I fought with Nissan for 1 month while they kept my car until I provided oil change receipts. The failure mileage was 35900 and the current mileage was 36300. They checked the vapor hose connections in the fuel tank and determined that there was no fuel leak. The contact smelled a strong smell of gasoline inside the passenger compartment, and went online to research possible defects. Diagnostic details revealed nothing wrong, in fact the car would start normally whenever the dealer tried. The failure mileage was approximately 109,000. She was informed that one of her control valves had closed.
The contact stated whenever fuel was dispensed into the fuel tank, the fuel would spew out from the fuel tank filler neck regardless of the fuel capacity. She went to two different gas station trying to put fuel in the vehicle. Not very satisfied when it is only 3 yrs old!!!!. I changed the battery because the old one died quickly and didn't seem to work anymore. I will not be buying another Nissan despite having been in the process of shopping around for an Xterra.
Throughout this process, the contact went to fill up the vehicle with gasoline, but the pump kept clicking and indicated that the tank was full. The contact has had the fuel pump repair kit replaced on the vehicle three times. I am thinking of getting rid of it before more trouble happens beyond my 100k warranty. The same problem that I have had with the car since I bought it. Remove the six fuel level sensor and fuel pump assembly retainer ring screws. I got under the engine and changed the crank shaft position sensor because this guy at autozone told me that much be the problem, but no the problem is still there.
They do not stand by their product and provide a recall which is needed. . Disconnect the fuel feed hose quick connector. So far will work fine for a while. But it doesn't mean I will get it back!! While heading to work, my car lost power due to a screw from a power intake valve butterfly valve as the dealership referred to it coming loose and falling inside the 1 cylinder chamber. This happend in February, 2010. But when It was cranking I tested the amount of amps it was pulling off of the battery and it was only drawing 20ish amps while starting and a steady 5 while running.
The fuel pump was replaced. The service manager test drove the vehicle and said it was normal. I just recently paid a large amount of money in January of 2010 to get a new gas tank put in the car because the gas tank would reject gas when I would pump gas causing gas to over flood onto the ground which is dangerous. When I called Nissan to see if they would fix the fuel pump problem in February, 2010 since it was originally a problem under warranty, Nissan said no. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. Within a couple of weeks, I was unable to start my car. This problem is a re-call for other model not for my Vin.
After some internet research, I found that the 2005 Sentra's have a slow priming fuel pump. Only able to put in a little at a time without gas shooting back out of the tank. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and they stated that the Nissan manufacturer would not honor the recall to install a new fuel tank for free. It was replaced under warranty and problem ceased. Mine is a 2005 Nissan Sentra 1. Other times, you hear the 'swooshing' sound of a back-fill, and gas has come flying back out at me while 'attempting' to put gas in the car - severe hazard!!! The service engine light comes more frequent now but throttle pedal will work some times. The dealer repaired the fuel pump as identified in the technical service bulletin.
The clicking would occur every few seconds. The contact believed that the failure was a manufacturing defect. Do I have a valid argument against Nissan? The approximate failure mileage was 72,000 and the approximate current mileage was 74,000. Not very satisfied when it is only 3 yrs old!!!!. You will have to tilt the assembly to remove it completely. It's actually leaking from the flex pipe. The engine light illuminated on the instrument panel and the contact waited before taking the vehicle to autozone.
I had no where to go and was stuck in the middle. The dealer determined that if the failure recurred, then there could possibly have been a fuel leak somewhere. I bout this car for the fuel efficiency and the well known reputation of a long lasting car. Yet I cannot get Nissan to even acknowledge this problem. Problem continued and after two trips to the dealership--they refused to believe that there was a problem--I was told to leave it overnight. I have been to Nissan dealers in indianapolis, Indiana and they told me that they will not fix the problem. I am not paying 8,000 dollars on a car that just keeps tearing up, especially when parts are way to expensive! The failure recurred on several occasions.
It was fuel pump related. I have had to bring it in four times for an inoperative horn. The failure was not diagnosed by a dealer or mechanic. The contact was unsure if the failure was due to the vehicle or the actual gasoline pump. I have noticed online multiple complaints from other Nissan owners with the same problems. I was inside morning rush hour traffic at the time of the incident and was nearly in a rear end collision as a result.
Disconnect the battery ground cable. My car's engine experienced massive oil consumption around 60,000 and I noticed the whole time I owned the car that the oil was always low each time I changed it. I purchased my 2005 Nissan Sentra from a private seller in 2007 with the total mileage of 9,100. By the way, to try to resolve this problem, I first had spark plugs replaced- which didn't fix the problem. While attempting to refuel the vehicle, fuel spilled from the filler neck and onto the passenger.