What's Wrong with the Nissan Pathfinder?

Pathfinder owners have made 1941 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the transmission (62%), followed by the engine (8%) and the interior (4%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Pathfinder.

Comparing Pathfinder Generations

You should avoid the 3rd generation (2005–2012) Pathfinder because of its overall PainRank™ of 33.75. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
4th Gen Pathfinder 2013–2018
358 17.48
3rd Gen Pathfinder 2005–2012
1485 33.75
2nd Gen Pathfinder 1996–2004
79 2.85
1st Gen Pathfinder 1987–1995
19 0.36

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    The Worst Pathfinder Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2017 (19), 2010 (18), 2009 (17), 2001 (16), 2002 (15), 2011 (14), 1999 (12), 2004 (11), 2012 (10), 1995 (10), 2003 (8), 1997 (7), 2016 (5), 2000 (5), 1996 (3), 1990 (3), 1994 (2), 1993 (2), 1998 (2), 1989 (1), 1992 (1), 1987 (0), 1991 (0), 1988 (0), and 2018 (0).