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2013 Nissan Pathfinder repairs by problem area

Engine (7%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (34%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (35%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (9%)

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2013 Nissan Pathfinder

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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 mi where transmission and trans axle join together the seal was leaking fluid 
10621 mi

US $350
1st repair for car shudder at low speeds. Dealer reprogrammed automatic transmission control unit. Did not fix problem. 
14620 mi

US $3600
2nd visit for car shuttering at slow speeds and hesitation when pressing accelerator. Dealer replaced torque converter. Did not fix problem. Car still studdered. 3rd trip to repair car shuddering at slow speeds and hesitation during acceleration. Dealer replaced transmission. Shuddering problem better but not gone. Hesitation during acceleration worse. 
23000 mi After approximately 7,000 miles on the second transmission. Shuttering problem started again just like the first transmission. Took car back to dealer and traded for a different car. Got rid of the problem for good. 
30000 mi Transmission still has a problem. 

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2013 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 3.5L V6 CVT 4WD

4000 mi Dealer replaced torque convertor 
3500 mi Replaced torque converter due to CVT shudder 
51000 mi Transmission leaked. Several parts near it replaced. 
10520 mi CVT transmission shuddered as I turned around a corner. It did it again on a straight road and then again on an incline. Dealer gave me a loaner while they tried to recreate the problem. Service dept said they flashed the transmission md 
18000 mi Intermittent low-speed shudder/loss of power. Dealer reprogrammed per TSB but said transmission would have to be replaced if it continues to happen. 
30000 mi CVT recall 
33000 mi Car shudders occasionally at low speeds despite multiple reprogramming. Shuddered a lot going up a steep hill at low speed. Transmission replaced. Also replaced drive axle and passenger side CV due to installation error. 
11000 mi Car would shudder / judder / shake at low speeds under light throttle. Transmission reprogrammed, torque converter replaced. 
13000 mi 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. 
4960 mi 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 mi 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 mi 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. 
2000 mi Car intermittently rumbles for a second or two at low speeds, as though driving over a rumble strip. 
5300 mi Technical Service Bulletin required torque converter be replaced and transmission reprogrammed. Reprogram (done in June) was incorrect. Had to be redone. 
8000 mi Vehicle exhibits shudder at light throttle, low speed intermittently. Dealer replaced torque converter. Subsequently, found transmission leak, dealer corrected. 
36000 mi Whine noise, transmission bad per dealer. 
6000 mi 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 mi 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 mi 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 mi 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. 
4300 mi Car shudders severely when attempting to maintain low speed. This trip was to diagnose problem only. Dealer is ordering a replacement transmission. 
4700 mi Replaced transmission 
26300 mi Replace CVT, 
48000 mi Transfer case had to be replaced. 

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2013 Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Problems

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