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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,633 miles

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2001 Nissan Frontier fuel system problems

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2001 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #9

May 072012

Frontier 4WD 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Frontier crew cab. The contact stated that after refueling, the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic. The mechanic confirmed a fracture in the fuel tank, which would require replacement. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 105,000.....updated 06/18/12 updated 06/22/12 updated 7/19/12 updated 07/23/12.

- Chicopee, MA, USA

problem #8

Aug 092007

Frontier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Leak in gas tank.

- Wenham, MA, USA

problem #7

Oct 132006

Frontier 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 81,700 miles
: the contact stated while traveling 55 mph, the flange was severely rusted, and caused gasoline to leak. Prior to the incident, the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, who determined the gasoline tank had to be changed. The gas tank had rusted. Updated 11/30/06.

- Dillsburg, PA, USA

problem #6

Sep 102004

Frontier 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Fuel sending unit replaced due to corrosion build up around fuel sending area. Replaced by dealer several times, oem part proved defective each time. Finally received recall notice from Nissan that corrosion build up was causing the fuel sending unit to fail in areas that use salt on the road. Today, 9/10/04 dealer had to replace fuel sending unit again(with recall approved fuel sending unit) and now tells me that the corrosion is so bad the fuel tank needs to be replaced. The vehicle is 3 years old and has only 56,000 miles. They told us that the tank may eventually leak fuel from the sending unit area that has corrosion.

- Middletown, NY, USA

problem #5

Jul 192004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving check engine light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that fuel was leaking from underneath the vehicle, and the fuel tank needed to be replaced.

- Hanoverton, OH, USA

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problem #4

Apr 272004


  • 34,000 miles
I have a three year old (2001) Nissan Frontier xe quad cab. The gas tank has corroded through in this short period of time. Although Nissan has picked up the cost of the part, I was still responsible for the labor costs. I admire their willingness to pay for the part; however, a safety issue such as this might warrant an investigation and a possible recall. It seems as if a gas tank should be the most secure part on an automobile. The exposure to harmful fumes and possible explosion are serious safety concerns. To have a gas tank corrode in 39 months of use is inexcusable. Although the car is no longer under the manufacturer's warranty, this is an issue of more global concern and should be a defect completely paid for by the manufacturer on all similar models.

- Skokie, IL, USA

problem #3

Jan 022004

(reported on)


  • miles


When filling up the gas tank gas spitted back out. Driver stated it took about 15 minutes to fill the gas tank, and gas had to be put in very slowly.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Aug 062002

Frontier 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I have had multiple unplanned service visits. My Nissan Frontier SC is 18 months old. The gas tank needed to be replaced due to improper internal geometry. This caused fuel to gush out of the tank after filling...certainly a safety hazard. The fuel level indication instrument showed incorrect fuel level and needed to be replaced. This is not necessarily a safety issue, but is still an issue, nonetheless. An ABS sensor failed, which rendered the trucks ABS system inoperable...also a crucial safety issue. I have had two front end allignments and have already replaced all four tires on the truck after only 33,000 miles. This could also potentially lead to unsafe travel. Last, but not least, the passenger side power window mechanism failed. All of these conditions were remedied by the dealer. But, after being notified of all of these issues with one of their new vehicles, Nissan has only responded with a generic, "sorry."

- Southport, NC, USA

problem #1

May 012001

Frontier 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

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