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2001 Nissan Pathfinder Problems

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Most Common 2001 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.
The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
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...
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0 Known 2001 Nissan Pathfinder Brakes Problems

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0 Known 2001 Nissan Pathfinder Electrical & Lights Problems

7 Known 2001 Nissan Pathfinder Engine 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.
The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
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.

1 Known 2001 Nissan Pathfinder Exhaust & Emissions Problem

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...

0 Known 2001 Nissan Pathfinder Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

1 Known 2001 Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance Problem

The throttle body for the Nissan Pathfinder is known for carbon buildup, and requires regular, light cleaning to maintain peak performance. After cleaning the throttle body, many owners notice a ve...

0 Known 2001 Nissan Pathfinder Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known 2001 Nissan Pathfinder Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 2001 Nissan Pathfinder Problems & Complaints

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 butterfl...
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.
The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
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 due to a defective charcoal canister vent control valve. The charcoal canister is a component in the Evaporative emissions (EVAP) system. Our technicians tell...
The throttle body for the Nissan Pathfinder is known for carbon buildup, and requires regular, light cleaning to maintain peak performance. After cleaning the throttle body, many owners notice a ve...
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...
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.
Rattling and tapping in the front of the engine on the Nissan Pathfinder is very evident, especially on cold starts. This rattling noise should not be taken lightly as it warns of upcoming timing c...
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