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.


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2005 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 042006


  • miles


I am sick and tired of the terrible squealing/screeching/chirping noises evidently coming from under the hood of my brand new 2005 Nissan Pathfinder. The problem has been reported and supposedly been "fixed" by schaiers Nissan of long beach who said it was the "belts" that needed replacing, however, not long after that, the problem still persists. We have taken the SUV three times for the same problem, they have kept it twice overnight on two separate occasions. Fed up, we even attempted to trade the SUV in for another Pathfinder in the hopes of not having to deal with this issue any longer. The dealer was non-compliant and had nothing comparable or even worthwhile to offer. Why should we have to settle with driving a new vehicle that sounds like its an old vehicle without any solution to the problem or proper compensation for our troubles" it is no issue of ours that the SUV is making such horrible noises on its own. Nissan is aware of the problem, so why don't they fix it?"!!

- Cerritos, CA, USA

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