Wiper Problems of Nissan Pathfinder - part 1

Nissan Pathfinder owners have reported 64 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Nissan Pathfinder based on all problems reported for the Pathfinder.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder 1
Failure Date: 05/13/2018

I was driving my 2015 Nissan Pathfinder on the expressway with my wife in the passenger seat and 2 kids (8 & 9) in the rear seat. I had the sunroof closed but the shade screen open. All of a sudden there was a loud bang and the sunroof glass shattered. Then myself, wife and kids got showered from some of the broken glass while I was still driving. When this happened my wife and kids were scared and screaming and I quickly managed to close the shade screen and pull to the highway shoulder. After searching online I have learned that this is not an uncommon issue with sunroofs, specifically Nissan. I have since called my insurance who will cover the damage and also filed a claim with Nissan to see if they will cover the damage.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 2
Failure Date: 03/02/2018

Sunvisor fails to hold and will ultimately fall in the driver�s line of sight with no way to secure creating a visibility hazard. Even if the visor is replaced by Nissan it will fail again due to the flawed design. Nissan is aware of this issue and they have failed to issue a recall on their sunvisors. I was advised to file a safety complaint by numerous threads, forums, and youtube videos on this particular issue.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder 3
Failure Date: 02/25/2018

Sunroof shattered while driving on highway for no reason and Nissan is not wanting to repair due to being out of mileage warranty.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 4
Failure Date: 01/10/2018

The drivers side sun visor has broken free and will drop down at anytime. This is a safety problem that Nissan must be aware of by the volume of complaints I have read on here. I feel this should be addressed ASAP.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 5
Failure Date: 01/09/2018

Driver's side sun visor broke while I was driving on the highway and now just hangs in my line of sight unless I push it over to the side, which also obstructs visibility out of the driver side window. We have tried using velcro but the sticky side falls off when it gets cold in the vehicle. It has fallen and hit me in the head once while driving which scared me and made me jerk the steering wheel. Lucky it didn't cause me to crash. This is a serious safety issue which could cause an accident if not corrected.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder 6
Failure Date: 11/17/2017

The drivers side sun-visor doesn't stay up. It hangs directly down, causing it to be right in my line of sight. I have attempted to velcro or tape it up but nothing works for very long and the visor will fall down while I am driving. This is most definitely a safety issue that needs to be addressed.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder 7
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 8
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 9
Failure Date: 11/01/2017

I recently purchased a Nissan and the visor slowly began to get lower and lower and now is o structure g visibility and is a safety hazard. I returned to the dealer and it�s over warrenty because it had 33k miles, emailed Nissan no answer. Dealer says it happens very often, to fix is over 300. 90.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 10
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 11
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 12
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 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 13
Failure Date: 10/01/2017

Visors do not stay in the up position. Become loose and fall while driving causing visual impairment to the driver.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 14
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 15
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 16
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 17
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 18
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 19
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 20
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 21
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 22
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 23
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 24
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 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 25
Failure Date: 03/15/2017

We bought the 2014 Pathfinder used in March 2017 with approximately 8,000 miles on it. Both visors clicked when putting them back up and would not stay in the full up position. In March 2018, the driver's visor fell and will not stay in either the full up or full down position, thus obstructing the driver's vision. The broken plastic is visible inside the fabric of the visor. I had to pin it to the roof to ensure safe driving. I thought the problem was due to misuse, but now I see this is a defect in the product. I don't see that Nissan has provided free repairs, however. Since this is an obvious defect, it should be a recall and the visors replaced free to customers.


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