About Nissan Frontier
Nissan Frontier is a compact pickup truck manufactured by the exceptional Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Company Ltd since 1997. The first Nissan Frontier was introduced in 1997 for the 1998 model year in North, Central and South American markets to replace the aging 1986.5-1997 Nissan Hardbody Truck. In Asia and Europe, it was called as Nissan Navara. Nissan Frontier is a very popular and successful truck that has received highest rating from IIHS, Edmunds.com's 2011 Top Recommended Compact Truck, J.D. Power and Associates Highest Ranked Midsize Pickup in Initial Quality Award and so on. Until today, it has been produced through three generations.
The second-generation Nissan Frontier (2004-2015) made its debut at the 2004 North American International Auto Show as a 2005 model. Built at the Nissan F-Alpha platform and as competitor to Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier featured a fully boxed ladder frame and got power from a 4.0 L VQ40DE V6 engine that could produce 261 hp and 281 pound-feet of torque and 2.5 L QR25DE V6 engine that could generate 152 hp and 171 pound-feet of torque. And both engines were mated to either 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission. Then the third-generation Nissan Frontier (2014-present) was unveiled on 11 June 2014 as a 2015 model. Now, Nissan Frontier is powered by 2.5 L, 2.3 L I4 engine mated to 7-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission.
Nissan Frontier Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
We all know the main function of a pickup truck is to load and haul heavy items for a long distance, so is the Nissan Frontier. However, this usage makes it easier to wear and tear. In order to slow down the wearing process, you should know:
First, engine issues. To be honest, engine issues in Nissan Frontier include overheating and performance reducing. At the car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com, Nissan Frontier drivers complained that collapsed radiator hose or cooling hose and broken intake manifold gasket would cause coolant leaking and engine overheating, which in return impair other engine parts such as fuel tank, engine control module, throttle cable, drive belt, rod bearing and oil filter. So, if you find your Frontier consume more fuel than before, gives out strange noise and the Check Engine Light comes on, please check above mentioned auto parts as soon as possible.
Second, suspension problem. Suspension issue may not disable the vehicle but it affects driving experience a lot. Some Nissan Frontier owners told that the uneven tire wear caused the vehicle tilting to one side and rattling or squeaking noises from underneath the vehicle annoyed them. The sluggish response in handling and excessive also made an unpleasant driving. Normally, the Frontier sway bar bushing, leaf spring bushing and wheel bearing could be the ones to blame.
An overall good vehicle needs every system in it work hand in hand properly. So, the Frontier valve body in transmission and Frontier parking brake cable in braking also need your extra attention. Besides, some auto parts in Nissan Frontier even need routine maintenance due to harsh working environment or overuse. Seat belt is important in protecting occupants from harm brought by sudden movement, headlight could light up road ahead, and wiper arm could assist wiper blade sweep off debris on windscreen, they all need to be on the routine maintenance list.
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