really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
3,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
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problem #2

Feb 102018

Pathfinder 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,500 miles

On February 10, 2018, we brought home a new puppy. We wanted to calm our current pet down so I went inside my house to let him out to use the restroom and calm him for the introduction. It was a cold night so my 7-year-old daughter and husband were in the backseat unbuckled with the heater on. Nobody was in the front seat at the time. The car was running and I had the key in my pocket in our house. About 7 minutes later I heard a crash. In my mind, I figured my husband was moving things in our garage but when I went outside, the car had accelerated UP my driveway and INTO my garage. It crashed into my freezer, and if the freezer had not been in the way it would have crashed into my house. I am so glad that nobody was in front of the vehicle when it accelerated, it could have killed my child or husband.

Nissan flew an engineer down from Tennessee and he ran a report on his computer and found no fault. I asked if they knew why it happened and if they took the vehicle apart to look for cause and they said: "no, we were not looking for why only if the computer showed an error." I asked for the report and they stated that the report was proprietary and refused to release it to me. It seems odd that they would not release the report if Nissan is not at fault. Now I have a deductible to pay, which is much less of a concern compared to how unsafe my family feels in the vehicle. I refuse to turn the vehicle on if my daughter is not yet buckled, and I do not let anybody walk near the vehicle if it is idle. t is being repaired to sell currently. Also, it is likely that this issue is going to reduce the value of the vehicle that I have had less than 1 year. I will be so upside down, I am not sure what I will afford. I will be contacting an attorney.

- Denise H., Henderson, US

problem #1

Feb 252017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles

My vehicle ran over me while I parked it. It was in "park" but starting rolling back as I got out of vehicle. I tried to stop it but my legs slipped under the front driver tire and broke left leg femer bone and crushed my other leg. I truly believe this vehicle is defective but the dealership refuses to have it inspected. I do not know exactly why Dealership states they are not responsible. I plan to sue Premier Nissan LLC in Metairie LA

- Kim W., St.Rose, US