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#532 of 8189 shimmy-tsb 98-102
Jan 05, 2001 (11:42 am)
Shortly after I took delivery of the vehicle my 2001 pathfinder le developed a shimmy at 45/55 and 60/75 mph and a strong pull to the right or left. two dealers have tried to remedy this situation by going through a flowchart attached to tsb 98-102 ( or rather the 1999/2001 upgraded version )the but to no avail. they adjusted the steering rack sliding force, replaced one of the original dunlop TG35 tires and finally replaced all the dunlop tires with michellin tires. all to no avail. the vehicle continues to have shimmy and pull. I contacted Nissan and invited a them to have their rep inspect the vehicle and work out some solution to this problem. no response other then from the dealer. I wrote a letter to nissan in accordance with the rules of the florida lemon law which requires their response within 10 days. Again no response. The matter is now subject to arbitration under the bbb-autoline program which as part of the procedures under the florida lemon law. I am deeply disappointed that my vehicle could not be repaired but more so disappointed with the lack of response from nissan.
in talking to the dealers it seemed many more pathfinder owners suffered from this problem but did not persue this matter under the lemon law.
#533 of 8189 NSB/TSB for shimmy
Jan 05, 2001 (12:09 pm)
I went diggin' in the archives for my original post with the info from the NTB. The post isn't there. I found one of my posts referencing my post with the NTB info, but not the actual post. It was in Area VII. Here is the referencing post. I'll have to dig out the NTB at home and post that info again. Bear with me on the info because I'm not exactly sure what I did with the NTB. By the way, I've been shimmy free for over 4,000 miles, now.
#536 of 884 Pathfound: Shimmy fix by smithmd Oct 03, 2000 (04:52 am)
I recently had my shimmy fixed. A lot of people have discussed this throughout this forum. If you search for shimmy in this Area and the previous Area, you will find all you could ever want to read about the shimmy. If you just want to see how I got mine fixed, though, just look at posts 400, 434, and 435 in this Area. You will find most of my experiences in the first two and some info from the NTB (TSB) in the third.
Good luck ridding yourself of the shimmy!
Jan 05, 2001 (12:57 pm)
Thanks for the info!
#535 of 8189 Phil, Paolo, and Gordon
Jan 05, 2001 (12:58 pm)
Check out the Subaru area in the Owner's Club message board. Is that what you all have in mind? If it is and there's enough interest, you could request a Nissan Pathfinder Owner's club area to be created.
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#536 of 8189 lofquist/re: Price on 4x4 SE by xse
Jan 05, 2001 (1:05 pm)
Your list/inv numbers are right but XSE did not spec auto trans. If he meant to, he should go to the LE and get AWD for $300 more...that's the way I got there.
#537 of 8189 Drew:This exactly what we are talking about!
Jan 05, 2001 (1:07 pm)
#538 of 8189 se prices
Jan 05, 2001 (1:13 pm)
yes, its a 4x4 SE with auto trans, leather,sunroof,hitch 3 towing for $29,400. but i know that pathfinders have been underpriced. maybe dealers are getting big rebates or something, i dont know.
i thought the LE was the 'luxury' version with mesh-looking wheels and the SE was the sporty off-road version. I wanted to get in under $30,000 so thats why i didnt look at the LE... also, not crazy about electronic 4wd...opinions?
#539 of 8189 Premium Fuel Required ??????????????
Jan 05, 2001 (1:16 pm)
Does the new v6 engine in the pathfinder require premium fuel ? Anybody running it on regular gas ?
#540 of 8189 electronic 4wd - it's not
Jan 05, 2001 (1:17 pm)
Most 4WD systems use a viscous coupling mechanism. A special fluid that changes density characteristics due to heat/friction.
The activation controls may be electronic, but the drive train is not.
#541 of 8189 /re: Price on 4x4 SE by xse
Jan 05, 2001 (1:23 pm)
>> lofquist/re: Price on 4x4 SE by xse << >> Your list/inv numbers are right but XSE did not spec auto trans. If he meant to, he should go to the LE and get AWD for $300 more...that's the way I got there. << But you can't get leather seats without the auto transmission. I know - it doesn't make sense but Nissan just has it set up that way. And sorry the numbers got so out of line on the #521 post of mine. I guess that Edmunds no longer handles tabs in posts. The first number on each line is invoice; the second is list. But as those of us who went to Canada to buy know, you could go up to Vancouver or Toronto and bring that vehicle home for about $27,700. And it would include the AWD and limited slip too. That's more than $3000 under US dealer invoice. -Jon