hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
113,656 miles

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problem #8

Mar 132018


  • 118,700 miles
Recall #11V244000 applies to my issue. Both front aprons rotted. Confimed by my local sts. My VIN # is not covered somehow. Never received notice of campaign. Told by Nissan dealer I'm not covered.

- Union, NJ, USA

problem #7

Mar 012018


  • 96,000 miles
The frame on these Pathfinders are rusting and show rot that is not except able or safe my vehicle will not pass inspection because the frame is rotted.I believe these should be recalled as the more I search online the more I see other owners going through the same thing.Nissan needs to be held responsible for this defect.

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

problem #6

Jul 252017


  • 50,550 miles
Strut tower rust damage, my Pathfinder started having that noise coming from the steering column during motion. After a quick inspection at the dealership we realized there was a big gap under the strut towers in both sides, and that there was already a recall, but the recall does not includes to replace the strut column, just a cheap, glued-bolted strip of metal they call a bracket that does not even covers the gap. The "fix" used in recall nhsta id: 11V-244 is totally inadecuate for vehicles in which corrosion has take all the base of the strut tower and the tower is already touching the steering column. To elaborate imagine a gap 3 inches high and 12 inches long; two of the 3 inches in heigh were created by material that rusted and fell apart an only one inch if bent displacement. If as the instructions of the recall indicate, the strut tower must be bent back to original position, the gap will be reduced only the one inch that correspond to displacement leavin a 12 by 2 inches gap due to corrosion and it is here, where the recall solution indicates that a trip of steel should be bolted/glued to. The 4-5 inch strip(repair bracket) will be lay in cross position perpendicular to the rusted gap, leaving about 3 inches of the rusted gap exposed to each side. Just like a band aid stick across a big wound. This is not a long term fix, the bracket will fail as well or will detach from the rusted surfaces where it was installed.

- Plymouth, MI, USA

problem #5

Mar 152017


  • 89,000 miles
Sub frame rooted second time

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

problem #4

Sep 292016


  • 132,000 miles
Brought vehicle in for repair due to an issue with the steering. Apparently my vehicle has also been affected by the same rust/corrosion problem as previously recalled under recall 11V244000 and 11V244000 although these are not listed with my VIN. Vehicle is unsafe to drive.

- East Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #3

Sep 012015


  • 187,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph, there was a vibration emerging from the passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle was driven to the dealer and the diagnosis was that the front passenger side frame rail was rusted severely and needed replacement. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 187,000.

- Oconomowoc, WI, USA

problem #2

Sep 022013


  • 130,000 miles
Regarding recall R1107 for deteriorated chassis of engine compartment. On 4/2/14 premium Nissan of new rochelle attempted to remedy issue of vehicle that has not met safety standards by personal and professional inspection. Basically the engine compartment is held up with bondo, which is stated on dealership service order. The meshing and fiberglass patch will not hold up to the slightest of front end obstruction, causing sever damage and just driving it in the current condition is extremely hazardous to me, my wife and two young girls. I have documentation of the service order from premium and other licensed mechanics that have worked with this recall in the past, along with photos. I am requesting a buyback offer similar to other related cases. Thanks.

- Larchmont, NY, USA

problem #1

May 062010


  • 106,000 miles
TL-the contact owns a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the inner wheel met the frame on the left front side of the vehicle. The contact was referred to the manufacturer by a mechanic who stated that rust should not be on the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were approximately 106,000. Updated 11/03/10.

- Mahopac, NY, USA