hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,534 miles

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problem #2

Dec 012014

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • 96,540 miles
Rear frame and suspension on passenger side rear, near coil spring and shock mount. Frame has rusted through in the section of the Pathfinder. There is no other rust on the underside of the frame. Condition was found when mechanic had Pathfinder up on lift, inspecting as a used car purchase and a fuel smell and delivery issue causing the engine to stall while driving.vehicle has 96,540 miles on it. Again no other rust on the frame in this area. Was instructed to have repaired, before it becomes a safety issue and drive-ability issue. I do have a photo of this damage.

- Holland , MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 182005

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,528 miles
I went to have my oil change at the garage, I told the mechanic I could hear a hissing noise from under neat, like a noise from the muffler.when he checked he said the catalytic converter was split open, he told me to bring it to the dealer, it should be covered under the pollution control.when I got to the dealer he checked it out and told me, it was called a tube or a pipe not a catalyitic converter not covered under warr.,but Nissan sold a patch to repair this, at the time I had around 44,528 mi.on my Pathfinder just over the 36,000 mi warr.so I called Nissan to explain the problem and told them I was a loyal customer after bying 3 Pathfinder and my wife 2 maxima, I don't seem to have gotten anywhere but sorry.I was told that a regional rep.was going to call, but we never connected.the service mgr.at Nissan told me they were aware of the problem, that I was not the first, I hope this will do some good maybe get my money back.repair work done on 6/18/05.thank you

- Lakeville, MA, USA