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2006 Path Finder

Fuel gauge is not working & Service Engine soon is on.

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  • tommy2006 Aug 26, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 2006 pathfinder. I took it the the dealer and they told me it was the tank fuel sensor and it would be $450 to change out. I then asked them if it was under warranty but of course it was not, then I asked them if there was a recall of this part and again they said no. Now I'm finding out from this web site that there are others like me. There maybe a service bullent or something on this from nissan but I have been unable to find it.

  • sabi_danse Sep 13, 2008

    Same problem I'm wondering if we all bring this to Nissan's attention they would replace the sensors at no cost.



    My 2005 pathfinder, they wanted somthing like $250 to replace. I said never mind, and currently looking elsewhere for a better deal.



    When I fill up it the needle goes to empty and than gradually returns to normal after a few days. SOme times the check engine will go off.



  • yadda12 Sep 26, 2008

    same problem. 06 pathfinder with about 60k on it. gauge sits on empty when you fill up... then slowly over a day returns to a normal state. distance to empty showing - - - - -... I'm not paying $500 in service charges because of a fuel sensor fault that nissan has had, known about, and continues to implement into cars for 3 years!!!!!!!

  • severedlips Oct 14, 2008

    I have an '06 Nissan Frontier, dealer gave me the same story. if anyone has $500 they can lend me that would be cool. :)

  • papi_jenkins Oct 25, 2008

    I started having this problem about 2 months agol. It forced me to have to fill up almost everytime and estimate my mileage til empty. when I fill up the needle drops to empty and returns after a few days to accurate. has anyone had success in getting this covered at Nissan?

  • larryldeezie Nov 06, 2008

    same problem here pathfinder 05 when I fill up goes to empty then resets to normal after a couple days



  • Bella81 Nov 26, 2008

    I'm having the same problem with my 2005 Pathfinder. The Nissan dealership told me it would be $450 to fix! My gas hand will go below empty and will gradually adjust back to normal after a few days. This is ridiculous and happens every time I get gas!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    Guys, I have the same problem I can't beleive there is nothing we can do about it!

    This must be a recall.. some one knows how to make Nissan make it a reacall?

    Liran

    liranil at optonline.net


  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    Same issue at 56k miles. 2005 pathfinder. Based on how widespread this is I will wait a while to see if there is a recall. Otherwise I will switch out the fuel sensor myself.

  • jrdaigle Jan 26, 2009

    My 05 pathfinder is having this same problem. I'm going to the dealer tomorrow and I will be polite at first.....however that isn't what motivates most service folks, its a demanding, annoying, person that usually gets what they want.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    I have a 2006 Nissan Pthfinder about 40k miles have the same problem. They say its expensive to fix since the sensor is inside the tank.

  • sportn2009 Mar 26, 2009

    wow me and 4 friends with same problem on 06 and 05 pathfinders with between 40k and 60k. is there a self fix for this problem ?

  • nvturbo Apr 08, 2009

    I own a '05 Pathfinder and the SES (Service Engine Soon) just came on this morning when my gas meter needle was at 1/4 full. The "dte" went to "- - - - -" as well. Even after filling up, the stupid SES stayed on. Does anyone have a solution to this? My wife and I are thinking about trading our SUV in for a BMW 5-series sometime this month. I hope this BS doesn't hurt my trade value. AAARRRGGHHH!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    I have a 2007 Pathfinder which when I fill up the gas tank the gauge takes up to a day to register full. I went to dealership and they said I need a new fuel sensor for $450. Has Nissan issued a recall for this problem or how can we get this issue fixed.

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    My 2006 nissan pathfinder a fuel sensor has this same problem with engine light and in our state you have to get emission tested. Has nissan made a recall on this part. I called my local dealership and they seem like this was a new problem.

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    YES I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM MY 2006 NISSAN PATHFINDER HAS THE SAME PROBLEM EVERYTIME I PUT GAS OR FILL UP THE IS SLOWLY GETTING UP IT TAKES LIKE THE WHOLE DAY AND RIGTH NOW THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGTHS IS ON AND I THINK PEOPLE ARE GETTING THIS PROBLEM.DO I HAVE TO CALL NISSAN FOR THIS?

  • jillkrull Apr 20, 2009

    Same exact problem with my 2006 Nissan Pathfinder!

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    I am having the same problem and I need to call the dealership this morning to authorize the fix for $400 (they offered 10% off the regular price of $440). I may tell them no and to search out a democratic solution that Nissan can pay for!!!!!!

  • loubel0624 Apr 24, 2009

    We have a 2006 Pathfinder and our problem started May 08.  My service engine soon light came on so I took it to the dealer and they said the gas cap wasn't on all the way and it could put out that reading.  A few weeks later my gas gauge was on low and the SES light came on again.  I took it back and the replaced the fuel sending unit.  We then went on a road trip and my husband filled up the tank and the DTE stayed on a few miles and the gas gauge stayed on empty.  It went to full a few minutes later.  It did not happen again for a few months.  I had the Fuel sending unit replaced twice and the electrical dash unit replaced twice.  It is now April and They still don't know what the problem is.  My vehicle is under warranty and the dealer puts me in a rental every time but it is such a hassle.  I an waiting to hear back from Nissan USA.  I ams so irritated!!

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Yup, nissan has problem with those and yes, there is a service bulletin for the replacement of the fuel level sensor. common problem on your year pathfinder and frontier.

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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Fuel level sensor costs $80, but i would replace entire fuel pump system ($380) (which includes level sensor) both are in the fuel tank. Took me 3 hours to do...jsut remove gas tank...three bolts, four hoses, and one wire harness. fixed my problem myself.

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Same problem with 2005 Pathfinder. At 53,000 Service Engine light came on and gas gauge takes 2 days to reflect full. Then at half a tank, the gauge drops to empty and remains. Nissan would not allow me to file a complaint without a dealer diagnostic. Not sure if I want to pay for another diagnostic when Nissan will likely not reimburse. Has anyone had success getting Nissan to take repsonsibility?

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

  • Nissansucks Mar 30, 2009

    I called Nissan USA and they wouldn't do anything. They wouldn't even let me open a complaint ticket unless I had a diagnostic from the dealer (I already paid a repair shop $100 for the diagnostic) and I wasn't going to pay the dealer for another one. Then I went to the dealer and complained and all they would say is.."that's the only thing that ever goes wrong with the Pathfinder". They also quoted me over $700 to fix it. I bought the part from them for $120 and paid a repair shop $180 to install it. I won't buy another Nissan, I'm going back to Honda.

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I read in the Nissanhelp.com(?) that a woman wrote a letter to Carlor Ghosen the president of Nissan North America about the fuel level sensor issue and also sent a copy to her dealer asking for him to restore her faith in Nissan as she is a loyal costomer and would like to remain one. She recieved a letter from their admin (NNA) 3 weeks later that they were looking into it and then her dealer fixed it for free. She recommends being patient and polite! I will be doing the same as my sensor is broke at the 47k mile mark too... just as many other nissan owners pathfinders have experienced. Good luck.

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I have been having the same problem, took it to Nissan and told that a system test has to be done first need charge to repair it. Which could cost up to $500.00.

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

Can this be fixed without the dealer?

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

Same problem, needed new fuel sensor $300

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

Mine is in being fixed right now for same.. Service Engine light is on and turns out to be a faulty fuel level sensor.

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

My 05 Pazthfinder doing the same. They say it's a sensor inside the gas tank. Expensive to fix...

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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