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.


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2009 Nissan Pathfinder miscellaneous problems

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2009 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

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Takata recall. 2009 Nissan Pathfinder suspension front: Control arm: Lower arm NHTSA campaign #10E019000 date announced: May 20, 2010 2009 Nissan Pathfinder air bags:frontal NHTSA campaign #08V690000 date announced December 29, 2008 door ajar light flashes on and off while driving. Car locks and unlocks on its own. All four windows roll down on their own when the car is off with no key in the ignition. Radiator leaks.

- Marshalls Creek, PA, USA

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