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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#6808 of 8191 micro cabin air filter
Jul 13, 2003 (7:28 pm)
1. I have had 3 Pathfinders all with the in cabin air filter. I have always changed mine every year or 15,000 miles. The filter is packed full of dirt. You can change on your own, or have dealer. Yes you do have to remove glove box and on some years make a cut out. Dealer in my area is very cheap.
2. As for poor performance on 2001 AC my pathfinder always produced ice cold air 40 degrees at center duck.
3. My 2003 Pathfinder is a different story with very slow and poor performance of AC. On a hot day after 30 minutes of highway driving the AC can only produce 50 degrees. Dealers in my area have been flooded with complaints of poor AC performance. Nissan's answer it meets factory specifications. If Nissan does not solve this problem I will not be buying a new Pathfinder in 2 years.
Jul 13, 2003 (8:22 pm)
My dealer told me, it's all upto me if I want to change the filter or not so I didn't change it.
#6810 of 8191 In cabin micro filter II
Jul 13, 2003 (10:29 pm)
My dealer said will cost me 119$ to change it but when I looked in edmunds guide it says $20. What is the actual cost to change it.
#6811 of 8191 The $119 is more likely
Jul 14, 2003 (2:39 am)
I remember when I went to the Infiniti dealership for the 15K service he wanted over $100 to change the filter. I opted to wait until 30K. This will be coming up this fall. Now I am thinking about doing it myself. I am not too happy about having to cut a part of my dash though.
Jul 14, 2003 (4:24 am)
bigorange30........if you already have a microfilter installed then you don't need to perform any cutting. This is only needed if you previously didn't have one installed.
Also, removing the glove box is a lot easier than it sounds.
#6814 of 8191 reply to # 6808
Jul 16, 2003 (10:52 am)
Thank you very much for your information on the 03 Patfinder A/C performance. I have been considering buying one but I live in central Florida and the last thing I need is a weak A/C system in my vehicle.
I own two Nissans: a 95 SE V6 4X4 pickup and a 98 Maxima SE. Both have outstanding A/C systems and I have never had any problem with A/C on these vehicles. I am somewhat disappointed reading about problems and deficiencies with new Nissans. Why can't they leave good things alone? Constant redesigns, quest for cheaper parts, and cheaper labor is not the answer.
My 95 pickup A/C is so powerful that I do not need to run the system in the recirculation mode in the peak of summer in Florida, and I run the fan on only second speed most of the time. In eight years I have not touched the system and it still works as good as on the day I bought the truck.
Jul 16, 2003 (12:13 pm)
on my 94 Altima, 96 Maxima and 02 QX4 are all ice cold. I never turn temp all the way down, or I'd be too cold and sneeze.
Jul 17, 2003 (7:39 am)
In the six weeks that we've had our new PF, the A/C seems to be working just fine -- gets cold quick, esp. if set to recirculate at first for the initial cool-down after being in the sun. However, this is our first PF, so no previous models to compare it to. Very happy with our purchase so far.
Jul 17, 2003 (7:40 am)
Can anyone tell me what is the best way to tell if the vechile has microfilter or not.