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post #21 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-16-2016, 09:09 AM
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Sorry to hear about your frustrations. If it only happens wet, you should go through the carwash and video it on your cellphone for the dealer. In that way they'll know what they're working with. Part of the issue is that these forums are full of enthusiasts and people looking to answer questions they have. The Frontier is a dated truck, but a winning formula. It's why Nissan has dragged their butts on updating it. People here are generally happy. Bang for the buck, it's hard to beat. Handling and ride comfort are considered high for this class of vehicle when you balance out on and off road comfort. Though the Bilstein shocks will improve handling, they will stiffen out your ride. As others have said, the stock tires were all about mileage. Horrible. Sold them on Craigslist and upgraded. Overall, I hope you get your issues resolved.

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To the OP...It does sound like an alternator or ground problem. I'd contact a couple of heavy duty truck repair facilities and ask them who they farm-out their alternator/starter rebuilds to. The reason I suggest HD truck repair facilities is that the alternators/starters are serious money on HD trucks and the labor rate is brutal. Once a repair facility finds a rebuilder that does premium quality work, they never leave them. Drive your truck over to the auto/truck electric shop that you hear the most recommendations for and get their diagnosis and repair. Hope this helps in some small way.

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For anyone that cares, I finally got a dealership to look at my truck seriously after it had left me stranded because it wasn't charging and the battery died. Somehow, even though the alternator was spinning it was spinning fast enough to make power. Reason being the tensioner was weak causing the belt to slip. They replaced the tensioner and belt under warranty. A week later my check engine light came on but that was unrelated, an oil temperature sensor failed, also covered under warranty, barely...204 miles left in warranty, that is gone now. I replaced the tires with Duck Commander AT tires, handles better and way more capable now. However, unless this truck gives me some good trouble free miles, I stick by my statement and this will be my last Nissan. Which is a shame cause when I was at the dealership on Monday for the CEL, I sat in a Rogue. Nissan can make comfortable seats, they just chose not to put them in the Frontier, also the fit, finish, and fell of the Rogue is 10x better than the Frontier and the price is very reasonable.
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I find the seats in my Frontier very comfortable.

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For anyone that cares, I finally got a dealership to look at my truck seriously after it had left me stranded because it wasn't charging and the battery died. Somehow, even though the alternator was spinning it was spinning fast enough to make power. Reason being the tensioner was weak causing the belt to slip. They replaced the tensioner and belt under warranty. A week later my check engine light came on but that was unrelated, an oil temperature sensor failed, also covered under warranty, barely...204 miles left in warranty, that is gone now. I replaced the tires with Duck Commander AT tires, handles better and way more capable now. However, unless this truck gives me some good trouble free miles, I stick by my statement and this will be my last Nissan. Which is a shame cause when I was at the dealership on Monday for the CEL, I sat in a Rogue. Nissan can make comfortable seats, they just chose not to put them in the Frontier, also the fit, finish, and fell of the Rogue is 10x better than the Frontier and the price is very reasonable.
Glad to hear your problems have been addressed. I have gone through a range of feelings about my truck, a lot of minor issues, but it has been the dealership that's caused most of my frustration.

The main reason I chose to spend a few extra bucks on the Pro 4x was the comfort and quality upgrade from the base model seats. You should consider the wet okole seat covers, I think you'll find they increase seat comfort

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I have to disagree about the seats. I have a bad back and will be literally crooked if I drive longer than an hour in bad seats or small seats. With over 200k in a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe, 120k in a 2005 Dodge 3500, and 100k in a 2014 Jeep Cherokee with no issues I have to say my DR Frontier seats are just fine. I've been in plenty of several hour trips and will be taking a 6 hour drive tomorrow and I know my back will feel OK. I purposely bought the DR partly because of its seats, though.

Sorry to hear the seats aren't comfortable. I would suggest you spend a lot of time sitting and driving a lot of different vehicles next time you buy something. Carmax is great for this. They'll let you walk around and sit in anything without them bothering you until you want drive. Worked great for me.

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...Which is a shame cause when I was at the dealership on Monday for the CEL, I sat in a Rogue. Nissan can make comfortable seats, they just chose not to put them in the Frontier, also the fit, finish, and fell of the Rogue is 10x better than the Frontier and the price is very reasonable.
Glad to hear they are working a fix for your issues!

I had a Rogue for 3 days as a loaner when I bought my Frontier because they still had to finish PDI'ing the vehicle and installing a couple items that were contingent on the sale and I thought the Rogue was the most boring vehicle I've ever driven (for the ~390 miles I put on it; much rather have the Frontier over the Rogue and I find the Frontier seats very supportive with a good curve for my back even though my SV doesn't have any lumbar adjustment!

I'm getting ready to take it on an 1,800 mile road trip and I was considering Wet Okole seat covers with the adjustable lumbar option but if the road trip feels good I'll skip that expense and put it towards my "armor set" for the Frontier.

Again, good luck with getting your issues totally fixed in the new year and I hope your truck starts providing you with those trouble free miles you want!

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I find the seats in my Frontier very comfortable.
Me too.
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I find the seats in my Frontier very comfortable.
On this I must agree with you too, I was impressed with the overall comfort of even the non-powered seats and not just for short trips either as most of the use my truck sees is 600 plus mile trips.

Its too bad that sometimes something simple will simply get under another persons skin and before long a hate relationship begins to fester.

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