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#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?
#8177 of 8191 Re: front strut tower housing [vettelady]
Aug 25, 2011 (7:39 am)
I received a notice for my 2003 pathy , however they said they will notify me with further investigation ,so I'm just waiting , i don't not have any steering problems or noises.
#8178 of 8191 Re: front strut tower housing [99accent]
Aug 26, 2011 (7:01 pm)
I had no steering problems or noises either, but I had a lot of front quarter panel rot, which is the problem..if that goes it puts tension on the front drivers strut..It was a problem...my brake lines were exposed too..if you don't have any rot on the quarter panel on drivers side, wait for their reply, otherwise, bring it in..it's a big dea
#8179 of 8191 Re: front strut tower housing [vettelady]
Aug 26, 2011 (7:42 pm)
One would think they would make it right, but this has been a nightmare.. and they were/are not prepared. NO they did nothing right by me like Toyoto did for their customers..Not 1 dam thing. I can't tell you how much NISSAN will never be in my life again. From a family of Nissan and infinity owners, Never again. If you have front driver side quarter panel rot, it's a problem. You won't get a rental if #1. you don't have Full coverage on your current vehicles, and #2. You don't have a major credit card,for the rental.. as if they think your insurance would cover their vehicle on your policy under a RECALL, No, it doesn't, check with your insurance co. It's a recall, it's their problem. They left me for almost 2 months with nothing to drive, and I live alone .. Yep, they simply don't care, and I called everyone and their uncle. Gave me Kelly blue book, and their military discount, which differs depending on what you buy but it's 6k off a pathfinder.. No thanks, time to move on, SO tired of rot since the Datsun days because they cut corners..check out some of the new ones with the chop job out of factory with steel riveted plates,this is a big Old problem they knew about for a lot longer than recent. They don't care about their customers.. I was lucky, I bartered with another well know SUV Co and they gave me their military discount. Bye to Nissan, happy Now. I have a lot more to add, but I can't.
#8180 of 8191 Re: Longevity/Reliability? [john660]
Sep 15, 2011 (10:17 am)
Hi, I just ticked over 100,000 miles (160,000km's) on my 2008 PF.
I do a lot of long highway driving and have been religious in my fluid changes and have used all premium synthetics (running Mobil 1 for the first 80,000, Castrol Edge last 20,000).
I haven't had it in to a dealer for ANYTHING in those 100,000 miles. I'm still on original plugs etc. I plan on my first "major" service in the next 5-10,000 miles to do the water pump, plugs etc. The pump is a subjective it seems - some say do it at 105,000 others at 120,000. I consider the water pump to be preventative maintenance...
This is a great truck. Drives strong, pulls well. Good MPG, very comfortable (240lbs, 6'2"). I'll probably replace it with another when I get to around 200,000 miles. You wont be disappointed. Just make sure you get a well serviced vehicle if its used.