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Dealer says truck is ready, but the code says bank 2 cat is dead. We argued a bit over if the ecm relay killed it. He says no, I called Nissan Consumer Affairs and am waiting for a regional person to call me back "no later than tomorrow". I'm leaving the truck at the dealer for now. 2,500 miles over the 80k emission warranty..
 

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Nissan declined to acknowledge that the cat failure was related to the ecm failure. They declined to offer assistance based on the following:
1.) Vehicle was not purchased new (had 25k when bought).
2.) Vehicle was not serviced regularly at dealership (despite closest dealer being 80 mile round trip, totally stock, no mods, and passed their multi-point inspection w/flying colors).

Way to go Nissan. Interesting to note about "dealer service" was after getting my truck back, I went to fill up and fuel poured directly on the ground under the truck, soaking my shoes and pants. Seems that their expert techs neglected to connect the filler neck to the tank fter performing the fuel sending relay recall. Another 80 mile round trip, no apology, no offer to reimburse fuel expense. They did not even want to do paperwork/document their neglect on it until I insisted on it.

When I inquired about the possibility/necissity of replacing the cat/manifold on my own dime, was the replacement the same known defective manifolds that are being recalled? Parts manager said it was the same part # as the defective ones. No thanks.

Anybody recommend good header/cat aftermarket system?

Great truck. Last Nissan I'll ever buy or recommend to anyone.
 

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Went to lunch today at work with my fiance and when we got in the truck to leave, the truck started shaking and idling real rough. I shut it off, and turn it back on, it ran fine for about 2 minutes, it then shut off again, this time i was blocking the exit from the parking lot. I got the truck started again and it ran fine for about 5 minutes. I was just about to pull back into the business complex and it started again, running real rough, the lights on the dash were going nuts, it smelt like raw gas just dumping out of the motor. I turned it off and got it started again, I dropped her off at her office and I left to head to mine, pulling into the parking spot, it started again. I shut the truck off and came inside, and this is where i am at. I found this thread and called my local dealership. Found out i had 3 recalls on my truck. Somthing to do with the Fan motor? , a fuel sending unit recall? and finally the ECU relay recall. The guy told me to just have it there in the morning and he would have it ready by the end of the day. Only problem is my truck is lifted 12" on 40's and the tow companies will not tow it. I cannot drive it to the dealership. I am looking into having my buds come pick it up with the mud truck trailer and haul it over for me. Gosh, i swear i love this truck, but it is a real piece sometimes. I just got done replacing the Purge valve under the bed, which was throwing the code P0441, but soon got the same code along with another code again. I have read this is the valve under the hood, mounted along the intake manifold. Any one have any ideas on that?
 

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if you were smelling gas, make sure they look at teh ex manifolds. sometimes if the cats get soaked, they'll break up inside and get sucked back up into the motor. my dealer replaced both of mine immediately after i told him i smelled gas.
 

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...I just got done replacing the Purge valve under the bed, which was throwing the code P0441, but soon got the same code along with another code again....
First thing to look at for any Evap leak is the gas cap.
They're cheap. If that doesn't fix it, look deeper.
 

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This is a easy DIY guys took me about 10 mins maybe. Just open up the fuse box under the hood, the inside one. The white board inside is the one you need, there are 5 relays on top i think and 4 at the bottom, u need to pull out the white board to access the relay. Just undo the clips on the side and pull it out, the relay you need to replace is the second one from the left, if you r having starting troubles like i had you can replace it with the fog light relay for a temporary fix. The fog light relay is the far right, i done this today after having my truck at the garage for 3 days with no help from 3-4 mechanics at 3-4 different garages, found it on here with this awesome forum.
 

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE

I had my IPDM replaced 2 months before the recall (8/5/10). I took it to a repair shop who sub-contracted the job to Nissan. On the Nissan receipt it has the name of the dealership and not mine. But I also have the repair shop receipt which was a little more because of gas they used and tax, this has my name on it. I have sent in all the necessary information ( bank statement, both receipts, a receipt from when I brought my Pathfinder a few days ago for the recall checkup) along with other identifying documents that show the vehicle VIN# matching up with my name the time of the IPDM replacement in case they try to screw me over. What else do I need to look out for? Also, when I spoke with the people handling the recalls they have no idea what the IPDM is and are like its an ECM relay recall. I try to explain to them that the ECM is apart of the IPDM, but they hardly speak English. I hope I get my money back. I had to spend over $600 bc at first they thought it was the fuel pump and replaced that, and I am not sure there was anything wrong with the fuel pump. Anyways I know this is long, any advice is greatly appreciated.
 

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Reviving an old thread here but I have been experiencing the "limp mode" accelerator symptom where there will be little to no response when I hit the gas pedal. Will the replacement relay Part No. CM1a-D-12V solve this problem?
 

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Its not the IPDM relay
 

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Back in september my xterra failed. I thought it was fuel system issues and jumped around on the back of it for a while then is started.

I was driving to work and it failed again, this time at 65mph on the highway.

I called nissan america and they said it was under warranty and that that thy would tow it to a dealership and fix it for a 50 dollar deductible.

So much for that.

They charged me up the ***. I fought nissan on the phone for three weeks. I had no car after they had taken it from me to their dealership under false pretenses. Nissan eventually referred me to a "regional specialist" (someone in a cubicle in Tennessee, I'm in Texas) who's job it was to say "NO". Actually, they said "nissan is not prepared to offer you financial assistance in this matter" Which was particularly rude since I was asking them to not charge me dealer prices for a cheap part that I had no choice but to buy since they had left me stranded without my car under false pretenses. Lets not forget the many hours I had to spend on the phone with them during "working hours only". Yes I work under supervision during those hours.

They then, at my request, sent me to another "regional specialist". This time she wanted to be even more clear and stated "I want you to be absolutely sure in the knowledge that nissan will NEVER give you ANY financial assistance in this matter."

Now it gets really bad.

As soon as I get my truck back from the dealer the ses light is on(for the first time ever). I'm thinking the tech didnt reprogram something right. It then starts flashing 0300 codes and the engine sounds like its rattling itself to death. no power. loud knocking.

I took it immediately back to the same tech and he told me that "oh, your cats and coils are going out now. That'll be 900 bucks a pop for the cats and 180 for each coil.

Needless to say I was not pleased to hear this so I took it to another reputable shop where I found out the sinister truth that the damage I was seeing to my truck was a direct result of the ipdm issue, and also precipitated by sloppy work done at the dealership.

My truck has been sitting there ever since. I got all the diagnostics together and I am keeping the truck as is for evidence.

The day I went to the courthouse to pick up papers to file suit against the dealership (nissan america too), I got home and I have this recall letter in my mailbox. There's a measure of irony there for sure.

I've bought a g35 coupe and an xterra in the past five years and loved them both up until now (sold the g a while ago tho). Now I'm driving something else and I will never consider giving nissan a penny of my money again.

The only thing that remains to be seen is how far I will have to go to get compensated for the considerable financial and human hardship I and my household has endured at the hands of nissan and it's employees, a company to whom I have given more than fifty thousand dollars.
Good luck.. let me know how you did it.. i got the shaft from them repeatedly..
 
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