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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,937 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.

2002 Nissan Pathfinder transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 092005

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,982 miles


: the contact stated the vehicle rolled downhill while in the park position. The vehicle was running and on level ground prior to the incident. The vehicle incurred extensive damage and the dealership was contacted. Updated 09/15/06.

- Blairstown, NJ, USA

problem #3

Mar 012004


  • miles
When the consumer started his vehicle, with his foot on the brake and the vehicle in park, the vehicle jerked forward about a foot. The consumer has schedule an appointment at the dealer to have this problem diagnosed and repaired.

- Pembroke, MA, USA

problem #2

Feb 112004

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,467 miles
Vehicle jerks shortly after placing in the "park" position. Three times the vehicle has rolled back while in the park position and one of these episode's was while I was walking behind the vehicle. I am very concerned with this incident and I am unable to locate any information regarding the problem.

- Onward, IN, 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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