2002 Nissan Pathfinder Consumer Review: 2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE

2002 Nissan Pathfinder - Consumer Review

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LE 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 4x4 4-speed Automatic)

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2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE
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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
of features.

Would not purchase another Nissan product.

Best Features

Interior features - Heated seats - Interior lighting Leather seats - large storage area .

Worst Features

Nissans reluctance to acknowledge a serious manufacturing defect such as exhaust manifold cracks is surprising and potentially dangerous. This will prevent me from purchasing or reccomending another Nissan product.
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