2002 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Previous carNissan Stanza

Summary:

Very disappointed in Nissan

Faults:

My front exhaust system failed at 61,000 miles.

Nissan would not warranty the repair in spite of the fact that I purchased an extended warranty up to 75,000 miles. They claim that the exhaust system is only covered under basic warranty. Shame on Nissan for building cars with defective exhaust systems. I'm told that this problem is not unusual. Has anyone else had this problem? The cost to repair is $1,350.00.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 12th April, 2007

15th Jun 2011, 17:57

Don't get your repairs done by Nissan, they charge twice the price of anyone else. Always get second opinion, never, never, never go to a Nissan dealer to get your car repaired unless you are extremely wealthy.

29th Sep 2011, 19:28

I so agree with you; been there and done that. I now have a fantastic mechanic who looks after my vehicle very well, and he charges reasonable fees.

Thanks.

2002 Nissan Pathfinder ST 3.3 V6 DOCH from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.3 V6 DOCH Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Great for the active family

Faults:

The car has nothing mechanically wrong with it, but there are numerous rattles and squeaks through the car.

The first rattle was coming from the top of the door frame on both sides of the rear doors.

There is quite a few rattles from the dash and the windows are extremely noisy when winiding down.

There is also excessive wind noise from around the A-pillar and the mirror.

General Comments:

This is a great four seater car, but is awful as a 5 seater. We have completed numerous trips up to Queensland from Victoria and never had any trouble.

Nissan service has been great, but with a caravan and a large load in the boot the end seems to sag, that's why we installed airbag suspension on every corner and couldn't be more happy with this family car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th December, 2005

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews