Nissan Pathfinder 2009-2011 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for Nissan Pathfinder for the year 2009 and 2011.
TRANSPONDER PROGRAMS SEPARATELY FROM RKE W/ A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL
1. Close and lock all doors with the driver’s side power lock/unlock switch.
2. Insert key into ignition and remove it from the ignition key cylinder at least six times within 10 seconds. Your Hazard Lamps will flash if you have performed this step successfully.
NOTE: Withdraw key completely from ignition cylinder each time. If this procedure is performed too fast, system will not enter programming mode.
3. Insert key into the ignition cylinder and turn to the ACC position.
4. Within 5 seconds, push ANY button on the remote transmitter. Your Hazard Lamps should flash.
NOTE: Do not press the button more than one time in the above step. If the button is pressed more than one time, the programming procedure will not be successful.
5. If there are any remaining transmitters (including the old ones), unlock then lock all doors using the driver’s side power lock/unlock switch and within 5 seconds, push ANY button on the next remote. Your Hazard Lamps should flash. Repeat this step for each transmitter (including any existing transmitters).
6. Turn the key to the OFF position, remove keys from the ignition, unlock doors using the driver’s side power lock/unlock switch and open the driver side door.
About Nissan Pathfinder
The Nissan Pathfinder is offered in S, SE, and SE Off-Road trims with a 4.0-liter V6 engine or the top LE model with a 5.6-liter V8 engine. The S and SE variants can be had with either rear- or four-wheel drive, while the SE Off-Road and LE models come standard with four-wheel drive. The S model comes with minimal features, whereas higher trims can include a Bose audio system, leather-appointed first and second-row seats, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Nissan’s mid-size truck-based Pathfinder is a comfortable, luxury SUV for individuals who require conventional truck toughness for off-roading or heavy hauling.
The Pathfinder is available with either a V-6 or a V-8 engine, and both engines are offered with either rear- or all-wheel drive. The base 266-horsepower, 4.0-liter V-6 engine provides ample power for most types of driving and achieves much better fuel economy while still providing a towing capacity of up to 6,000 pounds. A 310-horsepower V-8 increases torque and enables the truck to tow up to 7,000 pounds. The 2009 Nissan Pathfinder is rated at a dismal 12 mpg in city driving with the V-8 and four-wheel drive.
The Pathfinder’s suspension lacks the wheel articulation required for more dangerous boulder-scrambling. Aside from that, the 2009 Nissan Pathfinder is rugged enough for off-roading, with short overhangs and decent ground clearance, and its four-wheel-drive system includes an electronically controlled transfer case with a distinct low range and auto mode that switches to four-wheel mode when slip occurs. Electronics such as Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist assist the system in maintaining traction when off-roading.
The 2009 Nissan Pathfinder comes standard with a roof rack with a capacity of 200 pounds and a handle to aid with step-up and loading. The Pathfinder’s interior is designed to maximize room, with a flat-fold passenger seat in front, a 40/20/40-split second row, and a 50/50-split third row. The second and third rows may both fold down to the same level, allowing for a long, flat cargo area, and the Pathfinder can achieve a cargo length of up to 10 feet by folding the front passenger seatback forward against the bottom cushion. There is a large storage room buried beneath the second-row seats, as well as a useful tiny storage area inside the back door. Seating in the 2009 Nissan Pathfinder isn’t as comfortable as it could be, thanks to small and sparsely cushioned front seats.