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.
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Most reported 1997 Nissan Pathfinder problems
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.