2001 Nissan Pathfinder Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Nissan Pathfinder
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder ProblemsNo Start, Engine Stalls
The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
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.
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.
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.