2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 6 cylinder from North America


Car is OK


Ignition coil went bad.

CD got stuck in changer.

Radio volume control erratic. I removed volume knob, sprayed the shaft with wd40, and worked shaft back and forth. Seems to be working OK now so far.

General Comments:

I like the car overall.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 23rd September, 2008

2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5 VQ from North America


Very good if you have tons of money to fix and spend on gas


Tran-mission oil leak??? Some other leaks under the car after I park for few hours.

Muffler tail-pipe broken.

Engine light comes on. Reset OK then "SET" Light flashing???

Sunroof leaks.

CD changer broken.

General Comments:

Roomy, sporty, great for winter.

However, too expensive to fix, gas-guzzler.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th August, 2008

2001 Nissan Pathfinder LX 3.5 from North America


The car is very reliable, quick, handles curves excellent, and is great in snow


I had to change all 6 coils.

I replaced the transmission.

I replaced the battery.

I replaced the O2 sensor.

General Comments:

This car is seriously quick and handles like it's on rails.

It's very reliable.. however I experienced every issue discussed in each owner's review, i.e. slow, slow windows in the winter (live in N.Y.) I had all 6 coils replaced, due to "service engine soon" (idiot light). My local Nissan dealer diagnosed this issue and stated it's best to replace all 6, when I have a feeling this was a ploy to make more money.

The transmission was slipping and I made the mistake of going to AAMCO to save money, and ended up spending a fortune, and the transmission started leaking when it never leaked before... Finally I went to Nissan and got a Nissan approved rebuilt trans ($$$$).

The crappy Clarion 6 disc CD changer also was giving a ERR2 message that just does not go away... the easy solution is to go on E-bay and but a 6 disc CD changer for 2005 Pathfinder, made by Panasonic... it will stick out a little, and the brackets need some adjusting to make it fit flush, but well worth it (it lights up better too). Just keep in mind you will lose the steering wheel control to the radio, but who cares... also no cassette (big deal)!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th July, 2008

25th Oct 2008, 18:38

Go read this thread to solve your window problem.


18th Dec 2009, 20:02

There was a TSB for transmission "flare", which was corrected by changing the TCM, or by changing both the TCM and solenoid assembly control. I don't know if that was your problem.

2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5 from North America


Great vehicle, good ride


Car runs great now after replacing all coils and plugs. Purchased coils online for half the cost. Runs better now than when I first got the SUV.

CD changer has been broken for 2 years. Looking to replace, but having trouble sorting out the wiring.

CEL comes on, make sure gas cap is tight, light goes out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2008

23rd Apr 2014, 09:36

You said you purchased the coils for half the price online; where did you buy them? What is the website?

2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5 from North America


Still Love It!


Hello All, Up until now I was feeling lucky since my Pathy didn't have any issues. I had only changed oil and brakes when needed and 2 years ago I had to replaced the tail pipe cause the original one got rusted.

I am surprised to see that many of you didn't mention it as the problem, cause the guy @ Midas told me he replaces at least 3-4 every week on both Pathfinder and QX4.

Anyways, just turned to 100K miles, so the extended warranty has expired and guess what? just after first of expiration the CD changer got stuck and this past Friday, one of the coil passed away, took it to the local shop where I get the oil change, he suggested to replace all coils since they all have similar life, so I did at a cost of $1279.00 included labor and all six spark plugs as well!!! What a rip-off. By hey, I have been driving it for free for past 3 years, so it is not a bad deal after all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th March, 2008

2nd Jun 2008, 19:13

Interesting that my CD player also quit at 100K! It ate a CD and I haven't been able to get it running since.