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Nissan Frontier Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Fuel Level Sensor

Nissan Frontier Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 86,348 mi (27,200 mi - 160,000 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»

  •  Rookie

    I have had nothing but problems out of my vehicle and now we are the end of warranty, by 5 months and I am told that I need a Canister Vent Control Valve and a Evaporation Control Canister for my vehicle that has been well taken care of, oil changes regularly, washed and pampered. My vehicle has 77,711 miles on it and it is going to cost me 700 dollars to get it fixed! It was just in the Nissan Dealership for the Gas Sensor that went bad in JUNE, a recall on the airbags in MAY and now this. Nissan has gone down hill and I will be sure to pass it along, that Nissan's now deals with "Throw Away" vehicles! You pay 30 grand for a vehcile to last you 5 years, really???? WOW! I am beyond upset at how Nissan handles their customers, vehicles and warranties! NEXT TIME I WILL BUY A CHEVY!

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  • Visitor, , 89,006 mi

    Fuel sensor doesnt work. Nissan decided it would be best to cover some vehicles but not others with the identical problem.

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  • Visitor, , 105,500 mi

    Gas was reading just below half. I stopped to fill it up and the needle didn't move. I shut the truck off and restarted it and the Check Engine Soon Light came on and the fuel gage dropped to empty.

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  • Visitor, , 79,850 mi

    Had erratic fuel gauge readings for 40,000 miles (I purchased used with 40,000 already on it)... Check engine light just came on so I purchased an OBD 2 scanner and got the P0463 code related to a bad fuel level sensor.

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  • Visitor, , 33,000 mi

    Non functioning or incorrect fuel level readings. New fuel sender installed.

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  • Visitor, , 60,000 mi

    fuel sensor failure has not been replaced

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  • Visitor, , 72,000 mi

    Mileage is approximate but when I fill the tank with fuel, the fuel gauge goes to empty, the low fuel light comes on, then the service engine soon light comes on. Drive it a couple of days and the fuel gauge slowly returns to normal. Happens every time I add fuel.

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  • Visitor, , 62,000 mi

    Fuel level sending unit. Check engine light is on, fuel level on a full tank of gas indicates "empty".

    According to the Nissan Assist portal, Nissan has extended the warranty to repair this problem. Until you contact them and then apparently, they don't want to repair it because "your 08 Frontier is newer than the other 08 Frontiers". I am appealing this decision and will continue to pressure Nissan on an issue that they are quite well aware of. They simply don't want to pay for it on their dime and would prefer that I cough up $500 to repair a DEFECTIVE PART.

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  • Visitor, , 148,800 mi

    same as above, service engine light is on and fuel gage is staying on empty

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  • Visitor, , 40,000 mi

    Check engine light comes on and fuel gauge shows empty even when just filled with gas. Garage says there is a problem with fuel gauge.

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