2001 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews - Page 6 of 7

2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carMazda B3000

Summary:

Great Car

Faults:

Mass Air Flow Sensor.

Air Conditioning Buttons.

Oxygen Sensor.

General Comments:

My 2001 Pathfinder is over 140,000 miles and its reliability is way above average. That's not to say that I haven't had to replace the mass air flow sensor, or had a couple of Check Engine lights (once for 02 sensor twice for mystery causes). But when taken care of properly, the problems seem to go away, not linger like some of the issues of other posters.

The navigation system is not the best with its small buttons and weird controls, and the annoying need to buy a new map for every different region of the country. However, it was an impulse buy and it has come in handy. The AC is partly controlled by the touchscreen of the navigation system and partly by the black little AC buttons to the right of the screen. These small buttons have broken and I don't know how to replace them. Any suggestions. Right now, I can't control any function except Defrost.

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

Review Date: 20th April, 2007

2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired50 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

It's a good SUV

Faults:

I have the same problem with the CD player- ERR2 code. I had it repaired by a small shop that works on stereos and it worked for a couple of months and it broke again. Its been broken for the last 2 years and I gave up on having it repaired.

I also have the same problem with the check engine light and the dealer replaced two O2 sensors. Worked fine for the last year and a half and it went off again yesterday after refueling the SUV. It seems to happen every time it has been serviced by the dealer.

My current problem is that the coolant is leaking from the exhaust manifold. I am thinking of using an additive that claims that it is able to fix coolant leaks. Any thought on this?

General Comments:

It seems to be a good SUV with plenty of power. Handling is also good with plenty of room for 5 passengers. Overall, I'd been satisfied with this SUV.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th April, 2007

24th Apr 2008, 11:49

Coolant leak from the manifold usually means something bad is about to happen. Just replace the manifold gasket. if you continue to drive on it, you'll blow it, and that could mean more problems.

2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired88500 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Runs good, but stupid SES light

Faults:

Service Engine Soon light has turned on after owning the car now only 5 days.

General Comments:

So what is the final word on dealing with the Service Engine Soon light? I took it to the Orem, UT Nissan dealership and waited 2 1/2 hours after being told they would be able to diagnose it in 45 minutes. The service guy told me that all 6 coils should be replaced and it would be $800 to do it. What advice do you have for me? Please email me if you have suggestions: onthemike23@yahoo.com

Thanks!!!

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

Review Date: 13th March, 2007

2001 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.5 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 kilometres
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Great On and Offroad.. and RELIABLE

Faults:

None!!!

General Comments:

The pathfinder is a very attractive vehicle in and out, probably the nicest looking SUV in its class.

Very responsive engine, 240 HP and 265 lbs of torque. Standard is 250HP, but less torque 240 I believe... but can only tow 3500lbs...while the automatic can tow 5000lbs.

Interior is very comfortable.. and the dash is laid out quite well... rear 60/40 split seats easy to lay down.

Headlights give good road coverage.

Very good handling... corners are nothing for this thing... Great off road.

Buy on if your in the market for this class of SUV.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2006

2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.3 from United Arab Emirates

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.3 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance80000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Pathfinder

Summary:

Overall a great SUV if you don't use A/C

Faults:

While driving one day with my family, all of a sudden the alternator stopped charging the battery and the car stopped. Luckily I was near the Nissan service center at that time.

General Comments:

This car is a remarkable SUV.

Good initial pickup, but run out of horses later.

Good Off Road handling.

Cabin is however not suitable for 6' people.

Gear shift lever is very hard.

The A/C consumes a good load of power from the engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2004

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 31 reviews