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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
Sep 15, 2001 (4:46 am)
Recall Alert: NISSAN PATHFINDER
Owner Notification Date: 9/11/2001
Number of Units Potentially Affected: 31,000
Component Description: STRUCTURE:HATCHBACK HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
NHTSA Campaign Number: 01V282000
Description of Recall Campaign:
Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles. 2001 model year Nissan Pathfinder
vehicles manufactured from December 20, 2000, through June 8, 2001, and 2001
model year Infiniti QX4 vehicles manufacturer from January 8 to June 8, 2001.
Some of the brackets used to attach the two gas struts to the rear door (hatch)
may not have been made to specification. At high ambient temperature, the
increase in gas pressure in the strut(s) may cause one or both brackets to bend,
resulting in the struts detaching from the bracket(s) when opening or closing
the rear door.
If both struts detach from the brackets, the door will rapidly fall down and
possibly strike someone, possibly causing serious injury.
Dealers will replace the brackets for the struts free of charge.
Owner notification is expected to begin during September 2001. Owners who
take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and
do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at
1-800-647-7261. Hawaiian residents should call 1-808-836-0888. Also contact
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at
Sep 15, 2001 (10:23 am)
I wonder if the replacement hinges I got with the rear window replector from irontoad solves this problem. Anyone know?
#3798 of 8191 spare tires - bridgestone duellers H/T 689
Sep 15, 2001 (2:02 pm)
my RR tire got stuck with a screw on the boderline of the sidewall and tread. couldn't patch it. I had the full size spare tire on that RR alloy wheel and the spare wheel in the trunk. bad tire was disposed. Work done at NTB. Can I use the full size spare as a normal use tire or should it be treated as a temp tire???
I called a local dealership to find a price on a new tire and the "sales rep" said that I maybe able to use the warranty on the tire and get it replaced since it was a "roadside hazard". I wasn't aware of this and I NTB had dispose the tire already. Any of you aware of this warranty? I'll have to wait till monday morning for the "service dept" to open up to get the official answer. Thanks for any advice you can offer.
2001 PF LE
Sep 16, 2001 (5:20 am)
Sorry if this is a repeat but.....
Does anybody know where the O2 sensor on the 98 PF/QX4 is ? I've heard that this causes the Service Engine Soon light to come on prematurely.
#3800 of 8191 o2 sensor
Sep 16, 2001 (7:45 am)
On a '98 PF there might be only 2. There are on the exhaust manifold or on the header pipe aft the manifold. They look like an overgrown spark plug with a wire on it. To change them you have to use a special socket to ocomadate the wire. And use a very good quality anti seize compound. The last time I changed one I pulled the treads out of the manifold. Would not hurt to replace or remove the sensor to clean the treads and install with anti seize compound every 30k. The '01 PF with the 3.5 L has 4 sensors. 1 on each header pipe and 1 after the cat converter typ. for each side. Some fail after 30k and some last along time.
Sep 16, 2001 (4:39 pm)
I have had 3 out of 4 go bad Or at least that's what the dealer says
Sep 17, 2001 (7:18 am)
The recall is for the brackets at the ends of the struts, not for the hinges.
#3803 of 8191 spare tires - bridgestone duellers H/T 689
Sep 17, 2001 (7:22 am)
I've never heard of the manufacturer giving "road hazard" warranty on the original equipment tires. That doesn't mean that they wouldn't...I just haven't heard of it before. Road-side assistance is different; that just means that they come help you with whatever problem you have on the side of the road.
The spare tire that came with your truck is a full size regular tire. It's just like the tires that came on the other 4 wheels.
#3804 of 8191 lcc1059- 4WD
Sep 17, 2001 (8:54 am)
The owner's manual should give a description of how to operate the 4WD transfer case. Did you read it?
Here's a summary:
2WD - lever all the way forward; dashboard "4wd" light off
4Hi - lever pulled back slightly; dashboard "4wd" light on
4Lo - lever pulled back significantly; dashboard "4wd" light on.
To get from 4Hi to 4Lo: while vehicle is in "N" and completely stopped (0 mph) in 4hi, press downward on lever and pull it backwards firmly and quickly (while still pressing downward) in one smooth motion until it pops back up. If you do it slowly or hesitate, you will not fully engage 4LO, and a grinding noise may occur. If this happens, shut off the engine, and then complete the action to engage 4LO before you restart the engine.