2005 Xterra Off-Road
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chilliwack, BC, Canada
I just fixed the problem on my X. The rubber hood bumpers wear out and allow the hood to have some play. Replace them with new ones - they should be about $5 from Nissan.
I see your Xterra is an '05, just like mine, so I can guess your bumpers were as worn as mine.
I drove all the way to and from GONEMoab with that rattling. Installed the new bumpers and the annoying sound is gone!
VA7LLB - The previous post is based on actual events. Only the names, locations and events have been changed.