really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,066 miles

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder seat belts / air bags problems

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 222016


  • 330 miles


I own a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder le 4X4 both sides of the front frame where the strut tower are located are severely rotting which caused the entire all my brake lines to rot away I was driving to upstate college to get my son and I was also with my daughter I could have died I checked online and was told there was a recall on that particular problem I called Nissan and was told there is no such recall I am so upset and worried the mechanic can't even lift the truck all the way due to the fact that the brake tower buckles even the mechanic said there is a recall please help

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 012003


  • miles
I'm second owner and have no assurance that my airbags are orriginal! how do I know that a tekata airbag has not been put into my car?? we don't know. Therefore, an inspection of airbags should be made!

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #3

Jan 012013


  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the vehicle crashed into another vehicle. The contact stated that upon impact, the air bags did not deploy and the vehicle was destroyed. The contact sustained injuries to the left rotator cuff and an concussion. The manufacturer was notified and sent someone to look at the vehicle who stated that the crash was not significant enough for the air bags to deploy. The failure mileage was 170,000.

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #2

Dec 162004

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My wife was traveling in our 2001 model Pathfinder SUV along the 57 state freeway and the vehicle rolled over on it's side twice after she attempted to erge back to her traveling lane. She was two feet away from a steep highway embankment when the vehicle rolled back on its' wheels. She sustained injuries to her arm, head, face, and leg. The car is a total oss as assessed by the California highway patrol. I have a picture of the wrecked car and will like to forward it to you. We had reported to Nissan dealership - douglas Nissan about screeching noises from the front passenger side wheel area twice before this accident and the dealership state they were not able to find any causes for the problem. Since this accident I had contacted Nissan motor northe America consumer affair to report this accident and claim for loss of the vehicle due to product defect on December 21, 2004 and have not hear back from Nissan regarding any resolution.

- Yorba Linda, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 102000

Pathfinder 4WD

  • miles
Excessive vibration at 60 to 70 mph taken SUV to the dealer three times and found out that tires are defective and have excessive radial force measurments and that they are unsafe to drive with aand may cause an acedent. Dealer inspected the car and muitl times balance the wheel/tire using radial force balancing but unable to get rid of excessive vibration. Dealer gave me back SUV as is (knowing it is unsafe to drive) and ordered 4 new tires of the same brand which took a week to recieve. I requested to replace tire with michiline ltx but dealer and Nissan refused to do so. I requested a safety and responsibilty letter since they would not give me a choose of what brand to choose but they would not do so. Dealer finally replaced tires and vibration is 90 %improved but still exists. Also I have taken my SUV for a rattle in steering and the dealer found that the driver airbag was not installed properly from factory. Dealer fixed the problem and then three weeks later the same problem returned. Took SUV to the dealer again and they put "tubes in the spring behind the airbag" this is to reduce rattle/vibration. Now the horn is unoperational due to this. You must put both hands on the horn/airbag and push very hard est 40ibs of force to engage the horn. This is unaccptible and unsafe to operate the vechical with out a horn. I do have a safety convern to other owner of this SUV due to defective tires that can blow and casue a serous excedent. I dp hope that NHTSA take action. (dot number: En6D0800 tiresize: 255/65R16)

- Kent, WA, USA

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