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:
33,750 miles

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 042012

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the check engine light illuminated and the fuel gauge displayed an empty reading even though the fuel tank was full. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop, who diagnosed that the fuel sender float arm was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 54,000 and the current mileage was 54,342. Updated 6/4/12 the consumer was informed a recall had been issued for the problem, the consumer had experienced. The consumer is seeking reimbursement. The consumer was informed the recall was only for the 2008 models. Updated 06/11/12

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #3

Sep 012010


  • miles
2007 Nissan Pathfinder. Consumer states problem with fuel gauge the consumer stated he had no way of knowing when the vehicle needed gas.

- Lake Grove, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 152009

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. When starting the engine, the contact noticed the check engine light illuminated on the warning panel. Also, the fuel level indicator had become inoperable, reading fuel levels as empty. The dealer advised the fuel sensor had failed and would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure persisted. The failure mileage was 43,000 and the current mileage was 60,000. Updated 07/22/10 the consumer stated a recall was issued, but her vehicle identification number was not included in the recall. Updated 07/21/10 the conusmer stated she had to pay for the repair at her expense. Updated 07/27/10

- Hannibal, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 292009


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that when he filled the fuel tank, the fuel gauge would indicate that the tank was still empty. Also when he shifted his body weight in the driver seat, the back of the seat moved forward. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where he was informed that the wrong switch was in the vehicle for the power seat; the switch was replaced but the problem reoccurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealership for both the driver seat and fuel gauge. The dealer could not duplicate the problem but stated that any repairs would be at the expense of the contact. The failure mileage was approximately 38,000. The current mileage was approximately 72,000.

- Liverpool, NY, USA

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