Safety Ratings
2003 Nissan Xterra
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 2.0000
Number of Recalls3
Number of Complaints55
Number of Investigations1
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2003 Nissan Xterra vehicles

2003 Nissan Xterra (11/11/2010)  

Campaign Number: 10V554000

Component Name: STEERING:COLUMN

Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.

Description: NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2004 FRONTIER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 9, 2001 THROUGH OCTOBER 20, 2004, AND MODEL YEAR 2002-2004, XTERRA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 9, 2001, THROUGH JANUARY 6, 2005. OVER TIME CORROSION MAY FORM IN THE LOWER STEERING COLUMN JOINT AND LIMIT MOVEMENT OF THE JOINT. THE LIMITED MOVEMENT OF THIS JOINT MAY CREATE EXCESSIVE LOAD ON THE LOWER STEERING COLUMN SHAFT. IF THE VEHICLE CONTINUES TO BE DRIVEN IN THIS CONDITION, IT MAY LEAD TO CRACKING OF THE SHAFT DURING LOW SPEED MANEUVERS THAT REQUIRE LARGE STEERING INPUTS.

Defect: THE SHAFT MAY BREAK WHICH COULD RESULT IN LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL DURING THESE LOW SPEED MANEUVERS INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: THE STEERING COLUMN SHAFT AND JOINT WILL BE REPLACED WITH A SHAFT OF A DIFFERENT DESIGN. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 13, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

2003 Nissan Xterra (5/24/2004)  

Campaign Number: 04V230000

Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.

Description: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH SIX CYLINDER ENGINES AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FOUR OR SIX CYLINDER ENGINES, THE FUEL PUMP TERMINAL ON THE FUEL-SENDING UNIT CAN DEVELOP A CRACK IN THE PLASTIC MOLDING. THIS CAN CAUSE THE TERMINAL STRIP TO CORRODE UNDER SOME ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS.

Defect: IF CORROSION OCCURS, THE TERMINAL STRIP COULD EVENTUALLY BREAK CAUSING THE FUEL PUMP TO STOP OPERATION. THIS WILL RESULT IN NOT BEING ABLE TO START THE ENGINE OR CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STOP RUNNING WITHOUT WARNING, WHICH CAN RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action: IN THE FOLLOWING STATES, DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL-SENDING UNIT. THESE STATES ARE CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, TENNESSEE, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IN THE OTHER STATES, THE DEALER WILL INSPECT THE FUEL PUMP TERMINAL ON THE SENDING UNIT FOR CORROSION. IF CORROSION IS PRESENT, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE UNIT. IF THERE IS NOT CORROSION, THE DEALER WILL APPLY SEALANT TO THE TERMINAL HOUSING TO HELP PREVENT CORROSION IN THE FUTURE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JUNE 28, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

2003 Nissan Xterra (11/12/2002)  

Campaign Number: 02V299000

Component Name: SUSPENSION:REAR

Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.

Description: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, WATER MAY ENTER THE REAR AXLE HOUSING DUE TO INADEQUATE SEALING OF THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) SENSOR.

Defect: THIS CAN RESULT IN CORROSION AND EVENTUAL FAILURE OF THE WHEEL BEARING. IF THIS OCCURS, THE WHEEL ASSEMBLY COULD SEPARATE FROM THE VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE REAR AXLE FOR WATER INTRUSION AND ANY AFFECTED COMPONENTS WILL BE REPLACED. THE ABS SENSOR WILL BE RESEALED TO PREVENT WATER INTRUSION. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DECEMBER 10, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.

2003 NISSAN XTERRA for sale

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$8,000

2003 NISSAN XTERRA

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 143832 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Rockford, IL
  • MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy

$8,997

2003 NISSAN XTERRA SE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 131511 Miles
  • Ext Color: Beige
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy

$11,500

2003 NISSAN XTERRA SE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 82622 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gold
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Littleton, CO
  • MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy

New Listing
$3,998

2003 NISSAN XTERRA XE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 221009 Miles
  • Ext Color: Beige
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Clearwater, FL
  • MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy

$6,494

2003 NISSAN XTERRA XE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 171813 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Littleton, CO
  • MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy

$6,498

2003 NISSAN XTERRA XE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 157609 Miles
  • Ext Color: Brown
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Englewood, CO
  • MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy

$6,491

2003 NISSAN XTERRA XE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 164695 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Knoxville, TN
  • MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy

New Listing
$7,301

2003 NISSAN XTERRA XE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 122379 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Peoria, AZ
  • MPG: 15 City / 19 Hwy

New Listing
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2003 NISSAN XTERRA SE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 78486 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Albuquerque, NM
  • MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy

$9,995

2003 NISSAN XTERRA SE S/C

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 132705 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Colorado Springs, CO
  • MPG: 14 City / 17 Hwy

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2003 NISSAN XTERRA SE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 70996 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy

New Listing
$8,000

2003 NISSAN XTERRA XE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 82131 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Chesapeake, VA
  • MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy

$5,992
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2003 NISSAN XTERRA XE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 104441 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Egg Harbor Township, NJ
  • MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy

$8,989

2003 NISSAN XTERRA XE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 83469 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Allentown, PA
  • MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy

$5,888
Price Reduced

2003 NISSAN XTERRA XE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 167977 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy
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