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Fuel Gage reading E after I Fill up.

#20 (permalink) 05-10-2008, 05:54 PM thegreatxterra Newbie
2005 Xterra Join Date: Mar 2008 Posts: 2 If you are reading this because you have the same problem... FILE A COMPLAINT AT THIS WEBSITE ---->>IVOQ - File a Complaint Apparently this is a problem that deserves a recall! Why should we take the cost of repair when this was an existing problem on earlier models? You'd think that something would have been done in order to prevent a repeat. Here is a copy of my complaint.

"I had 1/4 of a tank of gas and went to fill up. After filling up my gas tank, I turned on the car, at which point the needle did not register the full tank. After driving a couple miles, the check engine light came on. I went directly to the dealer and was told that it was a fuel sending unit/sensor and that it was no longer covered after 30K miles. After returning home and doing research, I went online to After performing a search, I came across many others who have experienced the same problem. Apparently it has something to do with the fuel sending unit. A similar problem was found on the 2000-2004 xterra models and a recall was performed when the vehicle would stop after not getting any fuel, posing a great danger. It seems that somthing in the unit is faulty and will corrode over time. There is a general consensus that everyone who is having the problem is experiencing the same thing after having the vehicle for over 2 yrs and with around 39k-49k. If this problem existed in previous models, and it was recalled, the 2005-2007 xterras, frontiers, and pathfinders should get this fixed at no charge to the customer!! Why wait for accidents and possible deaths, especially since the problem lies in an integral part of the vehicle. Cost of repair ranges from $300-600."

Please file the complaint if you agree that we, the loyal Nissan customers, should not have to pay for something that is clearly a defect on Nissan's part.

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  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    I do experiencing the same problem with 2005 crew cab pathfinder and Nissan dealer asking to corect the problem $600 ,at 37000 miles

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    I have the same exact problem on my 2005 nissan xterra. Started happening at 42k miles. Really makes me mad on a 21st century car(especially nissan).

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    Same problem with a 2006 Xterra. 87,000 miles though (long commute).

  • sonya_bowman Feb 27, 2009

    I have the same problem with the fuel sensor and check engive light. It started with the gauge still reading empty when I had already filled up. I have about 37,000 miles on my Nissan Frontier Nismo and there is no recall and they won't do a "goodwill" repair on it. Has anyone ever written Nissan about this? I am a Nissan customer but won't be for long if this issue isn't resolved. I don't have enough money to fix it right now...but, I have to get to work to keep paying the bills. So, everyday I drive to work and hope that my truck doesn't quit and cause an accident on the freeway.

  • drill3d Feb 27, 2009

    I have the same problem. It started recently on my 2006 Xterra with 51,000 miles. I filled up with gas but the gauge continued to indicate empty. After I drove about 3 miles, the "Service Engine Soon" warning light came on and is staying on.

  • mosesask Mar 03, 2009

    I have the same problem. Fuel gauge shows empty after fill up and service engine light is on all the time. Nissan dealer quotes $600 for replacing sending unit

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    same problem here...apparently, I know have to keep an eye on the amount of miles I put to gauge when to fill up again...this is BS!!! A recall is indeed a MUST here!!

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    62,000 miles on my 06 frontier LE. 

  • texrnrob Mar 17, 2009

    Same thing here. Check engine light and fuel sending unti problem. Filed complaint on NHTSA. Nissan needs to take care of this or they risk losing loyal customer. I currently own 3 nissans and am looking at 370Z. Unfortunately I don't have a relationship with my nearest dealership as we have moved since previous purchases.

  • gearhead1320 Mar 23, 2009

    05 Exterra with 52,000 on it. Have the same problem as others. Noticed that after a reset (disconect battery then reconnect) would clear the Service light. When fuel gage would get to ust under 1/2 tank up pops the the light.


  • guest2377 Apr 06, 2009

    Same Problem. Happened today. Filled up with 1/4 tank and suddenly the Service Engine Soon light came on, and the fuel gauge will only read 1/2 full. If it matter, the vehicle was just in for service on the never ending TPMS light being on.

  • POSXTerra Apr 07, 2009

    Same thing happened here as well on a 2005 Xterra. I took it in to the dealer, they did a diagnostic $96, and then told me that I needed a new fuel sensor ($515). I asked what it does, they say it controls the gauge. I have had zero issues with the gauge so declined the service. I'm goign to try to reset like Gearhead said and see if it works. I agree that a recall must be issued. This is retarded I only have 43K on it..

  • guest2377 Apr 08, 2009

    Dealership covered it under the 5/60 today. They know it's an issue, but Nissan has no plans to make it a covered problem. No charge for the code reading, everything covered. In their defense, my warrant just ran out 9 days ago. $1685 for a 6/72 extended warranty.

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  • peseta Apr 16, 2009

    39,400 miles on '06 Xterra as of last night (4/15/2009). I thought maybe someone had siphoned my gas, and this caused the strange reading. I had just under 1/4 tank, then suddenly it drops to DTE ----, and "Service Engine Soon" light turns on.

    Filled up at gas station, and it reads correctly now, but the "Service Engine Soon" light is still on. Gonna try the battery shutoff and see if next 1/4 tank causes this to show again.

    I love my X, but this is giving me doubts about keeping it.

  • Igiveup777 Apr 17, 2009

    Xterra 2005, I have the same problem. At first, it took a long time to register a full tank, service engine soon was always lit. My garage told me they have to change the sensor at $400, I said no, I though I would be able to live with that. Yesterday, After I filled my tank the fuel gage drop from half to E with Low fuel alarm and it is now a steady state.

    I had some 15 differents cars/truck so far, I never had a trouble like that, not mentioning $300-$500 for a sensor, this is insane. Might be my last and only Nissan, although I like the Xterra.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    hi all,

    i have a 2006 xterra as well and i had the same problem around 48,000 miles. i waited, thinking i can deal with it and at 50,500 i took it to the dealership. yep, fuel regulator sensor was broken.

    $450 repair. i have an extended warranty but i still had to pay $100 deductible. thank god for that, at least the extended warranty finally paid off in my case.

  • nissanowner May 06, 2009

    I have a 2006 Nissan Xterra. Yesterday I had about 1/4 tank gas and decided to fill up. After filling up, my gauge read that I was on E. I took the car to the dealer. They state its the fuel sensor and its going to be about $400 to fix. After researching online, looks like everyone has the same problem around the same time. I've got 40,100 miles on the vehicle. I've filed a complaint but not sure if anyone will do anything. It doesn't hurt to try. The more that complain the better. But if this is a known issue, why isn't Nissan doing anything about it? Why should we have to pay out of our pocket. I didn't buy an American-made car because they generally have more problems and didn't expect this from Nissan.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    I have a 2006 Nissan Frontier with 37,000 miles. I have experienced the same problem as many of you. After feeling up to a full tank my gauge will read it as empty. My check engine light has been on for some time now, I thought it would cost being that it is not under warrenty anymore. Is this something covered by the recall you are talking about? I hope so. Thanks for your help!


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The problem is a bad fuel sending unit located in your gas tank. You can get the part on Nissan Courtesy parts for about $75 and the install is pretty easy. I did it myself on my 06 Xterra

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