really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,627 miles

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Jun 012005

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The cd changer in the Nissan Pathfinder 2001 has inherent defect. It appears that the mechanism inside fails no matter what type of repair it goes through. I contacted both Nissan and bose and no assistance what so ever.

- Toronto, 00, USA

problem #7

Aug 202006


  • miles
I have a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder le that has approximately 74000 miles on it. This summer, the oem 6 disc cd changer by clarion in the car has stopped working properly. It was not used inappropriately or abnormally in any way. I inserted a cd into it, and it displayed "err2" on the screen, and began clicking repeatedly, and the cd did not play at all. I was able to eject all cd's from the changer, but the unit continues to not work. In subsequent attempts to play a cd in the changer, the same error "err2" displays and I hear the repeated clicking. I have not tried to replace the unit or fix this problem at all. I have done some online research and found that this is a very common defect in Nissan Pathfinders by readying/joining a forum where hundreds of users are experiencing the same problem. In fact, I have found pay services dedicated to repairing this unit because of the overwhelming population of users with the same problem. I believe Nissan should resolve this issue immediately. Thanks.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #6

Oct 042006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Cd player suddenly stopped working while it was switching from one cd to the next. I did research on the internet and found that hundreds of people are having the same problem with the same Pathfinder at about the same mileage. The dealership informed me it would cost $500 to repair. The cd player ate up my cds and I can not get them out unless I take apart the dash and every time I turn on the ignition, I hear a series of clicking noises. There should be a recall on this disk changer.

- Red Bank, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jul 152005

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


Cd changer system no longer functional in vehicle, reported to Nissan and they refused to assist. Err2 or err3 message when trying to play any cd, bose head unit seems to work fine, problem is limited to the clarion 6-disc changer component. Othes have reported this same issue, Nissan needs to take action or face losing brand loyal customers.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #4

Oct 182005


  • miles
Cd player in 2001 Nissan Pathfinder will not work properly, it will only click. I have discovered from the internet numerous similar complaints about audio components.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #3

Oct 082005

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,400 miles
Factory cd changer for 2001 Pathfinder le becomes jammed, will not play cds or eject them, shows an error code of err2. After doing research on the internet, I found out that the unit is manufactured by clarion and that many owners of the same vehicle have had the same problem. I contacted a Nissan dealership, they informed me that the unit could be repaired for $230 plus labor and that there was no guarantee. Some customers have reported that the problem occurred again after the unit was repaired and/or replaced. Since the vehicle is out of bumper to bumper warranty, Nissan refuses to do anything about it. I'm not sure if anything has been done about this, but feel it is something that should be researched and that Nissan should issue a recall on.

- North Royalton, OH, USA

problem #2

Mar 102005

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Audio disc player will no longer accept any disc for play.

- West Babylon, NY, USA

problem #1

May 242001

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
On Thursday May 24, 2001, I went to pick up my Pathfinder at concord Nissan. My Pathfinder was in for warranty work, on the power controls for the driver seat and the cd player. Dealer had informed me that my 2001 Nissan Pathfinder le, VIN#[xxx], is ready for pick up. As I go over the repairs, I notice the front driver seat is not bolted in. I go and get the service manager, [xxx], and when he comes out, he really does not understand why I am upset. As [xxx] stands, chewing gum with his hands behind his back, he casually says, everyone makes mistakes. I tried to get [xxx] to see why it is such a big concern of mine, but I was unable to. I even told [xxx] that his I do not give a [xxx] attitude was unsettling. I asked to see if the mechanic is qualified to the repairs. I asked if there was a torque specification for these bolts and I was told,  not every bolt has torque requirements. this dealership did make a huge mistake by not bolting in the driver seat. I have asked for a written letter of explanation of how this could happen.this mistake could have been catastrophic! bolts that hold a seat in place are not an option; they were engineered to be there for a reason. If these bolts had gone unnoticed a serious accident could have occurred, perhaps even death. This is a major safety issue and at what point is a repair facility responsible for the quality of work they do and safety of their customers? information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Oakley, CA, USA

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