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Nissan Pathfinder, Auto Repair, SUV
#11 of 41 Fuel tank problem
Jan 16, 2007 (11:21 am)
I have a 2005 LE that since I purchased it 2 weeks ago won't allow me to put fuel in the tank without it taking up to or above 15 minutes. The auto fill tank sensor shuts it off every $1 or so. You have slowly remove the nozzle and find a good position for it - which only allows you to continue filling - but continuing to shut itself off. The dealer told me that Nissan is aware of the problem but they can't do anything about it? Has anyone heard or seen this problem?
#12 of 41 Re: Fuel tank problem [lenore1]
Jan 25, 2007 (6:28 pm)
Personally, I think the dealer is BS'ing you. This is not an issue specific to any car brand.
I've been to gas stations that take 15 minutes to fill, and I've been to others that take 3 minutes. Some shut off at the slightest back pressure from the filler neck, others don't care one way or the other.
When you fill up, put the nozzle all the way into the filler neck, then pull it out a bit to allow for an air gap between the nozzle's rubber seal and the opening of the filler neck. That should help. If not, find another gas station with faster, less sensitive pumps.
#13 of 41 Re: Fuel tank problem [lenore1]
Mar 29, 2007 (7:47 am)
Hi. I am having the same problem with a 2006 Nissan Altima that I purchased 4 months ago. I have taken it in to be repaired 3 times now. I is going back to the shop tonight. The first time they told me I did not know how to but fuel in my vehicle. The second time after i wrote a letter to Nissan Corp. reminding them of the lemon law they fixed the car. The problem was fixed for about 2 months before it started again. I suggest you continue to bother them until they fix the problem or give you a new car.
#15 of 41 Nissan Pathfinder Owners -What type of gas do you use?
May 10, 2008 (4:13 pm)
I have an '06 Pathfinder. Love the thing, with the exception of the gas mileage of course. It's supposed to take premium fuel, but are any of you putting in the (87 octane) cheap stuff & how is your engine running? I mixed gasolines (went from the expensive to the cheap) one time, & the "check engine" light came on & the car just about stalled out on me. I barely made it to the dealership, & they asked if I had mixed different types of gasoline. Well, the car got fixed & I was told to use at least the mid-grade gas. I've been doing that - yesterday it cost me nearly $70. But I'd like to know what kind of gas you put in your Pathfinder if it's '06 or later & have you had any engine problems from going to the "cheap" gas??
#16 of 41 O2 sensor
Jun 02, 2008 (7:00 pm)
I started having the same problem with my 91 pathfinder, so I did the alcohol thing and sea foam and replaced the fuel filter etc., to no avail, and finally a smart friend of mine told me it was probably the oxygen sensor, or possibly my catalytic converter causing the problem: rough running, hesitating, worse gas mileage etc.
They won;t pull code on a truck as old as mine around here, so I'm not sure if thats what it is, although I'm ALMOST sure. My brakes went out today and I'm not sure why, which is why I'm here, and that has to be fixed first.
#17 of 41 2005 Nissan Pathfinder Fuel Level Sensor
Jan 06, 2009 (5:36 pm)
My 2005 Pathfinder SE failed emission because of a malfunctioned Fuel Level Sensor and I ended up stranded on a busy interstate. Can anyone enlighten me about this issue and what will it take to fix it? Any one know any good Nissan places in the north Atlanta, GA area.
P.S: This is the first and last Nissan I buy by the way.
#18 of 41 2001 Pathfinder DTC P0171
Jan 08, 2009 (7:34 am)
The service engine soon light on my 01 pathfinder is on again. The service manual tells me a lean situation on the right bank fuel injector. I have performed just about every possible fix the service manual tells me to check on but the problem persist. The fixes I've done are: replaced the oxygen sensor; replaced all fuel injectors; checked for exhaust gas leaks; replaced fuel pressure regulator;checked mass air flow sensor.
Anybody knows the answer. Please the car is due for emissions test and I am sure it will fail. Iam sure the dealer will charge me an arm and a leg to have repaired..
#19 of 41 2008 S v6 pathinder
Apr 22, 2009 (7:27 am)
is it okay to use regular gas, any noticeable effects
#20 of 41 Re: Fuel tank problem [lenore1]
Nov 19, 2009 (10:59 am)
Did you find out what was wrong?
How was it Fixed?