1991 Nissan Pathfinder SE V6 from North America
Great car, but for the manifold issue
Exhaust manifolds replaced TWICE.
Passenger door lock relay replaced.
Rear window hatch pistons replaced - aftermarket.
EXHAUST MANIFOLDS. I've had this car since new and I've had the exhaust manifolds replaced twice - by the dealer - for free. How? I call the Nissan USA headquarters in Long Beach and hammer them relentlessly until they cave. And they will. My car has only 89500 miles on it and this is the third set of manifolds including the original. They are defective and there is a recall out, but they don't tell you. They will try and say that they'll only cover 96-97 models, but point out to them that that was he year they fixed the problem and this is the year they would have the least recalls. I'm original owner so that helps and the dealer - Connell in Oakland, CA is a very good dealer, but everyone with these manifold problems should - even if you're not original owner - contact Nissan and demand satisfaction. The car is a great car otherwise...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th November, 2003
14th Aug 2007, 18:22
I have the same problem with the heat. Did you ever find out what it might be?
8th Mar 2011, 21:02
The heat travels up the transmission tunnel from the exhaust/ gearbox / engine and enters the cabin via the handbrake opening. It only does this if you have your windows down, or the sunroof open. This causes vacuum in the cab, and draws the heat up.
Solution is simple, turn on the fan to pressurize the cabin, i.e. select fresh air from outside, and heat or cool it by turning on the fan and forcing it into the cab. Since the cab is therefore at a higher pressure than the air under the vehicle, the heat will not travel into the gaps around the handbrake!