Nissan Altima 2007-2012 Service Manual: The fuel gauge pointer does not move to "f" when refueling


The fuel gauge needle will not move to “F” position when refueling.

Diagnosis Procedure


Does it take a long time for the pointer to move to FULL position? YES or NO

YES >> GO TO 2

NO >> GO TO 3


Was the vehicle fueled with the ignition switch ON? YES or NO

YES >> Be sure to fuel the vehicle with the ignition switch OFF. Otherwise, it will take a long time to move to FULL position because of the characteristic of the fuel gauge.

NO >> GO TO 3


Is the vehicle parked on an incline? YES or NO

YES >> Check the fuel level indication with vehicle on a level surface.

NO >> GO TO 4


During driving, does the fuel gauge pointer move gradually toward EMPTY position? YES or NO

YES >> Check the components. Refer to MWI-47, "Component Inspection".

NO >> The float arm may interfere or bind with any of the components in the fuel tank.

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