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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,333 miles

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2006 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 182010


  • 70,000 miles


Power door lock failure on passenger left side. Door failed to unlock disallowing us to access our child in her baby seat.

- Folsom, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 152009


  • 32,000 miles
About a month ago my wife went to fill up our 2006 Pathfinder and when she finished the gas gauge showed only half fill. She went to another gas station tried to fill it up but it only took another dollar. The next day I called up Nissan who said it was the sending unit in the gas tank and would be apx $600 to fix. I saw other logs of xterras having this problem and there was a recall. Our car was just past the 3 year warranty. If this were the only problem with this car I'd pay to get it fixed. But I've had another but problems with this vehicle. I've gone through 3 sets of rotors and I'm on my 3rd set of tires. The drivers side door lock broke and to be brought in twice, and the bose system has a cd stuck which I can't get out. This happened only after we owned it a few months.

- Levittown, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 162006

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
: the contact stated while refueling the vehicle, the contents inside the vehicle were stolen. In order to fuel the vehicle, all the locks must be unlocked. The dealership and manufacturer stated this was how the vehicle was manufactured. A police report was taken.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

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