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#4 of 12 Re: 2006 Nissan pathfinder/frustrated [geetha]
Apr 13, 2006 (7:08 am)
The tire pressure monitors are quite sensitive. You need to get a good quality tire pressure gauge and check the pressures - look in the owners manual for info. on what to set them at (where the tire pressure monitors want the pressure). You can also look on the drivers door post - the tire pressures are listed there and it's usually a better place to look - more up to date. Many service personel just guess at what to set them at - if you are relying on them insist they check the door post. Be aware on cool mornings the tire pressure will be lower and this has been known to trip the light. If this is what is happening to you, add two PSI to the pressure listed on the door post.
Note that another vehicle with tire pressure monitors like yours parked next to your vehicle can interfere with the system and trigger the light. It should go out shortly after you move the vehicle.
"Good quality" tire pressure gauges are discussed in this forum under "Tire Pressure Gauges" - accugauge was one mentioned (a digital gauge - easier to read than the traditional rod type).
Note also, tire pressure monitors were mandated by US Congress - it was not a "bad idea" by Nissan. It was a result of the Firestone/Ford exploder tire problem episode.
#5 of 12 Re: 2006 Nissan pathfinder/frustrated [geetha]
Aug 27, 2006 (4:01 pm)
We had the same problem on our 05 Pathfinder LE 4x2. It was a bad valve/sensor on the tire.
We discovered this after every week checking pressure and filling up air and trips to tire shop where they could not find a flat.
Dealership found the problem and fixed it under warranty.
Hope this helps,
#6 of 12 Re: 2006 Nissan pathfinder/frustrated [geetha]
Dec 27, 2006 (9:31 pm)
I exactly had that same "tire pressure" problem on my 2006 Pathfinder. When it first appeared, knowing that the problem is not that bad, I disregarded if for over a week. Then, one time, I did a hi-way driving and the pressure light disappeared. I thought that the problem was gone. The following day, that low-tire pressure light appeared again. I checked the pressure on all tires and they all appeared to be at 30-32 psi only. I increased it upto 35 psi based on the pressure gauge on a mobile/car-based air compressor. At that pressure (per that unreliable gauge), the light was still on. I brought it to the shop the following day and they told me that the pressure was not really 35 psi but around 33 to 34 psi. They increased it to 35 (all 4 tires) and the light was gone. When I went home, I looked for the pressure gauge that I thought was more reliable, and I confirmed that the shop indeed increased the tire pressure to 35 psi, indicating that tires must at least be at that pressure for the light to go away.
Jan 25, 2007 (7:38 pm)
The tire pressure recommended on the door jamb plate is COLD pressure. By most standards I know, that means having been driven less than a mile. It does little good to check tire pressure after that amount of driving, because friction and, consequently, heat cause the pressure to increase.
Check 'em when they're cold, not after they're warm - 35 PSI, as measured by a quality, reliable tire gauge.
#9 of 12 Nissan Pathfinder- "Service engine soon" light
Nov 05, 2007 (3:49 am)
I have a Nissan Pathfinder 2005. The "Service engine soon" light in the dashboard keeps coming on without any noticable changes of the vehicle. The vehicle computer lists the problem "Vent. control valve; code P1446". The mechanics at the garage are unsure of what this means or what to do.
Can anybody advice me what to do ?
#10 of 12 06 Pathfinder Fuse Problem
Aug 25, 2008 (9:31 am)
I'm sure this may have been discussed before but if it hasn't, I'd sure be appreciative if anyone has or had similar issues! I've been having some problems with our "cigarette lighter/charger" fuse. The Nissan dealer states that you can ONLY put the Verizon cell phone charger in a certain way. Now how ridiculous is that, you pay 30K+ for a vehicle and its fuse can hold a cell phone charger! This is the second time the fuse has blown, and the dealer states they won't cover it again! Seems like a Nissan problem more so than a Verizon problem! Thoughts?
#12 of 12 Tire order on tire pressure monitoring system?
May 26, 2010 (12:12 am)
Any ideas on the order of the tires pertaining to how they are displayed? (2008 LE) The manual makes it sound like it is random, but I can't imagine that is the case. It keeps saying one is too low, around 29 PSIs, but they all seem about the same to me. Thank you for any insight.