Last post on Aug 26, 2010 at 7:42 PM
You are in the Nissan Pathfinder
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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#13 of 51 jambazi:FAQ-outside temp gauge
Feb 22, 2001 (4:39 am)
I'm sure that your answer to the outside temp gauge question is one possible answer. But, I think that there is more to it. Where I live and drive I don't have to sit in traffic on the 405 freeway (or traffic on any freeway ). If I'm traveling up Interstate 15 at 75 mph for long extended periods it still reads WAY high. I once read someone's hypothesis that, due to the location of the sensor, it may be more accurately reading the road temperature. This MAY explain why it's way to high in hot weather and closer to the actual temp in cool or cold weather.
I guess my point is: you've probably given a pretty good explaination as to how it works, but we still don't have an answer (and maybe there isn't a single answer) as to why so many of us feel that it is inaccurate.
BTW, thanks for your efforts on putting an FAQ together. To bad you can't get a little more cooperation from Edmunds.
#16 of 51 Pathstar - shimmy
Mar 26, 2001 (9:03 am)
I have seen some complaints of the shimmy with the Dunlops and the Toyos as well as the Bridgestones. I had the Bridgestones. I've asked various tire people that I have a good report with and they have all said the same thing: 16" light truck tires are difficult to balance well. I had my Pathfinder for about 15,000 miles before I had the shimmy problem. The Firestone place couldn't fix it. The Nissan dealer tried to balance the tires 4 times to no avail. The Nissan dealer finally sent it to another place that has a Hunter 9700 tires/wheel balancer and they were able to get rid of the shimmy in 1 try. I went back to the Firestone place about 8,000 miles later (still without the shimmy) and told them to do a rotation and oil change. They did a balance and rotation and oil change. The shimmy was back (I wasn't ever charged for the new "balance" job.). My point is that the bigger tires are harder to balance and the shimmy requires nothing more than a shop with one of the Hunter 9700 balance machines to fix. Look on this website to find a dealer with one of these machines:
By the way, I have nothing to do with the Hunter company or Bridgestone...I'm just a fan of their products because they've worked well for me.
Jun 28, 2002 (4:42 pm)
OK, Here we go Pathy owners. I love my truck. But the shimmy is unbearable. It's been a problem for more than 2 years. ( I have a 99.5) Anyway, I have had the Hunter thing done twice, had alignments, two tire changes (Toyo and Bridgestone)and even had the whole steering rack replaced!! The rotors have been checked and everything. Well, I have reached the end of what I will allow the co. to do and you should,too. I won't make any suggestions in this public forum, but you know what I mean. There is no answer. There are a lot of people getting the runaround here and it's unfair. The mechanics have no answers. I've been in two different stated with several mechanics and they can't find a solution. The hunter thing remedies the problem for a few weeks only. I can't stand behind this product as I once did. Not only have they stalled for more than two years, the problem is worse than ever. It takes away from the value of the truck and all of the other positive things the Pathy has to offer.
#19 of 51 re: THE SHIMMY OF DOOM!
Jun 29, 2002 (8:19 pm)
How many other people have had the shimmy, found a place that properly used the Hunter 9700 machine, and have had the shimmy return in less than a month?
Please don't take this the wrong way, gdicefresho1. I just want to hear if other people have had the same experience. You're the first person I've heard from that the Hunter machine didn't fix the problem.
#20 of 51 re: THE SHIMMY OF DOOM!
Jul 01, 2002 (7:46 am)
I have also 1999.5 Pathy LE and HAD dreaded shimmy. After changing tires to Pirelli Scorpion and balanced with hunter 9700 machine, it is in good shape. I had it for about a year now (20,000 miles) and never had another balance done, just only tire rotation.
Jul 03, 2002 (3:41 am)
No, no Smithmd that's fine.I understand....But all I can say is that there are a lot of people like myself that are in this chatroom and others where the problem isn't fixed! It's the most annoying thing and additionally it's a potential safety hazard. But again I say, twice to the Hunter machine and two tire changes, several alignments...enough is enough. I just feel bad saying that because OVERALL Nissan is a great company with some great cars....apparently I just didnt get one of them.