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hey guys what about the 2005 xterra. I understand that we have the same problem with the fuel sending unit.
E. Sizemore says
Soooooo I’m guessing they used a different plant to make the 2007 models? My 2007 Nissan Frontier is unaffected?
I have a 2005 Frontier and had a problem with the fuel gauge. I filled the truck and the gas gauge went to empty. After driving for 10-15 minutes it would float up to near the full mark, but then it would drop back down to half full. This failure caused the check engine light to come on and this in turn automatically failed my emissions test. Anyone else with this problem should contact the NHTSA and inform them because they are the one’s that issue the recall notices.
I also have a 2005 frontier that had the fuel sending unit go out. I am trying to contact Nissan Customer Care 1800- 647-7261 to see why thay have not recalled the 2005s. Another buddy has a 2005 xterra with the same issues.
i got a 2005 nissan frontier LE and mine did the same thing. i went to the nissan dealer and they told me that ther was no recall on the 2005 only the 2006 – 2010.
I too have a 2006 Frontier that the gas gauge is doing just as Dudley stated. The first time it failed I had filled the tank and gauge never moved. Now each time it goes to full after about 50 miles only to go to empty after about 140 miles. Service Engine Light never goes off. I contacted Nissan yesterday the 2nd and they say my Vin# is not on the recall list, take it to dealer and they’ll deem if it’s connected to the recall or not. If not, the cost around $700.00. I’m not a happy camper right now!
Mark Nelson says
I bought the truck in June 2007 and it has been having problems with fuel sending unit, causing the check engine light to come on and the fuel readout to be incorrect. I looked up the problem and learned that in the 2006 and 2008 models of this same truck, there is a recall for this problem(Fuel sending unit). When I called the local Nissan dealer and described the problem to him, he told me that he see’s this problem all the time and it would cost me $450.00 to repair it. So I called the reginal office and spoke to a woman. She tells me that I have to pay $95.00 to get the problem diagnost, and even then, there is no guaranty that they would help me. Why should I pay anything for a manufactures problem that I had no part in causing. Nissan is trying to take advantage of people on this one and I’m sure I’m not the only one with this problem. I put gas in this perfectly new car and I can’t even tell how much gas I have in it on a daily basis.
It’s causing alot of problems for me. I pay 400.00 a month for this vehicle and I’m stressed out every time i drive it. I am in the process obtaining an interview with one of the local news stations to talk about this matter.
Matt. K. Duncan says
I have 2006 Pathfinder, 90,000 Km. with gas gauge sender problem. Fault light is on and gas gauge reads rubbish, zero gas when tank is full.Dealer tells me my serial number is not included in recall of gauge problems, same with Nissan head office, Result, I have to pay $500 to have it fixed.This does not please me as I never know how much gas I have. I can only advise Nissan that this will cost them the sale of an Infinity M sedan which I was on the point of buying to replace my BMW. I can only project the service I would receive from Infinity, based on the Nissan.
Doug in Seattle says
I have 2007 Frontier purchased in July of that year. Two days ago the gas level sensor stops working and the next day the warning light is on but the gas gauge starts working again. Today all is back to normal.
I had my dealership look at the problem today and they say it’s cost $585 to fix (somewhat more expensive than others I see).
My first question is about whether this part has been recalled. The dealer service guy, looking very sheepish, explains that yes it has been recalled, but not for this year of Frontier.
After I brought up what I saw on this site (dealer has wifi), another service guy says that all Armadas and Titans for 2006 to 2008 (inclusinve) with the same part were recalled over this same part, but only Frontiers were excluded for 2007.
There’s something really rotten going on with Nissan and I intend to write to NTSC with a copy going to Nissan, my Congressman, and local media.
I recommend all who are in this same position regarding the fuel level sensor refuse to pay for this and do the same.
I have a 2006 Nissan Xterra and have experienced similar difficulties with my SUV. The fuel gauge does not work and the check engine light remains on continuously. I completed the repairs before I researched with my private mechanic for a cost of $375. I contacted Nissan to inquire about reimbursement, but they denied my claim. The lady on the phone was quick to note that I should remit my receipt if and when the recall is expanded to include my vehicle. I went on to file a complaint with the NHTSA. Hopefully Nissan expands the recall and we all get reimbursed.
Whoever has a similar experience contact the NHTSA at the phone number above to increase the complaints and force Nissan to correct and reimburse for their defects.
johnny chilkoot says
I have an 07 frontier same problem. Fill up reads empty with light on and check engine light on. It will slowly climb to half way then go empty again. Obviously not reading right.
My mechanic told me nissan dealers are being sheepish about this because they only get so much from Nissan cororprate to get it fixed anything extra comes from their pocket. If your fuel gauge is messed and are between 06-08 and drive, titan, frontier, xterra etc they all have the same unit so dealers might be trying to duck out of fixing more til that next cheque comes from head office.
I’ve driven with this problem for 6 months and am soooo sick of dealing with nissan. They told me the first time I didnt fall under the months to have it fixed. I was 2 months of on the 07 recall….. I think they’re finally fixing it I will keep you posted it goes in thursday and I will be making sure it’s free.
I will be thinking twice about buying nissan next time I buy brand new and I come from a family who drives all nissans.
I have a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder that my wife drives. It has just under 90k miles on it. 2 weeks ago after filling it up with gas the fuel gauge dropped to 1/4 tank within a few miles of stopping and the check engine light came on. The fuel gauge now fluctuates intermitantly and the check engine light turns on and then turns off intermtantly as well. I called the 1-800 number to nissan, only to be told that it is a VIN specific recall and my Pathfinder VIN is not covered by the recall. And it is not covered by warranty due to the milage on the vehicle. This is literally the 9th nissan I have owned and never had this kind of trouble out of any of them like this. Its hard to believe that nissan will not take care of this problem, when its a well documented problem. I’m not so sure that I’ll own a 10th Nissan….
have a 2005 exterra with the same problem, yes anoying and yes getting the run around from nissan corporate. talked with a nissan mechanic that confirmed the problem is widespread through the 2005-2010 models. if anyone from nissan reads this I am looking to buy a new car in the next six months so I hope you get this resolved soon. there are a lot of options out there.
I have an 06 frontier, bought it new. 59,000 on it now.Fuel gauge never read correct, always moved up and down.Never had the check engine light on, or code po463. 2 months ago got a recall notice for sending unit,couldnt take it in right then (daughter got married) so 2 weeks ago called dealer (Redlands CA by the way) and they said to bring it in, called me when it was done,I knew it needed gas cause gauge was at empty with gas light on so I filled up and guess what? gauge still at empty, called the service writer and he said bring it back in morning they will take care of it. Well I guess they did for 1 tank cause on 2nd fill up gauge is on empty and gas light is on, 21 gallon tank could only get 16 gallons in it so gauge still isnt right. Called same service writer on monday aug. 9th made time for wed. 11th, dropped it off 7:00am ,all day no call so I called to check on it, he said they have to order a pigtail jumper wont be in till morning, I asked him doesnt that sender plug in to the original harness? he said yea but yours needs this to fix your problem. Reading the recall notice at the top of this post it states that the tank deforms and the float arm catches so why now does it need this jumper when it worked for 1 tank after they fixed it the 2nd time?. He got me a rental car for the night . they ARE trying to get it fixed, just not to sure about this pigtail jumper. been twistin wrenches for 30 yrs. ASE Master certified, L-1 certified,smog license, work at a gold shield test and repair shop, been here for 24 yrs. will have to see what happens
sal rubano says
I have a 2007 Pathfinder with the same FSU problem. Called Nissan and they said only 2006 and 2008 were affected—so they couldn’t do anything for me. Can’t we do something? I’m not paying $500 to get this fixed. The part is inexpensive, it’s dropping the fuel tank that makes the job expensive.
just an update to my post on aug. 12th, well the pigtail jumper was never installed, instead they tried another float arm and sender which lasted one tank of gas(low fuel on-gauge below empty). called dealer again and took it back , this time they replaced the fuel pump assy. tank was full so it took about a week till I needed gas, drove till gauge was at E with low fuel light on. able to get 19.8 gallons in it and gauge worked as it should . dealer gave me a rental for the times they had the truck , they were nice to work with the whole time. as I stated in my last post i’m an auto tech so I do understand the process they have to go through .
I have a 2006 frontier. Same problem as everyone else on this site. I have to fill up tank and set my milage reader. When it gets to 200 miles I refuel as not to run out of gas. The shop told me 500.00 this is not the way to have to drive. And my check engine light never goes off either.
YES, My 2007 Xterra with 44,000 miles just popped up with the same problem. I filled up, the fuel guage would not go up and my Service Engine Soon light came on….eventually it went to 1/4 full even when I just filled up. And now it is pegged at full. I contacted the Nissan dealership and they quoted $465 to replace the fuel sending unit. Hmmmm, a 3 year old car with a problem part when this part has been bad in previous and after years. I find it interesting that the Recall covers 2006 and 2008. What the heck happened to 2007!! Nissan probably sold alot of 2007 Xterras and they don’t want to fix it.
I will NOT buy another Nissan and I will tell everyone else NOT to buy a Nissan!
The Dealership said they will not fix it for free and I called Nissan about the recall not including the 2007. They said they would get back to me, which means “we won’t fix it for you”
Well then, as the saying goes, I’ll tell people about the Nissan problem and they will tell 10 people and they tell 10 people and so on. Already told my coworker who was looking at a Frontier to buy and looks like they will be looking at another brand…….Way to go Nissan! yet another way to kill your company.
Ah, I have an update, Nissan is aware of the problem and approved to repair my fuel sending unit. They have restored my faith….Let’s hope it does not go out again. And I hope they change the company that made the part because I have never heard any other companies have this problem.
Brett Sebens says
I have a 2007 Pathfinder with the same FSU issue, called the 800 hotline and they told me they won’t even look into it without a diagnostic report from a dealership ($110). Then told me even if it is the same issue as the recall there is no guarantee they will cover it ($500). If they don’t cover it I’m out $600 when I could have a friend of mine fix it for about $300… it should be free! Has anyone paid for the diagnostics, sent it to corporate, and actually had them cover the coast of fixing everything even though your VIN wasn’t supposedly affected?
Call them again, Nssan said they would fix my pathfinder for free! Something changed just this week.
Curt Doll says
I’m glad Nissan has finally admitted that the fuel sending unit is a faulty product. This past July my sending unit showed all the symptoms described in the other emails. After a trip to my local dealer, where I could not even have a conversation with the head service rep.; he only shouted Nissan’t phone number to me and told me to call and explain my problem. After several unsuccessful attempts to reach the national service rep. and discuss my problem, I finally had the rep. call me back. He explained that Nissan would not make good for the faulty sending unit. Afteer I explained that there are literally hundreds of comments on the web about this identical problem, he told me I would be responsible to repair the problem. I was surprised to receive the letter from Nissan instructing me to submit my repair bills, a cancelled check, and form for reimbursement. I’m not holding my breath that this will be a smooth process and I’ll receive 100% reimbursement. I’ve owned Nissans’ since 1972- the way Nissan handles my reimbursement will probably dictate whether I’ll stick with Nissan in the future. This has been a very frustrating experience!!!!
I have a 2008 Frontier truck… I have extended warranty on the truck and only 40,000 miles on it . The truck was driving good, no warning lights came on, and engine wasn’t overheating, no oil was leaking out of the car. Then all of a sudden I had white smoke coming out of my tail pipe. The engine does’nt knock . Take it in and dealer says the engine block has a crack and the engine is no good. But it drives good with no lights lite up on the panel, only the smoke coming out of the tail pipe. I would like to get in touch with the manufacturer and even call them. They said that the warranty wasn’t going to be honored unless I have them drop the oil pan and end up paying 210.00 plus the 105.00 I already owe.
For those who own a 2005 or 2004 Frontier crew cab, which I had before this truck, I had engine problems from day 1 I brought the truck. Brought it in about 5 times and they still could’nt find the problem, by the fifth time they started charging me when it was defected from the beginning. An honest service agent finally told me the truth and said that certain 2004 and 2005 frontier trucks that came out of a certain factory, they were having problems with and the engineers were try to find the problem. The truck gave rattling noise. So if anybody has any info where I can get this resolved. My truck is in the shop, they don’t wanna honor the warranty and said it’s gonna cost 10,000 to put a new engine. Any suggestions?
I am also having issues with the fuel gage in my 2005 Pathfinder. Nissan recently sent me a letter stating they have extended the warranty to 72K to cover the sending unit issue. My issue is that I have 80K on my truck. I took the vehicle in about a year and a half ago to see what the problem was, at the time I was below the 72K mark but the dealership could find nothing wrong. I am now being told that if I would have paid $800.00 to replace the sending unit Nissan would have reimbursed me the cost, but since I didn’t i’m s@$# out of luck. Nissan is obviously aware they used a faulty part in the manufacturing of this vehicle but is refusing to help at all. I used to be a nissan lover, 2 purchased brand new, this company got $60K of my money and is giving me grief about a couple of hundred. NEVER will I purchase another Nissan product.
has anyone had this problem . My daughter went to start the 07 xterra she bought new in 07 and that I now drive.It would not start when she got out gas was all over the ground.The fuel line has popped off the fuel pump.I talked to Nissan dealer and told them what happened they oh the fuel line just popped off the fuel pump.I asked for no reason reponse oh yeah we have seen that lots of times its easy to fix for 900.00 screw nissan they couldnt give a key to a brand new one .Her FSU was fixed by ins almost a year before the recall came out.It had been wrecked after she got it back the gas gauge wasnt right and the check engine light was coming on.Nissan decided the wreck caused it after I told them with 40,000 miles on it and electrical problems it was a piece of !%$# the service manager didnt really like that I stated that in the showroom with lots of customers around.By the way the fuel line is held onto the fuel pump by a little plastic piece which they said could be damaged by anything including rodents chewing on it.
I had the same gas gauge issue. I called Nissan corp. and they told me to go to Newton Nissan in Gallatin Tn. They charged me $108.98 to check my truck and said I needed over $600 in repairs not including gas gauge problems..I am thinking about paint a large lemon sign and hauling it on the back of my truck and driving it by the dealership…Anyone want to join…There is power in numbers!!
Curt Doll says
Just to follow up on my experiences with Nissan concerning replacing the faulty fuel sending unit: I sent my reibursement form to Nissan and received a phone call from them to discuss reimbursement. After the conversation, I didn’t think Nissan would reimburse me. But, I did receive a check from Nissan for the amount I paid to have the fuel sending unit replaced. The events leading up to the reimbursement were frustrating for me, and I vowed never to purchase another Nissan product (I’ve owned Nissans since 1972, when the company was called Datsun). The reimbursement check I received did soften my unwillingness to buy any more Nissan’s. So, if you have had problems with the sending unit, and if you keep calling and pleading your case that the unit is faulty and a safety issue (I think running out of gas on a busy freeway when the gauge shows some gas in the tank and possibly being rear-ended by a car or tractor trailer counts as a safety issue!) may result in Nissan repairing the part on their dime.
The 2005 Nissan Pathfinder should also be included in this recall! I own the 2005 Nissan Pathfinder and the fuel guage failed one day after filling the tank with gas. The guage now reads empty with the fuel light on all of the time. I’ve been using the odometer to get an idea of when to fill the tank but I have found myself on the side of the road a couple of times with an empty fuel tank.
Worse yet, the 2005 Nissan Pathfinder has a defect in the radiator that allows coolant to enter the transmission lines causing the transmission to fail. Nissan wants $6500 to replace the transmission and defective radiator. I brought my Nissan into the dealer for transmission slippage problems while the car was still under Warranty but the dealer failed to diagnose the radiator/tranmssission at that time. I took the vehicle back to Nissan later when the transmission slipped/jerked more frequenty – this time Nissan diagnosed the radiator/transmission problem but the vehicle is now out of Warranty. Nissan refuses to pay.
my 07 frontier has the same problem , and Ive been complaining to Nissan for over a year now , now they are saying that the mileage is to high for them to replace it i just cant stop driving it to satisfy their mileage problem it was within the mileage when i first had the problem , very disgusted with Nissan and would never buy another one of their products
I had a similar issue. I have an ’07’ Xterra that had the same issue. It started around August but didn’t know anything about a recall. I left it alone opting to use my trip meter to be my gas gauge. I received a letter in the mail last month saying that they were extending the warranty for this to 72k. My issue by the time i received the letter I was near 80k miles. I called the number on the letter and was told that since I was over the 72k miles there was nothing they could do. I then called the general manager of where i bought the vehicle and they told me to bring it in and they’ll confirm that it is this issue and they’ll see if they can talk them into covering it. In the mean time if I wanted it repaired it would cost me $255. to have it fixed and if the warranty place decided they would cover it they would reimberse me. I told them no I’m not going to pay for it. The next day the dealership called me saying it would be repaired for free, which they did. Now the issue I’m having is that I’m going through gas like crazy. I’m getting about 10 miles to the gallon but there aren’t any puddles under my vehicle. I also have issues with the lug nuts and received a second letter about a separate possible defect regarding the possibility of the cooland leaking into the engine but the garage said there wasn’t anything wrong with it. This was my first Nissan and I think it will be my last.
I just filled my tank now my Meter won’t read the fuel
I own a 2007 Nissan Xterra and “X” is about what this vehicle will be soon if they don’t want to help us out. I was having this problem and my mechanic did a temporary fix and said it would have to be replaced eventually. We ended up replacing it and then we got the letter in the mail that they would cover it, but I didn’t understand that part that said, extending the warranty to 72,000 OR if you previously paid for it. So I submitted all the paper work and got the call to call them back and I did. They said, not eligible as the mileage is over the 72,000. I complained as like the rest of you, just kept filling my tank and setting the trip odometer. When I asked to speak to a supervisor MAUREN, she was not nice to me at all. When I told her that we owned 2 Nissans and with all the probelms we have had INCLUDING replacement of a transmission on the 2008 Rogue after 1 year and calling 1,000 times to tell them about it, that I would not buy another Nissan. She said, “well you just told me you were not going to buy another Nissan then we are not going to give you a GOOD WILL investment.” This was terrible customer service and her voice had an attitude. When I told her nicely that I didn’t like being treated this way, she just said, “I’m sorry you feel that way!” War is ON now ….and you and all the people I tell will know HOW I FEEL ABOUT NISSAN and it’s CRAPPIE CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!!
yeah, happened to me last weekend on 2007 model xterra. fuel gauge goes to empty, SES light on. but this morning, fuel gauge works fine, and SES is still on.
can we turn it off easily DIY ?
tom walsh says
I have 2006 Xterra with a fuel guage issue. I was given the runaround by Nissan and was told that since I was over the 72K mark, they would not cover the repairs. What a crock of shit. This is clearly a problem and should be made available to more people who actually drive more than 12,000 miles a year. Most new car companies base their estimated annual fuel costs on 15,000 per year. Forget the joke of an extended warranty and recall your defective product Nissan.
I have a 2007 Nissan Frontier. Same problem with the fuel sending unit. How can ’06 and ’08 be covered under a recall but not ’07. I filed a complaint with the NHTSA. Everyone should do the same if you have this problem. Squeeky wheel gets the grease.
Jerry Clark says
2006 Xterra..great condition, no probs except this one. I’m in same boat as Tom..I will bet Nissan has figured out that this prob happens after 72K. I will be stuck with this one too. I’m sitting in dead stop traffic and crossing my fingers I have enough gas in my tank as my fuel gauge goes to E after it sits idle for 5 mins..once its off for a while, or when I put gas in the tank, it gives my an accurate reading…folks at Nissan were not planning on fixing on their dime for sure…you could say its stressful fo sho..
I went to dealer today for the fuel level sending unit issue. Can’t tell how much fuel I have once it gets to 3/4 tank then it reads no fuel and light is on. I was told that my “model” is not part of recall. I was livid!! I spent at least 45 min to an hour on the phone with Nissan. Now I have to wait for the regional office to call. DOn’t see how all these vehicles with the same issues of the recall they issued aren’t being corrected. If you issue a recall and it affects you year & type of vehicle is should be fixed regardless!! I told them that if I was to stall in traffic and get in an accident I will file a lawsuit against them. I am keeping records of the recall and all these complaints and will go farther if necessary. I think if this many vehicle have the same issue they should be corrected and recalls should be issued in general for the 2005-2008 Frontier, Xterra’s & pathfinders.
I wiill wait on their phone call and I will raise more heck if I need to. They will fix the problem or I will tell them where they can stick the vehicle….:)
I just filled my gas tank up last week. It would not go to full on the guage. Drove approx. 50 miles on it. Added 20 more dollars, then 10 after that, would not go above half a tank, now it is on a quarter of a tank and my service engine light came on. Won’t go off. I did have something replaced in it that was recalled earlier due to salt and corrosion that can cause a piece to go bad and cause the fuel tank to read empty. It was replaced, I thought all my problems were solved, now this. Nissan, I am calling you again.
I actually have a 2006 Frontier with the same issues stated here and Nissan Dealership and Manufacture said my VIN was not included in the recall. Filed complaint with NHTSA. Hope my VIN along with everyone’s VIN is included in this recall. Please file a complaint with NHTSA if you are experiencing the same issue with your Nissan Frontier/Xterra.