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#7766 of 8191 Re: Pathfinder key [pathstar1]
Feb 08, 2005 (12:36 pm)
You are right pathstar,
Keys have unique RFID and must be accepted into anti-theft system. I tried the program sequence with the dealer over the phone once and it was tricky. Almost got it to work. Had to ultimately come in to get it done. I will try to get the instructions from another web site and paste it here. I hope it still exists.
Ok, researched and it is a dealer thing to do. Not a DIYer job, See link below:
My bad, it was my key fob that dealer tried to help over the phone. RFID Keys need the dealer to program into system..
#7768 of 8191 My 2cent on Pathfinder towing
Feb 08, 2005 (3:07 pm)
I have a 01 Pathy SE and tow a 3700lb boat+trailer. I took it on a trip of about 1200 miles last summer through Colorado and Utah. Switching the O/D off helps keep the transmission cooler. It's especially effective on medium sized hills because it prevents your transmission from "gear hunting" in overdrive. How do I know the transmission is cooler - I can literaly feel it by touching the lower part of the center console.
Diesels are awesome for towing, but in this country you have to move to full size vehicles to get diesel. And once you step up to a full size vehicle - the fuel savings of a diesel are much less because of the size of the vehicle. I would recommend the new 2005 Frontier pickup for occasional towing and daily driving (Especially the smaller KingCab version). The new Tacoma and Dakota are also good occasional towers for less than 6500 lbs. The new Frontier is rated for 6500 lbs max tow rating (it's for a basic KingCab 2x4 version).
#7769 of 8191 Re: Pathfinder key [lbinh]
Feb 08, 2005 (9:13 pm)
Sorry, I guess I didn't type in enough info. My Pathfinder only came with one key, so I went to the dealer to get a new one, and they didn't have any in stock. I called a locksmith, who said he made keys for most of the area dealerships, and had all of the programming equipment to program RFID keys. He cut me one and programmed it for $50 (dealer quote was $80). The new key and the old key worked for about a day and then the original key stopped working. I went back to the locksmith, and he could only get one at a time to work. He even cut a third key, but still no luck. The next day I went to the dealer, and he charged me $40 to program all 3 (he also said he had know the locksmith for 10 years and that he was the best locksmith in the area). All 3 keys worked for about a day, and now just one works. I went back to the dealer, and he could only get one to work consistently. The dealer basically gave up. I am now out about $85, and still have only one key. Has anyone heard of similar problems?
#7770 of 8191 Steering Wheel Jitters
Feb 09, 2005 (8:29 am)
I have a 2001 Pathfinder LE with AWD with 49k miles on it. I recently had the brakes done at the dealer. Immediately after that I noticed the steering wheel feels jittery and vibrates more than usual when I hit 65-70 mph. Its not consistent so I am not sure if I can replicate that but it does happen 3 out of 5 times when I start out to work. Once on the road even if I slow down to 55 and come back to 70 I cannot replicate it all the times. Has anyone had similar problems ? Would highly appreciate your response.
#7771 of 8191 Re: Steering Wheel Jitters [kris2]
Feb 09, 2005 (8:36 am)
Got some help from the other posts....
If a 1999.5-2001 Pathfinder exhibits steering
and/or body vibration while driven (without
braking) at speeds between 60 and 70 MPH, the
cause(s) may be:
- Road input (road surface imperfections)
- Out-of-balance front or rear tires/wheels
- Insufficient steering rack sliding force
- Tire flat spotting
- Excessive tire Radial Force Variations (RFV)
The last part (RFV) is where they look to index or
match balance your tires and if that still doesn't
work, they replace your tires.
Thanks for posting this.
#7772 of 8191 DASHBOARD/PILLAR NOISE
Feb 09, 2005 (5:40 pm)
I RECENTLY PURCHASED A 2005 XE,SO FAR SO GOOD EXCEPT FOR THE NOISE COMING FROM EITHER THE DASH OR THE PILLAR. IT HAS A VIBRATING/RATTLING NOISE.
HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS PROBLEM. IS IT A WARRANTY ISSUE?
Feb 09, 2005 (7:15 pm)
I'm looking to purchase an XE in the next weeks. Care to share pricing/options?
#7774 of 8191 Re: XE Pricing [exoman1]
Feb 11, 2005 (5:52 pm)
I PAID $26,000. IT HAS AIR BAG OPTION. JUST THE BASIC ITEMS. BOUGHT IT IN DEC. WHEN SALES WERE SLOW AT DEALERSHIPS. THERE WAS NO INCENTIVES AS THIS IS A NEW SUV. GOT A GOOD FINANCE RATE. DID NOT LET DEALER STRONGARM ME WITH TYPICAL TACTICS. GO IN WITH AN ARRAY OF RESEARCH AND ATTITUDE.
#7775 of 8191 Re: XE Pricing [joedel]
Feb 14, 2005 (3:39 pm)
Thanks joedel. Did you get the 3rd seat? In my estimation, that's a lot of SUV for $26,000! Thanks again....