2003 NISSAN PATHFINDER VIN: JN8DR09YX3W822164

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VIN JN8DR09YX3W822164 Decoding Nissan Vin Decoder

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Make

NISSAN

Manufacturer Name

NISSAN MOTOR COMPANY, LTD

Model

Pathfinder

Model Year

2003

Plant City

YOKOHAMA

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

JAPAN

Plant Company Name

Kyushu Plant

Series2

Wagon body style

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1D: 5,001 - 6,000 lb (2,268 - 2,722 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

3500.0

Displacement (CI)

213.58310433156

Displacement (L)

3.5

Engine Model

VQ35DE

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Manufacturer

Nissan

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2003 NISSAN PATHFINDER Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2003 NISSAN PATHFINDER Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN JN8DR09YX3W822164

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

September 03, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11023315
Consumer Location: SAN ANGELO, TX
VIN: JN8DR09YX3W****

Summary of Complaint

NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER 11V244000 THE STRUT HOUSING CORRODED ON THE FRONT DRIVERS SIDE WHEEL ON MY 2003 NISSAN PATHFINDER WHEN I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY. HAD PROBLEM WITH STEERING BEING HARD TO TURN I HAVE FOUND A RECALL ON THIS PROBLEM BUT BEING THAT I LIVE IN TEXAS THEY WILL NOT ACCEPT THIS RECALL.

Components: SUSPENSION EXTERIOR LIGHTING

June 13, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10946374
Consumer Location: LAWRENCE, MA
VIN: JN8DR09YX3W****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL WHEN DRIVING ON HIGHWAYS THE BACK-END SWAYS OFF AND ON WHICH CAN CAUSE YOU TO LOSE CONTROL. THE HEAD LIGHTS DON'T APPEAR TO SHINE BRIGHT ENOUGH. ABS LIGHT REMAINS ON EVEN AFTER REPLACING THE SENSORS. *TR

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

July 22, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10893481
Consumer Location: UTICA, NY
VIN: JN8DR09YX3W****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN PATHFINDER. WHILE MAKING A TURN AT 30 MPH, AN UNKNOWN NOISE WAS HEARD WHENEVER A TURN WAS MADE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE STRUT TOWER FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 11V244000(STEERING, SUSPENSION). THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 148,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 08, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10781137
Consumer Location: MOUNT PROSPECT, IL
VIN: JN8DR09YX3W****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN PATHFINDER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE REFUELING THE VEHICLE, IT STARTED TO LEAK FUEL. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 140,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 08, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10781139
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JN8DR09YX3W****

Summary of Complaint

EVERYTIME I FILL MY GAS TANK, THE GAS FILLER NECK LEAKS, FROM WHAT I CAN TELL IT IS CAUSED BY CORROSION. I;VE CONTACTED MFCTR. NISSAN/MANUFACTURER DO NOT HAVE ANY OPEN RECALL CAMPAIGN FOR THE YEAR OF MY VEHICLE, THEY DO HAVE AN EXISTING RECALL SAME ISSUE/GAS FILLER NECK LEAKING ON MODEL AND YEAR OF 1997 THRU 2001

Components: STRUCTURE

April 26, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10398041
Consumer Location: SOUTH COLTON, NY
VIN: JN8DR09YX3W****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER'S SIDE FRONT STRUT TOWER RUSTED OUT AND BROKEN, MAKING VEHICLE UNDRIVABLE. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

October 08, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10245229
Consumer Location: DANBURY, CT
VIN: JN8DR09YX3W****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR LOST POWER AND THEN THERE WAS HIGH HEAT FROM UNDER THE CAR FOLLOWED BY A SMALL EXPLOSION WHEN TWO CATALYTIC CONVERTS BURST SIDE SEAMS AND BEGAN TO LEAK. BENNETT NISSAN IN WILTON CONNECTICUT REFUSED TO REPLACE THE CATALYTIC CONVERTS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE EXHAUST SYSTEM. THEY CLAIM THAT THESE ARE RESONATORS AND NOT COVERED UNDER THE EIGHT YEAR OR 80,000 WARRANTY. THEY ALSO CLAIM THAT IF THERE IS NO "CHECK ENGINE LIGHT" THAT THEY ARE NOT PART OF THE EPA SYSTEM. THEY OFFER A "FIX" THAT SEALS THE DEFECT OF THIS EQUIPMENT AND CHARGE ABOUT $250. REPLACEMENT WITH NEW PARTS COSTS ABOUT $1500. I THINK: 1) THIS CAUSES A DANGEROUS SITUATION AND IS DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE EPA SYSTEM; 2) THERE IS DANGER FROM FIRE OR EXCESSIVE EXHAUST FUMES IN THE CAR. THE DEALER AND NISSAN ARE OBVIOUSLY WORKING TO CONCERT TO AVOID THE REPAIR UNDER WARRANTY AND PUSHING THE EXPENSIVE REPAIR TO THE CONSUMER AFTER THEY HAVE NO THEY BEYOND THE 8/80000 MILE COVERAGE. THIS IS WRONG. THIS ISSUE IS ON A 2003 PATHFINDER LE THAT I HAVE OWNED SINCE IT WAS NEW. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

September 30, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10226738
Consumer Location: WINDSOR, CT
VIN: JN8DR09YX3W****

Summary of Complaint

SEPTEMBER 2007- WENT TO REPAIR SHOP FOR OIL CHANGE, WAS MADE AWARE OF CRACKED CATALYTIC CONVERTER NOVEMBER 2007- REAR EXHAUST PIPE FELL OFF JANUARY 2008- WENT TO MUFFLER SHOP, WAS TOLD THAT 2 CATALYTIC CONVERTERS AND ENTIRE EXHAUST PIPE NEED REPLACING. MAY 2008- WENT TO NISSAN DEALER, WAS TOLD THAT IT IS NOT MY CATALYTIC CONVERTERS, BUT MY "DOWN PIPES" THAT HAVE SEVERE CRACKS IN THEM. QUOTED OVER $600 FOR REPAIR KIT, AS THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THEY CLAIM TO HAVE SEEN OFTEN ENOUGH TO CREATE A PATCH KIT FOR. QUOTED $1300 FOR NEW PARTS. SEVERE EXHAUST IN THE VEHICLE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT, BOTH WITH WINDOWS OPENED AND CLOSED. VEHICLE ONLY HAS 71,000 MILES ON IT, AND THE CATALYTIC CONVERTERS, WHICH 2 OTHER REPAIR SHOP HAVE IDENTIFIED AS THE PROBLEM, ARE COVERED BY WARRANTY, BUT THE DOWN PIPES, WHICH ONLY NISSAN CLAIMS TO BE THE PROBLEM, ARE NOT. THIS IS NOW A VERY EXPENSIVE SAFETY ISSUE, AS THE EXHAUST IS UNBEARABLE. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

November 23, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10208713
Consumer Location: HOLDEN, ME
VIN: JN8DR09YX3W****

Summary of Complaint

MAINE VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTION REVEALED CRACK ALONG WELDED SEAM OF EXHAUST RESONATOR PIPE ASSEMBLY. VEHICLE HAD APPROXIMATELY 37,400 MILES JUST OUT OF BASIC WARRANTY. DEALER WOULD NOT CONSIDER PART FAILURE UNDER EMISSIONS WARRANTY, BUT QUOTED REPAIRS OF NEARLY $200 OR PURCHASE OF KIT CONSISTING OF 4 METAL BARS, 4 BAND CLAMPS AND 1-2 OZ OF SEALANT FOR $70. NISSAN HAS ISSUED SERVICE BULLETIN RTB04-094 ? REPAIR OF EXHAUST LEAK/NOISE AT FRONT TUBE IMPLYING THEY HAVE HAD AN ON-GOING PROBLEM IN THIS AREA. LOCAL DEALER READILY ACKNOWLEDGED MULTIPLE INSTANCES OF THIS PROBLEM APPEARING LOCALLY. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

March 17, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10068572
Consumer Location: EAST FALMOUTH, MA
VIN: JN8DR09YX3W****

Summary of Complaint

CONSUMER'S VEHICLE HIT A TREE HEAD ON WHILE DRIVING AT 30 MPH. UPON IMPACT, NONE OF THE FRONTAL AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. DRIVER SUSTAINED SEAT BELT BRUISES, AND HEAD HIT THE STEERING WHEEL. *AK

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 14, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11419277
Consumer Location: KENT, WA
VIN: JN8DR09X63W****

Summary of Complaint

The gas gauge stopped working a few months ago. Had an appointment to have the fuel sensor replaced. The fuel sensor is fine. The mechanic said it was most likely the gauge. In researching over the past several months, this appears to be a huge problem with the 2003 Pathfinder. This should be recalled. I'm not sure why it it isn't since it is a wide spread issue.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11384719
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: JN8DR09X73W****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL GAUGE DOES NOT WORK PROPERLY -- THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE FOR 2 YEARS NOW. WHEN I FILL IT UP, IT SHOWS AS FULL, BUT WILL NEVER GO LOWER THAN JUST OVER 1/2 TANK OF GAS. I HAVE TO RESET AND WATCH MY MILEAGE EVERY TIME I FILL UP THE TANK, AND MAKE SURE I REFILL IT EVERY 225 MILES, TO ENSURE I DON'T RUN OUT OF FUEL. MY MECHANIC HAS DONE EVERYTHING HE CAN THINK OF TO FIX THE PROBLEM, BUT SO FAR NOTHING HAS WORKED. I NOTICED I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE TO FILE A COMPLAINT ABOUT THIS ISSUE.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 15, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11374682
Consumer Location: TRUMBULL, CT
VIN: JN8DR09Y93W****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL GAUGE INDICATED FUEL TANK WAS AT LEAST HALF FULL. VEHICLE DID NOT START BECAUSE IT WAS OUT OF FUEL. MECHANIC REPLACED MANY THINGS UNTIL IT WAS DISCOVERED CAR WAS OUT OF FUEL. COST ME CLOSE TO $1,000. CAR COULD HAVE RUN OUT OF FUEL ON A HIGHWAY WHILE IN THE FAST LANE. MANY OWNERS HAVE REPORTED THIS PROBLEM ON THE INTERNET. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE. I AM 74 YEARS OLD AND NEVER HAD FAILED FUEL GAUGE. I AM TOLD THE WHOLE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. NO WARNING WAS EVER PROVIDED BY NISSAN THAT THIS COULD HAPPEN. HOW MANY OF THEIR VEHICLES HAVE THIS PROBLEM.

Components: STRUCTURE

November 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11373997
Consumer Location: WALNUT CREEK, CA
VIN: JN8DR09Y33W****

Summary of Complaint

NISSAN IS CLAIMING THAT NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 11V244000 WAS ALREADY ADDRESSED ON MY VEHICLE. I TOOK MY CAR INTO THE DEALERSHIP SEVERAL YEARS AGO FOR A RECALL BUT THEY NEVER FIXED THIS RECALL BECAUSE THEY WERE TOO BUSY. WHEN I CALL NISSAN RIGHT NOW THEY ARE CLAIMING IT WAS FIXED ALREADY. THIS WAS NEVER FIXED AND MY VEHICLE IS EXHIBITING THE EXACT ISSUES OUTLINED IN THE RECALL. MY VIN# [XXX]. I AM REQUESTING NISSAN TO FIX THIS ISSUE PER THE RECALL. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 16, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11373096
Consumer Location: MOUNT AIRY, NC
VIN: JN8DR09Y73W****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL GAUGE IS NOT READING CORRECTLY REPEATEDLY HAVE TO TOP OFF MY TANK THAT COSTS ME MORE MONEY THAN IT SHOULD TO GET BACK AND FORTH TO WORK BECAUSE I RAN OUT OF GAS AND IT COSTED ME $200 TO FIGURE OUT THAT I NEED SOMETHING DONE ABOUT THE GAS GAUGE THERE'S SO MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS WHY HAS IT NISSAN DONE SOMETHING ABOUT IT THEY SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO JUST LET THIS PROBLEM GO ON AND STICK THE CUSTOMERS THAT PAY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR THE VEHICLES. I WAS GOING DOWN THE HIGHWAY AFTER BEING AT THE HOSPITAL ALL NIGHT WITH MY MOTHER-IN-LAW AND ME AND MY WIFE HAD TO WALK SEVERAL MILES JUST TO GET CELL SERVICE TO GET PICKED UP AND MY CAR TOWED.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11296773
Consumer Location: NEWTON, NC
VIN: JN8DR09X43W****

Summary of Complaint

MY NISSAN PATHFINDERS AIR BAG DASH LIGHT IS FLASHING. I HAVE HAD IT RESET AND IT STARTS FLASHING AGAIN AFTER A FEW HOURS OF OPERATION.

Components: ENGINE

October 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11279151
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JN8DR09Y13W****

Summary of Complaint

WE WERE DRIVING OUR PATHFINDER HOME IN THE WINTER THE ECSESSIVE AMOUNT OF SALT ON THE ROAD CAUSED OUR MAIN WATER FLOW TO CORRODE AND STALL THE ENGINE AND CAUSED THE RADIATORS THERMOSTAT TO BREAK AND THE CAR OVERHEATED.

Components: ENGINE

November 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11278458
Consumer Location: BRONX, NY
VIN: JN8DR09Y23W****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN PATHFINDER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT BOTH MUFFLERS WERE RUSTED OUT. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN REVERSE, THE REAR MUFFLER AND REAR TAIL PIPE WERE DETACHED DUE TO THE RUST. IN ADDITION, FLUID WAS LEAKING FROM THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE TO THE REAR. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER AND DEALER WERE NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 100,000.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

May 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11228492
Consumer Location: NEW ORLEANS, LA
VIN: JN8DR09X13W****

Summary of Complaint

AT SPEEDS OVER 50 MPH THE CAR BEGINS TO WOBBLE, HAVE BEEN TOLD THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM INVOLING FAULTY TRAILING ARM BUSHING/ REAR ARM BUSHING AND BEARING NEED TO BE REPLACED CAUSING WHAT IS COOMMONLY KNOWN AS THE DEATH WOBBLE. BUT LETS UP WHEN YOU LET UP OFF THE GAS? TO ME THIS A MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE! THAT MANY HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM, THAT I HAVE FOUND ON ON LINE FORUMS.. WHY HASN'T NISSAN RECALLED THIS ISSUE?

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

November 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11182831
Consumer Location: ROCK ISLAND, IL
VIN: JN8DR09Y63W****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN PATHFINDER. THE CONTACT CALLED TO INQUIRE ABOUT NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 11V244000 (STEERING, SUSPENSION). THE PREVIOUS OWNER HAD THE RECALL REPAIRED AT MARTIN NISSAN (5240 GOLF RD, SKOKIE, IL 60077, (866) 800-1100) AND THEY STATED THAT THE RECALL REPAIR WAS ONLY PERFORMED ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE OF THE FRAME. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE WAS CURRENTLY ON THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE FRAME. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 120,000.

Components: AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 26, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11163071
Consumer Location: NEWARK, NJ
VIN: JN8DRO9Y73W****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS SENT TO POST CARDS AT DIFFERENT TIMES TO FIX THE RECALL ONE WAS AFTER THANKSGIVING ABOUT THE 28TH OF NOVEMBER 2018 I WENT OUT THERE THEY FAILED TO FIX THE PROBLEM THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE PARTS OR THE MECHANIC WASN'T AVAILABLE SO THEY SENT ANOTHER POSTCARD SAYING CALL BACK THE PARTS ARE AVAILABLE NOW I GO THERE WHICH TODAY DECEMBER 23RD AND SHE'S TELLING ME THERE'S NO MECHANIC PEOPLE HAVE PLAYED GAMES WITH ME I WORK I DON'T HAVE TIME TO KEEP RUNNING BACK AND FORTH IF THEY'RE NOT GOING TO FIX THE CAR PLEASE SEND ME TO A NISSAN THAT WILL FIX THIS RECALL PROBLEM IF I GET IN AN ACCIDENT AND SOMETHING HAPPENS TO ME I'M GOING TO SUE MAJOR BIG.

Components: AIR BAGS

August 25, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11131248
Consumer Location: WEST ISLIP, NY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2003 NISSAN PATHFINDER. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO AIRBAG RECALL. *AS THE CONSUMER RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION PERTAINING TO THE AIRBAG RECALL, BUT WAS INFORMED THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL. THE CONSUMER REQUESTED AN INVESTIGATION TO CONFIRM WHETHER NOT THE VIN WAS INCLUDED. THE DEALER AND THE MANUFACTURER WERE NOTIFIED. *JS

Components: SUSPENSION

June 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11103596
Consumer Location: ACWORTH, GA
VIN: JN8DR09X53W****

Summary of Complaint

RECENTLY DISCOVERED A SERIOUS PROBLEM THAT FREQUENTLY SHOWS ITSELF WHEN DRIVING AT HIGHER SPEEDS (OVER 45) AND ONE HITS A BUMP OR SMALL POT HOLE THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY DEVELOPS AN EXTREME WOBBLE MAKING IT VERY HARD TO CONTROL. I SUDDENLY WAS IN AN ADJACENT LANE AND WAS ALMOST HIT. DOING SOME RESEARCH ON THE INTERNET IT SEEMS TO BE A COMMON PROBLEM AND EVEN HAS BEEN GIVEN A NAME. IT'S REFERRED TO AS THE DEATH WOBBLE. IF ONE QUICKLY SLOW DOWN TO WOBBLE WILL GO AWAY. I WAS TOLD BY SEVERAL MECHANICS DON'T DRIVE ON THE HIGHWAY YOU'LL STAND A GOOD CHANCE OF FLIPPING THE VEHICLE. IT SEEMS THE PROBLEM IS FAILED BUSHINGS IN REAR CONTROL ARMS. UNFORTUNATELY WHEN THE PROBLEM SHOWS WHEN THE CAR BECOMES DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS TO CONTROL. REPAIRS ARE COSTLY AND OFTEN MISDIAGNOSED. IT APPEARS NISSAN IS AWARE BUT NO SAFETY WARNING OR RECALL HAS BEEN ISSUED. THERE ARE NUMEROUS DISCUSSIONS ON THE WEB DESCRIBING THIS ISSUE AS ON GOING WITH MANY MODEL YEARS ON PATHFINDERS AND SOME INFINITY MODELS

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

April 30, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11093886
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JN8DR09Y33W****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN PATHFINDER. WHILE DRIVING OVER BUMPS IN THE ROAD AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE CONTACT HEARD AN ABNORMAL NOISE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE STRUTS WERE RUSTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER (EXECUTIVE NISSAN, 900 UNIVERSAL DR N, NORTH HAVEN, CT 06473), BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 11V244000 (STEERING, SUSPENSION). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 64,325.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE SERVICE BRAKES

April 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11083616
Consumer Location: TREMPEALEAU, WI
VIN: JN8DR09Y23W****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING 2003 NISSAN PATHFINDER I HIT POTHOLE ON A CITY STREET, HEARD LOUD BANG, SHORTLY AFTER COMPLETELY LOST ALL BRAKING ABILITIES, UPON BRINGING MY VEHICLE HOME AND EXAMINING I NOTICE THE RIGHT FRONT STRUT HOUSING HAD SEPARATED FROM FRAME SNAPPING THE BRAKE LINE ON THE RIGHT FRONT. APPEARS TO BE THE SAME CORROSION ISSUE AS THE RECALL ON THE LEFT FRONT STRUT HOUSING.

Components: AIR BAGS

June 12, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11053822
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JN8DR09Y03W****

Summary of Complaint

"TAKATA RECALL' THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT COURT FLORIDA OF UNITED STATES INFORMED ME THAT MY TRUCK HAD A SAFETY RECALL. I WAS ALSO TOLD BY NISSAN DEALERSHIP TO BRING MY TRUCK FOR REPAIR. IN DECEMBER 06, 2017, I WENT TO THE DEALER GOT IT FIX AFTER A LONG 9 HRES WAIT.

Components: AIR BAGS

August 13, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11047286
Consumer Location: ALLEN, TX
VIN: JN8DR09X83W****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL HELLO, I RECEIVED A SAFETY RECALL LETTER FROM NISSAN TO HAVE MY AIRBAGS INSPECTED. I WENT IN AND LEFT WITH NO ISSUES AND NO REPAIR WAS DONE, JUST AN INSPECTION. TWO MONTHS LATER THE AIRBAG LIGHT STARTED BLINKING. I CALLED THEM AND ASKED THAT THEY FIX IT. THEY SAID IT WILL COST ME $150 TO DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM. I STATED THAT THEY CAUSED THE PROBLEM DURING THEIR INSPECTION AS IT WAS WORKING JUST FINE UNTIL THEN. THEY REFUSED TO FIX THE PROBLEM THE CREATED. THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A SCAM TO GET MORE MONEY OUT OF CONSUMERS FOR AN UNNECESSARY REPAIR. WHAT CAN I DO TO GET THEM TO FIX THE PROBLEM FOR FREE? I HAVE BEEN DRIVING THE VEHICLE AROUND FOR TWO YEARS WITH THE ISSUE. I HAVE CONTACTED THE DEALER MULTIPLE TIMES, COMPLAINED AND NOW THAT MY SON IS TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE I NEED THIS ADDRESSED AND YOU ARE MY LAST EFFORT. THANKS [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

July 13, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11043903
Consumer Location: GULFPORT, MS
VIN: JN8DR09X63W****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL CAN'T GET MY AIRBAGS FIXED BUT I HAVE HAD 2 RECALLS

Components: AIR BAGS

November 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11043384
Consumer Location: NEWARK, NJ
VIN: JN8DR09Y33W****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 13, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11032708
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JN8DR09Y73W****

Summary of Complaint

STRONG SMELL OF GASOLINE AFTER FILLING TANK. A LEAK FROM FUEL FILLER NECK WAS THE ISSUE. REPAIR WAS MADE, BUT IT WAS OVER $400. SAW 2 OTHER COMPLAINS ON NHTSA #S 10781139 AND 10703027. THERE WAS A RECALL FOR THIS ISSUE ON PATHFINDERS THROUGH 2001. PERHAPS IT IS TIME THIS BE INVESTIGATED ON 2003S AS WELL.

Components: STEERING

May 06, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10956559
Consumer Location: WEST WARWICK, RI
VIN: JN8DR09Y93W****

Summary of Complaint

INNER WHEEL WELL AREA ROTTING, NEAR THE STRUT MONT

Components: AIR BAGS

August 05, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10898065
Consumer Location: HERNDON, VA
VIN: JN8DR09Y03W****

Summary of Complaint

AIR BAG LIHT IS ON

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

June 13, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10889217
Consumer Location: NEWARK, NJ
VIN: JN8DR09Y03W****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN PATHFINDER. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 25 MPH, THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED TO THE FLOORBOARD AND FAILED TO RESPOND. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE EMERGENCY BRAKE WAS ENGAGED TO STOP THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE BRAKE STRUTS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 139,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

November 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10885753
Consumer Location: RALEIGH, NC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE FLOORBOARDS ON THE DRIVERS SIDE HAVE STANDING WATER. WHEN IT RAINS THE CAR FLOODS. WHEN DRIVING THE VEHICLE WHEN THE VEHICLE STOPS THERE IS WATER THAT DRIPS ON THE DRIVERS LEFT FOOT. I HAVE BROUGHT IT TO THE LOCAL DEALER TWICE AND THEY ADMIT BOTH TIMES THERE IS STANDING WATER BUT DO NOT FIX IT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 04, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10794843
Consumer Location: WALDORF, MD
VIN: JN8DR09Y03W****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN PATHFINDER. WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH, THE VEHICLE STARTED TO HESITATE AND SKIP. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE VEHICLE WAS DIAGNOSED THAT IT NEEDED A FUEL PUMP. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE REMEDY DID NOT RESOLVE THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE CONTINUED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS RETURNED TO THE INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE FUEL GAUGE FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 138,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 07, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10780784
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: JN8DR09X03W****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE WAS INVOLVED IN A FRONT END COLLISION AT 35MPH HITTING THE REAR OF A STOPPED CAR DUE TO TRAFFIC ON THE SR125 FREEWAY IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY. THE FRONT END CRUMPLED BUT THE DRIVER'S AIRBAG FAILED TO DEPLOY. HOOD, BUMPER, GRILL, QUARTER PANELS ALL CRUSHED, BUT AIRBAG FAILED TO DEPLOY. QUESTION WHETHER THE INFLATOR FOR THE AIRBAG HAS AN ISSUE AS THESE AIRBAGS/INFLATORS ARE PART OF THE TAKATA RECALL.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

April 20, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10760821
Consumer Location: BALTIMORE, MD
VIN: JN8DR09X53W****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN PATHFINDER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE STEERING WHEEL WAS EXTREMELY TIGHT AND DIFFICULT TO TURN LEFT AND RIGHT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE STRUT TOWER WAS SEPARATING FROM THE FRAME DUE TO EXTENSIVE RUST AND CORROSION ASSOCIATED WITH THE DRIVER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE, NEAR THE FRONT PASSENGER AND DRIVER SIDE WHEEL WELLS. THE VEHICLE WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 11V244000 (STEERING, SUSPENSION). THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200,000.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 17, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10759581
Consumer Location: KINNELON, NJ
VIN: JN8DR09Y53W****

Summary of Complaint

THE STRUT TOWER REPAIR THAT WAS MADE BY NISSAN IN 09/2011 AS PART OF NHTSA RECALL CAMPAIGN #11V24000 (STRUT TOWER CORROSION RECALL BECAUSE OF SALT IN NEW ENGLAND STATES) FAILED ON 8/17/2015. AS A DIRECT RESULT OF THE STRUCTURAL FAILURE IN THE PASSENGER SIDE STRUT TOWER, THE BREAK-LINE SEVERED CAUSING AN IMMEDIATE BREAKING FAILURE, AND ALSO MADE THE CAR UNSAFE TO DRIVE BECAUSE OF THE STRUCTURAL FAILURE WHICH EXPOSED THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT TO THE INTERIOR WHEEL WELL. AS OF 8/26/2015, NISSAN USA CONSUMER AFFAIRS DIV. REFUSED TO PAY FOR THE $1,300 IN REPAIRS (PARTS & LABOR) STATING THAT THEY WERE NOT RESPONSIBLE TO MAKE ADDITIONAL REPAIRS TO CORRECT THE ORIGINAL RECALL NOTICE BECAUSE THE VEHICLE IS MORE THAN 8 YEARS OLD, AND THEY ALREADY FIXED IT AS AS A LEVEL 1 REPAIR AS REQUIRED UNDER THE RECALL. THEY DID'T CARE THAT THEIR REPAIR WAS ONLY 4 YEARS OLD AND THAT THE VEHICLE HAD A VISUAL/SAFETY INSPECTION PERFORMED BY A NISSAN DEALER LESS THAN A YEAR AGO WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS RECALLED TO REPLACE THE AIR BAGS.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 23, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10745128
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: JN8DR09Y13W****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN PATHFINDER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FUEL PUMP FAILED AND PREVENTED THE CONTACT FROM SEEING THE FUEL GAUGE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURE WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 160,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10703027
Consumer Location: OCEAN VIEW, NJ
VIN: JN8DR09Y33W****

Summary of Complaint

THE METAL ON THE FILLER NECK ON THE GAS TANK HAS CORRODED TO A HOLE BIG ENOUGH THAT WHEN THE VEHICLE IS FUELED GASOLINE SPILLS OUT OF THE HOLE ONTO THE BACK TIRE AND THERE IS A STRONG SMELL OF GASOLINE FUMES IN THE CABIN. *TR

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