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Faulty Fuel Gauge/Service Engine Light ON

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Filled up tank at gas station, started car afterwards and "service engine soon" light comes on, and gas needle stayed at same place as before fill up. Drove for another 45 minutes and needle finally made it's way up to full. Level is now at the half way mark and the "Service" light is still ON. Anyone else had this problem? Will the service light ever go away if the fuel dips below a certain level or do I need to fix the problem for it to go away?

121K Miles

Anyone know if there's a recall on this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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I had to replace my fuel gauge in my 2001 Xterra, mine was a different problem but the issue was part of the same component. In mine the wire for the fuel temperature sensor broke.

Not sure for your 2007 model but in my 2001, the whole assembly is all part of one replaceable unit. It cost about 70$ to replace and thankfully in my model I did not have to drop the tank to get access as there is a port under the back seat.

Hopefully in your case it fixed itself but most car parts stores do code reading for free. I suggest 1. getting it read and posting the code, and 2. getting the code reset. That way if the light comes back on you will know it is still occurring.
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