The Frontier got an all-new 310-hp V6 paired with a nine-speed automatic for 2020, the last year before a total redesign. This combination promises better fuel economy and more power than the old 2.5-liter four-cylinder and manual transmission. Last redesigned in 2005, the compact Frontier pickup truck is a dated design that lacks polish.
Alerts
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Frontier to be less reliable than other new cars. This prediction is based on the inconsistencies in some recent Nissan models.

Overall Reliability
The 2020 Nissan Frontier has been recalled 2 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Recalls
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POWER TRAIN
Sep 07, 2022
A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2020-2023 Titan and Frontier vehicles. The transmission parking pawl may not engage when the vehicle is shifted into park, which can result in a vehicle rollaway.
What should you do:
Owners are advised to apply the parking brake every time they park their vehicle. A remedy plan is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 1, 2022. Owners may contact Nissan's customer service at 1-800-867-7669.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 22V671000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 203223
POWER TRAIN
Jun 24, 2022
A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2020-2022 Frontier and Titan vehicles. The transmission parking pawl may not engage when the vehicle is shifted into park, which can result in a vehicle rollaway.
What should you do:
Owners are advised to apply the parking brake every time they park their vehicle. The remedy is currently under development. Interim owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 20, 2022. Second letters will be mailed once the remedy is available. Owners may contact Nissan's customer service at 1-800-867-7669. Nissan's number for this recall is R22A2 R22A3.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 22V457000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 180176
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