hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
141,520 miles

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 242010

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • 189,560 miles


The front end of the vehicle was making a strange noise upon inspection I realized the front left strut tower separated from the chassie of the vehicle. After inspection from a registered repair shop they rendered the vehicle unrepairable due to safety liability.

- Amsterdam , NY, USA

problem #2

May 012008


  • 80,000 miles
This is for my Nissan Pathfinder 1998 model vehicle. From about 2008 I am noticing corrosion from under the vehicle. I was not able to find where to log a complaint, now I know. 1). the bottom of the car rusting completely I think. 2. there is big noise from the bottom of the car feeling like something could be rusted and broken. 3. the 2 side running boards are corroded and broken and separated from the vehicle. I don't feel safe driving this vehicle now.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 032010


  • 155,000 miles
Front left wheel well at strut mount has rusted through at 155000 making it impossible to drive car. Have found other examples of this problem on the internet. Problem could result in a serious accident if failure occurs while towing. Dealer says car can be repaired for $3000. Contacted Nissan to see if they will pay for all/part of repair.

- Centerville, OH, USA

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