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post #1 of 7 Old Dec 30th, 2011, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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2003 Pathfinder Code P0462 and Fuel Gauge Problem

I have a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE with the VQ35de engine. Recently the fuel gauge stuck on "full" and my CEL came on. It is throwing the code P0462 "fuel level sensor "A" circuit low." Can this be fixed by replacing the fuel level sensor in the tank or is this deeper than that. The guys at the emissions facility started talking about this being a problem with the fuel vapor canister and things like that. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 7 Old Jan 7th, 2012, 06:13 PM
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Hi I have a 2005 pathfinder and my sensor is starting to go to..annoying..if it goes, you have to keep track of your miles to prevent running out or bring it to the dealer and pay about $500 for them to pull the tank and replace it..Its a huge problem with thousand of Pathfinder owners..but no recall
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post #3 of 7 Old Jan 22nd, 2012, 08:13 PM
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my 05 had the fuel level sensor code come on but I let it go for a while cause the gauge never quit working just the distance til empty and other gas readings. Then one day was driving and bam it dropped from 3/4 full to below empty. Then I had to replace the sensor. It was a tough job. I would recomment at least 2 people and a lift wouldbe great. Sensor was cheap on ebay tho. Cleared the problem.
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post #4 of 7 Old Jan 22nd, 2012, 10:00 PM
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The 03 Pathy and the 05 Pathy are two completely different animals. In both cases, the P0462 code usually means the fuel level sensor assy. has to be replaced. In the 03 Pathy, it is easily accessed under the rear seat access panel (a feature they should have kept in the 05 and later models). For the 05 and later Pathys, the fuel tank has to be dropped. Nissan had extended the warranty on certain Pathys, Xterras and Frontiers to 72 months/72000 miles. Refer: www.nissanassist.com
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post #5 of 7 Old May 10th, 2015, 09:07 AM
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I have a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE with the VQ35de engine. Recently the fuel gauge stuck on "full" and my CEL came on. It is throwing the code P0462 "fuel level sensor "A" circuit low." I have same problem that you had before. Is your car is running good now? Tell me what I have to do??? Plz help
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post #6 of 7 Old Jun 17th, 2016, 12:24 PM
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Hi, I am a newbie. I have a 02 pathfinder 4x4 with 197k miles on it. I also have code P0462. Just purchased this SUV two weeks ago, though ti might be a good vehicle to cruise the beaches. My fuel gauge gets stuck at 1/2 tank. Any ideas on a possible fix? Does anyone have a assembly diagram of the fuel level sensor? THX!
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post #7 of 7 Old Sep 17th, 2016, 12:27 PM
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Hi I also have the 03 Pathfinder and am having the same issues. I did buy a fuel level sending unit and installed it myself. It was a easy install but did not fix my problem! I am now leaning toward a circuit that sends power to my cluster, I was told that this particular year has more issues with the fuel gage than the sending unit.
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