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So far so good with my new ride, but a few things just popped up in the past few days.
- left rear window will not go up without help. Seems to be out of track at the back.
- Average MPH display does not change from 36 MPH. Been like this for 4 days.
- The engine fan, from turning the car on in the morning (cold) kicks right into high/very fast speed, and seems to stay at this rate for my entire drive.

Has anyone experienced any of these conditions?
Any diagnosis?
Tx SJ
 

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Re: 5 Weeks, 3600 miles (Lightspeed)

What do you mean when you say the window "seems to be out of track at the back"? It sounds like as if it's completely out of it's placement, like it's tilting downward or something?
 

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Re: 5 Weeks, 3600 miles (eVOLVOer)

You're right. when the window is going up, the front tries to go up, and the back stays low (sorry, hard to describe). If I grab the window at the back and help it up, the front moves up easily.
Does the window travel in two channels?
 

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Re: 5 Weeks, 3600 miles (Lightspeed)

You should most definately take it to the dealer and have them take a look at the inside of the door and secure the glass onto the track on which the window goes up and down on. Unless you have specific tools and experience in fixing such a problem(doesn't sound like you do) I'd just haul it over to my dealer.
 

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Re: 5 Weeks, 3600 miles (Lightspeed)

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So far so good with my new ride, but a few things just popped up in the past few days.
- left rear window will not go up without help. Seems to be out of track at the back.
- Average MPH display does not change from 36 MPH. Been like this for 4 days.
- The engine fan, from turning the car on in the morning (cold) kicks right into high/very fast speed, and seems to stay at this rate for my entire drive.

Has anyone experienced any of these conditions?
Any diagnosis?
Tx SJ

There are two tracks for the window glass . . . one in the front, and one in the back. Sometimes during assembly things are off by only a fraction, and the end result is what you are experiencing. Obviously this is covered under warranty, so just let your retailer fix it.

Average mph -- scroll to that screen then press and hold the "RESET" button on the turn signal stalk until you get a "- - - - " type display. That will set it back to zero. See if the computer starts calculating from there. FYI, 3500 miles in 5 weeks is A LOT of driving . . . sounds like you're spending most of your time on the highway. If so, and you're mostly cruising, it is possible that you could be getting extremely good fuel economy, particularly if you're drafting off of other vehicles (I typically don't see drafting affect instantaneous fuel economy until I'm dangerously close to the other driver, so I really doubt this is why you're getting such good fuel economy).

Have your retailer look at your engine fan. Sometimes we see a defective unit that does crazy stuff . . . it shouldn't be on initially when the engine is cold, but will cut on when necessary. It will also keep running after you shut the engine down to help circulate the coolant. Also, the passenger compartment fan will cut on and off intermittently, whether the vehicle is on or off, to help prevent mold from growing in the AC ducting . . . that is completely normal.
 

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Re: 5 Weeks, 3600 miles (Lightspeed)

He's talking about MPH, so you could drive faster all the time or do the reset that Lee suggests, I do believe the computer parameters are reset individually.
I also thought that the fan is on anytime the AC is on, since the car defaults with the AC on....... I'm guessing on this one. You do have to go to the dealer anyway to get the window fixed.
 

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Re: 5 Weeks, 3600 miles (vintagemilano)

I never reset my average MPH, and it is stuck at 46 MPH for about 2 months. It really takes a lot of steady driving to get it above or below your normal average. It's very hard to keep your average MPH high.

As far as 500 miles per week, that's pretty good mileage...before I moved, I was driving 160-200 miles per day, 5 days a week. Not so good. Thank goodness this was before my R. But, the Pathfinder is barely 3-1/2 and it's got 139k on it.


Good thing I bought a Japanese car.

I have also experienced the high fan at times when I did not think the car was that hot, but never for a whole trip. That plus the window track = dealer visit.
 
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