Yes, for some reason they removed them for 20/21. Apparently, they weren't really very informative anyway, they were more like on/off gauges.
I agree. They are more like “idiot indicators” as opposed to “idiot lights” I suppose, but still... given the choice I’d rather have the gauges.
I’m sure the change is because of the new power train. (And, it probably saves $1.75 per vehicle or some such thing).
My 06 had an active oil pressure gauge. From what I understand 06 was the change over year. I wish they still ha a real gauge. The idiot light gauge is garbage.The only Gen2s with working oil pressure gauges were the '05s. So the story goes, service departments were inundated with visits from worried owners, alarmed that their oil pressure varied with engine RPM. Right. I even read Internet posts from alleged gearheads that too were concerned. Sigh. Accepting the reality that many owners are lacking in basic automotive knowledge, Nissan chose to neuter the gauge action.
My '06 received the neutered gauge. It moves slightly, but is useless. I recall that some members here tried different sending units without success. We ended up figuring that Nissan simply edited the ECU code.My 06 had an active oil pressure gauge. From what I understand 06 was the change over year. I wish they still ha a real gauge. The idiot light gauge is garbage.