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: There are no warning signs of the same "radiator leaked and killed my transmission" complaints that have plagued previous model years.

For earlier Pathfinder model years (2005-2008), a defect in the radiator allows engine coolant to leak into the transmission. However this defect doesn't appear to affect Pathfinders from 2009 & later. Nissan did include the 2009-2010 models when they extended their radiator warranty on 2005-2010 Pathfinders to 8 years/80,000 miles in response to the transmission defect.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2009 Nissan Pathfinder AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2009 Nissan Pathfinder:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2009 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 262012


  • 3,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that noise was heard from the air conditioner as the vehicle was started. The air conditioner then activated independently. The contact had to reset the vehicle in order for the air conditioner to turn off. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The dealer stated that the air conditioner switch would need replacing. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 3,000 and the current mileage was 18,000.

- Inwood , NY, USA

Not what you are looking for?