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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 072014

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • miles


This complaint is regarding morley vehicle services (hereinafter "mvs") & Nissan North America, Inc. (hereinafter "nnai") improperly handling a recent recall on his 1998 nisan Pathfinder (hereinafter "vehicle"). 1998 Nissan Pathfinder, we delivered the vehicle to autonation Nissan arapahoe (hereinafter "an") on March 7, 2014 for inspection due to safety recalls, at least 1 of which affects steering & breaks, & could result in a crash. Concerned about this issue we made sure an was aware of all the publicly reported recalls on the vehicle & abnormal performance related to the breaks & steering. [xxx], an employee at an that "he did not have any idea how to repair the vehicle in its condition; however, the vehicle has been submitted for inspection." [xxx] of mvs on March 21, 2014. Stated, "the 1998 Nissan Pathfinder had been submitted for inspection for the Nissan corrosion recall." After this call, neither her, nor mvs gave proactive updates on the status of his vehicle. When contacting an about his vehicle, they informed that mvs has instructed them to "keep their hands off the vehicle. " after weeks of not hearing back from mvs, we reached out to an & was advised by [xxx], of an on April 14, 2014 that "his team was not convinced the vehicle could be restored to its safe condition & he has advised mvs of their concern, however, mvs disregarded their concern & insisted autonation fix the vehicle." On April 15, 2014, an stated their intent to deliver the vehicle to an auto body shop for repairs. We're very alarmed that mvs & nnai chose to send the vehicle to a body-shop. Body shops do not specialize in structural integrity & safety of vehicles. We're concerned his vehicle will be returned in an unsafe condition. This is our family vehicle & our children's safety is top priority. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #1

Sep 302012

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the brakes failed. The contact stated that she depressed the brake pedal and the vehicle accelerated causing her to crash into a brick wall. The contact stated that the air bags deployed and injured the front passenger's eyes and her hand. A police report filed. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 200,000. Updated 04/30/13

- Gainesville, FL, USA

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