2001 Nissan Pathfinder Repair and Maintenance
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder ProblemsEngine won't crank due to starter relay failure
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 distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
2001 Nissan Pathfinder QuestionsHow do I fix the motor on the drivers side rear passenger window? It went down a (1 answer)
Window went down and would not go back up no sound nothing. All the other windows work. We can't get the motor out to replace it. Help
Checked head seems fine. Thinking sensor or fan?? Also while replacing the thermo it was leaking so I that high temp rubber cement was applied
2001 Nissan Pathfinder RecallsInjury Due to Airbag Deployment
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.