Notes: For years, Nissan trucks and SUVs have had problems with coolant destroying the transmission. And for years, Nissan has done nothing about it.

The 2007 is no different than the 2006 and 2005. Just avoid it.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
114,024 miles

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2007 Nissan Frontier fuel system problems

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2007 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #32

Apr 272015


  • 95,549 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Frontier. After filling up the vehicle with fuel and driving, the contact noticed that the fuel gauge started to drop towards empty. The failure corrected itself, but the second time the failure occurred, the service engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the sender inside the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The manufacturer stated that the part was not under warranty. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 95,549.

- Bolivia, NC, USA

problem #31

Apr 112015

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 104,000 miles
My 2007 Nissan Frontier is experiencing what many other Frontier truck owner are experiencing...the dreaded inaccurate fuel gauge readings along with the check engine light. I am blown away that Nissan has not had the courage to order a recall on this well known issue. Hopefully this will not result in a number of fatalities before they "do the right thing". very unfortunate and a poor form of customer service for owners who will most likely seek a different brand as there next purchase.

- Roseburg, OR, USA

problem #30

May 132014


  • 57,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that the fuel gauge failed to operate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the fuel sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 57,000.

- Sneads, FL, USA

problem #29

Jan 152015


  • 75,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that after refueling the vehicle, the fuel gauge indicated the incorrect reading levels and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The mechanic diagnosed that the fuel sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #28

Nov 262014


  • 106,300 miles
Vehicle ran out of gas when the gas hand was reading at a quarter of a tank. It happened as I entered traffic.

- Cairo, GA, USA

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problem #27

Dec 282013


  • 71,000 miles
Fuel gauge not working properly. I brought the truck to dealer and they determined it was due to faulty fuel level sensor sending unit. Cost: $511. This should be a recall since it is a safety issue in that I could run out of gas on the highway and possibly become involved in a collision.

- Coventry, RI, USA

problem #26

May 142014

Frontier 4WD 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles


Fuel sending unit fuel light on and shows empty sometime when it is actually full.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #25

Oct 262012


  • 1,012,321 miles
First thing that happened the gas gauge just quit working second the fuel line started leaking on the frame just after gas gauge fixed then transmission messed up transmission radiator and thermostat fixed and no running hot took it to dealer says nothing wrong with it also code is showing egr valve.

- Cabot, AR, USA

problem #24

Aug 212014

Frontier 4WD 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Fuel level sensor malfunction, truck shut off while showing it was half full of gas. I was in the process of moving so I had a truck load of furniture and also pulling my boat. I luckily carry a heavy duty chain with me and was able to get someone to tow me to a gas station. I then read that Nissan had recalled 2005-2008 models but when I called my particular truck wasn't one of them. It doesn't really make sense to me if my truck is showing the same problems why it isn't recalled. This didn't cause that big of an issue for me but I feel like this is a serious problem and could put someone in danger of having an accident. The seal around where the sensor connects doesn't hold so gas gets in and corrodes the connecting pins causing it to malfunction. They wanted to charge me $400 to fix it so I bought the part online for $85 and fixed it myself. I don't feel like this is right and Nissan needs to be held accountable.

- Columbia, TN, USA

problem #23

Sep 102014


  • 71,600 miles
I have been having the fuel gauge problems with my 2007 Nissan Frontier that I now see so many other people have complained about. It has been close to a year that I have had the issue but I knew it was the fuel level indicator sensor causing the check engine light to come so I didn't get it fixed. I would fill up with gas and the fuel gauge would stay at empty (no matter how much fuel was in the tank when I started fueling). Then after driving up to 100 miles the fuel gauge would go up to what I assume was an accurate reading. It has been about a month now the fuel gauge has completely quit working. I would fill up at between 250 miles to 300 miles on a tank because I knew I always got over 300 miles on a tank of gas. Well, this morning on my way to work I ran out a gas right in the middle of a busy intersection. I am very disgusted to see all of the complaints about this problem and Nissan is not willing to do anything about it. On top of that, I thought a smaller pickup with a 6 cylinder engine would get better gas mileage than is does. My 2007 Frontier gets lousy gas mileage.

- Helena, MT, USA

problem #22

Nov 012013


  • 104,000 miles


Had filled the truck with gas at beginning of week and the fuel level was reading I still had a quarter of gas when the truck stopped in the middle of traffic. The truck was empty. Now I fill up and the fuel gauge does not move to register fuel level.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #21

Aug 132014

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 45,328 miles
While driving on city street fuel gauge reading over 1/4 tank went to make a lane change vehicle started to cut out service engine light came on then the vehicle went completely dead making it difficult to steer or brake or pull to the side of the road out of traffic. Had the vehicle checked and was advised after he read the code that the fuel sensor was faulty giving a false reading on the amount of fuel remaining in the tank and that he had heard of a Nissan recall on the fuel sensor. After I put more fuel in my vehicle it started right up but service engine light stayed on. Contacted Nissan customer service about the problem and was advised that some 2007 Nissan Frontiers and other model of that year had similar issues but my vehicle was not covered for that problem.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #20

Aug 012013


  • 89,000 miles
My 2007 Nissan Frontier fuel gauge remains past the empty mark. It stays that way even when the tank is full. This also causes my check engine light to stay on. This causes me not to know how much gas I have left.

- Bryan, TX, USA

problem #19

Jul 142014

Frontier 4-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
My vehicle no longer registers how much fuel is in my tank because of a faulty fuel sending unit. I ran out of gas on the freeway. Why wasn't a recall issued to fix the known problem? stalled vehicles pose a hazard.

- Edgewater, MD, USA

problem #18

Dec 122013


  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph. The fuel sensor gauge warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #17

Jun 012013


  • 51,000 miles
Fuel indicator reads empty when tank is full.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #16

Feb 182013

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Gas gauge quit working, making possibility of being stranded on the road. After filling the tank, the gas gauge shows same as before, then after a while, the gas gauge shows empty with the fuel light on, then after a while it shows some gas in the tank (maybe a little over half), then a while later it goes up to almost full. This is a common problem with this model, Nissan needs a recall to fix this!

- Carthage, MO, USA

problem #15

Apr 162013

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel gauge tank unit needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 65,000.

- Fort Worth , TX, USA

problem #14

Apr 092013


  • 69,000 miles
My fuel gauge is not working properly, which has caused the check engine light to stay on constantly. When I fill up with fuel, the fuel gauge will sometimes move up to full, but only after a few starts of the engine. However, it will fall back down to empty after only driving a few miles or so. I really never know how much fuel I have unless I go back to fill it up just to be safe. I have looked online today and found out that there is a massive and very widespread fuel system issue with this vehicle type. I notified Nissan today and was told that there is not an open recall for this problem with my vehicle. How is that even possible, based on the number of incidents I have found from my research dealing with this particular issue. The Nissan agent advised me to go to a Nissan dealership garage and ask for a diagnostic check. She said to call her back or have a mechanic rep. Call to advise what the diagnostic check revealed. She stated Nissan may be able to help with some financial aide. I truly appreciate the gesture, but that does not fix the fact that this issue should be completely covered by a manufacturer recall. Yesterday I ran out of gas on the expressway during heavy traffic. I was very fortunate to be able to coast two lanes over to the emergency lane. However, the portion I was in was very narrow and did not offer ample room to pour the gas in the tank that a friend brought me an hour after I ran out of gas. A police officer kindly stopped to assist with the very dangerous mission of trying to get the gas in the vehicle standing only inches from the traffic as it rushed by at very high speeds. To make a long story a little shorter, there was an incident involving two tractor trailers and two cars. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured. Including the officer, my friend, and myself, who were standing only feet from where the incident occurred. Thank god!

- Buford, GA, USA

problem #13

Feb 282013

Frontier 4-cyl

  • 54,276 miles
After I filled up on 2/28/13, the gas gauge read empty and the check engine light came on. I looked up on line and this is a common problem with Nissan of this mileage. The unit that controls this needs to be recalled.

- Woodway, TX, USA

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