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Hello to all! I have a 2005 Frontier with 67,000 miles with absolutely no issues until about 3 weeks ago. It seems like my truck is braking down! Here are my issues; my air bag light won't stop blinking (even after the reset, and yes I do have after-market radio), my number 2 on the air conditioner doesn't work (1,3, and 4 do work) and now I have the fuel gauge issue (service engine soon light is on)!!! I'm kinda regretting buying this truck. No reason for a well maintained truck to have these issues at only 67,000 miles.

One more thing. Is it possible that the service engine light soon is on cause I'm do for the 70,000 mile service? Not sure if Frontiers do that or not.

Thanks for all your help in advance~:hi:
 

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I'm sorry to hear this.

Airbag light - how long ago did you have the aftermarket radio put in? The accidental airbag light from the radio install would only happen during the install (when someone turns on the key and the passenger airbag off light is unplugged).

Have you had the front crash zone sensor replaced? There was a recall for that for 2005-2009s. (Sticky at the top of the general discussion).

For your blower losing speed 2, make sure the cable connector on the back of the switch is firmly in place. If anything, remove it and plug it in again to be sure. That's where my troubleshooting authority on this ends. Some other members have lost speeds too not sure what they did to correct it. They can chime in on that.

For your fuel guage, unfortunately that has been a more common problem that anyone would like. Theres a few threads on that. search: 'fuel sending' or similar.

I'm pretty sure out trucks don't use the SES light to advise on service intervals. At least mine doesn't.
 

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The fuel gauge is the dread p0463 trouble code. You need to replace the sending unit. The part is like $75 and takes about 90 mins to 2 hours to replace. I just did mine sunday.

As for the air level selector. I am betting on of the contacts went bad.

As for the air bag, I am betting it is the recalled item. (as someone already pointed out)
 

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... and now I have the fuel gauge issue ...
Vehicle troubles seem to gang up in my garage too. Your fuel gauge issue (it's actually the fuel sender) may be covered by a very recent recall annoucement by Nissan. You can find some information on it by searching around on here. Nissan's coverage on this is spotty, with only certain manufacturing dates covered. It's crazy, because as 05XE wrote, bunches of owners from just about every manufacturing period have been frustrated by the problem.
 

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:fantastic: more and more electronics, more and more money makin' bullshi*... everything is like this now, everything.

My rodeo's still my favorite truck I've ever owned, just damn incredible... this frontier... i love it, but, i just still have these crazy mixed feelings.
 

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there is a good chance both the air bag and the fuel sending unit may get covered if you gripe enough...

The switch is probably a cheap part and probably wouldn't be too bad to change out...
 

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there is a good chance both the air bag and the fuel sending unit may get covered if you gripe enough...

The switch is probably a cheap part and probably wouldn't be too bad to change out...
yea this^^ though if the front crash sensors have anything to do with it, i would think the air bag light in the instrument cluster would be on instead (or at least along with the passenger one). could be a loose connection to the sensor for the passenger seat. if you look under the seat there's a wire that comes up to it and has a small connector. might try unhooking it while the truck is off and hooking it back up. then do the reset one more time. the fuel sending unit will be replaced under the recall in a short amount of time if you are patient for free at the dealership. the switch could be a loose connection too so check that out before doing anything else, if the connection is good, try sourcing a replacement part from a junkyard. i wouldn't imagine that part being more than a few bucks and it'd take me about 5 mins to swap out, it's super easy to get to. as for the "a truck with X mileage shouldn't have these problems" comment, problems can happen anytime no matter how old or how many miles are on a vehicle. my fuel sending unit went out at 38k miles and i replaced it myself since the dealership wouldn't goodwill it at the time. now i have to go back to nissan to get reimbursed for fixing it.
 

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Yeah don't give up on the truck, but you do have the first year of this truck so you can expect problems. Call Nissan and ask what they are going to fix under these new recalls before going to a dealership.
 

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yea this^^ though if the front crash sensors have anything to do with it, i would think the air bag light in the instrument cluster would be on instead (or at least along with the passenger one). could be a loose connection to the sensor for the passenger seat. if you look under the seat there's a wire that comes up to it and has a small connector. might try unhooking it while the truck is off and hooking it back up. then do the reset one more time. the fuel sending unit will be replaced under the recall in a short amount of time if you are patient for free at the dealership. the switch could be a loose connection too so check that out before doing anything else, if the connection is good, try sourcing a replacement part from a junkyard. i wouldn't imagine that part being more than a few bucks and it'd take me about 5 mins to swap out, it's super easy to get to. as for the "a truck with X mileage shouldn't have these problems" comment, problems can happen anytime no matter how old or how many miles are on a vehicle. my fuel sending unit went out at 38k miles and i replaced it myself since the dealership wouldn't goodwill it at the time. now i have to go back to nissan to get reimbursed for fixing it.
I thought the recall doesn't cover 2005 models.
 

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As far as the fan speed goes, it's not a resistor of some sort is it? That happened to me on my 04 GMC, apparently it happens alot on them. On that truck it was located under the glove box on the passenger side, not sure where or if that could remotely be the problem with the frontier.
 

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I thought the recall doesn't cover 2005 models.
i'll be surprised if dealers aren't going to cover them. why choose that year to exclude when they all are effected? if you have a good relationship with a local dealer, chances are they will be able to do something. take the case to nissan usa if nothing else
 
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