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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,510 miles

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2006 Nissan Frontier fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #19

Jun 102010

Frontier

  • 70,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. While the contact started the ignition, the "service engine" warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. In addition, the fuel gauge displayed an accurate reading whenever fuel was dispensed into the fuel tank. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician informed that the fuel sensor would need to be replaced. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxillary tank). However, the VIN was excluded from the recall defect. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Stanhope, NJ, USA

problem #18

Jul 162010

Frontier

  • 77,800 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that whenever fuel was dispensed into the fuel tank; the fuel gauge would not display an accurate reading. The exhaust emission warning light illuminated and remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an emission station where the emission warning indicator was repaired. An authorized dealer was notified and informed him of NHTSA recall campaign id number 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline, storage auxiliary tank). The VIN was excluded from the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 77,800.

- Brattleboro, VT, USA

problem #17

Jul 012010

Frontier

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The vehicle failed state inspection on July 1, 2010 due to the gasoline sensor. The contact stated that he was aware that the fuel gauge was failing. The manufacturer was contacted. The manufacturer stated that his VIN was not included in recall 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxiliary tank) and that since the warranty was not valid they would not offer any assistance with the repair. The failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 75,888.

- Gloucester, MA, USA

problem #16

Jun 102010

Frontier

  • 62,000 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 the fuel gauge was reading inaccurate fuel levels. The contact believed the failure was associated with NHTSA recall campaign id number: 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxillary tank). The dealer advised the contact that his VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer advised that the vehicle was never serviced at an authorized dealer and would not provide any assistance. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The failure and current mileages were 62,000.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #15

May 162009

Frontier 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. While driving at 10 mph, the contact noticed a soft whining noise coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the timing belt tension assembly was replaced. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000. The current mileage was approximately 82,000. Updated 07/12/10 updated 7/26/10 the timing chain tensioner positioner assembly and fuel gauge had to be replaced. The consumer stated a recall had been issued regarding the fuel problem. The consumer stated he did receive a recall check, however it was for less than he paid for the repairs. Updated 08/09/10

- Kernersville, NC, USA

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problem #14

Apr 192010

Frontier

  • 49,009 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer to be repaired for recall 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage auxiliary tank) on Monday April 19, 2010. After the vehicle was repaired, the fuel gauge indicated that the fuel tank was half full but the tank was actually empty. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer twice and the fuel sender unit was cleaned. The failure did not occur prior to the recall repair. The contact called the manufacturer regarding the failure. The third time that the failure occurred the contact stated that he would take the vehicle back to the dealer with the understanding that the failed part would be replaced instead of cleaned. The failure mileage was 49,009. The current mileage was approximately 50,050.

- Burgaw, NC, USA

problem #13

Apr 192010

Frontier

  • 43,000 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 he received notification of NHTSA recall campaign id: 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxiliary tank) and the vehicle was taken to the dealer for recall repairs. The dealer dropped the fuel tank and replaced the sending unit as a remedy to the recall. Prior to the recall repairs, the contact had not issues within the vehicle. Following repairs, the fuel level indicator would not read accurate fuel levels. When filling the fuel tank, the fuel level indicator would remain on the empty position. The failure occurred sporadically following repairs. The failure mileage was 43,700 and the current was 44,000.

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #12

Apr 242010

Frontier

  • 38,980 miles
Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6) notified Nissan of our vehicle having the recall problem with our 2006 Frontier xe. NHTSA campaign # 10V075000. Nissan states that our truck's VIN # is not included in the recall at this time. Check engine light is on and testing shows that the fuel level sensor circuit high input as the probable cause. We called Nissan at 800-647-7261 twice. Both times we were given a ref. # [xxx]. we never know how much gas we have...my husband just ran out today going to the store and the fuel gage showed that we had gas. Very frightening. Thank goodness he was not on the freeway!!!!!!

- Des Moines, WA, USA

problem #11

Dec 152009

Frontier 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Nissan Frontier. Consumer states problems with fuel gauge consumer sent additional 17 page letter the consumer stated the gas gauge did not register when the tank was filled. When the gas gauge reached 1/2 tank, it dropped to empty.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #10

Mar 272010

Frontier 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that on March 27, 2010, after filling the fuel tank, the fuel gauge still registered empty and the check engine light illuminated. About 75 miles later, the fuel gauge began to function properly and the check engine turned off. The contact referenced recall 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage:auxillary tank) that believed to be directly related to the failure. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The fuel lever sensor and gauge assembly were repaired at the owner's expense. The contact also filed a complaint with the manufacturer. The failure mileage was approximately 79,000. The current mileage was 80,266. Updated 07/01/10 the consumer stated the problem was resolved and he was reimbursed. However, the timing chain had to be replaced. The consumer is seeking reimbursement. Updated 07/07/10.

- Kernersville , NC, USA

problem #9

Mar 052010

Frontier

  • 41,500 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact was driving at approximately 20 mph when the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop to be inspected. The mechanic inspected the vehicle and informed the contact that the failure was caused by a fuel sensor. The vehicle had not been repaired when the complaint was filed. The failure mileage was approximately 41,500. The current mileage was approximately 41,700.

- Santee, CA, USA

problem #8

Mar 292009

Frontier

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that fuel gauge did not work and she would have to periodically check the odometer to determine how much fuel was in the tank. She called the dealer and was referred to the manufacturer who advised her to file a complaint with NHTSA. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000. The current mileage was approximately 70,000. Updated 6/1/10 the transmission was not acting properly and the air conditioner was not working. Updated 06/04/10.

- Beacon Falls, CT, USA

problem #7

Feb 172010

Frontier

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that when he filled the fuel tank, the fuel gauge did not indicate that the tank was full. He then started noticing erratic readings and the check engine light illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to the dealership where he was informed that his vehicle was not included in recall 10V075000 (fuel system, asoline:storage:auxillary tank). The failure mileage was approximately 54,000. The current mileage was approximately 54,900.

- New Orleans , LA, USA

problem #6

Mar 112010

Frontier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. While driving at approximately 45 mph on the highway, the vehicle completely shut down without any warning. The gas gauge indicated that the fuel tank was half full although it was empty. The contact was able to safely pull over to the side of the road and add fuel to the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where she was informed that the gasoline storage tank was the cause of the failure. She called the manufacturer and filed a complaint. The manufacturer advised her that the vehicle was not included in recall 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxiliary tank). The failure and current mileages were approximately 25,000. Updated 05/07/10. When the consumer took the vehicle to have another service performed she was told the work could not be done, because the check engine light was on. The consumer was informed the light was on due to a faulty fuel sensor and it would cost $400 to repair. Updated 07/14/10. Updated 07/14/10.

- Kaneohe, HI, USA

problem #5

Jan 082010

Frontier 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contacts owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that the fuel level indicator displayed inaccurate fuel levels. He experienced several instances of vehicle hesitation due to the lack of gasoline in the fuel tank; yet, the fuel level indicator displayed that there was a sufficient amount of gasoline in the vehicle. The contact located NHTSA campaign id number 10V075000 (exterior lighting: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:auxillary tank) and stated that the failure was directly related. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 66,000. Updated 05/06/10. Updated 05/10/10

- Centerville, OH, USA

problem #4

Feb 012010

Frontier

  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. On February 1, 2010 he noticed that the fuel sensor gauge failed to display the correct amount of fuel in the tank for twenty minutes. Whenever there was a half of tank of gasoline in the vehicle, the fuel gauge didn't register that amount. He contacted the manufacturer and was advised that his VIN was not included in recall 10V075000 fuel system, gasoline storage, auxiliary tank, but he should take the vehicle to the dealer to be diagnosed. A local mechanic diagnosed the failure and stated that fuel sensor caused the failure to occur; therefore, he refused to pay an additional diagnostic fee. The vehicle was not repaired and he will replace the vehicle if the manufacturer does not add his VIN to the recall. The failure mileage was 46,000 and the current mileage was 51,000.

- Covington , GA, USA

problem #3

Mar 112010

Frontier

  • 64,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The contact noticed that the fuel gauge would not display the correct amount of fuel in the gas tank. The check engine light also appeared on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealers where the contact was informed that the fuel sending unit needed to be replaced and that NHTSA recall# 10V075000 fuel system, gasoline, storage, auxiliary did not apply to his VIN. The failure mileage was 64500 and the current mileage was 65000.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #2

Mar 082010

Frontier

  • 40,400 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The driver stated that upon filling the fuel tank with gasoline, the fuel gauge would read inaccurate fuel levels. He located a recall for the failure (NHTSA campaign id number: 10V075000, fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxiliary tank) and upon contacting the dealer, was told his VIN was not included with the recall campaign. Any repairs made to the vehicle would be at the owner's expense. No repairs were made. The failure mileage was 40,400 and the current was 40,420.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012008

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 37,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Frontier. When the fuel tank was full the fuel gauge indicated that it was empty and the check engine light remained illuminated. He contacted the manufacturer and no assistance was offered because the vehicle was not under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 37,500 and the current mileage was 55,007. Updated 4/30/10 updated 05/10/10

- Sun City West, AZ, USA

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