This version of the Frontier shares a platform and components with the larger Titan pickup and Xterra SUV. It is a big step forward compared to the old version. We found this Frontier quick and nimble with a tolerable ride. The powerful engine gives it a V8-like feel. The tight rear seat is a drawback and the tailgate is very heavy. Side- and curtain-airbags and stability control are standard equipment.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard from 2003. ESC standard from 2010. Side and head protection air bags standard from 2010.
Road Test

This version of the Frontier shares a platform and components with the larger Titan pickup and Xterra SUV. It is a big step forward compared to the old version. We found this Frontier quick and nimble with a tolerable ride. The powerful engine gives it a V8-like feel. The tight rear seat is a drawback and the tailgate is very heavy. Side- and curtain-airbags and stability control are standard equipment.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD, Rear
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
extended cab
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2.5-liter 4 (152 hp)
  • 4-liter V6 (261 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2010 Nissan Frontier owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"$4000 in repair parts and still not fixed. Variable code readings from multiple same part replacements. Parts replacing game instead of a diagnosis. Others tell me of the same expensive evasive fix"

Anonymous, MO (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"the light and 2 other lights come on on the dashboard when start the engine.........will stay on.......or when they don't come on all you have to do is put the truck in reverse and then will come on"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Nissan Frontier 4.0-L V6)

"IT SEEMS THAT ALL THESE MODELS FOR THE YEAR 2010 HAVE THAT PROBLEM"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Nissan Frontier 4.0-L V6)

"VBS system would not engage"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X 4.0-L V6)

"2/2020 failure, 3/2020 Repair. The front ABS sensor(s) port oxidation caused sensor tolerance to change. This caused ABS pump pulsing/noise and slight brake pull. Due to age/oxidation hubs and sensors were both replaced."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"one caliper on the rear brakes froze up producing uneven pad wear"

Stephen E., PA (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"Corrosion buildup causing brake pads to stick, overheat. Rotors corroded"

Michael W., ME (2010 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0-L V6)
Master cylinder

"Failed due to leaking MC.( replaced under warranty)..also returned to dealership to check for faulty breaking system as the D*** thing WON'T stop...LOUSY BRAKES !!!"

Anonymous, MN (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"122000 miles on rear brake pads and front& rear rotors ain't bad! This was second time the front pads were replaced."

Anonymous, VA (2010 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0-L V6)

"At 11500 it needed a brake job"

Anonymous, MN (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Brake pads & rotor have been replaced twice since new in 2010. Excessive wear with very little mileage on the truck"

Anonymous, VT (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"brakes wear bad on this truck."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"Seemed to go thru brakes every year"

Lloyd M., NH (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"The VBS system problem was diagnosed by the dealer as break wear. However, after the break overhaul the problem reoccured and I went to an independent shop that found a leaking breakline that I believe was the original cause of the problem and not break wear. This should be a black mark for the dealer and not the Nissan Frontier."

Anonymous, CO (2010 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X 4.0-L V6)

"needed new brakes at about 30000 miles. I'm not a heavy braker"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"Had to replace brakes and Rogers at 14000 miles"

Donald B., NJ (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"The breaks experienced some rusting and were virtually gone at just 21,000 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"Twice within 30K miles I've had to replace rotors and calipers. This vehicle has not been driven very far or very hard. I'm inclined to wonder about the quality of materials that go into the brake apparatus. Winters here are very hard on automobile r"

T P., PA (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)
Rotors

"Brake rotors warped causing wheel vibration / pulsating & squeaking under braking. Also, rotor surface acquired rust."

Ted K., WA (2010 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X 4.0-L V6)

"rotors rusted and wore out fast also"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"Warping of front rotors, replaced after 5000 miles after repair (turned and pad replacement)"

Anonymous, WV (2010 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X 4.0-L V6)
Squeaking

"Brakes squeak when vehicle is placed in reverse"

Donald B., NJ (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"Brake consistently sqeak and more so when humid or damp. Very irritating"

Calvin I., AZ (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water flooded the right front floorboard from the evaporator drain- it apparently is a known problem since 2005 that Nissan has yet to correct."

William L., TX (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"started about 16000 miles,coolant leak. problem was resolved"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"exhaust pipe rattle at certain rpm's"

Larry H., NE (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"I absolutely LOVE my Frontier, but I have two cabin squeaks that just drive me CRAZY. I found one...the drivers side seat belt where it attaches by the console. Didn't squeak when new because there was a sticker on the part, but when the sticker wore thru it started to squeak and I had to put a small dab of grease on it...and then have to continue to do that about every six months (!). The other squeak I've not found, frustratingly, but I think it might be the other end of the seat belt attac"

Dean S., MO (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"when in reverse and you use brakes it sounds very loud and scratchy"

Anonymous, TN (2010 Nissan Frontier 4.0-L V6)

"vibration somewhere along the exhaust system between 2000 and 3000 rpm"

Larry H., NE (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"heat shield rattles when idling"

Stephen E., PA (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"transmission vibration after excelleration"

Larry H., NE (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"dealer found "wire" tied to muffler. remove it and vibration stop. but it took four compliants to fix"

Anonymous, NE (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)
Wind noise

"severe wind noise. all over vehicle,, opening sun roof sounds like a wind storm"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Differential

"Needed a new one, soon. So I traded it in"

Lloyd M., NH (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"External relief valve frozen causing seals to leak. Differential had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"clunks when it shifts lower gears"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0-L V6)

"One of the bearings went out on the rear differential. I was not able to buy this bearing separately even from Nissan. I had to buy a complete differential to replace one bearing. The cost of this was between 3000 and 4000 dollars. This is another reason I will not buy another Nissan product."

Anonymous, KS (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"Rear axle seals, both sides"

Yolanda B., NY (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear axle seals leaked profusely. Soaked brakes, pads, rotors, etc. Replaced axles, brakes, differential."

Anonymous, NC (2010 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X 4.0-L V6)
Electrical failure

"One of the air control doors stopped functioning therefore could not change the direction of the air flow. always got hot air. While the dealer mechanic was under the dash he changed out the other two controls."

Anonymous, SC (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)
Traction control

"$4000 in repair expenses and the Stability control light it still on. Actually 4 indicator lights on the dash. Dealers can't fix it"

Anonymous, MO (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"flanges and gaskets rotted out and broke off"

James L., MA (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"getting p0420 code catalyst below efficency, was told that the entire exhaust had to be replaced from the exhaust manifolds back, at the cost of $2800.00"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"Front units plugged and had to be changed. $3,,000 from the dealer but I did it for under $1,000 using after market parts"

Anonymous, AB (2010 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X 4.0-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

"pipes rusted out"

James L., MA (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"exhaust leak"

James S., NY (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"Have had to bring truck in 3 times since 2010 for this problem. Finally the heat shield was removed!"

Anonymous, VT (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)
Muffler

"need new muffler"

James S., NY (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)
Pipes

"the whole system south of the differential had to be replaced"

Anonymous, ME (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"Cooling works on low speed. When blower is set to a higher speed the cooling/compressor goes off"

Danny R., NY (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower went out at 89000 miles. First repair since the truck was driven off the dealer lot 4.5 years previously"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)
Evaporator

"It was repaired twice. First it was misdiagnosed with a leaking hose and the freon again leaked out. The second time it was diagnosed as a leaking evaporator and that solved the problem"

Anonymous, LA (2010 Nissan Frontier XE 4.0-L V6)

"water leakage from drain flooded right front floorboard- a problem Nissan has known of for years but failed to correct."

William L., TX (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)
Heater system

"heater hose broke"

Darryl R., CA (2010 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"4/2019 no cooling/defrost humidity control. Leak at condenser intake connection/o-ring. 6/2019 Repair. I think a one bolt connection is a poor design."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"The placement of the vent for the fuel tank was placed so it plugged easily. I had to run a line from the vent to the engine compartment to keep it from plugging"

A K., KS (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"I live on a dirt road. The placement of the vent system for the fuel causes it to plug with dirt meaning I have to constantly replace the canisters. This usually has a cost of 300 to 500 dollars. Nissan does not have a fix for this problem. I will not buy another Nissan product."

Anonymous, KS (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"Catalytic converter and O2 sensors failed because of ignition coil failure. Replaced all cat converters and sensors on that side of engine that experienced coil failure."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Service engine lgt came on. Was the max air flow sensor. This was replaced and was fine for 2 wks & service engine lgt came on again while idling. Returned and diagnostics showed same code as originally. My mechanic did a full check and could not make a definitive diagnosis. They were able to get the lgt to go off so I am now keeping an eye on to see if it comes on again. No lose in mpg since new max air flow sensor changed & truck is running ok"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0-L V6)

"Check engine light was on. Mechanic said after coding that it was related to O2 sensor. Replaced driver side air/fuel ratio sensor."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"2nd clutch in this vehicle"

Bill L., FL (2010 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X 4.0-L V6)

"second clutch in 2 years of ownership at 79k. my other 2 Subaru stick shifts still have original clutch one at 101k and the 90k."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"It seems that the Nissan Frontiers have transmission and clutch issues. The transmission and clutch still don't feel right and give me no confidence. There is a rattle shifting between 1st/2nd and 2nd/3rd"

SUSn G., NY (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"Clutch started slipping and got worse in a short period of time, thus requirimg replacement"

Anonymous, BC (2010 Nissan Frontier LE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"i caused the problem by trying to pull another heavier truck that was broken down on my mountain uphill! and the women either had it park or was holding the brakes when i tried to start the pull(which i did complete). when i got going, i could smell the clutch ware. at that time it had approx. 80+ thousand on the clutch. it was still able to drive, but i could feel slippage, so rather than be broken down sometime, somewhere, i thought it'd be smarter to go ahead and do a clutch/throwout bearing replacement...which my room mate and myself did. i do NOT feel this was a Nissan problem...it was due for clutch replacement anyway and self inflicted."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Rust

"rust is forming on the lower inside edge of the right front door and the lower left inside edge of the tailgate"

Anonymous, MB (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"developed rust around the wheel wells only on one side."

Anonymous, NE (2010 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0-L V6)

"Bumper rust on exposed chrome surfaces. Paint blasted off on the forward lower leading edge of the rear qurter panels in front of rear tires. Frame rust at all welded joints"

Michael W., ME (2010 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0-L V6)

"Had to replace rear bumper due to rust. Paint was bubbling on face"

Anonymous, WV (2010 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X 4.0-L V6)

"First rear bumper replaced because of rust. Now replacement bumper is rusting. When I pass other Frontiers on the highway they frequently have rusty bumpers. Seems to be a consistent issue"

John E., MA (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"It appeared the battery was going completely flat intermittently. The starter motor wouldn't turn over. After checking the alternator and battery found the problem on YouTube. The security system was intermittently failing to recognize the keys. Fixed myself using tutorial on YouTube."

Anonymous, BC (2010 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X 4.0-L V6)
Body control module

"I had to replace on of the computer modules in the dashboard. It went out with no warning and I had to have my truck towed to a repair shop as the vehicle would not start"

Martin C., TX (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)
Keyless entry

"the driver's door would no longer open with the remote control. it required the key"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)
Warning lights

"random read out about systems being activated when they are not"

Anonymous, BC (2010 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"It was a replacement battery. Not sure if it was genuine Nissan. After about 2 years, it would lose charge capability even if I had run the radio w/o having the engine on for 10 minutes"

Philip D., ME (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"have to change battery yearly or sooner"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Nissan Frontier 4.0-L V6)
Coil

"Had 2 ignition coil failures (each cylinder has its own coil). The 1st one caused the catalytic converters and an O2 sensor on that side to fail. The 2nd coil failure occurred 7 months later, but I was able to keep the catalytic converters from failing. I replaced all remaining original coils after the 2nd coil failed."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"jest needed replacement after almost 20000 miles"

M S., SC (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"Linkage locked up....would not allow selection of all gear options"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0-L V6)
Rough shifting

"I have driven stick shift since I was 15-cars and trucks. I have never had an automobile shift so erratically"

SUSn G., NY (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Transfer case needed new seal. Covered under warranty"

Anonymous, AB (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"The truck would not start even when AAA came to try to get it running. The main computer died. The truk was 7 years old but only had approximately 63,000 miles on it. A very Expensive repair and the Nissan dealership where I bought the truck offered no help except to install a new one and charge full price"

Philip D., ME (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"engine control module would not work below 5 above zero had to replace dealer 650.00 place your keys that start are linked to it since then no problem"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X 4.0-L V6)
Oil leaks

"oil cooler o-ring"

Darryl R., CA (2010 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Shocks or struts

"122000 miles for the rear struts is more than acceptable to me."

Anonymous, VA (2010 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Leaf springs broke. Replaced leaf spring along with rear shocks. It should be noted that I live on a dirt road that is very rough"

Lloyd M., NH (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

"replaced the rear springs twice, and the front springs once due to breakage.."

Anonymous, MA (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Radio

"AM side of radio inoperative"

Anonymous, NE (2010 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0-L V6)

"Persistent static. The radio was replaced"

Anonymous, BC (2010 Nissan Frontier 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Occasional the radio is inoperable. "Fixes" itself after a day or so. Dealer was not able to recreate the problem. Has not done it in the past 6 months"

Lincoln M., ME (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Antifreeze leaked from breaking welds among the fins."

Sandra M., NY (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)
Radiator

"Overheating. Radiator found to be leaking among the fins, then antifreeze boiling off. So did not see evidence. Had to replace radiator. Shop said was danger of antifreeze migrating into the engine."

Sandra M., NY (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Head gasket

"manifold gasket needed replacement"

M S., SC (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Removable tailgate has a problem in that the bottom corners of the tailgate are flimsy and bend during removal/reinstall. Mine has been bent on the lower right for almost as long as I owned the vehicle"

John E., MA (2010 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0-L V6)
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