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#551 of 8191 TSB for Shimmy for '99
Jan 05, 2001 (4:26 pm)
For those that have '99 model Pathfinder, here's the TSB for the shimmy
Vehicle: 1999 NISSAN TRUCK PATHFINDER
Bulletin Number: NTB98102
Bulletin Date: 02/99
Summary: VEHICLE EXHIBITING STEERING SHIMMY WHILE DRIVEN AT SPEEDS BETWEEN 60 AND 70 MPH (W/O BRAKING),DUE TO OUT-OF-BALANCE FRONT OR REAR TIRES / WHEELS AND / OR INSUFFICIENT STEERING RACK SLIDING FORCE ADJUSTMENT. *TT
Please Note: Over 6000 TSB’s are issued annually by automobile manufacturers. Most TSBs are only applicable to a small number of cars within each model type.
#552 of 8191 Smithmd your key
Jan 05, 2001 (4:30 pm)
Smithmd: The key on these SUV have a chip in the key. If you don't
go to the dealer and have on made with there machine you cannot start
the engine. I don't know about the lock thats only in the drivers door.
#553 of 8191 re: Group Complaint to Nissan
Jan 05, 2001 (8:32 pm)
Did you know that the computer chip and module driving your compass and temperature gauge is the same module that controls all your dashboard gauges and (here is the key one) the odometer. As I am learning, it is no small feat to replace this part. Based on my experience, I do not think Nissan would be easily able to replace this part since it can't easily be switched or traded (odometer laws make this part vehicle-specific).
Mine has been malfunctioning since I bought my LE November 18. Today is Day #43 in the shop waiting for this part. Lemon law papers filed.
You may also want to report the defect (temperature gauge off) yourself to the NHTSA directly via their web site. If enough people complain to NHTSA, it may investigate.
#554 of 8191 Group Complaint to Nissan-Outside Temp Gauge
Jan 06, 2001 (8:27 am)
Thanks for the response. I was thinking that the problem was the outside temperature sensor which is located by the front grille. Fortunately I have not had trouble with the compass, gauages or odometer. Ugh! Your story about computer problems is all too familiar...sounds like the Grand Cherokee I used to have!
I'm surprised, but I have not received any Emails from owners that want to be included on the complaint list. Perhaps the problem is not as widespread as I thought.
Jan 06, 2001 (8:39 am)
I admit I don't like the extra 10 degrees added to my outside T gauge in the summer. I also admit I'm too lazy to do all of the numbers getting to add to your file. I would think a simple reposition of the temp sensor would suffice. I would be glad to add my c/o to your list if I could just give my name. I'm sure every Pathfinder has this problem as it is a design flaw.
#557 of 8191 RE: #534 se prices by xse/premium
Jan 07, 2001 (9:06 am)
With reguards to the leather seats, make sure they are the Nissan leather seats. The Nissan Leather seats also have the Side Air Bag protection. Fremont Nissan had a couple of SE with leather and they were not the same seats as
you would get in the LE.
Also with reguards to the wood trim on the dash, I wasn't to happy with it either but then after seeing a LE, yes a LE, with no wood trim, the dash is to black. Everything was black and it didn't look right in my eyes.
Also don't forget you you can get a limited slip diff with the LE vs the SE. Why I don't know, I also wanted the Limited slip very bad is the SE but my dealer could not locate one in the US. Anybody have SE with a limited slip?
Jan 07, 2001 (10:34 am)
I have this question, too. Why would AWD benefit from LSD? I thought AWD was, in effect, LSD between all 4 wheels. In order for LSD to do something, wouldn't AWD have to suffer from the 'lift up the right rear wheel and it spins while you go nowhere' problem? Anyone know the answer?
#560 of 8191 Re: 547 LSD on SE
Jan 07, 2001 (11:01 am)
I have a SE w/ LSD and leather seats. The leather seats are factory w/ the side airbags. The production date on it is October 00.