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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.

2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,146 miles

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2006 Nissan Xterra fuel system problems

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2006 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments (Page 7 of 11)

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problem #83

Jul 152009

Xterra

  • 72,000 miles

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

Fuel level sensor started moving around erratically roughly 8 months ago on a 2006 Nissan Xterra. Now the gauge almost always reads empty which in turn keeps my low fuel light on. This problem has also triggered the service engine light. Therefore, I do not know how much fuel is in my vehicle unless I track mileage and this is not completely accurate. Also I would not know if anything else might be wrong with my vehicle since my service engine light is always on.

- Harriman, TN, USA

problem #82

Jul 072009

Xterra

  • 48,000 miles
Around 48,000 miles, my check engine light would come on and stay on for a few days. Then around 49,000 miles my gas hand would drop even if I had half a tank of gas in it. Now my check engine light stays on and won't go off. I've seen on the internet where others are having the same problem and wanted to document my problem as well.

- Maiden, NC, USA

problem #81

Jan 202010

Xterra

  • 64,000 miles
2006 Nissan Xterra off road, 4X4. Fuel level sensor or sending unit is failed causing the fuel level gauge to read incorrectly, or always read "empty". this could lead to running out of fuel at a dangerous time. I have spoken to many other owners of this vehicle and like vehicles in this range of model years who have had the same problem. Some have had their repairs covered by Nissan others have not.

- Wakefield, RI, USA

problem #80

Jan 212010

Xterra

  • 45,000 miles

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

I own an 06 Nissan Xterra with 45K miles. After topping off my fuel tank with exxon fuel (not a discount fuel), my check engine light came on and the fuel gauge would not show full. After about 45 minutes of driving the gauge eventually crept to read nearly full, however the check engine light remains on. After some research apparently the fuel tanks sending unit is at fault and was a recalled item on Nissan Xterras produced before mine.

- Barboursville, VA, USA

problem #79

Jan 212010

Xterra

  • 48,000 miles
Fuel gauge issue. The Nissan Xterra is exactly 3 years old and has about 48,0000 mile on it. A few days ago the check engine light came on and code readers says P0463 - fuel level sensor circuit high input problem 1) open or short circuit 2)poor electrical connection 3) faulty fuel level sensor. I searched the internet and it is a very common problem on Nissan Xterra's, pathfinders, and frontiers. I read there was a recall on older models but haven't confirmed it yet. This problem could lead to a problem as people run out gas when they don't expect too - or else they have to pay $600 to have it repaired because it requires removal of the gas tank.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

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problem #78

Aug 012009

Xterra

  • 39,000 miles
The fuel level sensor in my 2006 Nissan Xterra has failed and my fuel gauge is inoperable. After some research, I have discovered that there are literally 1000's of people with the same problem. Nissan is ignoring this problem and it is a major safety issue. X.nissanhelp.com/forums/Xterra/4151-fuel-gauge-problem-service-engine-soon-light.html.

- Ocean, NJ, USA

problem #77

Nov 152009

Xterra

  • 44,000 miles

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

Fuel gauge showed 1/4 full and the car stopped with no gas. Filled up from a container brought by my daughter and drove to the gas station to fill up. Tank full and the gauge shows empty with the empty light on and then the ses light also turned on. Took the car to get a reading of the codes and comes out has fuel pump sender unit which controls the fuel gauge. The solution so far is to control the gas using the mile counter. Concerned about the possibility of the pump stop working while driving. 2006 Xterra. 44K miles.

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #76

Dec 262009

Xterra

  • 60,000 miles
After filling tank gas tank today (approx. 1/2 full), I noticed that my check engine came on and stayed on. Also, my fuel level gauge did not register that the tank had been filled. I checked the fuel cap several times to make certain the cap was tight - which it was. Consequently, I went to Firestone for a diagnostic test and discovered that the fuel-sending unit had malfunctioned. I was informed by the serviceman that the cost for repairs was $388.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #75

Dec 212009

Xterra

  • 65,000 miles
Check engine light stays on and gas gauge does not register on 2006 Nissan Xterra. Appears to be defective fuel sensor/sending unit. Apparently, there was issue in past which led to recall on earlier models.

- Chester, NH, USA

problem #74

Dec 012009

Xterra

  • 52,858 miles
Fuel gauge not functioning properly, service engine soon light constantly on.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #73

Nov 282009

Xterra

  • 48,000 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. 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."

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #72

Dec 152009

Xterra

  • 44,700 miles
I own a 2006 Nissan Xterra. I went to fill up the tank yesterday and once filled the tank still registered empty. A few miles down the road the check engine light came on. The tank still reads empty. As a mechanic I know what the problem is, and from reading online I have found alot of others with my same vehicle have had the same problem. The fuel sending unit is faulty and needs to be replaced. I was informed that the part was not under warranty and feel that with the common occurrence of the part failure this could become a serious safety hazard. Drivers have no way of knowing how much fuel is in their tanks. I believe that Nissan should acknowledge the severity of this problem.

- Barksdale Afb, LA, USA

problem #71

May 012009

Xterra

  • 40,000 miles
2006 Xterra fuel gauge showed empty even after filling up. I now have service engine soon light that won't go off. The gas gauge does not work.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #70

Nov 232009

Xterra

  • 40,000 miles
Error code P0463 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 3 years 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.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #69

Oct 292009

Xterra

  • 65,460 miles
My 2006 Nissan Xterra's service engine light is on. Repair shop said diagnostic code is high level fuel sensor. Gas gauge indicates either empty or half even after filling the tank. Seems to be a common problem.

- Fairlee, VT, USA

problem #68

Oct 292009

Xterra

  • 47,874 miles
I stopped at a gas station to fill up my 2006 Nissan Xterra and after the fill up my gas gauge still read 1/4 tank. After a mile of driving, the "service engine" light came on. I brought the vehicle to aamco to have the code read. The error code came up as PO463. Aamco told me that this is a very common problem with the Nissan and that I should review other cases on the internet. I have 47,000 miles on the vehicle and have read many threads on websites that show this being a common problem with Nissan' around the same mileage. With the amount of problems that I have seen with this exact problem around the same mileage, I believe Nissan should issue a recall, especially since the fuel level sensor is not covered under their extended warranty.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #67

Oct 232009

Xterra

  • 43,000 miles
Took car it because gas gauge (even after filling up) reads empty, took it in and mossy Nissan in el cajon claimed they fixed it, but after having my car for about 3hs after the including checking out or diagnostic testing they gave me my car back and it dong the sane thing.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #66

Oct 202006

Xterra

  • 39,000 miles
I have a 2006 Nissan Xterra that has a fuel sensor problem. When I went to fill up my tank with gas last time, my gas gauge won't go above a 1/4 tank and the service engine soon light comes on. My vehicle currently has 39,000 miles on it. I did some research and found this is happening to many other owners of the Nissan Xterra's and pathfinder.

- Harrisonburg, VA, USA

problem #65

Oct 102009

Xterra

  • 35,000 miles
2006 Nissan Xterra: Fuel sending unit/sensor not working properly. Gas needle fuel tank gauge is not registering full tank. Check engine light has lit up.

- Middletown, NJ, USA

problem #64

Oct 122009

Xterra

  • 55,000 miles
2006 Nissan Xterra error code: P0463 fuel level sensor a current high input at 55,000 miles the fuel gauge sending unit malfunctions.

- Thornton, CO, USA

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