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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,505 miles

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2014 Nissan Pathfinder steering problems

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2014 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

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

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 #2

Jun 052014

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • 7,500 miles
TL * the contact owns a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated while approaching a stop light the brakes seized and failed to engage. The steering wheel also became difficult to turn. The contact had to put the vehicle in park in order to stop the vehicle. The failure caused the contact to crash into another vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing however, the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage were 7500. Updated 09/05/14 updated 09/12/2014

- Holtsville, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 112013


  • 400 miles
I noticed a very high pitched whining/whistling noise when I opened the hood of a 2 day old car. The dealer service department said the power steering fluid was low and had it topped off. The noise reduced very slightly but its still there. They said that the noise was made by the electric assist power steering pump and was at normal levels. I have never seen any of my previous vehicles make such a sound. It feels like whatever part making that sound is due for failure.

- Broomfield, CO, USA

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