hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
228,943 miles

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problem #7

Jun 012011

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
I purchased my Nissan Frontier from a Nissan dealer "as is" which was fine til the first time I filled it up. The smell of gas made me pull over right away. Couldn't find or see a leak but sure could smell it. Shortly after check engine light goes on. Had a mechanic look at it to find fuel is leaking from the top of the fuel tank. I see I'm not the only person to complain about it. Hopefully someone will investigate before someone gets hurt. I'm on S.S.D. I can not afford this problem that should be recalled. Tried to locate a new tank for the truck. Can't find one. I can't see putting a recycled defect in. Anyone with the same problem needs to call the NHTSA so we can get the recall started. Now Nissan changed the tank and added access panel behind the back seat on newer models. So I don't fill my truck and it still smells of gas but not as bad. Hopefully help is around the corner.

- Barnegat, NJ, USA

problem #6

May 182011


  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns 2001 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that she was stopped at a traffic light and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The dealer stated that they needed to replace the fuel sending unit. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacture was contacted and stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 04V230000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The failure mileage was 91,000 and the current mileare was 116,000.

- Pocatello , ID, USA

problem #5

Mar 112012


  • 90,000 miles
Engine stopped while on highway. Unable to restart. On checking vehicle, discovered water in fuel tank. After removing fuel tank from vehicle, noticed, access to fuel tank from top severely corroded. The fuel tank is located directly below space between cab of truck and bed. This allows water to enter through the space. The access to the tank has a raised ring and a groove that runs around the ring, which allows water to collect. The whole ring is corroded and their is holes in the top of the tank. I feel this is a poorly designed tank and poor location of tank. My son and my friend has the same make and model and the both experienced the same problem. My son junked his truck and my friend used J-weld to make makeshift repairs. I live in a community with a population of 2000 residence, which makes me believe that this cannot be a isolated incident. Thank you

- Hana, Maui, HI, USA

problem #4

Jan 092012


  • 121,900 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that the vehicle was repaired under the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 04V230000 (fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Fuel pump). The vehicle had since stalled while driving on an intermittent basis. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the contact was informed that the vehicle needed a new fuel pump. The contact stated that the stalling failure was not present prior to the recall repairs. The failure mileage was 121,900 and current mileage was 122,000.

- Summerset, KY, USA

problem #3

Mar 092010

Frontier 4WD 6-cyl

  • 107,700 miles
1. my 2001 Nissan Frontier SE's engine suddenly died with no warning. It would not start and I verified that there was in fact gas in the tank. I expected it to be the fuel pump that failed. I had the vehicle towed at my expense to a garage of my choice. 2. I decided to check online to see what recalls might be due on the vehicle. There were a few recalls, but recall id # 5971 which is a recall of the fuel sending unit was the one that seemed to be an exact description of the problem that I had(engine can stop running without warning resulting in a crash). I called the Nissan's head office to see if the recall had been completed and was told that there were no open recalls on my vehicle and that all recalls on my VIN # had been taken care of. So knowing this I believed that the sending unit was not the problem. 3. my mechanic removed and replaced the fuel pump and the vehicle still would not run. I mentioned the recall to him and he then carefully checked the sending unit for corrosion and discovered that there was an electrical short on the one connectors on top of the unit that he found due to the plastic on under the connector being cracked. This was definitely the problem, and I was told that the sending unit looked to be the original. The mechanic then purchased an oem fuel sending unit from Nissan and my truck was fixed. The issue with this is that the part number on the new pump that was put into my vehicle is the same exact number as the one that was originally installed in the vehicle. This is unacceptable because the company put a new sending unit into the vehicle to comply with a recall knowing that the same existing problem would return. I feel like I am driving a ticking time bomb! it was not fun having my vehicle die on the highway without warning and it is very unsafe. I ended up spending $486.97 out of my own pocket to fix the same part that was recalled only to have another part with the same part number and future problem.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #2

Feb 152010


  • 82,000 miles
I was never told about a recall on my 2001 Nissan Frontier pickup truck relating to the fuel pump. It caused my fuel pump to fail and my engine shut down while I was driving. I want to know why I can't take any action?

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #1

Jun 302008


  • 999,999 miles
My 2001 Nissan Frontier has had five recalls. The recall that I am unsatisfied with is related to the fuel system: The Nov. 2002 recall of the fuel storage tank and the May 2004 recall of the fuel pump. These repairs are pending and have been since June 30, 2008. The fuel tank is unavailable and has been for 108 days, as of today Oct. 15. it has been inoperable and has been at the dealer since June 30. Original issue began on June 13, 2008. The vehicle struggled to turn over, emitted heavy dark exhaust, the smell of gasoline was present, the service-engine light went on and I experienced a loss of power while getting it to the fitzgerald auto mall dealer in chambersburg pa. The required work was completed on June 18. The repair work included replacing the knock sensor (code P0325) and related gaskets, replacing the vent control valve and charcoal canister (code P1441). There was no mention of any recall work regarding the fuel system. I drove the truck for six days. On June 29 the exact same symptoms appeared. I got the truck home (barely) and called the service manager. On June 30, the diagnosis came back. Same problem, different diagnosis. The codes were pulled and P1441 came up again, but this time the required part to repair the vehicle is a new fuel storage tank-- a part that was recalled. My repairs in June were in excess of $1200. I also needed a loaner vehicle at $35 a day. I am out $$1,636.42 and have made 7 bi-weekly car payments at $144 for a truck I can't drive. The regional specialist for Nissan has promised to take care of the payment and reimbursement for the repairs, but has not delivered yet. Nissan won't reimburse until the part is in the vehicle. My case number with Nissan is 6262993. The part is "due" at the dealer the last week of October, however a recall repair should not take 4 months. My complaint is not with the chambersburg dealer but with Nissan North America.

- Biglerville, PA, USA