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2011 Nissan Pathfinder Repair, Service & Tires


2011 Nissan Pathfinder Tires

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2011 Nissan Pathfinder Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder tire size? Use the following chart to find information on tire size, speed rating, and inflation.

Trim Level Speed Rating Inflation in PSI F/R Tire Size
2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition* S 35 PSI/35 PSI P265/65R17
2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition* T 35 PSI/35 PSI P265/65R17
2011 Nissan Pathfinder SV* T 35 PSI/35 PSI P265/65R17
2011 Nissan Pathfinder SV* S 35 PSI/35 PSI P265/65R17
2011 Nissan Pathfinder LE T 35 PSI/35 PSI P265/60R18
2011 Nissan Pathfinder S S 35 PSI/35 PSI P245/75R16

2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition*

P265/65R17

Speed Rating: S

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2011 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition*

P265/65R17

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2011 Nissan Pathfinder SV*

P265/65R17

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2011 Nissan Pathfinder SV*

P265/65R17

Speed Rating: S

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2011 Nissan Pathfinder LE

P265/60R18

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2011 Nissan Pathfinder S

P245/75R16

Speed Rating: S

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

* Note: these models have different tire sizes depending on vehicle options.

Recommended Tires for Your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder

What tires are best for a 2011 Nissan Pathfinder? Check out the following tire brands and types.

Bridgestone ALENZA AS ULTRA
ALENZA AS ULTRA

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
Blizzak DM-V2

  • No warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 3
Dueler A/T Revo 3

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 3 - LT
Dueler A/T Revo 3 - LT

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone R265
R265

  • Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport
Dueler H/P Sport

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone Dueler H/T 685
Dueler H/T 685

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone Dueler H/T 840
Dueler H/T 840

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone Dueler H/T 684 II
Dueler H/T 684 II

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Destination LE3
Destination LE3

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Destination A/T2
Destination A/T2

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Destination LE2
Destination LE2

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Destination X/T
Destination X/T

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone ALL SEASON
ALL SEASON

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone Winterforce LT
Winterforce LT

  • Limited Warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
SUREDRIVE ALL-TERRAIN
ALL-TERRAIN

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
SUREDRIVE HIGHWAY
HIGHWAY

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
SUREDRIVE ALL-TERRAIN LTR
ALL-TERRAIN LTR

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
SUREDRIVE HIGHWAY LTR
HIGHWAY LTR

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Toyo OPEN COUNTRY A/T III
OPEN COUNTRY A/T III

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Toyo OPEN COUNTRY HTII
OPEN COUNTRY HTII

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Toyo PROXES ST III
PROXES ST III

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires

About 2011 Nissan Pathfinder Tires

Beyond the correct tire size, you also want to consider a handful of other factors when buying new Nissan Pathfinder tires like how and where you drive, and how much you want to spend. When evaluating your driving conditions, think about where you live (countryside vs. city vs. mountains) and the kind of unexpected weather you're likely to experience. It's not uncommon for drivers in states that experience all four seasons to buy more than one set of tires. one for summer and one for winter. Other drivers buy one set of all-season tires instead. That way they don't have to return to the tire shop and their vehicle is always ready for sun, rain, and light snow!

Driving style is next on the list to think about when buying tires. If you're a big off-roading fan who forges paths where others can't, you have very different needs than a long-distance commuter who sticks to the highway. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for help selecting the tire that's right for you, or get started by browsing tires that fit your Nissan Pathfinder.

Installing Nissan Pathfinder Tires

Firestone Complete Auto Care has been a leading tire provider for more than a century. We're a tire store that also offers professional tire installation, maintenance, and rotation, along with complete auto care. Buy 2011 Nissan Pathfinder tires online and schedule your installation when it's convenient for you.

2011 Nissan Pathfinder Tire Q&A

  • Is Nissan tire inflation important? Even a tiny decrease in tire pressure could impact your safety and fuel economy. Maintaining proper tire pressure can help increase fuel economy, improve braking time, and boost tire lifespan.
  • What do the numbers on my Nissan Pathfinder tires mean? The numbers on your tire sidewall give you information about tire speed rating, traction, treadwear, tire size, and load carrying capacity. Chat with a tire technician to learn how to read the numbers on your Nissan tires!
  • Can I check the tread depth on my Nissan tires at home? Stay on top of your tire tread depth to help avoid a dangerous drive. You can check tread depth with a penny. Hold the penny so that Abraham Lincoln is facing you, then place your penny into a tread groove upside down. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new Nissan Pathfinder tires. Grab a penny. Hold the so that Abe Lincon's head is facing you and his hair is pointing toward the ground. Then, place the penny into a tread groove. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new Nissan Pathfinder tires.

2011 Nissan Pathfinder Repair Information

Car repairs: for many drivers, that phrase is a dreadful one. But at Firestone Complete Auto Care, we strive to give you the excellent repair experience you deserve. When it’s time for 2011 Nissan Pathfinder repair services, head to your nearest Firestone location and rest easy knowing that your Pathfinder is in capable hands. We’ll start by assessing what repairs may be needed, and we’ll provide you with a detailed explanation of what we recommend. We value your trust, so we recommend only the repairs we think are necessary for your safety on the road.

What Will Nissan Pathfinder Repairs Cost?

Several factors can affect the cost to repair your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder, including which repairs are needed, prices of appropriate replacement parts, how much labor the repair will take, and your locale. No matter what state you’re in, be sure to look through our offers and online coupons for repairs.

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2011 Nissan Pathfinder Auto Repair Questions

  • Do I need to follow Nissan's maintenance schedule? Don’t neglect scheduled maintenance. Sure, you could skip out on a few recommended maintenance services, but you may pay the price later. Bring your vehicle to Firestone Complete Auto Care at recommended service intervals to address minor issues before they get out of hand and keep your car running newer, longer.
  • Should I bring my Nissan in even if I can't pinpoint the problem? You’re in your car, day in and day out. So, it’s only expected that you know your car better than anyone else! If you notice mysterious smells, strange engine noises, or other out-of-the-ordinary symptoms while driving, trust your instincts and stop into Firestone Complete Auto Care for a Courtesy Check. Catching a potential issue early could help prevent Nissan Pathfinder repairs.
  • Do I have to get the repairs you recommend for my Nissan? Trust is more than just a saying on the wall. It’s a window underneath it. That’s why we won’t recommend services or repairs for your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder unless we think they’re vital to your safety on the road.

Get Your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder Brakes Fixed

Your Nissan Pathfinder engine may be strong and reliable. But if you can't stop it, then it's scrap metal. If you’re experiencing squeaky brakes or a loss of braking power, don’t wait! Safe driving and responsive brakes go hand in hand. Plus, waiting can lead to more expensive parts wearing out and requiring replacement. Get your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder brakes fixed at Firestone Complete Auto Care. We offer many affordable brake repairs like brake pad/shoe replacement, brake rotor/drum refinishing, brake fluid exchange/bleeding, and brake caliper and wheel cylinder installation.

Answers to Your Pathfinder Brakes Questions

  • Why does my Pathfinder shake when I brake? If your Pathfinder shakes when you brake, you could be dealing with warped rotors, faulty brake calipers, worn brake pads or rotors, or loose or worn suspension parts. Schedule a free brake inspection at Firestone Complete Auto Care for help diagnosing your brake issue.
  • What is the average lifespan of Pathfinder brake pads? Brake pads generally last between 30,000 and 40,000 miles. Your driving can affect how long your Pathfinder brake pads last, though. For example, mainly driving on highways and gradually braking can help increase the lifespan of your brake pads, and carrying hefty loads or riding your brakes can shorten it.
  • Should my Pathfinder be leaking brake fluid when the car is off? Your Pathfinder has a closed hydraulic brake system, meaning you should not have a brake fluid leak under normal conditions. However, parts of your brake system can wear out over time or become damaged, which can lead to a brake fluid leak.

When to Get Nissan Pathfinder Drivetrain Repairs

Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are quite different, so you don't want to go to just anyone for drivetrain repair. You want to visit Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can help repair all of your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder drivetrain components Your Nissan Pathfinder may need driveshaft attention if you feel resistance when turning, heavy vibrations in your floorboards, clunks when shifting, or vibration as your vehicle accelerates.

2011 Nissan Pathfinder Drivetrain Q&A

  • What are signs my Nissan drivetrain is damaged? Hear noises toward the back of your Nissan Pathfinder? See fluid leaking? Having issues turning? These could all be signs of drivetrain damage you don't want to ignore. Take action quickly to catch repairs or replacements before something more severe happens.
  • What causes a Pathfinder’s malfunction indicator light (MIL) to illuminate? A multitude of problems can activate your Pathfinder’s malfunction indicator light (better known as the check engine light), including issues with the engine, transmission, sensors, electrical system, or connectors.
  • How serious is a drivetrain malfunction in my Pathfinder? If you experience a drivetrain malfunction in your Pathfinder, it is important to have it inspected by a professional mechanic as soon as possible to identify the underlying cause and perform the necessary repairs. Driving with a malfunctioning drivetrain can be dangerous and cause further damage to your car.

2011 Nissan Pathfinder Alignment Services

An alignment involves making adjustments to your Nissan Pathfinder's suspension system, the connection between the vehicle and the wheels. In an alignment service, the individual angles of your tires are adjusted so that they come into contact with the road in just the right way — the way Nissan intended them to. Bring your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder in for a wheel alignment and we'll start with an alignment check. After that, we can adjust your wheel alignment angles until they match Nissan’s recommended measurements.

Nissan Pathfinder Alignment Questions

  • What can knock my Nissan Pathfinder out of alignment? Potholes and uneven roads can knock your car out of alignment, so stay aware of the road ahead and adjust your speed (or avoid these obstacles whenever it’s safely possible).
  • How often does your Pathfinder need a wheel alignment? Typically, your alignment should be checked every 6,000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. Double-check your Pathfinder owner’s manual for Nissan's exact recommended schedule.
  • Do you need to get your Pathfinder wheels aligned? It’s likely not a requirement to get an alignment when you install new tires on your Pathfinder, but it's a smart idea to do so anyway. An alignment can help ensure even tire wear, smooth handling, and better fuel efficiency.

2011 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Repair

When your Nissan Pathfinder engine needs repairs, our technicians will make sure you understand what’s going on before they start working on your engine. We make recommendations, but you make the final decision. If a repair isn’t urgent right now, we’ll let you know. We'll also tell you if it's necessary for your safety. We want to provide you with the information you need to make an informed engine repair decision. By choosing Firestone Complete Auto Care for Pathfinder engine repairs and you can feel confident knowing that we use Nissan-approved parts and components like the timing belt, engine oil seal, sensors, or another part.

Engine Q&A 2011 Nissan Pathfinder

  • Why does the check engine light in my Pathfinder turn on when I start my car? Generally, your check engine light turning on upon ignition is not a bad thing. It’s just your Pathfinder firing up its circuits. The light should turn off in a bit, but come see us if it doesn't.
  • Are Nissan Pathfinder engine noises bad? Unusual noises can signal a problem with your Nissan Pathfinder engine. Tapping or knocking could mean you're low on oil. Whistling could mean a belt is misaligned or there's an intake leak. Squealing can indicate a loose fan belt, and grinding might be coming from the brakes, not the engine.
  • Are you unknowingly damaging your Nissan Pathfinder engine?  Some driving habits are not so great for your engine. These include driving on a near-empty gas tank, flooring the gas pedal while the car is in Park, or accelerating too quickly, too soon. Protect your engine’s performance and efficiency by distancing yourself from these habits.

Tire Repair for Your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder

Firestone Complete Auto Care is here for you when your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder needs flat tire repair or inspection. Our tire technicians can determine whether it's safe to plug and patch the tire, or whether it needs to be replaced. To start, we’ll consider the location of tire damage, the type of issue, the size and scope of the damage, and the amount of wear on your tires.

If your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder tire puncture can be repaired, the repair process is actually fairly simple: (1) Separate the tire from the vehicle wheel, (2) use a filler to close up the puncture (this is to keep moisture from getting in), and (3) seal the inner liner with a repair unit to prevent air loss.

Frequently Asked Nissan Pathfinder Tire Repair Questions

  • Can I drive my Nissan on a flat tire? Driving on a flat tire is not a good idea. Your Pathfinder engine will keep running with a flat tire, but you could damage your wheel by continuing to drive on a flat.
  • Can I use an emergency/temporary sealant to fix my Nissan's flat tire? A temporary sealant may be able to help you get to a repair location safely. But temporary or emergency sealants could possibly damage TPMS sensors, and in some cases may even void the warranty on your Bridgestone or Firestone tires. If your tire needs extensive repair, sealant can add time and labor costs to the process.
  • Why do my Pathfinder tires keep losing air? Possible reasons for your Pathfinder tires continuously losing air include a leaking valve steam, wheel damage, and a puncture or hole in the rubber.

Guide to 2011 Nissan Pathfinder Scheduled Maintenance

It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Pathfinder maintenance. Just follow your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder maintenance schedule! This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Nissan themselves. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Pathfinder's life, increase your vehicle safety, and prevent common 2011 Nissan Pathfinder problems.

Essential Maintenance to Keep Your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder Running Newer, Longer

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Pathfinder’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2011 Nissan Pathfinder maintenance and repairs. Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

2011 Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance Q&A

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Nissan Pathfinder?  Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my Nissan Pathfinder to high mileage oil?  If your Nissan Pathfinder has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can Nissan dashboard warning lights wait?  Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Nissan Pathfinder in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Battery Size & Replacement for 2011 Nissan Pathfinder

Need more info about Nissan Pathfinder batteries?

Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
26R-3 V6/4.0L Replacement 24 months Performance months 575
35-2 V6/4.0L Replacement 36 months Performance months 640
35-AGM V6/4.0L Replacement 36 months Performance months 650
24F-3 V8/5.6L Replacement 24 months Performance months 650
24F-6 V8/5.6L Replacement 36 months Performance months 750
24F-RP V8/5.6L Replacement 48 months Performance months 750

2011 Nissan Pathfinder Batteries

On average, auto batteries last anywhere from three to five years. Check your battery regularly and replace it as needed so it doesn’t leave you and your Nissan Pathfinder stranded. Watch for signs that your current battery is getting too old or too weak. A slow engine crank, an illuminated check engine light or battery signal, bloated battery case, corroded battery terminals, or weak lights can all be signs that your battery is on its last leg.

Or, you can get a complimentary battery check at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care. Visit us for a complimentary battery check and, if necessary, a battery replacement to help keep your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder running! Car batteries are one of our many specialties! Our expert technicians understand Nissan service recommendations for Pathfinder battery cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. Get help choosing the battery size that fits your car perfectly, and schedule an appointment today for a quick car battery replacement.

Top Nissan PathfinderCar Battery Questions

  • Why won't my Nissan Pathfinder battery stay charged?  A car battery that needs to be jump-started every time is as good as dead. It may be getting old. Or, you’ve been leaving the doors slightly open and the dome lights on during the night. Stop in for a free battery check at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and learn more about your battery's charge.
  • How long can I expect my car battery to last?  A car battery normally lasts three to five years, but this number can vary based on battery type, your driving habits, and battery maintenance.
  • Why is there white, flaky stuff around my Pathfinder’s battery post?  A chemical reaction between battery acid and the air can cause a white, crusty buildup to form on the terminals of your Pathfinder car battery. This buildup — known as corrosion — can impede the flow of electricity and cause a range of issues, from poor performance to premature battery failure.

2011 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Changes

Nissan recommends having your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Outside of Nissan-recommended oil change intervals, your Pathfinder may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Nissan recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances.

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2011 Nissan Pathfinder motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Pathfinder’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. Let the experts take care of your Pathfinder’s engine by making an oil change appointment today.

2011 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change Q&A

  • Why is the oil light on in my Nissan Pathfinder?  Your Nissan Pathfinder oil change reminder light may come on if you're overdue for an oil change. The oil pressure light will typically come on if the oil level in the engine is too low, the oil pump is failing, you have a clogged oil filter, or there's a faulty oil pressure sensor.
  • Can I change my Nissan Pathfinder oil at home?  Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan Pathfinder spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke?  There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Engine Tune-Up Service for Your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder

Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your Pathfinder’s power on the road. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder. The standard Firestone Tune-Up is one service option. It includes a complete visual inspection of engine components, installation of new spark plugs, and a lifetime warranty on parts*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your Pathfinder. Our third service is a thorough cleaning of the fuel system. During this type of tune-up, we use a three-step process to get rid of harmful varnish, dirt, and carbon deposit buildup in your Pathfinder’s fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate. This goes a long way in boosting your fuel system’s overall performance. Here’s something to remember when choosing services: the mileage and service history of your Pathfinder can determine what kind of service it needs. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

*Ask a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate about full terms and conditions for warranties.

2011 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • What happens if my Nissan Pathfinder spark plugs fail? When it’s time to replace the spark plugs, don’t delay. These small (but vital!) parts provide the electric spark that your car needs in order to start, and old spark plugs can prevent your car from starting at all. Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so.
  • What do I do if I see a pool of liquid under my Nissan Pathfinder? Puddles could indicate that your vehicle is leaking coolant, oil, or brake fluid. Ignoring these leaks can lead to permanent engine damage, so address these symptoms ASAP with a tune-up service.
  • How often should I clean my Nissan Pathfinder fuel injectors? The frequency at which car fuel injectors should be cleaned can vary depending on several factors, including the type of fuel used and the driving conditions. Some manufacturers generally recommend a fuel system cleaning as part of your general car maintenance, or as needed based on symptoms of poor fuel system performance.

Suspension Service & Repair for 2011 Nissan Pathfinder

When you first drove your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Pathfinder jolts, leans to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder, bring it in for steering and suspension repairs. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work.

Questions About 2011 Nissan Pathfinder Steering & Suspension

  • Why does my Nissan Pathfinder bounce so much? Damaged struts or shocks can't dampen road bumps properly, causing your vehicle to feel like a trampoline after each dip or bump.
  • What can cause the front end of my Pathfinder to dip forward when I apply the brakes?  The forward dip in the front end of your Pathfinder when you brake is caused by the weight and momentum transferring to the front wheels. If your suspension system is in bad shape, it can fail to distribute this force, leading your front end to dip further downward.
  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Nissan's suspension?  Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, nd also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.

2011 Nissan Pathfinder A/C Service Near You

Our technicians will work to solve your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder A/C problems to the best of their ability. During this initial A/C performance check, we’ll look at the state of your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder’s A/C system to evaluate what repairs are necessary (if any). This check includes a visual inspection, performance test, and pressure and leak test.

While your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder’s air conditioner is being serviced, we’ll also do an A/C evacuation and recharge. To do this, one of our technicians will remove the refrigerant in your A/C system (if there is even any left to remove). Then, they’ll use Nissan’s specifications to evacuate the system. Finally, we’ll recharge the A/C system with new refrigerant.

2011 Nissan Pathfinder A/C System FAQs

  • Why do I get hot air from my Pathfinder A/C?  An A/C blowing hot air has several possible root causes. There could be an issue with your compressor clutch, a blown fuse, a leak, or a clog in the expansion valve.
  • What causes A/C system leaks?  Over the years, the rubber seals and gaskets in your Pathfinder’s A/C system naturally degrade. Moisture can get into the system and cause a malfunction, or parts can simply wear out so that your system no longer seals properly.
  • Why does my Pathfinder’s A/C only work when the car is moving? There could be issues with one or more components in the air conditioning or electrical system. Your Pathfinder may have a faulty cooling fan or low refrigerant.

Transmission Services for 2011 Nissan Pathfinder

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. 2011 Nissan Pathfinder transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding when accelerating, the car shaking on the road, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. Let Nissan Pathfinder transmission problems linger and your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or discover that your Pathfinder’s not even driveable. Our technicians are trained to service 2011  Nissan Pathfinder transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. If you think there’s something wrong with your Pathfinder’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

2011 Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Questions & Answers

  • Does my Pathfinder's transmission fluid need to be inspected?  Caring for your Nissan Pathfinder’s transmission fluid is a great way to help it perform. About every 30,000 to 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your transmission fluid inspected and perhaps changed. Service intervals can vary depending on how you use your Nissan, so check with your technician first. Luckily, leaks and low fluid levels are easy to spot and inexpensive to fix.
  • Is it possible for transmission fluid to leak from my Nissan Pathfinder?  Yes. Nissan Pathfinder transmission fluid can leak as time passes, which may lead to transmission problems. Transmission fluid leaks are often caused by worn or damaged transmission components, such as the transmission pan, cooler lines, seals, or housing. An overfilled transmission may also be behind your transmission fluid leak.
  • Can I still drive my Nissan Pathfinder if it has a transmission fluid leak?  You should avoid driving with a transmission fluid leak. Your transmission system relies on transmission fluid to operate properly, and a leak may decrease performance, cause your Pathfinder to overheat, or even lead to transmission failure.

Vehicle Inspection for 2011 Nissan Pathfinder

At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we perform a multi-point Courtesy Check during any vehicle service. To start, one of our technicians will check the battery in your Nissan Pathfinder to determine how much charge remains. We’ll follow the battery inspection with a visual check of your Nissan Pathfinder’s filters, lights, wiper blades, fluid levels, belts, hoses, tires, and alignment.

We perform a Courtesy Check any time you bring your car to a local Firestone Complete Auto Care for service, but you can also request a Complete Vehicle Inspection for your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder if you suspect there may be a bigger problem. In addition to a visual check of everything that's included in a Courtesy Check, a Complete Vehicle Inspection also includes a hands-on examination of your steering, suspension, brakes, and exhaust system. The goal of this type of inspection is to unearth significant issues that might require preventative maintenance.

Depending on your location, you may be able to take care of your state inspection or safety test at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. Inspections are performed on a state-by-state basis and requirements vary.

2011 Nissan Pathfinder Vehicle Inspection Q and A

  • When does my Nissan Pathfinder need an inspection? You drive your car, day in and day out, so you know it best. If you notice unusual engine noises or you can’t shake the feeling that something is 'off,' start with a Courtesy Check to stay ahead of potential issues.
  • Can you fix my 2011 Nissan Pathfinder so it will pass a state inspection test? Did your vehicle fail a recent state inspection test? We can help. Come in for a checkup and we’ll diagnose the issue.
  • When should I get a complete vehicle inspection for my Nissan Pathfinder?  The best time to get a complete vehicle inspection for your Nissan Pathfinder is before going on a road trip for the peace of mind. Another great time is when something abnormal occurs, and you can't pinpoint the issue. You might notice new dashboard lights, hear strange noises from under the hood, or your steering wheel doesn't feel like it once did.

2011 Nissan Pathfinder Radiator Service

Staying on top of routine radiator maintenance for your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder is essential for long-term engine health. In fact, Nissan recommends replacing coolant/antifreeze at specific intervals, but it’s also wise to keep an eye out for signs of a failing radiator. You could be on the verge of a radiator-induced engine breakdown if you notice leaking coolant, overheating, or an illuminated low coolant dashboard light.

At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we start by performing a thorough inspection of your Nissan Pathfinder cooling system. Then, we’ll move on to a machine-powered coolant exchange. Finally, we’ll refill the flushed sealants, lubricants and chemicals, then do a pressure check to catch any possible leaks. From the heater core to the radiator cap, we’re here to give your 2011 Nissan Pathfinder the top-notch service it needs.

2011 Nissan Pathfinder Radiator Q&A

  • Why is the coolant light on my Nissan dashboard on?  f the coolant light illuminates on your dashboard, your engine could be overheating. Pull over to a safe area and wait for the engine to cool down. Then, head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care for a coolant system check.
  • What is causing my Pathfinder to overheat?  One of the main reasons your Nissan Pathfinder engine might overheat is because you don’t have enough coolant. Other causes include a clogged radiator, a damaged cooling fan, a malfunctioning thermostat, or a faulty water pump.
  • Why does the radiator in my Pathfinder sound like it’s rumbling or boiling?  Air pockets in your Pathfinder’s cooling system may cause a rumbling or boiling noise. You could also have a clogged radiator or simply need to replace the radiator cap.