2001 Nissan Pathfinder Overview


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4.55 stars

Based on 12 reviews

I Bought This Suv With 10 Miles On The Odometer. It Has Brought Nothing But Joy, by Kevin_S
 — I've had this Pathfinder for 11 years and researched copiously before purchasing it. Despite the price of gas, I constantly took 'rides' after giving it a good cleaning; I just enjoyed being in it. If... Read More
Great Family Car by Housewren
 — This has been a great reliable family car, especially in the bad weather we have here in colorado and for trips to the foothills. There is plenty of room for the family camping gear. This car feels v... Read More
Powerful 4x4 On And Off Road.. by jordanautosales1
 — The 2001 Nissan Pathfinder is one of the most reputable vehicles on and off road. Nissan spent a load of money on technology to keep this vehicle and its sister ( The Infiniti QX4 ) compatible wit... Read More

2001 Nissan Pathfinder Overview

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder

The Pathfinder was one of the first SUVs before SUVs were fashionable, and it enters its 16th year with a much needed power boost to make it the most powerful mid-size SUV in its class.  The 2001 Pathfinder ditches the old V6 in favor of a new 3.5-liter V6 that hits 240-hp with the 4-speed auto tran that's standard in the base XE and luxury LE models, or 250-hp with the 5-speed manual, only available in the sporty SE Pathfinder.  The new engine is a big hit with drivers, who say the 2001 Pathfinder has finally come into its own, combining car-like handling, with the rugged power and cargo capability of an SUV.

All models have the option of rear-wheel drive or part-time 4WD.  New this year is an optional All-Mode 4WD for the LE, straight out of the Infiniti QX4.  The driver can select from four settings -- 2WD, automatic 4WD, 4WD-Hi, and 4WD-Lo.  Drivers say the performance is amazing and can adapt easily to any road conditions.  There is a limited slip differential option offered on the SE and LE.  The 2001 Pathfinder updates its interior as well, getting a new instrument panel and adding more features to the base XE, which now has power windows, locks, and heated mirrors, and keyless entry.  All Pathfinders come with ABS brakes and dual front-side airbags, with optional side airbags available on the LE and SE.  Finally, there are some new options that help beef up the outstanding features on the new Pathfinder, including a navigation system and a DVD player.  

With the 60/40 split-fold seats down, the five-seater Pathfinder holds up to 85 cubic feet of cargo.  The rear window opens separately from the tailgate, and the cargo area comes standard with a net and cover for extra convenience.  By far the favorite aspect of the 2001 Pathfinder for drivers is the new engine and 4WD option.  But they also like all the equipment upgrades and comment on how smooth and comfortable the ride is.  Drawbacks include a small backseat, early failure of the standard CD system, and the lousy fuel economy (around 15/19 mpg).  The fact that the new Pathfinder only takes premium gas makes it a costlier SUV than in previous years.


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Truck has been sitting for 8yrs says the guy I bought it from. He says fuel pump and I can't hear it working... Turns over fine and I poured a little gas in the carb or what ever you call that co...

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How Do I Reset Check Engine Light On 2001 Nissan Pathfinder

Check engine light comes on if the a/c runs for a long period of time, when there stop and go traffic ...If the A/C is turned off before the thermostat begins to rise, the problem is avoided . .

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I Have A 2001 Nissan Pathfinder V-6 Engine Code P1110 What Does It Mean

what part is malfunctioning? Code P1110

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Code P1135

Can someone please tell me the location of the Intake Valve Timing Control RH Bank 2. I need to change this part and I have no idea where it is located on the engine. Thank you in advance

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Does My 01 Nissan Pathfinder Have A Limited Slip Differencial

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