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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
Jan 13, 2003 (4:07 pm)
I have a nokia hands free kit. The phone kit has the capability to have the radio muted when there is an incoming call. BUT, my 2001 nissan pathfinder radio does not have mute button, therefore the shop was not able to connect that option to my radio. I don't know about 2002,2003 radio's Did they change them at all? If the radio has a mute option on it, then you will be able to install the hands free kit. They are wonderful.
Jan 14, 2003 (12:56 pm)
Wife totalled our 2001 LE today, thank God she wasn't killed(it rolled twice). Anyway I haven't been here in quite awhile and we want to replace it with a 02 or 03 LE. My question is what kind of deals are out there right now? When we purchased ours I got 3.9 APR, surely things are better now. Please let me know. Thanks in advance.
#6252 of 8191 UPDATE ON 01LE WITH 48,OOO MILES.
Jan 14, 2003 (2:30 pm)
In case anyone is interested I just replaced my Bridgestones with a new set of Michelins. I probably could have gotten another 5,000 miles but living in the snow belt I decided to change out Bridgestones. As far as the vehicle I have only had it serviced on a regular basis and it has performed very well. I love towing my boat with the 240 horse and not having to take out of overdrive. I too have slow windows in cold weather and temp display is couple degrees off but this vehicle is superior to the domestic SUV I got rid of after 20,000 miles. I have the regular 4WD and not the Auto AWD. Anyone out there considering a Pathfinder I would recommend it. Before retiring we used to make 19 hour trips back to see the kids and we were comfortable. I never doubted the dependability of this vehicle and did drive in some nasty weather at times. Nissan has done it right for many years and the Pathfinder is a trusty SUV.
Jan 14, 2003 (4:37 pm)
If I'm not mistaken, it is recommended to take the PF (and most vehicles) out of over-drive when towing...
Jan 16, 2003 (8:24 am)
I did some more testing of the VDC system. This time I took a sharp 90 degrees turn on a icy and bumpy gravel road in 4WD (not AWD).
So the truck kinda skid a bit in the turn, the VDC/ABS grinding sound kicked in etc but as I tried to accelerate my way out of the skid I pressed the gas pedal and nothing happened. The engine was bringing the revs down by itself..... The gas pedal was somehow disconnected for a second or two.
I remember being told by the dealer that under certain circumstances the VDC system would take engine control over the driver to kinda smooth out "panic" situations (it probably thought that I lost control of the vehicle....).
It felt weird and ackward. At firt I was not so sure I liked that but thinking of it again I realized that in the end the sharp turn ended up being very smooth under the cirucmstances. I would have liked to accelerate my way out but VDC made sure I would not loose control further more....
Being a good driver I could have handled the situation myself but maybe not my wife. So I conclude that it could have helped her a lot if she would have taken the curve to fast by mistake.
So far I consider this system very impressive !!!
Now I have to stop this VDC testing because I think I am starting to push this test too far..... Might as well stop while I'm ahead and test something less risky.... Next test: how much stuff can the glove compartment hold
Jan 16, 2003 (11:13 am)
Sounds good. After the glove box, you could start lowering your tire PSI to 25 to see if those new sensors work too! LOL >>>>>
#6256 of 8191 TOWING IN O/D
Jan 16, 2003 (3:29 pm)
I agree, most vehicles require not using O/D when towing. I asked the dealer and the service manager more than once about that and they said only if the tranny is shifting up and down alot do I need to take out of O/D, and basically then because the extra shifting would be a nuisance I have the regular 4WD and not the 4WD AUTO. I have read manual and cannot find any place where they say not to tow in O/D.
#6257 of 8191 My shaking while breaking
Jan 17, 2003 (2:18 pm)
I haven't seen any posts with my problem. While applying breaks under normal driving conditions there is no problem. When driving say at a decline coming out of the mountains in Tahoe, I apply my breaks and it feels as though the thing will shake itself to pieces. Has anyone had this problem. It's seems that my front rotors may not be able to handle the heated stress of mountain driving.
#6259 of 8191 re: Shaking while breaking
Jan 17, 2003 (3:34 pm)
Sounds like warped rotors.
When you get the rotors on the front end hot, the metal warps and gives you an uneven braking surface resulting in a distinct shudder.The hotter they get, the worse the warping and the shuddering will be. Many times, once they warp they are warped forever.
Most likely they are warped when driving around town, but you don't brake as hard or often and are not heating them up to the same degree, so it's less noticeable. It happened on our old Cherokee all the time, and I have to be extremely careful not to heat them up coming out of the mountains here in Denver.
To not have rotors warp requires judicious use of brakes, and significant downshifting. (that's why we have the 5-spd) The only fix I know of once they are warped is to have them turned. (putting them on a metal lathe and removing the warped sections til they are straight again). Sometimes you can convince the dealer to do this if your Pathy is still under warrantee.
good luck, you might also do a search for "shudder" or "vibration" and see what you get. That's what I've commonly seen it called