Emission Control Problems of Nissan Pathfinder



Nissan Pathfinder owners have reported 13 problems related to emission control (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Emission Control problem of the 1997 Nissan Pathfinder 1
Failure Date: 02/01/2009

The contact owns a 1997 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving 45 mph and sometimes slower the vehicle would stall. The failure occurred between 4 -5 times. The vehicle is able to be restarted normally. When the stalling occurs, the rpms increase and the check engine indicator illuminates. An appointment was made with the dealer to have the vehicle diagnosed. The manufacturer stated that there were no recalls, but there is a tech bulletin for the 1996-1999 models regarding idle speed failures. The contact wanted to know if this pertained to her vehicle as well. The failure mileage was 124,000 and current mileage is 124,196. Updated 3/19/09 the consumer stated the vehicle would loose power and it would act as if the gas was not being applied. The dealer diagnosed the problem as a bad mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor was replaced and the consuemr has not experienced any problems since. Updated 03/25/09.

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car image   Emission Control problem of the 2002 Nissan Pathfinder 2
Failure Date: 10/12/2006

Both catalytic converters seams blew out which made the oxygen sensor go bad. I called Nissan dealer in jamestown n. Y. To see for recalls, he said there was a service bulletin. They had me bring vehicle in and they cemented the seals. They said they had many complaints on them, and had a kit to fix them, they charged me $150. 00 to fix it. Which lasted about 5 months ,and they blew out again.

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car image   Emission Control problem of the 2001 Nissan Pathfinder 3
Failure Date: 07/11/2006

Well, I don't know where to start. I purchased this vehicle brand new , my check engine light keep coming on I took this vehicle at least 5 to 6 times to the dealer they couldn't find what was wrong with it. God, I a nurse I need to get to my patient as we speak this car is at the dealership they told me they cant find nothing wrong with it. Isn't there a problem with the catalytic converter with this vehicle.

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car image   Emission Control problem of the 1999 Nissan Pathfinder 4
Failure Date: 06/16/2006

Emissions control solenoids/valve failure have plagued the vehicle for the past 4,000 miles. As testimony to precision manufacturing skill, they all fail at the same time, I. E. , not long after the federal warranty on emissions parts expires. The vacuum cut-valve bypass valve (a solenoid), the emissions canister cut-valve, and the emissions canister vent all failed at a cost of $300 in parts alone.

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car image   Emission Control problem of the 2001 Nissan Pathfinder 5
Failure Date: 10/10/2005

The contact stated when attempting to pass state inspection the vehicle failed emissions testing due to a faulty rear oxygen sensor. The inspection site performed a diagnostic test that produced this code. There was a technical service bulletin NHTSA item 628220 concerning this problem. The vehicle has not been seen by a dealer or repair shop. There were no warning indicators to let the contact know there was a problem with the emissions system. Updated 03/09/06.

car image   Emission Control problem of the 2001 Nissan Pathfinder 6
Failure Date: 11/03/2004

The oxygen senor failed. This caused the engine warning light to illuminate. The dealership repaired the oxygen senor. Please provide more information.


car image   Emission Control problem of the 2001 Nissan Pathfinder 7
Failure Date: 10/20/2004

My 2001 Pathfinder had only 37,800 miles when the service engine light came on. My dealership says it needs both rear oxygen sensors at a cost of over $500. It was my understanding that oxygen sensors weren't supposed to need replacing until 90,000 miles. There is a service bulletin (02006) regarding this issue. I feel that at least of portion of this cost should be covered under warranty. How do I check on this?.

car image   Emission Control problem of the 2002 Nissan Pathfinder 8
Failure Date: 09/26/2004

The exhaust pipes and catalytic converter that run under the driver and passenger side of the vehicle were leaking causing exhaust fumes enter the interior of the car. The exhaust fumes caused both the driver and passenger to fall asleep without any symptoms of sleepiness or drowzyness. The car was taken to the dealer to have the parts replaced. The dealer stated that the parts did not need replacing and only a foam spray seal was required. This did not give me the assurance I need to continue driving the car.

car image   Emission Control problem of the 1999 Nissan Pathfinder 9
Failure Date: 03/14/2003

My "service engine soon" light came on after I filled it up with gas. Was told it was an oxygen sensor problem and then the code was cleared. Light came on again and it can't be seen at dealer for another week. A few months ago I had to get the transmission replaced and the rear and front shocks replaced and the car is only 3 years old. The company says that that happens sometimes.

car image   Emission Control problem of the 1999 Nissan Pathfinder 10
Failure Date: 01/19/2002

Thank you for looking into this matter. While this is not life threatening, it is indee an expensive nuisance that the dealer feels I should keep paying for. My truck is not old enough to have to replace an oxygen sensor 3 times in 2 years.

car image   Emission Control problem of the 1997 Nissan Pathfinder 11
Failure Date: 12/27/1998

Driver's seatbelt replaced 4 times due to locking up too tightly, won't release once tightened. Consumer has no movement, dealer kept replacing belts with same type. Also, problem with filler tube, it overflows when getting gas, it fills reservoir. Mechanic said it would cause problem. Canister was replaced. Accelerator stuck.

car image   Emission Control problem of the 1996 Nissan Pathfinder 12
Failure Date: 10/01/1996

Oxygen sensor failed.

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car image   Emission Control problem of the 2001 Nissan Pathfinder 13
Failure Date: 01/01/1901

2001 Nissan Pathfinder with gas leak. Consumer states fuel leaked from the vehicle making it unsafe to drive. The dealer did not have all the parts to repair the problem. The consumer discovered there was a recall for the exact same problem they were experiencing. The engine light was on. The dealer replaced the 02 sensor. (recall 07v435000).


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