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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#6732 of 8191 re: Warranty not honored - Canada purchase
Jun 11, 2003 (12:42 pm)
When bunches of us bought Pathfinders in Canada in 2001 the last step in the process (besides figuring out how to spend $4k that you saved) was to call Nissan and get the warranty transferred over to the US. They sent you a form, or you could even go over to the local Nissan dealer to change it. I hope you did this, and if so, Nissan should have sent you a confirmation of the warranty transfer.
I had no problem getting some warranty work done here at home on my Canada purchased Path. My VIN is in the US system and they just look it up there. I know others who have had the same experience.
But in March 2002 Nissan stopped allowing the warranty to transfer. So if you did not do it by then you can no longer get it done. However the warranty would still be good in Canada.
#6733 of 8191 Spinbear - oil changes
Jun 12, 2003 (4:08 am)
Another opinion -- I'm not disagreeing with fleetwoodsimca, just have a different take on the issue.
Regardless of whether you drive 3000 miles or not, I would recommend changing the oil at 3-4 month intervals. Just because the manual says it'll go 3000 miles (7 months in your case) doesn't mean it's necessarily a good idea. Multiple short trips (which sound like your driving habits) are much worse for your oil than long trips. You build up contaminants in the oil much faster.
Think of it this way -- more than likely you just spent something in excess of $30,000 on your nice shiny new Pathfinder. It only costs $25 to have your oil changed. (even less if you do it yourself.) If you change your oil every three months you're only looking at $100 a year. If you keep the PF for 10 years, it adds up to $1000 in oil changes -- but how much is a new engine? $3000? More?
Oil changes are one place (imho) that you don't want to skimp.
#6734 of 8191 governor speed limited
Jun 12, 2003 (5:25 am)
Does anyone know what's the pathfinder governor speed limited is?9(if there is any) on the Murano is 116mph, I was wondering what it will be on the pathfinder..
#6735 of 8191 Pathfinder speed governor
Jun 12, 2003 (7:45 am)
I don't know what the speed governor is on the Pathfinder, but I would guess it's lower than the Murano. Speed governors are usually set so that the vehicle cannot exceed the speed rating of the tires installed on it.
On the Pathfinder, the top speed may not be limited by a governor, but by drag. At high speeds the drag of the Pathfinder is so high the engine may not be able to overcome it. You would have a hard time getting the Pathfinder to reach 100mph anyway. Besides, why would you even want to drive an SUV that fast? Do you plan to race it?
Jun 12, 2003 (7:47 am)
Good point, thanks for the other take on it, didn't realize frequent short trips were that much worse for the oil. Don't want to be penny wise and pound foolish.
Jun 12, 2003 (7:59 am)
Hi! I bought my 1998 Pathfinder with the power antenna only able to go halfway up and it always pulls back down. (We were able to pull it up to full height and after turning the radio off, the whole antenna went back down) I've bought a replacement mast but I can't get the old one out. I've tried and asked a few other people to try pulling the antenna as the motor moves when the radio is turned on and there was also just plain pulling (of course this was all after we removed the piece that holds the antenna on!) Any hints on how to get it out of there? Or why it may be so stuck? Anyone else have this happen?? Thanks!
#6738 of 8191 Pathfinder at 100mph..
Jun 12, 2003 (12:39 pm)
in my case I have found that pathfinder is more stable, smooth and quiet above 85mph but if I try to go beyond 105mph the engine cuts off so I guess you can go as far as 105 mph without any difficulties.Plus, Pathfinder has no hard time reaching 100mph at all.
Jun 13, 2003 (6:02 am)
Officially it's governor limited to 102mph.
#6740 of 8191 Pathfinder speed governor
Jun 13, 2003 (7:02 am)
Thanks all for the info...
Xplorx4, to answer your question: "no" I do not plan to race with the pathfinder just curious...
Again thanks all for the info..
Jun 13, 2003 (12:22 pm)
I went for my 6th month maintenance to day. Everything was fine according to the service manager.
I asked about why the front end and the windshield was full of little very tiny chirps mainly in the lower part of the bumper and fog lights and the windshield.
The manager told me that my truck was somewht sand blasted..... ????? That I must have used it in terrible conditions for a long time.... and it was my fault if the truck was this way....
BS..... Over 99.8% of driving was done on pavement and I sometime used a gravel road as a shortcut like many other of my neighbors....
No one, not even my wife has anything close to the dammage I have in the front of the truck even though my wife has been using that shortcut for 2 years (my path is 8 months old....)
I think it has to do with the very cheap material, paint and clear coat that cannot even withstand regular abuse by the road.
Has anyone else experienced abnormal wear on their Pathfinder mainly in the area of paint and the front end of the truck???
I will call Nissan Canada to complain.. I've been driving for over 20 years now and never, but never any of my cars had a front end so damaged by regular use even after many years of usage...
A very unimpressed World....