4th Generation (2013—2018) Pathfinder Problems

Pathfinder owners with a 2013—2018 model year have the most problems with the transmission (39%), interior (18%), and the engine (6%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Stutters Excessively 21 complaints at an average of 22,416 miles in the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder.
  2. Shudder, Jerking 25 complaints at an average of 17,183 miles in the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder.
  3. Transmission Jerking 41 complaints at an average of 25,504 miles in the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder.

What Pathfinder Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Nissan model years.

Watch out for the 2014 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 0 1 28 0.0
2017 19 1 66 8.79
2016 5 1 56 4.2
2015 62 3 57 26.92
2014 102 9 62 36.85
2013 176 9 70 29.7

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