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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,580 miles

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2014 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 012014


  • 4,000 miles


1) my drievr side door level broke unable to exit vehicle. 2) vehicle sometimes takes a long time to stop without warning. 3) on a curve while brking or from brake to acceleration the vehicle stutters or hesitates to go. Almost hit several times because as I lightly hovered the brake while turning or in straight line it hestiates to provide acceleration. (dealer said nothing they can do for this)they need codes I was told. 4) all brake pads and rotors both went bad before 25,000 miles. 5) right front bearing went bad at approx 6000 miles causing accelerated tires wear (I had to buy new tires) at 10K miles on a 60-75K tire. 6) passenger side air bag warning light stays on all the time(currently had car in they said they were getting a part) I average 10-12K a year and park in a large open driveway.

- Blasdell, NY, USA

problem #4

May 102014


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that when the accelerator pedal was depressed from a stop, the vehicle hesitated to respond without waring. In addition, the vehicle shook violently when making a left or right turn. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure was unable to be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 1,000.

- Biemingham, AL, USA

problem #3

Nov 032014


  • 3,000 miles
This has happened several times since I bought my brand new 2014 Nissan Pathfinder. It will shudder and you lose control of the vehicle. To begin with it started at low speeds but now it doesn't matter how fast nor how slow you are going and it has almost got me in wrecks several times in the past month.

- Newville, AL, USA

problem #2

Nov 152013


  • 500 miles
I am having problems with the cruise control on my new Nissan Pathfinder 2014. 1. cruise control intermittently disengages going down a shallow but straight road. In a 3 to 4 mile driving stretch, it will, at times, disengage 2 to 3 times. 2. the ┐'set┐Ł and ├ó┐┐resume┐Ł toggle switch at times then does not re-engage the cruise control. The switch acts dead. I then have to switch off the cruise control and then switch it back on to have the toggles switch work but not always. 3. the cruise and set indicators on the instrument panel do not flicker. The Nissan dealer carried out a test run and found the cruise control disengaging exactly as stated above. They replaced part #25550-3ks1A, switch assembly-ste, to resolve the problem but it did not. They reiterate that such a condition of cruise disengagement as stated in the owner├ó┐'s manual is considered normal and acceptable. Having read the owner├ó┐'s manual, I do not find any mention of the toggle switch intermittently acting dead after disengagement of the cruise control nor the high frequency of the disengagement. This condition is causing me to concentrate more on the instrument panel rather than on the road. I am repeatedly unsure whether the cruise is engaged or not. This distraction could result in a fatal accident. It'┐'s like texting while driving. Either way, the end result would be an avoidable fatality(s).this condition clearly amounts to a road safety hazard. The manufacturer, by merely stating that the cruise may disengage driving down in hilly terrain cannot absolve itself of the responsibility for the safety of the occupants of the car. Such high frequency of cruise disengagement and toggle switch failure cannot be considered normal. More than likely a software design problem.

- Apple River, IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 122013

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 4,400 miles
Since 10/12/13, the vehicle has experienced violent shuddering and loss of power. When the vehicle is brought to the Nissan service department it is always unable to duplicate. We continue driving the vehicle and it gets worse. Finally after it becomes almost unable to drive Nissan admits there is a problem and replaces the cvt. We are now on our third cvt since we purchased the car on 7/22/13. We have to travel a two lane mountain highway and it has happened several times and due to losing power going uphill we have almost been hit on numerous occasions. It has also happened on the freeway. It has happened at a busy intersection and the car completely lost power and the car behind us slammed on their brakes and swerved to avoid hitting us. It has happened at speeds from 30 to 60 mph. I am gravely concerned for my family's safety, we also have a newborn and I am scared to have him in this car but I have no choice. I honestly feel that it is a matter of time before we are hit due to these issues. Nissan continues to deny this is a safety concern.

- Running Springs, CA, USA

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