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I think you meant to say Dealer installed. Factory installed means they were shipped from the plant with them on it. You mentioned a while ago that you had them installed at the dealership.

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I think you meant to say Dealer installed. Factory installed means they were shipped from the plant with them on it. You mentioned a while ago that you had them installed at the dealership.
Everything was factory Installed except at the dealer they Installed the Tow Hitch, Crossbars and Fog Lights.

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I have '13 PF with less than 15K miles; I haven't noticed the 'judder' either, thankfully. Our paint job seems to be fine. I agree about the 3rd row seat - pretty useless except for small kids - my 2 10 yr-olds were not happy riding very far back there 2 yrs ago & I certainly wouldn't have both of them there now! One can sit a bit sideways, but 2 is just a bad idea! We've had the passenger front seat & sensor replaced because the airbag sensor didn't always detect someone. Looks like we'll be taking it in again for the same thing...

How is the rear visibility in your model? We have taken the 2nd row headrests off so we can see properly out the rear window, and the 3rd row is folded down always for more storage, which also greatly improves visibility. We're not thrilled with the size of the rather large side view mirrors either as they block low views of the street/curb when turning. Apparently the PF is not the only vehicle this size with the same issues - a friend has a similar-sized Dodge SUV with similar issues.
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I have '13 PF with less than 15K miles; I haven't noticed the 'judder' either, thankfully. Our paint job seems to be fine. I agree about the 3rd row seat - pretty useless except for small kids - my 2 10 yr-olds were not happy riding very far back there 2 yrs ago & I certainly wouldn't have both of them there now! One can sit a bit sideways, but 2 is just a bad idea! We've had the passenger front seat & sensor replaced because the airbag sensor didn't always detect someone. Looks like we'll be taking it in again for the same thing...

How is the rear visibility in your model? We have taken the 2nd row headrests off so we can see properly out the rear window, and the 3rd row is folded down always for more storage, which also greatly improves visibility. We're not thrilled with the size of the rather large side view mirrors either as they block low views of the street/curb when turning. Apparently the PF is not the only vehicle this size with the same issues - a friend has a similar-sized Dodge SUV with similar issues.
The Visibility should be the same as yours. The 2013 model year was the first year of this style. Taking out the head rests on the 2nd row isn't a bad idea at all especially if no one is using that seating often. Mine gets used maybe once a week or so. I think I'm gonna take mine out as well.
I don't have any issues with the side mirrors at all. They do their job and don't get in my way.

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I agree about the 3rd row seat - pretty useless except for small kids - my 2 10 yr-olds were not happy riding very far back there 2 yrs ago & I certainly wouldn't have both of them there now! One can sit a bit sideways, but 2 is just a bad idea!
We've actually had 8 adults in our Pathfinder on occasion when we're camping with our group and our vehicle seems to be the only one available that can accommodate everybody. While I agree that the 3rd row space is "cozy", there have not been any complaints for our short jaunts. The issue has been more trying to get out from there than actually sitting in the space.

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My 2014 PF is falling apart and getting worse, NEVER AGAIN NISSAN!!!!!!!!!!!!
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So my Lease runs out in July THANK GOD!!!!!
I can't wait to get out of this horrible vehicle.

It's been awhile since I posted here and I noticed this forum in my favorites so I decided to share my coming to a close thoughts about this generation Pathfinder.

For the first almost 2 years I didn't have the typical Transmission issues everyone else claimed to have. I thought cool mine was at least built right in this department. Boy was I wrong. My Transmission starts doing all kinds of strange things. Low speeds it would jerk back and forth, it slips into gear on a hill if your going slow then speeding up, it feels like it was in neutral then jumps into gear.
The Mud flab that is in front of the passengers side rear tire was hanging under the vehicle. I heard this rattle as I was driving down the highway at about 65mph and my son was in the car and tried to figure out where it was coming from.
When I got home I looked all over the interior and the back door and when I got out I saw the mud flap hanging down. It was held on by one loose bolt as the others fell out. So I removed it and stuck it in the back as I was gong in for a oil change anyway.
The Window molding on the Passengers side lower corner near the wiper blades keeps coming loose. I had this fixed about 3 times now and now they are going to order a replacement part.
It sucks on hills if there is any loose gravel, since it's really front wheel drive and when it feels like it AWD it spins the tires when you try to turn left or right from a hill at a red light or stop sign.
In the snow it's absolutely horrible. My Son's Audi A4 feels so much more solid in the snow which is embarrassing. I hate the way it feels in the weather even rain I'm uncomfortable.
I could go on and on about all the things I hate about this Non Pathfinder Pathfinder but it really doesn't matter much anymore as I only have a few more months to live with it.

For the sheer **** of it as I'm a very long time Nissan owner and in many ways sad to fully depart from them( My wife now drives a Jeep ) I checked out the new 2017 Pathfinder since they remodeled it just a bit with some more power, new front end etc.
It's basically the same **** thing. I asked the salesman about it as I was not very happy with my 2014, he said then you probably will not be happy with this one either. As it's a refresh and they didn't change much at all.
Even the extra power doesn't really feel like anything has changed.

I hope one day Nissan makes a real Pathfinder again so I can maybe one day go back. For now I'm gearing up for a 2017 or if they are out in July a 2018 Dodge Durango R/T . I drove one and man what a nice solid rear wheel driving machine. Wow how much better I like it over the Pathfinder. I never have been a fan of Dodge but this thing is pretty fantastic. The V8 engine is awesome and really growls when you push it. It handles so well and takes hills like it is it's job.

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I hear you, although I like many aspects of the PF, I don't feel I own a reliable vehicle and I am always fearing what's going to go bad once the warranty runs out. I also agree with what you said about handling in snow, my AWD Sienna is by far better.

I have no plans to replace my PF for now, I need to buy a second new car as my Mazda 6 and my Sienna are more than 10 years old. I also have the Durango in mind, I drove a brand new R/T for about a week, (first renter - 17 km on the dash!) from Enterprise on one of those non-rare occasions my PF was camping at the dealer. I really liked it and am eager to find out if the new SRT will be within my reach.

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