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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2005-2007 Xterra 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.

The same defect exists in the Pathfinder & Frontier as well. And according to the New York Times & a class action lawsuit, the defect actually extends through 2010 model year. More info here.

1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,098 miles

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2006 Nissan Xterra fuel system problems

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2006 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #31

May 062014

Xterra

  • 105,223 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact mentioned that the fuel gauge displayed incorrect fuel levels. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who stated that the fuel gauge failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 105,223.

- Bonita Springs, FL, USA

problem #30

May 062014

Xterra 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that the gears slipped intermittently while traveling at any speed. The failure recurred multiple times. An authorized dealer was notified of the failure more than once, who repaired the radiator and transmission to no avail. The contact had heard a humming noise when changing gears and also experienced the fuel gauge providing erroneous fuel level readings. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline) but the local dealer and manufacturer both stated that the vehicle had exceeded the one year time frame to have the recall repair performed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000. Updated 08/11/14 the consumer would like to reimbured the payments made towards the deductible and the car rental. Updated 08/18/2014

- Williamsport, MD, USA

problem #29

Mar 142014

Xterra

  • 88,750 miles
I have a 2006 Nissan Xterra. I have a problem with the fuel indicator. It drops down to "E" when the vehicle idles for more than a few minutes.

- Hampden, MA, USA

problem #28

Jun 122013

Xterra

  • 53,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that the fuel gauge indicated that the fuel tank was one quarter full when there was no fuel in the fuel tank. The contact also stated that after refueling to capacity, the fuel gauge indicated that the fuel tank was empty after sixteen miles of travel. The contact turned the engine on and off and the fuel gauge displayed an accurate fuel reading. The vehicle was diagnosed by the dealer, who recommended replacing the fuel sending unit. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline) although he believed he was experiencing the sane defect as listed in the recall campaign. The failure mileage was 53,000.

- San Mateo, CA, USA

problem #27

Nov 012013

Xterra

  • 105,100 miles
Fuel gauge stopped working correctly. Does not show full after filling tank.

- Modesto, CA, USA

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problem #26

Aug 012013

Xterra

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that the fuel gauge displayed incorrect fuel levels. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the fuel sending unit needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 82,000.

- Port Allen, LA, USA

problem #25

Oct 012013

Xterra 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles

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

While driving, check engine soon light comes on, fuel gauge reads empty and empty fuel tank light comes on. Nissan said that warranty extension expired March 2012. Will not repair for free, .

- Elmhurst, NY, USA

problem #24

May 292013

Xterra 6-cyl

  • 131,000 miles
I am getting service engine soon light diagnostic error is P0463, this seems to be a common problem. Please accept this complain and have this fixed as a recall.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #23

Nov 292012

Xterra 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Check engine light came on and stayed on. Had diagnostics and found catalytic converter not to be working properly. Replaced catalytic converter on 29 Nov 2012. Again on May 2013 check engine light came back on and again it was the catalytic converter. Had to have it replaced again. Total cost of both replacements was in excess of $1900. Contacted Nissan and they would not stand behind their product, said that warranty had expired. Had converter replaced at Nissan dealer the first time.

- Chesterfield, MO, USA

problem #22

Apr 262013

Xterra 6-cyl

  • 131,000 miles
The fuel gauge displays the fuel level incorrectly due to the fuel gauge sending unit sensor being faulty. This problem causes the "check engine" light to come on. Since the fuel gauge reads incorrectly, it is very difficult to know how much fuel is in the tank. This should be a recall issue since this has happened on numerous years of Nissan vehicles. I spoke with a mechanic and was informed they would have to completely uninstall the fuel module to repair the issue and would cost $900. When I call the Nissan dealership (Continental Nissan anchorage) they say they there isn't a recall for this issue.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #21

Apr 192013

Xterra 6-cyl

  • 82,500 miles

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

The 2006 Nissan Xterra ran out of gasoline due to faulty fuel gauge. The gauge has been having problems for several months and finally has completely failed, making it impossible to see how much fuel is still in the fuel tank. This has caused me to run out of gas four times. I try my best to gauge the level of fuel by using calculations based on how much fuel is put into the tank at the gasoline pump, but that method has proven to be questionable at best.

- Bentonville, AR, USA

problem #20

Apr 142013

Xterra

  • 82,000 miles
Received message P0463 on my car. This is for a faulty fuel level sensor. Research shows this is a faulty factory equipment piece on this model/car and therefore, I believe it should be considered a recall. Cost is close to $600 at the Nissan dealership.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #19

Feb 262013

Xterra 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
I took my Xterra in for a fuel gauge problem and was told it was computer code PO463 which is a fuel sensor problem. I was then told that the repair would cost around $600 this is outrageous! I have been on the internet where numerous people have complained about the same problem.please force Nissan to make this a factory recall. $600 is the cost of a mortgage payment and the truck will not pass inspection without this fix!!!!

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #18

Dec 062012

Xterra

  • 43,000 miles
I filled up the gas tank and noticed that the gauge failed to rise to reflect the amount of fuel I added. A day later the check engine light came on, registering code P0463. Since this incident, the check engine light has been on and the fuel gauge has been reading various levels of fuel, with no way to determine if it is accurate or not.

- Middleboro, MA, USA

problem #17

Dec 152012

Xterra

  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that the fuel gauge showed that the fuel tank was a quarter full after the vehicle was fully refueled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the fuel sending unit was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included on any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 91,000 and the current mileage was 94,556.

- Ramona, CA, USA

problem #16

Dec 212012

Xterra

  • 93,000 miles
When the fuel gauge gets close to 1/4 tank it will drop down to empty and the check engine light comes on.

- Ramona, CA, USA

problem #15

Jan 032013

Xterra

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact was driving approximately 30 mph and noticed that the fuel gauge displayed an inaccurate reading. In addition, the check engine warning indicator illuminated continuously until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an independent auto mechanic where the contact was informed that the fuel sender float arm would need to be replaced. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number:10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:auxillary tank) however, was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall campaign. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000.

- Reisterstown, MD, USA

problem #14

Dec 182012

Xterra

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that the fuel gauge displayed that the vehicle had approximately one quarter tank after refueling the tank to capacity. The contact also stated that the check engine and low fuel warning lights were illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the vehicle was not included under NHTSA campaign id number: 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:auxiliary tank). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 40,000.

- Middletown, OH, USA

problem #13

Nov 112011

Xterra 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The fuel gauge displays the fuel level incorrectly due to the fuel gauge sending unit being faulty. This problem causes the "check engine" light to come on. Since the fuel gauge reads incorrectly, it is very difficult to know how much fuel is in the tank. This should be a recall issue since this has happened on numerous years of Nissan vehicles.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #12

Dec 012012

Xterra 6-cyl

  • 80,500 miles
While driving the car low fuel light was on and the gauge got close to empty as expected while heading to a gas station. Shortly after, the gauge oddly changed to show 1/4 tank of gas incorrectly. Added gas at the station and confirmed the inaccurate gauge reading. Started the car and received a check engine light with code P0463. Fuel level sending unit appears to have failed. I had this confirmed at my local Nissan dealer. This failure can cause the car to stall and increase the risk of a crash since it can cause the tank to go empty while the gauge shows it has gas. The issue is very similar to the Nissan fuel sending unit recall (id # 10V075000) and may include the same defective part but oddly my issue is not covered in the existing recall. Nissan extended the warranty on this defective part and released a technical service bulletin for my VIN, acknowledging the part had a high failure rate, but it has not been recalled. Unfortunately my issue is outside of the warranty extension and I am having difficulties getting it addressed by Nissan. The Nissan customer support specialist I dealt with admitted that in their opinion this issue should have been covered under a recall. It seems to me and many other customers I have spoke with that Nissan is extending warranties to reduce complaints in hopes of avoiding a mass recall on all generation 2 Xterra, pathfinders, and titans. This is a recurring safety problem for many Nissan customers that is being neglected by the manufacturer. Please expand the recall on fuel sending units to include all affected years and models.

- Pueblo, CO, USA

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