2002 Nissan X-Terra SE/supercharged V6 S/C from North America
While shifting from 2wd to 4wd at any speeds above 15 mph, it makes a terrible grinding noise. Nissan techs says it's normal for this vehicle. Also, extremely poor gas mileage.
Gas mileage is below average. Got 12 to 14 miles per gallon.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th April, 2004
5th Jul 2004, 23:08
Shifting from 2wd to 4wd above 15mph??? c'mon now, that's like rule#1 in Four Wheeling 101: do not shift between drives above 15mph!!!
11th Feb 2008, 12:05
That's untrue. On my 1989 Toyota 4runner I've shifted into 4wd over 30mph many times, and it doesn't make any sounds.
10th Apr 2008, 22:21
I really like this vehicle, but the gas mileage is horrible!
19th Apr 2013, 01:56
I know these are old comments, but I have to say something here. Trying to shift into 4 hi while moving is a really bad idea. They use automatic locking hubs from the factory, meaning the CV axles must turn to lock them and engage the wheels. So in 2wd the transfer case is spinning while the CVs, driveshaft, and diff are not. What do you think is going to happen? Stationary vs moving = Grind!
If you install manual locking hubs and keep them locked while off roading, you can engage and disengage 4hi at any speed as everything is turning at the same rate. Same goes for flange style 4 wheel drive setups like '96+ Pathfinders.