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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,538 miles

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2015 Nissan Pathfinder seat belts / air bags problems

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2015 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #32

Nov 042016

Pathfinder

  • 15,000 miles

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

This pertains to 16V244000... with the exception of starting the vehicle, I had never seen this light come on until recently. My Pathfinder is largely used to move my children (both under the age of 4) to and from activities and run errands. 90% of the time I am driving there is no one in the front passenger seat. My wife rides upfront for family road trips and on the weekends. It was just recently that the light came on while she was in the seat alerting me to the faulty sensor. I called my local Nissan dealer and was advised that they did have a solution to this recall and could fix the issue that week. I took the car and waited patiently. Upon exiting the service center and getting ready to turn onto a major highway I noticed that the light was on... figuring someone had forgotten to reset something I turned around and returned to the dealership. There I was advised that, from now on, my passenger airbag warning light would remain on unless someone over 50lbs was seated in the passenger seat. I was shocked and complained to the service tech but was informed that Nissan had decided that cars with this issue would have a permanently disengaged passenger airbag if the seat was not occupied. I firmly believe that, rather than fixing this issue correctly with the same but functioning oem parts, Nissan has decided to implement a recall fix that saves them time and money. I tried getting accustomed to this warning light but it is the same color as my blind spot warning alerts so seeing it my my peripheral vision is a constant distraction. I believe that the fix offered will ultimately make drivers ambivalent to the blind spot system and lead to a higher collision rate.

- Wauwatosa, WI, USA

problem #31

Jun 012016

Pathfinder

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags). The part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Lewis Center, OH, USA

problem #30

May 302016

Pathfinder

  • miles
I received a recall notice in may regarding the OCS that affects the passenger airbag. I went to the dealership in June and was told the parts were not in yet for replacement. I went again in September and was then told that the parts are on manufacturer restriction and they were unable to replace/repair. It has been 5 months since receiving the recall notice and nothing has been done to fix the issue. Airbags are a very big deal and want to know how can I get this fixed asap.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #29

Jun 102016

Pathfinder

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags). The dealer was contacted several times, but they were unable to determine when the manufacturer would supply the parts. The manufacturer was notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Appleton, WI, USA

problem #28

Apr 022016

Pathfinder

  • 5,000 miles
Takata recall you previous webpage mentions the manufacturer acquiring the parts to repair in a timely manner. My question is, what do you consider a timely manner" I received my recall notice approximately 6 months or more ago, but I haven't heard anything else regarding Nissan repairing the faulty airbags. I'm getting more and more concerned daily about my family's or my safety. When is Nissan going to get off their behinds and repair or replace the faulty airbags"

- Dallas, GA, USA

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problem #27

Sep 222016

Pathfinder

  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags). However, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Mint Hill, NC, USA

problem #26

Jul 182016

Pathfinder

  • 7,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving 60 mph, the contact's vehicle rear ended another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was able to be driven from the crash and was later repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 7,000. The VIN was not available.

- Cliffwood, NJ, USA

problem #25

Aug 302016

Pathfinder

  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated the air bag warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags) however, the part for the recall repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The approximate failure mileage was 12,000. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #24

Aug 272016

Pathfinder

  • 12,800 miles
I had problems with my air bag sensor ever since I bought the car. Every once in a while when I had a passenger in the front seat the air bag would deactivate. Originally the service manager stated that my purse must be to heavy and is knocking out the calibration. The second time I got a lesson on how to sit in the seat properly. Finally, Nissan admitted there was a problem and announced the recall. Since it was happening more and more frequently the dealer put me on the top of the list to call when they received the parts. Saturday I finally was able to bring the car in for the air bag OCS sensor recall repair. When I picked the car up after the service I noticed that the passenger air bag warning light stayed on continuously. According to the manual "after placing the ignition switch in the on position, the supplemental air bag warning light illuminates. The supplemental air bag warning light will turn off after about 7 seconds if the system is operational". I went back inside and mentioned it to the service manager and was told that was the fix that Nissan implemented. The warning light is now on constantly unless someone is in the passenger seat. This does not seem right and goes against everything in the Nissan manual. Additionally, having a warning light on at night in the vehicle is a distraction.

- Center Valley, PA, USA

problem #23

May 122015

Pathfinder

  • miles
Re all is not fixed in my car Nissan never fix this recall

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #22

May 242016

Pathfinder

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags). The part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #21

Aug 132016

Pathfinder

  • 0 miles
I have to recall that shows on my car fax, but one recall have to parts to replace since May 23,2016. Have only received 1 letter in mail after I call Nissan 1800 number. The second happen today for CO2 sensor. I call and there are no solution in place, I brought this vehicle new and now I feel its a lemon, they even made me replace the brake fluid due to it being black, too early for me if SUV is new. I want to know if lives are in danger why cant I get it replace or get a loaner"?? and what is the government going to do with defected merchandise being sold at high value??"

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #20

May 272016

Pathfinder

  • miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #19

Jul 192016

Pathfinder

  • miles
I received a recall for the air bags, the service was done to the car but the problem keeps on occurring, but I have to take it again for the second time, if the problem isn't resolved, what can I do ?

- Hawthorne, CA, USA

problem #18

May 242016

Pathfinder

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags). The part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lafayette, GA, USA

problem #17

Apr 022015

Pathfinder

  • 1,500 miles
Passenger air bag light goes on all the time when a passenger in sitting there. Went to Nissan and first time said it was my bladder and adjusted it. Called Nissan hotline because recall said to stop driving the car and Nissan said not to worry about it that there was no fix for it yet and would notify us when there was a fix.been doing this since it was new and know have been doing it almost daily on all types of roads and all speeds.

- Southport, NC, USA

problem #16

Jun 142016

Pathfinder

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 15 mph, the vehicle was crashed into the front driver's side of another vehicle. The front passenger's side air bag failed to deploy with the impact involved. The contact sustained a bump to the forehead as a result of the driver's side air bag deployment and bruises to the body that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags) however, the required part was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000. The VIN was not available.

- Montoursville, PA, USA

problem #15

Jun 272016

Pathfinder

  • 9,200 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. One on occasion, the air bag light remained illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags). The part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 9,200. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Newington, CT, USA

problem #14

Jul 092015

Pathfinder

  • 17,500 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. On several occasions, when an occupant was seated in the front passenger seat, the passenger air bag off warning light would illuminate intermittently. The dealer diagnosed the vehicle and stated that the vehicles on the lot would have the issue remedied. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags) and the parts for the repair were available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure; however, the contact was not offered any additional assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 17,500. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fort Drum, NY, USA

problem #13

Apr 172016

Pathfinder

  • 19,000 miles
There have been several incidents where a full size adult passenger has been riding in the front passenger seat and the airbag sensor does not detect the adult and turns off the airbag. There have been times wher the vehicle is parked and when the passenger gets in, before the car is started, once the car is started, the airbag is already off before we leave. Other times in the middle of driving the air bag will just turn off. Something is remains on for the whole trip until the vehicle is turned off once we reach our destination, other times the light will turn off and the airbag turns back on before we arrive at our destination. I contacted my local Nissan dealer and was told, yea, they are real sensitive and if the light is activated the air bag is turned off and will not work. Brought my vehicle in today and insisted they look at it. Said they would do a zero reset on the system and see if that will fix it. Most recent incident was April 17, 2016. Have more photos from past incidents as well.

- Prairieville, LA, USA

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