really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
260 miles

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2015 Nissan Pathfinder brakes problems

brakes problem

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2015 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #4

May 152016


  • 1 miles


While driving our Pathfinder in stop and go traffic, I've started to notice and feel a juddering & jerking motion coming from the transmission/powertrain every time I depress or press on the gas pedal at between speeds of 15 to 40 mph. I plan to report this to Nissan along with a couple more issues like the crackling sound coming from the front suspension usually after reversing back out of a driveway then moving forward while slightly turning the wheel back to a straight position. Could be a bearing issue, racking pinion or possibly the brake issues that have been recalled. I will also report the constant announce of a crackling sound coming from the wood paneling around stereo and air condition controls. Last but not least the scary & visible shaking of the front hood while driving at speeds of over 80mph. This violently shaking from the hood will certainly let you know that if you go any faster chances are the hood will fly off or cause serious damage to the vehicle or possibly cause an accident. There is no doubt in my mind that this is issue is clearly an aero dynamic flaw. How can they not have been aware of this possible serious safety issue ?

- Pacoima, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 102015


  • 38 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph down an incline, the brake pedal was applied and traveled to the floorboard. Excessive force was applied to the brake pedal but the brakes failed to respond causing the contact to crash into the rear of another vehicle. Only the driver side air bag deployed. The contact mentioned that the front of the vehicle was severely damaged due to the failure. A police report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V012000 (service brakes). The vehicle was towed to a collision center, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure who informed the contact that an investigator would be assigned to inspect the vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 3845....updated 03/17/16

- York, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 062015


  • 250 miles
Potentially faulty brake system or downshift cvt or simulated gearshift system. Details: When driving in slow moving traffic with the brakes partially applied, the vehicle tends to momentarily accelerate and speed up. Concurrently the resistance on the brake pedal tends to decrease, along with a visible down-and-then-back-up jumping of RPM needle. The brake pedal needs to be kept pressed to allow the vehicle to slow down. Took vehicle to dealership (new vehicle, with only 300 miles), the technician noticed the problem I had been explaining. The technician agreed to speak with the engineer the next day. However, next day the dealership stated that they have never encountered such as issue, and it may be simply the down-shift of the cvt transmission. This is unusual in comparison to any other car I have driven. Acceleration of the car during the braking cycle is clearly odd. Potentially dangerous situation when approaching a stop sign or slow traffic zones near schools. Please investigate.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 062015


  • 750 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving between 5-50 mph, the vehicle did not stop when the brakes were engaged. The vehicle crashed into the contact's residence. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 750.

- Hazard, KY, USA

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