2002 Nissan Pathfinder Problem Reports

Most Reported 2002 Nissan Pathfinder Problem Reports

Report A Problem
View:Most ReportedNewestRepairPal Verified
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.

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because the sensor that monitors the engine's intake valve timing stops working (Intake Valve Timing Control Position Sensor). Replacement of the failed sensor will commonly correct this problem.

A problem with the mass air flow sensor can result in poor engine performance or drivability problems. This may cause the car to stall or misfire.

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.

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.

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.