definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,800 miles

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2001 Nissan Frontier fuel system problems

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2001 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 022009


  • 73,200 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated fuel spills from the filler inlet as the tank is being filled. As a consequence in the presence of an ignition source, fuel leakage could result in a fire. He contacted the manufacturer in reference to recall# 02V300000(fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap). Upon contact a representative stated that because his VIN number was excluded from the VIN range, he was ineligible for a free remedy. As of current date the vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 73,200. The current mileage was unknown.

- Hudson, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 012005

Frontier 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
: the contact stated on four separate occasions the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealership after each of the first three incidents. On every visit to the dealership the gas cap was replaced. When the light illuminated the fourth time two months ago the dealer was contacted and suggested diagnostic testing. There were no warning signals indicating a problem except for the check engine light.

- Charlottesville, IN, USA

problem #2

May 252005

Frontier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
My 2001 Nissan Frontier has spilled fuel every time I fill up the tank since I purchased the truck. I am the original owner of the truck. I wondered why this had not been corrected by a recall so I searched the internet and found this web site. I found NHTSA campaign id number 02V300000 and to my surprise found that this problem had been noted and a recall had been issued. I contacted the dealer but he told me that based on the vehicle id number my truck did not qualify for this recall. I then called Nissan directly to be told the same thing. The problem described in the recall is identical to what I am experiencing and it would appear that neither the dealer nor Nissan is willing to do anything to remedy the problem. Thanks, sean

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 132001


  • miles
Fuel overflows from filler neck at end of refueling procedure, when fueling with nozzle on "automatic" and at normal/full pressure. Happens about 70% of the time. Both dealer and manufacturer contacted, and are aware of similar complaints from others. Only recommendation was "refuel at lower pressure".

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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