With this iteration, the long-running Pathfinder was transformed from a truck-based workhorse into a softer, gentler, car-based SUV with three rows and seven seats. The enlarged interior and easier access moved it closer to a family-friendly minivan substitute. But we found the Pathfinder to be a little too much like a minivan.
Alerts
There are 9 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 Nissan Pathfinder owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"At 4900 miles our 2012 Pathfinder needed a new transmission"

Patricia F., TX (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission failed at 2000 miles. Took over a week for a replacement. No problems since"

Erik N., CT (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission kept slipping gears. Required a full transmission replacement under warranty"

Anonymous, NH (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission shifted roughly at times, Was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission was replaced at ~12,000 miles. Car was shuddering under light acceleration, after transmission replaced the shuddering stopped"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"Vehicle was shaking during acceleration just after making a turn (such as a street corner) - whole transmission had to be replaced (covered by warranty)"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SV 3.5-L V6)

"On the 2nd transmission, with 3 updates on the software. Acting like it's about to go again"

John N., TX (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"at 3000 miles, the transmission failed. Dealership had the car for a week to replace it with a new one. They also replaced transaxle with a rebuilt one after promising to only use "new parts." They also scratched the console. I'm not happy"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"going from a flat grade to an uphill grade the car would shake and not accelerate"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission module and transmission both replaced under warranty"

Jim F., ON (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SV 3.5-L V6)

"The transmission had an intermittent shimmy at low speed in a turn. The transmission was replaced and no more problem"

Anonymous, TN (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"The Pathfinder started to make a strange winding noise, car would start to buckle like a horse. Took the car back to Nissan of Woodbury and they stated, much to our surprise, the vehicle needed a new transmission"

Ralph S., NJ (2014 Nissan Pathfinder S 3.5-L V6)

"Multiple trips to dealer with transmission issues until a refurbished transmission was installed"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"The transmission was shifting inappropriately when driving the vehicle at highway speeds causing the vehicle to lurch forward/sideways dangerously. The problem took approximately 6 weeks to have corrected by the dealership where we bought the vehicle. They ultimately figured out that the transmission needed to be replaced to be safe again"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Nissan Pathfinder S 3.5-L V6)

"Recall of transmission- replaced on warranty"

Anonymous, NV (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

"Had transmission replace twice. A lot of visit to service dept with transmison problems"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"Numerous obvious transmission fault indications led to Nissan replacing entire transmission"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"had to install a new cvt under warranty at 38000km"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Gasket beneath passenger side roof rack (about 6" front) came loose. Nissan dealer replaced gaskets on both sides"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SV 3.5-L V6)

"Roof panel trim repaired twice under warranty"

William T., GA (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"trim on roof of vehicle came loose and had to be replaced"

William H., LA (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"detached weather stripping roof area"

Michael B., CA (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

"The rubber weatherstripping seal on the roof became dislodged while driving on the highway. Dealer told us we were not the first to complain about the problem"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

"The front bumper is extremely low. I scraped a cement guard on a parking place, and the bumper came loose, and I had to have it put back on"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

"loose molding on top of vehicle"

Kristin S., SD (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"lower passenger door molding partially dropped off. took it to a dealer and they installed a new molding. very efficient"

Janie T., BC (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"they don't care about moldings...cheaply made"

Anonymous, IN (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"Driver side roof rail rubber seal became loose and needed replacement"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Nissan Pathfinder S 3.5-L V6)

"This issue has been fixed by the local dealership twice and it is still occuring"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"loose head molding - would not beneath the molding on the passenger side. It took a call to the Customer service dept at Nissan to get fixed. Had to carry it to another dealer. The one I brought it from said he couldn't fix and Nissan would have"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint chips very easily"

William T., GA (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"The paint on this pathfinder has chips that have been there from day one. We picked up the car on a heavy rain day within the next week, I started to see the chips in the paint. The dealer when shown to him said there nothing we can do now"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"Paint has noticeably faded after only 3 years"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Sudden acceleration at low speed on start when you have to back off on the gas pedal than re engage"

John R., NY (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"Had problem with rough acting transmission ie.judder as if tranny is falling out.problem rectified after three visits.There is still an intermittent judder every 5000kms approx"

W H., ON (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission started to shift roughly, then transmission started to make the car move slowly although you were pushing down on the gas pedal"

Ralph S., NJ (2014 Nissan Pathfinder S 3.5-L V6)

"the transmission chatters once in a while when shifting from first range"

Florence B., PA (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

"CVT Transmission slips when increasing speed (i.e. entering highway)"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

"the CVT would violately shake the entire car while only driving between 15-35 miles per hour. but only from time to time. Nissan refused to replace the known faulty CVT dispite extensive online and dealer complaints"

Kevin L., CA (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"not smooth transmission. CVT system problems"

Anonymous, HI (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"Another recall. So, tired of recalls on this vehicle"

Anonymous, SK (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Transmission computer

"The transmission would hesitate or "jerk" when slowly accelerating"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

"At a speed of 40Kms. per hr. can feel the transmission jerking ,"

Anonymous, SK (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Had to download new update to the computer due to transmission shutter"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

"I reported to the dealer that the car was not shifting properly they told me nothing was wrong basicly my imagination , later a factory recall came out on the transmission that needed a software upgrade/update"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Transmission was not properly shifting....factory recall"

William H., LA (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"driver's side roof seal came loose had to be repaired"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

"The stripping around the top carrier rack came loose in the wind and flapped while driving. The rack was replaced with new stripping"

Anonymous, OK (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SV 3.5-L V6)

"Constant rattle at high speed began at 25000 miles after a service appointment"

David F., NC (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"A cover on the exhaust system was rattling in a cross wind and had to be tightened"

David S., MB (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"same as other"

Nick M., MA (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

"periodic rattle in dash on rough pavement"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors got warped"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

"Loose trim piece"

Anonymous, NE (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"A mud flap came off slightly and had to go to the dealership 3 times before they found the issue--and have to return a 4th time to actually fix it, as they didn't have any in stock"

Nick M., MA (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Continuous problem with ABS within the first 200 miles. It took 6 separate trips to the dealer before it was finally fixed"

Erik N., CT (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

"We were told that our brake pads were worn out at around 32,000km. This seems to be very premature. I have also spoken to friends that work in Nissan, and they have confirmed that this is common issue for my car"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SV 3.5-L V6)

"Rear brake pads required replacement around 20000 miles"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Nissan Pathfinder S 3.5-L V6)

"rear brake pads and rotors at 38000 km , never have i seen rear brakes go before the front ones"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"After 15000 miles dealer told my wife to replace pads and rotors"

Stephen W., WI (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"Seem to wear quickly"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Heated or cooled seat controls

"Heater was stuck on"

John N., TX (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)
Locks and latches

"Recall on hood latch coming undone while driving. Never had a problem and it was repaired"

Tom M., TX (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"The inside handle of the drivers door no longer functions. I have to roll the window down and use the out side handle"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)
Mirrors

"The driver's side rearview mirror is poorly designed/placed and severely obstructs range of view at approximately the 10:00 angle, causing me to turn and lean over to be sure the area immediately to the left front is clear"

SUSn C., NY (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"For unknown reasons at times the auto hatch opener does not work, or starts to open then relatches and stays closed"

Larry L., MA (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Windows

"Windshield wiper arm broke while cleaning them after a winter storm"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Clock

"The clock would randomly be off one hour"

Joseph M., NJ (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Gas Gauge will jump from having 122 KM left till empty to 20KM left with in seconds.. Give a false sense of security, not sure which is accurate!"

Anonymous, AB (2014 Nissan Pathfinder)
Keyless entry

"Rear hatch would not open via dash button - dealer indicated loose wire connections was the problem. The problem is now fixed"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Unsure Unsure)
Remote engine starter

"after approximately one year the push button ignition became troublesome, wouldn't recognize the key in cold weather and therefore would not start. I do not know an override to start the car with the actual key, but eventually had the battery changed"

Larry L., MA (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Warning lights

"The seatbelt light will go on when the passenger gets out and stays on till the vehicle is off"

Anthony G., WI (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Backup camera works okay but sonar device (beeper) only works intermitently, shuts off on it's own. The in dash computer appears defective as heat settings change on their own, radio stations change while driving along. Dealer refuses to believe us"

Fred I., ON (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SV 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"The preset stations would randomly change at the beginning of most trips"

Joseph M., NJ (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"radio would quit working for no apparent reason. Finally, replaced the radio. Works fine now"

Anonymous, OK (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"DVD stuck in player. Have been to dealer 3 times to repair and now have to go a 4th time"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)
Speakers

"all problems resolved with replacement of radio"

Anonymous, OK (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Unsure 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"When entering a hot car takes forever to cool do ow high speed blower does not engage"

John R., NY (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"There was an electrical issue. The AC amplifier burnt out at 62 000, not covered under the 60 000km warranty"

Ryan H., ON (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SV 3.5-L V6)

"At certain fan speeds, blower fan "whistled". Changing the fan speed changed the pitch of the whistle"

Chuck G., NY (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SV 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

"Puts out cold air when idling, puts out only lukewarm air at best on the floor at all times and does an extremely poor job of clearing winshield. Dealer has checked system & states it is working as designed. Will not keep vehicle for another winter"

Fred I., ON (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SV 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel pump

"my new $44k pathfinder had to be towed from my driveway to the dealer 3-4 times in the 1st 90 days of ownership. dealer still couldn't find the problem after replacing a whole series of parts that included the fuel pump. car would crank won't start"

Kevin L., CA (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"Fuel pump died and had to replace before 3 years was up"

Henry C., GA (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Our fuel gauge on the dashboard is very inaccurate. The last quarter of the tank drops suddenly, in fact can see the fuel gauge drop during a stop at a light. This seems to be a common issue as well, as the technician was quickly about to identify the problem with a bulletin note in our repair receipt"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SV 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

"Would not start on random occasions"

James G., NL (2014 Nissan Pathfinder S 3.5-L V6)
Engine harness

"Required multiple complete replacement of engine harness. Sold this unreliable car after a 3 week diagnosis of yet again another engine harness and other major electrical problem"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Crack coolant hose need to be replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, MN (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SV 3.5-L V6)
Radiator

"radiator leaked and was replaced under warranty"

Stephen O., ON (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine mounts

"Service manager indicated they needed replacing due to wear. Never had this problem with another vehicle. $1000"

Mike B., TX (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SL 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"ENGINE started smoking, nissan authorized dealer to replace engine. Ask for all oil change recorded and we provided them all were on time and done by a reputable garage. They refused to replace engine and voided warranty on said engine and offered a a GREAT deal of $15,000.00 to replace engine. They must think we are STUPID. Will never buy anything Nissan again"

Deborah K., WV (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Unsure 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Wheel bearings

"HAD TO CHANGE 3 BEARINGS"

Ronald G., QC (2014 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"The pathfinder was making a noise which sounded like round noise at first. Took it into Nissan and they had to replace the transfer case. Within the year, during a routine oil change, they had notified me that the transfer case was leaking and needed to repair it"

Ryan H., ON (2014 Nissan Pathfinder SV 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
May 31 2016
If the brake override is activated, the driver will not be accelerate normally, increasing the risk of a crash. If the brake lights remain illuminated, other drivers may fail to stop when the vehicle actually brakes, increasing the risk of a crash. If the driver inadvertently shift the vehicle out of the "PARK" position without depressing the brake, the vehicle may rollaway, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Pathfinder vehicles manufactured June 20, 2012, to June 13, 2013. The brake light switch may have been installed incorrectly causing the relay to make intermittent contact and repeatedly cycle. This may result in the relay remaining in the "ON" position, causing the brake lights to remain illuminated even when the brakes are not applied. Additionally, the brake light switch may interfere with the brake-shift interlock, allowing the driver to shift the vehicle out of the "Park" position, without depressing the brake pedal.
What should you do:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake light switch and, as necessary, replace the relay, free of charge. The recall began on July 25, 2016. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V380000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 79853
AIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER)
Apr 26 2016
If the passenger frontal air bag does not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, the passenger is at an increased risk of injury.
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, 2013-2016 Nissan Altima, NV200, LEAF, Sentra, and Pathfinder, 2014-2016 Nissan NV200 Taxi, Infiniti QX60, QX60 Hybrid, and Q50 Hybrid, 2014-2017 Nissan Rogue and Infiniti Q50, 2015-2016 Nissan Murano, Murano Hybrid, and Chevrolet City Express, 2014-2015 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, and 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles. In these vehicles, the front seat passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS) may incorrectly classify an adult passenger as a child or classify the seat as empty despite it being occupied. As a result, the passenger frontal air bag may be turned off and not deploy in the event of a crash.
What should you do:
Nissan will notify their owners. Chevrolet City Express owners will be notified by General Motors. Dealers will reprogram the Air Bag Control Unit (ACU) and OCS Electronic Control Unit (ECU) in Altima, Maxima, Murano, Rogue, and Sentra vehicles, and replace the OCS ECU in LEAF, NV200, NV200 Taxi, Pathfinder, Infiniti Q50, JX35, and QX60 and Chevrolet City Express vehicles, free of charge. Interim notices were sent to owners on May 31, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669, Infiniti customer service at 1-888-833-3216 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V244000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3296947
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Oct 20 2015
If the OCS does not detect an adult occupant in the passenger seat, the passenger air bag would be deactivated. Failure of the passenger airbag to deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of injury to the passenger.
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Altima and Pathfinder vehicles, 2013-2014 Nissan Sentra vehicles, 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles, 2014-2015 Infiniti QX60 vehicles and 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid vehicles. The affected vehicles received an incorrect occupant classification system (OCS) control unit during a repair. These OCS control units may incorrectly classify the front passenger seat as empty, when it is occupied by an adult.
What should you do:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will update the OCS software, free of charge. The recall began on November 30, 2015. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V681000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 919
STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
Jan 26 2015
If the primary hood latch is released and the secondary latch fails during operation of the vehicle, it could cause the hood to open during vehicle operation impairing the driver's vision, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinder vehicles manufactured June 20, 2012, to November 18, 2013, 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid vehicles manufactured July 18, 2013, to November 18, 2013, 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles manufactured November 29, 2011, to June 14, 2013, and 2014 QX60 vehicles manufactured May 16, 2013, to November 18, 2013, and 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid vehicles manufactured July 18, 2013, to November 18, 2013. In the affected vehicles the hood release cable assembly may have been installed incorrectly preventing the latching claw from fully engaging. The secondary latch may remain in the open position when the hood is closed.
What should you do:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will modify the angle of the hood release mechanism to provide additional length to the release cable, free of charge. The recall began on March 9, 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V033000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 170665
SERVICE BRAKES
Jan 14 2015
The under-torqued fasteners may result in a brake caliper separating from the wheel assembly causing a reduction in braking performance or reduced steering control. These conditions increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 vehicles manufactured August 14, 2014, to November 5, 2014, and 2014-2015 Nissan Rogue vehicles manufactured August 12, 2014, to November 15, 2014. During the assembly process, the front wheel hub assembly fasteners may not have been properly torqued.
What should you do:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and tighten any loose bolts to the proper specification, free of charge. The recall began February 2, 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V012000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 893
WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS
May 02 2014
If the lug nut becomes loose from not being properly tightened, it may fall off, allowing the other lug nuts to become loose, possibly resulting in a wheel separation, and increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2014 Pathfinder and Rogue vehicles and 2014 Infiniti QX60 vehicles. The right side wheels of the affected vehicles may have one lug nut each that was not properly tightened.
What should you do:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten any loose lug nuts to the correct specification, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by the end of June 2014. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V229000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 334
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Mar 25 2014
If the OCS does not detect an adult occupant in the passenger seat, the passenger airbag would be deactivated. Failure of the passenger airbag to deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of injury to the passenger.
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Altima, LEAF, Pathfinder, and Sentra, model year 2013 NV200 (aka Taxi) and Infiniti JX35 and model year 2014 Infiniti Q50 and QX60 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the occupant classification system (OCS) software may incorrectly classify the passenger seat as empty, when it is occupied by an adult.
What should you do:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will update the OCS software, free of charge. The recall began on April 14, 2014. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V138000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 989701
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK
Oct 17 2013
The increased stopping distance may increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Nissan is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinder vehicles manufactured April 18, 2012, through September 20, 2013; model year 2013 Infiniti JX35 vehicles manufactured September 15, 2011, through January 16, 2013; and model year 2014 Infiniti QX60 vehicles manufactured January 17, 2013, through September 20, 2013. In the affected vehicles, during light braking on rough roads, the antilock brake system (ABS) brake pressure output software may lead to an increase in stopping distance.
What should you do:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ABS, free of charge. The recall began on November 18, 2013. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V445000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 151695
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Sep 26 2013
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the improper air bag deployment may increase the risk of personal injury.
Summary:
Nissan North America Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2014 Pathfinders manufactured from July 25, 2013, to September 5, 2013 with Almond interiors only. The instrument panel tear seam on the passenger frontal air bag was incorrectly cut on the back side of the instrument panel which could cause the air bag to not deploy properly.
What should you do:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected instrument panel assemblies, free of charge. The recall began on November 18, 2013. Owners may contact Nissan Customer Service at 1-800-647-7261.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V456000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2310
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