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Nissan Frontier 2005+



  • philg87philg87 Posts: 72
    rebates and low finance rates
  • is your nissan a 2001? if it is it may be on recall. mine was and consistantly had the light turning off and on. when i asked to have it reset they stated it would not turn on and was on again after the first tank off gas. the easy way of telling if it is on recall is to watch and see if gas squirts out of the tank when filling. it is a defect in a sensor. when the sensor is fixed it also seals the leak and creates the correct suction in the tank and turns off the light. they may try to tell you that the light is on because you need a new catalytic converter....dont believe it. my truck is fine now for almost half a year.
  • kipper1kipper1 Posts: 4
    I have a question for you. I talked to Nissan customer service yesterday regarding the SE CC 4x4 factory keyless entry listed on their website (SE pop. pack). They indicated that it is mistake and will be taken off (along with the fog lights). You are indicating that keyless entry has been added to the SE. Has anyone heard anything about this?
  • asaasa Posts: 359
    Nissan recently added keyless entry to the SE Power Package because I just saw several new SE CCs on the lot with keyless entry specificly noted on the factory window price sticker. Too, the Power Package price has just jumped like $200 to reflect the addition of keyless entry. I think the customer service person is misinformed. The last time I phoned Nissan to ask about something, the woman I spoke to was just plain angry that I'd called; I'm not sure where they get their people from.

    I've not heard anything about factory fog lights on the SE nor adding 8-way *manual* seats like NISMO gets. I think it's pretty rediculous that Nissan provides only basic seats in SE. I mean what can Nissan be saving here? $10 ?

    It's this kind of confusion, uncertainty and oddities that are keeping me out of an '05.

  • kipper1kipper1 Posts: 4
    Thanks, I too am waiting for the '06 models.

    I saw the fog lights listed as stand. equip. on their website - after you 'build your frontier', view printable summary, look under Exterior Equipment. It will be interesting to see how long it takes for a SE CC w/keyless entry to make to my area - Springfield, IL.
  • asaasa Posts: 359
    Oh yes, now I recall seeing the Fog Light listing on the SE website build summary. It's wrong as you know.* I would think that a manufacturer would keep its website current and accurate, as its a wellspring of knowledge for dealers too. I remember that when the Chevy Colorado was introduced, GM's webpage had all sorts of errors on the Coly and Canyon. I think it took until the '05s until they finally squared things up. Hopefully Nissan will do the same on Fronty's website for the '06s.


    * You can buy Nissan parts to add Fog Lights to the SE and the install process has been pretty well documented on other forums.
  • lumbarlumbar Posts: 421
    I think there's a pretty significant mistake on the Frontier site now about VDC being standard on most/many models-- without the traction package.

    I saw a couple of posts about this here awhile ago, but has anyone looked into it?
    I've been planning to call Nissan and see what's what, but I'm not sure I'll even get the straight dope from customer service.
  • centralcalcentralcal Posts: 215
    For anyone interested, just found out from AZTrucks that a power rear sliding window will be available for the Fronty by mid July. Email said special order, so it won't be on the website. Price was $515, a little expensive, but I think it will very nice, great with the sunroof.

    Also, I am at 12,500 miles, loving this truck. I see why they made the interior the way they did, my truck still looks brand new.
  • asaasa Posts: 359
    Word on the street is that Nissan just announced a $1,000 rebate on '05 Frontier this week. I don't have any details, nor can I verify that it's true, but several people have said so on another forum.
  • svslarrysvslarry Posts: 12
    My salesman just called me w/ the good news today. I have had a KC SE on order since April & it's due in any day. He told me Nissan just announced the $1000 rebate.
  • rockdocrockdoc Posts: 6
    I just purchased a 2005 Frontier 4x4 Crewcab Nismo using a Ford Ranger for trade-in. The Crewcab Nismo has P265/75R16 tires. This is a pretty wide tire for snow use.

    I notice that the Frontier XE tire size is P235/75R15, which is the same size as the Ranger's studded snow tires that I have retained. I presume that the Crewcab Nismo has the speedometer, odometer and perhaps other components (ABLS? I chose not to get the VDC/HDC/HSA package) calibrated for the larger tires. Would there be any substantive problems, other than speedometer and odometer inaccuracies, if I were to use the Ranger's 235/75R15 snow tires on my Nismo Crewcab?

    I live in a mountainous area with steep slopes and lots of black ice during the winter. Having driven with and without snow tires on my Ranger and other vehicles in winter, I find that snow tires add an important traction component to winter driving in my location.
  • waterman1waterman1 Posts: 21
    i have a SE 6 spd and i like it a lot. the 6 spd manual trans is a good match to the new engine. if manual is what your looking for you won't go wrong. and yes it's smooth as silk. and i have not been lost in the shift pattern yet!!!
  • waterman1waterman1 Posts: 21
    ">I know that I posted a message before on this subject, but has anyone else noticed that the oil pressure drops almost to low when the engine is warmed up and at idle.
  • asaasa Posts: 359
    It's normal and is mentioned in the owner's manual I think. Our old Volvo did the same and it was normal too.
  • waterman1waterman1 Posts: 21
    what i am asking is if anyone else with a 2005 frontier has noticed the oil pressure drop. i have owned several other cars and none of them had that much of a drop at idle. i know what it says in the owners manual. I don't want to have problems down the road because the engine wasn't getting enough oil!
  • 2005lekc2005lekc Posts: 145

    My local dealer told me that this was normal and that if I had an oil pressure failure
    I would see red lights and hear an alarm.

    Back in the days of mechanical oil pressure all of the cars I owned did this as the
    pressure fluctuated with the engine speed. I am not sure what in the Frontier system
    causes this, but unless I miss my guess there will be someone out there that will be
    able to tell us what is happening.

  • philg87philg87 Posts: 72
    thanks waterman1 thats what i need to here just have not had a chance to test drive one yet. :(
  • ukbballfanukbballfan Posts: 13
    I just read where Ford is matching G.M.'s employee discount program through Aug. 1st and Chrysler is expected to follow tomorrow...wonder if Nissan will ever join in?
  • severesevere Posts: 10
    Here in central NC, there is one dealership who is already doing that. However it is not ALL Nissan dealerships. This is in conjunction with the $1000 cash back incentive that is currently offered.

    I really like the Frontier and have been weighting the options on a 4x4 Nismo CC. The thing is, I'm having a hard time coping with the gas mileage. Maybe I'll look in to a 4x2. I swear I wish they had the diesel version available in the US.
  • jwill123jwill123 Posts: 1
    Yes- I have an 05 that does the same thing. I didn't think it was unusual for such a big engine, but I'm not an expert with engines. I have not been completely satisfied with my Nissan which is 30 days old. It is in service now for a main seal leak- This is where the engine meets the transmission. I am asking that Nissan replace the truck because I have had to add about 2 quarts of oil in the first 30 days. Does anyone agree/disagree that truck should be replaced by Nissan? I just don't want problems to occur down the road due to this issue during the crtical break in period. Anyone else out there with 05's? This is my first Nissan and I love the truck just don't like the way Nissan treats their customers (so far anyway). I have had two Tacomas and never had one problem. Let me know what experiences you've had as Nissan Frontier owners.
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