Good car but Nissan cheaps out on cross bars and CD player
written on 12-02-2012
After nearly 700 miles in 10 days, I'm getting 24 mpg combined mileage and 27.5 on the highway, a little better than promised by Nissan. Pathfinder is comfortable after trading in a Ray-4 with 98,000 miles on it.
CVT Software Glitch Results In Drivetrains Replacement. .
written on 04-23-2014
When I bought the 2013 Pathfinders, like any new owner I was thrilled. . Unfortunately there were a few things that I id not understand. So when my pathfinder began shuttering and shaking at 900 miles, I contacted customer service who referred me to the local dealership, who with all of there up-to-date computer diagnostic could not fit the problem. Fortunately, Nissan already understood the problem before I bought the car. "Faulty Software & the Service Campaign" Whereby the owner brings in the vehicle multiple times exhibiting the same problem, and nissan replaces the entire drivetrain. Thats right. . Faulty software that can not be changed, that ends up damaging the CVT on its own. .
MY Wife and I really love this car! Purchased 2 months ago!
written on 01-06-2013
For those complaining about the lack of multi disc changer in the Platinum edition...
It replaces the cd changer with a dvd player which means that you can watch dvd's on the main screen when in park.
You also can put all of your music from your computer onto a dvd and listen to 100 times the music of a regular audio cd.
My wife decided to get a 16gb usb drive ($10) to put all of her music onto and plugs into the port in console.
On top of that you can stream bluetooth audio.
We traded in a Honda Pilot and are very impressed with the improvement in handling, interior quality and gas mileage.
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 ....
My 2013 Nissan pathfinder has had transmission problems for months and I have repeatedly given Nissan the opportunity to fix it and have had the transmission replaced once.
Yesterday it stalled in the middle of an intersection with traffic coming in both directions and my two children in the car.
I will not drive this car again.
I paid $43,000 for a car I am afraid to drive or put my children in.
Nissan needs to correct these problems and stop putting people at risk.