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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,833 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 #6

Jan 242004

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The ABS(brakes) is a failure on my truck. It was never able to stop the vehicle in the case of emergency.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #5

Jan 252000

Pathfinder 4WD

  • miles
When I tried to accelerate my vehicle, the gas pedal will sometimes stick and when I get enough pressure on the pedal it will then lurch the vehicle forward. The brakes squeal continuously when the weather is above freezing. I have had it in numerous times to the local Nissan dealer and they can not find anything wrong with them. The vehicle's ABS systems seems to grab before it should when the ground is dry with gravel or there is snow or ice on the ground. Eems to.

- Fargo, ND, USA

problem #4

Jan 252000

Pathfinder 4WD

  • miles
When I try to accelerate my vehicle, the gas pedal will sometimes stick and when I get enough pressure on the pedal it will then lurch the vehicle forward. The brakes squeel continuously when the weather is above freezing. I have had it in numerous times to the local Nissan dealer and they can not find anything wrong with them. The vehicle's ABS systems seems to grab before it should when the ground is dry with gravel or there is snow or ice on the ground. Eems

- Fargo, ND, USA

problem #3

Oct 201999

(reported on)

Pathfinder

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The consumer stated that dearlership changed her vehicle from four- wheel drive to two- wheel drive without her permission. The problems is the vehicle cannot pull on hills, and the anti-lock brake system doesn't kick in on dry or wet pavement.

- Newport, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 081998

Pathfinder 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS system is failing to operate properly. Whenever brakes are needed in an emergency situation other then dry ground or all other condition, vehicle would skid before stopping. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that was normal for ABS on wet conditions.

- Paramus, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 291998

Pathfinder 4WD

  • miles
Traveling at about 55 mph in a right hand lane with the cruise control engaged, driver felt something odd in the left front of the vehicle, as if the driver-side front wheel collapsed. This was accompanied by the steering wheel turning sharply to the right and a loud "bang" under the vehicle in the vicinity of the left front suspension; the driver struggled to keep the vehicle on the road, but it was nonetheless pulled to the right, across the shoulder and into a ditch running paralllel to the road; after dropping into the ditch the vehicle continued to veer to the right and began climbing an embankment; the driver managed to pull the steering wheel hard to the left and point the vehicle back toward the road; as the vehicle moved down the embankment and back into the ditch, the front undercarriage of the vehicle bottomed out where the ditch ended at a driveway, which runs perpendicular to route 50, into a farm; the vehicle bounced back onto the road and crossed the two eastbound lanes; the driver managed to straighten the vehicle out in the center of the grass median and attempted to stop the vehicle; when applying the brakes, it was clear that they were inoperative, the pedal went completely to the floor, and as the driver glanced at the speedometer the vehicle was still traveling about 50 mph, a full quarter mile from where the incident began. Then the cruise control was still engaged, and was not being triggered "off" by application of the brakes. The steering wheel was still pulling hard to the right and the driver continued to struggle to keep the vehicle straight. But know the vehicle was starting to spin counter-clockwise, which caused the vehicle to leave the median area and spin twice ( 720 degrees ) into the oncoming traffic lanes. The vehicle finally stalled and came to rest pointing eastbound in the westbound left lane.

- Arlington, VA, USA

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