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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,264 miles

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2006 Nissan Pathfinder fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Jan 012009


  • miles


2006 Nissan Pathfinder, gas gauge doesn't work, stays on empty, apparent manufacturer defect with the fuel sending unit.

- Abington, MA, USA

problem #3

Feb 132009


  • 54,000 miles
We have a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder with a fuel gauge that does not work. The vehicle only has about 50K miles on it and should not be having this problem. We took our vehicle to fill it up with gas and when we turned it on it read "empty". after a few miles the service light came on and stayed that way. I called the dealership and explained the problem and they informed me that it is a common problem with this vehicle and that I would have to pay around $525 dollars to replace the part. They told me that as long as I could figure out that the vehicle had gas I would be fine as long as it didn't run out. This is a tremendous hazard for the public because if I were to be on the freeway at the time the vehicle did run out of gas and didn't indicate it. Well, you can be sure that the vehicle would come to a complete halt and so would the pile up behind me. Not good! I went online to see if this was a common problem and apparently it is too common and deserves a recall. Everyone is paying the dealership to fix this and they are making an enormous profit after knowing that they made these vehicles with faulty products and obviously while the money is pouring in they don't care. Someone up the hill has to do something about this! recall needed please!

- Magnolia, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 032008


  • 70,900 miles
Service engine soon light popped on. Read owners manual. Advised to open and re-close gas cap. Did that. Light did not go out. December 10, gas gauge indicated empty. Dte light appeared ------. filled up. Gas gauge didn't move. Then, December 12, 2008 gas gauge suddenly rose to a little over half tank. Dte odometer display shows 78 miles to empty with over half tank. Looked up problem online. Hundreds of people with same problem in Pathfinders and X-terras. No warranty coverage. I have extended warranty. My 2006 Pathfinder has 71K on it. Nissan says $600 to repair. Seems like this is a product/manufacturing defect.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #1

Oct 062008


  • 70,000 miles
Check engine light is illuminated and fuel gauge reads empty when full. Dte reads-----.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

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