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Nissan Pathfinder Recalls: Is Yours Affected?

The Nissan Pathfinder first appeared in the 1987 model year and has remained in the North American market ever since. It has seen four different iterations, oscillating back and forth between unibody and frame-based constructions.

Thanks to the trove of data available on NHTSA’s website, we have compiled a list of recalls for this model. Data from the organization is available for all model years of the Nissan Pathfinder. Here is all the available information on Pathfinder recalls, taken from the NHTSA website.

Note that, like our list for the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the recalls here are organized into each of the Pathfinder’s four distinct generations.

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Model Years: 2013+

1.) Occupant Detection System May Disable Passenger Air Bag (issued March 2013). Models affected: 2013. Campaign #13V069000

2.) Front Brake Torque Member may Fail (issued April 2013). Models affected: 2013. Campaign #13V139000

– If the brake torque member fails, the brake caliper may move and contact the inside of the road wheel, resulting in reduced braking, increasing the risk of a crash.

3.) Increased Stopping Distance when using ABS (issued October 2013). Models affected: 2013 – 2014. Campaign #13V445000

4.) Frontal Passenger Air Bag may not Deploy Properly (issued October 2013). Models affected: 2014. Campaign #13V456000

5.) CVT Oil Cooler Hose may Detach and Leak (issued March 2014). Models affected: 2013. Campaign #14V142000

-The loss of transmission fluid could cause the transmission to function improperly and the vehicle to stop accelerating, increasing the risk of a crash.

6.) One Lug Nut per Right Side Wheel may be Loose (issued May 2014). Models affected: 2014. Campaign #14V229000

7.) Front Hub Assembly Bolts May Loosen and Fall Off (issued January 2015). Models affected: 2014 – 2015. Campaign #15V012000

– The under-torqued fasteners may result in a brake caliper separating from the wheel assembly causing a reduction in braking performance or reduced steering control.

8.) Hood Release Cable Assembly (issued January 2015). Models affected: 2013 – 2014. Campaign #15V033000

9.) Air Bag may not Detect Passenger in Seat (issued October 2015). Models affected: 2013 – 2015. Campaign #15V681000

10.) Passenger Air Bag may not Deploy due to OCS Error (issued April 2016). Models affected: 2013 – 2016. Campaign #16V244000

– If the passenger frontal air bag does not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, the passenger is at an increased risk of injury.

11.) Brake Light Switch Malfunction (issued May 2016). Models affected: 2013 – 2014. Campaign #16V380000

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Model Years: 2005 – 2012

1.) Trailer Brake Control Connection Harness (issued July 2007). Models affected: 2004 – 2006. Campaign #07E046000

2.) Front Crash Zone Sensor Housing (issued December 2008). Models affected: 2005 – 2008. Campaign #08V690000

– This issue could result in the non-deployment of the driver and passenger front air bags in a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.

3.) Air Bag & Steering Column Fasteners (issued March 2010). Models affected: 2010. Campaign #10V115000

4.) Fuel Tank Shells (issued March 2010). Models affected: 2006, 2008. Campaign #10V075000

– This could cause the vehicle to run out of gas and stall in traffic, increasing the risk of a crash.

5.) Lower Link Replacement Parts (issued May 2010). Models affected: 2005 – 2010. Campaign #10E019000

– If the collar weld separates, the vehicle handling will deteriorate, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

6.) Lower Control Link Assembly (issued May 2010). Models affected: 2010. Campaign #10V208000

– If the collar weld separates, the vehicle handling will deteriorate, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

7.) Portable Automotive GPS Products/Overheats (issued September 2010). Models affected: 2008 – 2010. Campaign #10V401000

8.) Engine Control Module (issued October 2010). Models affected 2005 – 2006. Campaign #10V517000

– This could cause engine stalling increasing the risk of a crash.

9.) Engine Oil Cooler Connector Bolt (issued December 2011). Models affected: 2011 – 2012. Campaign #11V592000

– If there is an engine oil leak, the engine oil pressure would drop and the engine could seize, increasing the risk of a crash.

10.) Wheel Hubs May Crack Due To Insufficient Hardness (issued September 2012). Models affected: 2012. Campaign #12V462000

– If the vehicle is driven in this condition, the wheel hub may break, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

Model Years: 1996 – 2004

1.) Steering, Gear Box (issued February 1996). Models affected: 1996. Campaign #96V034000

– This condition could result in the inability to change the direction of the vehicle while attempting to turn the wheel.

2.) Brakes, Hydraulic, Pedals and Linkages (issued March 1996). Models affected: 1996. Campaign #96V031000

– This condition could inhibit a driver from applying the brakes.

3.) Rear Door Hatch (issued August 2001). Models affected: 2001. Campaign #01V282000

– If both struts detach from the brackets, the door will rapidly fall down, possibly striking someone and causing serious injury.

4.) Amber Side Reflex Reflectors (issued May 2006). Models affected: 1996 – 1998, 2000 – 2004. Campaign #06E049000 & 06E026000

5.) Lower Mounting Bracket, Fuel System. (issued September 2007). Models affected: 1997 – 2001. Campaign #07V435000

6.) Aftermarket Combination Lamps (issued April 2009) Models affected: 1999 – 2003. Campaign #09E012000

7.) Aftermarket Combination Lamps (issued April 2009). Models affected: 1999 – 2003. Campaign #09E012000

– Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

8.) Replacement Headlamps/Amber Reflector (issued May 2009). Models affected: 1999 – 2003. Campaign #09E025000

9.) Improper Propellant Wafer, Air Bags (issued July 2010). Models affected: 2002. Campaign #10V312000

10.) Frame/Body Structure Corrosion (issued April 2011). Models affected: 1996 – 2004. Campaign #11V244000

– The strut housing may crack and pull away from the inner hood ledge assembly, which could result in a crash.

11.) Passenger Air Bag Inflator may Rupture (issued May 2015, February 2017). Models affected: 2002 – 2004. Campaign #15V287000 & 17V068000

Model Years: 1987 – 1995

1.) Active Restraints/Belt Buckles (issued September 1987). Models affected: 1987. Campaign #87V137000

– The seat belts cannot be buckled and passengers are unable to use the restraint system.

2.) Tire Reserve Load Label (issued April 1990). Models affected: 1987 – 1990. Campaign #90V072000

3.) Active Restraints/Belt Buckles (issued May 1995). Models affected: 1988 – 1991 . Campaign #95V103002

– The front safety belt buckle release buttons can break. These red plastic release buttons are marked “press.” if a button breaks, pieces can fall into the buckle assembly causing the buckle to operate improperly.

4.) Seat Belts (issued September 1996, May 2002). Models affected: 1994. Campaign #02V125000 & #96V170001

– This condition can cause the seat belt tongue to come out of the buckle in the event of a collision or hard braking of the vehicle, increasing the risk of personal injury to an occupant of the seat.

You may click here to find out if your specific Nissan Pathfinder was affected by any recalls. The page at that link also offers detailed information about the recalls listed above.

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