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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,902 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Nissan Pathfinder brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 102011

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • 90,500 miles


Load sensing valve ---bracket welded to differential has rusted off. Spring applying tension to load sensing valve is no longer connected to the bracket thus making the valve inoperable. Rear brake pressure no longer controlled by the valve depending on load. Increased chance of rear wheel lock up and loss of control.

- Florence, MA, USA

problem #3

Mar 102009

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
Brake line tube, thats the metal part of brake line, rust cause line to break while driving and leak-out all of the brake fluid.

- Hempstead, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 072009

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • 110 miles
As I was approaching the end of an exit ' I put my foot on the brakes to slow down but instead the car took off at an excessive speed while I watched in horror and fearing for my life. It kept going until it hit a free. The car was totaled. I escaped with minor injuries. The problem I have is that I had dropped collision a few months before so now I'm out of a car and about $6,000 for which the car was more or less worth.

- New Bedford, MA, USA

problem #1

Sep 052008


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that she had the fuel filler tube in the vehicle replaced due to rust. Most recently, she received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 07V435000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap) and is awaiting reimbursement from the manufacturer. While driving 25 mph, the brake line snapped and the vehicle was taken to the mechanic. The contact was informed that all the brake lines were rusted and bolted to the fuel lines, which were also rusted. In order for the mechanic to repair the brake lines, he would also have to repair the fuel lines at an estimated cost of $1,000. The contact spoke with the manufacturer and they stated that they would open a new file for her issue. The current and failure mileages were approximately 78,000.

- Hyannis, MA, USA

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