hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,450 miles

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2003 Nissan Frontier fuel system problems

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2003 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 072007

Frontier 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles


Service engine soon light came on and I began to smell gasoline. Gas tank rotted out around fuel sending unit gasket. Fuel sending unit and gas tank replaced. I do not have the old gas tank but I did photograph it digitally. I understand there was a recall for nearly 500,000 of these vehicles but dealer reported mine was not covered under recall.

- Lansdale, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 222005

Frontier 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,900 miles
I have a 2003 Nissan Frontier SC, the super charged model, with 43,000 miles. I was drive on the nys thruway last Saturday. The ambient temperature was extremely low -10F. The truck was intermittently losing power. It finally went into a slow idle and lost all power. I pulled over and tried to call for help. I had my wife and 14 month old child in the truck with me. It was a very dangerous situation. We had no power, it was extremely cold and it had been snowing at near blizzard conditions. I was not able to get off the road. I was very concerned about the safety of my wife and child. After 15 minutes of making calls, I tried to start the truck again. The check engine light was on, but the truck started and ran normally. That evening, after the truck had been sitting for a few hours, the same problem occurred. This time, I was in 4WD and trying to drive through snow at higher rpms when the truck lost power. I took the truck to the burdick Nissan, a dealership in cicero, NY. They told me I needed a new air flow meter. I see that the 2002 models were experiencing the exact same problem, but they were recalled (R2013) and the fix is to reprogram the existing meter. The cost of the part (air flow meter) is $600!

- West Monroe, NY, USA

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