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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#2316 of 2771 Re: Thanks warranty question [khurram]
Sep 13, 2007 (3:49 am)
I have a '06 pathfinder with app. 28k miles. This truck has been a bit of a disappointment so far. I had Isuzus for a dozen years previous, best quality ever, too bad they left the US marketplace.
My pathfinder has developed an incredible vibration when braking from say highway speeed to 30 or so, evident there though not as pronounced. My guess is warped rotors. I called for service yesterday and found that rotors were only warranteed for 18k miles. Mine were ok then. Does anyone know if this is true? I had a 2000 Acura with warped rotors and they were replaced FREE at 44k miles. Is Nissan really this much of a mickey mouse car maker? I was at the dealership yesterday testing a new maxima, after this episode, went down the street and signed on for another acura tl. Thanks for the input
#2317 of 2771 Re: Thanks warranty question [newro]
Sep 13, 2007 (4:26 am)
You mentioned you also warped the rotors on your Acura. Is Are you hard on your brakes? You can warp the rotors on any car or light truck by overheating the brakes, although clearly some models are more prone to this than others. Regarding the warranty, check your warranty book. I think you will find that your dealer is incorrect, and that the rotors are warranteed for 3 years/36K miles. As for Acura replacing the rotors free at 44K miles, ins't that because your Acura was warranteed for 4 year/50k miles?
#2318 of 2771 05 Pathfinder Cluncking when steering being turned
Sep 14, 2007 (5:59 pm)
I have been having a problem with my 2005 pathfinder. When I reverse the truck slows up and I have to go all the way down on the gas to get it to continue reversing. When I turn the wheel I hear clunking noises and the car seems like it is going to stall. I took it to the dealership and they said they fixed it. The next day it worked for a while then started doing the same thing again. The noise is so pronounced that people in the street are looking at me. I have to take the car back to the shop. Does anyone know what this problem is? I think the dealership is giving me the run around.
#2319 of 2771 thunking noise issue solved
Sep 15, 2007 (10:55 am)
the thunking noise over bumps was due to the undercarriage spare wheel bracket which had moved over the differential.
#2320 of 2771 Maintaince question
Sep 15, 2007 (11:01 am)
My nissan pathfinder 2001 has 63,000.
How necessary is it to change the differntial oil-I do not know if I have lsd, any way I can find out.
Change the coolant, it looks clean
change the auto transmission fluid.
change the fuel filter.
Have changed the air and micro cabin filter, got the visual inspection done.
thanks for your help.
#2321 of 2771 Re: Maintaince question [khurram]
Sep 15, 2007 (11:44 am)
I have the same year Pathfinder. If your truck is equipped with an LSD, there should be an orange tag on your rear differential that says "Use only LSD oil". Also, when both rear wheels are off the ground if they spin in the same direction you have an LSD. If they spin in the opposite direction, you have an "open" rear differential. If you have an LSD, Nissan's maintenance schedule calls for the gear oil to be changed every 30k miles. If not, Nissan doesn't call for the gear oil to be changed, but given the minimal expense it would not be a bad idea after 6 years and 63K miles.
#2322 of 2771 thanks found the orange sticker
Sep 15, 2007 (12:28 pm)
Thanks for replying back so fast
yes, found the orange sticker. It was dirty, could barely read it. Took if off, cleaned it and saw it says use lsd only.
have you changed the coolant, fuel filter, auto transmission oil.
Sep 15, 2007 (12:42 pm)
Yes, I've had my mechanic do all the maintenance per Nissan's recomendations. One additional item I would recommend is doing a complete transmission fluid replacement, rather than just a drain and refill. A drain and refill won't replace the trans fluid in your torque converter. Cost is $100-150 at garages and trans shops that have the equipment to do it. Especially given the cost of a trans rebuild, it seems silly to only change part of the fluid, and oxidized trans fluid is the #1 cause of transmission failures.
Sep 15, 2007 (12:48 pm)
thanks very much
will look into that
#2325 of 2771 2001 Pathfinder question.
Sep 18, 2007 (2:24 pm)
My 01 with 1008K miles is showing a P0171 (fuel system lean bank 1)code. I'm guessing it is an O2 sensor but it doesn't seem to be getting worse gas millage. It runs a little rough at startup but fine after 30 seconds. Any good ideas on how to fix this? If it is an 02 sensor, which one? Thanks.