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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,863 miles

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2007 Nissan Frontier fuel system problems

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2007 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments (Page 5 of 6)

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problem #23

Jan 242010


  • 57,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S "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 was told that it was a fuel sending unit/sensor and that it was no longer covered after 30K miles apparently this is a bigger problem than I thought...there def. Needs to be a recall!! a couple wks ago I went to the gas station to fill up, I was at about a 1/4 of a tank. After filling, got in the vehicle, turned it on, and saw that it was still saying I had a quarter of a tank. Anyways, I ignored it until a couple miles down the road the "service engine soon" light came on. Went directly to Nissan dealership and was told that I needed part number 25060- fuel level sensor I did a search and found out I'm not alone. Went to the gas station tonight with a little less then 3/4 tank and filled it up - had to stop at the store anyway so I gassed up. Anyway, driving down the road, I looked down and my fuel gauge is on empty and the light on. Interesting, I thought. Then the check engine comes on later. He, I was thinking some kind of gas pocket or something so I got home and un did the gas cap, and disconnect the battery. The check engine cleared, but the fuel empty is still there. I have a 2005 Frontier. Bought my truck new in 1/05 and now has 47K miles. It's been a great truck but I hope these things don't keep creeping up. Learned a few things on this issue. We were out of warranty as well and had to pay out of pocket for 2005 xterra w/44,000 miles to get it fixed......kind of a rear end burner. Anyway use the P/N 25060-zs00A on the service bulletin # ntb07-69A. This P/N is for the sender unit "only" @ $97 only vs. The sender unit & pump assembly @ $290. A lot of dealers don't have this part number.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #22

Mar 162009


  • 32,195 miles
Fuel sending unit not working right when fill tank up the fuel gauge goes to empty stays at empty this could be safety issue if you don't know how much fuel you have and get stranded.

- Irvine, KY, USA

problem #21

Feb 052010


  • 64,400 miles
Filled up at gas station. Fuel gauge continued reading 1/4 tank. 10 miles later it was at 1/2. in another 30 minutes of driving it was at full. Later that night, the service enigine soon light came on and stayed on.

- Albemarle, NC, USA

problem #20

Dec 102009


  • 55,000 miles


P0463 - fuel level sensor a very common problem with Nissan vehicles.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #19

Jan 102009


  • 9,000 miles
Fuel gauge is acting very erratic. I top off the tank and the needle reads between 3/4 and full most of the time. After 50-70 miles the gauge reads 1/2 tank. I bought this 2007 used with 3000 miles on it and the problem started after 6 months of ownership.

- Makawao, HI, USA

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problem #18

Dec 012009


  • 40,000 miles
Fuel gauge does not work sometimes and service engine light comes on sometimes, only 40,000 miles.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #17

Jul 182009


  • 44,000 miles


I have a 2007 Nissan Frontier pick up truck that I bought has approximately 57K miles on it. About 6 months ago, the fuel sending gauge began malfunctioning. After a fuel fill up it would register full however after a few minutes it would drop to the empty position and the service engine light would come on ( it is still on now). I took it to the dealer and he informed me that it would cost $650 to repair. Since it was not covered under warranty and I didn't have the money to pay for it, I didn't have it repaired. I googled some information regarding the Nissan fuel sending unit to see if I could make the repair myself and found that many other owners of Nissan products have had this same problem. I'm more than a little frustrated that the dealer never mentioned this as a problem. I have a daughter who uses this truck at james madison university. I've told her to check the tripometer etc but I'm afraid that she will forget and at some point run out of gas. This presents a major concern for my wife and me.

- Deltaville, VA, USA

problem #16

Nov 202009

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
I have a 2007 Nissan Frontier V6 4X4 with 50,000 miles. Like so many others I have a problem with the fuel gauge reading incorrectly after filling up. Now the service engine soon light is on. Had no idea so many others had the same problem.

- Hopatcong, NJ, USA

problem #15

Sep 102009


  • 50,000 miles
I have a Nissan Frontier 2007, its only 2 years old and its having a problem with the fuel sending unit which costs 300-600 dollars to replace, but many others are having the same problem, I went to: and it shows that im not the only one. Nissan should have a recall because alot of other cars have the same issue. It could also prove to be dangerous because the fuel gauge does not work and the vehicle might run out of gas while moving at high speeds.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #14

Oct 072009


  • 41,000 miles
At about 41,000 miles, just outside of warranty, fuel gauge stopped working after I filled gas tank up. It will occasionally work now but not all the way. Now I can not trust the fuel gauge. Nissan shop employees said this is a common problem. It is a fuel gauge sensor and will cost over 500 dollars to repair. I have found numerous complaints about this on the internet. This is a major safety issue. If I was traveling with my family and ran out gas at night on the highway, anything could happen before I got help.

- Athens, IL, USA

problem #13

Aug 102009


  • 39,000 miles


I have a 2007 Nissan Frontier with 41000 miles on it. At 39000 miles the fuel gauge started malfunctioning and the check engine light came on. When I fill up with gasoline, the fuel gauge remains at empty with the empty gas tank light on. Occasionally the gauge kicks up but dies down again. On 9/9/09 I took the car to the Nissan dealership and they diagnosed the problem as fuel gauge sensor needs replacement. They wanted over $500 fix the problem. I have seen a lot of complains on the internet about this and so I called Nissan Consumer Affairs and they promised to look into a "goodwill" repair of the problem. However they called me today to say they will not pay for the part to be replaced. This problem, I never know how much fuel I have in the tank and I just keep filling it up every couple of days. I am afraid the gasoline will ran out when on the roadside and put me and my family in danger of an accident or burglary or worse.

- Fords , NJ, USA

problem #12

Aug 302009


  • 42,100 miles
Model year 2007 make Nissan model Frontier component* fuel gage system the fuel sending unit has quit working which causes the fuel gauge to give false readings. Now the vehicle is out of warranty and the unit is not working again. After talking with several owners of the same vehicle I found out we are all having the same problem, going through multiple units. Nissan does seem to be fixing the problem but, just covering it up. After talking with the dealership they do not want to try to cover it, they want me to pay $400 for parts and labor which I am not going to do. Besides the fact that $100 for parts and $300 for labor is outrageous I am not going to replace this part just have it fail again. This part should be on a recall because it is clearly defective and not a part that should have to be replaced 2, 3, or 4 times or even at 10000 miles. Now my problem is the truck seems to be using more gas because of this.

- Nampa, ID, USA

problem #11

Jul 102009


  • 57,000 miles
I filled up my tank from empty and the fuel guage continued to read as empty. The next day it read as half full even though it was still full. Now it reads empty again dispite still being full and the service engine soon light is now on.

- Green Valley , AZ, USA

problem #10

Jan 152009


  • 45,000 miles
2007 Nissan Frontier with 45,000 miles developed "service engine soon" light when filled up with gasoline. Code shown when read was "fuel sending unit high output". after research with several Nissan dealers, an approximate repair cost of $600 was given, including a $100 diagnostic fee for reading the codes. I have been running vehicle without a properly operating fuel gauge for approximately 5,000 miles since, due to high cost of repair not available at this time. This is a risk since the fuel gauge drops to empty once tank is below half full. This can result in loss of power components upon vehicle ceasing to operate once out of fuel. This is a recurring defect in similar and past model years that the manufacturer is choosing to ignore once out of warranty.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #9

May 102009


  • 47,500 miles
Fuel sensor problem 2007 Frontier -47,000 mile. After filling the tank, the fuel gauge drops to empty, the low fuel warning light comes on, and service engine soon light comes on. This is a common recurring problem with Nissan models and because it is not a true safety issue, Nissan does not feel the necessity to issue a recall.

- Canyon Country, CA, USA

problem #8

Apr 262009


  • 47,000 miles
Fuel sensor problem 2007 Frontier -47,000 mile. After filling the tank, the fuel gauge drops to empty, the low fuel warning light comes on, and service engine soon light comes on. This is a common recurring problem with Nissan models and because it is not a true safety issue, Nissan does not feel the necessity to issue a recall.

- Loganville, GA, USA

problem #7

Feb 222009


  • 56,000 miles
I have a 2007 Frontier king cab nismo with 56,000 miles on it. Put fuel in it today and the fuel gauge will not rise above half full. Then the check engine soon light came on. A few miles later the gauge plunged to empty with the low fuel light on. On my return trip the gauge moved up to half with the service engine soon light on. It appears from my research that the fuel sending unit is bad and that numerous owners are experiencing this same expensive issue. Apparently this can cause the fuel to stop being sent and potentially lead to a serious accident. My call to the deal will be tomorrow am. This should be a recall issue as xterra's were recalled for this same issue in prior model years. Just two weeks ago I had a ABS sensor replaced at $400. The rear end was dropped at two weeks old to fix another sensor and on and on. This truck has not been reliable and I would not recommend any Nissan product at this point! it does not go more than 2 months without something going wrong with it. Help!

- Saugus, MA, USA

problem #6

Feb 052009


  • 34,000 miles
2007 Nissan Frontier, fuel gauge was not reporting full tank after fill up; dealership diagnosed faulty fuel level sensor and replaced as a warranty item.

- Kingston, 00, USA

problem #5

Jan 242009


  • 60,023 miles
I just bought my 2007 Nissan Frontier le with 60,000 miles. While driving it home I noticed that the fuel gauge was not going all the way up even though I had just filled the tank completely. Then the gauge just dropped all the way to empty and the empty light came on along with the "service engine soon" light and the dte (distance to empty) light started to flash. I have not yet had this problem repaired but will within the next week.

- Corinth, MS, USA

problem #4

Nov 012008


  • 42,000 miles
Fuel sensor or sending unit is bad on a 07' Frontier. Fuel gauge drops to empty at 1/4 tank, and also does the same after fill up. Takes a while to come back up to full reading. Nissan wants me to pay $600 for a repair when this is apparently a issue on all of their vehicles. They need to issuer a recall.

- Kingsland, GA, USA

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