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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.

2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,360 miles

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2007 Nissan Xterra fuel system problems

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2007 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments (Page 7 of 7)

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problem #12

Jul 022009

Xterra

  • 39,002 miles

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

P0463 fuel level sensor failure at 39002 miles on my 2007 Nissan Xterra S. it occurred just past my warranty and the dealer would not repair under warranty.

- Morton, PA, USA

problem #11

May 102009

Xterra

  • 55,000 miles
The fuel sending unit on my 2007 Nissan Xterra has failed (the fuel gauge no longer works) this could cause loss of power on the highway if I were to run out of fuel - or it could leave me stranded in the middle of nowhere. Replaced fuel sending unit at a local shop. Old unit is unavailable.

- Evergreen, CO, USA

problem #10

Jul 042009

Xterra

  • 41,500 miles
I have Nissan Xterra '07 with 41K miles on it. On our 4-th of July trip after fueling up the full tank I noticed that the fuel level needle did not go up after I started the engine. It took ~30 minutes then it went all the way up. But then while driving I noticed that the "engine service soon" light is on and the fuel level needle is all the way down (like no fuel at all.) then I read that the ess lights up when the vehicle thinks there is no fuel so it was obviously a fuel level sensor malfunction. Later I investigated more and found out that a lo of people with Xterras 05-07 have the same problem at approximately the same mileage. The P/N 25060-zs00A on the service bulletin # ntb07-69A. I think all these defective fuel level sensors should be recalled.

- Bothell, WA, USA

problem #9

May 152009

Xterra

  • 60,000 miles

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

Gas gauge does not work properly. Filled car with gas, but gauge only shows quarter full. Also, service engine soon light has come on.

- Lynchburg, VA, USA

problem #8

Apr 022009

Xterra

  • 51,000 miles
2007 Nissan Xterra with 51,000 miles. Fuel gauge is reading empty when there is a full tank of gas. Since the vehicle is so new, I feel this is a faulty system with poor design and/or materials selection.

- Pearland, TX, USA

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problem #7

Jan 152009

Xterra

  • 40,000 miles
At 40K miles, fuel gauge started intermittent failure, along with "check engine" light...internet boards for Xterra owners indicated widespread similar problems. I contacted nearest Nissan dealer in parkersburg, wv, was told would cost me $330 for parts & labor to replace the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank. First, I don't feel obligated to pay out of pocket for this repair, for a vehicle that isn't even 3 years old with 40K miles. Secondly, most certainly don't want to replace it with same type of sensor that hasn't been updated & will likely malfunction as well, as has been reported by many other Xterra owners. I have been estimating fuel level in tank by using trip odometer, and vehicle now shows 42K miles...gauge continues to malfunction intermittently. I would like it repaired under "good faith" by a dealer, with no out-of-pocket cost, when I take it for the recall notice about replacing the front impact airbag sensor...haven't scheduled that repair yet, but would like to have it all done at that time. Thank you!

- Spencer, WV, USA

problem #6

Sep 012008

Xterra

  • miles

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

Fuel sensor unit went out on 2007 Nissan Xterra.

- North Bend, WA, USA

problem #5

Apr 012008

Xterra

  • 38,000 miles
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 Nissan customer service 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 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.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 012009

Xterra

  • miles
I drive a 2007 Nissan Xterra...which I bought new from the dealer. I stopped to get gas a few months ago and noticed that, after putting gas in my tank, my light still said I was on empty. After a few hours it jumped back up to full, and now, as soon as my gas is at 3/4 of a tank, it automatically jumps to E and my check engine light remains on. I am constantly stopping for gas because I cannot tell how much gas I have. Further, after doing research, I have discovered this is an apparent huge problem with other Nissan Xterras, pathfinders and frontiers from the 2005 to 2007 years. I have also discovered that any auto place wants to charge me up to $600 to fix this part..which is an apparent defect from the manufacturer. I should not have to pay any money out of my pocket to fix this!

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 022008

Xterra

  • 14,000 miles
I have a 2007 Nissan Xterra with 14K miles. Fuel gauge does not register when tank is filled up. Occasionally as driving, my tank will be completely full, but the gauge will shoot down to empty and cause low fuel light to come on. This will also trigger the check engine to come on. The engine, at times, as also acted as if it is about to stall due to being out of gas...which it is not. My mechanic, whom I have used for many years, has informed me that this is a fuel line sensor in the gas tank after running the codes during trying to get my vehicle inspected, which failed due to check engine light being on. This seems to be a problem for a number of people with this vehicle.

- Stewartstown , PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 092009

Xterra

  • 49,000 miles
I had a 1/4 tank of gas in my 2007 Nissan Xterra so I filled it up with gas. When I turned the engine back on the fuel gauge read 1/4 tank still. As I proceeded to drive the ses 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 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.

- Tomkins Cove, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 152008

Xterra

  • 38,000 miles
1) fuel gauge stopped functioning, and service engine indicator lighted. The fuel gauge behaves erratically, generally showing tank is empty, even when full. 2) problem occurs constantly, requiring careful tracking of mileage to determine when to re-fuel. 3) checked on-line forums for Nissan Xterras, and this is a common problem caused by corrosion to the fuel sender unit. Most replacements cost between $450 and $650 for parts and labor.

- Coraopolis, PA, USA

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