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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100 miles

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 062007

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles


2005 Nissan Pathfinder le. Passenger side airbag weight sensor in the seat does not consistently detect the presence of my wife who is ~120 lbs. It does intermittently detect her as well as our 90 lbs daughter. We consider this to be a serious safety defect. We have contacted Nissan corporate and had the car to the dealer twice. Nissan corporate will do nothing to fix the defective weight sensor and will not admit that it is malfunctioning.

- Oregon, OR, USA

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