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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,228 miles

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2006 Nissan Frontier fuel system problems

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2006 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #21

Oct 252013

Frontier

  • 80,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. While driving approximately 45 mph, the low fuel warning indicator illuminated even though the fuel tank was full. The vehicle would stall while driving up inclines and hills. The failures occurred multiple times. The dealer stated that the fuel level sensor circuit needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline). The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Kingsport, TX, USA

problem #20

Mar 172014

Frontier

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled. Upon inspection, it was found that the fuel tank was empty although the fuel gauge indicated that it was 3/4 full. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the fuel level sending unit was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the NHTSA campaign number 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline). The failure mileage was 72,000.

- New Port Beach, CA, USA

problem #19

Mar 192014

Frontier

  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that the air bag warning lamp illuminated. Also, the contact mentioned that after refueling, the fuel gauge stayed on empty. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The air bag sensor and the fuel level sensor were defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 37,000.

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #18

May 192010

Frontier

  • 42,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, there was a sudden loss of power steering without warning. In addition, the contact stated that the fuel gauge failed to display accurate fuel levels. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was advised that the fuel level sending unit inside the fuel tank needed to be replaced. Also, the vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was advised that the radiator fluid was leaking into the transmission. As a result, the radiator, the power transmission, and steering shaft needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V075000(fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000 and the current mileage was 102,000.

- Belleair, FL, USA

problem #17

May 222013

Frontier

  • 117,644 miles
Fuel sender issue was causing the fuel gauge to not work properly. I did some research and found that there had been a recall for this issue (10V-075) and my vehicle appears to be covered as it was built in January 2006. The dealership said that my vehicle was not covered under the recall. I could not understand why it wasn't covered as my issue was exactly what the recall was for, but I needed it fixed so I paid a total of $476.67. I called Nissan Consumer Affairs dept. And opened a case (1121397) and they asked me to submit the bill I paid at the dealership, which I did, but now when I call the check on the status they don't answer. Voicemails are not returned so I don't know what is going on. Can you help??

- Ocala, FL, USA

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problem #16

Dec 162012

Frontier

  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that after refueling, the fuel gauge rapidly registered that the tank was empty. The contact turned the vehicle off and restarted it and the gauge showed full. The gauge failed numerous times. The contact was informed of a recall for NHTSA campaign number: 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was notified but stated the VIN was not part of the recall. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 53,000 and the current mileage was 56,000.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #15

Apr 132012

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 97,000 miles

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

I have a Nissan Frontier that has had failed in a number of things which are not wear and tear. They are design flaws. The fuel gauge module. The radiator/transmission leak flaw. Because of the design of the radiator, now a perfectly working tranny needs rebuilt. I also hear the tensioner for the timing chain is a defective design. My Frontier began falling apart before the 100.000 miles with design flaws. Nissan never again. A simple warning letter that my radiator needed a $300 repair would have saved me $4,000 later and not leave me stranded in traffic.

- Winter Park, FL, USA

problem #14

Dec 052012

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
When you put gas in the vehicle the gas gauge doesn't work, goes to empty with the warning light coming on and shortly after the service engine light will come one. It doesn't matter if you put in 1 gallon of gas or if you fill up the tank. The fuel sending unit fails, Nissan dealer said they are aware of the issue but its not a recall.

- Anniston, AL, USA

problem #13

Dec 012007

Frontier

  • miles
My fuel gauge registered empty so a went to put gas in and it was nearly full. They told me I needed a battery. I was under warranty at the time. Now out of warranty and 3 batteries later, my gauge is broke again. I have sent emails and letters to Nissan and get no reply. I will probably never buy another Nissan as much as I do like this truck.

- Oak Ridge, TN, USA

problem #12

Nov 142012

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
Fuel gauge show empty when it has a full tank.. fuel gauge will slowly get up to full and then won't drop below a quarter of a tank. You have no clue how much gas is in the vehicle. Looks like there are a ton of people complaining about the same thing online. Faulty fuel sending unit looks like the cause.

- Hudson, NH, USA

problem #11

Nov 272012

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 77,800 miles

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

Fuel gauge shows 1/4 tank but ran out of gas driving on the freeway. There is a Nissan recall (recall PC042 - fuel gauge inaccuracy) but dealer refuses to repair, stating my VIN does not show to be included in the recall. Make, model, and year are listed in the recall. Nissan case # [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #10

Aug 102012

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Fuel gauge began to malfunction, showing and improper amount of fuel in the tank. Check engine light stays on. Fuel gauge registers incorrect level after fueling up the vehicle. I have ran out of gas on one occasion due to this. I was on the side of a busy interstate with my 6 yr old and had to cross the interstate to get assistance. This is a safety concern. Nissan tells me that my vehicle is not included in the recall and if I want to repair the vehicle it will be at my own expense. This is a widespread problem with Nissan fuel sending units on the Frontier and should be fixed in a nationwide recall, not a VIN specific recall. The product is faulty. Nissan and NHTSA should both be ashamed for not putting out a nationwide recall.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #9

Nov 142012

Frontier 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Nissan Frontier le 4X4. Fuel gauge is not reading accurately. This caused me to run out of gas on November 14th, 2012, when the gauge was well above the "low gas" threshold. It was a very scary experience for me as I was in traffic at the time when the engine stalled at around 40mph. I fear this could happen again and now I'm afraid to drive with my grandkids in my truck. I researched this problem and traced it to a common defect with the fuel level sending unit that is a safety recall which affects many Nissan vehicles, including 2006 Frontier models but somehow excluding my 2006 Frontier: **************** NHTSA campaign id number: 10V075000 recall date: 2010-03-03 summary: Nissan is recalling certain model year 2006 and model year 2008 Frontier, xterra and pathfinder vehicles. 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. Consequences: This could cause the vehicle to run out of gas and stall in traffic, increasing the risk of a crash. Remedy: Dealers will replace the fuel level sending unit inside the fuel tank with a new one that has a modified float arm. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before March 22, 2010. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261. Component affected: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:auxillary tank notes: Nissan North America, Inc. *****************

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #8

Oct 122012

Frontier

  • 105,000 miles
This vehicle is showing symptoms consistent with NHTSA safety recall campaign 10V-075 (2006 and 2008 Frontier fuel gauge inaccuracy) but according to Nissan this VIN is not eligible for the campaign. Symptoms include: Slow/erratic response of fuel gauge, inaccurate reading, ses light is now illuminated. This came on suddenly about two weeks ago. Contacted Nissan and they said vehicle is not eligible; their case # [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 022012

Frontier

  • 48,000 miles
After filling gas tank it drops to empty and service engine light comes on. After driving some distance (not many miles) it goes back up and then seems to work until next fill up. It is a constant problem and I never know how much gas I have other than tracking mileage. Recall many others with same problem.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #6

Aug 242012

Frontier

  • 93,000 miles
2006 Nissan Frontier. Filled the gas tank and the gauge stayed on 1/4. when I drove the vehicle again, the gas tank gauge went up to 3/4, but I'm not certain if the 3/4 is accurate. This now happens on every gas fill up. Found a recall notice online (listed below). I called my local Nissan dealer and they indicated my VIN number is not part of the recall. I call Nissan, and they stated the same thing and informed me NHTSA decides what VIN number is part of the recall and it's out of Nissan's hands. And, volunteered they did not have contact information for NHTSA. Nice customer service. NHTSA, if I'm having similar issues to the recall, how do I get my VIN number added recall id # 80825 - fuel system, gasoline:storage:auxillary tank hide details recall date: Mar 03, 2010 model affected: 2006 Nissan Frontier summary: Nissan is recalling certain model year 2006 and model year 2008 Frontier, xterra and pathfinder vehicles. 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. Consequences: This could cause the vehicle to run out of gas and stall in traffic, increasing the risk of a crash. Remedy: Dealers will replace the fuel level sending unit inside the fuel tank with a new one that has a modified float arm. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before March 22, 2010. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261. Potential units affected: 80689 notes: Nissan North America, Inc.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #5

Aug 152009

Frontier

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The vehicle was included in the recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:auxillary tank) and was repaired. After the repair the fuel sending unit failed immediately. While fueling the vehicle the contact noticed that the fuel level gauge indicated empty. There was a manufacturer's recall for the fuel sensor and the vehicle taken to the dealer and repaired. The failure continued after the repair. The vehicle was not further serviced. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Salinas, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 182012

Frontier

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact was traveling 50 mph when the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer confirmed the fuel sending unit needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and they confirmed the VIN failed to qualify for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number 10V075000 ( fuel system, gasoline:storage:auxiliary tank). The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 89,000 and the current mileage was 89,500.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #3

Jul 072010

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
Been smelling gas for over a year. Then driving home on 07/05/2012 fuel pump started spewing gas took 18 gallons gas to drive 10 miles before I new what was going on. Fuel pump assembley has multiple stress fractures all over the top and fittings that have been there for a long time probable from new. Nissan will not fix. Says my VIN is not in the recall. I have the fuel pump with photos of the stress fractures thanks.

- Chatsworth, GA, USA

problem #2

Apr 202012

Frontier

  • 179,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. While driving approximately 50 mph, the contact noticed that the fuel gauge displayed an inaccurate reading of empty with an illumination of the engine warning indicator. The failure occurred after the vehicle had been refueled. The warning indicator remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who informed there was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:auxillary tank). The VIN was not included in the recall defect. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 179,000.

- Fresno, CA, USA

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