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2003 Nissan Pathfinder Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Nissan Pathfinder

2003 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.

Screws inside the intake manifold can become loose causing internal engine damage if they fall out completely. Our technicians report that using a strong thread locker on the power valve butterfly screws can help prevent them from becoming loose. The manual transmission models reportedly do not have the intake manifold power valves.

Customer came in with an issue of stalling after 15 minutes of driving. Customer brought car into shop. We hooked up a 4 channel scope measuring signal for crankshaft and camshaft sensor. after 15 minutes of idling crankshaft lost signal but cam sensor still has signal. Stalled shortly after. We checked wiring from Crankshaft sensor to computer and found it to be okay. Replaced Crank sensor and problem is fixed. We recommend replacing camshaft...

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2003 Nissan Pathfinder Questions

how do i change selonoid for gear shifter

thinking of purchasing a 2003 Pathfinder. The buyer says it won't go in reverse. How costly would this be to fix if they are asking $2500?

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2003 Nissan Pathfinder Recalls

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator to correct this concern.

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Honda dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Honda dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

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2003 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

Overall my pathfinder has been great. I bought it with 14k and it now has 121k, I did have to put a new exhaust on it at 80k which ive heard is very common with this year. All in all its been great only complaint is gas mileage which i wish was a little better. Id buy another one without a doubt.

I am the second owner, 75,000 miles with only normal wear, exhaust system is rusting prematurely.

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