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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,660 miles

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2002 Nissan Pathfinder suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 092015

Pathfinder

  • 136,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving approximately 55 mph, there was a rocking vibration emerging from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 136,000. The VIN was not available.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #4

Mar 192010

Pathfinder

  • 52,000 miles
2002 Pathfinder started swaying all over the place on freeway. Take foot off gas and it calms. Took to mechanic and it was the bushings/bearings. Replaced them for a total of $380. Also, have had to replace driver and passenger side window motors...twice!!

- North Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #3

Nov 192009

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Over 40 mph, I get a rear end sway or wobble when accelerating in my '02 Nissan Pathfinder. Sway reverses when I let up on the gas. Feels like I'm losing control of the vehicle. I was told by an online mechanic that it was most likely the rear suspension links for the rear differential, the bushings are torn or broken. When broken will cause the back end of the truck to feel loose. Inspect all 4 rear links and replace which ever links you find bad.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 282009

Pathfinder

  • 100,000 miles
Car develops a violent wobble at 55-75 mph when you engage or release the gas pedal. This is a problem on all Nissan Pathfinders after approximately 100K miles. The rear trailing arm link bushings need to be replaced every 100K miles in order to avoid this dangerous condition. The cost to do this for all 8 bushings is $650-$1000, depending on where you get it done. The dealership refuses to replace just the bushings and only sells the entire trailing arm link. Thus, the cost at the dealership can exceed this estimate. Many savvy owners have sought aftermarket polyurethane bushings to eliminate this problem and avoid having to replace the bushings every 100K miles. This should be a recall because it is an extremely dangerous wobble. I would expect that many accidents have occurred due to this condition and it is often reported as "driver lost control of vehicle." Unfortunately, it is not the driver's fault when the vehicle become highly unstable at high speeds due to the excessive play in the suspension from this design. There are tsbs regarding this condition, yet Nissan has failed to fix it.

- Moscow, ID, USA

problem #1

Jan 232003

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles
My Pathfinder has many problems.first the vechle virbrates at all speeds, wind noise from both front windows and roof rack, there is also a jerk when you shut vechle off this does not happen all the time and happens mostly when in 4 wheel auto this is not 4 wheel floor shift, the dealer has tried to fix 4 times and now states there is a bulleten stated this is normal to get a jerk problem relate to all Pathfinder and infinty Q-4 from 1998-2002.the vibration is still present too the dealer has balanced all for tires but vibration is still there although is is not as bad, as for wind noise they suggested I buy wind delfector for both windows and roof

- Downingtown, PA, USA

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