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 Pathfinder Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Fuel Level Sensor
Nissan Pathfinder Problem
Average Mileage: 74,058 mi (10,010 mi - 145,000 mi)
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Pathfinder, 60,000 mi
FUEL GAUGE WORKS SOMETIME MORE OFTEN NOT, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON ALL THE TIME .....MY REAR HATCH STRUTS DONT WORK IN COLD WEATHER SORT OF WORK HALF THE REST OF THE TIME .
Visitor, 2008 Nissan Pathfinder, 124,000 mi
My engine light is on all the time. After taking it to the shop to see what the code was, they tell me that it's a fuel cell in my fuel tank and only Nissan can drop the tank and fix it!!! The fuel gauge does not work properly at all!! It also got me about 2 hours away from my home and completely quit on the interstate!!! My gas tank was full but it said empty. I've had everything checked out that has to do with the fuel system and all fingers come pointing back to that fuel cell. Average cost almost $900!!! After doing a little research on this issue, a couple of my friends with different models and different years of Nissan vehicles had experienced the same problem. They had recalls on their vehicles and was able to get them fixed with no out of pocket cost. After speaking with a Nissan representative as well as a rep from 1-800-NISSAN-1, they told me that my make and model Nissan DOES NOT have a related recall!!! So basically what I have is a $40,000 vehicle that I have to fix myself!! Even though this "fuel cell" problem issue exists throughout several makes and models of Nissans. Up until now, I have been extremely happy with my Nissan Pathfinder but as it stands now, I will NEVER own another Nissan!!!! Buyers beware of buying these vehicles!!! As for my Nissan Pathfinder??? I'm trading it next week!!!!!
Visitor, 2007 Nissan Pathfinder, 87,000 mi
check engine light and fuel sensor light on
Visitor, 2007 Nissan Pathfinder, 62,500 mi
Fuel gauge shows empty and low fuel light comes when there is ample fuel in the tank. I can disconnect the battery for a moment, reconnect and it works fine for a while, then it happens all over again.
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Pathfinder
Check Engine Light due to faulty fuel level sensor @ 68000 cost to replace 868.00
Transmission went out @ 82000 cost to replace 3600.00
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Pathfinder, 100,000 mi
This has happened to my 2005 Pathfinder. My gas gauage light comes on just when it wants to. I can fill up my car and get in and the light says my car is empty.
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Pathfinder, 72,000 mi
erratic fuel guage
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Pathfinder, 65,000 mi
Fuel light turn on/off when more than 1/2 tank of gas and changes from having over 80 miles distance to empty to zero (0) when you still have 1/4 of tank available. I went to dealer and repair since this was on warranty until 72,000 miles.
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Pathfinder, 91,000 mi
SES/MIL light turned on with a low fuel tank; fuel guage drops to E, DTE reads -----, even with 60-80 miles left in the fuel tank.
Visitor, 2006 Nissan Pathfinder, 82,000 mi
Just Failed emissions test because of the Fuel level sensor (code#P0463). Dealer gave me an estimate of over $800 for the sensor and I may have to replace the fuel tank. I called corporate, they told me that my #vin was not under recall and I was basically on my own. Now I spent $38,000 on a new 06 pathfinder I've had the U-joints replaced twice, belt tensioner replaced twice. Then after 72,000 miles I had to replace the defective radiator ($1600+) that was mixing anti-freeze with transmission fluid which destroyed the transmission. Due to a class action lawsuit it only cost me $3000 to replace trans ($6100+) which Nissan picked up the remaining costs. On top of that the paint has been peeling off for 4+ years plus. Before this I had a used 1997 that was almost perfect, wish I could say the same about the 06.