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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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2013 has a growing number of transmission complaints at low mileage. The issue is part of a class-action lawsuit that says the transmissions shake violently during acceleration between 15mph and 30mph.

9.3

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,549 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.

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2013 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #10

Jan 072016

Pathfinder

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have a recurring problem with the front passenger seat airbag sensor light staying on when someone is in the seat. I have taken the car to the dealer five times since I have owned it. Even after the mandatory recalls the problem sporadically still exists. Sometimes the light stays on briefly and other times it stays on up to thirty minutes. I never get a good explanation by the service department other than we checked or adjusted the sensor. After three years I think it is time Nissan steps up and fixes the problem properly. It appears the dealerships cannot do anything without the cooperation of Nissan corporate or government action. It does no good complaining to the service personnel. I feel this is a safety issue that needs to be addressed again.

- Calabash, NC, USA

problem #9

Mar 062013

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 250 miles
2013 Nissan Pathfinder: The pabi light stays on while a passenger is sitting in the front passenger seat. The light stays on as the individual sits' in the correct position as the owner manual's states. The light also stays on while no one is sitting in the front passenger seat. The vehicle was purchased on February 18, 2013 (new). The vehicle has been in 7 times for the same repair. The have replaced the sensors, the seat and the problems still occurs.

- Linden, NJ, USA

problem #8

Jun 202013

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 600 miles
My vehicle has persistent squeak coming from second row seat. I took it to the dealer, they acknowledge the issue and fixed it. The fix lasted only for 2 days. Annoying squeak is back again. I went back to the olympia wa Nissan dealer 3 times about the squeak issue. Finally they replace the plastic molding below the seat, it lasted for 1 day. Now the squeak problem is back again. The vehicle is only 2 months old has only 3500 miles. Not sure what do now ?

- Tumwater, WA, USA

problem #7

Jan 232013

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 3,188 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have been having ongoing issues with my Pathfinder since purchase with the passenger airbag not functioning properly. Initially it would not detect anybody was in the passenger seat and the dealer try to reset the sensor several times with no success. Now all airbag warning lights are on and per the owners manual the vehicle should not be driven. I was told in Jan parts were ordered to fix this issue and they are still not in. Needless to say I am very very upset and will be looking into legal actions.

- Cheswick, PA, USA

problem #6

Feb 202013

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 4,690 miles
I have been having ongoing issues with my Pathfinder since purchase with the passenger airbag not functioning properly. Initially it would not detect anybody was in the passenger seat and the dealer try to reset the sensor several times with no success. Now all airbag warning lights are on and per the owners manual the vehicle should not be driven. I was told in Jan parts were ordered to fix this issue and they are still not in. Needless to say I am very very upset and will be looking into legal actions.

- Cheswick, PA, USA

problem #5

Nov 262012

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 747 miles
I have been having ongoing issues with my Pathfinder since purchase with the passenger airbag not functioning properly. Initially it would not detect anybody was in the passenger seat and the dealer try to reset the sensor several times with no success. Now all airbag warning lights are on and per the owners manual the vehicle should not be driven. I was told in Jan parts were ordered to fix this issue and they are still not in. Needless to say I am very very upset and will be looking into legal actions.

- Cheswick, PA, USA

problem #4

Mar 052013

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 5,700 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have been having ongoing issues with my Pathfinder since purchase with the passenger airbag not functioning properly. Initially it would not detect anybody was in the passenger seat and the dealer try to reset the sensor several times with no success. Now all airbag warning lights are on and per the owners manual the vehicle should not be driven. I was told in Jan parts were ordered to fix this issue and they are still not in. Needless to say I am very very upset and will be looking into legal actions.

- Cheswick, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 262013

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 50 miles
Since we took possession of the vehicle, the passenger airbag light would be illuminated when various adult size people will be sitting in the front passenger seat. The weights of the adults sitting in the front passenger seat would vary from 110 and up to 139 and still the light would stay on, indicating that the airbag is off\disabled. We even tried having a salesperson (unknown weight) sit in the car and still the light would stay on.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 132013

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 268 miles
The airbag and vehicle occupancy sensor failure. The passenger side seat belt sign would remain on despite an empty passenger seat. The light has remained on since the 1st day of purchase. The vehicle has been in service department for 10 days without complete resolution. Nissan usa has been contacted as well.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 112013

Pathfinder

  • miles
The 2013 Pathfinder 3rd row seat head rests are too tall causing your blind spot to increase (two or three times more). With those seats in the upright position you can not see the traffic in the opposite lane when looking in the rearview mirror unless it's about a car length behind you. This is a safety issue that could cause an accident leading to an injury or possibly death because you did not see the vehicle in your now extended blind spot. I made a complaint with carlock Nissan with no success in getting this resolved. I was told to fold the seats down but this is not possible when I have passengers in those seats.

- Pinson, TN, USA

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