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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: 86,251 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, , 33,000 mi

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

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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, , 60,000 mi

    fuel sensor failure has not been replaced

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    I'm looking for a solution . I guess I'm going to have to pull the bed off and try to play mechanic by putting on a new sensor sending unit. The local auto mechanic wants almost $800 to put on an entirely new fuel pump .I told him it was an issue with most of these models , but I guess he'd rather try to get rich all at once.

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  • Visitor, , 40,000 mi

    2007 Nissan Frontier P0463 w/SES on.

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  • Visitor, , 115,000 mi

    I live in Canada, but no spot for Postal Code. It hasn't been fixed as it did not seem to affect driveability.......the light has been on since is now 2014.

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  • Visitor, , 101,432 mi

    Hasn't been fixed yet, but it is identical to the problems listed here. I pulled the codes and it was a P0463 code, which is a fuel level sensor code. I guess it is a recall item, so I'm going to try and get Nissan to fix it. I'll keep you posted on the outcome.

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