1994 Nissan Pathfinder 3.0L V6MFI from North America
Nissan definitely needs to come clean on this!!
The frame is definitely wrong with this vehicle!!!
It is very badly rusted through and needs repair I'm sinking the money into the repair of this fine SUV as long as the rest of it doesn't fall apart. Two shops have declined to do the repairs and the local Nissan dealer won't even look or deal with the problem!!
The car handles beautifully for it's age, but, the frame is the worst I've ever seen!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th October, 2006
11th Oct 2006, 08:35
Don't throw good money after bad. If the frame is gone, forget about it! Better to spend your money on a newer vehicle than try to fix something that is unsafe.
26th Nov 2006, 05:20
I have a 1992 Pathfinder myself and was just told by the mechanic who did the annual inspection to plan on just junking the truck due to the rusted frame. I've seen a couple of posts showing that the frame can be 'box welded' to shore up its support. I really like my truck and will probably try this route myself.
27th Nov 2006, 16:55
I have a 1994 Nissan Pathfinder, power everything, sunroof. Love it, but got bad news that the frame is too far gone. Brand new frame is $2,000, with free delivery:-). I know I shouldn't, but I'm really thinking about doing it.
5th Feb 2007, 20:21
Any body knows how to check whether the frame has been rotten? I am planning to buy a used pathfinder.
9th Apr 2009, 20:22
I have owned two wd21's, and it is a design FLAW with the rear frame, there is no kind of drainage so it is a natural host for rust. It can be prevented and fixed but too many of these trucks were condemned to the life of a soccer mom, and were never properly maintained!
When buying these trucks, aim for one with owners only in dry states, as I have seen 1989 wd21's from Arizona and such with no frame rust whatsoever...
Don't blame the truck though, they run forever, and get you anywhere including through the Moab!
30th Jul 2009, 07:21
CASH FOR CLUNKERS!!! Just dumped my Nissan with rotted Frame! Couldn't sell it for $500 in the shape it was in, took the $4500 and bought a Ford Escape!!!