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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
16 / 4
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder wheels / hubs problems

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #10

Aug 212005

Pathfinder

  • miles

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

Right rear tire blowout on August 21, 2005, a Bridgestone dueler A/T, brand, of 4 tires bought and installed on August 2, 2005 in a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder at a costco store in caguas, pr. This tire blowout caused SUV driver to loose control and hit a median steel fence on expressway pr 22. Vehicle declared total loss by auto insurance company claim adjustor.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #9

Oct 172002

Pathfinder

  • miles
While driving to work at 50 mph the right rear tire's entire sidewall tore away(blew out) I didn't hit anything and all tires are inflated properly.

- Del Norte, CO, USA

problem #8

Feb 222002

Pathfinder

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Claim number 40-2606-213 - while driving on highway, consumer heard a loud noise and noticed that the rear dunlop grandtrek (P265/70R15 11os; dot dbtr A16 207) tire blew out, causing consumer to lose control and vehicle to flip over twice; vehicle is non-driveable, 4 people were injured.

- Clovis, NM, USA

problem #7

Jan 172002

(reported on)

Pathfinder 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Tire is showing signs of severe wear on the outside, face surface near the wedge as opposed to the wear being on the part of the tire that is in contact with the road. The wear is to the extent that the steel threads have come through and are exposed.

- North Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #6

Jul 152000

Pathfinder 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Firestone Wilderness AT tires P235 75 R15 failed, accident due to loss of control, several people injured and two fatalities due to accident.

- Denver, CO, USA

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problem #5

Jul 152000

Pathfinder 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Firestone Wilderness AT tires P235 75 R15 failed, accident due to loss of control, several people injured and two fatalities due to accident.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #4

Feb 011998

Pathfinder 4WD

  • miles

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

On a clear day with only one other car within sight, in the afternoon our Pathfinder was inexplicably drawn sideways off the highway and was out of control. We traveled for quite a distance on the grassed area which was lightly snow covered and continued closely by the tree line. My husband was a truck driver and was able to keep us from hitting the trees but we slid over a dip in the terrain that sent our vehicle flying through the air and after landing my husband was able to bring it to rest in a ditch after hitting a cement culvert. We found we had a blown tire in the rear and the front tire exploded on impact with the culvert. The front right of the vehicle sustained damage. All of us were in seatbelts. Our son did not get hurt(he was in the back seat and I had my body turned trying to hold him down. The impact sent my right hand side flying into the front dash and door. I sustained considerable injury to my right hand shoulder and arm and was out of work and in physical therapy for months. My husband was also thrown around considerably. To this day we have no idea and the police could not pinpoint any reason for this crash other than a defective tire. We thought the design in the Pathfinder might be faulty and I did report this incident to the NHTSA in Feb/March of that year. We have since gotten rid of the Pathfinder as our son was terrified to travel in it. The vehicle itself held up well in the crash and we consider ourselves lucky to have been in such a well made vehicle. We have since purchased a newer Pathfinder and have had no problems. However the tires from the previous Pathfinder are on my father-in-laws Chevy truck and we are concerned about a defect in the manufacture of the tire. This recent recall has caused us to think about that accident and we firmly believe we had defective tires.( dot number: Tire size: Atxp70 )

- Salem, CT, USA

problem #3

Feb 011998

Pathfinder 4WD

  • miles
On a clear day with only one other car within sight, in the afternoon our Pathfinder was inexplicably drawn sideways off the highway and was out of control. We traveled for quite a distance on the grassed area which was lightly snow covered and continued closely by the tree line. My husband was a truck driver and was able to keep us from hitting the trees but we slid over a dip in the terrain that sent our vehicle flying through the air and after landing my husband was able to bring it to rest in a ditch after hitting a cement culvert. We found we had a blown tire in the rear and the front tire exploded on impact with the culvert. The front right of the vehicle sustained damage. All of us were in seatbelts. Our son did not get hurt(he was in the back seat and I had my body turned trying to hold him down. The impact sent my right hand side flying into the front dash and door. I sustained considerable injury to my right hand shoulder and arm and was out of work and in physical therapy for months. My husband was also thrown around considerably. To this day we have no idea and the police could not pinpoint any reason for this crash other than a defective tire. We thought the design in the Pathfinder might be faulty and I did report this incident to the NHTSA in Feb/March of that year. We have since gotten rid of the Pathfinder as our son was terrified to travel in it. The vehicle itself held up well in the crash and we consider ourselves lucky to have been in such a well made vehicle. We have since purchased a newer Pathfinder and have had no problems. However the tires from the previous Pathfinder are on my father-in-laws Chevy truck and we are concerned about a defect in the manufacture of the tire. This recent recall has caused us to think about that accident and we firmly believe we had defective tires.( dot number: Tire size: Atxp70 )

- Salem, CT, USA

problem #2

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Pathfinder

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
(general tire P235/70R15) one tire experienced blowout on freeway, on another occasion one tire was punctured by a nail causing a slow leak.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Pathfinder

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tire failed. (265/70R/15 bridgeston/dueler H/T)

- La Mirada, CA, USA

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