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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.

1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,921 miles

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #4

Feb 102010

Pathfinder

  • 73,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2005 Nissan Pathfinder has problems with antifreeze leaking into the transmission because of some design flaw. After researching this problem I see that there are many complaints of this occurring with this same particular model. The transmission starts to make a grinding noise and then will start slipping. Nissan is aware of the problem because they are the one that has diagnosed it over and over again, but have refused to issue a tsb or recall. This is a very serious defect and is costing people 5 to 10 thousand dollars to fix. My 2005 Nissan Pathfinder is at the dealership awaiting repair. This will cost me $5500 to fix and Nissan will not assist. Nissan should consider the problems that Toyota is having right now and issue a recall for this defect.

- Uxbridge, MA, USA

problem #3

Jan 102010

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
2005 Nissan Pathfinder has problems with antifreeze leaking into the transmission because of some design flaw. After researching this problem I see that there are many complaints of this occurring with this same particular model. The transmission starts to make a grinding noise and then will start slipping. Nissan is aware of the problem because they are the one that has diagnosed it over and over again, but have refused to issue a tsb or recall. This is a very serious defect and is costing people 5 to 10 thousand dollars to fix. My 2005 Nissan Pathfinder has just begun the tell tale symptoms of this costly problem. Nissan should consider the problems that Toyota is having right now and issue a recall for this defect.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #2

Jun 092009

Pathfinder

  • 71,110 miles
I have a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE-or and the radiator fluid into the transmission. I had to replace the radiator and have both systems flushed 2X each. The rpms were hestating when excelling over 45mph. The Nissan dealer tried ripping me off saying I needed a new transmission-so I went to a reputable garage.

- Gales Ferry, CT, USA

problem #1

Mar 152009

Pathfinder

  • 59,000 miles
I have a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder that the oil cooler leaked radiator fluid into the transmission.

- Hope Mills, NC, USA

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