Nissan Frontier

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Malfunctioning Fuel Gauge Sensor
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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 to 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. With this problem, I never know how much fuel I have left 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.
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MaggieMcT on 09/14/2009:
Have you personally looked at the terms of whatever warranty you have? I wouldn't take their word for it.
saj80 on 09/14/2009:
Ask Nissan if they will cover the labor if you pay for the part. Also, while inconvenient in the short term, just fill your tank up and keep track of miles driven. After 40,000 miles, you should know approximately the mileage this vehicle gets, so it shouldn't be necessary to fill up every couple of days.
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Melting Head Lights Nissan Frontier
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MCKINNEY, TEXAS -- I own a 2005 Nissan Frontier with melting headlights. I have called the Nissan customer service number who has directed me to the dealer. The dealer Nissan of Mckinney has stated the cause of melting headlights is normal wear due to the age. When going to the dealer and seeing the service director, he claims I place cardboard in front of the lights to cause them to melt. BS I have been going back and forth and the dealer will not take care of a preveious customer for a defective product.

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Anonymous on 01/30/2008:
What is this cardboard thing all about? Who would do that!?
jjop on 01/30/2008:
I wouldn't buy a Nisson from anybody, but I cannot believe this. How can you melt the headlights with cardboard?
Pomona Guy on 01/30/2008:
Did you put high intensity bulbs in the lenses?
Aerocave on 01/31/2008:
I was wondering the same thing...I would love to hear the explanation on this one...
FoggyOne on 01/31/2008:
If the vehicle in question is the only one this has happened too, well sort of unusual. I feel if this were a problem with all these types of headlights that there would be a recall. I've been driving for 46 years and never had a headlight 'melt' and years of my driving were in the deserts of Arizona. Seems there is something more to this story and that is......?
dontbuynissan on 02/04/2008:
No, these are factory head lights. Nothing has been changed or modified to them. The Service Director insists its something I did such as the cardboard suggestions. Meaning he thinks I put something in front of the truck to create extra heat. I told him obviously I would have removed something if it was blocking my front end, plus I couldn’t see if something was blocking them. Origionally consumer afairs said it was normal wear and tear for a 3 year old vehicle. It is a pain to know your dealer won't take care of you for something that is not the customers fault. However they will gladly take your money and run and insist on a 10 out of 10 on a customer service survey.
mydogbozo on 02/04/2008:
What????????????? I've never heard of such a phenomenon. The carboard is interesting....I wonder how that comes into play? HMMMMMMMMMM.................
tnchuck100 on 02/05/2008:
Normal for 3 year old headlights to melt? Give me a break! Sounds like "consumer affairs" is actually corporate lawyer puppets with instructions to never take responsibility. No matter how ridiculous they sound.
mydogbozo on 02/05/2008:
I wonder if those dark headlight covers could cause such a thing?
liana petrzzelli on 08/11/2013:
I have Nissan path finder my lights work but everything around the head lights melted nerver seen anything like this
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Paint On 2003 Nissan Frontier
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VINALND, NEW JERSEY -- I bought a new 2003 Nissan Frontier 3 years later paint started to peel down to primer. Went back to dealer I was over warranty said it was my problem. Now the back half of truck is down to primer also the hood I deal with team Nissan n Turnersville Nissan and Nissan direct but my truck is still peeling. Nissan OK to buy from but not to take care of customer we have two Nissan but never again. I was wondering if other people having problem with trucks with the blue paint.

I have seen others but never got to speaks to them. They even blame acid rain for my problem.
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laklisa on 01/02/2010:
I have a 2002 Nissan and the paint is starting to show some wear with the paint as well. Unless you had it in a garage or under some sort of shelter, its going to get some wear
Kevofsocal on 06/05/2012:
I have a 2003 bought new. The blue paint started peeling right after 3 years. Nissan service said the paint only has a 3 year warranty and is no loner covered. Now, the paint on the roof, cab, door and frnder is all peeling.
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Bad Paint
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VINELAND, NEW JERSEY -- Defective paint on 2003 Frontier. Took it to dealer told never seen anything like this. Contact Nissan told out warranty not their problem. But told take to team Nissan in Vineland NJ to check the manager told me one and another to service rep. After 6 months of back an forth Nissan not responsible. Said out warranty I that I cause the problem. Not a good company to deal with they lie. I own 2 Nissans by next year I will have none.
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Anonymous on 07/11/2008:
Nearly every automaker has had paint adhesion problems. The problem began with the use of water-based automotive paints. All of the involved automakers have been aware of the problem for years and have been ducking the issue. If your problem is poor pain adhesion (peeling paint) there are several law firms working on class-action suits. Sign up now to get your $3...and the law firm will get millions.
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Scott on 08/03/2011:
Hmm, same answer they gave me on my 07 Nissan frontier. Wow what a crappy company to deal with.
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Peeling paint
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I also have a 2003 Nissan Frontier Electric Blue with peeling pait.
It just keeps on peeling. Contacted Nissan. They said they didn't
have any other complaints on this. Now I'm finding out this is not true.
They said it was out of warranty. I was told by someone at the dealership
that most of the electric blue vehicles have this problem.
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Faulty Instrument Cluster
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READING, PENNSYLVANIA -- I made the mistake of paying $10,000 for a used Nissan Frontier. It has a bad instrument cluster, the gauges and speedometer don't work. Nissan says they can not fix it because they can no longer get the parts. They told me to search junk yards for parts. I did! I got several yards to run nationwide searches. They all told me the same thing. This part is a problem and they are sold out in the junkyards of the USA. My truck will not pass PA inspection.

I am forced to junk a 1998 Nissan 4x4. It looks like it came off the showroom floor. It is spotless and worthless. I may have to send it to the junkyard!!!

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Anonymous on 11/20/2007:
Search the internet. There are several online parts suppliers that you can get an instrument cluster from, whether used or after market.

You didn't notice the faulty instrument cluster when you took it for a test drive before buying it?

Good luck.
Slimjim on 11/20/2007:
Why would the gauges be part of a state vehicle inspection? That's a new one to me. Worst case scenario, you can also bolt aftermarket gauges in for probably a couple hundred bucks installed. Anyway, if you are still planning on junking a car you paid 10 g's for over a couple broken gauges, let me make you an offer first.
Aerocave on 11/22/2007:
It will not pass PA state inspection because the mileage needs to be recorded...and the speedometer needs to work.
sterlingcee on 10/04/2010:
I have the same prob with my 98 frontier 2wd. miles read 999999 temp gauge maxed out fuel gauge maxed out rpm's bounce and speedometer don't work. called napa and they said they couldn't find an istrument cluster I the united states. found one in novia scotia canada but won't ship to the states. I cannot even find a new instrument cluster online. I really don't know what to do.
Glenn on 07/18/2013:
I have a 2000 Nissan xterria my gauges works sometimes and sometimes not Nissan tells me not available. Any help on this
Tom on 05/25/2014:
Common problem on 1998 Nissan Frontier. The gauges can be repaired here:
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