really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,500 miles

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2002 Nissan Pathfinder wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #2

May 052012

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 109,000 miles


We were driving North bound on 395 about 30 miles South of ritzville, at 3:30 on Saturday, May 5th. Clear skies, clear road conditions. Sparse traffic, we were in the outer most lane. Kids were quietly watching dvd in backseat, wife and I were casually talking. No music on, no cellphones, no distractions. All of a sudden, we herd a thunk and the rear tires locked up. I immediately took my foot off the gas and dropped the clutch (manual transmission), however the car was unresponsive. Essentially it was as if I had slammed on the breaks. After a second of skidding, we started a slow spin to the left, crossing the 'fast' lane. We ended up doing a 360, then hit the shoulder and the car immediately rolled, finally landing driver side down. Something on the Pathfinder malfunctioned and caused this problem. I am hoping this is an isolated incident, but would like to report it in case this is a much bigger issue.

- Helena, MT, USA

problem #1

Jan 022012


  • miles
My car was part of a recall due to rust. 3 mechanics from Nissan deemed it unrepairable because the recall procedure. They said it was very unsafe to drive and it was supposed to be part of a buyback program. After waiting for 2 months they called me and told me my car was fixed. The dealer was very elusive when I asked him why they changed their mind, saying someone came and told them to just fix it from Nissan corporate. He would not confirm to me that it was not considered safe to drive. I took the car to an outside mechanic and was told it was absolutely not a proper fix.

- Miami Beach, FL, USA

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