really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,500 miles

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 152011

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 185,000 miles


I am having multiple issues with my 1998 Nissan Pathfinder due to corrosion. The most recent incident was while I was driving my muffler fell off. I took it to a shop and when they raised the vehicle, the entire exhaust system had corrosion and holes from it. This was followed by last years strut housing corrosion which broke off the strut from the frame of the vehicle while I was driving. I lost brakes and had to step on pedal all the way, and then the vehicle gradually came to a stop. The recall notice came after the incident. This was followed by the previous year's gas tank corrosion which caused gas to drip. Also a recall notice came in and Nissan dealer fixed issue.

- Englewood, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 102011


  • miles
How can a major car company build a vehicle that has so many rust problems. My 1998 Pathfinder has so many rust problems. The company has had recall on the front strut housing, filler gas tube. Why can't the company stand up and take care of all the rust problems. Ever 1998 Pathfinder has rust issues fenders rear quarter panels. If you paid $1000,00 for factory running boards they all have rusted off. Why is it that the owners have to accept the problem with all these rust issues" this is my first and last Nissan I will ever own. Oh did I also tell you the transmission has been replaced, rear end makes noise, the distributor has been replaced filler tube, now the strut tower is rusting. Is this even a safe vehicle to operate on the road"

- Cinn, OH, USA

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