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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
Feb 17, 2009 (5:25 am)
I drive a 98 SE with 265,000 miles. Just trying to keep the thing going till I get back to work. I hit a bad pothole the other day and the ABS light came on. I took it to my local shop, but the mechanic says I have to take it to Nissan- he can't fix it.
He says I will still have braking, just not ABS braking. Assuming I won't be driving on ice and snow, can I get by without ABS, or will my 'normal' braking be affected? I don't want to drive unsafe, but I don't want to drop $900 now if I can get by.
#8141 of 8191 Re: ABS light came on [hutchscout]
Feb 17, 2009 (9:27 am)
Depending on exactly what the problem is, your mechanic may be correct, but how is that you are assuming the repair will cost $900? Even if it does cost $900, is it worth the risk of an accident and possible injury? Also think of the risk of being sued for negligience if you hurt someone and they find out your ABS system was not working and you ignored it? There's a lot more than $900 at risk.
#8142 of 8191 Re: ABS light came on [shark715]
Feb 19, 2009 (1:24 pm)
Can you really sue someone because they didn't get their ABS system fixed ? Is ABS required by law ? What if the owner can't afford to repair the problem ? There are many cars out there without ABS, should they be sued ? There are new cars that have ABS as an option, if a new car buyer chooses not to have the ABS, should they be sued for not selecting that option ? ABS does not prevent car accidents. People that have 100 % perfectly working ABS still get into car accidents. Most accidents are caused by driver inattention/distraction, failing to adjust to poor weather, not maintaining proper following distance etc....
#8143 of 8191 Re: ABS light came on [pathalogical]
Feb 19, 2009 (2:14 pm)
You can sue someone for just about anything...the issue is what are your chances of prevailing in your law suit. Let's say you skid into someone, they get hurt very badly, the police investigating the accident note that your ABS is not working and note it on the accident report, and the attorney for the person you hit notices it and is able to convice a jury that if you had repaired your ABS for a few hundred dollars your truck would have not skidded as bad and there would have been no acccident that caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills and permanently ruined someone's life. With those or similar facts a good attorney could certainly gain the sympathy of a jury. Ask any attorney to explain the risk to you. ABS can and does prevent accidents every day. Do you think you would be held any less responsible if you tried to argue that you could not afford the repair?
#8144 of 8191 05 pathfinder, 106k mi., trans fluid in coolant
Apr 06, 2009 (5:34 pm)
hi, my friend has a problem, a check engine light came on, the shop diagnosed the rubber part in the thermostat deformed and it stuck open.
since the rad cap seal was deformed also (from trans fluid leaking into the coolant)
i was curious how many other parts are affected by the fluid?
(i told her to replace the radiator, cap, water pump and heater hoses too).
she will have to go back to the dealer for a trans flush, pepboys doesn't do a sealed tranny.
#8145 of 8191 tire pressure light on
Aug 19, 2009 (8:36 am)
my 2005 nissan pathfinders low tire light will come on only when it is driven in the rain any suggestions?
#8146 of 8191 2010 model year changes for the Pathfinder
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 19, 2009 (9:49 am)
Revisions for 2010 include:
Moonroof standard on Pathfinder LE V6
Navigation system standard on Pathfinder LE V8
New LE V8 Value Package added, featuring DVD player, 7-inch color monitor for rear passengers and moonroof
New SE Premium Journey Package, featuring 17-inch machined aluminum-alloy wheels, RearView Monitor, roof rack crossbars, 10-speaker Bose® audio system, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately), Bluetooth® and Intelligent Key
One new exterior color – Dark Slate
Simplified exterior and interior color combinations
#8147 of 8191 1994 Pathfinder backfiring
Oct 22, 2009 (6:40 pm)
My 1994 pathfinder started backfiring the other day. It only happens when letting off the gas and letting the car coast. I have done a search on the entire pathfinder forum for "backfiring" and it only brings up one post!! Is this such an unusual thing for a pathfinder to do? Or is the answer so obvious that I'm the only one that had to ask? What would be my starting point for searching for the problem?
#8148 of 8191 high mileage pathfinders
Oct 31, 2009 (6:46 am)
how many miles are too high in a used Pathfinder and what problems to expect? What if the car doesn't have complete service records? How much can I negoiate the price down based on that?
#8149 of 8191 05 nissan pathy squeaky drive shaft
Nov 11, 2009 (10:59 am)
My pathfinder has 93k miles is 2wd,automatic,v6. Lately I've noticed a squeak at very slow speeds such as when pulling into my garage or backing out.Put jack stands under the rear and turned the wheels to see if it was brake related , its not . The squeak is only there when the drive shaft turns. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there a tsb on this problem? any info greatly appreciated.