ANYONE NOT HAVE FUEL SEND PROBS.?

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ANYONE NOT HAVE FUEL SEND PROBS.?

Postby KEVSTER » Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:59 am

So is there anyone in here who has not had fuel sending unit problems at all with there pathfinder.? or are most owners doomed to this failure. I just can't get beyond Nissan has not addressed this failure issue.


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Re: ANYONE NOT HAVE FUEL SEND PROBS.?

Postby disallow » Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:52 pm

KEVSTER wrote:So is there anyone in here who has not had fuel sending unit problems at all with there pathfinder.? or are most owners doomed to this failure. I just can't get beyond Nissan has not addressed this failure issue.
knocking on wood, I have not had any issues with this. I also have the maint history from the previous owner, and it seems it was not done while he owned it either.

What I do have is a problem when filling. No room at all on the top of the tank, any extra filling after first click usually results in a fuel spill. Not sure what would cause this though...

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Postby Citcope » Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:39 pm

i have had mine replace twice already and its goin in for a third time this week.

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Postby bbermann » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:12 pm

I have not. 2006 - 36,000miles.

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Postby 08Datsun » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:43 pm

No problems - yet.

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Postby dbetterred » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:41 pm

No problems here, 65k miles

Just remember, people are much more apt to post complaints than they are to post positive or neutral comments (for example: "I haven't had any issues with my left rear door window" this is not something you normally see posted as it would make a pretty boring forum if everyone posted all the problems they aren't having), it's just how people are. Just because it looks like a lot of people on here are having problems (multiple problems for some), chances are the vast majority of pathfinder owners are not having this problem.

Anytime Nissan or any other manufacturer doesn't do a major service initiative (recall or otherwise) it shows that the problem isn't as big as it seems (at least not YET). Nissan does not want the reputation of being a company that will not take care of it's customers.

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Postby Somber Goat » Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:34 pm

dbetterred wrote:for example: "I haven't had any issues with my left rear door window" this is not something you normally see posted as it would make a pretty boring forum
lol, too funny. I did have a problem with my left rear door window, turned out to be the main 4 window controller needed to be replaced.

and so I don't hijack the thread, i've owned my 05 from 29k to 49k now and haven't had an issue with the fuel sending unit, but don't know if it was done prior.

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Postby Loi617 » Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:07 am

oil sending unit u mean? i had my oil sending unit replaced. and the gas milage unit i had to get it replaced too

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Postby NVSteve » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:07 am

Citcope wrote:i have had mine replace twice already and its goin in for a third time this week.
Oh man, I feel for you. That would really piss me off.

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Postby SilverGhost » Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:55 pm

No problem here. '06 LE at 25K miles.

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Postby SHAWNATGERBROCK » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:17 am

No issues yet ... just under 40K

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Postby V8Pathy » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:20 am

no problems here.

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Postby eieio » Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:28 am

so far, so good on both R51s.
i wonder if this may be a regional issue, involving fuel formulations that may be causing deterioration of these components.
or, perhaps frequent low fuel levels in the tank may be causing mechanical damage to the part, due to increased vibration.
does anyone have any input on what is actually wrong with the failed components?
resistance changes?
insulation deterioration?
damage or wear between moving parts resulting in binding or sticking?

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Postby Citcope » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:12 pm

dryart wrote:so far, so good on both R51s.
i wonder if this may be a regional issue, involving fuel formulations that may be causing deterioration of these components.
or, perhaps frequent low fuel levels in the tank may be causing mechanical damage to the part, due to increased vibration.
does anyone have any input on what is actually wrong with the failed components?
resistance changes?
insulation deterioration?
damage or wear between moving parts resulting in binding or sticking?
I have no clue. I never get to see the part after they stealer replaces it, and like i said its been done a couple times so far.

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Postby kev1n » Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:36 am

I am curious if this is related to the way people refuel.

For the folks who have had this issue, do you run your tank all the way down to empty before refill usually , ie the light on or close to empty?


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