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An SUV produced by Nissan from 1999-2015.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Nissan Xterra page on 3 October 2017, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Nissan Xterra is an SUV that was manufactured and marketed by Nissan Motors across two generations, sharing its platform with the Nissan Frontier pickup.

Both generations of the Xterra featured a two-box design with a raised rear roofline to enable stadium seating—as well as a bump on the rearmost door expressing an interior first aid kit and "C" pillar-mounted rear door handles.

The Xterra name derives from the eponymous XTERRA off-road triathlon race series sponsored by Nissan from 1998 to 2006.

The Xterra was introduced in North America in the 2000 model year (1999 calendar year) and marketed using the tagline Everything you need, nothing you don't.

The Xterra was not Nissan's first compact SUV: Nissan Japan had the Nissan Mistral, and the Nissan Rasheen, while Nissan Europe produced and sold the Terrano, a 2-door SUV sold from 1993 to 2006.

Nissan licensed the name "Xterra" from Hawaiian-based TEAM Unlimited LLC for an undisclosed amount of money. TEAM Unlimited owns the rights to the Xterra Triathlon as well as the former Lifeguard Challenges. This enabled TEAM Unlimited to grow the Xterra brand.

In August 2015, Nissan announced that the Xterra would cease production and the last Xterra would be sold in the fall of 2015. Nissan has no plans for a replacement or successor.

First generation (WD22)

During its first two years there were two trim levels, each with increasing content levels: Xterra XE and Xterra SE. The Xterra featured a 143 hp (107 kW) KA24DE I4, 5-speed manual transmission, and steel wheels. It lacked step rails and roof rack. The XE models were configured with several option packages combining the 170 horsepower 3.3 L VG33E V6 engine with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission, as well as such features as roof rack, side step-rails, sun roof, and carpeted floor mats. The SE featured standard equipment that was optional on an XE. Canadian models from 1999 to 2004 were limited only to the VG33E V6, and only available with part-time 4WD.

Xterra was freshened for 2002 (July 2001 production) with a redesigned dash and center console, improved powertrain, and new front end styling. The 3.3L VG33E V6 was upgraded to 180 hp (134 kW) and a 210 hp (157 kW) supercharged VG33ER option was carried over from the 2001 Nissan Frontier, with 246 lb·ft (334 N·m) of torque for the automatic, and 231 lb·ft (313 N·m) of torque with 5-speed manual.

For 2003, new options became available, including side-curtain airbags and a tire pressure monitoring system. Audio systems were upgraded, the premium 6-disc, 4-speaker AM/FM/CD setup being replaced by a 6-speaker 300W Rockford Fosgate AM/FM/CD system with an 8-inch subwoofer that took up a small portion of the rear storage area. Although 2004 was the last year for this generation, some models were made as late as January 2005.

Second generation (N50)

Unveiled at the New York International Auto Show in 2004, the Xterra was redesigned for 2005 on the Nissan F-Alpha platform used by the Frontier, entering showrooms April 2004 for the 2005 model year. Offering a rear differential locker on the off-road model, the new model is larger in all dimensions than its predecessor. Utilizing Nissan's variable valve timing fitted 4.0 L VQ40DE engine, it produces 261 hp (195 kW).

The Xterra received a facelift for 2009 (July 2008 production) with more options and colors, leather seats on SE models, and roof mounted lights on off-road models. The last year of the Nissan Xterra in Mexico was 2008, as the larger-but-cheaper unibody Nissan Rogue replaced in the product lineup. Reasons why the Xterra stopped sales in Mexico was for Nissan to free up room for the 2009 Suzuki Equator at the Smyrna plant, and also because of Nissan building fewer Xterras due to declining sales in the United States and Canada. After that, the Xterra is now mutually exclusive with the unibody X-Trail sold outside the United States and Canada. However, the X-Trail was sold in Canada from 2005 to 2006 alongside the Xterra, but after the 2006 model year, Nissan replaced the X-Trail in Canada with the Rogue.

In 2012, production was moved from Smyrna, Tennessee, to Nissan's facility in Canton, Mississippi.


Photographs

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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
classified date 2003Special Crash Investigation Report
Case Vehicle: 2000 Nissan Xterra SE, 4 x 4, 4-door SUV
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 6.4MB - 126 pages
November 2009On-Site Child Restraint System Investigation
2002 Nissan Xterra
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 3,099KB - 18 pages
2010OWNER NOTIFICATION
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 74KB - 1 page
3 September 2010NHTSA Recall 10V401000
2008-2010 Nissan Altima, 2008-2010 Nissan Frontier, 2008-2010 Nissan Pathfinder, 2008-2010 Nissan Rogue, 2008-2010 Nissan Sentra, 2008-2010 Nissan Versa, 2008-2010 Nissan Xterra
Equipment:Electrical:Navigational System(Global Positioning System)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
3 September 2010From: John Gibbons, Nissan North America, Inc.
To: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 322KB - 3 pages
3 September 2010From: John Gibbons, Nissan North America, Inc.
To: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 1.1MB - 9 pages
10 September 2010Portable Automotive GPS Products/Overheats
From: Richard Willard, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: John Gibbons, Nissan North America, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 26KB - 3 pages
17 September 2010Voluntary Safety Recall Campaign Garmin nüvi® 750 Portable GPS
Nissan North America, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 260KB - 6 pages
26 January 2011From: John Gibbons, Nissan North America, Inc.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 81KB - 3 pages
29 April 2011From: John Gibbons, Nissan North America, Inc.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 87KB - 3 pages
2 August 2011From: John Gibbons, Nissan North America, Inc.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 90KB - 3 pages
13 October 2011From: John Gibbons, Nissan North America, Inc.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 41KB - 3 pages
2012OWNER NOTIFICATION
RECALL NUMBER 12V-462
Nissan North America, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V462000

PDF
- 16KB - 1 page
24 January 2012From: John Gibbons, Nissan North America, Inc.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 41KB - 3 pages
30 April 2012From: Don Neff, Nissan North America, Inc.
To: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 10V401000

PDF
- 50KB - 3 pages
19 September 2012From: Donald Neff, Nissan North America, Inc.
To: Nancy Lewis, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 12V462000

PDF
- 1.4MB - 4 pages
20 September 2012NHTSA Recall 12V462000
2012 Nissan Frontier, 2012 Nissan Pathfinder, 2012 Nissan Xterra
Suspension:Front:Hub
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
28 September 2012Wheel Hubs May Crack Due To Insufficient Hardness
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Donald Neff, Nissan North America, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V462000

PDF
- 93KB - 2 pages
17 October 2012RECALL CAMPAIGN BULLETIN
VOLUNTARY SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN 2012 PATHFINDER, FRONTIER, XTERRA FRONT WHEEL HUBS
NHTSA Recall 12V462000

PDF
- 165KB - 8 pages
14 May 2013Quarterly Report
Nissan North America, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V462000

PDF
- 45KB - 2 pages
26 August 2013Quarterly Report
Nissan North America, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V462000

PDF
- 74KB - 2 pages
13 December 2013Quarterly Report
Nissan North America, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V462000

PDF
- 45KB - 3 pages
31 January 2014Quarterly Report
Nissan North America, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V462000

PDF
- 36KB - 3 pages
30 May 2014Quarterly Report
Nissan North America, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 12V462000

PDF
- 42KB - 3 pages


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
1 November 2016Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition, DP12–004 Federal Register: NHTSA (Jeffrey M. Giuseppe)




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