Nissan Pathfinder Complaints

Nissan Pathfinder Complaints
  • 489 Complaints
  • 28 Crashes
  • 3 Fires
  • 18 Injuries
  • 0 Fatalities
  • Consumers have filed a total of 489 complaints for Pathfinder models.

Recent Complaints

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Mar-09, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 10:47 Mar-23, 2021

For over 6 months my vehicle has been sputtering off and on. Just recently, when cranking it up, it would blow out white smoke and sputter even worse. We bought it in march 2020 knowing it was sputtering but the dealership claimed to have fixed it. Now it's with nissan where it's been for almost 2 weeks. They're stating that the transmission and engine has to be replaced. They also stated that these vehicles are notorious for these issues. I've also found numerous complaints online about these particular year and make/ model vehicles having the same issues. If this really is an issue, it needs to be addressed!

Parts: SERVICE BRAKES
  • Date of Incident: Mar-12, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 16:08 Mar-22, 2021

Vehicle had nissan anti-lock brake (abs) actuator safety recall repaired on 3/12/21. Ten minutes after leaving dealership abs warning lights started coming on again and continue to come on, not every trip, but several times per week. Obviously, the repair has not addressed this safety issue completely. Vehicle has about 47,000 miles on it.

Parts: POWER TRAINENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Mar-17, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 13:16 Mar-19, 2021

Vehicle was perfectly fine, but then begin to stall out on 3/1 in motion on the street, while turning, & backing up. Then on 3/18 when attempting to back up the car it completely stopped. Car is at the shop now with reported transmission issues.

Parts: SEATS
  • Date of Incident: Mar-11, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 13:15 Mar-18, 2021

When driver seat is moved to highest point, the side view mirror blocks your view from from seeing anything on the entire front side of the car. I'm 5ft so i need the seat all the way up. Almost had several collisions because you can't see past or around side view mirror.

Parts: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Mar-07, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 20:56 Mar-12, 2021

I HAVE A 2017 Nissan Pathfinder JUST REACHED 58, 888 MI AND MY HEATER AC FANS ARE DEFECTIVE AND THE DEALER CHARGES ROUGHLY $1,000 FOR REPAIR THIS IS CLEARLY A MANUFACTURER DEFECT AND THE CONSUMER SHOULDN'T BE HELD LIABLE NISSAN NEEDS PUT OUT A BULLETIN RECALL FOR THIS AS MANY OTHER CONSUMERS HAS COMPLAINED ON THIS FORUMS AND OTHER FORUMS IT ONLY SEEMS TO HAPPEN WHEN I TURN ON HEATER CONTROL OR AC CONTROL OR DEFROST I HEARD THE SOUND BEFORE A FEW MONTHS AGO BUT WENT AWAY NOW IT'S THERE PERMANENTLY

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: Mar-10, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 14:20 Mar-12, 2021

The vehicle started making a clicking like sound when the air conditioner is on. The sound was noticed while parked in my driveway. I took the vehicle to nissan dealership which stated it was the fan assembly that needed replacing at $1000. 00 the vehicle don't have 65000 miles.

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Dec-01, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Mar-12, 2021

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2020 Nissan Pathfinder. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED INTERMITTENTLY. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO COURTESY NISSAN (1777 N CENTRAL EXPY, RICHARDSON, TX 75080, (972) 231-2600) AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE OXYGEN SENSOR FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 19,700.*DT

Parts: ENGINEELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Feb-05, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 11:11 Mar-01, 2021

Engine coolant and a/c fan rattling the fan on the a/c side fan blade is loose

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Feb-17, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 11:36 Feb-27, 2021

FAN BEARINGS IN THE TWIN FAN SHROUD HAVE FAILED AND ARE CREATING A LOUD NOISE AND HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO LEAD TO ENGINE OVERHEATING AND POTENTIAL ENGINE TROUBLE. THE NHTSA AND NISSAN HAVE PUT OUT A TSB (NTB17-100) IN OCT 2017. ALTHOUGH MY VEHICLE IS PAST WARRANTY SEARCHING THE WEB IT APPEARS THIS HAS BEEN A VERY BIG PROBLEM FOR Nissan PathfinderS. BECAUSE THE COMPLETE FAN SHROUD (2 FANS-RADIATOR AND COOLING FANS) ALONG WITH A COMPUTER MODULE ARE PART OF THE FINAL ASSEMBLY THE COST TO REPAIR IS SIGNIFICANT ($800). A FAN REPLACEMENT ALONE WOULD BE MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE BUT NISSAN ONLY PROVIDES A FULL ASSEMBLY VS COMPONENT FIX.

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Feb-15, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 12:19 Feb-18, 2021

Radiator cooling fan died at only 47,141 miles. Cost is 978. 00. Absolutely horrible this is not covered under warranty, especially considering it is a very common problem. First and last nissan i will ever buy.

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHERPOWER TRAIN
  • Date of Incident: Dec-13, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 21:09 Feb-12, 2021

Front driver's window keeps getting stuck when you try to role it up, rear hatch not working properly, gas tank opener gets stuck, sunroof leaks water into the car going through a carwash, bad seal on electric sunroof, transmission problems.

Parts: FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
  • Date of Incident: Feb-05, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 10:26 Feb-06, 2021

Going down a busy road at 45 miles per hour my car stopped completely and started beeping and a warning light came up on the dashboard with a big exclamation point. There was nothing in front of my car no other cars and it completely stopped on its own. I took it to the dealership because i was scared to drive my car and they said the sensor was faulty they replaced it with the same sensor and said that nissans development and research dept. Was shut down that they are the ones to figure the issue out but they replaced with same sensor and said it could happen again within 6 months to a year from the heat.

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHERENGINEELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Feb-01, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 11:02 Feb-04, 2021

READING FORUMS AND DOING RESEARCH HAS BROUGHT ME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT NISAN IS BUYING AND HAS BEEN BUYING FAULTY RADIATOR FANS FOR YEARS. MY WIFE DOES NOTHING BUT DRIVE TO AND FROM WORK, AVERAGING AROUND 10K MILES A YEAR ON HER Pathfinder UNDER NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS AND WE ARE BEING ASKED TO REPLACE A FAN THAT HAS MYSTERIOUSLY JUST STARTED MAKING ALL KINDS OF NOISE. NOT ONLY IS THIS A PROBLEM BUT IT'S CAUSING CONSUMERS TO SPEND UPWARDS OF $1000 TO REPLACE THIS. I HAVE RECENTLY FOUND A PATHFINDER FORUM WITH WELL OVER 450 RESULTS RELATED TO THIS PARTICULAR ITEM ONLY. OBVIOUSLY, THIS IS NOT COVERED UNDER NORMAL DRIVE TRAIN WARRANTY SO THIS IS COMING OUT OF CONSUMER POCKETS. THIS ISN'T FAIR TO ME OR ANYONE ELSE THAT I HAVE SPOKEN TO. WHY WOULD THIS FAN JUST GO OUT FOR NO REASON OTHER THAN IT'S A FAULTY FAN WITH POOR WORKMANSHIP ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRODUCT. NISSAN DEALERSHIPS ARE MAKING A KILLING, $400 TO $600 JUST IN LABOR WITH ALL OF THESE PROBLEMS. IF YOU ALL GO TO PATHFINDERTALK.COM AND SEARCH RADIATOR FAN, YOU WILL FIND ALL OF THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FANS. IT'S FAULTY, IT'S DANGEROUS AND SHOULD BE NISSAN SHOULD HAVE TO FLIP THE BILL FOR THIS IN THE FUTURE AND MAYBE THEY WILL THINK ABOUT THIS BEFORE THEY DECIDE TO BUY CHEAP MATERIALS AGAIN.

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Jan-01, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 10:21 Feb-04, 2021

WHEN TURN ON HEATER, DEFROSTER OR AIR CONDITIONER VEHICLE MAKES A TERRIBLE NOISE. IT?S A GRINDING NOISE. FURTHER CHECKING IT IS DETERMINED IT?S THE RADIATOR PULLEY WOBBLING AND HITTING AGAINST SOMETHING. BY CHECKING THIS VEHICLE A 2017 Nissan Pathfinder HAS MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS. SO I CONTACTED DEALERSHIP DUE TO VEHICLE STILL BEING UNDER WARRANTY AND THEY SAID NO MATTER WHAT TO CHECK IT YOU HAVE TO PAY A 147 DOLLAR DIAGNOSTIC CHECK FIRST. I EXPLAINED THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM WITH THIS MAKE AND MODEL AND I PREFER IF YOU CAN TELL ME IF THIS IS COVERED BY MY EXPENSIVE EXTENDED WARRANTY. I WAS PLACED ON HOLD FOR AWHILE AND EVENTUALLY SENT TO A VOICEMAIL WHERE I LEFT A MESSAGE. NO RETURN CALLS YET.

Parts: SERVICE BRAKES
  • Date of Incident: Jan-14, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Feb-02, 2021

2018 Nissan Pathfinder. CONSUMER IS SEEKING REIMBURSEMENT FOR A RENTAL VEHICLE WHILE HAVING RECALL REPAIRS PERFORMED. *LD THE CONSUMER STATED THE DEALER OFFERED TO PAY FOR THE RENTAL WHILE THE CONSUMER'S VEHICLE WAS BEING REPAIRED. THE DEALER DECLINED HONOR THE DEAL STATING THAT THE PART THAT NEEDED TO BE REPAIRED WAS NOT APART OF THE RECALL. THE CONSUMER WAS LEFT WITH THE BILL FOR THE RENTAL. *JS

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHERENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Feb-01, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Feb-02, 2021

There was a recall for a high pitch sound from the radiator. Well my car is doing this issue where the heat is on and it sounds horrible from that area. Could it not of been repaired like it stats? [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). *tr

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHERENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Feb-01, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 21:55 Feb-01, 2021

When driving my car just shuts off for no reason it has happened several time now

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Jan-13, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 13:47 Feb-01, 2021

Vehicle began making a clacking sound in front of motor intermittantly (like playing cards in bike spokes). This noise occured when stationary and in motion, city and highway speeds/locations. Mechanic determined that bearings in double fan assemby was the cause and had to be replaced. Vehicle was a 40,600 miles when part failed. Fan assembly was on backorder at the dealership. Replaced with an aftermarket fan assembly, total cost $629. Xx

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Jan-31, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 22:17 Jan-31, 2021

Cooling fan suddenly started making loud clacking noise as soon as car was turned on and idling. Like card in bicycle spoke sort of load repetitive noise, continued when car was in motion.

Parts: ENGINEELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Jan-25, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 20:10 Jan-25, 2021

Electrical engine cooling fan failure assembly. Loud grinding noise on driver side fan which is an assembly of two fans in one unit. Widely available information on web points to wheel bearing failure inside the fan.

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