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
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
51,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. timing chain guides worn out (1 reports)
2006 Nissan Pathfinder engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 012010

Pathfinder LE 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles


Well I'm sorry to say this, but I'm very disappointed with Nissan Mfg. & my 06 Pathfinder LE. Well at first it started a week after I bought the truck, it quit on me on two seperate occasions, The first time I took back to the dealership where I bought it they said the battery was good & they cleaned the connections. Well a week later the mutha quit on me again! This time they replaced they the battery which is what they should have done the first time! That was at 38,000 miles....OKAY.... its a used car. Now here comes the real sh*t! Now I have an awful high pitch noise at first start in the was weird because it would only do it first thing in the mornings. Took it to the Nissan dealer where I bought it & guess what!!! This is a common problem with 06 Pathfinders & its covered up to 60,000 miles... lucky me at this time I was at 51,000. Two days later it was ready (so they say) & about 2 miles after I left the dealer, I was on my way back because the check eng. light came on & they say it was the timing sensor. Two days later I picked it up again & now my transmission shutters around 2000-2500 rpms! CHECK OUT MY NEXT COMPLAINT!!!

- , Mesquite, TX, USA

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