Last post on Jun 30, 2013 at 8:32 AM
You are in the Nissan Pathfinder
What is this discussion about?
Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#915 of 8191 Pathfinder "shimmy"
Jan 25, 2001 (6:36 pm)
Regretfully, I took Nissan to arbitration over the shimmy problem on my 1999.5 PF. I really liked the car but the shimmy drove me crazy. Nissan insisted it was normal - the rep didn't even test drive my car. Personally, I think that their focus on the tires is all wrong. There is something going on in the drivetrain. Whenever the shimmy started ( between 60-70 mph) the truck would track to the right. I negotiated a settlement. So it goes back to Nissan. I'm tempted to lease a 2001 but I'm not sure that they have cured this problem.
#916 of 8191 raymondm: Pathfinder "shimmy"
Jan 26, 2001 (6:44 am)
That's unfortunate that the problem got that far. The shimmy on my '99.5 was completely fixed and I know that several others on this board have had equal success. Good luck with your up-coming selection. Just out of curiosity, was your '99.5 leased or purchased?
#917 of 8191 PATHFINDER LEASE..TODAY OR NEXT MONTH
Jan 26, 2001 (7:27 am)
I HAVE NEGOTIATED A LEASE ON A 2001 PF SE W/SUNROOF FOR $2000. OUT OF POCKET,36 MONTHS X 15K .PMT OF $369 PER MONTH.I WILL BE PAYING MY LAST 2 REMAINING LEASE PAYMENTS OF 325. EA. DOES THIS SOUND LIKE A GOOD DEAL OR SHOULD I WAIT TILL NEXT MONTH AND SEE HOW PRICES ARE THEN?
#918 of 8191 hitch receiver plug
Jan 26, 2001 (7:51 am)
i had my hitch installed by the dealer. he gave me an infiniti logo plug for the receiver hole, but it's just a rubber plug that fits in there. it was stolen a couple weeks ago, and i'm looking for a full hitch plug that i can lock in there. has anyone seen a hitch plug with an infiniti/nissan logo? maybe a chrome one?
#919 of 8191 Auto headlamp, etc...
Jan 26, 2001 (9:09 am)
Jon, thanks for checking on it. I was hoping there is a potentiometer already built-in so all I have to do is change the resistance level. Your "low tech" suggestion would seem to help. Trying to find the right film would be the hard part.
Pathstar, I agree with you on the time delay. I've noticed other SUV's lights come up earlier than mine, say going through a tunnel at the same. I doubt there is an adjustment for that too, but maybe someone can confirm this.
Update on the cracked windshield: Not under warranty because it was due to a ding, however small. Getting it replaced tomorrow. I checked that I am getting a NISSAN windshield, none of that after market stuff. Can someone suggest anything else I should look out for? Thanks
Also, received the replacement stanchions to install the rear deflector last week. Will try to install this weekend (after a nice car wash-the poor baby has been neglected long enough) and will let you all know how it looks, plus the sunroof deflector and side mouldings.
Jan 26, 2001 (10:00 am)
I think we need to exchange sensors for the autolamps. I had an initial complaint that my autolamp sensor seemed to be too sensitive and the lights seeemed to stay on too much. I haven't paid much attn lately.
BTW on my shimmy. The dealer here balanced my tires and it is 95% gone. It is now only noticeable on rare occasions. I think I will plan to go ahead with the index balance as per the NSB covered on post 538 here. My dealer did admit the NSB and the next step was index balancing.
#922 of 8191 car wash, fuel tank
Jan 26, 2001 (10:21 am)
XPLORER2: I'm in the Braintree area. I heard that there is a good car wash in Allston but that's kind of a hike, not to mention that I don't know where it specifically is.
I filled the tank this morning and it took 19.6 gallons of gas. I drove about 75 miles more, after the low fuel indicator came on. That means I had almost a gallon and a half left, good for at least another 20 miles.
#923 of 8191 PF AWD LE warranty
Jan 26, 2001 (10:56 am)
Negotiated $31,200 for loaded LE AWD 3.9%, everything except NAV & Ent. Pick up this weekend. Anyone use 1SourceAutoWarranty posted on edmunds or WarrantyGold.com for extended warranty for their Pathfinder. The dealer offered me $1500 for 7 year/100,000. These other 3rd party warranty companies are around $900 - any opinions on these?
Normally I would not buy an extend warranty, but when I test drove one last night (not the one I'm buying), the whole electrical system failed. None of the gauges on the dash worked at all (odometer, speedometer, gas gauge, whole 9 yards). Left us stranded on the highway.
#924 of 8191 PF AWD LE warranty - don't do it.
Jan 26, 2001 (11:23 am)
PFs are reliable vehicles. Sure, there will be one or two bad apples, but that's rare. Ask anyone here.
I would not buy the extended warranty... at least not for now. Most of these warranties can be purchased as long as the car is still under the orginal warranty. You don't have to buy it right away.
Here's a better idea: Take the $1500 you were going to spend/finance and put it into a CD or other investment instrument. You won't need it for three years anyway since the factory warranty lasts that long. Then if something happens to happen down the road, you'll have the cash to cover it. But the odds are you won't need to.
Just my 2-cents.