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I bought my 09 cube in 2020 with about 32K on the odometer. It was a salvaged car that was totaled because of a fender bender with deployed airbag. I know cars and could see no real problem with the rebuild.
I live in Albuquerque and have driven to the east coast 3 times but with the 28,000 miles and a few minor fixes I have one problem that has puzzled me. 3 times over the 28K at highway speed the car just dies , no codes then a few second later it will start up and run with no issue. I changed the pedal sensor , after it happened the second time a year after the first, but it happened again since. On a trip home from Denver I met another Cube owner while filling up ,he said he had his gas filter changed a couple of times. I couldn't find a gas filter but I discovered it is part of the fuel pump assembly...so after that trip last fall I replaced the fuel pump. The residual fuel in the pump filter poured out looking like coffee . Im pretty sure this was the problem , since then I was also told, by another cube owner, this could be the issue. But without any codes....who knows? It's run fine since.
Anyone with any Ideas or suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.
I'm ready for another long trip.
Thanks Bob
 

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I'm new to the forum.
I bought my 09 cube in 2020 with about 32K on the odometer. It was a salvaged car that was totaled because of a fender bender with deployed airbag. I know cars and could see no real problem with the rebuild.
I live in Albuquerque and have driven to the east coast 3 times but with the 28,000 miles and a few minor fixes I have one problem that has puzzled me. 3 times over the 28K at highway speed the car just dies , no codes then a few second later it will start up and run with no issue. I changed the pedal sensor , after it happened the second time a year after the first, but it happened again since. On a trip home from Denver I met another Cube owner while filling up ,he said he had his gas filter changed a couple of times. I couldn't find a gas filter but I discovered it is part of the fuel pump assembly...so after that trip last fall I replaced the fuel pump. The residual fuel in the pump filter poured out looking like coffee . Im pretty sure this was the problem , since then I was also told, by another cube owner, this could be the issue. But without any codes....who knows? It's run fine since.
Anyone with any Ideas or suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.
I'm ready for another long trip.
Thanks Bob
Haven’t had that issue on my 2012 78k miles running fine. How hard is the fuel pump replacement? Just wondering if it’s easy to get to…
 

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Haven’t had that issue on my 2012 78k miles running fine. How hard is the fuel pump replacement? Just wondering if it’s easy to get to…
Fuel pump replacement is very easy. Its under the rear seat . Don't invest in special tools to remove the ring that holds it in the tank . a long screwdriver and hammer will do. Just be careful your working around gas. Check Youtube its the same on a Versa or Sentra .
One point; I purchased a aftermarket pump (a better quality one) it works great but the fuel sensor is "wonky". When reading the remaining miles before empty it is somewhat inaccurate ( Number goes up and down as much as 10 miles) through most of the fuel range , but when the indicator gets down to flashing there is less than a gallon in the tank.
This may be just mine. When I changed it I made a note of how many gallons @ 30mpg and the high reading was accurate and so was the low...... also the dash indicators were more accurate but not as accurate as the sensor on the OEM pump. After a few fill-ups, I decided to fill up at 1/4 tank and not to pay attention to the Miles before empty indicator.
I had considered replacing the sensor with the sensor on the OEM pump ,which I saved, but I am comfortable enough and not worrying about running out of fuel.........hope this helps.
 
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