*JB

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 27, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10712372
Consumer Location: FREDERICKSBURG, VA
VIN: 1N6DD21S1WC****

Summary of Complaint

THE DASHBOARD GIVES ERRONEOUS READINGS, THIS INCLUDES THE ODOMETER, THE SPEEDOMETER, FUEL GAUGE , HEAT GAUGE. THIS MAY CAUSE AN OVER HEATING OF VEHICLE, ERRONEOUS SPEEDS, RUNNING OUT OF FUEL, ERRONEOUS ODOMETER. NISSAN WILL NOT PAY FOR DIAGNOSIS STATING THE DEALER IS IN COMPLETE CHARGE OF PRICING FOR DIAGNOSIS OF 100.00 WITH NO GUARANTEE OF REIMBURSEMENT. THE MAKER OF VEHICLE SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE NOT THE DEALER AFTER ALL NISSAN MADE THE VEHICLE. WHILE CHECKING ONLINE IT APPEARS TO BE A PREVALENT ISSUE WITH NISSAN FRONTIERS TRUCKS. VARIOUS CALLS HAVE BEEN ON DEAF EARS. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 10, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10702939
Consumer Location: ORANGE PARK, FL
VIN: 1N6DD21Y4WC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 NISSAN FRONTIER. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THE SPEEDOMETER AND TACHOMETER FLUCTUATED. IN ADDITION, AFTER THE VEHICLE EXCEEDED THE MILEAGE READING 999,999, THE FUEL GAUGE BECAME INOPERATIVE AND THE RPM READING FLUCTUATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNAVAILABLE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 01, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10606767
Consumer Location: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

INSTRUMENT CLUSTER FAILED. SPEEDOMETER AND GAS GAUGE MALFUNCTIONING. INACCURATE READINGS. NO REPLACEMENT PART OR REPAIR AVAILABLE. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 25, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10574638
Consumer Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

ALL GAUGES ARE NON-RESPONSIVE. THERE IS NO WAY TO INDICATE HOW FAST YOU'RE GOING, IF YOU HAVE FUEL, WHAT THE RPM IS, WHAT THE MILEAGE IS ON THE VEHICLE, OR IF THE VEHICLE IS TOO HOT OR TOO COLD. THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF COMPLAINTS IN CUSTOMER REVIEW WEBSITES THAT I HAVE READ AFTER MY VEHICLE'S PROBLEM STARTED. I BELIEVE THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE AND THAT NISSAN SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT APPEARS TO BE FAULTY COMPONENTS IN THE INSTRUMENT GAUGE CLUSTER. THIS PROBLEM ALSO PREVENTS OWNERS TO REGISTER/PASS INSPECTION/DRIVE THEIR VEHICLE WITH STATE INSPECTION LAWS. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

May 05, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10467544
Consumer Location: SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX
VIN: 1N6DD21S9WC****

Summary of Complaint

INSTRUMENT CLUSTER STARTED TO FAIL, FIRST THE SPEEDOMETER, THEN GAS AND HEAT GAUGES, NOW EVERYTHING IS PEGGED AND SPEEDO READS 9999999. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 01, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10414761
Consumer Location: AUSTIN, TX
VIN: 1N6DD26S1WC****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 NISSAN FRONTIER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE INSTRUMENT PANEL FAILED AND THE CONTACT WAS UNABLE TO READANY OF THE GAUGES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO PERFORMED A DIAGNOSIS THAT LOCATED THE FAILURE AT THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CIRCUIT BOARD. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 127,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 128,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 01, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 10405966
Consumer Location: ANGLETON, TX
VIN: 1N6DD21S8WC****

Summary of Complaint

98 NISSAN FRONTIER INSTRUMENT CLUSTERS ARE DEFECTIVE. THERE ARE SEVERAL COMPLAINTS ON LINE AND NO PARTS AVAILABLE. MINE STARTED FIRST BY THE SPEEDOMETER BEING OFF. THIS COST ME TWO SPEEDING TICKETS AND TWO SPEEDING WARNINGS BEFORE I REALIZED WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS. THEN THE SPEEDOMETER QUIT WORKING ALL TOGETHER THEN THE FUEL GAUGE NOW EVERYTHING FUEL,TEMP,SPEEDOMETER, ODOMETER AND TACHOMETER ALL OF THEM QUIT WORKING. THIS SEEMS TO BE A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN RECALLED A LONG TIME AGO. THE PROBLEM IS NISSAN CAN'T EVEN FIX THIS PROBLEM BECAUSE THE PARTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AND THE COMPANY THAT MANUFACTURED THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTERS WENT OUT OF BUSINESS. WHEN THIS PROBLEM FIRST STARTED I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW I HAD AN ISSUE BECAUSE IT WAS JUST THE SPEED OFF BY ABOUT 10 MILES PER HOUR IT SAID I WAS GOING SLOWER THEN I WAS ACTUALLY GOING. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATED AND RECALLED ALONG TIME AGO. WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE DRIVING THROUGH SCHOOL ZONES WITH CHILDREN? *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 20, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10351318
Consumer Location: LOST CREEK, WV
VIN: 1N6DD26Y5WC****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 98 FRONTIER WHICH HAS TWICE IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS INEXPLICABLY REVED THE ENGINE, ON IT'S OWN, TO ALMOST 6000 RPMS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS IS AN INCREASE IN SPEED. THE FIRST TIME IT HAPPENED I HAD JUST LEFT A GARAGE FROM HAVING A TUNE-UP & OIL CHANGE. THE NEXT WAS ON A VERY NARROW COUNTRY ROAD. IT DIDN'T MATTER WHAT GEAR IT WAS IN , I HAVE A 5 SPEED, OR REVERSE. IT IS VERY FRIGHTENING WHEN THIS HAPPENS & THE MECHANIC CAN FIND NO REASON FOR IT. I WORRY ABOUT IT HAPPENING IN THE WINTER ON ICY ROADS. THIS IS AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 11, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10339191
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1N6DD26SXWC****

Summary of Complaint

INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. DOES NOT WORK. NO GAUGES WORK AT ALL. DO NOT KNOW WHAT MY SPEED IS, FUEL LEVEL, RPM, HEAT GAUGE, NOTHING AT ALL. STARTED BY JUST GOING OUT ONCE IN A WHILE THEN IN JUNE 2007 COMPLETELY QUIT WORKING. HAD TO BUY A GPS SO I KNOW HOW FAST I AM GOING. ODOMETER READS 999999. DEALER SAYS THEIR IS NO REPLACEMENT PART AND IT IS A KNOWN ISSUE BUT CAN NOT GET PARTS. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 11, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10325900
Consumer Location: MOUNT POCONO, PA
VIN: 1N6DD26Y1WC****

Summary of Complaint

ALTERNATOR FAILED ON MY 98 PICKUP. WHEN CHANGING I FOUND THAT THE ORIGINAL ALTERNATOR WAS REMANUFACTURED . I BOUGHT THIS TRUCK NEW AND ALTERNATOR WAS NEVER CHANGED. COMPLAINED TO MANUFACTURER - THEY RESPONDED " INFORMATION NOT AVAILABLE" AND THEY ARE "NOT IN A POSITION TO MOVE FORWARD". *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10261640
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: 1N6DD26S2WC****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE HAS 98,000 MILES ON FRONTIER TRUCK SPEEDOMETER WORKS INTERMITTENTLY OR SOMETIMES DOES NOT WORK AT ALL. INACCURATE SPEED DETERMINED BY RADAR SPEED LIMIT DEVICE ITS OFF BY AT LEAST 20 MILES PER HOUR RECALL THIS VEHICLE.! A SEARCH OF NHTSA DATABASE INDICATES MANY IDENTICAL PROBLEMS WITH THIS MODEL RECALL THIS VEHICLE SO THAT OTHER OWNERS CAN GET THIS FIXED SAFETY PROBLEM AND CANT PASS STATE SMOG INSPECTION. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

January 08, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10255381
Consumer Location: POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
VIN: 1N6DD26Y6WC****

Summary of Complaint

1998 NISSAN FRONTIER- FUEL PUMP FAILED-TOWED TO DEALER IN MID WINTER. DEALER CLAIMS THE TANK AND SENDING UNIT MUST BE REPLACED DUE TO RUST/CORROSION FOR OVER $1100.00. OK'D REPAIR BUT CANNOT BE DONE BECAUSE NO FUEL TANKS AVAILABLE. DEALER HAS TRUCK, TO TOW IT TO A PRIVATE REPAIR SHOP WOULD BE AN ADDED EXPENSE WITH NO GUARANTEE OF REPAIR. DEALER WILL ONLY USE NEW NISSAN TANK THAT THEY CAN'T GET. I HAVE NO TRUCK. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 05, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10240868
Consumer Location: CORTLAND, NY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL - THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 NISSAN FRONTIER PICKUP TRUCK. A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE NISSAN DEALER. THE DEALER DIAGNOSED THAT THE SPEEDOMETER ASSEMBLY HAD TO BE REPLACED. THE DEALER HAS BEEN UNABLE TO GET THE PART FOR THE REPAIR AND DOES NOT KNOW WHEN IT WILL BE AVAILABLE. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 118,000.

Components: SEAT BELTS

January 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10235917
Consumer Location: LOST CREEK, WV
VIN: 1N6DD26Y5WC****

Summary of Complaint

YOU PUT THE SEATBELT/SHOULDER HARNESS ON AND 90% OF THE TIME IT WILL LOCK TIGHT WITH OUT YOU JERKING ON IT TO SIMULATE AN ACCIDENT. IN AN ACCIDENT I'M CONCERNED IT COULD CAUSE NECK AND/OR CHEST INJURIES. THIS CAN HAPPEN EVEN IF YOU GENTLY PULL IT OUT. YOU CAN PUT IT ON BUT IT THEN GETS TIGHTER AND TIGHTER. YOU CAN ACTUALLY HEAR IT CLICKING INTO PLACE. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 01, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10222997
Consumer Location: SCOTT DEPOT, WV
VIN: 1N6DD26Y3WC****

Summary of Complaint

ALL GAUGES( SPEEDOMETER, TACHOMETER, TEMP, AND FUEL) MALFUNCTION PERIODICALLY AT THE SAME TIME. SOMETIMES THIS RESULTS IN THE GAUGES PEGGING OUT OR JUST NOT WORKING AT ALL. THE FREQUENCY WITH WHICH THIS OCCURS INCREASES DAILY. THE SPEEDOMETER DOESN'T REALLY EVER FUNCTION PROPERLY AT THIS POINT. I FEEL THIS MALFUNCTION IS CAUSE FOR A RECALL BECAUSE IN DOING SOME RESEARCH I HAVE FOUND NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS ON MULTIPLE ONLINE FORUMS INDICATING THIS EXACT SAME MALFUNCTION. I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY FORMAL COMPLAINTS HAVE BEEN FILED REGARDING THIS PROBLEM, BUT FROM WHAT I WAS ABLE TO FIND I CAN'T BELIEVE THERE IS NO RECALL ON THIS PROBLEM. *TR

Components: TIRES

November 07, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10209059
Consumer Location: LAKEWOOD, CA
VIN: 1N6DD26S4WC****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 NISSAN FRONTIER. THE VEHICLE HAS FIRESTONE WILDERNESS, SIZE P215/65R15 TIRES. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 65 MPH, THE CONTACT HEARD A LOUD NOISE AND THE VEHICLE JOLTED. HE PULLED THE VEHICLE OFF THE ROAD AND NOTICED TREAD SEPARATION ON THE TIRES. HE STATED THAT THE MUD FLAP, SUPPORT BRACKETS, AND GAS LINE MEDAL NOZZLE WERE MISSING. FIRESTONE WAS NOTIFIED OF THE TREAD SEPARATION. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 123,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 123,000. UPDATED 12/12/2007 *BF UPDATED 12/12/07

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10207204
Consumer Location: AUSTIN, TX
VIN: 1N6DD26S3WC****

Summary of Complaint

1998 NISSAN FRONTIER PROBLEMS WITH THE CIRCUIT BOARD. CUSTOMER STATED THAT THE DEALER WOULD ORDER A NEW BOARD AND WENT BACK A COUPLE DAYS LATER AND WAS TOLD THEY DIDN'T MAKE THEM ANYMORE. *KB THE CIRCUIT BOARD THAT CONTROLLED ALL OF THE GAUGES ON THE DASH HAD STOPPED WORKING; SUCH AS THE HEAT, SPEEDOMETER. MILEAGE, GAS AND TACHOMETER.*JB

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10204397
Consumer Location: AUSTIN, TX
VIN: 1N6DD26S3WC****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 NISSAN FRONTIER. ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2007, THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER BECAUSE ALL OF THE INSTRUMENT PANEL GAUGES WERE BLANK. HE PAID $900 FOR THE REPAIR AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE CIRCUIT BOARD WOULD ARRIVE THE FOLLOWING DAY. AFTER RETURNING TO THE DEALER SEVERAL TIMES, HE WAS FINALLY INFORMED THAT THE CIRCUIT BOARD WAS UNAVAILABLE AND WAS NO LONGER BEING MADE. THE CONTACT CALLED THE CONSUMER AFFAIRS OFFICE OF THE MANUFACTURER SEVERAL TIMES, BUT THEY HAVE NOT RESPONDED. THE VEHICLE IS 8,000 MILES OVER WARRANTY AND CANNOT PASS STATE INSPECTION. NISSAN DOES NOT HAVE THE PART AND DOES NOT REBUILD THEM ANY LONGER. THE PURCHASE DATE WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 58,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10204408
Consumer Location: AUSTIN, TX
VIN: 1N6DD26S3WC****

Summary of Complaint

THE CIRCUIT BOARD BEHIND THE DASH INSTRUMENTS THAT OPERATES ALL OF THE DASH BOARD INSTRUMENTS ON MY 1998 NISSAN PU HAS FAILED. THE DEALERSHIP COULD NOT OBTAIN A NEW ONE AND SAID THAT THE PART IS NO LONGER MADE. THE PU HAS ABOUT 58000 MILES ON IT BUT NOW I CAN NOT HAVE IT SAFETY CHECKED BECAUSE NONE OF THE GAUGES ON THE DASH WORK. I TRIED TO GET SOME POSITIVE RESPONSE FROM THE CUSTOMER SERVICE IN CANADA BUT ENEV AFTER 4 CALLS -- NOTHING BUT A RUN A ROUND. *JB

Components: AIR BAGS

November 06, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10202378
Consumer Location: CHARLEVOIX, MI
VIN: 1N6DD26Y6WC****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS HIT HEAD-ON BY AN ERRANT DRIVER. MY AIRBAG DID NOT DEPLOY APPROPRIATELY RESULTING IN A BROKEN JAW IN THREE PLACES, 8 DESTROYED TEETH, AND A FRACTURED SKULL. THE VEHICLE WAS TOTALED BEYOND REPAIR. *JB RECEIVED 12/27/07 64200. UPDATED 12/12/07 *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 15, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10192680
Consumer Location: LEXINGTON, KY
VIN: 1N6DD26Y5WC****

Summary of Complaint

THE PROBLEM IS WITH MY 1998 NISSAN FRONTIER 4X4, THE PROBLEM IS THE SPEEDOMETER IS NOT READING THE CORRECT SPEED, USING A RADAR SPEED SET UP, AND CONFIRMING WITH A GPS, THE READING ON THE SPEEDOMETER SIGNIFICANTLY VARIES, HOLDING THE VEHICLE AT A CONSTANT SPEED OF 50 MPH ON THE OEM SPEEDOMETER WILL GENERATE ACTUAL VEHICLE SPEEDS FROM 42MPH TO 66MPH, MY CONCERN IS MORE SAFETY THAN A SPEEDING TICKET, BASICALLY THE OPERATOR HAS NO IDEA HOW FAST THE VEHICLE IS GOING, SOMETIMES THE SPEEDOMETER WILL JUMP AND MOVE, WHILE AT A CONSTANT SPEED, I HAVE TRIED TO PURCHASE REPLACEMENT PARTS FROM NISSAN, AND HAVE MADE SEVERAL INQUIRIES ON WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT WITHOUT SUCCESS, I HAVE TRIED TO PURCHASE A USED PART AS WELL, WITHOUT SUCCESS, THE FEED BACK I AM GETTING FROM THE FIELD IS THAT THE 1998 AND 1999 MODEL FRONTIERS HAVE A SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM WITH THE SPEEDOMETER, WHICH INDICATES TO ME THERE IS A DESIGN FLAW, THIS COUPLED WITH THE SAFETY ISSUE, I FEEL THAT A INVESTIGATION INTO THIS MAY BE JUSTIFIED, IT WAS ONLY BY OBSERVATION THAT I DETECTED THIS PROBLEM, THERE MAY BE OTHER FRONTIER DRIVERS THAT ARE TOTALLY UNAWARE THAT THE SPEED ON THEIR SPEEDOMETER IS IN ERROR AND COULD HAVE A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS RESULT,

Components: STEERING

March 24, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10186325
Consumer Location: MIDDLETON, WI
VIN: 1N6DD26SXWC****

Summary of Complaint

SMALL CLIP HOLDING TRANSMISSION CABLE TO STEERING COL. FAILED. TRUCK IMMOBILIZED. PART IS ON BACK ORDER FROM NISSAN..... APPROX 2 TO 3 WEEKS FOR DELIVERY. *JB

Components: PARKING BRAKE

July 15, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10169503
Consumer Location: STEVENSVILLE, MI
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE WIRE CONNECTED TO THE PARKING BREAK BECAME HUNG UP ON THE PULLEY SYSTEM AND THE PARKING BREAK WOULD NOT DISENGAGE. STILL HAD TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE ABOUT 5 MILES WITH THE BREAKS ON CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE ROTORS AND MONEY TO HAVE THE PARKING BREAK FIXED. *NM

Components: SUSPENSION

October 01, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10139477
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1N6DD26S9WC****

Summary of Complaint

MY 1998 NISSAN FRONTIER XE KING CAB HAS AROUND 93,400 MILES ON IT AND IT STARTED TO MAKE NOISE ON THE DRIVERS FRONT SIDE, WHEN I WOULD GO OVER BUMPS AND NOW IT MAKES NOISE EVEN ON SMOOTH ROADS. I ASKED MY FRIEND TO TAKE A LOOK UNDER THE LEFT FRONT SIDE OF THE TRUCK AND HE SAID THAT MY STABILIZER BAR IS BROKEN AND THAT HIS FRIEND HAD A 1999 NISSAN FRONTIER XE KING CAB AND IT WAS A RECALL DUE TO THE WASHERS BEING THE WRONG SIZE AND SO HE TOOK MY TRUCK TO THE DEALER LAST WEEK AND THEY TOLD HIM THEIR WAS NO RECALL ON THE STABILIZER BAR AND SO HE TOLD THEM THIS IS SAFETY ISSUE AND HE WOULD CONTACT NISSAN ABOUT THIS ISSUE, YESTERDAY NISSAN CONSUMERS AFFAIRS CONTACTED ME AND TOLD ME THAT THEY TALKED TO THE BUENA PARK NISSAN DEALER AND THAT THEIR WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO BECAUSE THE TRUCK IS OUT OF WARRANTY. IN THE END I AM GOING TO TAKE MY TRUCK TO MY MECHANIC AND HAVE THIS PROBLEM FIXEC, BUT MY FRIEND SAID MY STABILIZER BAR WILL BREAK AGAIN BECAUSE OF THE WRONG SIZE WASHERS, HE FEELS THIS IS A SAFETY DEFECT AND SHOULD BE REPORTED AND THAT NISSAN SHOULD CORRECT THE PROBLEM. *NM

Components: AIR BAGS TIRES

April 18, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10119076
Consumer Location: WEST MONROE, LA
VIN: 1N6SD11S8VC****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH, THE CONSUMER HAD JUST WENT AROUND A CURVE WHEN THE LEFT REAR TIRE BLEW, SHE LOST CONTROL OF VEHICLE, HIT A SIGN AND THEN FLIPPED OVER. THE FRONTAL AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER WERE INJURED. *JB

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

January 27, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10117456
Consumer Location: SACO, ME
VIN: 1N6DD26Y3WC****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUMER WAS INFORMED BY THE DEALERSHIP THAT THE FUME SMELL WAS COMING FROM THE FUEL SENDING UNIT. FUEL LEAK EDFROM THE FUEL SENDING UNIT. DEALERSHIP DID NOT RESOLVE THE PROBLEM. *AK

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

March 30, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10117131
Consumer Location: SACO, ME
VIN: 4A3AX35GXXE****

Summary of Complaint

A GAS FUMES WERE COMING INSIDE FROM THE VENTS OF THE VEHICLE. DRIVER NOTICED THAT WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED A BROWN LIQUID WAS LEAKING ONTO THE GROUND. DRIVER TOOK VEHICLE TO THE DEALER, AND MECHANIC DETERMINED THAT THE SENDING UNIT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. *AK

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 11, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 10112674
Consumer Location: LONG BEACH, CA
VIN: JN1CA21D1WM****

Summary of Complaint

IN FALL OF 2002 MY CAR BEGAN HAVING PROBLEMS, GETTING WORSE UNTIL AN OVERHAUL OF TRANSMISSION WAS REQUIRED FOR $1,269 DUE TO COMPLETE FAILURE.*AK THE CAR JERKED, THE DRIVETRAIN SEMED TO SLIP @ CY AND HWY USE, AND THE REAR GEARFAILED TO WORK AT ALL FINALLY. THE REPAIR SHOP GUESSED MY PROBLEM BEFORE EXAMINING THE CAR, STATING HE SAW IT ALL THE TIME. HE SHOWED ME A PACKAGE OF SMALL PARTS FROM NISSAN CORP.WHICH HE SAID THEY SENT OUT TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEM. HE EXPLAINED NISSAN CHANGED THE TRANSMISSION STYLE FOR APPROX. A 3 YEAR PERIOD (96-98?), USING A SOLENOID (I BELIEVE) THAT HE SAID "FAILED IN ALL CARS MADE WHEN THE CARS REACHED 80,000 MILES." HE SAID THE CARS MADE BEFORE AND AFTER THE 3 YEARS DIDN'T HAVE THIS PROBLEM. MY CAR WAS 3 1/2 YEARS OLD AND HAD 67,525 MILES. THE DRIVETRAIN WARRANTYDIDN'T COVER THE CARSINCE IT WAS MORE THAN 3 YRS OLD AND HAD MORE THAN 60K MILES. PARTS REPLACED WERE TORQUE CONVERTER, BANNER KIT (NISSAN'S KIT), BAND, DRUM GEAR, SUN GEAR FRONT, PLANETARY GEAR SET FRONT AND REAR, AND 10 QRTS OF TRANS. OIL. PARTS COST $909, LABOR $360. DUE TO THE REPAIR SHOP'S KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROBLEM WITHOUT ANY INSPECTION, THEIR POSSESSION OF 'NISSAN FIXER KIT', AND PROBABLE LRG % OF CARS WITH SAME PROBLEM, I THINK NISSAN BUILT A FAULTY CAR COMPONENT, KNEW ABOUT IT,AND EVEN DESIGNED THE TRANNY THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN PUT IN THE CAR ORIGINALLY. I EXPERIENCED NO ACCIDENT OR INJURY, BUT IF THE PARTS CAME LOOSE WHILE ON THE HIGHWAY IT COULD CAUSE VERY QUICK 'SEIZING' STOPS WITH NO WARNING (BRAKE LIGHTS), AND POSSIBLE PROJECTILE LIKE BEHAVIOR OF THE PARTS. I BELIEVE NISSAN IS AT LEAST PARTIALLY LIABLE FOR THIS PROBLEM IF ALL THE INFORMATION I RECEIVED IS CORRECT.

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

July 25, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 10105558
Consumer Location: PALM COAST, FL
VIN: 1N6DD26Y6WC****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING EXHAUST MANIFOLD/CATALYTIC CONVERTER ASSEMBLY FAILED. CONTACTED THE DEARLER. HOWEVER, THE DEALER WILL NOT COOPERATE WITH THE CONSUMER. *AK *NM

Components: TIRES

July 27, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10090031
Consumer Location: HUFFMAN, TX
VIN: 1N6DD21S4WC****

Summary of Complaint

FIRESTONE/BRIDGESTONE, WILDERNESS AT, P215/65R15, DOT#W2ZFNNA377. TIRE SIDEWALL BLEW OUT WHILE DRIVING AT 70 MPH ON THE INTERSTATE. VEHICLE ENDED UP ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. *AK THE CONSUMER INDICATED THAT NOTHNG WAS HIT TO CAUSE THE TIRE TO BLOWOUT. THE TIRE PRESSURE WAS CHECKED BEFORE THE TRIP. IT WAS ALSO CHECK 30 MIN PRIOR TO THE BLOWOUT BECUASE THE CONSUMER FELT A VIBRATION N THE STEERING WHEEL. BOTH TIMES THE PRESSURE WAS NORMAL. *NM

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