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#108 of 212 fuel level sending unit...
May 12, 2008 (1:35 pm)
If you have a fuel gauge that doesn't go up to full after you fill your tank coupled with a "Service Engine Soon" MIL on your console, the problem is probably an error code PO463. This is the fuel level sending unit. It's a common to very common issue with the Xterra at around 40k miles.
Mine went bad on a cross country trip at 39980 miles. No, it's not covered beyond the standard 3/36k warranty even though it's attached to the fuel pump which is covered under the 5/50k powertrain warranty.
Nissan has known about this and actually recalled the 2001-2003 Xterras because of it.
So, I'm about to do battle with Nissan rather than pay the $250+ to have it replaced.
If this was an isolated incident, too bad for me and I'd go ahead and pay it, but since it's a VERY COMMON problem, I figure Nissan is just too cheap to replace it gratis. Too bad since this is the 4th and possibly final Nissan I'll be purchasing.
If I can't get them to cover it, has anyone successfully replaced one of these units on a 2005? The part is around $95.00 plus S&H, the labor is the killer from what I understand.
#109 of 212 Bumping!!
May 16, 2008 (9:46 am)
I have a 2002 Xterra with 64,000 miles. After the first year of purchase, I noticed that when making right turns or entering onto a freeway on-ramp with circular turn, I would hear and feel a bump in the left front wheel well. I can feel it on my foot through the floor board. Ive taken it to many dealerships who say nothing is wrong with it. Here I am after 6 years and it still hasnt gone away. The sound only comes from this wheel well. Any suggestions?
#110 of 212 Re: Bumping!! [reg722]
May 17, 2008 (8:31 pm)
Funny that I would find this post just done yesterday. I purchased a 2001 xterra for my daughter and it is doing the same thing. I am going to still have it checked out monday.
#111 of 212 Re: Bumping!! [mmxterra]
May 20, 2008 (9:41 am)
Just curious. Was the dealer able to find anything wrong?
#112 of 212 Re: fuel level sending unit... [rockhead911]
May 21, 2008 (10:24 pm)
did you get your fuel pump replaced under the recall? My 2002 is sitting at the dealer now and they want $750 to replace it!!
May 22, 2008 (6:07 am)
My X is a 2005 and wasn't covered by the recall. It's my understanding that all 01-03 Xterras were subject to the recall. That several states did it for all X's, and the remaining states only did it if you experienced trouble.
The actual part in the recall was the fuel sending unit, not the fuel pump, although they are attached to each other. You may want to ask the Service Manager for a detailed explaination of what the problem is, ask to keep the "faulty" part and tell ask him about the recall. If the pump is at all related to the sending unit, then I can't see how it's not covered.
#114 of 212 Xterra Engine Power Loss
Jun 16, 2008 (6:27 am)
I have a 2000 Xterra and we just broke 100,000 miles last week. (Not bad for 8 years.) Anyway, we have found that the engine is struggling (more than usual) to get up to speed. Is this a problem with fuel injectors, timing, etc.? We have had minimal, very minimal problems with this vehicle. Just wondering what we can do to give her a little more hitch in her giddyup.
Also any suggestions for better gas MPG? Getting about 14-15 hwy.
#115 of 212 60K Mile Servicing cost?
Jun 20, 2008 (12:49 pm)
I have a 2000 Xterra 4WD XE nearing 60K miles. I called the dealer for the servicing cost and was quoted more than $900. I was shocked to hear that price. Can someone tell me what's a reasonable price? I am checking other places too.
Edmunds shows that the maintenance cost in my area as less than $400.
#116 of 212 Re: 60K Mile Servicing cost? [jahnu04]
Jun 20, 2008 (5:54 pm)
I have an 02' Xterra 2wd that just had its 60k service. I paid for the premium 60k service which included flushing all old fluids out. Basically from top to bottom and the price was $599. I had a coupon that knocked off $60 so it was about $550 out the door.
#117 of 212 Re: 60K Mile Servicing cost? [reg722]
Jun 21, 2008 (7:45 am)
Thanks, I was thinking the price would be around what you mentioned, I will have to check at few other places.