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Joe, I see lots of internet speculation on the part numbers, but I know of no real conclusive evidence either way. Best I can tell your part was added into the new 2010 models in September 2009. That's a tough call on yours - did you receive the warranty extension notification?
As a matter of fact I did receive an extension notification when Nissan decided to settle this problem.

The technician at our local Nissan dealer suggested that I replace the rad prior to the expiration of the warranty.

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As a matter of fact I did receive an extension notification when Nissan decided to settle this problem.

The technician at our local Nissan dealer suggested that I replace the rad prior to the expiration of the warranty.

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Joe, I essentially did what your Nissan tech recommended - just prior to the steep deductible. Not sure I've heard of any 2010's with the problem *yet* though. For my peace of mind, I'd probably have to go ahead and replace it just prior to 80k, if you are not already there - especially if you plan on keeping it a while.


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Hi brett,

I plan on replacing the rad before 80K, however, I'm at approximately 45K at the moment.

The wife and I have no intention of replacing this truck until the wheels fall off. We take good care of our Xterra because she is such a pleasure to drive and is a true utility vehicle.

Debbie feels so secure while driving the Xterra and with all the distracted idiots on the road, it's comforting to know that you have better chances surviving an accident in an Xterra than a little gas sipping car.

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data point: 09 x purchased july 09.
My rad # is 21460-ZL11a.
Another thread lists this part from 8/09-2011 which can't be right
as I purchased in 7/09, don't know manufactured date.
So, has it been confirmed if this rad is defective?
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data point: 09 x purchased july 09.
My rad # is 21460-ZL11a.
Another thread lists this part from 8/09-2011 which can't be right
as I purchased in 7/09, don't know manufactured date.
So, has it been confirmed if this rad is defective?
That is the same part number I had in my 2010. It is one of the defective designs.


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That is the same part number I had in my 2010. It is one of the defective designs.
even though no 2010's have had SMOD? SMOD hit list thread states that this was a new part # for 2010s.
Was there another updated part # for 2011s, thus not part of the class action?
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even though no 2010's have had SMOD? SMOD hit list thread states that this was a new part # for 2010s.
Was there another updated part # for 2011s, thus not part of the class action?
I was told by Nissan that the part was suspect. There have been a couple SMOD victims with this design.


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Hi Brett,

Thanks for the informative post.

Would it be possible to know what the model # of your original rad is and what rad did you use as a replacement?

Joe
For what its worth I replaced my OEM with a KOYO RADIATOR #A2807...... $150.00. now i sleep better, and I don't have to pull the friggin trans dipstick everyday to see if there is a milk shake waiting for me.
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FWIW - at 100K I put in the Spectra radiator sold at Amazon. I bought the Spectra because I read elsewhere they were made in Canada. Well, mine was mad in China, but since I had it I went ahead and put it in.

I am now at 220K, and have had zero issues with it.

If I had it to do again I would find a different one, only because I hate stuff made in China. However, having said that its 132 bucks on Amazon, and you can get it next day cheeply if your a prime member?
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