why does my malfunction indicator light stay on in 2012 Frontier?

30

Asked by May 29, 2014 at 10:29 AM about the 2012 Nissan Frontier SL Crew Cab

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Have disconnected battery, checked fuel cap fit, etc.

7 Answers

15,935

What malfunction is it indicating..... 2012-- -I hope you still have your Owner's Manual? Look up what the book says about the particular warning light that is on.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
15,935

P.S. then get back to me.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
15,935

P.P.S. - checked the fuel cap,etc. says nothing. There is a whole bunch of possible etc. to check.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
30

yes, it indicates that is the light is steady - an emission control system malfunction has been detected. Check the fuel-filler cap, this has been done - no other message appears - just the MIL light - steady.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
15,935

so I kind of wonder what car owner uses the terms -"malfunction indicator light" &" MIL" in the proper context?.... The light is merely indicating that an emission standard has been exceeded( MAYBE*). It could be anything from a rotted out/broken/dirty part from intake right through to exhaust or just an aged sensor anywhere from a to z. A scan tool is needed to read a code AND THAT IS JUST THE START OF THE JOURNEY. So get code read (apparently some places will do this for free and ask for code(s) then DON"T just buy a sensor(s) and ASSUME that anything has actually been fixed.....*if the sensor is fine then something is WRONG; and, the sensor did it's job. The sensor can be NO GOOD and emissions are fine...... and so the journey begins.....You never even mentioned how the car was running; so again, what etc. did you aready check?

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
30

I was using the terms found in the manual - I'm obviously not familiar with car repairs and the terminology that apparently goes with it.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
15,935

no problemo - I was merely curious.My answer is given in all honesty regardless of whom you are. read my answer and start with getting the scan.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Frontier

Looking for a Used Frontier in your area?

CarGurus has 24,035 nationwide Frontier listings starting at $1,900.

ZIP:

Search Nissan Frontier Questions

Nissan Frontier Experts

#1 avatar666
avatar666
Reputation 1,470
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 480
#3 opetech
opetech
Reputation 360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Tacoma
619 Great Deals out of 35,127 listings starting at $2,155
Used Ford F-150
2,690 Great Deals out of 212,354 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Colorado
262 Great Deals out of 19,415 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Titan
223 Great Deals out of 16,972 listings starting at $3,999
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,290 Great Deals out of 155,163 listings starting at $1,395
Used Toyota Tundra
584 Great Deals out of 30,729 listings starting at $2,637
Used Ford Ranger
203 Great Deals out of 6,719 listings starting at $1,450
Used GMC Canyon
100 Great Deals out of 7,701 listings starting at $2,500
Used Nissan Xterra
109 Great Deals out of 3,743 listings starting at $1,550
Used Nissan Pathfinder
410 Great Deals out of 24,817 listings starting at $999
Used GMC Sierra 1500
939 Great Deals out of 62,274 listings starting at $1,395
Used Toyota 4Runner
315 Great Deals out of 20,549 listings starting at $2,295
Used Honda Ridgeline
105 Great Deals out of 7,505 listings starting at $4,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Frontier SL Crew Cab For Sale
48 listings starting at $27,028
2016 Nissan Frontier SL Crew Cab For Sale
59 listings starting at $22,877
2015 Nissan Frontier SL Crew Cab For Sale
15 listings starting at $18,855
2014 Nissan Frontier SL Crew Cab For Sale
18 listings starting at $20,488
2013 Nissan Frontier SL Crew Cab For Sale
13 listings starting at $16,999