The truck struggles here and there while I'm driving but nothing out of the ordinary. Vehicle towed to dealer for the fourth time. When you first turn on the key it should prime the system with fuel. When the selling dealer was notified they said the recall date had expired as of last November and was not covered. The second time this happened I was driving again the same day, cruising along at about 50 mph in traffic, and the engine died again with no warning. On older vehicles, a mechanical fuel pump driven by the camshaft was used. It's not a separate fix?? To replace the level, you'd disconnect the fuel lines and pump wires from the white cap.
The box's cover should have a diagram for fuel pump location. It can be use to replace and inspect the fuel gauge sensor. Or your owner's manual might show it. In may 9, 2016 first time I was driving my car and broke down in the middle of the intersection, also another time I was driving on the bridge and when I was driving the car was going down on the bridge broke down out of not where, was very scary, police and other people help push my car to a safety area. I am trying to figure out the hose connections now. We should have been notified of the recall but were not.
Yesterday the same senario happened and the truck died on road, i put gas in and the problem went away. I had a can of Seafoam so i poured that into the tank. My fuel pump sensor has already stopped working and has caused problems with the gas needle and the digital miles till empty. Nissan recalled ecm and that has been replaced three times once under recall. We brought it back on Dec 3, 2018 for the same problem and Nissan documentation states that they performed road test and vehicle road gauge read all the way empty even though the vehicle had one half a tank of fuel. To restart the engine I had to put the transmission in neutral and turn the key all the way off and then restart the vehicle. It is a small metal canister with hoses attached top and bottom.
Turn key to on position,just before start position, and you should here the pump pressure up for 2-3 seconds and then shut off. Due to failures, the contact has only driven the vehicle three times since it was purchased on may 21, 2008. The vehicle computer reports a problem with emissions yet replacing the fuel pump made it go away. The manufacture was not made aware of the failure. It sounds like the sender unit or the float are going bad. Disconnect the negative battery cable. The next time you try to start it the system has now purged the air and the engine runs.
You can even order online from us and choose Same Day Store Pickup for added convenience. On empty indicates full tank. It will only come on for about two seconds to pressurize the fuel system, then shut off and only come on again when the engine is cranked. The engine light remains illuminated on the instrument panel. The manual says to access the port. But you must hear when starting working, and falow the click.
But first, clean it with a contact cleaner; if the problem continue, replace it. On Jan 14, 2019 we took the vehicle back to Nissan for the same mechanical problem and they kept it until Feb 6 claiming that they were doing extensive research to diagnose and fix the problem. Posted on Dec 22, 2009 if you ran out of fuel it may have blown the fuel pump fuse. I am still getting around 300+ miles with a qtr tank of gas left. The flute was replaced on the fuel tank as a precaution but no avail. But they still working own cause they don't know yet if doesn't work I will need to pay more.
And it may just be going bad. We have requested that Nissan buy the vehicle back so we can purchase a reliable vehicle from another brand name corporation or at a minimum replace this vehicle with a new Nissan Pathfinder to no avail, so now we feel we are stuck with this high priced lemon. No instrument cluster lights came on when engine died this time the 3rd time , no check engine or codes displayed. The cap and level are a single piece and I believe are replaced as such. Hey everyone, I have a 2003 Nissan pathfinder, it has 124000 miles on it. You must be listening under back of vehicle near fuel tank, so you'll need some one to turn on ignition while you listen.
Also the lock for the hatch window does not work my hatch window is always open. I changed the fuel pump and the sending unit thinking this was the problem. That is the cover that you remove to get to your pump without having to pull your gas tank. I was informed by the dealer that the gas tanks were on a national back order as none are available. It may also be running into something on its way down in the tank, if the pump or something came loose. When we had the code checked it came back fuel level sensor. Only when removing the No.
Then while driving again at 50 mph in normal driving conditions the engine died again, no indication of electrical issues, no flashes in headlights, interior lights, no flux in the hvac fan, nothing. They claimed to have replaced internal fuel pump and and the vehicle fuel gauge was then reading at the appropriate level and the vehicle was returned to us. Learned that my fuel gauge wasn't working when my car stopped on the highway due to my car having run out of gas which could have caused me to have an accident. The vehicle was taken to the dealer jim burke Nissan, 1300 3rd avenue north, birmingham, al, 205-291-1106 where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump system needed to be replaced. Thank you for using FixYa.