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»
Erratic Fuel Gauge and/or Check Engine Light on Nissan Frontier
Average mileage: 89,038 (19,000–200,000)
139 people reported this problem
82 people shared problem details
2007 Nissan Frontier105,500Visitor
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.
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!
2005 Nissan Frontier89,006Visitor
Fuel sensor doesnt work. Nissan decided it would be best to cover some vehicles but not others with the identical problem.
2008 Nissan Frontier65,000Visitor
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.
2008 Nissan Frontier72,000Visitor
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.
2003 Nissan Frontier79,850Visitor
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.
2007 Nissan Frontier60,000Visitor
fuel sensor failure has not been replaced
2005 Nissan Frontier33,000Visitor
Non functioning or incorrect fuel level readings. New fuel sender installed.
2008 Nissan Frontier62,000Visitor
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.
2007 Nissan Frontier150,000Visitor
gas gauge showing empty on a full tank, check engine light on
2007 Nissan Frontier98,100Visitor
Filled up and gushed reads empty with light on
2005 Nissan Frontier60,000Visitor
check engine light coming on the when I fuel the gauge does not work for a while then it resets.
2007 Nissan Frontier114,000Visitor
not fixed yet/ engine light went on. autozone out reader on it.
2007 Nissan Frontier77,492Visitor
Need new fuel pump assembly
2006 Nissan Frontier150,000Visitor
The gas gage is not working. After I fill the gas tank up, it still shows empty. It sometimes will go to full, but then after driving a few miles it will go back to empty.
2005 Nissan Frontier19,000Visitor
fill up fuel hand goes to empty. check engine lightb comes on. after driving about 70 miles fuel hand comes up and after several stops and starts check engine light goes out.
2007 Nissan Frontier200,000Visitor
Gas gauge fluctuates wildly
2006 Nissan Frontier140,000Visitor
Check engine light is on and gas gauge l doesn't work
2005 Nissan Frontier101,000Visitor
fuel level work when is full for short time
2005 Nissan Frontier95,000Visitor
Service engine light sporadically comes on and gauge doesn't read proper level of fuel. Problem corrects itself and light goes off but then in a day or so it all starts again. Not fixed yet
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