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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#8167 of 8191 Re: 2012 Nissan Pathfinder [sebring95]
Jul 17, 2011 (7:07 am)
You are correct: the Crossover product segment has been expanding at a rapid clip. Do you know why? The demand is immense....the demand is for an *urban* vehicle with good gas mileage.
Clearly Nissan had to make a decision: stay truck based or convert to a car chassis. Based on your earlier post, it appears that Nissan has chosen to compete with the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer and Dodge Durango.
IMHO, Nissan has made the right decision. If you need a SUV with serious offroading capability, please consider the redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee:
#8168 of 8191 Re: 2012 Nissan Pathfinder [vrm]
Jul 17, 2011 (8:10 am)
Nissan already has the Murano to compete with the Highlander/Pilot/et al. Toyota has held onto the 4Runner so I see no reason Nissan shouldn't as well. I've had a JGC...one was enough. It's car-based as well and not as tough as they pretend it is. Even less so with the latest revision.
#8169 of 8191 Re: bminn- transmission cooler [xplorx4]
Jul 21, 2011 (4:20 pm)
I put 145,000 mi on my 98 LE before a major leak in the tranny required a replacement. The shop where I did it (Palm Springs - yes, I was on a road-trip) recommended a transmission cooler which they put in while doing the tranny. It adds a roughly 10" x 10" radiator in front of the main radiator and lines back to the trans. It was cheap ($40 parts and about 15min labor) but then I was doing a full main and 4wd tranny replacement ($950 for the tranny and a lot of labor) so they cut me a break. After about 1000mi I spotted a very small leak, took it back and they tightened the coller line couplings. Since then I'm up to 151,000 with no problems. My driving takes me over I40 between the Bay Area and southwest Colorado as well as some 10k passes in Colorado so the cooler seems to have been a good addition. I will be flushing the tranny about every year just to keep the lines and interior channels clear. The shop owner told me that the dealer where he got the take-out replacement transmission (it's taken out of an SUV that is headed for the scrap heap but the tranny is fine) said that year and model Pathfinder is known for poor cooling and a separate cooler is a very good idea. I agree completely with xplor4 that it's a good bit of protection. Good luck.
Aug 04, 2011 (3:17 pm)
My 2002 pathfinder ac will blow cold air and then just start blowing hot air for a little bit and then go back to blowing cold air does anyone know what could be causing this. Please help
#8171 of 8191 AC fan stopped working
Aug 05, 2011 (11:59 am)
One day the a/c and heater just stopped blowing air on my 2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4x4. When I am driving above 50 mph depending on what temperature I set it at, I can slightly feel some air (ie. if I have the temp at 60 I can feel cold air if I have the temp at 90 I can feel hot air). If the car isn't in motion there is no air what so ever coming out of the vents. I checked all the fuses and all the connections to see if maybe some wires were just bad and everything turned out fine. It doesn't seem to be an electrical issue because the digital dash is showing everything. I can lower and raise the temperature turn it on auto and econ etc... but nothing is coming out of the vents. My defrost is also not working. Any help would be so great. I just don't know what it could be.
#8172 of 8191 Re: AC fan stopped working [franko76]
Aug 06, 2011 (3:48 am)
I have the same exact truck, and had the same exact problem last year. In my case the fan motor needed to be replaced. The air you feel coming in at highway speeds is being vented in from outside the truck. Once you have completed the repair, please post here again as to what the exact problem was and cost to repair as it will potentially help other users, thanks!
#8173 of 8191 Re: AC fan stopped working [franko76]
Aug 08, 2011 (7:12 pm)
Had the same exact thing happen in my 2001 SE 4x4. Fan just stopped working, and have to rely on the highway to get AC or Heat from the speed pushing it through. Confirmed, the motor is shot. If your under warranty They own it. If not, try junk yards but I haven't had much luck as this appears to be a part looked for often..do I smell another recall NISSAN
#8174 of 8191 front strut tower housing
Aug 18, 2011 (1:31 pm)
Any Canadian PF owners receive the letter from Nissan Canada Inc. regarding "corrosion that may cause strut tower housing damage" ?
#8175 of 8191 Re: front strut tower housing [pathalogical]
Aug 18, 2011 (4:20 pm)
I'm in new england and received the interim notice and was about ready to move West so took it in to have it checked out, mind you after it had been inspected for the move, and it's unrepairable..not too happy about any of this
#8176 of 8191 Re: front strut tower housing [bleujai]
Aug 24, 2011 (12:08 pm)
I am in NY state, received the same notice, what are they going to do for you since they say it is unrepairable? I have 2 pathfinder 97 & 99. I am just curious if they are going to make it right with you somehow?