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
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178
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696
2001 Nissan Pathfinder
$
125
to $
315
2001 Nissan Pathfinder
$
309
to $
864
2001 Nissan Pathfinder
$
526
to $
831
2001 Nissan Pathfinder
$
149
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282

2001 Nissan Pathfinder Problems

Engine won't crank due to starter relay failure
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.
Check Engine Light Due to Failed EVAP Canister Vent Valve

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.

Upgraded ignition coil available from Nissan to correct misfire issue

Problems with the ignition coil can cause poor engine performance due to misfires. This may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Nissan offers an upgraded ignition coil.

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder Questions

temperature gauge spikes to hot when i turn on ac or use any hit breaks or any (1 answer)

if i use power windows ac breaks or anything electrical the temp gage spikes to hot what is causing the problem ?

HELP!!! My 2001 Pathfinder 4wd keeps overheating! (1 answer)

We have changed the thermostat, fan clutch, water pump, changed the oil and filter and ECT sensor so far. It was pulling a P0217 code until sensor was installed. Now, the service engine light is off, but it keeps running hot. Radiator seems to be ok and there is no leakage found anywhere. What now?

Where is the ECT sensor located? I'm not able to find any useful information. (1 answer)

Is there a schematic you can share for the 2001 Pathfinder 4wd? I bought it brand new in 1/2001 and have practically all original parts. I'd like to keep it for a while longer. Thanks.

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder Recalls

Injury 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.

Rust May Form on the Strut Tower Housing

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.

Recall 07V435000
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 ...

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

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...
I love my pathfinder, I have crashed it a couple times by going into a ditch or I hit ice and spun out of control went over a curb and was stopped by a rock wall but then drove off like nothing had happenned, this suv likes the abuse and it never stops I just keep up with all the maintinece
Basically and extremely reliable SUV. I have had some problems with the front brakes. Lots of vibration through the steering wheel etc when applied- even after they had been replaced. Must be a much more complex problem than simply replacing the pads.

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