When you buy a used car, you do so with the belief that it is safe. Unfortunately, unresolved safety recalls (and other problems) can put you, your passengers, and other motorists at risk. This is why you should check for open recalls and complaints about a car before purchasing it.
Have there been fuel gauge recalls for the 2004 Nissan Armada?
Although an online search produces many customer complaints regarding the fuel gauge, an official recall has not yet been issued (as of August 2020). Still, the owners report:
- Faulty fuel transmitters
- Faulty fuel sensors
- Incorrect low fuel warnings
Driving a 2004 Nissan Armada Read on to learn more about these common fuel gauge complaints and what you can do if you start seeing similar problems. We’ll also explain how to manually check for open safety recalls on your vehicle.
Faulty fuel sender
NHTSA Complaint ID: 10327879
In this official complaint filed with NHTSA, the owner reported that the gauge showed an empty or half-full tank even when the tank had just been filled. When taken to a dealer, a technician diagnosed the problem as a faulty fuel sender, which required a complete replacement.
Faulty fuel sensor
NHTSA Complaint ID: 10380827
This similar complaint was filed in 2011, with the owner reporting that the fuel gauge never indicated the tank was full, even immediately after filling it at the pump. The owner reported that the solution to this problem was to replace the fuel sensor entirely.
Incorrect low fuel warning
NHTSA Complaint ID: 10319874
This owner complained that the low fuel warning light came on on the dashboard even when the vehicle had a full tank of gas. When taken to a dealership, the owner was told that the vehicle (which had about 27,500 miles at the time) needed to be “walked around.”
How do you handle a 2004 Nissan Armada recall?
If you haven’t done so recently, now is a good time to check your 2004 Nissan Armada for open safety recalls on the NHTSA Reminder Page. Simply enter your 17-digit VIN to receive instant notifications of any recall notices affecting your vehicle.
Do you have open withdrawals to process? Contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261 for more information on what to expect from the process and how to schedule your free repair.
The next time you’re looking for a used car, be sure to check your Vehicle history for more information about ongoing complaints, investigations, and safety recalls. From there, you’ll have the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.