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2008 Nissan Frontier

philg87philg87 Posts: 74
edited May 2014 in Nissan
Besides adding a longer bed. What other improvements did the 08 make over the 07?


  • There is the " CAN" wiring standard that all 2008 and newer cars have to have.
    I don't recall it's purpose but you can google it to get the answer.
  • Recently purchased an 08 in Erie,PA.Truck stickerd for 24,845.KC auto 4X4 with VTP.Purchased for invoice minus rebate(2500).Thought this was a fair price.Deal was quick and easy.20,800+TTL
  • have a 07 se 4x4. have a vibration almost all the time the engine is running. when you put a strain on the engine, like raising the windows, you can really feel it on the steering wheel and the brake peddle. its almost like a major vacume leak. had it to the dealer twice. they ain't gotta clue.
  • I just installed a radio but I can't find the antenna wire for my XE base model? Has anyone installed a radio on this truck before.
  • asaasa Posts: 359
    Is your idle speed too low? I'm thinking it should probably be about 700+ RPMs.
  • peterd2peterd2 Posts: 2
    I just purchased this and haven't even picked it up. I;m looking to install an Ipod interface. I have just the stock single CD radio. Do I need to replace the radio with an after market with the interface.? I also believe that CDs are going the way of cassettes. Anyone have any ideas?
  • ron_mron_m Posts: 188
    Are the five-spoke alloy wheels still available for the 2008 SE 4X4? When I went to 'Build Your Frontier' on the Nissan USA website, the only wheel that was shown was a six-spoke style that I don't care for compared to the five-spoke style that I remember seeing on several '07 models. Maybe I just missed something somehow and they are still available.

    Second question. A friend of mine has had problems twice now with the paint on his '07 Frontier along the top of the cab where there is a molding present. Is this a common problem with the paint on '07 model Frontiers, or is he just extremely unlucky? I'm strongly considering the purchase of an '07 or '08 model Frontier, but I want to make sure that I'm not going to have to deal with a bunch of problems.
  • rgswrgsw Posts: 333
    2008 Nissan Frontier V-6 King Cab does not have a locking gas cap or locking door cover for gas filler. Purchased a "locking gas cap at Auto Zone" and the "check engine soon" light come on. Replaced the new locking cap with the original cap. On the way to the dealer to discuss the light, it went out and stayed off the rest of the day. Any suggestions on how to modify the gas cap door/cover to include a key/lock? Dealer had no suggestions.
  • driver56driver56 Posts: 408
    I've heard of such things through this forum, but I've never actually witnessed any paint problems myself. I own an 07 Frontier Crew 4x4 Nismo, and have for going on one year. I currently have 16,000 kilometers (approx. 10,000 miles) on the odometer. I've travelled on practically every road surface imaginable, and see no paint damage at all. I know that the composition of the pints are different now because of environmental concerns, but I'm completely happy with the purchase, have no issues, and the truck has been trouble free.
  • asaasa Posts: 359
    It's been two years since I bought my SE, but I recall that each trim (LE, Nismo, SE) has a different alloy wheel spoke count. You can't pick which wheel you want.

    I've had no paint failure on my cab roof.
  • ninevelninevel Posts: 2

    Could you give the name of the dealership in Erie, PA? You got a great deal on your truck. I live in Buffalo and the dealers here don't deal.

  • aaaaaaxaaaaaax Posts: 2
    I've just bought the Nissan Frontier 4x2 V6 from last week, I have 500 miles even strong engine but now hear the valve noise and engine a little shaking. Did it happen same yours or anyone have more ideas about this?

  • aaaaaaxaaaaaax Posts: 2
    This car uses timing chain that why a little noise....the engine uses the better gas 91 then no more shaking...
  • cornbeefcornbeef Posts: 1
    I have a 2008 Nissan Frontier with 3000 miles. Whenever I back out of my driveway after the truck has been sitting for along time, the brakes squeal. They are OK in the forward direction and do not squeal in reverse after the truck warms up. Does anyone else have this problem? I took it to the dealer and they stated that this was normal when the rotors are wet, cold, etc. However, none of my other vehicles are doing this. I had Nissan Altima that had the same problem a few years back, but they would always squeal until I put aftermarket ceramic pads on it. Then it ran fine. I am wondering if I may need to do the same to the truck. Other than this problem I am happy with the vehicle. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
  • akhodaiakhodai Posts: 1
    I need help. I want to put bigger rims on my 2008 Frontier. Does anyone know anything about the TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR? Can I buy after market sensor that will work on my truck and where?
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,868
    The sensor may be purchased from dealer, aftermarket such as Tirerack, or transferred from existing wheels if compatible.
    If you purchase new sensors, they will have to be programmed to work at the dealer.
  • kpt_volkpt_vol Posts: 2
    I test drove an 08 SE Frontier yesterday and noticed while crusing at about 40 MPH, in traffic, the transmission continually shifted and it was so noisy you could hear the pop in the drive shaft or rear-end. Dealer was great but I wanted to check it to see if others were having this type of problem before continuing with a purchase.

    Thanks for your replys.
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,868
    No problems in an 06 V6.
  • rgswrgsw Posts: 333
    I've had an 08 Nissan Frontier SE V-6 Automatic since March this year and no problems so far with 2000 on odometer. I would not consider the situation/condition you discribed as "normal". I would suggest you test drive a different Nissan Frontier and compare, might even drive a used one if they have it and don't have a similar new one. If it shifts too much in traffic for you, you might depress the button on the shift lever that eliminates the overdrive (5th) gear and only allows the transmission to use four gears forward. Good Luck
  • kpt_volkpt_vol Posts: 2
    Thanks for the replys concerning the Auto Trans. Now the good part any ideas what one should pay for an 08 SE or LE pretty well loaded. It seems everyone has SEs but the option packages vary so much it is hard to get a handle on price. I haven't see an LE but do want to check one out.

    Thanks again
  • rgswrgsw Posts: 333
    I note that the current factory rebate (cash back) is $2500 for the V-6 and $1750 for the 4 cyl. I had no problem getting the $2500 factory discount plus an additional $1000 off sticker price last march. I would hope that you could negotiate a deal at least that good for 2008. My price was $18,500... Good luck.
  • If I purchase new rims from Big O or Les Schwab can they install new sensors for the new rims or dose it still have to be done by a Nissan Dealership ??????
  • Anyone else have/hear about this problem??

    Truck has only 200 total miles on it.

    When shifting from either park, or neutral, to drive, it is sluggish (about a 2 second lag, before you feel it fully in drive).

    Anyone know the cause (it has regular fuel, although the book reccomends premium).
  • kczkcz Posts: 1
    I recently purchased a 2008 Frontier pickup, the truck has been good but the acorn are falling and denting the hood on the truck?? I have to believe this is a quality control issue because I haven’t seen any dents on the rest of the truck or my 2008 Altima. Has anyone had problems like this with Nissan?
  • driver56driver56 Posts: 408
    We have the large horse chestnut trees here on the West coast, they produce a large spiked nut, but I don't have a dent on my 07 Frontier and I drive under them quite often and find myself being bombarded seasonly. The newer vehicles do dent more readily, but that is not acceptable.
  • I've had my 08 frontier nismo since aug and now have 11000 miles on it. The transmission isn't noisy however the driveshaft is. Every time I let off and step on the gas the driveshaft clunks. It's not a u-joint either. I haven't had it checked out yet since I have plenty of warranty left.
  • My 08 nismo does the same thing in forward and reverse. Only when cold when I first apply the brakes. Has since 3000 miles. It's harmless.
  • Mine does the exact same thing and it's not gas related. It's the transmission and I believe it's normal for the most part. My 04 silverado did the same thing and I never had a problem.
  • najawanajawa Posts: 4
    I have a 2008 6 speed manual trans and the gears rake in second and third gear. I can hear it now rather than just feel it when I shift. When the transmission warms up - in about 5 minutes - it stops raking but I can still feel it when I shift. I also hear the clang that those of you with an automatic mentioned. It's as if where the driveshaft attaches to the rear end has a lot of play. It's not the universal. It has the same oil in it that came from the factory. It has 7,000 miles on it. I've had it to the dealer 5 or 6 times and the last time they said that it wasn't bad enough to replace the transmission but this is unacceptable. I have to live with it right now. A rep at the dealer told me there was an expansion/contraction defect in the transmission and that is why it shifts better when it warms up.
  • I have a 2008 Frontier Crew Cab that has brake squeal at low speed stops. Dealer told me it was normal...I really think they were blowing me off. Truck has about 8500 miles on it now.
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