really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 1
Average Mileage:
120,281 miles

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Dec 182010


  • 107,000 miles


The driver owned a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder. The driver was involved in a crash in which the vehicle lost control and veered off the road. The contact was not involved so the exact details of the failure were unavailable. The driver died as a result of the crash. The police appeared on the scene. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an insurance lot but they have not diagnosed the failure. The failure and current mileages were 107,000.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Dec 192002

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3 miles
The vehicle shakes at highway speeds and causes extreme wear and tear on the tires. I have had this Nissan Pathfinder (2001) for just over a year and Nissan has been unable to fix the problem. They claim it was "built to ride this way". the result is premature breaking problems. They have put new tires on, turned the rotors and spent many hours balancing the tires. This problem has been ongoing since day one.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 062000


  • miles
The steering pull and/or body vibration manifests itself at highway speeds of between 60 and 75 mph, regardless of road crown or imperfections of the surface. This defect impairs the steering considerably. Steering becomes even more of a channlange during wet road conditions in respect of the recent NHTSA publication, showing a two star rollover rating for this vehicle, the referenced defect indeed has a seriousnegative impact on the safety of this vehicle whilst driven on highways at the speeds indicated. The manufacturer has not responded to phonecalls and letter of notification. Arbitration was held under the BBB autoline program. Request for repurchase was denied despite the fact that both the manufacturers representative and the arbitrator recognized the defect during the test drive. The arbitrator considered it a nusance.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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