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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.

1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,935 miles

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder cooling system problems

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #20

Nov 062016

Pathfinder

  • 83,200 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving various speeds, the transmission slipped and the vehicle overheated. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who would not diagnose the vehicle. The contact then took the vehicle to a dealer where it was diagnosed with a cracked radiator that caused fluid to leak into the transmission. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 83,200.

- East Hartford, CT, USA

problem #19

Jul 282016

Pathfinder

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle started to lose power. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence and later towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the radiator cracked and leaked water into the transmission, which caused the computer system, radiator, and transmission to fail. The radiator and transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 135,000.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #18

Jul 072016

Pathfinder

  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle vibrated severely from the front end of the vehicle multiple times without warning. The vehicle was driven to a mechanic who diagnosed that the transmission fluid leaked into the radiator. The radiator and transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #17

Jun 172016

Pathfinder

  • 135,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the vehicle independently shifted gears and stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the radiator fluid mixed with the transmission fluid and caused the transmission to become inoperable. As a result, the transmission and the radiator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 135,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #16

Mar 112016

Pathfinder

  • 129,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact heard a popping noise coming from the transmission and the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the transmission sensor failed. The vehicle was taken to another independent mechanic who diagnosed that the radiator coolant was leaking into the transmission. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the warranty had expired. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 129,000. The VIN was unknown.

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

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problem #15

Feb 082016

Pathfinder

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the transmission was defective and caused the vehicle to jerk and lose acceleration while driving. The engine light also illuminated while the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the radiator fluid leaked into the transmission, which caused the transmission to fail. The transmission was not replaced. The manufacturer advised that the extended warranty would not cover the entire cost of the transmission replacement. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- Winter Park, FL, USA

problem #14

Sep 192015

Pathfinder

  • 95,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving at any speed when the accelerator pedal was activated, the vehicle barely moved. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic who diagnosed that there was cross contamination of radiator fluid that leaked into the transmission. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #13

Apr 102015

Pathfinder

  • 93,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving at approximately 50 mph, the vehicle started shaking and an abnormal noise was heard under the hood of the vehicle. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to accelerate without warning. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that coolant leaked from the radiator into the transmission and the radiator and transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 93,500.

- Mount Erie, NC, USA

problem #12

May 132015

Pathfinder

  • 133,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that when shifting, the vehicle would jerk violently and the check engine light illuminated. Within minutes, the vehicle stalled and could not be restarted. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who stated that antifreeze fluid seeped into the transmission. The mechanic stated that the transmission and radiator needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 133,000.

- Richmond , VA, USA

problem #11

Apr 042015

Pathfinder

  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that transmission fluid in the vehicle was leaking onto the radiator. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on two occasions where it was determined that the control module failed. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic who determined that the leak came from inside the radiator. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 84,000. The VIN was not available.

- New Haven, CT, USA

problem #10

Jan 152015

Pathfinder

  • 75,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that while in park, the heater failed to function. In addition, the contact stated that the fluid in the radiator was milky. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Elmhurst, NY, USA

problem #9

Sep 012014

Pathfinder

  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start after several attempts. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the radiator had an internal crack that leaked fluid into the transmission, causing damage to the components. As a result, the transmission and the radiator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 124,000.

- Tamarac, FL, USA

problem #8

Dec 132014

Pathfinder

  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the transmission and the radiator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 117,000. Updated 2/25/15

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #7

Oct 242013

Pathfinder

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that after attempting to accelerate, the vehicle hesitated to move. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the radiator fluid had leaked in the transmission. No repairs were made and the vehicle became inoperable after some time. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 135,000. Updated 12/01/14

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #6

Aug 302014

Pathfinder

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. When the contact depressed the accelerator pedal, the vehicle failed to accelerate and idled highly. The contact stated that radiator fluid was leaking into the transmission. The dealer stated that the radiator and transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Morrison, TN, USA

problem #5

Aug 022012

Pathfinder

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle shook violently. The contact released the accelerator pedal and had to accelerate again very slowly. The failure occurred multiple times. In addition, the air bag warning indicator was constantly illuminated. An independent mechanic stated that there was cross contamination with transmission fluid leaking into the radiator and coolant entering the transmission. As a result, the transmission failed. The radiator was replaced and flushed; however, the failure persisted and the radiator had to be continuously flushed of transmission fluid. Additionally, the contact asked the dealer if the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V690000 (air bags), but the dealer stated that the recall was nonexistent. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- East Rockway, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 132013

Pathfinder

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact was driving 50 mph when the transmission began to jerk without any warning. The vehicle was driven to a safe location and inspected. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who advised that the radiator coolant leaked into the transmission fluid, which contributed to the internal damage of the transmission. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure was 110,000.

- Tonganoxie, KS, USA

problem #3

Jul 022012

Pathfinder

  • 71,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan pahtfinder. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph. The radiator failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that the radiator, water pump, radiator thermostat, and transmission were damaged due to leaking radiator fluid. The dealer also stated that radiator needed to be repaired. The contact stated that this was the second occurrence of the same failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed both failures. The manufacture was notified and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 71,000 and the current mileage was 122,000.

- Atlanta , GA, USA

problem #2

Mar 132012

Pathfinder

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. While traveling 40 mph, the contact noticed a grumbling sound coming from under the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was informed that the radiator was leaking into the transmission. Both the transmission and the radiator were replaced. The current and the failure mileages were 87,000.

- Chelsea, AL, USA

problem #1

Apr 182011

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
My son was on his way to school when I received a call from him informing me that the Pathfinder was running hot. I advised him to pull over and wait until I arrive. When I let the hood up, I saw foam-like substances coming from the radiator. I had the vehicle towed to a mechanic shop to have it checked out. He informed me that the radiator had burst and leaked into the transmission. He changed the radiator and informed me that the transmission would stop working soon. Since than, I have changed the fluid 3 times @ $60 each time and the fluid is still pinkish. Now my transmission vibrates between 40 and 50 mph

- Ms, MS, USA

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