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Transmission is bad
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Al
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2014 Nissan Pathfinder SUV Platinum 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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Do not buy this Pathfinder. Just as I got past 60,000 mile warranty the transmission went bad. Car is less than two years old. All warranty work done on time as recommended by a Nissan dealer. Looking on line it appears to be a widespread problem


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bad transmission
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Kathy T
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2014 Nissan Pathfinder SUV S 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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My 2014 pathfinder needed a new transmission 6 weeks after i purchased it. 9 months later during routine servici g they found that bolts in the brake system were missing they say from the factory. Wouldnt let me drive it because it was so dangerous. Cant wait for my lease to end! I bought a nissan for peace of mind..little did i know!


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I will never, ever buy another Nissan!!!
19 of 19 people found this review helpful
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By MandersonSTL
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2014 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SL 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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I purchased my 2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL, 4WD, in June 2014 for my wife who drives it on a daily basis. On November 25, 2015, "I borrowed" the Pathfinder from my wife and while driving it, I noticed the vehicle started shuddering. At first I thought I went over a few potholes or a rough patch in the road. It was definitely noticeable, but I didn't know what it was, or think anything of it. Then it happened again on a perfectly good road and I wasn't going fast. That's when I started paying attention. Well, it happened again. I was driving under 20-MPH at about 1000 RPM...That seemed to be the sweet/sour spot. I was able to replicate the problem a few times on the November 25th. There is no telling how long the vehicle has been doing this, because my wife could drive over a cow and not notice the violent bump. At 27,000 miles, my brand new 2014 Nissan Pathfinder was having transmission problems. WHAT!!! REALLY!!! I drive a 2005 Lexus IS 300 with 128,000 miles and it purrs like a kitten (I love my Toyota). I started researching and looking at different reviews. I pulled the Consumer Report and I even called my friend who bought her 2014 Nissan Pathfinder SV a few months after, me only to find out she already replaced her transmission at 19,000 miles, but started having problems around 3,500 miles. It took her that long to get a replacement, because the dealership kept giving her the run around. They told her "there is nothing they can do about it." To make matters worse, she is now trying to get her transmission replaced again at 22,900 miles, from the same Nissan Service Center. You've got to be kidding me!!! Well, my Pathfinder is currently at Suntrup Nissan, St. Louis, MO and we will see what they say. Note to everyone reading this, keep a record of everything from start to finish and get everything in writing. If they call you, send an email memorializing the conversation. Update to follow.


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Expensive car with major issues
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Michelle
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2014 Nissan Pathfinder SUV Platinum 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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The local service dept and Nisan consumer affairs told me the juddering is "normal" and that the car does that when the driver has a "light foot" (for better fuel economy they say - which makes no sense). So basically they are telling me that to make the juddeing stop I need to mash on the gas when I accelerate from a complete stop like I want to race the guy next to me. That sounds legit. What about the thumping it makes when at a stop sign / light? Oh yea that's normal too. --- UPDATE: nothing has changed or been resolved. Nissan consumer affairs told me I need to take it back in to have it reevaluated since its been over 3 months since it had been to the service department. Mind you, that was 1 week after I picked it up from the service department. Looks like I'm stuck with a lemon.


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Don't Buy A Pathfinder
18 of 18 people found this review helpful
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By Randy Counts
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2014 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SL 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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Here we go again!! In October of 2013 I purchased a brand new 2014 Nissan Pathfinder from Michael Jordan Nissan in Durham, NC. At 2000 miles the transmission did the shutter thing and the transmission was replaced by Michael Jordan service department. Case #15450446 was opened up by Nissan Corporation (useless individuals). I wanted my $32,000 back or a brand new Pathfinder. Corporation would not budge one bit other than upping my warranty on the transmission to 100,000 miles. Still was extremely mad because who wants a brand new car with transmission taken out already at 2000 miles. No way I could sell it! Well guess what, at 18000 miles that transmission went out and this time my wife barely made it to Michael Jordan Nissan without it breaking (making all kinds of noise) down on her. Still corporation would not budge one bit! Service department replaced transmission again and wife was always scared to drive it far on a trip because she was afraid it would break down on her. Well guess what, at 46000 miles that transmission is in Michael Jordan service department right now getting replaced. I’ll be on my 4th transmission at only 46000 miles on car. Case# 20757949 is now opened up and I’m waiting on a response back from them. They better give me my money back or a brand new 2016 Pathfinder. If not, then it might be time to start seeking for a lawyer.


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