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I just got a 2022 Pathfinder and noticed when i opened the door while in reverse to check something it went right into park
If all shift by wire automatics don't happen to have this "feature" yet, they will at some point. It's another dummy proof add on the manufacturers are doing so you can't hop out or fall out of your vehicle while it's in gear. It's not the worst feature in the world.
 

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I've had my 2022 Platinum for 5 mo. now and have had the transmission shift to Neutral once at a very long red light. The shifting was locked out until I stopped the car and re-started it.
Oh man. I've had my 2022 for a month. Shifting into neutral for the car wash -- it won't come out of neutral without a restart, which sucks as cars stack up behind me and the entire wash has to wait for my startup sequence to complete before I can move on.
It's consistent and it sucks. I want my 2019 Platinum back...
 

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I got my 2022 pathfinder about a week ago. Yesterday I was completely stopped at a yield sign and my car shifted into neutral all on its own. I tried to shift it back into drive and it wouldn't. I was able to put it in park, but couldn't shift from park to drive. So I ended up having to shut off the car and restart and was able to put it in drive at that point. Talk about a stressful minute. Anyone hear any resolutions on this issue. Or if youv'e experienced it, has it happened more than once?
 

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I got my 2022 pathfinder about a week ago. Yesterday I was completely stopped at a yield sign and my car shifted into neutral all on its own. I tried to shift it back into drive and it wouldn't. I was able to put it in park, but couldn't shift from park to drive. So I ended up having to shut off the car and restart and was able to put it in drive at that point. Talk about a stressful minute. Anyone hear any resolutions on this issue. Or if youv'e experienced it, has it happened more than once?
Of the many problems I have seen online with the new Pathfinder - have not heard of this one. If it was me I would have it back to the dealer ASAP.
 

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I too have had this issue, for me it was at the car wash, would not come out of neutral and shift to drive, had to shut off and restart to shift to drive. It's silly but it's a bit of a pucker moment when you see other cars in the wash quickly approaching and you can't get into drive.
 

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Like I say, All shift by wire transmissions today have a bunch of dummy proof / fail safe programming built into them. Open the door without a seatbelt on and it will slam itself into park.

I know with the dial shift, shift by wire in my Ram 1500 pickup, you'll get a "shift into park" message if it gets confused with your input. You basically have to stop. Roll the dial back into park, then into drive, reverse, etc.
 

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I just picked up my 2022 Pathfinder SL (on 3/30/22). In the week I have had it, this has not occurred yet. I haven't gone through the car wash yet - so that may be an adventure coming up!!
 

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I just picked up my 2022 Pathfinder SL (on 3/30/22). In the week I have had it, this has not occurred yet. I haven't gone through the car wash yet - so that may be an adventure coming up!!
When going thru the car wash make sure you put it in neutral mode. You basically have to move it to neutral then move it to neutral a second time and hold it there until neutral mode pops up on the dash otherwise it will shift into park or drive.
 

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I bought my 2022 Pathfinder SV 4 wheel drive 3 months ago and for the last 2 months nothing but transmission and idling issues. The first start up of the day it rough idles and loud like exhaust has holes in it for about 10 minutes. After you get past that issue of the day, now you have to deal with the transmission issues. When you stop you never know if it's going to move or jerk your neck out of place, when coasting on a downgrade it sounds like and feels like your are riding the hwy rumble strip. To stop it you have to accel . The longer I have owned it the more frequent the transmission problems show themselves. My local dealer had it for 2 weeks and said it all was normal until I informed them I'm a Master ASE certified mechanic and by no means is anything normal about it. Then I was instructed to just drive it and the issues should clear up?????? I paid 50k freaking dollars for this POS and basically I was told to deal with it which I did!!!!!. Next call was to Nissan Corp. After 3 weeks of phone tag and played down, they have now realized there is a big issue and what me to bring the vehicle to them to headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee. Thank God I live 20 minutes away. From my understanding of they can't fix it without replacing the transmission they will replace it with the exact model and color I own. Will keep you posted
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Transmission finally locked up a month ago. Pick it up and in 2 days stayed the same issues. Took back to the dealer and that transmission locked up. They replaced it again picked it up today and doing the same thing again. I have retained a lawyer, put in claim with BBB, and in arbitration with Nissan as we speak! I have owned this truck 7 months now and it has been in the shop 4 months of that time.
 

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Update!
Transmission finally locked up a month ago. Pick it up and in 2 days stayed the same issues. Took back to the dealer and that transmission locked up. They replaced it again picked it up today and doing the same thing again. I have retained a lawyer, put in claim with BBB, and in arbitration with Nissan as we speak! I have owned this truck 7 months now and it has been in the shop 4 months of that time.
I am sorry to hear all this is happening to you! What happened to them replacing the car for you at Headquarters in Tennessee? This is one awful consumer story. I do hope you get this resolved to your satisfaction. Please do continue to keep us posted.
 

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On a road trip with 2022 Pathfinder, it shifted into neutral on the interstate and the shift froze and car was stopped dead. We were lucky to not have been killed. Our trip is now delayed by days, we are in a hotel 3 hours from home. Nissan is working on a solution, the problem is not as yet diagnosed, it’s been 3 days. Anyone else having troubles with the 2022?
Did they fix the issue? Mine is at the dealership for the same problem. Of course now they can’t duplicate it so they want to wipe their hands of it. What did they do for you? I’m not comfortable driving it.
 

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When going thru the car wash make sure you put it in neutral mode. You basically have to move it to neutral then move it to neutral a second time and hold it there until neutral mode pops up on the dash otherwise it will shift into park or drive.
I have gone through the wash, tried to shift to neutral and it just goes to reverse or drive when I shift up and down. How do I get it to stay in neutral?
 

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I have gone through the wash, tried to shift to neutral and it just goes to reverse or drive when I shift up and down. How do I get it to stay in neutral?
Hi PathfinderColorado, and thanks for your post. I have not been through the car wash yet. I figured I better get good and used to shifting into NEUTRAL prior to being inside a car wash.
So far, I have not had any issues shifting into NEUTRAL. According to the manual, from the DRIVE position, gently move the gear shift upwards until a slight resistance is felt. That should engage NEUTRAL and that is what I found has occurred. It's the same instructions shifting from REVERSE, just in the opposite direction.
Does anyone have any additional information?
 

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Hi PathfinderColorado, and thanks for your post. I have not been through the car wash yet. I figured I better get good and used to shifting into NEUTRAL prior to being inside a car wash.
So far, I have not had any issues shifting into NEUTRAL. According to the manual, from the DRIVE position, gently move the gear shift upwards until a slight resistance is felt. That should engage NEUTRAL and that is what I found has occurred. It's the same instructions shifting from REVERSE, just in the opposite direction.
Does anyone have any additional information?
Maybe I am shifting too hard which is what is forcing it up into reverse? I do have my foot in the brake too.
 

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Maybe I am shifting too hard which is what is forcing it up into reverse? I do have my foot in the brake too.
I don't think you can really 'force' it into REVERSE. In order to shift into REVERSE, you also have to depress the little button to the side of the shift knob, typically with your thumb. So, that shouldn't be an issue. The manual says to move the shifter forward/up gradually, and it slides into neutral. You can tell from the indicator (on the shifter) and also on the dashboard with the N visible. I am also getting the impression (which I have to try) that, once it's in NEUTRAL, if you slide it forward/up once more, it locks in NEUTRAL which may be what's necessary for the car wash. This may insure one's safety when exiting the car with the gear locked in NEUTRAL.
I will check this out to be sure!
 

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I don't think you can really 'force' it into REVERSE. In order to shift into REVERSE, you also have to depress the little button to the side of the shift knob, typically with your thumb. So, that shouldn't be an issue. The manual says to move the shifter forward/up gradually, and it slides into neutral. You can tell from the indicator (on the shifter) and also on the dashboard with the N visible. I am also getting the impression (which I have to try) that, once it's in NEUTRAL, if you slide it forward/up once more, it locks in NEUTRAL which may be what's necessary for the car wash. This may insure one's safety when exiting the car with the gear locked in NEUTRAL.
I will check this out to be sure!
Yes, you need to move it twice into neutral and hold the shifter in neutral until neutral mode activated is displayed on the dash.
 
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