2011 Nissan Pathfinder Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder

A whining or buzzing type noise may develop from the timing chain area caused by excess slack in the secondary timing chains. Nissan has issued a service bulletin (NTB09-128) regarding this issue. Replacement of both secondary timing chains and their tensioner shoes will be necessary to repair this concern. As part of this repair, the engine oil and filter should also be replaced.

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Engine power. The idle bouces between 2,000 and 2,500. It starting to do it now without the ac on.it happeneds every single time the ac is on. When it happeneds I pull over, shut of everything let it sit for 20 mins and it stops. If I try sooner than that it happends the sec I put it in drive. Pl...

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Some of the bolts that attach the engine oil cooler and filter to the engine may have been manufactured below specification strength. As a result, the bolt may break at the oil filter attachment point, which can cause an engine oil leak. Loss of too much engine oil can result in loss of oil pressure and the engine could seize, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the connector bolts to correct this concern.

 

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My 02 Pathfinder has been a bundle of mixed emotions since day one. I have the 5 sp manual with almost all of the offered bells and whistles except leather. I purchased it in 06 with 70k on it. It's gone through oil since day one and has gotten progressively worse over the last 6 yrs. It drove and looked great up until about 6 months ago. It rattles and has developed a shudder which I think m...

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