really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,643 miles

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #14

Apr 012010

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • miles


I purchased a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder in 2004. The bose 6-disc changer immediately failed. The dealership repaired it because it fell within the 30-day warranty period. It worked for about two months after that and then I got an error message one day when I tried to load a cd and it hasn't worked since. Last spring, I took the car in for a tire rotation and balance and my mechanic noted that there was a slight fish-tailing in the back which was caused by deterioration of the rear bushings, and over time, the fish-tailing would get so bad, it could possibly cause an accident when braking. Apparently this is a common occurrence in certain Pathfinder models, and Nissan even corrected the problem in future models of the Pathfinder once the problem was discovered. I have read multiple posts to this website as well as others regarding both of these issues in the 2001 Nissan Pathfinder. How can Nissan not be responsible for the repair/replacement of this faulty equipment" the rear bushing problem is a major safety hazard, and I pray for Nissan's sake no one is ever killed in an accident because of this issue, because a good attorney will have a field day in court with the class action lawsuit. Is NHTSA ever going to do anything about this" based on an article I read located at this website: www.wallpaperama.com/forums/Nissan-Pathfinder-wobbles-problem-rocks-side-to-side-T6838.html, Nissan has been aware of this problem since at least 1998 and has even issued a service repair description for Nissan dealerships. This is a major expensive repair. Someone really needs to help consumers with this problem...updated 12/02/14

- Taylors, SC, USA

problem #13

May 052006


  • miles
My bose cd changer in my 2001 Nissan Pathfinder hasn't been working in a couple of years. It comes up with an err2 message. I know it's a common problem in this model and Nissan has not responded to any complaints I've had about this.

- Sayville, NY, USA

problem #12

Jun 012006


  • 60,000 miles
I purchased a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder. The 6 disc bose cd player worked perfect for a few years. In 2006 it read err2. I attempted to retrieve the cd's but they would not come out. As a result the player continuously clicked and then eventually stopped. Now it does not do anything. I have found this problem to be very common in 2001 Pathfinder and infintiy QX4. There is not a cd player made that is compatible with bose that will sound good. To purchase a new one is ridiculous because of the high price through the dealership. I have spoken to many people in forums that have attempted to repair the broken unit only to have it last a few months. I refuse to throw away money and want to have my unit replaced by the dealership at no charge. There is obviously a trend here with the number of complaints and I would like this matter to be handled correctly.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #11

Nov 042008


  • 98,000 miles


Cd player no longer works; displays err 2. radio volume control knob no longer works.

- Odenton, MD, USA

problem #10

Sep 012007


  • miles
I purchased a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder from a family member. The bose 6 cd changer comes up with an error message err2. I'm being told that this is a common problem with the vehicle: That Nissan knows about but won't acknowledge. I'm trying to make you aware of this. Is there any recourse with Nissan?

- South Farmingdale, NY, USA

problem #9

Jul 012007


  • 102,000 miles
The bose 6 disc changer is also giving me as well as hundreds of others the dreaded 'err 2' error and will not eject or play discs.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #8

Oct 122006


  • 70,000 miles


6 disc cd changer shows err2 on screen and will not eject any disc. Problem occurred around 70K miles and dealer would not fix it under even an extended warranty. Quoted $1500 for new one or $500 for repair.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #7

May 202007

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 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. If Nissan know about that problem why don't recall it?

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #6

Jan 012002

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
Bose 6 cd changer does not work and has never worked for more than 6 months after I bought the truck.

- New London, CT, USA

problem #5

Dec 242007

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 111,000 miles
My 2001 Nissan Pathfinder 6 disc cd changer went out on me the other day with the dreaded "err2" message. This is clearly a defect that the manufacturer is not taking care of. Something must me done.

- Cambridge, MA, USA

problem #4

Jun 112007

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • miles


I just purchased a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder. The 6 disc cd player does not work, it says "err2". I was under the impression that everything was in working condition at the time of purchase. When I asked the dealer to fix it at their cost they would not do it. I think this is bad business since I mentioned the fact that I liked that the vehicle has a 6 disc cd when I test drove it. I am finding out that many many people have the same problem with the cd not working. Why doesnt Nissan recall it and care about customer satisfaction?

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #3

Mar 072005


  • miles
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE had problems with air bags and seat equipment during a major accident. Prior to the accident, the consumer purchased an after market westin safari light bar, the installation of the bar caused the air bags not to deploy. It appeared the westin bar prevented the sensors behind the front bumper from being depressed in order to activate the air bags.

- Niceville, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 082004


  • miles
My daughter's service engine check light keeps coming on. She has pulled over at the side of the road over and over due to this since we have told her it may be unsafe to continue driving. After doing extensive research, I find that thousands of 2001 Nissan Pathfinders have this problem. Mileage is very low when this occurs. I am taking it in again to have another "sensor" replaced but this does not seem to solve the problems and the car shakes badly.F hundred/thousands are having this problem with the 2001, why has there not been a recall? E spent 800 on tires because I was told it shook due to this, then they decided it was another sensor.

- Hobb, NM, USA

problem #1

Jan 012001

Pathfinder 4WD

  • miles
Prior to buying vehicle, consumer expressed interest in a tether anchor, dealer stated that this part could be ordered and installed, however it took 2 weeks to complete consumer's request and consumer had to pay for it, consumer is angry because she feels all new vehicle should come equipped with the tether anchors.

- Wilton, CT, USA

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