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 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,200 miles

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2007 Nissan Xterra fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2007 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 192010


  • 30,200 miles


I own a 2007 Nissan Xterra with 30,200 miles on it. Earlier this year I filled my gastank and drove from station. 1 mile down the road the check engine light went on, the gastank needled dropped to empty and the gas warning light went on. Dealership service dept. Told me the fuel level sending unit was stuck and that it was safe to drive and when I drove about 25 miles the gastank level would go back up to full and the light go off. The check engine light, however, stayed on. This happened again when I filled my tank. I returned to dealer, had diagnostic check and verified the problem. They turned off the light. The same problem continued but after a few more fills the gastank level stays anywhere 1/2 full or 1/4 full.. in may I was called by Nissan and told there may be a recall on my vehicle. I called the dealer and Nissan recalled the 2006 and 2008 year Xterras but not the 2007, however, I have verified that all three years have the identical fuel level sending unit. I then called Nissan N.a.was given a case number and after 2 weeks and 3 calls I received a return call by a technician; was told my vehicle was outside of the mfgrs warranty and not eligible for assistance. I asked for and received a written confirmation of their decision. It is very disconcerting to continually drive with the check engine light on. Something else internally to my vehicle could cause the check engine light to go on and I wouldn't know it. Also unless I reset the trip indicator each time I fill my tank I would never know how much gas I have left in the tank. Because of the safety issue I had Nissan replace the fuel level sending unit at my own expense. I think the 2007 Xterra should have been included in the March 2010 recall of the 2006 and 2008 Xterras because they all have the same problem or recalled now as a stand alone...

- Madison, NJ, USA

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