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Almost perfect
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By tykes
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2014 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SL 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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Updated review- Bought 2014 SL 4x4 in Aug. 2013. 3k - 5k miles we experienced the shudder, took it into the dealer, they fixed it. 22k miles the CVT started acting up again, took it in and they replaced the transmission! At 32k miles it did it again, again they adjusted it, at 37k it hasn't done it again, so far. We have been very lucky/happy with our dealer and the service they have provided us with on this issue. Pro's - Smooth ride, great features, love the leg room, good gas mileage, fun to drive, reasonably priced, Got into head on collision, very impressed with the safety features of this car. Car was totaled. Really love this car but will not buy again until CVT is fixed.


Best Features

Shoulder strap in back middle seat (rare) a plus in our accident. Safe and reliable, with the exception of the CVT.


Worst Features

Fix CVT, Seats could be more comfortable


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Overall - poor designed car
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By amirse
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2014 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SV 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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1. The Noise coming from the CVT engine is awful. Something that was never heard in any other car. Nissan Canada claim this is normal for this car. 2. connection between the fuel consumption that Nissan advertised and reality is absolutely non-exist. Expect around 30% more. 3. Quality of interior materials super low. Just move your hand in the inner part of the steering wheel.. Hope you will not cut yourself from that poorly manufactured plastic parts.


Best Features

Nice exterior design


Worst Features

Only one suggestion .... Buy Toyota. Better cars and better service. Twice in my life I gave Nissan a chance, twice I was disappointed.


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Drive train troubles
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By retiredbill
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2014 Nissan Pathfinder SUV Platinum 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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Vehicle worked flawlessly till 7500 miles. At that time there was loud knock and vibration from trans area. Since then there is intermittent vibrations and shudders. Dealer 1st stated they can find nothing, then, this is normal. If normal, I think it should happen all the time. Dealer then stated it sounds like torque converter, but won't fix. Told factory rep would contact, but never did. Am afraid vehicle will let me sit. Would consider trading, but was told value is zip due to vehicle transmission reputation. Would love Nissan to step up to the plate ands repair / replace. Anyone listening?


Best Features

all around camera. rear seat operation, dvd player,heated and cooled seats, all around design. As stated previously, vehicle was great till 7500 miles. Would highly recommend if this flaw was corrected.


Worst Features

Stand up and fix the 2013 and 2014 vehicles. Restore faith in your brand


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CVT problems
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By pksuvan
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2014 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SL 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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Purchased in April 2014 (same month vehicle was assembled). I was aware of the CVT issues before purchasing but hoped that Nissan had fixed the problem with newer builds. No such luck. Last weekend the problems began. Shudders, power loss, surging etc.. Pathfinder no longer safe to drive. Nissan replacing transmission under warranty. 19,000km on the odometer. No other complaints with this vehicle.


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Disappointment - Transmission Failure
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By gol_den2
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2014 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SL 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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Purchased this vehicle new in May 2014. In October 2014 with less than 5,000 miles the transmission began slipping at speeds above 60mph. Took it to dealer who said may be bad gas and to fill up once with 89 octane. In November 2014, the transmission slipped constantly (No warning lights came on). Took it to dealer, they confirmed it was a bad transmission. They said they were putting a new transmission in however it is still in the shop so I am unable to validate if it is new or a remanufactured transmission that is going in it. A vehicle with less than 6k miles and cost $45K a total disappointment. Stay away from the Pathfinder.


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