really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
195,000 miles

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #3

May 182015


  • 200,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder. When the shift lever was shifted into the reverse position, the vehicle failed to operate without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,000.

- Kirkwood, PA, USA

problem #2

May 142015

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact was unable to shift the gear into reverse. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000. Updated 7/16/15

- Kirkwood, PA, USA

problem #1

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

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