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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
200 miles

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 032005

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles


I recently purchased a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder, I started to notice a problem on my first road trip while out on route 95 going to philadelphia. The vehicle becomes very hard to control while going over bumps at 55-65 mph especially going around long sweeping turns. When you hit a bump the steering wheel becomes uncontrollable and the vehicle want to shift into the other lane pending on the type of turn (left or right hand). No luck after three service visits and many phone calls to Nissan North America. Contacted attorney and I am pursuing it through the courts under the lemon law. The dealer told me they are aware of the problem but Nissan has no fix at this time. Very disappointed with Nissan to say the least. Thanks for reading. 12/16/05.

- Hopewell, NJ, USA

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