About Nissan Xterra
Nissan Xterra is a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) manufactured by the exceptional Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Company Ltd from 1999 to 2015 for North American market. The first Nissan Xterra was introduced in 1999 for the 2000 model year as a compact SUV. Sharing the Nissan F-Alpha platform with Nissan Frontier pickup, Nissan Xterra had been produced through two generations and received many awards and recognition such as Motor Trend's Sport Utility of the year, North American Truck of the Year, Car and Driver Magazine's Rock-Hopper SUV winner, Edmunds.com Editor's Most Wanted Vehicle and so on.
The first-generation Nissan Xterra (1999-2004) was initially introduced in two trim levels: Xterra XE and Xterra SE in 1999 as a 2000 model. But it got many engine options ranging from 2.4 L KA24DE I4 that could produce 143 hp petrol engine to 2.8 L TDI CRD 4.07TCE I4 engine with output of 140 hp. All its engines were mated to either a 4-speed automatic or a 5-speed manual transmission. Then the redesigned Nissan Xterra released at the 2004 New York International Auto Show unveiled the beginning of the second generation (2005-2015). It then was offered in X, S, and PRO-4X trim levels. But then Nissan Xterra was powered by only one 4.0 L VQ40DE V6 engine mated to 5-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission.
Nissan Xterra Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a compact and mid-size SUV, Nissan Xterra is popular both among people with family and people who love travel through harsh road conditions. In order to realize its functions in both commuting and traveling well, you need to know this knowledge well:
First, suspension failure. When traveling, meeting harsh road conditions such as high steep mountains or rapid waters are not rare, a well-functioning suspension is supposed to ease the discomfort when meeting these situations. However, some Nissan Xterra drivers said the vehicle would bounce while driving and bottom out, make squealing noises and vibrate intensely. What's more, when braking, the vehicle would swerve or nose dive so that it needs more time to stop the vehicle. The sluggish response in handling also put occupants' lives at stakes. Actually, this failure could be solved by replacing the Xterra sway bar bushing, leaf spring bushing, leaf spring, shocker absorber, control arm bushing or wheel bearing.
Second, issues on braking, transmission and engine. According to Nissan Xterra owners the braking issue in the vehicle mainly manifest as the parking cable could not hold the vehicle properly and the Parking Brake Light was activated, so you can just replace the parking brake cable to solve this. As for transmission, the most common in Nissan, this time, you need to focus on your Xterra valve body and drive shaft. Throttle cable, oxygen sensor, intake manifold gasket and oil filter caused engine performance issues such as slow acceleration response or inability to start can be the ones to blame.
You will know the difficulty when maintaining your Nissan Xterra as it has so many auto parts. To be honest, if you know what parts need regular and routine maintenance, maintaining won't be a torture for you. Seat belt works as a protector when encountering collision needs to be replaced after every accident when pretensioner is activated. Wiper arm and its buddy wiper blade make a difference in providing excellent and clear driving vision, they are both important in keep you safe. While cabin air filter plays a bigger role in venting fresh air and trapping contaminations in air so that making a comfortable driving environment.
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