Notes: The 2013 has a growing number of transmission complaints at low mileage. The issue is part of a class-action lawsuit that says the transmissions shake violently during acceleration between 15mph and 30mph.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,529 miles

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2013 Nissan Pathfinder suspension problems

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2013 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 052014


  • 8,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving approximately 25 mph, the transmission began to jerk and slip gears. The failure recurred whenever the vehicle was in operation. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired under a manufacturer's voluntary recall related to reprogramming the transmission control unit. In addition, the front and rear passenger side wheel bearing were replaced on two separate occasions. The front and rear brakes were also replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 8,000.

- Freehold, NJ, USA

problem #4

Feb 062014


  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving various speeds, the vehicle began to vibrate in a jerking motion. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the front driver side wheel bearing needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The wheel bearing was replaced four times on separate occasions. In addition, both front and rear brakes were replaced three times. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 27,000.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 022014

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 33,545 miles
Since I purchase the SUV #1 I heard little noise I when back to dealer at list 5 times and they don't find anything for last couple months I start to hear noise but I think it's the bearing because the whole well move #2 when U gas up the car never give U the same mileage always different #3 water for windshield wipes same time it works same time don't same issue since I got the SUV this SUV it's to many issue since I got it !I will not recommend anyone to get one of this SUV it's not worth it.

- Staten Island , NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 152013

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the accelerator failed to respond to acceleration attempts. The contact also mentioned that the vehicle erroneously decelerated while the accelerator pedal was depressed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the mechanic stated that the computer would need to be reset. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 1,000. The current mileage was 11,402. Updated 11/26/13 according to the invoice, the consumer complained of the vehicle vibrating at different speeds. Also, the roof was loose, due to the molding not holding the clip in place. Updated 12/02/13

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012013

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 8,100 miles
When U pass 45 to 50 miles once U pass the speed the handle its very bad that's one two after U drive the car for little wild the noise from muffler sounds like fire cracker and there when U in the little hill the car move back words 4 same time when U press on the brakes the car almost stop complete and just keep going it feel very weird that is not normal.

- Staten Island , NY, USA

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