Wiper Problems of Nissan Pathfinder



Nissan Pathfinder owners have reported 29 problems related to wiper (under the visibility category).

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 1
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.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2001 Nissan Pathfinder 2
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 3
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.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 4
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.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 5
Failure Date: 08/18/2016

Drivers side sun visor will not stay up. The clip is broken inside to hold the visor up the sun visor flaps down during driving obstructing the view for the driver that could cause serious harm to occupants and others/vehicles. Car has 56,000 miles and is out of manufacturers warranty.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 6
Failure Date: 08/10/2016

A part that allows the driver side visor to rotate up and down is broken. When returned to its holding position and released it falls back down blocking the driving view. In my humble opinion it was poorly manufactured because this vehicle is just over three years old and for a part that require multiple use and present a driving safety hazard if not working properly due to defective parts, should be recalled immediately.


car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 7
Failure Date: 08/02/2016

Sun visor causing visibility issues. Sun visor has cracked on inside and now it does not close all the way. Inner parts are plastic and heat has caused it to crack and warp which now it will hang into my field of vision and prevent me from seeing the road ahead. It does this constantly. I see on the internet several complaint for this model of car with the same issue.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 8
Failure Date: 07/21/2016

The contact owns a 2014 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the sun visor fractured and blocked her visibility. The dealer diagnosed that the failure was a manufacturer defect. In addition, the contact mentioned that the driver's side door handle fractured. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 47,000.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 9
Failure Date: 07/01/2016

Drivers side visor will not go all the way up to the winshield in the open mode nor go all the way up to the ceiling in closed mode. It creates a visual and safety issue by hanging down.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 10
Failure Date: 06/02/2016

Driver's side sun visor suddenly malfunctioned and loose due to internal part is from plastic. It really disturbs while driving and can cause a bad accident. Temporarily I put this on the side so wont block my vision but this is not good solution especially if you're driving facing the sun. I've heard many similar complaints about this in internet and Nissan should do recall for this immediately before causing many accidents.


 
car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 11
Failure Date: 05/17/2016

The driver side sun visor will not stay up and severely hinders forward visibility. The hinge mechanism is broken. This failure happens 100% of the time and is not related to the vehicle being stationary or moving.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 12
Failure Date: 03/01/2016

My sun visors on my SUV that I purchased new will not stay up. They hang down in a very awkward position and pose a major visibility issue. I drive over 50 miles daily for work and steering my car while trying to hold up my passenger visor has and is posing a major visibility issue. I read countless post blog with other Pathfinder owner who have the exact same is. I am taking my SUV to Nissan to see if this is covered under warranty. My main concern is once my warranty haa expired as numerous of Pathfinder owners have, this will be an expense that I will have to absorb when I shouldn't because it is a clear manufacturer defect. I am being told the cause of my ossue is that Nissan made thw visors too heavy for the brackets that support them causing them to fall and impair visibility which is not only dangerous but could be deadly. I am a mother of two and want to make sure the vehicle I purchased new bc of safety is in fact safe for myself and my family.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder 13
Failure Date: 02/16/2016

While driving the vehicle on February 16, 2016, traveling south west a state road, at approximately 40 mph, the sunroof shattered into many pieces. The glass shards were not contained and entered the vehicle, collapsing on both driver and occupants. The driver was temporally incapacitated as the glass fell on her head and face. When I filed a complaint with Nissan north America, they stated stated that the sunroof operated as designed.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 14
Failure Date: 11/01/2015

Purchased 2014 Pathfinder Nissan from nalley Nissan in decatur, georgia. Prior to purchasing I conducted my research and was informed that the their was a recall on the hood latch. I was informed that this had been repaired. After returning home with the car over 170 miles, the 2nd day (rainy morning) while traveling with my two daughters, hood blew back (bending both sides), which blinded my visibility, thus forcing me to steer off the road to avoid hitting others. The dealer was not responsive and I contacted Nissan headquarters. After 2-weeks, an investigator came and ruled that the hood was not repaired properly. It took nearly 4-additional weeks to process paperwork. After 6-weeks of paying out of pocket for car rentals (they would not pay nor assist me with getting a rental car) which caused financial hardship; emotional distress (emergency room visits and several doctors appointments); and not to mention two paid car notes without the car. Nissan headquarters called to inform me they can only repair the car again and refund me my car rental fees. I am concerned that the hood on this car is a lemon defect that will jeopardize my safety as well as others. Is there any other course of action that could be demanded from the Nissan such as a refund for the car or new car replacement (2014)? I am not comfortable with the repairs to a hood latch for a 2nd time. Recall #15v033000.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 15
Failure Date: 09/29/2015

Parking lever . . . . Depressed to floor, and still, brakes do not hold vehicle in place, but slides on incline! ,,, also the two windshield columns right and left, are too larger/wide, decreasing visibility, and establishing a wider "blind spots. ".

car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 16
Failure Date: 07/30/2015

Driving west on hwy 60 from nashville, TN to branson mo. No cars in front of me, just open fields on each side. I hear what sounds like an explosion. I look around and realize that I hear wind and glass above my head as well. Appox. 8 by 12 inches of glass was gone from the center of my sunroof. Luckily, my visor was closed or it could have been much worse with glass falling on my head and face. The dealer said that they've never heard of this before, but upon further research it seems to be a much more common occurrence than than I was lead to believe. This is an extremely dangerous issue and could have been much worse if my visor had been left open.

car image   Wiper problem of the 1996 Nissan Pathfinder 17
Failure Date: 06/06/2015

I bought this car a couple years ago and couldn't drive it right away because I bought it a little before I got my license. So eventually when I got it on the road I ended up getting a rejection sticker because the e break and a few other reasons. One thing I've noticed about my s. U. V is the wind shield wipers work when they want to. The whole underneath is rotted out, (that's what the guy told me who inspected my car) an ever since I've had it, I've had a problem with my steering, I've tried the power steering fluid didn't work. I'm not positive that there was a recall, but I was refered to this so I'm trying to see what I can do if I can do anything.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 18
Failure Date: 06/01/2015

After just one year of ownership, the driver's side sun visor is now obstructing clear view of the road, causing a safety hazzard! this is one of many complaints I have read online, and I hope it does not take for someone to get hurt in order for a recall to be initiated. Now, my passenger side visor is doing the same thing. . . This is an obvious defect in the parts. I am awaiting the service department's solution, and hopefully they call us back.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 Nissan Pathfinder 19
Failure Date: 12/29/2014

Takata recall my air bag lights continue to blink and do not go off brought in to dealer to get it check. The dealer states its not the sensor its its a circuit spiral cable decline. Nissan refuses to put my vehicle in the call back. I think its part of the takata air bag design and should be added to the call back.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder 20
Failure Date: 12/15/2014

Driving in hwy rainy day, wiper stopped than moved. I have to pull aside than it worked for a while than would not stop till engine is off.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 21
Failure Date: 11/11/2014

This is the second time in a year this same incident occurred, once in rain and now in snow, the heim joint to the wipers pop off so they will not work with snow and or rain, I was told it was meant to do that so save the motor, really, I almost got killed because of this so called safety feature, I was also told there would be no recall and that there is nothing they can do about the situation.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 22
Failure Date: 04/23/2014

Driving the vehicle approximately 20 - 25 mph, and heard the rear driver's side window slowly cracking, and then by the time we got home, likely due to the heavy wind, it was completely shattered. I've never had a window shatter for no reason whatsoever. In the past I've noticed the window a little slow to go up or down, but had no idea it would result in this. My daughter was sitting in the seat, but thankfully she moved immediately as the cracking began.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 23
Failure Date: 01/21/2014

The wipers freeze up during snow and clod weather. The wipers do not keep the windshield clear.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 24
Failure Date: 01/18/2014

Two problems: 1. Brand new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. Front windshield wipers completely stopped working twice. Dealer fixed them the first time under warranty, but they have stopped again, leaving us stranded in a snow storm. 2. The vehicle lurches and shakes under acceleration, especially around 20 mph. Something is wrong with the transmission. I have read online about it but people caution against bringing it in as the fixes either didn't work or made it worse. I am very concerned this vehicle is going to require major repairs somewhere down the road, likely outside of the warranty coverage.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder 25
Failure Date: 08/26/2013

Windshield cracked. 09/21/2013 windshield cracked again. 01/04/2014 windshield cracked again. 05/28/2014 windshield cracked again. Seems to be cheap material used to make the front windshield as it is cracking so easily. I have never had this kind of trouble with a vehicle.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2004 Nissan Pathfinder 26
Failure Date: 12/17/2012

The wipers stop working intermittingly and is a safety hazzard.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2007 Nissan Pathfinder 27
Failure Date: 06/08/2012

I have manintained my car. In June, my Nissan dealership charged me $1500 after I reported a jolt in the transmission. I brought it back 08/10/2012 and they said the transmission needed replaced. I took it to another shop and they said the radiator fluid had leaked into the transmission and ruined the transmission presenting a financial burden and a huge safety issue.

car image   Wiper problem of the 2006 Nissan Pathfinder 28
Failure Date: 04/16/2012

Driving down interstate 95 and a truck sent bud in the air, went to clean windshield and ran out of cleaner. Just had vehicle serviced. Windshield wiper fluid was filled that morning at jiffylube. Windshield fluid light came on. Stopped and manually cleaned windshield. Noticed that windshield fluid tank was empty and refilled. Fluid was leaking out. Returned home and removed fender shield to look at tank. Fluid leaking out of bottom of tank seal. To this day we still operate without fluid due to cost to repair. This only happened when the weather is very warm as it is most of the year in savannah.

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car image   Wiper problem of the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder 29
Failure Date: 07/15/2011

The driver side view miorror creates a real blind spot for the driver. It is smack in the middle of your face and blocks your view to the left for making left turns. Also, at an intersection ( four way), you are unable to see a car stopped on your left awaiting to cross over or to make a left in front of you. I have had several near miss incidents and this is a real problem. The mirrors need to be redesigned and placed at a lower level thus giving you a clear view through the left or driver side window.


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