Also Found That If You Take It In, The Code Will Say, P0463 Which Means You fuel Sender Unit Sensor Is Out. When I fill up it may take 2 or 3 trips before the sensor gets off of reading no gas. 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. The vehicle was not repaired. Not To Mention That When I Fill Up My Vehicle The fuel Gauge Will Not Sense That Its Full. The fuel Level Sending Unit Does Not Work Properly. It involves: the molded fuel tank shells can deform, causing the fuel sender float arm to contact an embossment molded into the tank shell causing the instrument panel fuel gauge to show that the vehicle has approximately one quarter tank when the fuel tank is empty.
Leads To Inaccurate fuel Readings Which Has Led To Running Out Of Gas While On The Highway. If that still does not fix the problem, you will need a mechanic to inspect fuel pump and distributor bearings. Get down under the car and start at the fuel tank. After Doing Some Research On Line I Realized I Am Not The Only One With This Problem And That It Is Obviously My fuel Sending Unit. Prior events leading to malfunction: I was driving on a 9 hour long trip during winter. When The Gas Tank Is Full, The Gauge Registers Empty less Then E Actually Until Some Of The fuel Is Used And Then The Gauge Registers Accurately i Think.
July 28, 2009 fuel Sensor Malfunctioned At 40,000 Miles On 2007 nissan xterra Causing fuel Gauge To Malfunction And Check Engine Light To Come On. Using my scangauge, I found out my engine was showing error code P0463. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Today, The Gauge Moved Up And Down Several Times, Leaving Me No Sure Way To Know What The True Level Of fuel Is. Sort of like a condom. I Now Use The Trip Odometer To Calculate The Correct Amount Of fuel In The Tank.
Apr 08, 2011 The Contact Owns A 2007 nissan xterra. I Will Never Buy A nissan Again. Is Common Enough It Should Be Done For Free. In Addition, The Service Engine Soon Message Indicator Light Goes On. And twice I ran out of gas, thinking I still had some gas left in tank.
I feel it's serious enough to rate as a safety issue. It feeds right into the fuel filter. The technical bulletin describes the repair procedure needed to only replace the sending unit, and not the entire fuel pump. This Is A Recall Item. Feb 01, 2011 fuel Sensor Gives False Information, Vehicle Runs Out Of Gas On The Freeway Nearly Causing Fatal Accident. I see that this is an on-going problem and Nissan needs to include the 2007 and possibly even the 2008 and 2009.
Why Wait For Accidents And Possible Deaths, Especially Since The Problem Lies In An Integral Part Of The Vehicle. The dealer says they have not been able to replicate the problem and want to give me my car back without actually finding out the real issue. It Seems That Something In The Unit Is Faulty And Will Corrode Over Time. I Called nissan Many, Many Times. After Filling Up My Gas Tank, I Turned On The Car, At Which Point The Needle Did Not Move And The Gas Light Stayed On.
Have a rag near by due to the small amount of fuel that will drip out. When The Gas Tank Is Full, The Gauge Registers Empty less Then E Actually Until Some Of The fuel Is Used And Then The Gauge Registers Accurately i Think. The Failure Did Not Recur. Upon Starting Vehicle, fuel Gauge Showed Full. As I Proceeded To Drive The Ses Light Came On. The contact stated that the fuel gauge malfunctioned showing the wrong fuel level.
The dealer, and the Nissan 800 number just blew me off as being outside the recall warranty limits. A Service Bulletin Was Released By nissan Which Indicates Is A Common Enough Of A Failure To Release A Bulletin. One Of The Times The Gauge Hung Up At The Last Quarter Tank, You Could Run Out Of fuel In Traffic Or An Intersection. They Acknowledged A Problem With The fuel Sending Unit. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
Apparently It Has Something To Do With The fuel Sending Unit. The fuel Gauge Never Reads The Correct Amount Of fuel — I Have Now Run Out Of Gas Twice. Service Engine Light Came On And I Could Not Get Rid Of It. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. This has happened several times in the last two years. Pulled Code And It Is P0463.
Thank You nissan For Extending A Warranty On The Problem And Not Issuing A Recall That Everyone Would Find Out About Before Running Out Of Gas On The Road. The failure occurred ten or more times. I have been now doing research and have just learned that many others are experiencing the same problem as I am. He took the vehicle to firestone and they performed an engine diagnostic test and found that the fuel sending unit was defective. The Failure Mileage Was 180,000. I see this question all the time.