18th Oct 2008, 20:21

Well, I just read the comments on the Nissan 2001 Pathfinder and the problems associated with it. I just saw one at a local dealer shop that I would like to purchase, if anyone could help state the things to look out for before purchasing, I will be very glad. You can send your comments to mayowaorioye@yahoo.com

31st Oct 2008, 14:28

The in dash six disc changer is garbage. It says Bose on the front, but I have heard it's manufactured by Clarion. Mine failed right after I bought the vehicle used, with 67,000 miles on it. I searched for solutions, and the best I found was taking it to the dealer and having them send it in for repair. I was less than $200 parts and labor, and it has been problem free for several years and 35,000 miles. Before I went through with the repair, my dealer told me they have never had to fix one twice. I have been very happy that I had the factory unit repaired.

7th Nov 2008, 14:54

I have an '01 Pathfinder as well, bought used in '03. The service engine light has always been an issue. I have replaced a few O2 sensors but not much more. I generally ignore the light, and the local shop I take it to usually resets the light after not being able to verify the problem the code signifies. Lately the light has blinked a few times and the car has a slight wobble/vibration which lasts for maybe 30 seconds tops. Last month I took it in again and they mentioned it might be a coil going bad, but they recommended not doing anything until a larger problem occurs. They said they could not determine which coil it was, so I should wait instead of replacing all 6.

Most of the time I don't even notice the light being on anymore. It seems unnatural if it isn't on...

My main problem now is that the motor in the seat works for everything except moving forward/backward. I can adjust the height and recline position, but my wife can't drive the car now because the seat is stuck too far away from the pedals.

14th Nov 2008, 11:12

I had the same problem with the driver seat as the previous poster, but discovered an easy solution. The problem seems to be the seat going back too far. Try wedging your hand between the back rest and the bottom of the seat and pulling forward as you push the switch forward. Read about it and it worked for me.

23rd Nov 2008, 09:27

I have an 01 pathy and have had the same problems as everybody else. Replaced the MAF with 22680-2y001 for $100 from the dealer and also replaced the air box with a K&N FIPK. No more light. Nore more stuttering problems and pathy runs like new. Even more HP!! The problem that has been recurring is that my car won't start. I have to jump it a lot. I have replaced the battery 3 times in 2 years. Anybody know what might be going on. I have been told the battery wires might be corroded and need to be replaced.

30th Nov 2008, 16:05

Amazing!! I bought my 2001 Pathfinder new from Nissan. 178,000 miles later, just today I realized that we appear to be a community that share the same exact issues: CEL on, broken CD player, driver seat won't move forward/backward, slow windows. I just spent $850 for a spark plug/ignition coils fix. As I get ready to trade in this car for another of a different make, I admit loving my Pathfinder every minute of the past 8 years, especially as I saw friends with BMWs, Audis, VWs, and others take their cars to the shop on more regular basis than I ever did.

10th Dec 2008, 14:22

My '01 Pathfinder (100kmi) experience: 1 O2 sensor replaced, 1 EEPROM reflash (under emissions warranty via dealer... there was a TSB on this), #2 ignition coil, and 6 plugs.

14th Dec 2008, 17:31

I have a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder with 100,000 miles on it. My 02 sensor needs to be replaced according to a check engine light. When I start it the vehicle runs very smooth. My problem is whenever it wants to the car will crank but won't start. On occasion I will let it sit for an hour and it will start. A few times it will start but will not get enough fuel to continue running. I took it to a shop that could not find the problem. Everything checked out. Now what?

22nd Dec 2008, 14:58

I have a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE. I now have 52,432 miles on it. July 06' had the transmission replaced cost $3,105. December 07' check engine light came on, was told needed coil pack/plugs, May 08' same thing, another coil pack. Now 3 days before Christmas engine light is on again and car is running rough. I took it to have it checked, they say my cylinder 5 is misfiring. And yes my windows crank slow and CD player doesn't work. I wish I kept my Jeep.

8th Jan 2009, 18:20

I love my Pathfinder, it is the best!!

12th Jan 2009, 22:48

I have had my 2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4x4 since it had on 50 miles on it. Did not have hardly any problems with it till it rolled over 100k miles, it has been all downhill from there.

CD player still works fine, the clock quit, passenger window won't roll back up, the nerf bars rusted out, it's been one sensor after another, went thru 4 mass air flows sensors.

My car eats generic parts up and spits them out, only wants expensive Nissan parts. Learned that one the hard way.

All in all, it's been a good car till we hit 100k. I would really like to replace that stupid little digital clock, but that seems to be the one part you can't find for under $100.

15th Jan 2009, 17:15

Hello All,

I own a 2001 Infiniti with about 84,000 miles. Had transmission replaced about 2 months ago (warranty paid for it). Replaced coils, 02 sensor and spark plugs 5 months ago. Now engine light on again. Car shuts down when I come to a stop. Runs a little rough. Thinking throttle body or some sensor. Maybe MAF sensor. Getting P0174 (system to lean bank 2) and P0171B (fuel system to lean). Will get back to you guys after service.


18th Jan 2009, 18:07

Stumbled on this forum after I was looking for recommendations for transfer case change. I live in Boston and rarely drive, but I don't want the fluid to go bad.

I have a 2001, just hit 32K miles and not a big surprise to most is the slow drivers window in the cold. Kinda a pain when I need to use pass card to leave garage. Also, my CD changer locked up when I put a CDR in it. I do see the random check engine lite as well.

I used to have a 1995 Isuzu Trooper before I moved to CO and I worked that SUV pretty good 300K plus miles and no major issues. The Pathfinder has been good, I have done some low level offroad/fire roads in NH/ME and it has been OK.

I wish I could figure out the window problem and I am just using an iPod now for tunes.