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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,867 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 #3

Aug 252004

Pathfinder 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,600 miles


Consumer stated that the brakes were soft. The front end shimmied when braking. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the rotors were warped and needed front pads. Also, the consumer was told that a sub standard brake system was installed by the manufacturer. The dealer offered to turn the rotors and replace the pads with an upgrade. The consumer stated the brake system on the 2004 models were too small.

- Claremont, CA, USA

problem #2

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 #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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