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Well they fixed in the 2023 model, so obviously they know its an issue. Recalls are not just for safety- they can be anything the manufacturer think helps the brand. However, in this case, they will not be any recall. They fixed it in 2023 model and the cost to fix versus annoyance to customer's/brand damage does not have a return on investment.

Everyone who does not like the low seat should all log 1-2 star reviews against the 2022 pathfinder on www.cars.com, https://www.kbb.com/nissan/pathfinder/2022/, and whatever other customer review sites.

This might get Nissan to take notice- but doubtful. At least it will record the issue

Leave the review against the car, not the dealership.
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That is not true. Recalls are for safety issues. Campaigns are maybe what you are thinking of? Recalls are initiated when the vendor who makes the parts finds an issue, and notifies all of their customers.
 

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That is not true. Recalls are for safety issues. Campaigns are maybe what you are thinking of? Recalls are initiated when the vendor who makes the parts finds an issue, and notifies all of their customers.
There may be naming differences, but they often recall and fix issues that are not just for safety. Reality is they try there best not to do any recall as it cuts into their margin. For Safety NHTSA can issues the recall.

Recalls can also be classified into two different categories: Safety-related or non-safety related. Safety-related defects are exactly what the name implies: an issue that poses a safety risk to the passengers inside. It can include problems like:

  • Gas or brake pedals sticking
  • Failure of steering components
  • Airbag faults
  • Wiring problems
  • Inoperable windshield wipers
  • Anything else that could result in injury to the passengers
Non-safety related recalls are often more cosmetic issues, ones that don’t impact safety but still represent imperfections in the manufacturing process, like:

  • Poor paint quality
  • Gapped body panels
  • Rust
  • Dysfunctional stereo, air conditioning, or heating
  • Improper wear on parts like shocks or brakes

Key takeaway: Giving out here about the car only helps if we find a fix together. Best way to get Nissan attention is hit where it may hurt- Car reviews on KBB, Cars.com, any place people read reviews before buying a car etc.
I called Nissan customer care, and they couldnt even verify what spec my car had. Everything was ask dealership.
 

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Once again, Nissan should replace existing seat track with the newer updated version, as a customer satisfaction campaign.
They should, but I doubt they will. Everyone posting here need to make enough noise on customer review sites to try and make it happen. Mostly only current PF owners are on this site, I did not come here until after I became an owner, and found it when googling issues I came across. I read www.cars.com reviews for multiple SUVs I was considering.
 

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There may be naming differences, but they often recall and fix issues that are not just for safety. Reality is they try there best not to do any recall as it cuts into their margin. For Safety NHTSA can issues the recall.

Recalls can also be classified into two different categories: Safety-related or non-safety related. Safety-related defects are exactly what the name implies: an issue that poses a safety risk to the passengers inside. It can include problems like:

  • Gas or brake pedals sticking
  • Failure of steering components
  • Airbag faults
  • Wiring problems
  • Inoperable windshield wipers
  • Anything else that could result in injury to the passengers
Non-safety related recalls are often more cosmetic issues, ones that don’t impact safety but still represent imperfections in the manufacturing process, like:

  • Poor paint quality
  • Gapped body panels
  • Rust
  • Dysfunctional stereo, air conditioning, or heating
  • Improper wear on parts like shocks or brakes

Key takeaway: Giving out here about the car only helps if we find a fix together. Best way to get Nissan attention is hit where it may hurt- Car reviews on KBB, Cars.com, any place people read reviews before buying a car etc.
I called Nissan customer care, and they couldnt even verify what spec my car had. Everything was ask dealership.

You are so persistent that it looks like you are working for Nissan's competitor like Toyota or Honda, and trying discourage potential buyers from buying PF, and to hurt Nissan. :ROFLMAO:
For my wife, front passenger seat height is not an issue, and she is 5'4"
We love our 2022 PF
 

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You are so persistent that it looks like you are working for Nissan's competitor like Toyota or Honda, and trying discourage potential buyers from buying PF, and to hurt Nissan. :ROFLMAO:
For my wife, front passenger seat height is not an issue, and she is 5'4"
We love our 2022 PF
yeah, that is what all competitors do, log comments against rival cars- are you for real.
I am just annoyed at how cheap a $50K car is made. Here just talking about the seat, not even the crappy vibrations it has.
Honda Pilot is outdated, didnt even look at it.
Toyota Highlander was too bland, didnt drive it. *in hindsight probably should have as would be better car and better resale value. I loved my Murano so trusted Nissan again, my Murano was way better car than the Pathfinder.

Good for you that your wife doesnt mind the height. I live in a sunny state, and the height make it horrible as visor does nothing due to seat height.
I am persistent as if people done reviews where people read rather than just complain here it might make a difference, and bring future buyers attention to it. Complaining here does nothing.
Then future buyers could decide if its an issue for them- before they buy the car. Not after, when the sales man sat in the passenger seat. Also Nissan may take notice if enough people hit them where it may prevent some sales.
 

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They handed me the keys when I test drove the demo. Most dealers do that here.
Once again, Nissan should replace existing seat track with the newer updated version, as a customer satisfaction campaign.
Us R52 owners waited for many things to be improved and most didn't happen. And for the ones that did get addressed, there was never a campaign to fix/improve the cars already on the road and out of the warranty period.
So, grab a cushion and sit tight...
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Inconclusive. I really only drove it a few blocks. I hated the shifter. It felt a lot bigger than our 2013, though the dimensions are about the same. We were under a time constraint, and I really wanted my wife to drive it, since it's her Pathfinder we're replacing. She of course loved it.
Those were my exact impressions when I test drove the one I bought. Still hate the shifter but am used to it now. Still feels bigger than my 2013 which also had better visibility from the drivers seat - sometimes the pillars seem to be obstructing my view.
 

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Are you sure that SV and SL with Premium Packages don't come with motion activated lift gate?
I am sorry you are missing the functionality you were looking for. It looks like you can get some of that in the Premium package, but you do swap the middle row bench for bucket seats. The Canadian spec Pathfinders have the motion activated liftgate starting with the SV trim (Its the one I have), only the base S trim doesn't have it as standard. Here is an image taken from the 2022 Pathfinder Canadian brochure:

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Pricing is higher in Canada an SV is (47,950) but the vehicle is priced in Canadian dollars, in US dollars with current exchange rate it would be (35,955). Seems like a better deal than the SV with premium package (43,185) (the only difference is the Canadian model gets a bench seat and not the middle row captain seats that you get in the US model SV premium package). Also the Pathfinder is not available in 2WD in Canada. It looks like crossing the border to grab a Canadian spec Pathfinder SV AWD would be a good deal, save 7,000 as long as you can live with the bench seat in the middle row and the Speedometer in KM/h. Not sure if importing a Canadian vehicle to the US is an option though.

As far as the passenger seat being low, I noticed it was lower than in my 2016 Pathfinder (previous vehicle) but my wife and daughter have not mentioned it so I assume its not an issue.
 

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So - based on this thread's conversation, today I finally was able to call Nissan Consumer Affairs.
Please note, the phone number is the usual Nissan number 800.647.7261 then press #7, #1 for consumer affairs. To make a long story short, I was given a case number and told my concern would be 'escalated' and assigned to a regional representative/manager. I should be hearing from someone within 1-3 days.
It may be an idea (as has been suggested), for others to call in with the same issue, (strength in numbers?).
I am not expecting much but, I plan to push them about this since, with the help of this thread, there is clearly a fix that works (the spacers and longer bolts!)
My goal would be to get them to bless it, and authorize the fix, through the dealer with the warranty footing the bill. Stay tuned!
 

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Latest update.
Today (9/21/22) I received a call from a NISSAN consumer affairs specialist.
She said all the right things and apologized for the issue(s) I called about on a brand new car.
She will 'check her resources' and get back to me within 3 days (she figures Tuesday 9/26!). She is aware the car is going in for service on 9/30 and will try to coordinate this. She knows the service manager at my dealership.
I also mentioned to her about the wrinkled drivers seat leather, and the imperfect 'fit and finish' on the drivers side rear wheel well trim.
 

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Thank you for this update. I’ve installed the bolts and spacers and they are a good stop gap but by no means a permanent solution. The space left by the gap is abhorrent and I’m not comfortable with the purchase the new bolts have in the holes. I did use locktite and wife is happy but a proper fix would be best.
 

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Latest update:
Today 9/27/22, as promised, the Nissan consumer affairs specialist called to follow-up. The ball was all in her court and she apologized - she had NOTHING to tell me. She claimed her technical expert was still investigating. To her credit, she remembered that my 6-month appointment is this Friday 9/30. I reminded her how disappointed I was with this brand new $50K car with a ridiculously low passenger front seat. And, that the two fixes (spacers or a proper seat track instead of the 'basic' on this upper trim level). Also, she did say she spoke with the dealership who said they were aware of the scheduled appointment. I also reminded her about the wrinkled leather drivers seat and the misaligned (poorly fit), drivers side rear wheel well trim.
All in all, nothing yet, basically - that was the call - just to touch base.
She hoped to be able to call me by Thursday or first thing Friday morning (before my appointment 10am)
I will not let up and hope to be able to get somewhere at some point!
 

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Latest update:
Today 9/27/22, as promised, the Nissan consumer affairs specialist called to follow-up. The ball was all in her court and she apologized - she had NOTHING to tell me. She claimed her technical expert was still investigating. To her credit, she remembered that my 6-month appointment is this Friday 9/30. I reminded her how disappointed I was with this brand new $50K car with a ridiculously low passenger front seat. And, that the two fixes (spacers or a proper seat track instead of the 'basic' on this upper trim level). Also, she did say she spoke with the dealership who said they were aware of the scheduled appointment. I also reminded her about the wrinkled leather drivers seat and the misaligned (poorly fit), drivers side rear wheel well trim.
All in all, nothing yet, basically - that was the call - just to touch base.
She hoped to be able to call me by Thursday or first thing Friday morning (before my appointment 10am)
I will not let up and hope to be able to get somewhere at some point!
Latest update:
Today 9/27/22, as promised, the Nissan consumer affairs specialist called to follow-up. The ball was all in her court and she apologized - she had NOTHING to tell me. She claimed her technical expert was still investigating. To her credit, she remembered that my 6-month appointment is this Friday 9/30. I reminded her how disappointed I was with this brand new $50K car with a ridiculously low passenger front seat. And, that the two fixes (spacers or a proper seat track instead of the 'basic' on this upper trim level). Also, she did say she spoke with the dealership who said they were aware of the scheduled appointment. I also reminded her about the wrinkled leather drivers seat and the misaligned (poorly fit), drivers side rear wheel well trim.
All in all, nothing yet, basically - that was the call - just to touch base.
She hoped to be able to call me by Thursday or first thing Friday morning (before my appointment 10am)
I will not let up and hope to be able to get somewhere at some point!
Well at least she called you back to provide an update even though there was no new information. It appears they are at least working on it. Nissan appears to be doing well at this point.

Too many companies today that say they will work on it and call you back and then never do. The customers call just goes into a black hole and you never hear anything again. If you call again sometimes they have no record of your prior call.
 
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