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#7933 of 8191 Got my 2005 LE DVD & Navi
Aug 18, 2005 (6:34 pm)
I took delivery of my new 2005 LE (DVD & Navi) tonight.
To replace my Pathfinder 2003 LE I was torn between the 4Runner and the Pathfinder. The 4Runner might have an edge on the Pathfinder (or so says most reviews) but the Pathfinder represents a terrific value. The price was good and I got a terrific package for the price.
My 2003 Pathy was great, not a problem in almost 3 years! regular maintenance that's it !! The lease was over and the buy-back value was way too high...
I agree that the ride is trucky but it IS a truck !!! I want it beefy, powerful (to tow my 3000lbs boat) so I have no trouble accepting this kind of ride. I am happy that Nissan came back to the frame setup
One question: The navigation system contains many errors (like wrong route number, stupid directions errors). Is there a way that the navigation system be updated by inserting an updated navi data CD in the reader ??
#7934 of 8191 Re: Pricing increase on 05 Pathfinder?????? [brewboy74]
Aug 20, 2005 (9:40 pm)
I just purchased the 05 LE 4X4 and yes, the price went up mid-year $250 + the destination charge went up $40. I paid it for a car that was 4 days old. I could have saved money by buying a car sitting on the lot for 60 days, but chose not to for the latter production run vehicle.
#7935 of 8191 Re: 2005 pathfinder rattles and squeaks [05pathfinderse]
Aug 22, 2005 (9:04 pm)
I also have an 05 pathy with noise(rattle) from front passenger area. The techs have found the noise using a special microphone system. It was located in the area where the firewall and two other panels come together. They want to drill out the welds and take it apart. Not letting them because I don't feel that welds done in the factory should have to be redone! I am not comfortable with the structure of the car being opened up like that. If nissan wanted the part to come apart it would be bolted not welded together. I am in the process of seeing if there is an alternative fix otherwise nissan is buying the car back. I think they my have a manufacturing issue. It could be a piece of metal, a bolt, or a bad weld. But, its frustrating the car is two weeks old. I could understand a component or part or something loose, but something in a part of the vehicle that has been welded together and sealed in my mind should not be opened back up. who's to say that the new welds will be as strong as the manufactured ones or that the structure will perform as intended or engineered from the factory. I am not risking my family or friends. Although on a plus side my dealership has perfomed great service wise. they have been keeping updated, honest and up front, and put me in a rental as soon as they could. keep you posted, your car could have the same defect. I know the nissan engineers are involved with this one.
#7938 of 8191 1999 SE- Makes Screeching Noise at 45 MPH
Aug 25, 2005 (5:53 am)
It does not sound like a belt screeching more like a saw cutting metal sound but it only happens when the car is shifting at around 45 and I am accelerating. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
#7939 of 8191 my 2005 pathfinder neeeds help
Aug 25, 2005 (9:51 pm)
went to the dealer for the 4th time and complained again about the problem with the instrument panel lights specially the turn lights witch when activated blinks then stops blinking then blinks again. also from time to time , different indicator lights in the instrument panel lights up .Aside from this , the car loses power (somewhat hesitates)when changing gears then after losing power it somewhat surges forward as if it was pushed from behind. The dealer told me they cannot duplicate the problem (these things did not happen while it was in the dealership)so nothing was done. They just did the recall for the reprograming of the vdc.
i even ask another dealership about this and they told me that they will not be able to fix it until they can duplicate the problem also.
I also have noise(squeaking) from dashboard passenger area which appears intermittently and just on certain road conditions but more on cemented raods than on asphalt roads
has anyone had these problems with there 2005 path.
really need help.
thanks : :
#7940 of 8191 Re: 2005 pathfinder rattles and squeaks [sigb52]
Aug 25, 2005 (9:55 pm)
are you by any chance living near Houston and your dealership is located there too? your dealers service dept seem nice and accomodating.
my dealership sucks. have the same problem with the squeaking sound on the passenger side and passenger side dash and told me they cannot pinpoint exact location and bring it back when the noise becomes louder.
#7941 of 8191 Re: 2005 pathfinder rattles and squeaks [05pathfinderse]
Aug 26, 2005 (1:39 pm)
I have a rattle problem that is exactly the same as sigb52 (#7935). The Nissan technician used a microphone and pinpointed the exact same place as described by sigb52 (area where the firewall and two other panels come together). I also feel the same way as sigb52. Drilling or using a blowtorch to take apart a welded piece raises serious safety concerns. On a positive note, my Nissan dealership has been very honest and informative about the problem. They are trying to work with Nissan engineers to solve this problem.
#7942 of 8191 Re: 2005 pathfinder rattles and squeaks [sigb52]
Aug 31, 2005 (9:12 am)
Thanks so much for the info! Thanks to dna as well. I just picked up my pathfinder from service today. The report states that the tech found some part of the glove compartment door was in contact with the rest of the dash. They insulated the area. The rattle seemed much improved after leaving the lot, but by the time I got home (20 minutes) it was as loud as ever. The rattle seems to take some time to appear after the car has been sitting. It also intensifies when coasting or applying brakes. Sounds like a loud tapping noise. Is this similar to what you are experiencing? I am just about ready to bring it to another dealer (4th time in for rattles). I am going back this afternoon and insisting that one of the techs take a ride with me so I can point out the noise. These rattles and are driving me crazy! I hope your situations work out well. Please let me know how it turns out.