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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2003 Nissan Pathfinder brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 252004

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


We bought a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder in Apr 2003. The Pathfinder's brake system has been soft. When I pressed the brake pedal, it didn't engage until it went about half way to the floor. We heard the noise & had brake problem in the early Dec 2003. We took it to a Nissan dealer to check it out. They said they didn't hear any noise & no problem found, but said the noise must have been from the tires, therefore, we needed 2 new tires & an alignment. When we're picking up the vehicle(after spending more than $300 for 2 new tires & the alignment), one of the tech's came into the office & told the service advisor that he'd just heard the noise that we talked about. The advisor told us to take it home & watch it for a few days. That same afternoon, we heard it again, & took it back to dealer the next day. I asked them to check everything again. When we pick up the vehicle, advisor still said no problem & assured us that it's safe to drive. Two weeks later, we took it in for an oil change, & told them we still had problem, advisor told us needed to set appointment. But it's a little bit too late. A week later, I got an accident because of the brake failure. On Jan 25, 2004, I was going slowly (the traffic was moving slowly), & had plenty of distance between my car & the truck in front of me. When the truck ahead of me braked, I also attempted to brake but the vehicle failed to brake, I hit the truck & sustained damage to the front end of the Pathfinder ( luckily, the airbag didn't explode), & the truck was ok. We contacted Nissan motor company immediately after the accident, they told us would inspect the vehicle while it's at the body shop but didn't do it until 2 months later after we took it home. As of today, we've not heard anything from them yet. We want them to repurchase the Pathfinder because I have no faith in it & I'm afraid to drive it.

- Liberty Lake, WA, USA

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