Erratic Fuel Gauge and/or Check Engine Lighton Nissan Frontier

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»

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Average mileage : 84,273 (19,600–160,000)
9 Years Affected: 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
113 people reported this problem
67 people shared problem details
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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2007 Nissan Frontier105,500
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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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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08 Frontier. Fuel sensor failed, check engine light stays on. Contacted Nissan since this was a known defect and after giving them my VIN #, they said they couldn't cover the repairs, even though the recall was supposed to cover the 08 models. Took my complaint all the way to the Corporate level and they still wouldn't honor repair work on a KNOWN DEFECT for that model year.
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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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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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fuel sensor failure has not been replaced
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Non functioning or incorrect fuel level readings. New fuel sender installed.
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check engine light coming on the when I fuel the gauge does not work for a while then it resets.
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The check engine light is on after replacing gas cap and other parts. Now my mechanic said that the problem is in the gas tank valve. No solution yet.
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2005 Nissan Frontier140,000
Not fixed yet. Fuel gauge has erratic readings. Takes 30 minutes to read full after gassing up. Have to turn off for a minute and back on sometimes. Other times it just goes to empty all the sudden..usually after having 150miles on a tank.
The first time I discovered this problem shortly after I fill up the gas tank, the gas gauge read Empty and low-gas warning light stayed ON. I have since learned to to read the Error-code via a combination of turning the ignition key off-on, etc. It read: gas gauge sensor failed (inside the gas tank). This is 2007 Nissan Frontier truck. I contacted Nissan and was informed the 2006 and 2008 were covered, not 2007. Useless Nissan, learn to stand behind your product. FYI, this is my 3rd Nissan truck. I am just so surprised that a long time vehicle maker such as Nissan forgot how to make a gas gauge sensor?
Check Engine Light Came on two weeks ago with associated engine gage fluctuations.
check engine light on when gas tank full / gauge shows empty
Check engine light cod P0463 - fuel level sensor is shot in my 2007 Nissan Frontier. Called today and was told Nissan had "extended" the warranty until Jan 2014 or 72000 for that issue. WTF
Problem with the fuel guage, not working right
Fuel sensor would quit working every time tank filled. Usually after about a quarter of the tank used it would slowly start working. Have replaced gas cap and that did not make the light go off. Had the code read and it showed the fuel sensor.
My check engine light came on, and the gas gauge started working intermittently.
Faulty fuel level sensor
Fuel gauge works between 15 and 150 miles then it registers as empty.
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