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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,333 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.

2003 Nissan Pathfinder brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 132016


  • 139,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving approximately 25 mph, the brake pedal was depressed to the floorboard and failed to respond. The contact mentioned that the emergency brake was engaged to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the brake struts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 139,000.

- Newark, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 282015


  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed and attempting to stop, the brakes hesitated to respond. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician replaced the brakes and informed the contact that the strut housing panel was cracked. The vehicle was then taken to the dealer. The technician informed the contact that the vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 11V244000 (steering, suspension). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

- North Ridgeville, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 292010

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
Driving home from work on freeway with 1/4 tank of fuel - engine stalled in fast lane and would not restart. I was stuck in the traffic lane for 40 mins until the state police had a tow truck tow me away. Turns out, the fuel gauge was inaccurate because my tank was empty. My gauge goes above the F when I fill up and it is empty at just above a the 1/4 mark. Very dangerous situation and I could have been killed over a faulty gas gauge that seems to be a big problem after seeing all of the complaints on the internet. When the gauge goes bad - the low fuel warning light does not come on so I was completely caught off guard. I was a sitting duck on the freeway with cars slamming on their brakes to avoid hitting me even with my hazard lights on. Please help.

- Confluence, PA, USA

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