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#224 of 2771 Recall Alert
Sep 15, 2001 (4:44 am)
Recall Alert: NISSAN PATHFINDER
Owner Notification Date: 9/11/2001
Number of Units Potentially Affected: 31,000
Component Description: STRUCTURE:HATCHBACK HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
NHTSA Campaign Number: 01V282000
Description of Recall Campaign:
Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles. 2001 model year Nissan Pathfinder
vehicles manufactured from December 20, 2000, through June 8, 2001, and 2001
model year Infiniti QX4 vehicles manufacturer from January 8 to June 8, 2001.
Some of the brackets used to attach the two gas struts to the rear door (hatch)
may not have been made to specification. At high ambient temperature, the
increase in gas pressure in the strut(s) may cause one or both brackets to bend,
resulting in the struts detaching from the bracket(s) when opening or closing
the rear door.
If both struts detach from the brackets, the door will rapidly fall down and
possibly strike someone, possibly causing serious injury.
Dealers will replace the brackets for the struts free of charge.
Owner notification is expected to begin during September 2001. Owners who
take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and
do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Nissan at
1-800-647-7261. Hawaiian residents should call 1-808-836-0888. Also contact
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at
#225 of 2771 Service manual
Sep 18, 2001 (10:29 am)
Can anyone tell me if the Service Manual CD for a 2001 PF. LE. can be read by a Mac. My only other option seems to be about $400 (Can) for the three volume book. Have always purchased the SM for my current vehicle and have never paid more the $60, guess it's the new world.
#226 of 2771 cd service manual
Sep 18, 2001 (11:37 am)
Minimum requirements are windows 95,98,NT. 486 or pentium pc.
Or e-mail: Nissantweddle.com and they might have a suggestion.
This is the Pub. co. for the cd.
#227 of 2771 CD service manual
Sep 19, 2001 (4:39 pm)
Mark I received the following from Nissan tweddle
"I did a little research at our company and this is the answer I received:
The short answer is "yes, sort of."
The install program is a .exe file which will not install on a Mac.
However, the ESM is actually Pdf-based, which will function on either
platform. So, while you cannot "install" the ESM as designed, you can still
access the ESM information without trouble ( I did this on the G4 located in
Thanks for the help.
#228 of 2771 RE: Replacement Tires
Sep 20, 2001 (5:11 am)
Purchased a '97 LE in March '01. Vehicle had new Bridgestone Dueller H/L tires. I was unable to find a tire dealer who would give me trade in value against a set of Michelins.... so I kept the Bridgestones. The tires ride smooth (30psi) and perform well in rain.
I recently researched Tire Rack's customer surveys and was happy to see customer satisfaction with H/L tires was second only to Michelin LTX M/S. As I understand it, the H/L tires are a different breed of cat -- and really are a premium tire. They should be given their retail price !
We'll see how they perform this winter in Missouri.
Sep 22, 2001 (9:46 am)
Question...I've got an 01' SE and the dealer is setting tire pressure to 30 psi as the manual calls for. The tire side wall, Dunlop Grand Trek 255/65/16, indicates upto 51 psi. That's a hugh difference and I currently have about 45 psi and the truck seems to ride and handle much better. Anybody have any good insight?
#230 of 2771 tire pressure
Sep 23, 2001 (7:10 am)
Hey JMSSMITHBC1... the manual doesn't call for 30psi. It calls for 26 psi cold (when the tire is not heated by driving). You can also find this in the driver's side door jamb or glove box. The 51 psi you speak of is what the tire manufacturer calls for w/ MAX LOAD. The PF is nowhere near max load. If you read on the tire it should say max pressure "something" psi at max load "something" lbs. Every manufacturer has a recommended psi for their vehicle unless their vehicle is MAX LOAD for that tire. This is what the manufacturer has determined will give you the best handling for this specific vehicle. Most SUVs have a low recommended psi because it makes them more stable & less likely to roll over, among other reasons. The drawback to this is that they will wear out faster.
#231 of 2771 Response to tire pressure
Sep 24, 2001 (5:03 am)
Smokey75 is absolutely correct. Also as further proof the NHTSA says to use the manufacturers recommended limits which are found on the door jamb of the vehicle. For Pathfinders it's 26psi. Those limits are determined by the vehicle weight and typical loads. Based on the conditions your using your vehicle for, it may require adjustments to the tire pressure (i.e. towing, 5 passengers with full cargo).
As a personal preference i set mine to 30psi, since i rarely have a full load or tow anything. I was also noticing a "bouncy" quality at 26psi and had less road feel. At 30psi, i've found a happy medium and feel with normal rotation it should help to keep the tires from abnormal wear.
#232 of 2771 tire pressure
Sep 24, 2001 (10:11 am)
Here's my 2 cents:
I run 35 in the fronts and 30 in the rears.
#233 of 2771 tire pressure - to smithmd
Sep 24, 2001 (10:56 am)
How often do you rotate your tires? Have you noticed any uneven wear on them since you run higher pressures in the front?