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2013 Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Problems

55 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. 17 of these members (30.9%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 27 transmission repairs to 2013 Nissan Pathfinders--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2013 Nissan Pathfinder repairs by problem area

Chart based on 72 repairs.
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2013 Nissan Pathfinder

Engine not specified

22000 mi   Car hesitates and does not go in stop & go traffic. Then when you push harder on the accelerator it jumps and you just about hit the car in front of you. They had it 8 days to drive it wherever they want but said can't find anything wrong. 

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2013 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 3.5L V6 CVT FWD

2000 mi   Service bulletin for jittery start. A software update was required. Had problem again, this time dealer couldn't replicate. Hasn't happened again in last few days. 
13000   where transmission and trans axle join together the seal was leaking fluid 

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2013 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 3.5L V6 CVT 4WD

11000 mi   Car would shudder / judder / shake at low speeds under light throttle. Transmission reprogrammed, torque converter replaced. 
13000   Judder returned the next day. Transmission replaced due to judder. Software was updated and the transmission seems to delay the lock up a bit longer to avoid judder. 
6000   Car shudders, feels like it's going to stall sometimes when making a slow left turn. Problem did not occur when I had it to the shop. Therefore, nothing was done. It still has this periodic issue. 
10000   Car continues to shudder when moving slowly under load. It's like the CVT is hunting for the proper ratio, but it feels like the engine will stall (it hasn't stalled).. 
14000   Car continues to shudder when a light throttle is applied. This is the third time in the shop for this issue, it seems to be getting worse. This time, like the other two times, the dealer could not replicate the issue. 
14000   Transmission shuddering was getting worse. After 5 trips to the dealer where they "could not replicate" we finally ask them to buy the car back because it was becoming a safety concern. 
8000   Vehicle exhibits shudder at light throttle, low speed intermittently. Dealer replaced torque converter. Subsequently, found transmission leak, dealer corrected. 
2000   Transmission blew up after a short drive. Engine compartment smoking to the point I thought it was an engine fire, and transmission fluid leaked all over the driveway. Had vehicle towed to the dealership and tranny had to be replaced.... 
2000   Trying to drive out of driveway, car lost all drive power, and engine started misfiring. All warning lights lit up on dashboard, and car subsequently stalled out and would not restart. 
4960   Vehicle shuddered at low speed. Felt like going over rumble strips. Nissan has fix for torque converter and this problem. Dealership has replaced this vehicle for me with another Pathfinder of the same model. 
2000   Car intermittently rumbles for a second or two at low speeds, as though driving over a rumble strip. 
5300   Technical Service Bulletin required torque converter be replaced and transmission reprogrammed. Reprogram (done in June) was incorrect. Had to be redone. 
4300   Car shudders severely when attempting to maintain low speed. This trip was to diagnose problem only. Dealer is ordering a replacement transmission. 
4700   Replaced transmission 

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