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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
105,000 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.

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.

2001 Nissan Pathfinder transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 012010


  • 132,000 miles


The transmission will not shift to a lower gear when acceleration is needed to merge into traffic or when driving uphill. After taking my foot off the gas pedal and slowing down, the vehicle will go into the lower gear. But this presents a horrible safety problem when this happens while trying to increase speed. After presenting dealer with safety bulletin, dealer said this is not a known problem and will not cover the repair. Transmission now has problems simply shifting while driving about 40-50 mph.

- Carlsbad, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 272004

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
I own a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder. I am experiencing delayed, noisy and hard engagement when I shift from park to reverse. I have also experienced a wavering when the transmission is shifting at approximately 30 miles per hour. When my wife took into the dealer they told her this is normal for a Pathfinder. the delayed engagements occur routinely so a precise incident date is not applicable.

- Eatonville, WA, USA

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