2001 Nissan Pathfinder Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Nissan Pathfinder
- Check Engine Light Due to Failed EVAP Canister Vent Valve
- Check Engine Light Due to Failed Intake Valve Timing Sensor
- Stall or Misfire Due to Failed Mass Air Flow Sensor
- Upgraded ignition coil available from Nissan to correct misfire issue
- Loose Screws Inside Intake Manifold Can Cause Internal Damage if They Fall Out
- Brake lights stay on all the time, even with switch disconnected. Any advice?
- What else to replace for "death wobble" other than control arms
- I have 2 codes, 1135 and 1615 What do they mean. I turned car off for 20 minuite
- can the pcv valve cause engine to surge when driving
- Pathfinder Service Engine Soon Light on Intermittently
2001 Nissan Pathfinder Problems
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.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate because the sensor that monitors the engine's intake valve timing stops working (Intake Valve Timing Control Position Sensor). Replacement of the failed sensor will commonly correct this problem.
A problem with the mass air flow sensor can result in poor engine performance or drivability problems. This may cause the car to stall or misfire.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder Questions
I have replaced the front and lower rear control arms on a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder (4x2) - it still feels "mushy" when driving on the freeway, the bumps in the road seem to affect it. Have replaced tires also and had an alignment ("toe" was really bad); would the struts or sho...
will not cool when stopped
2001 Nissan Pathfinder Recalls
Airbags use a chemical reaction contained in an inflator module to create the pressure necessary to inflate the bags when deployment is required. These vehicles are being recalled because the front passenger airbag inflator may produce excessive internal pressure when deployed. As a result, the inflator module could rupture, causing metal fragments to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will inspect and replace any defective passenger front airbag inflator modules found.
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.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews
I purchased this 4-Wheel Drive Pathfinder (LE) new from the dealership in Dec. of 2000 and have since driven it 260,000 miles. Other than routine maintenance with oil changes every 5,000 miles, tires, fan belt, brakes,etc. I have only had to replace an oil cooling device ($150). My only major dissatisfaction with the vehicle has been with the brakes. I have experienced very pronounced vibrat...
Our Nissan Pathfinder has been exemplary. No major problems, minimal repair and maintenance costs for a car with 105,000 miles. We have only done spark plugs and oil changes, and drive belts on schedule. Brake pads are expensive because of the 4 wheel drive.
I have nearly 300,000 miles on my pathfinder and it continues to run without a flaw. I have done very little except regular oil changes. I never even had to change the spark plugs. The rear stablizer bushings needed replacing and I took it to a shop to press in the bushings, rather than buying the whole assembly. The tow package is exceptional too. I had the ball hitch on the tow bar and was...