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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:
88,103 miles

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2006 Nissan Pathfinder fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #35

Jul 032013

Pathfinder

  • 133,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the fuel gauge was not providing the accurate reading levels. Additionally, the check engine warning light illuminated. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 133,000.

- Dallas , TX, USA

problem #34

Dec 012013

Pathfinder

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the fuel gauges failed to properly monitor the level of fuel. As a result, the vehicle stalled on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The dealer made the contact aware that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline); however, due to mileage, the recall would not be honored. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Castle Pines , CO, USA

problem #33

Dec 302014

Pathfinder

  • 155,000 miles
I was entering the highway and all of a sudden the car started shaking extremely and my service engine light started flashing, also the suspension shakes consistently causing me to swerve. I also have problems with the fuel gauge, not reading properly.

- Claremore, OK, USA

problem #32

Aug 202014

Pathfinder

  • 110,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the fuel gauge failed to display the correct fuel level and the check engine warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician stated that the fuel level sensor needed to be replaced. No repairs were made to the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Hanover , MD, USA

problem #31

Oct 012014

Pathfinder

  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. While operating the vehicle, the fuel gauge malfunctioned and displayed inaccurate fuel levels in the fuel tank. The contact indicated that the failure was intermittent. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 61,000. The VIN was not available.

- Needham, MA, USA

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problem #30

Apr 152013

Pathfinder

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the fuel gauge malfunctioned. The gauge displayed incorrect readings on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact also stated that the tire pressure warning indicator illuminated continuously. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Crawfordville, FL, USA

problem #29

Aug 172014

Pathfinder

  • 62,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated while driving approximately 20 mph, the digital display for the fuel tank read zero when fuel was in the vehicle the check engine light illuminated. The failure recurred multiple time. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic diagnosis. The mechanic stated that the fuel level sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000.

- Coolidge, AZ, USA

problem #28

Mar 042014

Pathfinder

  • 136,599 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the fuel gauge displayed inaccurate readings. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 136,599.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #27

Mar 062014

Pathfinder

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the fuel gage indicator displayed that the fuel tank had a quarter tank of fuel after the tank was refueled. Additionally, the service engine warning light illuminated. The failure occurred once. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the sending unit needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000 and the current mileage was 96,000.

- Addison, IL, USA

problem #26

Aug 312012

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
Vehicle is a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. Vehicle demonstrates and experiences the symptoms described in NHTSA campaign number 10V075000. Fuel gauge displays 1/4-tank of fuel present when this information is not correct. Took same vehicle to local Nissan dealer. Asked about this specific recall, and my vehicles valid membership in the NHTSA recall group. Dealer's service department ran a VIN check in "the database" and advised me the recall does not apply to my vehicle, even though it demonstrates exact symptoms described in NHTSA recall. I believe this Nissan dealer is confusing the Nissan "voluntary warranty extension" program described as, "fuel sending unit program" with NHTSA campaign number 10V075000 - the latter not a voluntary but government-ordered recall. In April, 2014, I was driving this vehicle with three young children through the I-64 tunnel under where the atlantic ocean meets the james river in Norfolk, Virginia. Our vehicle almost ran out of fuel in the undersea tunnel as I was relying upon the fuel gauge's report of just over 1/4-tank of fuel, when it was in fact, nearly empty. Thankfully, we were able to clear the tunnel and make it to a nearby gas station, where based upon the amount of fuel the vehicle took, we were running "on fumes" and could have run out of gas - thereby blocking traffic inside the tunnel. Component(s): Fuel system, gasoline.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #25

Dec 182013

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated the service engine light illuminated and the fuel level gauge displayed inaccurate fuel levels. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel level sending unit needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 32,000 and the current mileage was 33,000. Updated 03/21/14 updated 03/28/2014

- West New York , NJ, USA

problem #24

Aug 042013

Pathfinder

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, she noticed that the fuel gauge warning indicator was illuminated continuously. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis, who stated that the fuel lever senor would need to be replaced. There the contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline) but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall campaign. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

- Feasterville, PA, USA

problem #23

Sep 262013

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 126,400 miles
The car stalled in oncoming traffic more than once. Nissan dealership says it needs a new transmission, radiator, catalytic converters, cam sensors and fuel system. It has been nothing but trouble since we purchased it and it dangerous to drive.

- Rockingham, NC, USA

problem #22

Sep 102013

Pathfinder

  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the fuel gauge displayed an inaccurate reading as the check engine warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was inspected and diagnosed with having a fuel level sensor failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 53,000.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #21

Jul 012013

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 149,000 miles
The automatic transmission stopped working. Car has to be driven in 3rd gear. Putting car in drive results in engine revving but not changing gears from 3rd to 4th gear. This will cost me close to $3000 to have the transmission rebuilt.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #20

Jan 152013

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
Under body vibration reported in January with less than 100K miles. Told it was due to the crack in my back bumper. Then 2 days ago, drove the car back to Nissan dealership at 112K miles where they told me my radiator cracked which lead to fluid going into the transmission - a widely known Nissan problem. Will have to replace transmission $5500 + radiator $700 because they are ruined. Fuel sensory gauge stuck also and will have to replace - also a widely known Nissan problem.

- Mooresville, IN, USA

problem #19

Mar 212013

Pathfinder

  • 129,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the fuel gauge displayed the incorrect fuel level and the vehicle ran out of fuel. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was determined that the fuel sending unit failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline). The failure mileage was 129,000.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #18

Nov 072012

Pathfinder

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the fuel gauge displayed empty although the fuel tank was full. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the fuel tank sending unit would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline). The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #17

Sep 132012

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
I filled my tank of gas, but the gas gauge still read empty with the fuel light on. My service engine light also came on. From that point on I could never keep track of my gas. It's either full or empty. Sometimes it gets stuck between half tank & quarter tank. I cannot keep track of my miles traveled because once it reaches half tank the fuel light goes on & the meter starts blinking.

- Eleele, HI, USA

problem #16

Jan 052013

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Fuel level sensor malfunction, gas gauge shows inaccurate amount of gas in tank. Cannot pass deq test until fixed. Appears to be ongoing issue with this make & model of vehicle. There needs to be an extension on the recall, very expensive too fix. Problem #2 severe transmission vibration at 50-70 mph, cannot operate in overdrive without having transmission causing severe jerking of vehicle. Very scary noise especially with little kids in car. There is a service bulletin on this issue and it needs to be moved to a full recall. Very dangerous!

- West Linn, OR, USA

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