Last post on Oct 14, 2013 at 11:16 PM
You are in the Nissan Pathfinder
What is this discussion about?
Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#263 of 271 01 Pathfinder - battery won't stay charged - alternator & battery are good
Sep 30, 2012 (3:29 pm)
So, I have an 01 Pathfinder that has a brand new battery, new cables and a good alternator (both have been tested by more than one place). Corrosion had built up on the "old" battery (it was less than a year old) and it wouldn't start. Replaced the battery and the cables and less than a month later, corrosion again and it won't start. I can jump it and drive it with no issue. Park it and try to start it the next day - no go. The dash lights up but it won't crank. Another possible piece of the mystery - sometimes the dash lights go out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#264 of 271 Wont start - electrical issues?
Nov 13, 2012 (10:41 am)
2008 SE Offroad - Stopped the car and tried to start it, it turns over but won't catch. Had it towed to a shop and they are trying to determine if it's electrical. Fuel pump works. Mechanic thinks it could be related to security system and it does act like I'm not using a key with a chip. This is the second time this has happened. First time the tow truck driver banged on the gas tank and it fired up. But as I said fuel pump checks out ok
Any thoughts are appreciated...
#265 of 271 interior lights don't go out
Nov 17, 2012 (10:38 am)
I just bought another Pathfinder 2001. min my first car SE interior lights would go out shortly after I take the keys out. In my new car LE this doesn't happen and the lights stay on. Also another problem- power sockets in the arm rest and the trunk are dead. Fuses under dash and hood by the battery are good. Any ideas, please?
#266 of 271 Re: interior lights don't go out [omarch]
Nov 17, 2012 (11:53 am)
have the entire electrical system checked... it could be a number of things including inline fuse or the other thing that I just thought of is it could be a short or selinoid going bad. I had one short in the tail light that had a short that burned out the tail light harness for almost no reason.
#267 of 271 Re: 2010 Brandnew Pathfinder do not start [dave2306]
Dec 30, 2012 (5:36 pm)
I have a 2008 with the same 'battery' issues. I've replaced 2 batteries in 3 years and cannot go 24 hours without starting or I need to jump it. Has anyone found the source of the problem? I notice when I turn the key that sometimes my 6 disk CD player starts flipping disks. I have also noticed keeping the phone charger plugged in (even if it just hanging there not charging anything). any solutions so far?
#268 of 271 dead vehicle
Jan 14, 2013 (4:56 am)
My 2011 Pathfinder sometimes does not recognize the key fob at all, just as if the key wasn't there. The garage can not find anything with their computer, the mechanic suggests electromagnetic interference from wifi etc. Similar experience, anyone?
#269 of 271 2008 Nissan Pathfinder Electrical problems
Mar 15, 2013 (8:57 am)
I have a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder with 60k miles. Over the past year I have had it to the dealership for the same problem to no avail - the battery has been recharged once; replaced twice and battery cables replaced after the vehicle cuts off and then will not cut back on there is a clicking sound like the battery is dead. Well now for the 5th time within a year the vehicle "died" again with the same issue and had to be towed to the dealership. My local Nissan dealership has yet to be able to diagnose the problem and even consulted with Nissan America in Texas whose only solution after they could not diagnose the problem over the phone was to replace the battery with a larger battery in hopes that it hold the charge longer than the standard battery. I contacted Nissan Consumer Affairs but needless to say am very frustrated. I have owed 9 or more Nissans over the past years however it is looking like I will not be owning another.
#270 of 271 Re: 2006 Pathfinder SE high mounted brake light [99accent]
Mar 22, 2013 (8:40 am)
It is pretty easy to change this out. Open the rear hatch window and pull down on the plastic trim under the light until you can reach the two nuts holding the light assembly. The trim is held on with clips that come loose when you pull down. Using a 10mm socket with an extension, remove the two nuts at each end of the light assembly. Remove the assembly, detach it at the connector and replace it. Push the trim back in place. Dealers charge about $80 for the assemble. I found it on line for about $60 plus $10 shipping. Good luck.
#271 of 271 Oil Change and new brakes led to dead battery
Oct 14, 2013 (11:16 pm)
In 2011, I purchased a 2008 Pathfinder which had only ~16,000 miles at the time. I currently have around 65,000. I recently went into the dealer for an oil change and ended up leaving with rear brakes and rotors, in addition to the oil change. I was given an "all clear" on all other systems, including the battery ("Good: 410 Crank Amps). A couple hours later, I washed the vehicle, and had the radio on (nothing unusual) and then needed a jump start. It was fine for four days after, then the battery died twice in the same evening. I took it back to the same dealer, and was told that now the battery FAILED. Is there something that could have been done or not done during the brake job that would drain the battery?