Notes: The 2014 has a small, but significant number of transmission complaints at low mileage. The issue is part of a class-action lawsuit that says the Pathfinder's transmission shakes violently during acceleration between 15mph and 30mph.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,129 miles

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2014 Nissan Pathfinder electrical problems

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2014 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #13

Jun 012015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder. When the front passenger seat was occupied by a passenger, the air bag warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The failure mileage was unknown. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Arlington Heights, IL, USA

problem #12

Apr 012016


  • miles
The computer in my 2014 Nissan Pathfinder continued to present difficulties. These malfunctions were documented with Nissan and the computer was in fact replaced. We were in negotiations with Nissan to warranty the computer with the powertrain warranty. On April 1, 2016 my wife started the vehicle in the driveway and went inside to let it warm up. When she went out (approximately 10 minutes later) the vehicle was gone. It had slipped into drive on its own and gone straight down into the woods, taking out two trees and hitting a telephone pole at the bottom of the hill. The airbags did not deploy. Nissan's finding were that the black box within the vehicle did not show anything and, therefore, they were not taking responsibility for it. We have all the documentation for the difficulties with the vehicle leading up the collision.

- Chambersburg, PA, USA

problem #11

Sep 152015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder. While exiting the vehicle, the doors automatically locked while the key fob was still in the vehicle. In addition, the contact was unable to re-enter the vehicle to get to her child, who was trapped in the vehicle due to the failure. The contact also stated the vehicle was difficult to shift from drive into reverse or reverse into drive. Additionally the liftgate failed to remain open and closed independently numerous times. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Coconut Creek, FL, USA

problem #10

Sep 162015


  • 20,000 miles


Case # 20303916 - filed with Nissan Consumer Affairs. Electrical malfunction with door locking mechanism, lift-gate, dvd headset & remote as well as transmission is hard to pull and gets stuck. Due to malfunction with door locks, our 2 year old baby was locked in the car. We had to break the window to get her out. Since the key fob was in the car, the car should have never locked. We have provided Nissan Consumer Affairs with video footage of the lift gate and key fob malfunctions.

- Coconut Creek, FL, USA

problem #9

Oct 012014


  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving at approximately 55 mph, the RPM's increased. In addition, the vehicle shook and jerked without warning. The failure occurred on a daily basis. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle's main computer needed to be serviced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 15,000.

- Lockport, LA, USA

problem #8

Nov 122014


  • 1,521 miles
The electrical system is malfunctioning which is causing the parking brake sensor and the I-key sensor to turn on and off without the brake system being used. The radio and odometer screen is shutting off while driving, the mileage is fluctuating as well as the gas gauge. The dashboard was replaced by the dealer but the system is still malfunctioning.

- Milford , CT, USA

problem #7

Jun 182014

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,500 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag light intermittently illuminated, although the passenger seat was occupied. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. No repairs were made and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 3,500. Updated 2/24/15 the dealer recalibrated the sensor. However, the warning lights illuminated again. Updated 03/02/15

- Yardley, PA, USA

problem #6

Nov 082013

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • miles
2014 Nissan Pathfinder. Attorney writes on behalf of client in regards to brake failure. The consumer stated he came upon a deer in the road. In response, he attempted to engage his brakes; however, the braking system failed and/or delayed stopping the vehicle after he applied the brake pedal, resulting in an impact between the vehicle and the deer. Upon investigation, it was discovered Nissan had substantial issues with the braking system in certain Nissan Pathfinder's, including the consumers vehicle, at the time of the accident, which lead to recall # 13V445000.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #5

May 032014


  • 1,200 miles
Backup camera monitor is flickering or video feed is moving up and down on monitor. Problem is intermittent, but when present, image quality is very poor rendering backup camera feature useless.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #4

Sep 122014

Pathfinder 4WD

  • 9,120 miles
The vehicle makes a high pitch noise when driving at low speed or in park. This noise was not present when test driving the car and apparently only begins to manifest itself after having been driven a few weeks or months. Nissan knows about the issue as it is also a problem with the 2013 Altima which also uses the new electronic power steering unit. Nissan offers no real solution at the moment and deems the noise to be "acceptable" by no ones definition but their own. Nissan's solution thus far is to wrap the tubes in tape to dampen the noise. Thank you

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #3

Feb 252014

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 300 miles


The vehicle began to "shudder" around 25 mph. It happened the next day after I purchased it. I took it to dealer on following Monday to do undercoating and told them about the issue. They could not duplicate it. I took it in about a week later and they still could not duplicate it. I was in the area of the dealership when the issue occurred. I arrived at dealership and supervisor went for a ride with me and was able to duplicate the issue. They confirmed it was the transmission. It took them about a week to get the part and had my vehicle for almost a full week to install transmission. Once I received my vehicle back from them I started having issues with the car not starting. After about 5 tries, the vehicle would start and all mileage and fuel gauges would go back to zero. I was recently able to get the car back to the dealer and they determined the battery was half dead. They recharged the battery last Monday, June 16th. I had no issues for the first few days and on Thursday, June 19th, the car would not start again. It took many tries to get it started. I had to return to the dealer again today. As of right now they do not know why the battery keeps draining.

- Eagle River, AK, USA

problem #2

Jun 022014


  • miles
2014 Nissan Pathfinder. Consumer writes in regards to air bag light issues. The consumer stated he had the occupant classification system (OCS) adjusted by the dealer, but the supplemental air bag warning light intermittently illuminated when people who weighed over 120 lbs sat in the passenger seat.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 082013


  • 3,039 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number 13V445000 (electrical system, service brakes, hydraulic) and scheduled an appointment with the dealer for recall repairs. Before the contact could have the vehicle serviced and while driving approximately 10 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but failed to respond. The contact then crashed into a nearby pole. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The front end of the vehicle was damaged. The contact experienced the consequence mentioned in the recall prior to having the vehicle serviced. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 3,039.

- West St. Paul, MN, USA

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