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Warped Rotors at less than 12,000 miles

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Hi. Has any one had problems with warped rotors at low mileage on their 2022 Pathfinder?
Ours are pulsating and noisy and the vehicle has 16,000 miles. Dealer is telling me that is not covered under warranty. I have never had problems with Nissan brakes (Sentra, Maxima, Frontier, Xterra). Please let me know your experience. I am now worried that this will be a reoccurring event. Happy to part of the group!
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Up to 10K miles now, no issues yet with brakes, but I can see how they may wear faster on the R53 if you use the Intelligent Cruise control option. Generally speaking, braking while enabled is HEAVY, especially when it detects someone changing lanes (out), even though they're no longer directly in front. It essentially panic brakes, slamming everyone forward in their seats. I guess I'd rather have it do that than not, but definitely see how brakes could wear much faster with continued use. Definitely not looking forward to having to do brakes sooner.
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I took my 2022 nissan phatfinder for a regular oil service under my prepaid warranty there I roll the lady of the front desk they I heard a squeaky noise and she said it may be the brakes I can’t believe that my rear brake pads and rotors are worn out at only 19000 miles and the service lady on the dealer blame me for using the brakes to much “the brakes are not under warranty and you used your brakes in excessive way the cost of replacement here in Nissan Selma California are 499 dollars and if something else is needed it like the rotors need to be resurfaced or replaced will be extra charge” how in the world this could be possible if is less than 20k miles and have to replaced the brakes already ,the technician told me that this is a common complaint of the costumers from 2022 and 2023 phatfinder if is true we should do something about it Nissan it supposed to be a name brand in the motor industry we put our trust in them
This has been a common issue with the Pathfinders built in the past 10 years.
In the 5 years I had my 2013, with slight exaggeration, I almost had the rear brakes serviced as much as I had oil changers.
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That brake shuddering has been an annoyance for the last 30,000+ miles.
42000 and my brakes and rotors are still good (inspected at nissan)

The shuttering they said is accumulation of brake dust and is normal. They stated they didn't experience it on the test drive.....They inspected and cleared it....
The sensation was clear within a quarter mile of the dealership and what they claimed made no difference.

I often travel with a dozen plus fishing rods, 60 miles each way to the office....the shuddering makes the rod tips dance. The sound / vibration resonates throughout the entire cabin.

It's a's more than just a little noticeable. It's not quite like driving on a rumble strip....but it's close enough. And the only vehicle I've ever experienced it with.
It's amazing that they can tell me with a straight face that they didn't experience it during the test drive.....maybe they have octagonal rims on their daily drivers.

When I get new pads and rotors, they won't be from nissan.
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I talked with Raybestos today, I was told they will have rotors available for the R53 Pathfinder shortly.

The Raybestos rotor to get is their High Carbon Specialty, I have used these before and they last.

Features & Benefits:
  • Enhanced Carbon Iron Material maximizes noise suppression
  • Higher thermal conductivity keeps brakes running cool, quiet, and vibration free
  • Cooling Vanes match OE specifications to ensure optimal cooling, reduced fade, and increased pad life
  • Either fully coated with a Grey Fusion 4.0™ coating or a black fusion coated hat for rust protection
  • Meets the SAE standard for tensile strength, providing structural integrity and maximum service life
  • Turned finish minimizes noise and improves responsiveness for smoother stops
  • Lateral runout of 0.002” or less and a minimal thickness variation of less than 0.0004”, ensuring less pedal pulsation, less brake noise, and extended pad life
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