Last post on Nov 27, 2012 at 10:22 AM
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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#8180 of 8189 Re: Longevity/Reliability? [john660]
Sep 15, 2011 (11:17 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.
#8181 of 8189 Re: Longevity/Reliability? [nzmaverick]
Sep 15, 2011 (11:42 am)
Don't expect you'll be able to buy a new one at that point. 2013 Pathfinder (or whatever they call it) will be a grocery-getter cross-over type thing. The mid-size SUV market will be dead at that point. Having good luck with my '08 now at 55k miles. Great performance and 19-21mpg on my commute in a 4x4 is impressive. My last truck barely turned 15mpg and didn't have the oomph that this does.
#8182 of 8189 Re: Longevity/Reliability? [nzmaverick]
Sep 15, 2011 (6:06 pm)
I have an 03 pathy and no trouble Icheck all my fluids top them off change the filter and oil every 3,000 miles .I plan to get 200,000 miles out of this baby . my wifes sonata 4 cyl has 127 ,000 miles and no trouble with just the same oil changes I do myself. I don't even think Ill have a full tune up until I reach 150,000 if I need it because it runs so well . My theory is these cars and trucks are perfect when they are from the factory to the new owners hands, then when the first service is due for a transmission bull flush or fuel injectors service clean jobs , then its all over the car now is never going to be the same once these so called mechanics rushed for time on there Jobs and could CARE less about tightening things with a torque wrench . just matter of time
#8183 of 8189 Re: front strut tower housing [bleujai]
Mar 13, 2012 (9:34 am)
I just brought my 2000 Pathfinder in to get checked for the recall yesterday. They tell me that the rust from the strut tower has also eroded the frame of the car and it is un-repairable! Next step is to call in some "expert" from Nissan to make the determination. Then they will apparantly "buy me out". This sounds like they want me to buy a new car. (which I'm not). I loved this car and can't afford a new one. Anyone else have this happen? They said this could take weeks and they have given me a rental at no charge. I'm in CT, by the way.
#8184 of 8189 Re: front strut tower housing [eyeh91158]
Mar 13, 2012 (2:20 pm)
there is a recall on that strut and they must by law of the national safety counsel fix it , I checked under my fender wells and on top at the strut I'm lucky they Are like new on a 2003 pathfinder,
Owners of model year 1996-2004 Nissan Pathfinder and 1997-2003 Infiniti QX4 SUVs should be expecting a letter from their dealerships or Nissan/Infiniti next month.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined that road salt and melted snow can build in the strut housing causing it to corrode and possibly crack. This can result in grinding noises, increased steering effort, and even the loss of steering.
About 225,650 Pathfinders from model years 1996-2004 and about 45,330 Infiniti QX4 SUVs from model years 1997 to 2003 are affected in the U.S. and Canada.
A notification letter will be sent to customers affected by the recall on or before May 16, 2011, or owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261. Nissan will inspect the strut housing and repair the problem free of charge.
Read more: http://blogs.automotive.com/strut-housing-corrosion-leads-to-nissan-pathfinder-i- nfinite-qx4-recalls-12344.html#ixzz1p2B7OpGA
#8185 of 8189 transmission problem on 2006 pathfinder
May 20, 2012 (11:52 am)
I HAVE JUST BOUGHT ONE UNIT OF THIS JEEP FROM TEXAS AND THE FIRST PROBLEM NOTICED WAS THAT THERE WAS A MIX OF WATER FROM THE RADIATOR TO THE TRASMISSION SYSTEM.
THIS WAS DRAINED AND THE REPAIR WAS MADE TO AVOID THE LEAKAGE OF WATER.
WHAT I NOTICED WAS THAT THE TRANSMISSION IS ALREADY BAD .
I AM IN NIGERIA AND MY LOCAL MACHANIC ADVICED FOR A COMPLETE CHANGE OF THE TRANSMISSION.
HOW DO WE MANAGE THIS PROBLEM.
IT WAS ALSO DISCOVERED THAT MAJORITY OF THESE MODEL HAVE SIMILAR PROBLEM.
THE INVESTMENT IS ALREADY MADE .
HOW DO WILL RECTIFY THIS.
#8186 of 8189 transmission problem on 2006 pathfinder
May 20, 2012 (11:56 am)
NISSAN SHOULD SOLVE THIS PROBLEM IMMEDIATELY AND ADVICE CUSTOMERS ALREADY HAVIVING THE PROBLEM ON THE WAY FORWARD.
THIS IS REQUIRED TO RETAIN CUSTOMERS LOYALTY.
#8187 of 8189 Re: tires(zekecl) [ds532]
Aug 10, 2012 (12:53 pm)
I have a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder and your saying that P255/70 R16 will fit the pathfinder SE with no problems?
#8188 of 8189 Re: transmission problem on 2006 pathfinder [poa]
Aug 10, 2012 (2:15 pm)
they are hoping your warranty runs out first so your stuck with the bill
Nov 27, 2012 (10:22 am)
Looks like next year I'll be looking to replace the original tires. Just wondering what fellow PFers have chosen. Likes or even dislikes after a purchase. The factory tires are Dunlop Grandtrek TG35. I'm interested in same size, all season replacements (P245/70R16). Started checking some online reviews of major brands, but too many mixed messages; one says they're great, the next says they're no good. Thanks !
2003 PF in Toronto.