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  • Image Credit: Nissan
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  • Image Credit: Nissan
  • Image Credit: Nissan
  • Image Credit: Nissan
  • Image Credit: Nissan
  • Image Credit: Nissan
  • Image Credit: Nissan
  • Image Credit: Nissan
  • Image Credit: Nissan
  • Image Credit: Nissan
  • Image Credit: Nissan
  • Image Credit: Nissan
  • Image Credit: Nissan
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After receiving 12 complaints in the last 14 months, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun a preliminary investigation into a fuel gauge issue with the 2007 Nissan Quest. Drivers have reported that the fuel level gauge will show there's gas in the tank when there actually isn't – in two cases, the digital distance-to-empty gauge indicated more than 70 miles of remaining range – and it will stall out.

This is the second time the 2007-model-year Quest has been involved in the same fuel gauge issue. In 2010 Nissan recalled seven models, including the Quest, from the 2005-2008 model years because of faulty fuel readings. The 12 vehicles in this latest complaint could have slipped through the cracks then, but we'll find out more when NHTSA updates its progress with the investigation into the estimated 37,656 units.


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      finzenchrome
      • 9 Months Ago
      Easy! Just change "miles to empty" to "seconds to empty". Problem solved!
      Jake
      • 9 Months Ago
      I have had to rescue my ex-wife 3 times for running out of gasoline in her Quest in the last two years. She complains that the fuel gage is inaccurate.
        Jake
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Jake
        I just checked with her and it is 2007 model. Well, I will have to revise my opinion of her a bit after this.
          b.rn
          • 9 Months Ago
          @Jake
          I'm sure she'll remind you. Again, and again, and again. :)
      SpikedLemon
      • 9 Months Ago
      This is the focus of the NHTSA? Is this why the GM ignition recall took so long?
      alejandro
      • 9 Months Ago
      YOU KNOW WHY THIS KIND OF SITUATION HAPPENDS, BECAUSE WE RELY MOORE ON GADGETS ON OUR VEHICLES THAN USE COMMOM SENSE OR OUR BRAIN. WHY WOULD YOU LET THE TANK GET SO CLOSE TO EMPTY, THINKING YOU STILL GOT SOME MILES TO GO THAN JUST FILLING IT UP WHEN GET CLOSE TO 1/4 TANK. DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. EVEN WITH AN ACCURATE GAUGE, STILL MILES PER GALLON, DISTANCE TO EMPTY WOULD CHANGE UP & DOWN. IT WOULD NEVER WOULD BE ACCURATED PERFECT
      Robdaemon
      • 9 Months Ago
      And the 2008 Maxima did the exact opposite. Distance to empty, zero. Gauge, empty. 5-6 gallons of fuel left in the tank.
      ri2010ri
      • 9 Months Ago
      why let gas tank go to empty before filling it up? add gas at quarter tank. simple answer to empty gas tank.
      Larry Litmanen
      • 9 Months Ago
      "the digital distance-to-empty gauge indicated more than 70 miles of remaining range – and it will stall out."-----------------wow, i always drive into the 50 Miles left range.
      jtciti
      • 9 Months Ago
      at first i thought this was the new pathfinder, which tells you something about the design of both
      Altezza
      • 9 Months Ago
      I think more than just the Nissan Quest.. My 2004 G35 coupe goess from Half tank to Empty to 1/4 and back to empty in minutes. My gauge has never shown full for years.
      SloopJohnB
      • 9 Months Ago
      That is certainly more irritating than an LCD readout that says 0 miles to empty and the car runs for another 20 miles…..or when the readout says 0 and you can't fill the tank with the specified capacity fuel.
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