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: While there are fewer "radiator leaked into transmission" complaints for the 2008 model year, they are starting to pile up. Buyer beware.

Nissan has extended their radiator warranty on 2005-2010 Pathfinders to 8 years/80,000 miles. However the average mileage for transmission failure for earlier model years is 95,000 miles, which conveniently (for Nissan) is just past the limit of their extended warranty. Owners beware.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder suspension problems

suspension problem

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 112014


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that while driving, there was an abnormal noise. The contact mentioned that the noise would get louder when making a turn and depressing the brake pedal. In addition, the contact stated that the coil spring was corroded. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the lower control arm, the housing and the ball joint needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate mileage was 80,000.

- Archdale, NC, USA

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