The Frontier got a new 310-hp, 3.8-liter V6 paired with a nine-speed automatic last year, before a total redesign. This combination promises better fuel economy and more power than the old 4.0-liter V6. Last redesigned in 2005, this compact pickup is a dated design that lacks polish. In our tests we found the Frontier to be quick and relatively nimble, but it has a very stiff ride.
    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 2021 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, 2020-2022 Frontier, and 2023 Z 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. Dealers will perform the applicable repairs below, free of charge: ? Model Year 2020-2022 Frontier vehicles: reprogram Transmission Control Module (TCM) ? Model Year 2020-2022 Titan vehicles: reprogram TCM and Engine Control Module (ECM) ? Model Year 2023 Titan vehicles: reprogram TCM ? Model Year 2023 Z vehicles: reprogram TCM. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed October 21, 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: 197230
    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. Dealers will replace the transmission parking pawl pin, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 2022. 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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