2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5 V6 from North America
With much regret, cancer took her before her time
Coils needed to be replaced. I did them one as a time as they failed over two years, stretched out the cost since I was able to do it myself and didn't have to pay labor costs. Seems to have been a common problem.
MAF replaced at 180000kms.
Fuel filler pipe replaced free under recall. Rust.
Power steering lines and a few brake lines due to rust.
AWD system starting to malfunction in cold temperatures, possibly due to faulty contacts? Didn't have a chance to properly diagnose it before...
Strut housing failure, resulting in broken front strut, culminating in...
Purchased by Nissan Canada and destroyed under the "1996-2004 Nissan Pathfinder Front Strut Tower Corrosion Voluntary Safety Recall Campaign", ID 11V244000.
I'll be *much* more attentive to rust prevention on the next one. I live in a high corrosion area.
I bought this Pathfinder to replace my 1988 Pathfinder. They were obviously worlds apart, but shared a common lineage.
Loved the luxuries of the LE trim level.
The AWD system is incredible. I didn't realize how often it was being used until it started to malfunction, and I started to lose traction in situations I never thought about before. I love the feature so much, my next vehicle had to have AWD, not just on-demand 4WD.
I lost it to the recall, but I was treated so generously by Nissan Canada, I replaced it within 4 days with a 2012 Pathfinder LE.
I love Nissan. I love Pathfinders.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th January, 2012