Nissan Frontier Problems

Erratic Fuel Gauge and/or Check Engine Light on Nissan Frontier

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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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Nissan Frontier Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 90,098 (19,000–200,000)
11 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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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.
Fuel sensor doesnt work. Nissan decided it would be best to cover some vehicles but not others with the identical problem.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Engine light came on. Truck not having any problems. Had an oil change and asked about light. They gave me code and looked it up on line. Indicated fuel indicator sensor. Haven't noticed any discrepancy and have done nothing as of this point. Noticed warranty issue for trucks a few years (2006-2008) old but none for my 2005 Nissan frontier.
check engine light coming on the when I fuel the gauge does not work for a while then it resets.
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.
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.
The gas tank gauge often show empty with the gas light on. It will then show that it is half full no matter the true amount of gas in tank. I have broken down due to the gauge being off. The check engine light is constantly on. It has not been fixed due to the amount asked to get it fixed being about $600.
52,000 miles on a 2007 nissan frontier and a bad fuel sensor. Contacted nissan they said my truck was not covered because of the Vin number even though some nissan frontiers the same year as mine are covered.
Engine light comes on when tank is full and drains the battery. When not full battery ok. Fuel level reading is erratic at all times
The fuel gauge stops working anytime the fuel level gets to around a half tank or so. Lately. Part of the time it shows empty even though it's full.
service engine soon light came on and when checked by dealer they stated it was a fuel level sensor problem and would cost $303.00 to repair.