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Infiniti QX4 and Nissan Pathfinder Recall Possibility

We seem to be covering more and more auto recalls of late; so it comes as no surprise that there could be yet another planned. The NHTSA is reported to be looking into two cases involving the Infiniti QX4 and Nissan Pathfinder SUV — although they are technically to do with the same issue — as they have an issue with corrosion. The Ford Windstar Minivan has also recently suffered from a corrosion issue, which you can read more about in our recent article.

The models affected by this issue are the Infiniti QX4 1997 to 2003 models and the Nissan Pathfinder 1996 to 2004. The corrosion affects the front strut tower on the driver’s side, but we would like to stress that this is only in some cases. Autoblog learned from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that there have been 38 reports of this issue.

The report also states that 18 vehicles suffered from a problem with their steering because of the corrosion, which could be very worrying for those who currently have one of the suspected faulty vehicles. What we find more worrying though is how five of these affected cases lost their steering altogether due to the “shaft” or “column” breaking.

The Detroit News adds that Nissan is not aware of injuries that might have been a result of this problem, but we are certain that they are now keeping a watchful eye and carrying out tests of their own. The investigation that started yesterday first came to light last month — so we can expect to here a decision on a recall call sooner rather than later.

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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Chuck schaefer
Chuck schaefer

My 97' Pathfinder SE steering column is all jacked up. My steering wheel is turned upside down when im driving straight or the cruise control button which is suppose to be on the right side of the steering wheel is now at the top when driving straight. Also I have a pretty significant loss of turning ability. ]

eddie
eddie

I have 2000 QX4 and have had to replace front axle & bearings. Is this common? Very expensive

Robin Collins
Robin Collins

Anybody have any problem with front seat belts not working properly on these models? We have a 2002 model and the seatbelts do not catch and hold tightly.

R Bockhorst
R Bockhorst

Our 2001 Infiniti Qx4 was making front end noise last month. When we took it to the dealer, they said it just needed grease and they charged us over $250.00. Wondering if we weren't told the entire problem.

penny
penny

This happened to me…I had to have the panels changed and new struts installed….the whole drivers side panel just corroded right through. Cost me almost $2000 to have fixed

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