really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,977 miles

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2015 Nissan Pathfinder seat belts / air bags problems

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2015 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #15

Jun 272016


  • 9,200 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. One on occasion, the air bag light remained illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags). The part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 9,200. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Newington, CT, USA

problem #14

Jul 092015


  • 17,500 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. On several occasions, when an occupant was seated in the front passenger seat, the passenger air bag off warning light would illuminate intermittently. The dealer diagnosed the vehicle and stated that the vehicles on the lot would have the issue remedied. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V244000 (air bags) and the parts for the repair were available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure; however, the contact was not offered any additional assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 17,500. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Fort Drum, NY, USA

problem #13

Apr 172016


  • 19,000 miles
There have been several incidents where a full size adult passenger has been riding in the front passenger seat and the airbag sensor does not detect the adult and turns off the airbag. There have been times wher the vehicle is parked and when the passenger gets in, before the car is started, once the car is started, the airbag is already off before we leave. Other times in the middle of driving the air bag will just turn off. Something is remains on for the whole trip until the vehicle is turned off once we reach our destination, other times the light will turn off and the airbag turns back on before we arrive at our destination. I contacted my local Nissan dealer and was told, yea, they are real sensitive and if the light is activated the air bag is turned off and will not work. Brought my vehicle in today and insisted they look at it. Said they would do a zero reset on the system and see if that will fix it. Most recent incident was April 17, 2016. Have more photos from past incidents as well.

- Prairieville, LA, USA

problem #12

Apr 302016


  • 3,000 miles


I purchased the vehicle in July, 2015. The passenger side airbag light came on several times while a passenger was in the front seat shortly after I got the car. During my first routine service appointment on Feb. 1, 2016 I mentioned it to the service tech and they checked but couldn't replicate the problem. However, they performed a zero reset at that time. The airbag light came on again on 3/11, 4/9, and 4/30 while a passenger of proper weight and height was seating in the seat. Additionally, on 4/20 the seat belt indicator light was lit in the instrument panel even though there was no passenger in the car and the driver was buckled up. I took it back to the service station today, 5/7, for these problems. They stated that there are no open recalls on my vehicle and they couldn't duplicate the problem. This is now the second time my car has been in for service for the same problem and nothing was found to be wrong. I now drive with my cellphone next to me and take pictures every time this occurs.

- Center Valley, PA, USA

problem #11

Feb 082016


  • 12,000 miles
The airbag sensor for the front passenger side seat does not work properly. There can be a large adult in the seat, and the sensor shows the airbag off. We bought the car new, as a demo, with approximately 5,000 miles on it. This has happened more than one time.

- Rome, GA, USA

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problem #10

Mar 082016


  • 3,700 miles
I worked with Nissan last year to resolve an issue that I had with a Pathfinder airbag issue (Nissan case 19556126). żthe original vehicle was replaced and Iżve had the bad luck of getting a 2015 Pathfinder with the same issue. żIżve had this vehicle since late November of 2015, it has approx. 3700 miles on it and is already exhibiting issues with the passenger airbag. żit has been in 3 times with document (videos) instances where the airbag off light is on, while driving with a person weighing more than 100lbs in the passenger seat. These are intermittent issues. One time I drove with the airbag off light on from cleveland to richfield żapprox. 30 miles. I feel that this is a serious safety issues that could result in serious injury or death if it is not fixed. żit still is not resolved. żjoel tanner, has been my contact at airport Nissan (440-884-7800) where the car came from and has been serviced. He stated that they could not find an issue with the vehicle's airbag. However, I have clearly documented the issue with videos. żdikota, at Nissan Consumer Affairs (615- 725-7590) talked with me and stated that there is nothing wrong with my vehicle. żthe vehicle has also been in for engine light issues which for the time have been resolved. żit is also exhibiting an issue with the gps where addresses canżT be found with the vehicle's gps but my iphone can. I have videos that can be sent but your website doesn't accept them - please provide a way to send them to you.

- Richfield, OH, USA

problem #9

Mar 042016


  • 15,000 miles


Our 2015 Pathfinder has an issue where when the passenger seat is occupied with an adult passenger, the passenger side airbag will not activate. (indicator light for pass airbag off is illuminated) sometimes it will activate after several minutes of driving, other times it will not activate until the car is turned off and back on again. Also, sometimes if the seat is not occupied, the passenger side airbag will be activated. We notified the dealership of the issue during a service in late 2015 and we were told that the passenger should wait to enter the vehicle until the vehicle is started. There wasn't any change regardless of how we entered the vehicle. We took the car to the dealership for diagnosis in early 2016 and they didn't find any diagnostic issues. They "reset" the passenger seat weight sensor and said everything was good. Today we drove the vehicle and the passenger side air bag did not activate again with a passenger occupying the seat. This could be a serious safety issue if the air bag does not deploy in an accident.

- Harrison, TN, USA

problem #8

Mar 012015


  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that while an adult passenger was seated in the front passenger seat, the air bag warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the air bag sensor was reset however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V138000 (air bags, electrical system). The failure mileage was 5,000.

- East Greenwich, RI, USA

problem #7

Jan 252016


  • 11,000 miles
Have a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder where the "airbag is off" passenger light keeps coming one when an adult passenger weighing more than 150 lbs is properly seated wearing the seatbelt properly. This has happened several times (10+ times). I have had it to the Nissan dealer twice with the most recent date being February 2, 2016 for this issue. Nissan dealer runs tests but is unable to find issue. Filed complaint with Nissan on February 4th and was told that they talked to the dealer and there is no problem. I have it on video where I am sitting properly in the passenger seat with seatbelt properly on with the car being driven down the expressway at approximately 65 mph and the "airbag is off" light is on. It is now a safety issue because I would hate to get in an accident with anyone sitting in the passenger seat.

- Louisville, OH, USA

problem #6

Jan 152016


  • 2,500 miles
Passenger air bag light (which indicates air bag is off and will not deploy) remains on (>50% of the time) when there is an adult seated in the passenger seat. Took vehicle into the Nissan fox dealership (grand rapids, mi) this morning for service. Before assessing, they told me they probably won't find anything and that I should rely on my seat belt in case of an accident. This first occurred about 2 months ago.

- Ada, MI, USA

problem #5

Oct 042015


  • 5,000 miles


The passenger side airbag light remains illuminated when a adult is sitting in the seat with their seatbelt on. I brought it into the service center at Nissan and they told me the computer says nothing is wrong so there is nothing they can do! I have numerous videos of the seat occupied and the light on!

- Carmel, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 132015


  • 2,000 miles
Purchased a 2015 Pathfinder sl in May 2015 to replace the 2014 Pathfinder sl we had. The dealer returned the 2014 for us for the same issue we're experiencing with the 2015. In late June the passenger seat air bag would not engage for several minutes if someone was sitting in the seat before the car would start. Our resolution was to wait to sit in the seat until the car was started. This worked until the end of July when the air bag would disengage with a passenger in the seat while the car was in motion. We brought it to the dealer who found a code, cleared it and was told it was in good working condition. The problem persisted with many videos to show the issue. Brought it back to the dealer in August. Dealer could not recreate the issue but because we had videos, understood there was a real issue and performed a "zero point OCS reprogram" and service tech hoped it would "do the trick". it didn't and the problem escalated. Brought it back to the dealer in September and car is still there. Dealership again could not "recreate" the issue and wanted to give us the car back. We refused because it's a safety issue. Dealer finally agreed to get Nissan involved. Still waiting to hear back. We also called Nissan and opened a case file and waiting to hear back from Nissan too.

- Langhorne, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 132015


  • 10,000 miles
Purchased in May 2015. Within a month of ownership, airbag light on passenger side would not engage intermittently if passenger was seated in car before started. I just had the passenger wait until car was started to sit. In July the airbag light began to illuminate while driving intermittently with passenger in seat. Serviced it at the dealership in the beginning of August and they said they found a code and cleared it. Problem should be resolved. It happened again several times. Serviced it at the dealer again in July. Mechanic performed a zero point OCS reprogram. Again I was told the problem should be resolved. Problem continued. Checked it in for service in October. Dealer trying to say the person in the seat is too light. It's happened to adults that weigh over 150 and many times to my daughter who weighs at least 110. This shouldn't be a problem anyway since the service tech told me the minimum weight is 70 pounds for the front passenger seat. Dealer wants to give us the car back. We refused because it's not safe. Waiting to hear back from the dealer. This same dealership took back our 2014 Nissan Pathfinder because of this issue too! I have many videos of the problem.

- Langhorne, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 172015


  • 1,000 miles
We were driving the Pathfinder and the passenger airbag light came on. There was a passenger in the seat. The passenger's weight is 165 pounds and approximately 5'6" tall. The light remained on for approximately4 minutes and only went off when the car was turned off. When the car was restarted the airbag light was off - as it should be. This is the second Nissan Pathfinder that has had this problem. Our 2013 Pathfinder was re-purchased by Nissan for this exact reason....updated 12/07/15

- North Royalton, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 142015


  • 10,000 miles
Driving down on Florida highway I-75. Ahead was a previous accident with debris in the road. Reduced speed to try to avoid most of the debris that was scattered along the 4 lanes. I happen to get a piece of debris impacting front tire and having it go underneath my car. As this occurred the ECU must have somehow detected a side collision but there was none that occurred and deployed all side airbags removing most of the headliner.

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

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