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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.

3.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,234 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 2)

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problem #17

Mar 122010

Pathfinder

  • 118,000 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 his gas gauge was not working properly. He referenced recall NHTSA campaign id number: 10V075000, fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxillary tank. The contact stated he has also ran out of gas because of the failure. The contact stated his vehicle was not part of the recall. The vehicle had not been repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 118,000 and the current mileage was 130,000.

- Calhoun, GA, USA

problem #16

Jun 052010

Pathfinder

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. When the contact started the ignition, the "engine service soon" and no fuel warning light indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact stated that fuel was dispensed into the fuel tank prior to the failure. The warning light indicators illuminate whenever the vehicle would be in operation. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic that informed the failure was contributed to the fuel level sensor. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage:auxillary tank). The VIN was excluded from the recall defect. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was approximately 38,000.

- Lewis Center, OH, USA

problem #15

Dec 082009

Pathfinder

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact had the fuel leveling sensor replaced December 8, 2009. The part was recalled in February 26, 2010 under NHTSA campaign number 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxillary tank) and the contact inquired with the manufacturer about a reimbursement. The manufacturer denied the contact a reimbursement stating his VIN was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 110,000.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #14

Apr 302010

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • miles

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

There was a recall issued March 3, 2010 by Nissan for my 2006 Nissan Pathfinder to replace a defective fuel level sending unit. When I attempted to get my fuel level sensor replaced at their woodbury NJ Nissan dealership in April 2010, because of a failure of the sensor, I was advised that my vehicle was not covered under the recall and that I would have to pay for the repair. I desperately needed the repair because I no longer had any dash speed or fuel level readout and I could not financially afford the dealership estimated charge for the fuel level sensor replacement. I was forced to seek a less expensive repair shop to complete the repair so I could continue to safely drive my vehicle. The sensor unit was replaced April 30, 2010 by a local repair shop at a cost to me of $291. Unfortunately, the Nissan dealership refused to do the free fuel level sending unit replacement that I was entitled to under their March, 2010 recall of over 80,000 2006 Pathfinder's. there was no logical explanation given by the woodbury dealership for the refusal to do the free replacement of the defective part. I sent an appeal letter to Nissan corporate May 2010 requesting reimbursement and they ignored the recall issue and sent me a form letter saying my vehicle was out of warranty and declining my request for assistance. Updated IVOQ 09/08/10

- Clementon, NJ, USA

problem #13

May 232008

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • miles
2006 Nissan Pathfinder. Consumer would like to know why it took two years to issue a recall on their vehicle the consumer stated the fuel level sending unit was replaced two years prior to the recall. The consumer stated he knew there was a problem when every time he filled the gas tank, the fuel gauge registered only one quarter full, and the check engine light illuminated.

- Inverness, FL, USA

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problem #12

May 262010

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that his vehicle was experiencing the identical failure listed in NHTSA recall campaign number 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxiliary tank). The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that his vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure and current mileages were approximately 52,000. Updated 10/28/10. Updated 10/28/10

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #11

May 222010

Pathfinder

  • 55,391 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. After refueling the vehicle, the check engine light illuminated on the dashboard and the fuel level indicator displayed that the fuel tank was empty. The dealer advised there was a recall for the failure however, the contacts VIN was not included in the recall (NHTSA campaign id number 10V075000: Fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxillary tank). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 55,391.

- North Plainfield, NJ, USA

problem #10

Oct 112009

Pathfinder

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated the fuel level indicator would not read accurate fuel levels. The indicator would read the fuel tank as full when in actuality the fuel tank would be empty. The dealer advised the fuel sensor had malfunctioned and would need to be replaced. Although there was a recall for the failure (NHTSA campaign id number 10V075000: Fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxillary tank), the manufacturer advised the contact that his VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage 60,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #9

Feb 262010

Pathfinder

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the fuel indicator would read inaccurate fuel levels. She received recall notice NHTSA id number 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxiliary tank) which was directly related to the failure. The dealer made repairs to the fuel gauge. The failure recurred and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer where a second repair was made to the fuel gauge. The failure recurred a second time. The contact stated that the dealer did not make the required recall repairs. The fuel gauge would continue to read inaccurate fuel levels or it would become inoperable sporadically. No further repairs were made to the vehicle. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 57,000.

- Atlanta , GA, USA

problem #8

Jan 082010

Pathfinder

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving at speeds of 25 mph, the fuel level indicator failed. The dealer and manufacturer were both contacted and advised that although there was a recall for the failure (NHTSA campaign id number 10V075000: Fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxiliary tank) his VIN was not included. Any repairs to the vehicle would be at the contacts expense. The current mileage was 88,809 and the failure mileage was unknown.

- Loma Linda, CA, USA

problem #7

Mar 142010

Pathfinder

  • 81,650 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 fuel level indicator would read inaccurate fuel levels. The contact located a recall that directly related to the failure (NHTSA campaign id number: 10V075000, fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxiliary tank) however the dealer advised her VIN was not included in the recall campaign. The fuel sensor was replaced at the owner's expense. The failure and current mileages were 81,650.

- Marshall, NC, USA

problem #6

Mar 142010

Pathfinder

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated the fuel level indicator would fail on every occasion of filling the vehicle with gasoline. The mechanic performed a diagnostic, producing code 30463 (fuel level sending unit failure). The manufacturer advised there were no recalls for the vehicle. The contact believed NHTSA campaign id number 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxiliary tank) was directly related to the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 43,000.

- Verwyn, IL, USA

problem #5

Apr 012010

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,100 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact was driving approximately 40 mph when the fuel gauge and fuel sensor malfunctioned which caused the vehicle to stop running even though there was one quarter tank of fuel. Also, there was an illumination of the check engine warning light on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer with no repairs performed on the vehicle. The failure mileage was 29,100. The current mileage was 29,200. The consumer stated Nissan acknowledged there was a recall for his make, model and year. However, the assembly date of the part was not included. Updated 06/30/10.

- Wantagh, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 092009

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the fuel level sensor failed, causing an inaccurate reading of fuel levels. The contact was unaware when she was traveling with very low levels of fuel. The fuel level sensor was purchased at the dealer and repaired by an independent mechanic. The contact was able to locate a recall (NHTSA campaign id number 10V075000: Fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxiliary tank) for the failure and sought reimbursement for the repairs made at her expense. The manufacture advised her VIN was not included with the recall and denied her request. The failure mileage was 55,000. Updated 6/1/10 updated 08/06/10

- Ellisville, MS, USA

problem #3

Oct 102008

Pathfinder

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the fuel gauge would not register the correct level of fuel in the vehicle. When he added gasoline to the fuel tank to its capacity, the gauge would indicate that the fuel tank was still empty. The contact stated that the failure was related to recall 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline, storage auxiliary tank). The failure mileage was approximately 45,000. The current mileage was approximately 63,000.

- Jupiter , FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 012010

Pathfinder

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. After filling the fuel tank with gasoline, the fuel gauge indicated that the fuel tank was empty and the check engine light illuminated. He called the manufacturer who informed him that his vehicle was not included in recall 10V075000 (fuel system, gasoline: Storage: Auxiliary tank). He planned to take the vehicle to the dealership to have it diagnosed. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000. The current mileage was approximately 82,000.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 222009

Pathfinder

  • 0 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving 30 mph the contact noticed that the fuel gauge was not working. The contact called the manufacturer and was told to take it to the dealer since it was part of the recall. The dealer advised the contact that they would have to wait for a recall letter and then she could bring the vehicle back. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was 100,000.

- Somerset, NJ, USA

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