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:
27,521 miles

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 042010


  • 33,392 miles


At 33,392 miles, I went to have my brakes inspected at my local service shop due to a slight squeaking when in reverse. The outside surface of the rotors were smooth so I thought it was just brake dust build up. Upon inspection at the shop, the inside surface of both front rotors were badly rusted and the brake pad that presses against the inside surfaces were partially gouged. Both rotors could not be resurfaced due to the extensive rust and required replacement. And even though the outer pads were still an ok thickness and the outer rotor surface was smooth, they all needed replacement due to the badly rusted rotors! after taking the parts to my Nissan dealer to show them the rusted rotor surfaces, they suspected that the inside-caliper sliding pins had rusted inhibiting the pad from contacting the inside rotor surface, but still wouldn't pay for my replacement since "rust" wasn't covered! the kicker is that the brakes were inspected during a "complimentary multi-point check" only one year prior with no problem reported. Considering I drive the vehicle every day to work, if the calipers were sliding and grabbing the rotors properly there should have been no rust build up at all. But apparently the inside brake pads were not making contact with the rotor surface and could have resulted in a dangerous situation had I needed to brake hard in an emergency. I still have all damaged parts, receipts, and paperwork (and pictures of all too) for anyone wishing to inspect them. Check it out before someone gets hurt!

- Hockessin, DE, USA

problem #1

Feb 022009


  • 21,650 miles
While braking from a speed of 5 mph in a parking lot, the car continued forward 8-10 feet from where it should have stopped. Same symptom happened once before, in my driveway, about one year ago. Nissan dealer can find no cause other than a weak battery, and I don't believe that's the cause of my brake failure.

- Austin, TX, USA

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