hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,626 miles

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2001 Nissan Xterra fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Nissan Xterra Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 122016


  • miles


The terminal strip are corrode and can't be replaced because the pump got damage by the corrosion of the terminal, now Nissan do not want to replace the pump. Is not my fault that they using parts that causing those type of problem. I can't affort to pay for the pump plus labor.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 122002


  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Xterra. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 04V230000 (fuel system, gasoline) and 02V299000 (suspension). The manufacturer stated that the part to do the repair was available; however, when the contact took the vehicle to the dealer for the recall repair, the dealer stated that the part to do the recall repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the part to do the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle experienced the failure listed in the recall. The approximate failure mileage was 108,000.

- Sandy Valley, NV, USA

problem #3

May 042015

Xterra 6-cyl

  • 138,000 miles
I just purchased this car about 3 months ago and paid 4000 dollars for it. The vehicle stopped working and the fuel pump wasn't coming on. After searching for the power issue I discovered the fuel tank sending unit which is the top to the gas tank itself. Meaning the service hole of the tank access is the top part of the sending unit. The sending unit has 4 fuel line connections and 4 electrical connections. Two fuel conections and 2 electrical connections plug into the top side of the sending unit and they route through the plastic molded sending unit and connections are made in the bottom side. Basically fuel and electricity route through this unit into the tank. The power wire to the fuel pump burned and melted the conection inside the mold and burned the plastic all around the connection plug where the power goes to the gas tank. From what I understand the 00' and 02' sending units were recalled but not my 01'. this is the equivalent to riding down the road with a ticking time bomb under my children's seats. I have contacted Nissan but I have gotten nowhere with them so I am reaching out to the transportation saftey authorities.

- Jacksonville, NC, USA

problem #2

May 022014

Xterra 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
After the car warms up it will stall while driving and when coming to a stop to idle.sometimes it will not start immediately after stalling. This is a safety hazard and could cause an accident. We have also had multiple problems with the alignment due to the wheel bearings.

- Westerville, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 072013

Xterra 4WD 6-cyl

  • 87,128 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Xterra. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to coast onto the shoulder where it was towed to the dealer. A diagnostic was performed which located the failure at the fuel sending unit. The contact also stated that NHTSA campaign id number: 04V230000 (fuel system, gasoline), was performed on the vehicle but the repair did not correct the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, who sealed the fuel sending unit as a remedy. The failure mileage was 87,128 and the approximate current mileage was 87,130...updated 06/28/13 the consumer stated the recall repair failed. The vehicle was towed back to the dealer after the failure, then the part was replaced. The manufacturer refused to assist with the cost. Updated 07/2/2013

- Seattle , WA, USA

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