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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 x.nissanhelp.com 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. I also have the same problem. I have a 2005 NISSAN Xterra with 45K and the fuel needle goes to "E" and then fluctuates up to half then goes down again. The "Service Engine Soon" light is on all the time. I had it diagnosed by a friend who hooked it up to a diagnostic computer. It gave a code indicating an issue with the fuel sending unit. And no, it was not a loose fuel cap as a possible issue according to the owners manual. I am not about to pay $500 or whatever it is for something that is a defect. I suggest that we all contact NISSAN of North America headquarters to complain. They should have a set allocation of coverage for customer service purposes on their vehicles. I used to work for TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, USA in their customer relations department and I know for a fact that they had authorization to approve a particular amount for service repairs if the customer complained enough. They should work with you and the Customer Service manager at the dealership to help you resolve the problem and keep you as a loyal NISSAN customer. Especially in these hard times for them!

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  • jsesterly Apr 28, 2009

    I have the exact same problem with my 06 xterra. Reading your post was a mirror image to mine. I actually went to another gas station thinking I got ripped off at the previous station.. but.. she was full.

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    I have the same problem. 2005 xterra

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My solution to this problem which from what i can gather is just a start of whats to come is to go back to my 185000 mile no problem TOYOTA .... should have learned from my first nissan

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The problem would be that of the fuel gauge which in newer models are mounted in the fuel tank, or the fuse for the gauges are burnt out, or there is a loose connection

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Hi my bmw 530 d year 2002 e39 brakes stay on cant move it help me please


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View My Garage 03 530i brakes locked up help please
03 bmw 530i, was driving it yesterday and the car started to viberate bad, then the car started to slow, it seems the brakes all locked up, and the car slow and then would not move. i could hit the gas and the car would not move at all. let it sit for a few hours went back to it and it drove about a mile and then the same thing happened again. a roll back came and got it, and when they winched it up on all 4 wheels were locked up. when we got to my place i was able to back it off and pull in spot but then locked up again. Any ideas of where to start looking, and what could be the problem? thanks for your help. This car has been nothing but problems, are these cars usually problematic? thanks
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View My Garage Can you describe the lock up in detail? It is hard to believe the brakes are locking up, they are a simple mechanism.

I also have a 2003 530i and I did the brakes yesterday in fact. Are you sure it is not an engine problem?
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View My Garage when the brakes start to lock, and i stop, i can press the gas and the rear tires will spin a little but it wont move. Also when the pulled it onto the roll back, it was in neutral and all 4 tires where locked up and dragged all the way up. but after it sat for 30 mins (i guess they cooled down) and it would move just a little more. hope this helps.
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View My Garage First thing first:
Jack each wheel up (don't remove tire), spin the tire, does it spin.

Otherwise what you described above may be a failing transmission.
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View My Garage i dont think its the transmission as the front wheels are locked up and the car is rear wheel drive, so that would take the transmission out of it. i know for a fact the front wheels are locked up.
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View My Garage If it is truely locked wheels, the only thing I can think of is the caliper seals seized.
But usually this happens one caliper at a time, not all 4.
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View My Garage Another thought is the Master Cylinder.
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View My Garage Take off the tires and play around with the brakes. May be you can identify the problem.

Take off the pads and reinstall them...
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View My Garage also when they lock up, the pedal is VERY VERY HARD. can only push it maybe a 1/2-1"
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View My Garage Pull your codes. It might be ABS related.
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View My Garage tried the codes, and no codes...
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also when they lock up, the pedal is VERY VERY HARD. can only push it maybe a 1/2-1" Buy a new Master Cylinder. #13
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i know for a fact the front wheels are locked up. If 'my' front wheels were locked up, the very first thing I would do is jack up the car, & spin the wheels by hand.

Then, I'd remove the wheels, and spin the rotor by hand and take a good look at what's happening.

If I still needed information, I'd have a light person sit in the vehicle to gently press on the brakes as I spun the wheels

What happened when you did that?

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Pull your codes. It might be ABSrelated. Just one caveat: Not all ABS faults show an error code using a 'typical' run-of-the-mill code scanner.

One test of the ABS that 'might' work is simply to disconnect the ABS control module harness to see if that changes anything.

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Buy a new Master Cylinder. I don't disagree that it could be the master cylinder ... but wouldn't that usually affect all four wheels? Last edited by bluebee; 12-20-2011 at 10:29 AM.
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View My Garage Just to clear things up, all 4 wheels lock up when this happens...
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View My Garage just looked at codes and have the p0600 code only.. any ideas?
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just looked at codes and have the p0600 code only.. any ideas? I, for one, don't memorize Pcodes, especially since some are specific to the engine computer model, version, & date.

What's the description for the P0600 fault code for your particular engine computer? #17
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just looked at codes and have the p0600 code only.. any ideas? Have you tried google?

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