do you have power adjustable pedals?PallMal wrote:Well, I asked online in another forum (justanswer.nissan) to someone who is very familiar with Pathfinders and this particular issue.
He stated that yes, there have been others who have reported that the 2009 Pathfinder have a "buzz" in the pedal. He even had the Nissan engineers look into it, and they stated that this is a problem they can't fix (the Nissan engineers claim it's in the drive train), and that is the design of the car.
I am getting the pedal vibration mostly when I'm doing a steady 30 or 35 mph, i.e. driving in the city at normal speeds.
Today, what I did do is get down and did a hand experiment with the gas pedal assembly. One thing that I noticed is that the pedal assembly seem to move ever so slightly, as if it wasn't tightly bolted on or a washer is missing or something. Basically, I took my hand, and forced the gas pedal up from underneath, and then back down again. I felt that the pedal is not tightened (you hear the "knock" sound and you definitely feel that something isn't tightened). Mind you, the pedal assembly is not flying loose, just that this ever so slight looseness may be an issue, I don't know.
I tried the same experiment on a 2000 XTerra, and the pedal assembly is rock solid -- in other words, if I took my hand and tried to do the same thing in the XTerra, if I were strong enough, the only thing that would move is the car's floorboard.
I know that the gas pedal assembly is a "drive by wire", but am I onto something here? I'm not an expert on these things, but I know that if you have two solid items and one is supposed to be bolted to the other, if one is not bolted tightly onto the other, you will get a rattle going on if you stick a purring engine underneath it.
Which is exactlly why I asked the OP to verify.disallow wrote:no timing belt in the VQ40.trance34 wrote:Timing chain, or drive belt? They are different!mar1nasr wrote:i didnt have this problem until yesterday when the dealer changed my timing belt.
it just started now, so maybe a deformation in the belt is causing it ?
i have the SE08 basic, no auto pedals