I don't think anyone is saying its not a good truck because of its annoyingly conservative gas gauge.I agree with this in so many ways the only thing that is a issue is new buyers and Drivers not being able to comprehend the freaking Gas gauge lol
Solid Truck otherwise you're Welcome Nissan !
Of course not ,I know Tacoma owners who B*****d about the gas consumption and how much it took to fillI don't think anyone is saying its not a good truck because of its annoyingly conservative gas gauge.
Its not a huge deal I would just prefer it if it were consistent with other vehicles I have owned. I know I am more OCD over it than most people.Of course not ,I know Tacoma owners who B*****d about the gas consumption and how much it took to fill
I think the general point here is I think we all realized we are not limited to just 245-65 miles on the Truck moded Trucks like mine I am getting at least 350 full to end and a Stock Truck shyt it will see 400 at best it's the mental thought of running out of gas is the problem
It's a safe bet for EVERYONE the gas light will come on when you have 6 to 5-1/2 gallons ln the tank
So I would assume since I have been monitoring this that you would have to calculate the current MPG on the OBD and multiply it by what is left at the time and again it should be 6 to 5 gallons left in the tank when the light comes on
I am not saying push it but you could calculate a little more distance off of that which I can say is fair since we now have figured the light shines when 16 Gallons have been used giving you a waning that this hungry engine will need gas soon Thoughts ?
Its the same technology as other cars use and they don't show empty when you have a quarter of a tank left.I would'nt waste time fretting over gauge accuracy, if you look at whats measuring tank volume you'd realize its doing a great job. It's 80 yearold tech, 25cents worth of wire with a plastic bubble on the end connected to a 2 dollar potentiometer
To be fair Nissan had the reverse issue years ago with reporting a quarter tank and it was empty lolIts the same technology as other cars use and they don't show empty when you have a quarter of a tank left.
If you read a few post I wrote you actually get more than thatPretty terrible on my 16 SV 4x4. I'm running terragrapplers an inch taller and I'm lucky if I get 280 on a tank.
I feel you. Years ago I had a Subaru with a similar problem, the gas gauge would report empty when the tank was clearly not. There was even a TSB about it because enough owners complained about the short range to empty. Basically, Subaru designed it with a reserve capacity that was quite a bit larger than most, to the point where only the top 2/3 of the tank was actually measured. IIRC, the tank was ~15 gallons but it read E on 5.Its not a huge deal I would just prefer it if it were consistent with other vehicles I have owned. I know I am more OCD over it than most people.
Meh, I will risk having to replace my fuel pump early in exchange for having an accurate gas gauge.Why the worry over the gas gauge. It has nothing what so ever to do with fuel mileage, you get the same mileage whether you fill up at empty or 1/2 tank,your mpg will never change.and being that your fuel pump runs much cooler when fully submerged in fuel it will last much longer if you always fill-up at half tank.
I am not really that worried about it. It is just a pet peeve. I would rather b***h about it than fix it....If your really worried its really easy to bend your wire float rod so your really close to empty when the light comes on. Trade off is you'll drive for 100 miles before your needle moves off the full mark. You do have to drop your tank though.
I have a Maestro RR it does the same thing and still not accurate
I can tell you when you fill your gas Tank it only registers 84-85% so what happened to the extra 15% guess you can say that is the reserve so in reality if we have a 21.1 gallon tank and you only get 85% max fuel up then this tank is really 16.5 gallons and the rest is reserve fuel which makes it false advertising in a sense because you can't drive up to 16 gallons before the fuel light is tripped
I really do hope Nissan does a better job with the next Gen especially fuel economy a recent article I just read pretty much said 5 reasons Nissan Frontier still sells
#1 All midsized Trucks get about the same fuel economy no matter how new (what a surprise ?)
#2 Cost vs Newer Trucks that are Feature Rich
#3 Oldschool Offroad Equipment that Works
#5 Fun to Drive (Any Frontier Owner could of told you this )
This article pretty much crapped on a lot of new Trucks for the fact their overpriced and too many gimmicks that drive the price point up
Also shouldn't cost as much as a RV or freaking Mobile Home House whatever
One article is from 2016 another is from this year https//:www.caranddriver.com/Nissan/FrontierCan you link that article?