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»Google+
Car Problem Reports
Nissan Xterra Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Fuel Level Sensor
Nissan Xterra Problem
Average Mileage: 83,279 mi (31,000 mi - 150,620 mi)
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, 2007 Nissan Xterra
fuel level gage does not work and check engine light stays on.
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, 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, 2005 Nissan Xterra, 65,000 mi
waiting on nissan to recall!!
Visitor, 2006 Nissan Xterra, 113,126 mi
check engine light on, incorrect fuel level reading, code p0463 comes up and wont pass inspection.
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, 128,000 mi
Fuel gage didn't come up right away when I filled the tank a few weeks ago. Came up after driving for about 30 minutes. I let the gas level go a little lower than usual. Low fuel light came on. I filled the tank. Level has not changed, low fuel light is still on and now the check engine light is on.
Visitor, 2006 Nissan Xterra, 77,000 mi
Check engine light came on. Filled the tank (was at a 1/2 tank to start). When I started the truck the fuel sensor was below E with the light on, even though I had just filled it up. Has happened twice now in 2 weeks.
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Xterra, 97,000 mi
Fuel indicator says tank is 3/4 when tank is full and it will stay there for a while, then it goes to empty and stays there until the tank is really empty. "Service engine soon" light went off too.
I tried to use the recall on a Nissan dealer and they said that there is no recall for that in my 2005 xterra.