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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#5932 of 8189 Tranny failure...1998 pathfinder
Oct 28, 2002 (4:58 pm)
Well, I talked to Nissan Canada, and they will not stand behind their product. They wouldn't give me the time of day. The tranny experts are telling me they've rebuilt quite a few Pathfinder tranny's lately even on the 1999 models due to radiator cooler failure, which in turn blows out the tranny over time..go figure. The cooler is made with plastic fins for God's sake, which melts over time!!!! I'm not too happy about this one!
#5933 of 8189 future of pathfinder
Oct 30, 2002 (7:10 am)
Does anyone know what the future holds for the Pathfinder? I've heard that the '04 will be the last year it's made. I know that's when the new full-size SUV is supposed to come out, but I find it hard to believe Nissan is actually going to stop making this great truck. I'd hate to think that when my lease expires in '05 that my Nissan truck choices will be either the less-refined Xterra or a full-size SUV - neither of which really appeal to me. Anyone else heard anything different?
Oct 30, 2002 (8:18 am)
There are two rumors floating around. One says the new full-size SUV will be named Pathfinder, so the name lives on, but the mid-sized one as we know it will be dropped. Second rumor says the big SUV will get a new name and current Pathy will be built until '04 or '06, then be moved to a BOF truck platform to be a true off-roader. Similar to Toy's 4runner/highlander, Nissan will have 2 entries (pathy/murano) in the mid-size SUV/CUV market.
If you don't hate the Murano's futuristic style, it will probably be a better fit than the others.
#5935 of 8189 Bottoming out
Oct 30, 2002 (12:05 pm)
There's been a long discussion on this and Ii'm trying to figure out what is it. Is this when your Path's back tires will lose grip and skid if you accelerate while making a turn after a full stop? This happens to my car a lot and I have to be extra careful when making turns after a cimplete stop like at a stop light.
#5936 of 8189 Re: Bottoming Out
Oct 30, 2002 (2:24 pm)
Whoa! Sounds like you are just being a little too heavy on the gas! Ease that throttle down don't mash it to the floor!
The bottoming out is something different. When you load up the cargo and rear passenger area and then go over bumps the suspension will bottom out with a thunk and provide a very harsh ride. The soft suspension is apparently the culprit. There is a service bulletin out there that you can take advantage of to get this fixed for free by the dealer.
#5937 of 8189 Rear Suspension Fix Update
Oct 30, 2002 (2:46 pm)
I've had only limited seat time since the fix, but the modification does seem to make a difference. Speed bumps taken aggressively don't seem to cause the same unpleasant "bottoming" sensation.
The real test will be bringing home the snow blower in a couple of weeks.
As a side note, Tirerack is having special promotion on BFGoodrich Open Trail T/A in the 245-70-16 size for $54 black wall, or $64 white outline lettered. I ordered a set from Lee at ext. 238 and she was very helpful. No connection with the company, just a satisfied customer.
#5938 of 8189 Considering a 1994 LE 4WD Wagon
Oct 30, 2002 (6:19 pm)
SUV has 104K in good condition, last Nissan was 89 Maxima went over 200K, seller asking 5K, don't know much about this vehicle, know Nissan's are strong performers, any one have experience with 1994 Pathfinder?? Any significant problems with the '94??
#5939 of 8189 wax on trim
Oct 31, 2002 (2:22 am)
toothbrush and amorall will take it off, and leaves trim looking like new.
Oct 31, 2002 (6:29 am)
Can someone please give me the TSB numbers for the bottoming out issue and the tempreture gauge? I would like to have it before approaching my dealer.
Oct 31, 2002 (6:41 am)
You can also go to www.nhtsa.gov and find the TSBs there. That is, unless, those TSB numbers are not accurate. I just printed the ones from there and will show it to my dealer on my next visit (sorry, I don't have them in front of me right now - left them in the PF so that I won't forget).