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1997 Nissan Pathfinder

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1997 Nissan Pathfinder Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a defective charcoal canister vent control valve. The charcoal canister is a component in the Evaporative emissions (EVAP) system.  Our technicians tell us a failed vent valve will require replacement.

Engine -- Verified

The engine may not crank when the key is turned to "start" if the starter relay fails. This can be confused with a defective starter motor.

Engine -- Verified

The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.

1997 Nissan Pathfinder Recalls (Recent)

Engine, November 26, 2007

Summary: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, IOWA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KENTUCKY, MASSACHUSETTS, MAINE, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, TENNESSEE, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA , WISCONSIN AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, DURING THE COATING PROCESS OF THE FUEL FILLER TUBE ASSEMBLY, AN INSUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF COATING MAY HAVE BEEN APPLIED AT THE LOWER MOUNTING BRACKET. THIS COULD RESULT IN AN OPENING IN THE COATING WHICH CAN ALLOW WATER TO ENTER AND MAKE CONTACT WITH THE BARE METAL OF THE TUBE.

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Suspension & Steering, April 20, 2011

RepairPal Expert Overview:

In areas where winter road salt is used, a mixture of snow/water and salt may enter an assembly location hole in the upper strut housing. This corrosive mixture can collect on the mating surface of the strut housing panel and the inner hood ledge assembly; over time, this can cause rusting of the strut tower housing. The rust can weaken the housing, causing it to crack and pull away from the inner hood ledge assembly. This can lead to grinding noises and increased steering effort, which, if severe enough, can cause the steering column to break. This would result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the strut housing and repair the vehicles as necessary. An interim notification letter should be mailed to owners prior to May 16, 2011.

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1997 Nissan Pathfinder Questions and Answers

kawasakirider454, 1997 Nissan Pathfinder, Monroe Township, NJ

Its broken and stays at zero. How do I fix it? 1997 Nissan Pathfinder Manuel trans

aklibragirl, 1997 Nissan Pathfinder, Anchorage, AK

the key is stuck in the ignition and wont come out. haow do i remove it?

theo3526, 1997 Nissan Pathfinder, Clackamas, OR

looking from the front of my pathfinder whitch port do i connect too in order to charge my AC with a can of 134 refrigerant?

BruceAli, 1997 Nissan Pathfinder, Antioch, CA

1997 nissan Pathfinder.Last week rpms seemed to drop to below 1000. I drive the vehicle two time per day..about 14 miles each time..the morning-7 miles turn around come back 7 miles. Same in the ev...

RUTHZ, 1997 Nissan Pathfinder, 3.3L V6, Las Vegas, NV

The door open indicator light flickers on & off on dashboard, then interior light started doing same, now alarm goes off for no reason and stops by itself. Any ideas what to do?

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1997 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

Both of the cars I owned are Nissan Passfinder. The older one is 1997. It has 215,000 miles on it but it runs like new.

i have a problem with tect in the dash, it's going crazy???

I bought my 97 Pathfinder in 2000, I have over 250K miles on it and have had a handling problem, like a "wiggle" sensation when i get to around 55 mph but dampens out, I have the vehicle in shop right now, since I havent changed any struts or shocks since I purchased it!! Maybe that will work. Im handing off this vehicle to my daughter (new drive) little did I know that it would be around that long to be a dependable commuting to school vehicle....Im overjoyed with the performance!!

My 1997 pathfinder had 35,000 miles on it when I bought it in1999...As of today it has 330,000 miles and still going strong! And have never had to do anything outside of normal servicing. The paint ,body and interior still looks great...

I bought my 1997 pathfinder since 2002,it runs real good,the only thing I did ,is put new starter,a battery,timing belt,new spark plugs,I drove it everywhere,it runs like new,never left me on the road,I will never sell it as long as I live.I do change oil on a regular basis,the I just changed the tires and breaks about a year ago.the tires that came with it I put over 60.000 miles,I since I bought it it had like 80.000 miles,now 157.000.it is a good suv..

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