Praised for its mileage, spacious cabin, and quiet highway ride, the Nissan Pathfinder is a popular Nissan SUV choice among drivers. Nissan has looked to upgrade its Pathfinder to compete with similar midsize vehicles on the market today, including the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander.  Although the Nissan Pathfinder is a popular choice for many consumers, other Pathfinder consumers have found themselves stuck with what they allege to be unreliable and unsound vehicles. 

Common 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Problems

2019 Nissan Pathfinder drivers have reported encountering issues with the following systems:

  • Electrical System
  • Transmission
  • Powertrain
  • Engine Cooling
  • Seat Belts 
  • Continuously Variable Transmission System (CVT)
  • Automatic Emergency Brake System (AEB)
  • Front Collision Warning (FCW)

A variety of Nissan models have collision mitigation system problems, also known as the automatic emergency braking system, including the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder. Drivers report that their vehicles will suddenly stop or accelerate/decelerate while in motion, often on busy roads despite no objects in front of or behind the car. Consumers also frequently report that their vehicle’s FCW and AEB systems fail to detect anything near the vehicle, resulting in accidents. 

If you have witnessed your Pathfinder’s check engine light flashing, you may have also seen other symptoms such as loud noises coming from the engine, faulty radiator fans, stalling, or even total engine failure. Several Pathfinder drivers say that engine issues in their vehicles began at under 10,000 miles.

2019 Nissan Pathfinder drivers have also reported that the seat belts are defective. The dashboard will show that a passenger does not have their seatbelt on despite latching and unlatching the seat belts several times. In other cases, the seat belts have allegedly unlatched during collisions, which can easily result in serious injury or death in an accident. 

If you have serious concerns about your Nissan Pathfinder SUV or another vehicle, consider consulting with an experienced lemon law attorney. The Nissan Pathfinder is not the only vehicle in the automaker’s lineup that has these problems, so it appears that the manufacturer does not have any real interest in fixing them. Don’t rely on the manufacturer, ask a lemon law attorney about your next steps. 

2019 Nissan Pathfinder Transmission

Certain Nissan Pathfinder vehicles are equipped with Nissan’s notorious continuously variable transmission system (CVT). Vehicles with this type of transmission are prone to sudden stops, stalling, downshifting, sudden acceleration/deceleration, violent jerking, and shaking. In the case of the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder, many drivers have reported that engine coolant regularly leaks onto the transmission system. The manufacturer has gone on to “enhance” this transmission every year but has yet to resolve current problems with the CVT- despite a high number of complaints and class action lawsuits filed against them. 

Consumer Concerns Regarding the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder

2019 Nissan Pathfinder owners have made direct complaints to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

“The contact owned a 2019 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that her vehicle was rear ended by another vehicle traveling at 60 MPH. The crash caused her seatbelt to unlatch. The contact was able to brace herself, but her spine was injured and shifted.”

  • 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Owner

“The contact stated what while his wife was driving on the highway at an unknown speed, his wife and the other occupants in the vehicle all received headaches due to the strong fuel odor coming from the vehicle.”

  • 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Owner

“Going down a busy road at 45 miles per hour my car stopped completely and started beeping. A warning light came up on the dashboard with a big exclamation point. There was nothing in front of my car, no other cars and it completely stopped on its own.”

  • 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Owner

“Our renter states that the vehicle was great up until the incident. They filled the vehicle up with gas around 4pm before parking it just out front of where they were staying. At 1am they were awoken by a disturbance outside and someone banging on their door telling them they needed to come outside – when he arrived, he noticed the vehicle completely engulfed in flames. The fire department arrived but it took almost an hour, per renter, to put out the flames as the vehicle kept leaking gasoline. Apparently, there is a witness to the beginning of the fire who heard the vehicle’s horn and observed no one in the vehicle and then there was an “explosion” as it caught fire.”

  • 2019 Nissan Pathfinder Account

2019 Nissan Pathfinder Recalls

There are a few recalls on the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder. In September 2019, Nissan recalled certain 2018-2019 Nissan Altima, Armada, Frontier, Kicks, Leaf, Maxima, Murano, NV, NV200, Pathfinder, Rogue, Rogue Sport, Sentra, Titan, Titan Diesel, Versa Note, Versa Sedan as well as Infiniti models Q50, Q60, QX30, QX80. This recall concerns the display image of the back-up camera. The rear camera and display settings can be adjusted such that the rear-view camera image is no longer visible, and the system will retain these settings the next time the driver sets the driver places the vehicle in reverse. 

The second recall of the 2019 Pathfinder was announced in November 2019. It was an expansion of a previous recall of the same problem to include certain 2015-2018 Nissan Murano, 2016-2018 Maxima, and 2017-2019 Pathfinder, along with several Infiniti models. Nissan stated that the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) in these vehicles have actuator pumps that can allow brake fluid to leak and possibly ignite an internal circuit board. 

Presently, these are the only recalls involving the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder and neither of them address the serious safety issues plaguing this model year car such as transmission problems or engine failure. If you have been experiencing these or other issues with your 2019 Nissan Pathfinder, the Lemon Law Experts can provide you with legal advice on how to begin your recovery. 

California Nissan Lemon Law Experts 

If you have purchased or leased a 2019 Nissan Pathfinder SUV in California and you are experiencing problems with your vehicle, we may be able to help. In accordance with state lemon laws, you could be eligible to receive a refund, replacement, or cash compensation for your vehicle. Should the manufacturer agree to a refund, you could receive reimbursement for the following: 

  • Down payment
  • Monthly payments
  • Collateral charges such as sales tax, and finance charges
  • Incidental and consequential expenses that are the result of the lemon, such as rental car or tow expenses
  • Payment of the remaining loan balance or lease payoff
  • Payment of your attorneys fees and costs

Contact the Lemon Law Experts to see if you are eligible. Our team is well-equipped to answer any questions you may have about the lemon law process. If you purchased a defective vehicle in California and have taken it in for multiple repair visits under warranty, you may qualify.

Our award-winning team has helped thousands of consumers across the state recover millions in settlements – and there is no reason why you cannot be amongst our numerous success stories. Get rid of that lemon, call or email us today.