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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,000 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 012007

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder. The vehicle was purchased on 4/11/05. The seat belt failure began on 2/1/07 at 32,000 miles. When the driver side seat belt was not latched and the brakes were applied the warning seat belt light came on, but there was no warning sound to alert the driver that the seat belt wasn't locked. On 2/3/07, there were additional repairs to the seat belt system. However, the failure recurred. The dealer ordered the body control module, and was currently talking to Nissan to diagnose the failure. On 2/4/07, the contact advised the dealer that the heater vent control motor that adjusts the vents was constantly on blower mode. The heater vent control would not change to the defrost position when selected. The dealer repaired the vent modulator motor, and the heater failure was resolved. The contact wanted the seat belt warning system repaired prior to the warranty expiring. The current mileage was 30,369. Consumer states hissing noise coming front right rear door even when radio is inoperable. Update 4/9

- Granger, IN, USA

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