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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
89,054 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace head gasket (1 reports)
2005 Nissan Pathfinder engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #1

May 102011

Pathfinder SE 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,054 miles


i have a 2005 nissan pathfinder and like many other i though i was buyind a greath car but for my surprise soon enugh i find out it was a greath mistake!!! i had so many problems whit it, ecm relay cost me $455.oo to fix it yust to find out that nissan make a recall on it 6 monts later and of course i didnt keep any paper work or probe that i fix it and had no re-inverment from nissan.

my head gasket is leaking water to the engine and is out any warranty and my mecanic told me is gona cost me around $2000 to fix it i call the dealer they only ask "did u run the car to hot"? i ask for any recall and he sound offended by my question, but in reality the 2005 nissan pathfinder is a dissaster of a car because my nissan only have 92,000 miles and i have to make a major repair that any body will do around 200,000 miles or more on any other car.

- , Concord, CA, US

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