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CarComplaints.com Notes: In a very limited selection on small pickup trucks, the Frontier is one of the best options except -- and I cannot emphasize this enough -- for one problem that makes it an avoid-at-all-costs pain in you know what: the radiator ruptures and leaks coolant into the transmission, killing it. Such a buzzkill.

This problem affects most 2005-2008 (and maybe beyond) Frontiers.

2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,354 miles

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2005 Nissan Frontier fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments (Page 6 of 6)

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problem #11

Sep 132008

Frontier

  • 49,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

"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 something 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."

- Powhatan, VA, USA

problem #10

Sep 082008

Frontier

  • 51,125 miles
"I currently own a 2005 Nissan Frontier and had less than a 1/4 of a tank of gas in my fuel tank 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 but showed that the tank was empty with the warning low gas light was on. I went directly to the dealer and was told that it was a fuel sending unit/sensor. This vehicle is less than 3 years old with about 50K miles. After returning home and doing research, I went online and I came across countless 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 xterra models, pathfinders and Frontiers. It seems that something 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 is about $500."

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

problem #9

Aug 052008

Frontier

  • 30,100 miles
At 30,100 miles pulled a P0463 "fuel level sensor a" code on 2005 Nissan Frontier - 3yr warranty ended 6days prior to mil. Entire fuel pump assy needs replacement - Nissan won't honor 3yr 36,000 mile warranty. Service rep at Nissan dealer is aware of problems with the fuel pumps - asked me if my fuel gauge was inop before knowing the fault code. After searching the internet found many people have the same problem - there should be a recall on this issue.

- Avondale, AZ, USA

problem #8

Sep 102007

Frontier

  • 52,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2005 Nissan Frontier nismo 4X4, 4 liter. Check engine illuminated. Intermittent function of fuel gauge, , dtc P0463, same chassis and electrical as pathfinder. Several similar complaints for pathfinder.

- Winter Garden, FL, USA

problem #7

Apr 202008

Frontier

  • 80,000 miles
Fuel level sensor failure on a 3 year old truck. Nissan dealership to be contacted soon.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

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problem #6

Mar 152008

Frontier

  • 40,000 miles
"I currently own a 2005 Nissan Frontier and had 1/4 of a tank of gas in my fuel tank 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 countless 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 something 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."

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #5

Apr 262008

Frontier 4-cyl

  • 54,045 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2005 Nissan Frontier le gas gauge behaves erratically and "service engine soon" light appears. Obdii code is P0463, fuel level sensor a circuit high input - replace fuel sending unit. I have seen this problem all over internet forums/chats, especially with xterras. Please consider a recall on the fuel pump module.

- Wahiawa, HI, USA

problem #4

Mar 092008

Frontier

  • 46,000 miles
I had 1/4 of a tank of gas and went to fill up. After filling up my gas tank, I turned on my Nissan Frontier 2005, 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. My Nissan Frontier has been driven only 46K 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 something 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.

- Plymoouth, MA, USA

problem #3

May 252008

Frontier

  • 41,012 miles
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 something 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."

- Farina, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 152008

Frontier

  • 49,000 miles
Fuel level sensor causing "check engine soon" light to come on. Apparently many similar issues being reported. 2005 Nissan Frontier w/ 50K miles.

- Coppell, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 182006

Frontier 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,032 miles
Fuel door closing spring designed poorly causing fuel door to open and expose filler neck. The spring is designed to keep the door closed but the way the spring is attached to the door allows it to pop off and expose the filler neck.

- Matthews, NC, USA

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