NISSAN XTERRA Suspension Front problems : 1.
1. Front Right Lower A-frame (swing Arm) Fractured And Released Ball Joint Resulting In Car Collapsing Onto The Tire. Failure Appears To Be Caused By Metal Fatigue Due To Rough Edges Of Broken Areas. Ball Joint Is In Good Shape And Still Grips A Piece Of The A-frame. There Was No Accident Due To The Fact The Vehicle Was Being Operated At A Very Low Speed At The Time Of The Incident. Had It Happened At A High Rate Of Speed Would Likely Have Caused A Rollover Crash With Fatalities Possible. Vehicle Has Not Yet Been Repaired, All Parts Will Be Retained When It Is. 2. Left Rear Anti Sway Bar Mounting Clamp Failed Due To Metal Fatigue Just Days Prior To This Resulting In The Anti Sway Bar Bar Pummeling The Steel Brake Line Until It Sprang A Leak. This Resulted In A Total Loss Of Brakes. I Replaced The Broken Clamp And Brake Line. Again No Crash Occurred Due To Low Speed Operation. I Have The Parts And Pieces In My Possession. 3. Prior To This By A Few Weeks The Left Front Free Wheeling Hub Disintegrated While The Car Was Being Driven. I Replaced The Hub But Have Some Pieces. I Have No Theory About What Caused This Failure, But It Could Have Caused A Loss Of Control And Subsequent Accident. We Live In The Foothills Of The Sierra Nevadas And Many Roads Are Perched Along Steep Rocky Slopes. A Loss Of Control Caused By Any Of These Incidents Could Have Proved Fatal. This Car Has Only 90206 Miles On It And Has Been Driven Gently. I Have Since Discovered On A User Forum For xterra Fans That The Rear Sway Bar Has Been A Well Known Problem With Them For Quite A While With The Result That They Recommend Removing The Sway Bar Altogether And Beefing Up The Rear Shocks. This Suggests That The xterras Should Be Recalled On The Rear Sway Bar Issue. *tr
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 90206 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5N1ED28Y74C. NISSAN XTERRA 2004 problem was reported in GREENWOOD, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.
Mar 04, 2009
2004 NISSAN XTERRA problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used NISSAN XTERRA, driving a 2004 NISSAN XTERRA, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Suspension Front problems and defects.