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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
750 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.

2004 Nissan Pathfinder brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 072005

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I was driving slowly in perfect weather conditions in heavy traffic. I was far back from the car in front of me I then realized that the car in front of me had no taillights and was stopped, I stepped on the brakes and my brakes shimmied kind of like I was hydroplaining on water and then I hit the vehicle in front of me. The vehicle ran even though I hit them. This caused over 7,000 dollars worth of damage to my car and whiplash to me. Also a police officer saw the accident and he even said he saw how far away I was and did not understand why I did not stop. I am a parallel and I have already found that this is a safety issue Nissan needs to be responsible for and if they are not I will take them to court. Thank you for looking in to this. My husband is also a us marine serving in iraq and we bought this vehicle because he wanted me to be safe therefore I hope Nissan will take responsibility and fix these cars.

- Westcliffe, CO, USA

problem #3

Apr 132004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Brake rotors were replaced twice, and the brake pads were replaced and turned several times. However, they kept wearing out.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Mar 172004

Pathfinder 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at an undetermined speed ABS light appeared on the dashboard. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #1

May 042004


  • miles
Consumer complained about multiple brake problems. While driving and attempting to apply brakes he heard a grinding noise. Then vehicle shook and vibrated. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, and was told by the dealer that they were having a nation wide problem with the brakes due to manufacturer's design flaw. Consumer indicated that when he took vehicle to the dealer they put new brake pads and resurfaced the rotors when the vehicle was just a month old.

- Whittier, CA, USA

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