Report: Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Fuel Level Sensor
Nissan Xterra Problem
Average Mileage: 71,026 mi (31,000 mi - 140,000 mi)
The fuel level sensor can fail causing erratic or inaccurate fuel gauge readings. The Check Engine Light may also illuminate. Nissan has recalled 2006 - 2008 vehicles only for this fuel gauge issue. For more information on the recall, please click here»
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Xterra, 130,000 mi
Fuel gauge does not rise to the correct level, stays bottomed out. Check engine light on intermittently.
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Xterra, 36,700 mi
Filled up tank at gas station, started car afterwards and "service engine soon" light comes on, and gas needle stayed at same place as before fill up. Drove for another 45 minutes and needle finally made it's way up to full. Had a diagnostic ran and they're telling me it's the fuel sensor. Apparently this was something that Nissan extended the warranty on, but I missed it by 6 months. I have a low mileage Xterra, that I've taken great care of, this is ridiculous. They should do the right thing and replace the faulty part without me having to pay through the nose to get it done.
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Xterra, 65,000 mi
waiting on nissan to recall!!
Visitor, 2007 Nissan Xterra
fuel level gage does not work and check engine light stays on.
Visitor, 2007 Nissan Xterra, 61,000 mi
Filled tank. Started engine. Fuel gauge was still on E and Service Engine Light was on. After driving a while gauge started to rise and was to full by the next day. Service Engine Light is still on so far.
Visitor, 2007 Nissan Xterra, 60,000 mi
*Nissan just issued an extended warranty for 2007 models that covers the fuel sensor: 72 months or 72k miles.*
Problem: When filling up the tank the fuel gage will still show as empty and then slowly rise to show full over the course of a day or so. The check engine light then comes on and stays on until the fuel gage shows the tank about half full. Just after that the needle drops down to show empty.
Visitor, 2006 Nissan Xterra, 65,000 mi
Check Engine light comes on and stays on, I noticed it was possibly due to the faulty gas guage in my tank. I took the auto to the dealer, and they informed me, it would cost me $500 plus to repaid and replace the part. Thankfully, I did not have it done right away. The Nissan Xterra is a great car, and I felt that since it had no problems this was something I should do a little checking on. I am disturbed that I was not informed of the recall by the dealer.
Visitor, 2006 Nissan Xterra, 50,000 mi
covered under warranty.
Visitor, 2008 Nissan Xterra, 81,000 mi
Fuel gauge is not marking fuel level accurately. Ran out of fuel on busy and dangerous I-20 Between Odessa and Midland Tx. because i taught vehicle still had fuel. Did a diagnostic check and it indicated that the fuel level sensor is not functioning correctly or any at all. Problem has not been fixed. I don't understand why it's not working appropriately as new as the vehicle is and with the mileage that it has. I understand there has been other reports of other Nissan vehicles with the same problem. Thanks
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5
Visitor, 2006 Nissan Xterra, 49,575 mi
Filled tank with fuel, restarted vehicle, fuel gauge dropped to empty and Service Engine Soon light illuminated. Checked code with OBD Scanner and received Fuel Level Sensor code. Happened once and it eventually reset to correct fuel level. Second time, will not reset, gauge showing empty, service engine light on.