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#6943 of 8191 2003 Pathfinder AC PERFORMANCE
Sep 06, 2003 (7:20 pm)
Thank-Thank finally someone else has entered data on the very poor performance of the AC system in the 2003 Pathfinder. Yes you are correct they did redesign the AC system used in the Pathfinder for 2003. An only the Pathfinder 2003. They have managed to make the system use less than one pound of refrigerant. Yes .91 pound to be exact.
Yes Nissan is very aware of the problem and maybe some day they will cure the system. But for now people like us have to suffer.
I have contacted Nissan direct and filed a complaint with them. Yes The local dealer has also filed a complaint with the factory. I have received two letters for feedback from Nissan thinking the problem has been solved. But my most recent letter has gone unanswered.
Yes when hot out 90 degrees system will put out 55 and when its hot humid and above 90 well good luck. Local dealer measured a temperature at the back seat of 78 with the truck running at 65 miles per hour for 20 minutes. Local dealer has communicated that a large number of their customers are not happy. Local dealer has also confirmed a very large number of people in the US have filed direct with Nissan with no solution to date.
My friends car was in an accident that required major front end repairs. When completed his AC is perfect only to find out Nissan supplied a 91
Pathfinder system to replace his 93 system.
I have also contacted Consumer reports and they are going to look into it.
My suggestion would be to make sure you file a complaint with Nissan direct You can get info from your owners manual. I would also make sure the local dealer files a complaint on your behalf. and i WOULD SUGGEST YOU CONTACT Consumer Reports. Maybe If they get enough complaints they will publish it . But once again let me remind you they are only using this system in the 2003 Pathfinders. No other Nissan products have this system in fact they all have the bigger system even the Murano SUV has the larger system.
Please let me know how you make out.
#6944 of 8191 Here comes that time of year once again
Sep 08, 2003 (6:57 pm)
Gee, I think I'll be the first one posting a winter tire question this year !!!
Since I picked up my Pathfinder in late October last year I decided to try to go through winter with the 4-season tires.
But I won't ty that again this year.
So, what is the best winter tire brand/model for the Pathfinder. I would like a winter tire with a good grip but I would still like the tires to be as quiet as possible.
Sep 08, 2003 (9:35 pm)
anybody seen the new ad where they show the old pathfinder and then later the armada.
Sep 09, 2003 (4:47 am)
World Traveler - What tires did you go through the winter with and what didn't you like about them?
Sep 09, 2003 (10:09 am)
Ooops, what I meant is this: I went through the first winter with the stock 4-season tires my truck was delivered with, they were new (full thread). They were OK for a winter (althought they did not provide great grip on ice and snow).
But this winter I want to put "real" winter tires on my truck. I have the 17" 2003 LE mags 245/65/17. I plan to put the winter tires on those mags as I do not like replacing the mags for winter (I like the looks of my mags and winter's to long here in Canada to endure cheap winter replacement rims).
So I'm looking for winter tires that will provide a nice balance between grip and noise level.
Toyo? Bridgestone? Michelin?
Sep 09, 2003 (10:37 am)
I was wondering what tires it came with since there are lots of people who have been disatisfied with the Duelers. If it was disatisfaction with the Duelers more so than disatisfaction with all season tires, you might want to give some of the better all season tires a run. I have Michelin LTX's on three SUVs and love them. Much better than the Duelers (Pathfinder) which were like grease in the rain and snow, and also much better than the Goodyear RS/As that came off of my Expedition & Bronco.
#6949 of 8191 How Do I Remove The Roof Rack On My 2003 Pathfinder SE?
Sep 09, 2003 (10:43 am)
The 2003 Pathfinder SE has 2 roof racks. The first are the rails as found on the LE. The second are the larger rails that run over the first. Then there are the crossbars, easy enough to remove. There is also the fairing or wind deflector. Can anyone tell me how to remove the second rack? I would like to leave the rails that are also found on the LE. The reason is that I have a Yakima bike rack with locking "rail riders" that will fit into the first set of rails. I do not want to have to buy the "mighty mounts" for the SE's tube rack, only to then have 3 sets of racks installed. Any input is appreciated.
#6950 of 8191 Removing the rack
Sep 09, 2003 (12:00 pm)
I'm not certain, but you may be able to remove the roof rack (not the tracks) by removing the endcaps (either the front or the rear) from the tracks, then sliding off the "second" rack through the ends of the tracks.
#6951 of 8191 will touchup paint work on bumper?
Sep 09, 2003 (8:25 pm)
Hi. I have some scratches on the front bumper of my 01 Pathfinder LE. Color of the bumper is the same as the truck ie. sierre silver. Will touch up paint work or do I have to send it in to the shop? Told that the bumper is rubber and need to be brought in so that it could be totally redone .
#6952 of 8191 bumper touch up paint
Sep 09, 2003 (9:26 pm)
If the scratches aren't too large you can use touch up paint on the bumper. By "too large" I mean that if those same scratches were on the body sheet metal, would you still consider using touch up paint or would you think about spray painting it.
The bumper is made of plastic, and is definitely paintable. Body shops usually don't repair/refinish/repaint a damaged existing plastic bumper - they replace them - because the plastic is often scratched/gouged too deeply and can't be repaired well enough to make the customer happy in the end.