I called Nissan today after receiving the recall letter, my 06 unit failed at 32K miles. I asked, "If I purchase the sending unit from the dealership and replace it myself is there any way I can be reimbursed for the part?" She said, "Sir, only an authorized Nissan dealership can perform the work on a recall."
I told her, my local dealerships service department is known for being less then professional. It's relatively easy to fix myself if I have the part. I want to know if there's any way of being reimbursed for just the part.
I got the same bull crap, "only the dealership" line every way I tried to explain it. I finally told her, "I know I'm not going to get anywhere with you, Bye."
I realize there are liabilities, contracts and other legal matters involved, but it'd be nice to get the part, do it myself and be reimbursed for the part. Heck, after I've proven my truck is part of the recall, they could give me the part, and have me sign a waiver.
I don't want to waste a day, spend three hours at the dealership, only to have them put a new unit on that's just going to fail again.