Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,300 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 042006

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,300 miles


While driving at approximately 30 miles per hour, my 2004 Pathfinder started accelerating. The brakes were not responding and the steering wheel was out of control. The car suddenly turned to the left on a 2-way street. After about 20 seconds or so, the vehicle started slowing down on its own and the brakes and steering started responding again. Had the car towed to the dealer. A few days of dealer checking, diagnostics and testing still have not shown the cause of the problem. An email to Nissan usa was sent and I am still waiting for a response. I am now afraid to drive the car since the dealers service cannot find what's wrong with it and the problem may just re-occur at any time.

- Metuchen, NJ, USA

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