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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
149,750 miles

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2002 Nissan Pathfinder body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 142015


  • 197,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving at approximately 35 mph, the vehicle swiveled to the right. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where it was diagnosed that the frame rotted out and the vehicle should not be driven. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 197,000.

- Hillsborough, NJ, USA

problem #3

Sep 212011


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic for a routine maintenance when the contact was advised that there was corrosion on the rear differential frame and shocks. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Paoli, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 212011


  • 152,000 miles
I was driving down the highway and hit a bump and my brake light came on. The strut tower came loose from the welds in the wheel housing and pushed up the strut housing into the brake cylinder and burst the brake fluid line causing the brakes to fail. Contacted the Nissan dealership who said there was nothing they could do because in Wisconsin the winter weather is bad and the rust and corrosion is not unusual. The dealerships body department said it would cost $2,800 to repair so since the car was 9 years old and had 152,000 miles on it I purchased a new car.

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #1

Aug 132010


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the frame accumulated excessive rust due to high amounts of salt. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and the dealer advised that the vehicle was unsafe to drive and the contact should dispose of the vehicle. The contact then took the vehicle to an independent mechanic and the mechanic advised that the vehicle could be driven but the frame would need to be replaced. The contact called the manufacturer regarding the frame rust and the manufacturer stated that due to the mileage of the vehicle, they were unable to assist. The contact stated that the manufacturer should be held responsible for the repairs. The failure mileage was 150,000. Updated 12/7/11

- Fishers, IN, USA

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