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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2014 has a small, but significant number of transmission complaints at low mileage. The issue is part of a class-action lawsuit that says the Pathfinder's transmission shakes violently during acceleration between 15mph and 30mph.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,744 miles

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2014 Nissan Pathfinder seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2014 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 052016


  • 24,116 miles


While the vehicle was in motion on a highway (39, beach blvd in buena park, ca.) proceeding straight down the road the third row left seat belt anchor became unattached from the seat/vehicle frame while in use by an adult that was occupying the left side of the third row seat. The anchor of the belt where the belt buckle latches into came completely loose from the car, endangering the adult occupant. There did not appear to be any break but likely defect as there were no broken, cracked or damaged parts visibly seen. Nissan U.S.a. was contacted regarding the situation and they were not able to communicate with us due to the individual being unfamiliar with the english language enough to comprehend normal and relevant conversation and details about their product. A call back to the same number provided by Nissan U.S.a. encountered the same difficulty and an overall disregard of the problem. Our local dealership instructed us that since there was no recall, we would have to pay for repairs out of pocket. Our third row is only utilized rarely when we have more than 4 occupants, and has only been used 3 times. No abuse of the buckle by any individual has occurred. The passenger in this case could have been ejected fatally in a collision.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 232016


  • 29,115 miles
Someone ran into my car and the airbag deployed and caused a mild concussion and burned on my chest area. Also, the seatbelts came loose upon impact. We were turning left and someone ran a red light and hit the side of the Pathfinder.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 102014

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • miles
A) at 9+ miles shifter mechanism not recognizing I was in drive mode or started with I-key error, graduated to obd code P0850 over the next few miles. I was told the fob needed to be programmed. Cruise control not working, turned out the shifter mechanism was at fault - does not recognize vehicle is in drive more or parked or neutral. B) passenger side air bag indicator not working noticed at approx. 120 miles. Was instructed the seat needed calibration. Seat calibrated. C) told the airbag: Was told the issue was possibly the weight of the passenger, how the passenger sat in the seat etc. Later told the dtc code needed to be cleared. 3 hrs later was told the air bag control module needs to be replaced. D) passenger side airbag still not working at approx. 2500 miles. Intermittent after the airbag control module is replaced. E) airbag control module replaced - airbag indicator still not working correctly, Nissan Consumer Affairs told me the car is not going to be recalled. I should get the vehicle fixed at a dealer. Still Nissan does not think there is any major issue with the vehicle and it is not a lemon and should not be replaced. F) read all documents related to the recall notice on NHTSA's website. None of the documents mention the passenger side seat belt indicator (audio or visual indicator). Issue is when the passenger occupancy module fails, I believe the seat belt indicator is also not working correctly either. I wrote to Nissan Consumer Affairs they do not seem to care, NHTSA [xxx] instructed me to file a complaint. I just want Nissan to acknowledge and fix the seat belt issue along with the airbag so consumers are safe. I am not sure if the shifter is related or not but it is odd several electronic components failed. Dealer wants to replace all sensors, I do not think it will fix it. Nissan insists my vehicle is not involved in any campaign. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

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