really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,750 miles

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #4

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 #3

May 022011

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • miles
My vehicle has two recalls on it - first one is the gas neck recall and the second is the strut housing causing steering problems. I took my vehicle in on May 2nd, 2011 to bergstrom/Nissan in oshkosh. They checked out my vehicle and said that my vehicle has the problems regarding both recalls. It is September 8th, 2011 and they still have my vehicle. They called me this morning and told me that they braced up the front. Things should be good but that they took it for a drive and it is still all over the road. They also said that the part for the gas neck recall is on back order. They told me to come and pick up the vehicle. If they took it for a drive and it still is all over the road and there is still a problem with the steering - then I don't think it is safe and that they must not have done a good enough job fixing the problem. I don't want to drive an unsafe vehicle until they have corrected the problem.

- Oshkosh, WI, USA

problem #2

Sep 052008


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that she had the fuel filler tube in the vehicle replaced due to rust. Most recently, she received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 07V435000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap) and is awaiting reimbursement from the manufacturer. While driving 25 mph, the brake line snapped and the vehicle was taken to the mechanic. The contact was informed that all the brake lines were rusted and bolted to the fuel lines, which were also rusted. In order for the mechanic to repair the brake lines, he would also have to repair the fuel lines at an estimated cost of $1,000. The contact spoke with the manufacturer and they stated that they would open a new file for her issue. The current and failure mileages were approximately 78,000.

- Hyannis, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012007

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I recently received a recall on my Nissan for the fuel filler tube. I had this replaced in Sept. I called Nissan and they said because I didn't have it fixed at a Nissan dealer that I have to bring it to the dealer to make sure it was done properly. The woman said I wouldn't be reimbursed for that, which I think is totally wrong. I already spent money on having it repaired.

- Vernon, CT, USA

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