by effort12 on May 3, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Purchased in 2005 with 30K mileage. 110K miles currently.
Complaints - Dreadful fuel economy and requires premium.
Defective exhaust manifold . Hairline cracks create increasingly noisy engine
and allow exhaust fumes to leak into interior. Replacement manifold plus installation is almost $4K. Manufacturer claims this not a defect but is just normal wear and tear.
Front end vibration when brakes are applied.
Defective 6 disc cd changer quit functioning with 6 discs inside. Estimates for repair $3-400.
Interior - Very comfortable with nice assortment
Would not purchase another Nissan product.
by jeadie on Feb 3, 2011 Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my 2002 Pathfinder on a whim 2 years ago when I had my Mercedes in for service.
Other than the questionable gas mileage, the car is perfect.
Very reliable, comfortable and plenty of power for my needs.
I loved the way it looked and the amenities are awesome for car of its age.
I only paid $9k for it with 72k miles and it was and is in excellent condition.
Although we will keep primary cars which get better mileage, I plan to keep the Pathfinder in my fleet for as long as it will have me.
So far, so good.
by fasteddie on Feb 23, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I purchased my Pathfinder LE in July of 2007. There were quite a few other vehicles being considered at the time of purchase but I opted for the refinement, body style and luxurious appointments of the Pathfinder LE. To this day the only issue has been the intermittent check engine light that comes on. I believe it is the o2 sensor which will be checked out next week. I have hauled everything in my vehicle, even 4' x 8' sheets of plywood. Try doing that in some other suvs... My overall satisfaction is extremely high. A highly recommended vehicle for anyone who appreciates quality, comfort and reliability!
The 2002 Nissan Pathfinder receives only minor refinements. These include a new front grille, steering wheel and a revised audio system with new faceplate and faster functioning in-dash six-disc CD changer. The SE trim, now the base Pathfinder since the XE has been dropped, features a new titanium-accented step rail and roof rack with integrated air dam, body-color bumpers and fender flares, new 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and new seat cloth. Not to be outdone, the luxurious LE has 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels as standard equipment this year.