2012 Nissan Frontier

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2012 Nissan Frontier
2012 Nissan Frontier
The 2012 Nissan Frontier competes in the dwindling mid-size pickup segment. Some manufacturers (Ford, Dodge) have killed off their mid-size trucks, and others may follow suit. Although the Frontier is smaller than the full-size pickups that dominate the market, it is still plenty of truck for most buyers. A fully boxed chassis, steel construction, and leaf-spring rear suspension mean the medium-sized Frontier can provide almost as much work capability as bigger vehicles. Ample tow ratings, a large bed, and a big interior make the Nissan a strong contender in its segment. It's available in King Cab, with hinged rear half-doors, or four-door crew-cab configurations. There is a 152-hp four-cylinder engine for the base King Cab model, but all other trim levels receive a 4.0-liter V-6 with 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. For serious work, four-wheel-drive models can be equipped with a locking rear differential, tough Bilstein shock absorbers, and skid plates. Hill-descent control, hill-start assist, and a low-range mode all help owners who take their Frontiers off the beaten track. The interior is very usable, with practical touches like dual locking glove boxes, an optional fold-flat passenger seat, and lots of cupholders. The plain design and the durable plastics look a bit dated. However, the Nissan Frontier is nearly as capable as some full-size trucks, and its tidier dimensions and lower price make it an attractive choice for buyers who need to do light towing, hauling, or off-roading.
2013 Nissan Frontier Pro4x Rear
One of the few major players left in the midsize truck market, the Nissan Frontier is the second-best selling model in the segment behind the Toyota Tacoma. Now going on its eighth model year since the current generation's introduction, Nissan decided to give the Frontier a little sprucing up for 2013. And happily for new midsize truck shoppers, the changes include a lower price as well as improved economy on some models. How much? The base Frontier S King Cab with a four-cylinder and manual transmission drops $1270 to $18,835, and the Popular SV Crew Cab goes down $1450 to $24,835.
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Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 models built between the 2007 and 2009 model years are subject to a General Motors recall, as are 2007 model Chevrolet Equinox, Pontiac Torrent, and Saturn Ion models for a faulty fuel pump module on units sold in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, and Texas. Nissan also is recalling 2012 model year two-wheel-drive Frontier, Xterra and Pathfinder models for faulty front wheel hubs.
2012 Nissan Frontier Assembly Line
Nissan's Smyrna, Tenn. plant has been making pickups for the U.S. market for nearly three decades, with the first truck rolling off the line in 1983. But Smyrna said goodbye to the 'last Frontier' (cue groans) last week. Production of the midsize pickup, along with the Xterra body-on-frame SUV is moving to Nissan's Canton, Miss. plant. Following this transition, Smyrna will become an all-unibody plant, being the source of the new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, Infiniti JX crossover, Altima, Maxima, Leaf electric and Rogue compact SUV.
Mahindra TR40 Doors Open
Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra announced it has ceased efforts to bring the TR40 pickup to the U.S. The automaker has spent $100 million since 2006 trying to meet U.S. regulations. Mahindra cites tough U.S. regulations and changes in market conditions to explain why development on the truck is stopping. The news comes a month after the automaker wasn’t able to obtain the certification required to bring the TR40 to the U.S. market, Reuters reports. The statement, included as part of a release about Mahindra’s international exports, is here: “Since 2006, M&M Ltd. has been working on the development of a vehicle for the US market. However, it recently decided not to proceed further with the project due to changes in the US regulatory and market situation. M&M will continue to monitor the US situation and remain flexible with its approach to this market.” Last year, the four-wheel-drive TR40, powered by a 2.2-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, earned an EPA rating of 19/21 mpg city/highway – much lower than Mahindra’s anticipated 30 mpg. Mahindra and Global Vehicles, its U.S. distributor, were involved in a dispute that was settled in the automaker’s favor by an international arbitration panel. The automaker also faced lawsuits from U.S. dealers alleging the company has “intentionally delayed certification of its vehicles.” The automaker currently sells tractors in the U.S. market, but could enter the U.S. market through its Ssangyong, its South Korean brand. In the meantime, those waiting for a compact diesel truck in the U.S. will have to keep waiting. Source: Mahindra, Reuters
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Nissan is recalling some Nissan and Infiniti models for issues with a connecting bolt in the oil delivery system that could result in seized engines.

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2012 Nissan Frontier Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.5L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
19 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
23 MPG
Horsepower:
152 hp @ 5200rpm
Torque:
171 ft lb of torque @ 4400rpm
  • Air Conditioning (optional)
  • Power Windows (optional)
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt (optional)
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
SUSPENSION:FRONT:HUB
Summary
Nissan is recalling certain model year 2012 Frontier, Pathfinder, and Xterra two-wheel drive vehicles manufactured from June 19, 2012, through July 12, 2012. These vehicles may have been equipped with front wheel hubs that may not meet the design hardness specifications. A wheel hub that was manufactured below hardness specification may wear prematurely and eventually crack.
Consequences
If the vehicle is driven in this condition, the wheel hub may break, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replaced the left and right side front wheel hub assemblies free of charge. The safety recall began on October 22, 2012. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
2,417
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:11
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 INFINITI FX, MODEL YEAR 2012 INFINITI M, MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 NISSAN FRONTIER, MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 NISSAN XTERRA, MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 NISSAN PATHFINDER, AND MODEL YEAR 2012 NISSAN NV VEHICLES. SOME OF THE BOLTS THAT CONNECT THE ENGINE OIL COOLER AND THE ENGINE OIL FILTER TO THE ENGINE IN THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED TO BELOW SPECIFICATION STRENGTH. AS A RESULT, THE BOLT MAY BREAK AT THE OIL FILTER ATTACHMENT POINT AND CAN CAUSE AN ENGINE OIL LEAK.
Consequences
IF THERE IS AN ENGINE OIL LEAK, THE ENGINE OIL PRESSURE WOULD DROP AND THE ENGINE COULD SEIZE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
NISSAN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CONNECTOR BOLTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 30, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
14,718
Notes
NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2012 through 2014 Frontier vehicles manufactured from November 28, 2012, through December 17, 2013. In the affected vehicles, a circuit breaker may have been installed incorrectly causing the main wire harness connected to the circuit breaker to face outward, potentially contacting a metal bolt located on the A-pillar.
Consequences
The bolt may wear through the wire harness covering, resulting in an electrical short which could cause a fire.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the circuit breaker orientation. If the circuit breaker orientation is incorrect, dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The recall began on March 17, 2014. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
Potential Units Affected
13,535
Notes
Nissan North America, Inc.


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
3
IIHS Overall Front Crash
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Acceptable
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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