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2013 Nissan Pathfinder

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  • greenhkgreenhk Posts: 48
    I have 1,400 miles on my SL now. I do about 95% city driving with constant starting/stopping on roads here in CT - rarely on the highway. I keep it in 2WD - only use 4WD if need for snow. I average 20 mpg. I'm so impressed with this mpg. I only averaged 16 mpg with my 2006 Highlander.
  • I use my power trunk/hatch on the pathfinder every day and I dont have any clunk or binding at the top....everything works smoothly. I have the SL. Also, for other posters, my mileage has also been very good - averaging at least 20mpg in city/hwy mix, much much better if it is just highway mileage. I keep the selector in Auto. Dave
  • Also have the Plat Premium and have it in 2WD. All suburban driving and do not drive aggressive. Averaging 17.2 - 18. Not happy. 5K miles on it.
  • iluvmyshiluvmysh Posts: 1
    i'm in socal and have been having some trouble locating a dark slate/charcoal 4WD platinum premium w/ cross bars, illuminated kick boards, and rear bumper guards. am i being too picky???
  • kamilmastakamilmasta Posts: 6
    edited May 2013
    I have heard that sound too when i open rear hatch. However it only happened few times so far. I also noticed that when I break and are very close to stopping, the transmission acts strangely, like it is having issues shifting the gear down. It is pretty subtle and maybe I am too sensitive? Anyone has similar problems?
  • kosta1kosta1 Posts: 11
    No, you are not. It took me a month to locate one. Surf city Nissan had few of them, but when I got there they try me jerk me upon agreed price. 3 hours on the 405, I was so pissed. Ended up going to Palm Springs for it.
  • kosta1kosta1 Posts: 11
    sell a full cargo mat for a new vehicle with the third row seat down. My upholstery is getting ruined already. Thank for any replies.
  • nettechnettech Posts: 4
    You would have to find a generic one that may need to be modified to fit the vehicle. Ebay would be a good starting point. Another option, though it might be too late, is to apply 3M's Scotchguard upholstery protectant to any of the carpeted areas of the car (seats-back and front, floor mats, carpeted floor underneath mat). $20 for a couple of cans will help the carpeted areas of the car resist dirt, grime, and the occasional spilled beverage.
  • greenhkgreenhk Posts: 48
    My dealership got me a mat that fits perfectly. It's Weathertech. Definitely worth the money!!
  • greenhkgreenhk Posts: 48
    Yesterday got both passenger airbag issue & trunk issue fixed. That had to repaint/touch up where the paint was chipped away - but it looks good. So far everything's working good. Fingers are crossed there are no more issues!
  • greenhkgreenhk Posts: 48
    Ok, I have another issue now. When I put the car in reverse the outside side mirrors are supposed to point down toward the ground. Up until yesterday they worked fine. Yesterday & today they're not working at all. Anyone else having similar problems?
  • kosta1kosta1 Posts: 11
    in your navigation you can put it back on in settings. it is an option that you can turn on and off.
  • greenhkgreenhk Posts: 48
    I will have to check that. Thank you!
  • alaicoalaico Posts: 5
    On your door you have mirror settings: L and R. If you set this to either one, the mirrors will tilt down in Reverse. If you leave the setting in the Middle, the mirrors will Not move.
  • greenhkgreenhk Posts: 48
    :blush: LOL - yeah - I finally figured that out! thanks!
  • ddm7903ddm7903 Posts: 8
    Hi. I have a 2013 SV Pathfinder with around 2,400 miles on it. I've already had it in once for them to look at the brakes. It is the strangest sensation every now and then...I press the brakes and it feels like it is going to go to the floor and not stop. It finally does...but not a normal response. Of course, the service people couldn't get it to do it...I knew that they wouldn't since it has only happened about 1/2 dozen times in the two months I've owned it! They said it is not one of the ones under the recall...but they said "they believed me"...but "had to get it to do it for them to be able to diagnose it". Plus, they said that one other person had brought their Pathfinder in for the same reason, with, of course, the same undiagnosed result. Anyone else have this problem? I drive my two young kiddos around ALL the time in this vehicle and I'm a little anxious about this!
  • greenhkgreenhk Posts: 48
    No, I've never noticed this issue before. Keep us posted on what happens though! Good luck.
  • ddm7903ddm7903 Posts: 8
    I found this on a NHTSA website. This was the only "complaint" about brakes listed, but sounds like what I have experienced, except not this 'severe':
    THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 NISSAN PATHFINDER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 5MPH SLOWING DOWN FOR AN INTERSECTION, WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED THE BRAKE FAILED TO ENGAGE. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO PLACE THE GEAR IN PARK TO BRING THE VEHICLE TO A STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INTERSECTION. THE VEHICLE HAD NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V139000 (SERVICE BRAKES) PERFORMED; HOWEVER THE REPAIRED DID NOT CORRECT THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER FOR FURTHER INSPECTION. THE POLICE WAS PRESENT. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF FAILURE. THE FAILURE AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 5,000.

    Anyway--since the service rep at the dealership mentioned that he had had one other complaint besides mine and I found this, I thought maybe there are others.
  • I was thinking about this situation today as I drove into work. I have a Pathfinder SL with about 5000km on it. It seems to me that this may just be the way the CVT transmission works by slowing the vehicle as it downshifts quickly before stopping, then when you have slowed to about 10 mph, you have to fully depress the brake to stop. I dont think this is a flaw with the brakes - it only seems to happen when you are stopping from a brisk speed (ie not stop and go traffic etc). What do you think? Lets have a few guys with this vehicle think about this as they drive and report back, so we can all benefit. I have had to stop quickly once already and trust me, the brakes worked very well, so I think this may just be a cvt transmission/brake issue, not a brake flaw. Dave
  • ddm7903ddm7903 Posts: 8
    Thanks, Dave. That makes sense. It may just be that it feels "different" which I am interpreting as bad. I'm going to stay alert about it, but I'm going to quit worrying!! And I welcome others observations about it. Otherwise, I LOVE this vehicle!! It has been great having a larger, comfortable SUV with such improved gas mileage!!! Thanks again for your comments.
  • greenhkgreenhk Posts: 48
    Ok, starting to feel like I've got a lemon on my hands! Brought PF in to dealer to get a new tire put on (completely different story there!) - while it was in the shop I had them look into a noise I've been hearing. When going over bumps, you can hear a rattling or clunking sound on the passenger side - in the rear. Dealer just called & said it was "loose torque bushings." They tightened them & the sound is gone now. The service manager was going to take my car for a drive himself & Make sure the problem is in fact fixed.

    My question for you guys - what exactly does "loose torque bushings" mean? Is that something that will come loose again? Is this something I should be concered with? What should I be asking the service manager? I will definetly have them explain it to me better when I get the car back, but thought my experts here could also help explain it to me.

    Thanks!
  • What year is your Pathfinder and how many miles??? This is a pretty common problem on older vehicles but not usually on new ones.... Have you had other problems too? One problem does not usually make someone feel they have a lemon.

    I have about 5000 miles/7000 kms now and everything is working beautifully. This is the quietest and most comfortable SUV I have ever owned and the gas mileage is at least 25% better than my Mazda CX9 that I traded in for this.

    Dave
  • greenhkgreenhk Posts: 48
    Its a 2013 with almost 6,000 miles on it. Between the air bag sensor, the trunk/hatch clunking when it opened (both of which have been addressed) and now this noise - you start to worry with spending over $30,000 on a brand new vehicle. I got rid of a 2006 Higlander that never had any issues for this car & I'm starting to be leary now. Anyway, picked my PF back up last night. Sound is almost gone. I don't think anyone else would notice it but because I'm tuned in to it - I can still faintly hear it. Dealer told me, among other things - there were rocks/pebbles in the center cross arm(?), the back plate on the brakes also needed to be but back on straight & then again they said something about the torque bushings. :confuse:
  • Well that doesnt sound good. Do you drive on a lot of bumpy country or gravel roads? I think the quality of these vehicles has been very good so far. Hopefully that is the end of your problems, otherwise, you might have a Friday car....
  • brew46brew46 Posts: 1
    same exact problem. Traveling at 5 mph came to intersection stepped on brake and pedal went to floor. Stopped in middle of intersection. Luckily no one in front or in intersection. Taking car to dealer Monday am
  • ddm7903ddm7903 Posts: 8
    So...what did the dealer say about your brake problem? I have noticed that the last two times it did that on my vehicle was when I was traveling on a fairly bumpy road.
  • scao1scao1 Posts: 7
    I think Nissan has recall about brake on some 2013 PF. Search for Nissan recall on google. Nissan never notice the owners about recall, I have to print it out and took it to dealer , so they fixed for me on airbag sensor and brake problem.
  • I just completed my first service here in Canada, no mention of any recalls were made. I havent had any problems at all with my brakes. If anything, I am more critical now, waiting to see if anything happens - so far everything is perfect.
  • scao1scao1 Posts: 7
    My 13 PF SL AWD Premium pkg. about 10K miles. I have notice the GAS meter very slow reponse.
    My car gas meter show 3/4 when I drove home from work. Then, I parked the PF in my drive way (the drive way little up the hill). After while, I started the car and saw the gas meter show full until 10 min later (it will be back to 3/4). Have you seem it on your car too ?
    I have not seem the problem with my Toyota.
  • gladiator99gladiator99 Posts: 104
    Just got our 2014pathfinder platinum base yesterday. So far I really like this SUV. Wonder if there is a cargo net available somewhere. I will be ordering some door mouldings when we are in az This winter. Hate to see the doors get dinged by careless people.
    Jim
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