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Nissan Considering Diesel for Midsize Frontier Pickup

But other options, including hybrid, also under study.

by on Feb.06, 2014

Nissan teamed with Cummins on the Frontier diesel concept debuting in Chicago.

After a long and near complete absence from the American automotive market, diesels are again gaining traction, a growing number of makers offering them this year, with more to follow – and nowhere is that more apparent than in the full-size pickup segment where Chrysler is winning kudos for the EcoDiesel in its big Ram 1500, while rival Nissan has announced plans to add a diesel when it launches its next-generation Titan for 2016.

But the Japanese maker brought another possible diesel option to this year’s Chicago Auto Show, a concept version of its midsize Frontier truck featuring an engine produced by Nissan’s diesel partner Cummins.

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And a senior official broadly hinted that the prototype, dubbed the Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner, could soon wind up in production.

“Will we build it? We want to see what the public tells us,” said Nissan’s head of U.S. sales, Fred Diaz.


Nissan Recalls Infiniti, Nissan Trucks for Bad Welds

Lower control link on front wheels can unexpectedly fail.

by on May.24, 2010

The tubing in question came from South Korea.

Nissan is recalling more than 41,000 model year 2010 Titan, Armada, QX56, Frontier, Xterra, and Pathfinder vehicles manufactured from November 19, 2009 through March 3, 2010 for a problem with the front wheels, which could send the trucks out of control.

The lower control link assembly has two made cylindrical collars forming the inboard attachment points to the chassis. Because of improper welding, some collars may contain welds that do not meet specifications. The tubing in question came from South Korea.

Nissan told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that if the collar weld separates, the vehicle handling will deteriorate because the wheel’s camber would radically change, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

Nissan will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during June 2010. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to NHTSA Campaign ID number: 10V208000.