Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,000 miles

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 212010


  • 71,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for an engine flush when he was informed that the rear heating pipes were leaking abnormally. The dealer informed the contact that the pipes would need to be replaced. The contact called the manufacturer regarding the repair of the vehicle and they advised the contact that they were unable to assist. The contact stated the pipes were leaking due to the design of the frame and could cause a crash by leaking fluids onto the road. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 71,000.

- Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

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