Wiper Problems of Nissan Pathfinder - part 1

Nissan Pathfinder owners have reported 55 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).

car image   Wiper problem of the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder 1
Failure Date: 11/02/2017

Acid rain etching on the windshield severely impairs visibility when driving toward the sun in mornings and afternoon. The same was true for a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder I owned, but other brands I have owned, including a 2007 Toyota tundra I currently own, were and are not affected by acid rain. The problem appears to be unique to Nissan glass. Today, while driving toward the setting sun, I narrowly missed a pedestrian on a rural road. I have filed two complaint reports with Nissan, including one following the near-miss today. The first one was filed about two weeks ago, but Nissan has not responded. From my perspective, Nissan has a systemic problem with glass that is hypersensitive to acid rain. And since no other vehicle brands seems to have the problem, I believe Nissan should investigate the problem in the interest of public safety.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 2
Failure Date: 11/01/2017

I have very usual most common problem with a sun visor in my Nissan Pathfinder 2013. Both sun visors are hanging one third way down and I consider this as a safety hazard while I am or my wafe is driving the car.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 3
Failure Date: 10/24/2017

My drivers side interior door handle all of a sudden broke. I had to crawl out of my car from the passenger side to exit/enter my vehicle. And, my drivers side visor is broken and hangs down--obstructing my visibility while driving. Both problems occurred at 53,000 miles and are a safety hazard. Both problems also seem to be a very common issue with the Nissan Pathfinder and of course are not covered when basic warranty expires at 36,000 miles.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 4
Failure Date: 10/02/2017

Model yrs 2013-2016 Nissans. Driver sunvisor manufactured with brittle plastic frame breaks causing the sunvisor to suddenly, without warning drop down and obstruct the drivers view of the roadway ahead. Could cause accidents leading to possible injury or fatality. Thousands have had to be replaced at owners expense. Very common defect on the above year vehicles. Ours has had to be duct taped to the headliner to keep it out of our vision.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 5
Failure Date: 10/01/2017

Driver's side sun visor broken and flaps down unexpected when driving. Nissan needs to be forced to issue a recall on this and fix them free - as of now they contend that it is not covered with the 5 year, 120,000 extended warranty I purchased. Four out of the past 5 complaints on this site related to this very issue (and no mine). Nissan needs to recognize this as a design flaw before accidents occur.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 6
Failure Date: 09/06/2017

The sun visors no longer stay up and out of the view some times swing down without warning blocking visibility.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 7
Failure Date: 09/01/2017

Driver side sun visor broken and visor hangs in full view of driver - no way to keep it up. Major safety hazard.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 8
Failure Date: 08/01/2017

Both driver side and passenger side sun visor are too heavy for the clips that hold them and over time starts to hang and eventually break at the swivel. This is a dangerous as the visor blocks your line of sight and once it breaks it is completely in your way. I replaced the passenger side while under warranty and its already hanging again, the driver side one was hanging and broke after the warranty expired. The service man at the Nissan dealer said they keep a ton of them in stock, because they are always breaking/hanging. Driving this car is a major safety issue.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 9
Failure Date: 08/01/2017

The sun visors block the view of the driver and can not be adjusted. This is the second set of sun visors for this car at $400. 00 a pop every two years. It has blinded me of on comming traffic often. This happens everytime I drive this car. Nissan is very un-concerned of my safety as they almost said.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 10
Failure Date: 07/02/2017

Driver and passenger side sun visors do not stay up and do not extend forward fully. As a result, the visor hangs in the driver's / passenger's line of vision, limiting roadway visibility and creating a potential head hazard in an accident. Problem is persistent and can only be fixed by replacing the visor.


 
car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 11
Failure Date: 07/01/2017

The driver's side visor broke (a piece inside the visor) early on in ownership but not enough to bother me. Now, it hangs down in my face obstructing my view while driving.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 12
Failure Date: 06/20/2017

The driver's side sun visor broke internally and flops down into the driver's sightline--will not stay up or any other position than directly in the driver's sightline. Many complaints of this on youtube including a Nissan dealership reporting that it happens on almost all 2013-2016 Pathfinders. It is dangerous as it affects visability. Nissan wants $141 / visor for the part alone. Installed, generally over $200. This should be a safety recall. Problem occurred as my wife was driving and trying to use the sun visor for its intended purpose.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 13
Failure Date: 06/02/2017

I experienced issues with both the passenger and driver side sun visors where they would no longer stay up. From the driver side this obstructs the vision which causes a safety issue. Additionally this occurred on the passenger side where it would significant hurt a passenger in the event of an accident. I researched this online as well as talked to the dealer and this is a wide spread and known issue. I have attached a picture of the passenger side before I got it fixed at my own cost. This should be a recall as its a safety issue and there is nothing you can do to keep the visor out of the way once the visor breaks.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 14
Failure Date: 05/02/2017

Tl-the contact owns a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that while stationary, the sunvisor on the passenger's side fractured and was hanging down. The contact expressed that in the event of a crash the sunvisor could strike and injure the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 39,000. Ad.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 15
Failure Date: 04/29/2017

Ever since purchase the sun visors (both driver and passenger) have been weaker than other vehicles. They make loud popping and cracking noise when engaged and closed. This weekend we entered the vehicle to leave and notice that the driver's side visor was not up against the ceiling. It wouldn't stay in place, there is a large gap and the visor is just above eye level at all times now. This failure in the mechanism also affects the "open" position by not allowing it to be adjusted towards the windshield and above site-line. If it's "open" it hangs vertical and will not adjust out of site. The mechanism is so weak and broken at this point that we fear it may fall from it's current "closed" position to "open" and directly in the line of site while driving. While not as important to driver safety, the passenger side is just as bad. Nissan is not recalling these, but it is a "known issue" according to multiple service departments that I have called for replacement. To replace one unit is close to $200 ($194. 50). This is ridiculous for a "known issue" that is actually a safety concern as much as it is an annoyance.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 16
Failure Date: 04/01/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the sun visors on the front driver and passenger sides failed to function properly. The dealer (maus Nissan in new port richey, FL) replaced both visors. Shortly after the repair, the failure continued. The dealer stated that the contact would need to replace both visors. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and indicated that they would follow up within three business days. The failure mileage was not available.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder 17
Failure Date: 02/20/2017

The sunroof blew up from the inside out while driving at 80 mph. Glass flew to the vehicle that was following mine. This incident occurred while traveling on columbia, SC. Highway 26.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder 18
Failure Date: 01/02/2017

I recently bought a 2017 Pathfinder. I have owned Nissan products for many many years and appreciate the quality and safety. However, my Pathfinder has what really could be a fatal flaw in that the side mirrors, especially the drivers side are too high on the frame to safely see when turning. . It is a serious problem and a definite safety hazard. It is a large obstruction of view and could be corrected by placing the mirrors lower on the fame. This is not something that should be taken lightly, it could cost lives and vehicle damage and could be corrected in future design. I would like to hear back on this issue and see if you have any suggestions. Barbara bank.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 19
Failure Date: 12/01/2016

I have a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder and the sun visors have an issue where they do not stay up. This is a common issue with this vehicle as if you google it, there are multiple threads describing the issue. This is a huge safety issue as the sun visor on the driver's side blocks your visibility. Additionally, it makes a loud cracking sound anytime you open or close it. I contacted Nissan last year in 2016 and they basically said, "OH well. You are out of warranty. " the issue with my vehicle is a known issue and is also a safety concern. I can be driving my vehicle on the highway and the sun visor will suddenly fall down and block my view. When I contacted Nissan last year, my vehicle was not even a year out of warranty. I had noticed the issue with the sun visors for a while, but did not take the vehicle in previously due to personal issues going on (I was in the middle of a separation and divorce). The driver's side sun visor is hanging so low now that I have to push to the left side of my vehicle in front of the window so I can see when I drive. I have included some pictures so you can see where the sun visor is sitting on a permanent basis. Even if I push it up, it falls back to this position. You can see from the final picture that is basically at my eye level. I can understand Nissan not wanting to replace both sun visors, but the driver's side visor is a huge safety concern. At $250 a piece, I can't really afford to spend $500 to have them both repaired. I have 2 small children and I'm extremely concerned for their safety and mine while operating the vehicle.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 20
Failure Date: 11/09/2016

The contact owns a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving approximately 35 mph, the sun visor on the front driver side fell down without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 20,400.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 21
Failure Date: 10/15/2016

The issue is the plastic inside the sun visors breaks easily. I have already had to replace them once, and now they're both broken again. When the internal plastic components break, the visor hangs down and restricts your vision as you're driving. You are unable to position the visor to block the sun as well, which presents another safety issue. I have had to resort to connecting two dog collars together to keep the visors in an up position rather than spend $200-300 to replace them. Nissan refuses to replace the visor since its no longer under warranty. The first replacement was under warranty, but they only cover warranty work for one year. This occurred about 18 months after the replacement. This is an ongoing problem with this vehicle. I will include a video link from a Nissan dealership where the workers are visibly frustrated with the issue. Https://m. Youtube. Com/watch?v=-ojqzbhnu2e the door handles are an issue I have personally experienced as well. Both passenger side door handles internal plastic components have broken off. This presents an egress hazard, especially if the vehicle has been disabled and you're unable to roll down the window. Rolling down the window and opening the door from the outside is your only option to egress the vehicle. I will include pictures and if you would like I can pop the panel off of the passenger doors and send in photos of the broken internal pieces. I have attached the invoice from the first replacement which occurred at just 14,714 miles, about 7 months after the vehicle was purchased.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2001 Nissan Pathfinder 22
Failure Date: 10/01/2016

The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the front plastic head lamp cover had become fogged, which caused the headlights to illuminate very dimly. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 175,000.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 23
Failure Date: 09/19/2016

While driving on September 219th, 2016, the airbag indicator light started flashing for under a minute, and then the entire dashboard cluster panel went out. The tachometer, speedometer, gas gauge, driver safety information, lighting and breaks , gear mode, seat belt indicator, engine temperature gauge all went blank as the car was driving straight down a street approximately 45 miles an hour. I pulled the car off of the road to a safe place. Shut it down, and started it again normally. The entire instrument panel has yet to come back on. I was able to get the SUV home, and called some local dealerships to get it in to service. While waiting for a call back, I was able to research, and found that the vehicle is under two recalls, 16v-244 for occs system, and 16v-380 for stop lamp switch. . I was able to get the car to royal Nissan in baton rouge, louisiana (225) 924-0400 on the 20th of September, 2016. I informed them of the recalls, and they said that they would look into the mater. On the September 21th, service advisor (kenney) called me and said that they did not yet know how to fix the problem, but the car was three years old, and out of warranty and I would have to pay for the repairs myself because they were probably not related to the recalls. That is where it stands. As of September 21st, 2016. I do not think that I am being unreasonable when I think that there is a connection to the flashing indicator lights, and the dashboard going out at the same time.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 24
Failure Date: 09/01/2016

Both window visors have broken and dangle in front of me when I'm driving, creating a safety hazard as they hang in the way of my front windshield and obstruct my vision. I have also hit my head several times while driving on these dangling visors while trying to look both ways at a cross section, etc. After some research online I have found that this is apparently a common defect in the Pathfinder for years 2013 - 2015 and the part attaching the visor to the roof was cheaply made. I have contacted Nissan consumer affairs but they will not replace the visors nor will they help contribute to fixing the problem. Cost to fix two visors is $451 per my local Nissan dealership.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 25
Failure Date: 08/28/2016

Sun visor (drivers side) fell down after being pushed back into the up position, blocking my vision, distracting me, and requiring me to hold it up while driving until I could safely pull over and make a temporary repair. The vehicle was in motion when this happened, I had just completed a turn and was merging into traffic. Both visors have been replaced under warranty once.

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