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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#7754 of 8191 Re: CD Changer and Err2 [viking03]
Feb 02, 2005 (1:17 pm)
I have the same problem with the CD player in my 2003 Pathfinder. It is the Clarion (Bose) 6 disc in-dash player. I had it replaced and the replacement is already skipping. My Nissan dealer told me that this is a chronic problem with these CD players. However, I spoke to Nissan and they do not yet admit the problem (nor have they issued a recall). My concern is that they keep replacing with the same model CD player that is apparently too sensitive to be in a car (or SUV) and that eventually I'm stuck with the bill as we are beyond the warranty period.
If we file these complaints with Nissan (1-800-NISSAN1), then eventually they will have to admit that there is a problem. I heard from a stereo dealer that Bose is investigating the problem, however that may not help those who already are stuck with the current malfunctioning model...
#7755 of 8191 02 Pathfinder - 4wd light comes on
Feb 03, 2005 (5:15 am)
A few weeks ago on a very cold winter morning I noticed that when I started my SUV the orange 4wd light came and stayed on. At the same time all the green lights on the 4 wheel icon turned off. I did not have it on auto 4wd or anything like that. Since then everytime I start my vechicle the rear tires on the icon light up as they should but then disappear when the orange 4wd light comes on. This usually happens after approximately 5-7 mins of driving. The orange light stays on until the vechicle is turned off.
I've disconnected my battery thinking I could reset the computer but still the orange light comes on. I'd rather get advice as to what is wrong before going to the dealer, I my last experience there wasn't a good one.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
#7756 of 8191 Cross-country towing experience w/ Pathfinder
Feb 06, 2005 (12:44 pm)
I am going to tow a 2000lbs trailer with my 2003 Pathfinder (4WD) from east coast to west coast. The planned trip is about 5-day/2500mi, 99% interstate highway. I had Uhaul class III tow hitch installed. But my SUV does not have an additional transmission cooler. The trailer does not have its own brake system. The total weight of the trailer should be around 2000lbs when loaded. I havenít done towing a whole lot; maybe some folks here could share your experience.
1. Is long distance towing a threat to the longevity of my Pathfinder?
2. Should I install a transmission cooler? I prefer not to, and I wonít drive faster than 70mi/hour when towing.
3. Should I turn off over-drive all the time? When should I turn on/off O/D?
I appreciate your inputs. Once the trip is done, I'll follow-up my experience and how my pathfinder hold up.
#7758 of 8191 Re: Cross-country towing experience w/ Pathfinder [kittenbear]
Feb 07, 2005 (8:31 am)
1. not necessarily
2. not necessarily
3. not on the highway
give yourself extra distance for stopping, and extra distance for accelerating, and PLEASE stay in the right lane as much as you can.
also keep in mind that, if your engine gets hot, your xmission is as well...keep an eye on that when you go through the mountains.
#7759 of 8191 Re: Cross-country towing experience w/ Pathfinder [kittenbear]
Feb 07, 2005 (8:42 am)
Your 2003 will do fine. It is rated to tow 5000lbs. It already has a transmission cooler OEM. I towed with my 01LE pulling 4000lbs Uhaul (8'x12' I think, surge brakes included) very safely within Texas. Albeit, not as long as your distance but with half the weight I think you are good.
Just change your fluids (oil, ATF, diff.) before and after your trip. I use Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF and Castrol Synthetic blend 10w-30. Make sure you ATF is topped off. That will be the most stressed fluid on your trip.
Using O/D is fine. Turn off only when it fluctuates too frequently. i.e, going up steep hills. You prob won't even feel your trailer most of the time. You got plenty of torque.
Get used to towing a trailer, especially if the trailer does not have it's own brakes. Early braking and safe distance from vehicles ahead are essential.
If your rear end sags, try loading cargo area with as little weight as possible so it can support the tonque weight of trailer without rear end sag. Move heavy items to trailer if possible. Pathies rear end sags easily.
and...follow the UHaul towing manual they posted on their website.
#7760 of 8191 Re: CD Changer and Err2 [jimatl]
Feb 08, 2005 (7:42 am)
I just bought a 2001 pathfinder LE, and less than 200 miles after buying it, it has the err2 problem. I looked into replacements, and nothing is available, since it is Bose. I spent most of the day doing research on it yesterday, and the best option I found was taking it to the dealer for repair. The quoted me at $150 to send it in and have it repaired. The service manager said it has a 12 month warranty after it is repaired, and they have never had a second problem after they are repaired. Does anyone know any more on this?
Feb 08, 2005 (8:01 am)
Pathfinder keys. My 2001 pathfinder only came with 1 key. I have tried both a locksmith and the dealer, and they are both unable to program any more than 1 key for the vehicle. Has anybody elso heard of this?
#7762 of 8191 Re: Pathfinder Keys [brian_zim]
Feb 08, 2005 (8:31 am)
I have 2...came that way. 2001 PF LE. Same with my original 2000 PF LE.
#7763 of 8191 Re: Pathfinder Keys [brian_zim]
Feb 08, 2005 (9:08 am)
I also received two keys and two key fobs with my 03 PF. However, after a couple months of ownership, I was looking under the driver's seat, and guess what I found ? Another key !!! It looked identical to the ones I received. So, I tried it out. It unlocked the doors, turned on the accessories, but would NOT start the engine. So on my first visit to the dealership, I told them about this third key. They said it was a spare key, I said I have a second key. They said, oh well, just keep it. They were as surprised as I was. I'll have to pay if I want it programmed to start my engine, but I think this key was misplaced or lost when cars were being shipped & handled. Maybe someday I'll try this key in a large parking lot on two year old Nissans, who knows...I might win a car !!! hahahahaha