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I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? #4777619
06/04/18 06:59 PM
06/04/18 06:59 PM
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texas
kpatter Offline OP
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I bought a used Frontier SV today (50K miles) and have been looking forward to posting it on BITOG for thoughts/ recommendations. I think these are fairly solid vehicles. The timing chain and cross contamination issues I believe were ceased in 2010.

If you guys have experience with these or recommendations I would be forever grateful.

Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: kpatter] #4777623
06/04/18 07:02 PM
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Rainville, USA
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AFAIK the only issue is fuel consumption:)

Old tried and true design, guy who cuts my hair has one around that age with the v6, boringly reliable for him


Cars I maintain:
02 MB CLK430-Edge 0w40
05 Honda Accord V6-Maxlife 5w30
13 Lexus RX350 AWD-M1 AFE 0w20
02 Toyota Tundra 4x4 M1 5w30
Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: kpatter] #4777640
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texas
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That only issue is its not a Tacoma... LOL

Just ribbin ya.

Enjoy.

Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: kpatter] #4777642
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NY
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Good truck as mentioned fuel consumption and if itís anything like Nissan Altimaís they love oil changes


NAPA FULL SYNTHETIC 0w20 Partsplus oil filter
Wix air filter
Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: kpatter] #4777653
06/04/18 07:30 PM
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Florida
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Carnival Cruise lines just called, they want their turning radius back!

Just kidding. Nice truck and I seriously considered the Frontier before I bought my Taco. Good luck.


'14 Subaru Crosstrek MT 70k
'15 Tacoma 4x4 MT 30k
'03 Camry AT 148k
'07 BMW R1200GSA 71k
'98 Electra Glide 52k


Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: kpatter] #4777689
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Middlesex County CT
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It appears the radiator/tranmission debacle was solved in 2011; so there is no fear of that.


2004 Prius; 102K; ASL
2007 Yaris 78K 0w-40 Castrol
2006 B2300;132K;ALM


Was driving an ox cart; Now on the USS Enterprise
Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: kpatter] #4777725
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Nice! What cab and drivetrain?

FIL bought a used 2017 SV crew cab 4x4 a few months back. Nice truck. Awesome towing capacity for a "small" truck @ ~6100lbs given the 4.10 gears or whatever they have. The engine bay is tight, but like said, you don't hear of many issues with the VQ40 and 5spd auto combo. Easy to drain/fill all fluids/lubes on them too.


Last edited by JTK; 06/04/18 08:41 PM.

2017 Ram 1500 4x4, 3.6L. 2016 Nissan Quest SV (Babe magnet IV)
Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: kpatter] #4777763
06/04/18 09:45 PM
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Omaha, NE USA
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I like mine a lot. Gas mileage isnít good but I expected that. I donít think they have any serious issues to be concerned with. It is sometimes criticized for being outdated but I like that it has a proven power train. The cross contamination and timing chain issues were resolved years ago as far as I know. I originally wanted the Tacoma but after driving it and the Frontier I liked the Frontier better. The 4.0 in the Tacoma didnít seem as responsive as the 4.0 in the Frontier. That being said, both are a solid choice.


2015 Toyota RAV4 Limited 41k
2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x 18k
Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: kpatter] #4777775
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Los Angeles, CA
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Keep an eye on the oil level.
You should be aware of this: www.motor.com
FWIW A lot of Nissan guys I know swear by the M1 0w40 for their VQ's. grin

Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: kpatter] #4777838
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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Poor fuel consumption, reliability more like the industry average for Japanese vehicles, rather than Nissan's other vehicles (which are below average). Decent vehicle, assuming you like it otherwise.


'57 FL Straight 50 wt
'90 Miata 1.8L w/Rotrex Supercharger [Mobil1 0W-40]
'96 Ram 1500 [3.7L Mobil1 0W-20 / 1L 15W-50]
'01 PT Cruiser [Mobil1 0W-40]
Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: kpatter] #4777934
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where the wind blows....OK
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where the wind blows....OK
It's a great choice. Like everyone is saying the turning radius stinks and it sucks fuel.

Other than that, it's a very reliable truck. Every vehicle has it's bad/weak points, this one is no different.


17 Nissan Frontier 4.0 Royal Purple 5w30
15 Nissan Rogue 2.5 Royal Purple 5w30
16 KIA Forte 1.8 Royal Purple 5w30
Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: geekster] #4777941
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Originally Posted By: geekster
It's a great choice. Like everyone is saying the turning radius stinks and it sucks fuel.

Other than that, it's a very reliable truck. Every vehicle has it's bad/weak points, this one is no different.


Probably turns better than the most common car in this town Ö F350 4WD crew cab long bed Ö
(And a foot of cage on the front). wink

Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: 4WD] #4777971
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Originally Posted By: 4WD
Probably turns better than the most common car in this town Ö F350 4WD crew cab long bed Ö
(And a foot of cage on the front). wink


I...I might take that bet. It truly is bad haha.

Good choice on the Frontier. I thought I wanted an F150 when I was looking for a truck, but the price, features, and lack of gimmicky tech won me over.

For oil filters I run the Fram FPS (I believe 7317). I found a set of 6 on ebay for $30. Then I just run Mobil 1 5w30. Once I hit 20k miles this year I'll get a UOA. Alot of people talk about "startup rattle" with the 4.0. Whatever it is, either my engine doesn't do it or the Fram filter helps.


2016 Nissan Frontier Pro4x
2017 VW GTI sport
1995 Mustang GTS
Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: 4WD] #4778089
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South Central PA
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Originally Posted By: 4WD
Originally Posted By: geekster
It's a great choice. Like everyone is saying the turning radius stinks and it sucks fuel.

Other than that, it's a very reliable truck. Every vehicle has it's bad/weak points, this one is no different.


Probably turns better than the most common car in this town Ö F350 4WD crew cab long bed Ö
(And a foot of cage on the front). wink


I've driven both and can say the F350 CC will turn tighter than the Frontier LOL


'17 VW GTI 2.0T - 6MT - 12K - PPE 5w40
'15 Camry SE - 2.5 - 21K - PP 0w20
'99 S10 - 2.2 5MT - 157K - PP 10w30
Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: Delta] #4778928
06/06/18 08:58 AM
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where the wind blows....OK
geekster Offline
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where the wind blows....OK
Originally Posted By: Delta
Originally Posted By: 4WD
Originally Posted By: geekster
It's a great choice. Like everyone is saying the turning radius stinks and it sucks fuel.

Other than that, it's a very reliable truck. Every vehicle has it's bad/weak points, this one is no different.


Probably turns better than the most common car in this town Ö F350 4WD crew cab long bed Ö
(And a foot of cage on the front). wink


I've driven both and can say the F350 CC will turn tighter than the Frontier LOL


I know for a fact our work F250 turns tighter than my Frontier. It's really that bad.


17 Nissan Frontier 4.0 Royal Purple 5w30
15 Nissan Rogue 2.5 Royal Purple 5w30
16 KIA Forte 1.8 Royal Purple 5w30

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