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Q: What responsibility will nissan take to fix fuel level sensor? on 2005 Nissan Xterra

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My fuel level sensor is not operating and i can not pass inspection because of my check engine light. Will Nissan pay for repair?
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I wouldn't think the fuel level sensor would turn on the Check Engine Light, do you know which code is stored in the engine module?
I would go get a bottle of Chevron Techron Plus and ad it to a tank of fuel, this may fix the fuel gauge sending unit in the tank, I know it sounds crazy, but I just recommended this a couple weeks ago and it fixed their problem, for about $10.00!
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Here is part of the letter I received: "I am truly amazed at your answer about the gas gauge fix. I poured the Chevron stuff in the gas tank and the gauge started to respond about five days later. Thanks for the great tip. Now I don't know what to do with my 300 dollar fuel pump/gas gauge I bought for the car"
You can try contacting Nissan, they may help with the repair. Look here for some related information:
Only if the car is still under manufacturer warranty. Nissan would do nothing for me with 45K on the car. I have personally taken the entire issue to the Better Business Bureau for review as there are so many people posting this complaint.
My mechanic (not Nissan) did the work for $320.00 and all is well now. I could not pass emissions due to the Check Engine Light. When I brought it to the dealer for diagnostics as to why the Check Engine Light was on, they knew what was wrong at the service desk without even testing it. They went on to say that it would be $475-$525 to repair. Nissan and I will part ways when I replace this 2005 Pathfinder which I bought new. Basically it has been okay but to deny fixing this problem which is so widespread is ludicrous.
I just got a letter from Nissan extending the warranty to 72 months/72,000 miles to fix the fuel sending unit for years 2005-2008. Unfortunetly it doesn't help me since I have 81,000 on my 2006 Xterra. I will call and try to get that extended, but for you people out there who still have the problem and have under that in miles, go for it. Also, those who have had it fixed and paid for it, you can be reimbursed. The phone number they list is 1-800-867-7669 or Finally some good news!
Best to call a Nissan dealership and have them run your VIN (17 digit vehicle identification number) to see if they have extended the warranty for the Fuel Level Sensor. This is because your vehicle is way past the typical emissions warranty of 3yr/50,000 miles. However if this problem is a known pattern failure of this year Xterra, then you may be covered. A vehicle that is approaching 10 model years old will have some components fail. Also, it's not that difficult to replace the sensor, Nissan usually builds in a panel that allows you easy access to the fuel tank sensor.
This is under the exteded warranty as we have the same problem. Car needs to have less than 72000 miles to qualify. U can call nissan consumer affairs (number in manual) to inquire. Hope this helps!
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