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#1165 of 2771 Bose Stereo Run-Around
Dec 18, 2004 (12:29 pm)
We bought our 2001 Nissan Pathfinder in Sept of 02. My wife took it in on Wednesday to have the tires rotated at Goodyear. Of course, they got her to pay for several things that "they found" - one of these things being that one of the wires connected to the battery was "becoming corroded" so she agreed to a $10 charge to clean it. When she picked up the pathfinder, the Bose radio works, but the CD player now no longer does. It displays Err2. It was FINE before she took it in.
So... she went back. They called Bose and Nissan for the unlock/reset code. Neither would provide it. they both said for her to bring it in. So.... she did. Then after an hour and a half said that she would have to have it replaced. She asked for the code which they would not provide her.
CAN ANYONE HELP? I'M SICK OF THE RUNAROUND!
Mike & Jenn
Dec 19, 2004 (7:35 am)
There is no code that I'm aware of. Failure of the 6 disk CD changer is common. Sounds like a coincidence to me that it failed when the Goodyear shop was extracting money from your wife.
#1167 of 2771 Re: Bose Stereo Run-Around [mbenson]
Dec 20, 2004 (8:50 am)
That is what happend to my '01 LE under similar circumstances. I had to disconnect my negative cable (changed In-cabin Filter per instructions) and when reconnecting it sparked about three times as I was wiggling it to fit in. After that, my CD changer had the ERR2.
There are no codes or reset mechanisms. Had to bring to Nissan Dealer to replace whole unit. Replaced with refurbished unit and sent old CD Changer off to Clarion. It is a Clarion problem and they are the only ones that can fix it. They sent my stuck CD's back after serveral months. Mine was covered under warranty thank goodness.
So, be careful when connecting battery cables on the Pathies with CD Changers. Don't spark the connection too many times.
#1168 of 2771 Re: Update on last post [laundryguy]
Dec 20, 2004 (9:47 am)
I was recetly diagnosed with a shot resonator. Actually Nissan diagnosed both front and back (part #s 20020 and 20010)totalling $1000 in parts alone. Is this something I should have Nissan take care of or take a chance with a shop. I do not have faith in any shops in Chicago I have been to. Also, one shop wanted what the parts are called as opposed to the Nissan part #s. Can you help me with those as well? Your help is appreciated.
#1169 of 2771 Re: Update on last post [potasnj]
Dec 21, 2004 (11:13 am)
I took my truck in for an oil change and was told i had a leak in my cadelatic converter. Well I just took it to Nissan today to have it fixed, they said it was my resonator and that it was not covered by my warrant, i have a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder w/55K miles on it. they quoted me $610!! I am going to take it somewhere else before dishing out $610!
#1170 of 2771 01 Pathfinder - poor fuel mileage in winter??
Dec 26, 2004 (11:16 am)
When I bought the car I got about 270 miles to a tank. Started to see that slip a little after the 1st year I had the vehicle, but still around 240 - 250 mile/tank. Last winter and now this winter, I barely get over 210 miles to a tank. Dealer tells me it is "oxygenated" gas. Says, service stations use this gas during the cold weather and as a result, you get poor mileage. Can anyone confirm this or is it a bunch of BS?
Also, have been dealing with a tempermental SES light as I posted earlier. Could bad O2 sensors cause this loss of fuel ecomomy??
#1171 of 2771 Re: Update on last post [potasnj]
Dec 26, 2004 (2:18 pm)
I can give you the name and number of a very fine shop that is owner run in the Lincolnshire, IL area if you are interested.
We have had nothing but good experiences with him.
Let me know if you want the contact info.
#1172 of 2771 cv axle/wheel bearing problem
Dec 26, 2004 (3:07 pm)
I have a 2001 nissan pathfinder 48K miles. About a year ago had an accident where they had to replace basically the whole left driver side suspension.
I'm now having problem with squeaking while turning on low speed with 4wd engaged.
I took it to two mechanics:
First one wanted to replace just the strut mount and second wanted to replace the cv axle, lower ball joint, and front wheel bearing.
I don't quite understand the mechanical portion of this problem. The nissan dealer stated (if I understood it correctly) that the pathfinder does not have a ball joint--has a strut instead.
Any suggestions/comments/solutions? any input greatly appreciated.
#1173 of 2771 Re: 01 Pathfinder - poor fuel mileage in winter?? [eaglefan55]
Dec 28, 2004 (7:38 am)
Winter gas will reduce mileage slightly...and so will bad O2 sensors. I had been noticing a gradual but significant drop in fuel mileage over the last few months and suspected something was up. Sure enough, the SES light came on and didn't go off. I knew from a similar experience a year ago that it was probably the O2 sensors again. Took it in and they confirmed that the rear sensors were bad ( I think the front sensors were replaced last time). I'll be doing a back to back check on mileage to confirm improvement. If same as last time, it will jump significantly.
#1174 of 2771 Steering rack problem...?
Dec 28, 2004 (7:42 am)
I have a minor but annoying problem with my 01 Pathfinder LE. I've noticed that there is a weird "gap" in the steering feel when returning to the on-center position which is very noticeable when turning tightly, say in a parking lot. You can feel it almost like a bump in the steering feedback...with absolutely no noise associated with it...just the feel. The dealer also felt it and tried to tighten the steering rack. It is reduced somewhat but hasn't gone away. Any ideas?