definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,920 miles

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2009 Nissan 370Z fuel system problems

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2009 Nissan 370Z Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 122016


  • 50,000 miles


Fuel sending unit doesnt work appropriately. Full tank of gas and it shows that it doesn't have any gas. There's hundreds of people complaining about this. It's a risk since a false amount of fuel can lead to the vehicle stopping out of nowhere on a highway/street which can lead to accidents. www.the370Z.com/engine-drivetrain/114359-fuel-sending-unit-help.html www.the370Z.com/Nissan-370Z-warranty-scheduled-maintenance-servicing-repairs/24770-fuel-sender-problemo.html www.350Z-tech.com/forums/141-how-articles/70283-fuel-pump-location.html www.the370Z.com/Nissan-370Z-general-discussions/78382-oh-no-not-another-fuel-gauge-issue.html www.the370Z.com/Nissan-370Z-warranty-scheduled-maintenance-servicing-repairs/26917-fuel-gauge-not-lighting-all-way-up.html these are some of the threads as soon as you search for 370Z fuel sending unit.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #6

Feb 252015


  • 59,824 miles
The fuel gauge does not display a full tank of gas after a fill up. This results in a very inaccurate depiction of fuel levels. This is a know issue but Nissan has refused to acknowledge on the 370Z. The problem it intermittent, but it has only gotten worst. I brought my car to the dealership a while ago and they replaced the instrument cluster, believing it to be an issue with the display. The issue is still there after they installed a new instrument cluster, but now I'm past my extended warranty. The real cause of this is within the fuel system and the way it measures the fuel level. This renders the fuel gauge, distance to empty and average mpg reading inaccurate and useless. There are others who have this issue and I would like for Nissan to address it as a recall.

- Farmingville, NY, USA

problem #5

Oct 012014


  • 30,000 miles
As I was merging onto 101 from 880 in san jose, the car lost all drive at the exit of the merge as the car experienced fuel starvation when the fuel on the right side of the gas tank slosh over to the left side during the tight turn from 101 and 880. My speed was less than 30mph at the turn and the starvation happened as I exited the clover leaf. The experience was scary as I lost all drive while cars were coming up behind me at 65mph. This has happened before, it is a common issue with the 370. I would like to ask NHTSA to step in and ask Nissan for a permanent fix. This happened with more than half a tank of gas on board.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 012009


  • 2,500 miles


Car revs up to 2500-3000 rpms between shifts! cannot get the idle to drop lower; any attempt to punch the gas pedal and lower the idle just makes it idle faster!! problem has existed 3.5 years now, and every time I request the dealer investigate they have lame excuse of "if it isn't doing it when you bring it in, we can't troubleshoot it"! wtf? the most recent time (March 2013) the car had a "service engine" light at the same time and idle wouldn't drop below 2000 rpms for 3 days. I took it in for service and dealer found "nothing wrong" and "no codes saved in ECM memory". again, wtf" isn't this the same Toyota runaway throttle issue - same year, same Japanese car, same fuel throttle component purchased from the same inferior supplier? dealer is not documenting my requests!! are you waiting for me to have an accident and die before you fix it"

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #3

Jan 282013

370Z 6-cyl

  • 22,114 miles
Attempted to start car using the push button. The car wouldn't start. Had aaa come out to test the battery. The battery was good. I towed to the dealership. They said it had a steering lock failure which cost $1100 to repair. It took a day to order the part. The mileage was 22,114. The service tech said he saw a lot of Altima come in with this problem.

- Oxnard, CA, USA

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problem #2

Aug 192012


  • 35,000 miles
The fuel gauge is inaccurate and/or defective fuel sender unit causing the gauge to not show a full tank after filling up. It renders the gauge unreliable in determining the amount of fuel left. Also, the car has a fuel starvation issue when making sharp right turns with less than a quarter tank. It causes the engine to stall and won't start until you either let it sit or fill with more gas.

- East Meadow, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 072009

370Z 6-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
Fuel sending unit failure. Fuel gage will not read the correct amount of fuel in tank. Issues has been getting progressively worse for more than 2 years. Both fuel sending units are scheduled for replacement by Nissan dealer. This is a very common problem. See the following sites for other examples. www.the370Z.com/Nissan-370Z-warranty-scheduled-maintenance-servicing-repairs/26917-fuel-gauge-not-lighting-all-way-up.html and www.the370Z.com/Nissan-370Z-warranty-scheduled-maintenance-servicing-repairs/24770-fuel-sender-problemo.html.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

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