2004 Nissan Pathfinder Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Nissan Pathfinder

2004 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.
No 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.

Loose Screws Inside Intake Manifold Can Cause Internal Damage if They Fall Out

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.

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2004 Nissan Pathfinder Questions

will not come out of drive (1 answer)

Control Panel Reboot. (1 answer)

Replaced alternator on the vehicle in question and need to know if a "Control Panel reboot" is a standard procedure without additional charge. After the alternator was installed, the dome lights, clock and automatic door locks no longer work. I guess the basic question is whether or not...

What would cause my car to consume oil in between oil changes? (1 answer)

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2004 Nissan Pathfinder Recalls

Front Passenger Air Bag Defect

The passenger side air bag inflator may rupture if deployed in a crash. This can cause metal fragments to injure passengers. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the problem.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

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.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

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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2004 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

So far the body is holding up okay but the powder coat on the trailer hitch is rusted off. The drum rear brakes harken back to a time before modern cars. The engine self-destructed at 103000 miles despite never missing a service interval, using premium oil and changing the oil at 3K miles +/- 200 miles. The front strut mounts wore out just past the warrentee. It's the best new SUV you can b...
it's consuming too much oil
i love this car but its falling apart and the fram has bad rust problems if u have a nissan pathfinder from 2004 trade it in before it falls apart on u

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