Originally Posted by rayw1126
I'm guessing it's a problem common on Nissan cars. I had an Altima before that did the same thing. I'm assuming that it's the power window motor setting that detects that there is something in the window track, but there isn't. E.g. - the sensors detect that the window has not closed all the way and believes something is in the way - and will roll back down for safety reasons.
It's kind of frusturating since I can live with it but it doesn't seem right. I would like to have it fixed, but i don't see myself spending $500 a year just to fix the window. That's a guaranteed money for the dealer.
THE FIX in 5 minutes. Nissan Auto Window Bounce Down after closeing
My absolutely most favorite feature of my 2002 Nissan Pathfinder is the front driver and passenger auto power windows. They auto up and auto down. Very convenient.
Needless to say, I found it baffling one day when the passenger window would bounce down about 6 inches when auto up was used. I had to sneak up on the window with little short ups to get it fully closed.
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Window reset button.
Why It Happens
The fully up position location is out of whack. This is sometimes caused by an accident or it just may happen on its own. The window doesn’t think it is in the fully upright position and activates its clutching mechanism that pulls the window back down in case your dog or child engaged the auto up with their head out the window. Nice safety feature.
How to Fix It
Pop off the armrest cover that holds the switches. Use a screw driver with a rag wrapped over the tip to pry up the cover along its lower edge. Loosen it in a few spots along the edge and it will pop up. Leave the wires intact.
Find the reset button on the inside of the door. There will be a little hole in the vapor barrier where it is located.
Start with the window in the up position. Hold the reset button down and roll the window all the way down without using the auto feature.
Let go of the reset button and roll the window all the way up again without using the auto feature.
Test the auto feature. If it still bounces, start over. It may take a few tries but, believe me, it works.
For future reference, you can pick up a Haynes manual for 1996-2004 Pathfinders to keep your Pathy and your wallet happy for years to come.