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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#1147 of 2771 Re: CD Changer and Err2 [viking03]
Dec 07, 2004 (7:06 am)
Yes, my 2002 Pathfinder (65K miles) CD player does exactly the same thing. I've contacted several sources, who all tell me that they can get me a refurbished one for $350. A new one is $1800. Like you, I'm reluctant to get a refurbished one, but since you're under warranty, I'd take the free fix over no fix at all. Each company that I've contacted regarding repairing mine has said that in-dash changers in general will fail within about 2 years. Fortunately, my changer hasn't failed, i.e. jammed, but just has the playing problem in cold weather.
In response to your question regarding "how" they will refurbish the player, they will not just clean it up and send it back. They will send you a refurbished unit (not repair and return). It is one that has been brought back to original standards and passed testing. There is no way to tell what problem it had prior to being refurbished.
I tried the lens cleaner idea, too, and it yielded absolutely no benefit.
If I were you, I would have the dealer address your problem under warranty, even if it means that you receive a refurbished one. Then, since you're under warranty, consider buying Nissan's extended warranty on the entire vehicle, making sure that it covers electronics. I did that with my Odyssey, and it paid off. Cars are so expensive to repair if just one thing goes bad. I recommend calling at least 5 dealerships to find the best price on Nissan's extended warranty. I did that with my Honda, and I got a 100K warranty for $880, compared to other dealer quotes between $1200 and $1500. Shopping around paid off. Also, don't believe them when they say you're getting the "employee price", as it was $1200. Like I said, I got mine for $880.
Good luck! Let me know how your replacement unit works! I'd be interested in finding out how successful it is!
#1148 of 2771 Re: check engine soon light [lbinh]
Dec 07, 2004 (8:13 am)
Well, after another gas fillup and used 3/4 of that new tank the SES light has turned off by itself and I passed inspection (as I anticipated). The light resets after 3/4 tank of new gas is used up.
I can only conclude, now after a few SES lights, that my LE is overly sensitive to gas quality(cheap brand or not). Probably due to components wearing out (O2 sensors) but not completely failed. I always use Unleaded Plus 89 Octane.
#1149 of 2771 Re: check engine soon light [lbinh]
Dec 08, 2004 (10:13 am)
That's good news. Glad to hear your light went out. My light has been out for 2 weeks or so.
I will continue to use premium fuel and every few months I will add in a bottle of fuel cleaner just for grins. You would think the dealers would suggest you try that first, before doing anything else.
#1150 of 2771 Re: Transmission Slipping [dajwildcat]
Dec 08, 2004 (1:42 pm)
I have the same problem with my 02 pathfinder LE. I am having the dealership check into this and they are going to check it when it is cold. He suggested selenoids that control the shifting. I will find out more later. I have ~ 50K on mine.
Dec 08, 2004 (5:45 pm)
Ref my message # 1136. The SES light went out today by itself. This was after my trip from Florida and fourth fill up. Don't know why the light suddenly disappeared, but thankful it didn't cost me another $300. Maybe I got bad gas in S. Carolina. I think I'll use Blawson's tip and put a bottle of fuel cleaner every now and then. Does this work similar to dry gas? If I seem stupid, it's because I am when it comes to cars. Buddy
#1152 of 2771 Re: 2001 Pathfinder Front End Problems [sallen462]
Dec 13, 2004 (2:00 pm)
Sallen, did you ever find out what the problem with the handling/steering is? I have a 01 LE and I am experiencing the exact same difference that you describe. You are not imagining things. One day my pathfinder just started handling like a completely different vehicle. I took it into my local dealer's service dept. and they said everything was fine. Any ideas?
#1153 of 2771 Re: SES light [buddyg] & Dry Gas
Dec 13, 2004 (4:08 pm)
I don't think the dry gas stuff cleans your injectors. I could be wrong. Take a look at the instructions on the bottle. It should say one way or the other.
I've only used the dry gas stuff a couple of times. When it gets too cold, I just usually make sure the tank is at least half full.
#1154 of 2771 Re: 95 Pathfinder engine size [xplorx4]
Dec 13, 2004 (4:51 pm)
thank you xplorx4 im getting to know my truck a little bit better.
Dec 13, 2004 (8:12 pm)
My check engine light comes on and my speedometer does not work. I have replaced the speed sensor and still does not work. Does anyone have any suggestions what it is?
1994 PF with 5 speed manual and 4X4.
#1156 of 2771 2001 Pathfinder LE - O2 Sensor problem (SES light is on)
Dec 14, 2004 (12:43 pm)
Need some guidance on this - -2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4x4 - 46K miles - Initially started getting very poor gas mil age, then started seeing a SES light - Had the ECM decoded, 3 codes appeared - P0140, P0158, P0159 - All having something to do with Oxygen sensors. Dealer tells me that the right and left lower O2 sensors are bad. Replacement at the dealer will cost $600. After doing some research, I found O2 sensors at a reasonable price and could easily do the job myself. I could replace all 4 sensors for under $300. The part I have a question about is the ECM, he said something about re programming the ECM with new software. Can I replace the O2 sensors without doing this, or is this a mandatory procedure???