Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2005-2007 Pathfinder appears to have a widespread defect where coolant leaks into the transmission, causing transmission failure around 90,000 miles. Repair costs are typically upwards of $3,500.

According to the New York Times & a class action lawsuit, the defect actually extends through 2010 model year. More info here.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,901 miles

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder fuel system problems

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #21

May 192010


  • 77,230 miles


Fuel sensor.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #20

Jun 152010


  • 450,000 miles
2007 Nissan Pathfinder, less than 45,000 - service engine soon light came on. It appears to be a faulty fuel sensor, which many owners of 2007 Pathfinder have complained about. Nissan has not issued recall for faulty sensor on car that is 3 years old. Estimated cost to fix Nissan's defective part is $500 - $600.

- Coraopolis, PA, USA

problem #19

Sep 162009


  • 40,000 miles
2007 Nissan Pathfinder fuel sensor is not working; gauge reads empty even though tank is full. Obd code is P0463. Three of my friends with Pathfinders have the same problem!

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #18

Jun 022010


  • 32,300 miles


2007 Nissan Pathfinder SE - fuel gauge not registering full tank, service light on, fuel sending unit malfunctioning causing to stall while driving on highway.

- South Shore, KY, USA

problem #17

Jan 202010


  • 42,000 miles
2007 Nissan Pathfinder has the same problem as the 2006 and 2008 Pathfinder NHTSA campaign number: 10V-075 we had to replace this and wonder why 2007 model year is not included since the same issue is occurring.

- Bainbridge, NY, USA

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problem #16

May 022010


  • 52,800 miles
When you fuel up the fuel gauge drops to empty. It will later go to full put the engine service light comes on. To get the light to go off you have to have someone clear the code or disconnect the battery cable. I found a large number of people who have had the same problems with their Nissan vehicles.

- Baker City, OR, USA

problem #15

Jul 242009


  • 56,000 miles


Fuel gauge/ destination until empty total/ check engine soon light.

- Sophia, WV, USA

problem #14

Mar 112010


  • 47,820 miles
Fuel gauge problem was advised by Nissan that fuel gauge problem recall is only for 2006 and 2008 vehicles. "??"

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #13

Mar 112010


  • 35,354 miles
Add gas to the tank the gauge will show empty for a while and then will gradually over one to two days get to the "right" amount in the tank. Tank does not reset show empty when fuel. Eventually reset to correct status the next does. Distance till empty does not reset. I found numerous complaints about this on the internet and the dealer acts like I am the first one to bring this issue to them. This creates a huge safety risk of not knowing what the correct volume is. Many Nissan owners are reporting this issue and nothing is being addressed.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #12

Mar 012010


  • 37,450 miles
I filled my 2007 Nissan Pathfinder up with gas. When I started driving home, I noticed to service engine soon light was on. It has remained on for a week continuously. The fuel gauge started going crazy during this time. One minute it shows a full tank and the next it shows empty and the next a half a tank to three quarters a tank. Today, I filled up the truck and it shows a half tank. Also, during this time the dte started out fluctuating and now just shows --- all the time.

- Cedar Hill, TX, USA

problem #11

Feb 102010


  • 46,000 miles


The last 3 times that I've filled my gas tank, the gauge says empty and the light indicating low fuel comes on. The dte (distance until empty) indicator shows -------indicating zero miles left until I run out of gas. The check engine light also comes on. About 2 days later my fuel gauge will start to register correctly and then on the 3rd day, my check engine light will go off. I called sutherlin Nissan in ft myers which is where I bought my 2007 Nissan Pathfinder brand new and I spoke with nicole in the service department who told me that my SUV was not part of the recall and in order for them to determine what the problem is, I would have to come in for a diagnostic check and I would be responsible for the check and the repairs.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #10

Nov 262009


  • 36,000 miles
Faulty fuel gauge sensor, 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. It was thanksgiving day, I was returning home when my son I stopped to fill up. My son was driving and shortly after take off he indicated the gauge wasn't working, the distance to empty numbers weren't up and the "service engine soon" light was on. We got off at the next exit and I thought he must have not been paying attention and no gas was pumped. I tried to fill up only to get about.50 cents in the tank. I drove home and notice the distance numbers read backward until the needle was on full and it read correctly. I drove the vehicle a couple of days then the light went off. After driving for another few days the light came back on. I took it to autozone for them to test it. They read me the things it could be. I then called Nissan in gonzales and they told me that sound about right and it would cost me around $500 plus tax. I didn't have the $$ at the time therefore I had to continued to drive the vehicle with the engine light still on, and try and monitor my mileage and estimate how long I had before empty. Times I would fill up and needle would drop to empty and gas light would be on and over a course of 2 or 3 days, it eventually went off, at times it would still show full, and it would give me the distance to empty until about half way then I just had the dots. This was always somewhere around 180-200 miles remaining. I've been driving around a little over 3 months with the faulty sensor. Can I tell you my nerves were bad, because I didn't want to be on the road at night, or anytime and run out of gas. I finally took my car in for a diagnostic and they told me this is for sure what I needed. I just got my car repaired on Monday, March 1, 2010. You better believe I have my receipt.

- Denham Springs, LA, USA

problem #9

Jun 012009


  • 58,000 miles
About 6 months ago I was driving down a major interstate and suddenly my truck cut off. Luckily I was already in the far right lane which allowed me to merge onto the shoulder before stopping completely. When the truck cut off, the power steering also went out making it very difficult to steer the truck out of the road. Being that this portion of the intersection was under construction, my truck was not able to clear the adjacent lane with on coming traffic. Traffic backed up until someone jumped out of their car to help push the truck further onto the shoulder. I later found out that the truck ran out of gas and the fuel level indicator stop working on my car. I had no way of knowing when my car was low on fuel other than to keep a running tab on how many miles I have driven since the last fill up of fuel. The same exact thing happen to my wife while driving down a major road.(she has the 2006 Pathfinder and mine is the 2007 Pathfinder) she suddenly lost her power steering and could not pull over into a near by gas station almost causing a few cars to crash into her truck. After taking my truck to the dealer to determine the problem, their reply was that the problem could not be repaired under the warranty and to repair the problem would cost me a substantial amount of money. They were well aware of the problem due to many of their trucks having the exact same problem. Our local mechanic called the dealer also to inquire about the issue and was told that it is very common for all of the Nissan Pathfinders to have this issue at approximately 30K miles. He stated that they have been repairing them very often. Both me and my wife fear that we could get into a serious accident or cause a serious accident due to this manufacturer flaw. We both feel that a manufacturer recall is in order and that Nissan Corp is putting it's buyers in danger by refusing to have this repaired by the dealer free of charge to the buyer. We do not plan to ever purchase another Nissan.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #8

Aug 242009


  • 47,000 miles
My 2007 Nissan Pathfinder has an erratic, inaccurate and basically inoperative fuel gauge. The gauge drops to E as soon as a the tank goes to 3/4 to 1/2. Nissan is aware of the problem (ntb07-06B) but refuses to fix at their expense. Their dealerships are charging $500 + in parts and labor to fix this potentially dangerous situation. We ran out of fuel on the expressway, and had to wait for almost an hour on the left side of I-75 until Georgia hero brought us some fuel. Please help.

- Powder Springs, GA, USA

problem #7

Sep 022009

(reported on)

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • miles
Nissan Pathfinder has a problem with the fuel gauge unit giving inaccurate readings due to the fuel sending unit needing to be replaced. The check engine light also illuminated. The consumer felt the possibility of running out of gas on a major highway was a safety issue.

- Burlington, NJ, USA

problem #6

Feb 162009


  • 45,000 miles
Fuel gauge reads zero most of the time, even after fill up. Distance to empty reads ---. I hear it is a fairly common problem.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #5

May 012009


  • 36,500 miles
I own a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder SE which currently has just over 37,000 miles on it. After filling the gas tank the fuel gauge remains on empty and the service engine soon light remains on for three to four days before the problem resets itself. After another fill up the same symptoms re-occur. This has been happening for about a month now and the dealer tells me that it is not covered under the warranty. Potential for danger exists in that the car may be out of fuel while I am driving which may cause stalling and lead to an accident. Thanks for your service.

- Pine Brook, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jun 022009


  • 44,150 miles
Filled gas tank completely. Fuel gauge did not indicate a full tank. The dte display had dashes across it when it should have shown 323 miles to the tank drove for approximately one mile. Fuel gauge indicator went haywire and service engine soon light came on. Fuel gauge now show that the gas tank is empty and will not move. Service engine light is still on.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #3

Mar 102009


  • 55,000 miles
Problem with 2007 Nissan Pathfinder: Fuel gauge went haywire and check engine light comes on.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 072009


  • 67,000 miles
Filled gas tank the gauge stayed at 1/4 full. The next day gauge did not work and service light was on.

- Bonnerdale, AR, USA

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