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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.

2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,270 miles

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2006 Nissan Xterra fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #18

Jun 202010

Xterra 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The fuel sensor failed and does not give an accurate measure of the fuel that is in the fuel tank. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic where they replaced the fuel sensor at his expense for $375. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that they would not reimburse him for the repair since the VIN was not a part of the recall. The failure mileage was 30,000. Updated 11/03/10 updated 11/04/10

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #17

May 012010

Xterra

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact noticed that when the fuel tank was full the fuel gauge indicated that the gasoline tank was empty. The check engine light was also illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who stated that the fuel sending unit was defective. The local mechanic advised the contact to have the vehicle repaired by an authorized dealer. The dealer confirmed that the fuel sending unit needed to be repaired. The dealer stated that the VIN was not included in recall 10V075000, fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxiliary tank. The vehicle was repaired. Report number 6858003 was filed with the manufacturer who stated that they would not offer any assistance with the repair cost. The failure mileage was 89,000 and the current mileage was 90,700.

- Beltsville, MD, USA

problem #16

Feb 152010

Xterra

  • 43,000 miles
Having problems with 2006 Nissan Xterra fuel sending unit (fsu). The gas gauge shows erratic readings and the service engine soon (ses) light turns on. I pulled the code from local shop and the unit indicates PO463 error code. Nissan has recalled some vehicles over this issue (NHTSA campaign id number: 10V075000) but my vehicle is excluded: www.nissanextendedwarranty.com/recalls/Nissan/2006/Xterra/NHTSA-19643.html.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #15

May 132008

Xterra

  • 32,000 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 level gauge would sporadically read inaccurate fuel levels. When the fuel tank was full, the fuel level gauge would read the tank as empty or half full. The contact stated he had run out of gasoline and stalled several times due to the failure. The dealer advised the failure coincided with NHTSA campaign number: 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxillary tank) but did not confirm if his vehicle was included in the recall. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 32,000 and the current mileage was 52,000.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #14

Feb 102010

Xterra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact was refueled the vehicle and discovered that the fuel level indicator had failed. The failure persisted. On one occasion, the vehicle stalled due to lack of fuel and the contact was unable to determine the fuel level. The dealer advised the fuel level sensor would need to be replaced. The contact inquired about NHTSA campaign id number: 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxillary tank) and was told her VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the current mileage was 85,000. Updated 08/11/10. The consumer was first told the vehicle was covered under the recall, however when she went back to the dealer to have the repairs done, she was told it was not included in the recall. Updated 08/17/10

- Hoschton, GA, USA

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problem #13

Jun 052010

Xterra

  • 34,000 miles
Contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated the fuel gauge system malfunctioned and would read inaccurate fuel levels. The dealer stated the fuel gauge system would need to be replaced. The contact inquired with the manufacturer about NHTSA recall campaign id number 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxiliary tank) but his VIN was not included in the recall. The contact was concerned with the possibility of running out of fuel. The failure mileage was 34,000.

- Breckenridge, CO, USA

problem #12

Jun 132010

Xterra

  • 84,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan X-terra. The contact stated the float arm was sticking and causing the fuel gauge to read inaccurate fuel levels. The dealer performed a diagnostic of the failure and found it to be the exact same failure as described in NHTSA recall campaign id number: 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxiliary tank). However, the dealer advised the contacts VIN was not included in the recall and the contact would be liable for any repairs. The manufacturer was contacted and he was awaiting a response. The vehicle was not yet repaired. The failure and current mileages were 84,000.

- Grand Priarie, TX, USA

problem #11

May 122010

Xterra 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact received a recall notice for recall 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxillary tank). The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the fuel level sending unit was replaced. After the repair, the fuel gauge shut down suddenly on May 12, 2010 and would not give an accurate reading. The vehicle was taken back to the dealership where another fuel sending unit was installed. The failure still occurred. The vehicle had not been repaired again at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 92,000. The current mileage was approximately 92,500. Updated evoq 02.18.11

- Chuluota, FL, USA

problem #10

Apr 012009

Xterra

  • 80,833 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact noticed the fuel gauge read full when the fuel tank was empty. The dealer replaced the fuel sender and tank seal April 2009. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in recall (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxillary). The contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint. The failure mileage was 88,833. The current mileage was approximately 105,000. Updated 11/19/10. Updated 11/16/10

- Cypress , TX, USA

problem #9

May 102010

Xterra

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that he received a recall notice for recall 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxillary tank). He took the vehilce to the dealer to have it repaired. When the vehicle was returned, the fuel gauge began to malfunction.he had not previously experienced any problems with the fuel gauge before taking it in for the recall. He took the vehicle back to the dealership but the fuel gauge still did not function correctly. He called the manufacturer and was advised to deal with the dealership. When he confronted the dealer, he was told that he would have to contact the manufacturer and they would notify him when he could take the vehicle back in to the dealer. He had not been contacted at the time of the complaint. The current and failure mileages were approximately 90,000. Updated 10/27/10.

- Chuluota, FL, USA

problem #8

Jul 122009

Xterra

  • 81,000 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 when the fuel tank was full, the fuel level indicator would read the tank as empty. The dealer advised replacing the fuel tank and the contact was able to locate a recall that described the exact same failure he was experiencing. The dealer advised that the contacts VIN was not included in the recall and any repairs would be at the contacts expense (NHTSA campaign id number 10V075000: Fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxiliary tank). The manufacturer was contacted but would provide no assistance. The failure and current mileages were 81,000.

- Albquerque, NM, USA

problem #7

Oct 062008

Xterra

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact dispensed fuel into the fuel tank to the full capacity level. He observed the fuel gauge displayed an inaccurate reading. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the fuel sending unit was replaced. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxiliary tank). However, the VIN was excluded from the recall defect. The failure mileage was approximately 38,000.

- Fishers, IN, USA

problem #6

Aug 282009

Xterra

  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated when filling the vehicle with gasoline, the fuel indicator would display empty fuel levels. The dealer advised there were no recalls on the vehicle and any repairs would be at her expense. The contact believed NHTSA recall campaign id number 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxiliary tank) was directly related to the failure however, her VIN was not included in the recall. There were no repairs made to the vehicle. The failure mileage was 77,000 and the current mileage was 89,000.

- Hopkinton , NH, USA

problem #5

Sep 122009

Xterra

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact filled the fuel tank but the fuel gauge still indicated that the tank was empty. The contact noticed that the fuel gauge would function properly before she turned off the vehicle at the gas station. The failure seemed to transpire each time she would fill the fuel tank. The vehicle had not been inspected or repaired at the time of the complaint. The current mileage was approximately 67,000. The failure mileage was approximately 55,000.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 122010

Xterra

  • 72,000 miles
NHTSA campaign id number: 10V075000 I own a 2006 Nissan Xterra that is experiencing the same problems as those described in the above referenced recall. I contacted Nissan, but they informed me that my vehicle is not a part of the recall and that they cannot reimburse me for repairs; they also informed me that other 2006 Nissan Xterra owners are experiencing the same problem and that they, like me, do not own vehicles subject to the recall. The recall needs to be expanded to include those vehicles.

- Seymour, TN, USA

problem #3

Dec 042009

Xterra

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact noticed that after filling up the fuel tank, the fuel gauge would move from full to empty. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where they informed her that the fuel sensor needed to be replaced. She then took the vehicle to an authorized dealership where the dealer confirmed that the cause of the failure was the fuel sensor. The dealer also stated that her vehicle was not included in recall 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline storage, auxiliary tank) so she would have to repair the vehicle at her own expense. The contact called the manufacturer who confirmed that her vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was approximately 55,000. The current mileage was approximately 63,000.

- Windsor , PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 172009

Xterra 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact was driving approximately 35 mph, when the engine warning light illuminated on the instrument panel and the fuel gauge was inoperable. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The failure was contributed to the fuel level sending unit. The technician stated the vehicle was excluded from the recall under NHTSA campaign id number 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxiliary tank). The vehicle had not been repaired at this time. The failure mileage was 60,000. The current mileage is 65,000. Updated 05/12/10.

- Sun Prairie, WI, USA

problem #1

Jan 132010

Xterra 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that the fuel level indicator failed without warning. The fuel level indicator would read empty when the fuel tank was full. The contact believed that the failures were contributed to NHTSA campaign id number 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxiliary tank). The failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 41,000. Updated 05/12/10 upadted 05/17/10.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

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