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2005 Nissan Pathfinder
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2005-2007 Pathfinder appears to have a widespread defect where coolant leaks into the transmission, causing transmission failure around 90,000 miles. Repair costs are typically upwards of $3,500.
According to the New York Times & a class action lawsuit, the defect actually extends through 2010 model year. More info here.
Worst 2005 Pathfinder Problems by Category
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- transmission problems356NHTSA complaints: 136
- fuel system problems33NHTSA complaints: 263
- body / paint problems26NHTSA complaints: 15
- engine problems16NHTSA complaints: 259
- exhaust system problems15NHTSA complaints: 7
- AC / heater problems11
- cooling system problems8NHTSA complaints: 86
- drivetrain problems6NHTSA complaints: 293
- interior accessories problems5NHTSA complaints: 9
- electrical problems5NHTSA complaints: 50
- wheels / hubs problems4NHTSA complaints: 5
- seat belts / air bags problems2NHTSA complaints: 7
- suspension problems2NHTSA complaints: 7
- windows / windshield problems2NHTSA complaints: 4
- exterior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 6
- brakes problems1NHTSA complaints: 18
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 23
- steering problemsNHTSA: 8
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