24th Mar 2009, 15:52

Add 1 more to the pile, 1995 Pathfinder LE, beautiful truck, runs excellent starts up every time even after sitting unused for 3 weeks now.

Rear frame rusted through, cross member on the passenger side rusted off, not sure how it's still connected, really sad, loved this truck, ran through snow (Canadian winters) like a tank. Too bad Nissan doesn't care about owner loyalty.


27th Mar 2009, 22:00

I thought I was the only one!! My beloved blue Pathfinder '94 is totally rusted through. The engine runs great, the five speed transmission is just fine. I have 88 thousand miles on it.

I have really loved this car and feel so betrayed by the Nissan company. I was going to have it looked at for spark plugs etc when the mechanic said he could put his finger through the frame. He said he had never seen anything like it. I am getting ready for a new car, and I have definitely struck Nissan off my list. Bad Nissan, bad.

3rd Apr 2009, 21:47

I need to check what they said about my truck. An 86' 720 pickup - I just discovered a hole like the one in the Pathfinders. Right behind the gas tank, didn't even see it when truck was on lift 6 months ago.

Shame such a dependable vehicle may go to the scrap yard.

7th Apr 2009, 01:20

I currently own a 1994 Nissan Pickup SE 4x4. 5 speed, v6 extended cab. I have about 129k on it and it runs like a gem. Unfortunately the frame is rotted so bad the beds touching the cab on the passenger side. The is ridiculous!!! I think that Nissan should do what Toyota did and make a frame recall!!! If anyone finds anything out PLEASE let me know.. Patwflanagan@yahoo.com.


25th Apr 2009, 13:07

I have a 94 Frontier 4x4. Going to check the frame. Watch NBC new Sunday evening April 26 @11PM EST. I believe they are doing an article on this very subject.


Nova Scotia.

25th Apr 2009, 16:10

I have a 93 Nissan 2wd hardbody truck with 96000 miles. Same story: Excellent overall, but seriously rotted rear frame behind rear tire (pass. side). I've been told that no repair is possible because of liability issue. It will be parted out when the inspection runs out. Not to impressed with Nissan.

10th May 2009, 21:12

I would like to join the lawsuit if there is one please. I have a 1995 pickup which is done for racs2of4@hotmail.com.

12th May 2009, 00:25

I purchased a 2000 Nissan Pathfinder a year ago with only 124,000 miles on it. I knew the previous owner and thought I was getting a sound vehicle as he had taken extreme care of the vehicle. I was just informed that there was a crack in my frame by the passenger side front wheel well sound familiar to anybody? if so please contact me @ Tssmolak@hotmail.com.

12th May 2009, 11:55

1996= R50 Pathfinders don't have a frame. They are unibody.

12th May 2009, 13:17

Do you people realize that you are talking about 14 & 15 year-old vehicles?

Here in the northeast road salt can do in a frame in a lot less time than that.

I'd love to see that lawsuit - talk about a waste of time!

30th May 2009, 14:57

Count me on a lawsuit I have a 1995 Nissan pathfinder 4x4 SE that has a brick sized chunk missing in the frame above the passenger side wheel well.

I also own a 300zx that I want to sell just because I don't think I want to ever own another Nissan again.

I'm officially going Toyota because they actually care about their problems with their products.

1st Jun 2009, 14:20

You people are complaining about 14 year-old cars rotting out!

This is tantamount to bringing a 10 year old suit back to the tailor to complain that you wore a hole in the seat!

10th Jun 2009, 13:30

These may be 14 year old SUV's, but what about the 1981 Camaro I drive as a daily now because I do not trust my rear frame. I live in the northeast, the Camaro has been in the northeast since 1981 and the frame is completely solid (some surface rust but that's it. Toyota did a recall last year for their 94-95 trucks due to the same problem. Now why do you think Toyota would do that for a 14 year old truck? Because they know people still rely on them day-to-day.

21st Jul 2009, 13:55

'94 King Cab V6 4x4, 131K miles... frame is rusted through right behind the front wheel, rear leaf spring mounts. I don't know when it's going to fail.. but it's going to fail.

6th Sep 2009, 18:59

Hello I have a 1995 Nissan pathfinder that in one year has turned to total rust everywhere. Is there any kinda recall


I bought this new and would never buy Nissan again.

14th Sep 2009, 12:13

I wrote the post I replied to last November '08. I live in North Carolina and I'm happy to say that in December '08, I was fortunate to find a very good welding shop that repaired the frame rust on my '95 Path. I have since driven the truck 10,000 miles and it's still solid and so far no further rust has developed. I'm happy that I was able to get this done because the truck is still running great. I wish everyone out their much luck in having their Pathfinders repaired because mechanically, these vehicles are really outstanding.

24th Oct 2009, 21:45

Wow, did not realize that this was such a prevalent problem with these cars. I have a 95 Pathfinder SE, which I got as a hand me down, and was supposed to be my winter car, since my primary car (Toyota Corolla) is getting older as well, and I wanted to save it.

Went to Firestone today to put new tires on it, and the mechanics refused to put it up on the lift because the rear frame behind the rear wheels was so rusted out, rust was just falling off in chunks. The frame of the car, which everything else sits on should be the last thing to go! It's a disgrace that Nissan seems to be aware of this problem and refuses to acknowledge it. If there's a Class Action suit, I would definitely be interested.

8th Nov 2009, 09:44

Wife has a 95 Pathfinder. Has the common rear frame rail rot, and recently broke away. Now in my garage, not safe. I haul for a tow company that has been hauling the "silent recall" for Toyota Tacomas for same problem. This has been ongoing for over a year. Owners receive a fair price for theirs. Salvage yards have to crush/shred entire vehicle, even the rims and tires. Nissan needs to be responsible and step up to the plate. 3 of my family members have switched to Toyotas, partly as a recommendation from myself. Why is Nissan not being fair on this?

13th Dec 2009, 13:53

I guess that I'm part of the rotten frame 1995 Nissan Pathfinder LE club. I've owned this 4X4 since new. The Pathfinder has been a very dependable car. Always well maintained, washed and waxed along with rust treatment on an annual basis. My Pathfinder is immaculate inside and out. That is all except for the frame. The rust just flakes off even with the undercoating. Nissan has lost a customer with me. I'll be purchasing a new 4x4 in 2010, and it will not be a Nissan unless they step up to the plate like Toyota.