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#4777619 - 06/04/18 07:59 PM I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues?
kpatter Offline


Registered: 08/26/11
Posts: 60
Loc: texas
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.

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#4777623 - 06/04/18 08:02 PM Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: kpatter]
JEL01 Offline


Registered: 09/24/15
Posts: 117
Loc: Rainville, USA
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
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#4777640 - 06/04/18 08:16 PM Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: kpatter]
danez_yoda Offline


Registered: 07/18/09
Posts: 462
Loc: texas
That only issue is its not a Tacoma... LOL

Just ribbin ya.

Enjoy.

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#4777642 - 06/04/18 08:16 PM Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: kpatter]
mx5miata Offline


Registered: 03/28/10
Posts: 354
Loc: Ny
Good truck as mentioned fuel consumption and if itís anything like Nissan Altimaís they love oil changes
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#4777653 - 06/04/18 08:30 PM Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: kpatter]
Ausfahrt Offline


Registered: 04/07/08
Posts: 1374
Loc: Fl & Vt
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.
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#4777689 - 06/04/18 09:03 PM Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: kpatter]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 11944
Loc: Middlesex County CT
It appears the radiator/tranmission debacle was solved in 2011; so there is no fear of that.
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#4777725 - 06/04/18 09:40 PM Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: kpatter]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 10559
Loc: Buffalo, NY
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.



Edited by JTK (06/04/18 09:41 PM)
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#4777763 - 06/04/18 10:45 PM Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: kpatter]
fisher83 Offline


Registered: 01/26/12
Posts: 404
Loc: Omaha, NE USA
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.
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#4777775 - 06/04/18 11:04 PM Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: kpatter]
ukmastermind Offline


Registered: 08/07/12
Posts: 113
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
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

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#4777838 - 06/05/18 03:26 AM Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: kpatter]
Johnny2Bad Offline


Registered: 05/20/13
Posts: 1810
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
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.
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#4777934 - 06/05/18 08:05 AM Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: kpatter]
geekster Offline


Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 225
Loc: 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.
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#4777941 - 06/05/18 08:20 AM Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: geekster]
4WD Offline


Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6366
Loc: Texas
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

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#4777971 - 06/05/18 09:07 AM Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: 4WD]
HemiHawk Offline


Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 832
Loc: PA,US
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.
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#4778089 - 06/05/18 11:30 AM Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: 4WD]
Delta Offline


Registered: 04/20/14
Posts: 1145
Loc: South Central PA
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
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#4778928 - 06/06/18 09:58 AM Re: I just got a 2013 Frontier V6 today - any issues? [Re: Delta]
geekster Offline


Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 225
Loc: 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.
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