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#4399 of 8191 02 LE rolling backwards
Dec 27, 2001 (1:58 pm)
Just got a 2002 pathfinder LE, loaded except for the navigation system. I really like it, but the other day I was stopped on a steep grade (in drive) and took my foot off the brake, and the car started rolling backward quite quickly (doesn't stop- just keeps rolling). Did a little experimenting, and it rolls in both the AWD and 2WD modes. Service dept. said it is just the way Nissans are designed, but it seems odd to me that an automatic would roll at all. Anyone else experience it? Thanks for any help.
#4400 of 8191 '02 LE rolling backwards drew6464
Dec 27, 2001 (3:33 pm)
All automatics will roll backwards if you don't have your foot on the brake and are on a steep hill. If you read your car manual, it should mention this (it is mentioned in my Pathy 2000 and Highlander 01 manuals). Just because you have an auto transmission does not mean that you will not roll. Different vehicles will react based on how high the rev's are while in drive with no gas being applied.
Dec 27, 2001 (3:51 pm)
Hi Folks -
I followed this forum for a while but I haven't tracked it in a while. I tried a search but was unsuccessful.
A while back, there was an issue (or issues) with the CD changer failing with CDRs and/or shuffle/random mode. Was there any conclusion or official word from Nissan on this? I haven't used any CDRs (though I'd like to) and I haven't used the shuffle/random mode before (though I'd like to) because I'm afraid to.
If it matters, I have a 2001 LE.
Any info would be appreciated.
#4402 of 8191 1500 Mile Update Problems
Dec 27, 2001 (4:45 pm)
I purchased my brand new 2001 PF LE at the end of Oct. 2001 for $30,200 with an MSRP of $35,262. I love the truck but I do have a couple of issues;
1. The temp gauge runs a few degrees too warm. The dealer says he hasn't received this complaint before, but will replace it. I'm concerned that a few sensor might be worst. Is the problem the location of the sensor? Is the sensor located in front of the radiator? If so, there in lies the problem. Perhaps the warmth from the radiator is making the temp gauge read a little too warm.
2. I get water leaks through the rear hatch. Is anyone else having this problem?. Dealer will have his water leak technician look at it next Wednesday.
3. I run premium fuel always (see my post #4060) and the truck kicks ass. It runs great. Nissan gives a lot of truck for the money. Nice job Nissan.
#4403 of 8191 Response to Isguy: Dog Sliding on Back Seat
Dec 27, 2001 (4:56 pm)
I recommend getting the Nissan dog gate, which costs about $135. Sometimes Nssan will mail out coupons for a 10% discount, making it even cheaper. Dogs' paws will eventually damage the leather seats. I had my dealer throw in a free dog gate when I purchased the truck. The Nissan dog gate fits perfectly. It allows me to still load long objects into the truck because it does'nt go from the ceiling to the floor like after market gates do. (The rear seat back prevent the dog from going under it.) Nissan did an excellent job in designing this gate. Now I understand the difference between geniune Nissan parts and aftermarket parts. I'll only go with geniune Nissan parts.
#4404 of 8191 Response to: 6 Disc CD Changer by podracer999
Dec 27, 2001 (7:13 pm)
The problem is related to the thick labels on CDR's and/or people who shove the cd in before the light turns green. I had a problem with the labels being too thick. Nissan replaced my CD player under warranty and without any problem. Since then, I do not put CDR's with labels in my player. Haven't had a problem since.. I have a 2001 LE too, if it matters.
Dec 27, 2001 (11:42 pm)
My temp gauge read about 5 degrees warmer. I gently popped the sensor out with a couple of screwdrivers. I repositioned it all the way forward but just behind the Nissan emblem in the grill. I temporarily attached it with a nylon strap.
The gauge now reads right on or 1 degree off. Now that I know that its accurate, I'm going to get a bracket from the hardware store and permanently affix the sensor behind the emblem.
#4406 of 8191 Temperature gauge - Gladiator
Dec 28, 2001 (6:57 am)
Thanks for the tip. My dealer offered to reposition it. I'll take him up on his offer.
Dec 28, 2001 (7:53 am)
Anyone had problems with the seat belt not retracting? When I unbuckle the seat belt, the buckle just seems to hang and not retract. As I slammed the door, the buckle crushes the door switch for the interior dome light.
#4408 of 8191 Power Outlet in Center Console
Dec 28, 2001 (1:01 pm)
My 02 LE has two compartments in the center console, each one with its own latch. When you open the lower compartment (the larger one) there is a power outlet.
Question: Why did they hide it inside the center console where the only way you can really use it is to keep the console cover open? Am I missing something here?