It's a Nissan truck that looks good. Beware
We purchased our Nissan 4x4 truck knowing there was a very small area of rust starting to appear around the drivers side front fender. The truck was for my son, it was to be his 1st vehicle and with the mileage at 55,000 miles, the motor, transmission and transfer case all seemed to be in very good condition, and we paid almost $7000.00.
After we purchased the truck, the rust became more and more noticeable, almost to where the front fender was falling off the car.
Next the front brake calipers rusted so bad the began to lose fluid. I replace both calipers only to find the ABS unit had begun to leak also. Before I was done, I replaced 4 brake lines, 1 ABS unit, 2 front calipers and 2 rotors.
We purchased this truck from a very well known local dealer, and felt safe with the information he had told us about the rust not being a structural issue. Because of all the problems we have been having with the truck, we decided, after owning it one year and driving about 10,000 to trade it in and take the loss. We had no idea what was coming next, when we went to a car lot we were told the truck's frame was so unsafe they couldn't by law resale the car. They told my son and myself we shouldn't be driving it at all. Not believing the frame could be that bad, I took it to 2 more lots, and saying nothing about the frame, both lots were as concerned for our safety as was the 1st one.
Two of the lots I knew the people I was speaking to. I'm a Building Inspector in the Township. We then drove home and parked the truck.
If you own a Nissan pickup, any model, please have it checked out by your mechanic. We all carry very important passengers in our vehicles.
One the main problems is brake lines rusting thru, and with the fluid leaking out you have no brakes.
The other main problems is the framing rusting so badly it rusts all the way thru, and the truck's frame could easily break in half.
*** Toyota had the same problems during the same years, but because they care about the safety of their customers, they are offering these owners 15% above Kelly Blue to buy back their trucks. ***
We should all get together and file a class action law suit to get their attention.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th August, 2008