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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
89,054 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace head gasket (1 reports)
2005 Nissan Pathfinder engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #1

May 102011

Pathfinder SE 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,054 miles


i have a 2005 nissan pathfinder and like many other i though i was buyind a greath car but for my surprise soon enugh i find out it was a greath mistake!!! i had so many problems whit it, ecm relay cost me $455.oo to fix it yust to find out that nissan make a recall on it 6 monts later and of course i didnt keep any paper work or probe that i fix it and had no re-inverment from nissan.

my head gasket is leaking water to the engine and is out any warranty and my mecanic told me is gona cost me around $2000 to fix it i call the dealer they only ask "did u run the car to hot"? i ask for any recall and he sound offended by my question, but in reality the 2005 nissan pathfinder is a dissaster of a car because my nissan only have 92,000 miles and i have to make a major repair that any body will do around 200,000 miles or more on any other car.

- , Concord, CA, USA

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