I have changed tires 3X, 3 batteries, all brakes once and rear differential replaced. Just drove it, fully loaded-4 people on board, at pretty high speed, 1850 km over 3 days and used 11. The most recent was a 2012 Rubicon. I am reading all these complaints and wondering about timing chain, coolant in the tranny, oh my gosh! I have put only around 250 miles since the transmission flush. At times, after vechicle is moving the gear selector can not be placed in next gear, causing vechicle to roll down street under no power until the gear lever will engage. The brake pads were replaced at 10000 miles and at 20000 miles the rotors had to be resurfaced. But I traded it for a truck I liked and enjoyed that as well.
About a month ago at 40k miles the clutch started slipping. These problems are excessive and ridicules for a car that is not even a year old. Nevada dryer, cold weather seems to trigger the knock sensor and that triggers misfire, and this makes the car shake. Other than that I love it. No air bag deployment found that alarming then I go out to look at damage knowing that it's probably totaled.
I drive it daily to work, haul art in It, and take it camping. It is mid April and car is stil rolling. This vehicle has been hands down the most reliable 4x4 I have owned. Original review: June 19, 2017 The 2006 Nissan Xterra I have was bought used. Drive shaft replaced under extended warranty. What if I had been changing lanes? Intermittently while driving at any speed and shifting any gear the vehicle stalled.
I will then approach the local dealer with possibilities. I've owned many vehicles in my life, most of which didn't make it to 100,000 miles, except for a Toyota Celica that made it to 130,000. In all the cars I've had in 30 years this is a first for me. I am keeping mine for at least another four years. In the first year of ownership it spent 45 days in the dealer for mechanical repairs. I like many others would have had no problem paying for a new radiator if I had known about the problem.
Replaced valve cover gaskets and one fuel injector - that's it in the 3-4 yrs I have owned it. The repair would have been less but I had them replace both sides since they had the differential open. The rear differential was replaced. All related to the knock sensor. My mistake was selling that truck because of hard times and no job.
I have never used it to date. They can help you at the parts store if you need help getting the transmission fluid back to the correct level. I might need a Pathfinder now, for extra room. They have had to use a tool that may damage my vehicle to open it. I continued my journey to Nevada, December 2014. Successful repair using a non-Nissan replacement carrier.
All other things done on it have been general maintenance. The shop identified the oily coolant and knew the transmission fluid mixing had started. I am more familiar with the japanese motors and trannys and have owned a few older 90's Toyotas 4x4 pickups which where great fun and handle great off road. This dealership never disclosed that this vehicle had so many recalls on major parts of this vehicle. Now the clutch need to be replaced after I have it 6 months of me driving it around town. Great handling and yes you feel it. The car is only 4 years old with 74k miles.
I had a Nissan Xterra couple years back 2004 and it performed great. I called around to Independent garages and they said timing chains should last between 60k -75k miles and 40k is waaaaay too early. So I know I will get no answers to my own car's issues. Yeah the transmission fluid is expensive. If you can find a good used, buy it. All within the first 27K miles. I have a grinding noise coming from the back of the vehicle.