2013 Nissan Pathfinder Consumer Review: Transmission Issues

2013 Nissan Pathfinder - Consumer Review

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SL 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 4x4 CVT Automatic)

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Transmission Issues
By ironjasper on


2013 Nissan Pathfinder SL 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


We bought our '13 Pathfinder SL 4WD in August of 2013.
Within two months we started to feel the CVT Transmission shuddering under light throttle applications.
We had the car in the shop four times for this issue, but they could never replicate the problem.
After the shuddering started to become progressively worse and became a safety concern, we finally asked the dealer to buy the car back for the balance of our loan.
Happily, they agreed, and we were given $6000 more than the Kelly Blue Book trade value.
Other than the transmission issue, the car was very nice.
It rode great and got very good MPG for a mid-sized CUV ....

Best Features

Great MPG for its size and performance .... Very nice ride and decent level of standard equipment.

Worst Features

From everything I have read, and the fact that our dealer bought ours back, I do not believe there is a fix for the transmission shuddering issue at this time. The '14 models are also experiencing this problem as well as the Infinity crossover that uses the same platform. If this problem is fixed at some point in the future, this is a nice vehicle and worth consideration when shopping for a mid-sized CUV ...
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