What's Wrong with the Nissan Xterra?

Xterra owners have made 1046 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the transmission (66%), followed by the engine (11%) and the interior (5%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Xterra.

Comparing Xterra Generations

You should avoid the 2nd generation (2005–2015) Xterra because of its overall PainRank™ of 17.21. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
2nd Gen Xterra 2005–2015
956 17.21
1st Gen Xterra 2000–2004
90 6.18

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    The Worst Xterra Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2001 (14), 2012 (11), 2003 (10), 2009 (7), 2015 (7), 2011 (6), 2014 (5), 2010 (4), and 2013 (2).