hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,961 miles

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder fuel system problems

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 052010

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles


A strong odor of gasoline is present after filling up and lasts until the tank is approximately 3/4 full. This problem began 2 weeks ago. It occurs every time the tank is filled. The problem has not been corrected. The NHTSA website indicated that a recall was issued in 2007 for this problem. The manufacturer's report date is 9-12-07. The vehicle is a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder and was originally sold in New York. I am the second owner and purchased the vehicle in 2004 in North Carolina. Consequences of the defect are possible gasoline fire and total destruction of the vehicle and death of all passengers. The vehicle is parked and will not be driven until the dealer honors the recall. So far all conversations with the dealer and Nissan have been fruitless, and both parties declare the vehicle has no outstanding recalls and they will not honor the NHTSA recall because they have no record of any such recall. When I pushed them with the information on the NHTSA id number for the recall, their response was "the NHTSA does not own Nissan." The NHTSA id number is 07V435000.

- Zebulon, NC, USA

problem #10

Oct 032009


  • 99,575 miles
The filler pipe on my Nissan Pathfinder is rusted and causing a gas smell. Have called Nissan on recall campaign 07V435000 and they claim the car is not covered, even though the problem is identical to the recall campaign.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #9

Feb 012007

Pathfinder 4WD

  • miles
Fuel filler tube recall notice for 2001 Nissan Pathfinder. In Feb 2007 the consumer was informed the gas tank was leaking and the vehicle was unsafe to drive. The cost of the repairs were $2,058.34. Four months later, the engine light illuminated. The consumer returned to the dealer and was informed the fuel filler tube had rusted and was leaking and needed to be replaced immediately. The consumer received a recall notice in July 2009 and is now seeking reimbursement.

- Hillsborough, NC, USA

problem #8

Oct 202007

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles


2001 Nissan Pathfinder fuel line leak. Consumer states that he would like to be reimbursed for paying to have the repair for the fuel leak. Consumer received a recall and would like to be paid back. Recall # 07V435000.

- Prospect, KY, USA

problem #7

Mar 042008

(reported on)

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Nissan Pathfinder with fuel filter recall. Consumer states that the vehicle had already been repaired for this problem and would like to be reimbursed since there is a recall out for this problem.

- Sonora, CA, USA

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problem #6

Jan 012006

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
Gasoline has been leaking from the gas tube on my 2001 Nissan Pathfinder for two years. I contacted the dealer several months ago and asked them about the recall. They knew nothing about it. I then notified them of the recall and directed to the website. I'm tired of the smell of gasoline, gas on my driveway and lawn and polluting my lake. I want to know when I will receive a recall notice and repair. We have waited long enough for Nissan to act and ignore the NHTSA recall and ignore potential hazards to Nissan vehicle owners.

- Lake Orion, MI, USA

problem #5

Sep 172007

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


On September 12,2007 Nissan posted a recall on 2001 Nissan Pathfinders. My vehicle which should be part of the recall was denied by Nissan because my vehicles VIN#S were not part of their recall. I beg to differ. I purchased my vehicle in June 06 in lou, ky. The recall states that if they are currently registered in certain states and ky is one of those then I'm entitled to the recall. I have contacted Nissan and they denied my request. I do not know what will happen to the fuel tube or if by chance it will cause a fire or some serious injury to myself or others. I know I'm being mistreated by Nissan and I would like this to be corrected if possible. I want Nissan to own up to its recall and take care of business. After all they recalled the vehicle.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #4

Dec 132007

(reported on)

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Nissan Pathfinder with gas leak. Consumer states fuel leaked from the vehicle making it unsafe to drive. The dealer did not have all the parts to repair the problem. The consumer discovered there was a recall for the exact same problem they were experiencing. The engine light was on. The dealer replaced the 02 sensor. (recall 07V435000)

- Wantagh, NY, USA

problem #3

Sep 212007

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact smelled a strong gaseous odor inside the passenger compartment. She looked under her vehicle and did not notice any leaks. She then drove to work and the vehicle was parked for most of the day. When she returned to her vehicle hours later, she noticed that there was a fuel leak beneath her vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop where it remained until the parts arrived. Nissan stated that her VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 07V435000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly:filler pipe and cap). The current and failure mileages were 115,000.

- Grand Blanc, MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 302007


  • miles
Fuel filler line has developed cracks and is leaking near drivers side rear tire.

- Ferguson, MO, USA

problem #1

Aug 282006

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 117,000 miles
: the contact stated while parked in the driveway, a gas leak was noticed. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop, who determined the gas filler hose was fractured and needed to be replaced.

- West Milford, NJ, USA

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