2003, 110,000 miles. Didn't see anything other than surface rust when I brought it in. Nissan said the same thing. They are coating it and said it would probably be fine when I asked them how it would be in 5 years. Recall will still cover it if it does have problems. Did tell them when I went in if they bought it back that I would put it towards a new Nissan. Oh well, I am content with my pathfinder.
Took mine in 2011 June and they said it was ok, no fix required. Took it in again in 2012 June and they said there was an update to the repair needed and that I should book it for the repair, this without even looking at it! Seems to me they are simply fixing all of them, period. Mine is booked for August 29.
Brought mine in in April 2012 after years of procrastinating, secretly hoping that by waiting, the problem would have gotten bad enough to warrant a buyback (service manager at the dealer said 1 in 10 is bad enough to buyback). They said it checked out okay, and performed the service free of charge. Oh well...
The stuff they applied to the inside of the wheelwells looks like it's just underbody sealant.
I have two a 1998 and 2001. Both needed the repair done. Nissan has to buy a few back but its a very small percentage and mostly only in a few areas where they are obsessed with road salt. The dealership told me the worst states are New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut places where they have a passion to use the road salt in high volumes that eats it. Most of the buy backs were in those areas.
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