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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,492 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #9

Jan 082005

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,231 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder. While the dealer was servicing the vehicle on January 8, 2005, the air bag light illuminated. The dealer stated that the vehicle was safe to drive. While at the dealer on February 22, 2008 for a recall repair, the contact asked to have the vehicle checked. The dealer stated that the vehicle was unsafe to drive due to a prior air bag light malfunction. The repair would cost $958.94. The failure mileage was 86,231 and current mileage was 140,642.

- Mount Horeb, WI, USA

problem #8

Dec 162001

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,200 miles
I know this happened a while ago, but I never knew of this web site. Or thought of filing a complaint. Driving at night, hit ice on the road - Pathfinder was totaled (I have pictures), lots of damage including personal injury to the person driving. Given extensive front end (and overall) damage - neither air bag deployed.

- Somerville, MA, USA

problem #7

Jan 052001

Pathfinder 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Coming from a stop driver was about to make left hand turn when a heavy truck going approximately 60 mph hit front portion of vehicle, causing about $10,000 worth of damage. Also, upon impact, dual airbags did not deploy, causing minor injuries.

- Gurnee, IL, USA

problem #6

Mar 011996

Pathfinder

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

No deployment of air bags during accident, resulting in injuries.

- Banning, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 011996

Pathfinder

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
No deployment of air bags during accident, resulting in injuries.

- Banning, CA, USA

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problem #4

Jun 071999

Pathfinder

  • miles
Brakes failed while driving 35mph and approaching an exit ramp. Also, airbags deployed.consumer contacted dealer.

- Loundonville, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 071999

Pathfinder

  • miles

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

Brakes failed while driving 35mph and approaching an exit ramp. Also, airbags deployed.consumer contacted dealer.

- Loundonville, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 011998

Pathfinder 4WD

  • miles
Air bags did not deploy on direct front end impact at 55 mph.

- Patchogue, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 011998

Pathfinder 4WD

  • miles
Air bags did not deploy on direct front end impact at 55 mph.

- Patchogue, NY, USA

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