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:
50,499 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder fuel system problems

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #10

Sep 012010


  • 65,000 miles


Service engine light on after refueling.

- Minneapolis , MN, USA

problem #9

Sep 082010


  • 48,721 miles
Filled up the gas tank, then it stays on empty & service engine light comes on. After a few choice words to the truck, I now have figured out it must be a defect in materials & urge you to look into this issue.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #8

Mar 152010


  • 40,000 miles
I own a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder with a faulty fuel gauge. There is a recall, but my vehicle is not covered due to the limited production range of the recall. I feel Nissan should honor the recall on all vehicles with this problem as it's clear they have a problem with their fuel gauge. My only option is to spend over $400 out of pocket and maybe they will have a secondary recall that will refund my money. This is not acceptable and this is a safety issue as running out of gas puts not only the persons in the vehicle at risk but other drivers as well depending on where the vehicle runs out of gas.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #7

Jul 122010


  • 74,768 miles


Code 0463 fuel level sensor found on 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. Have researched the issue and found numerous complaints of Nissan vehicle owners having the exact same issue from mileage ranges 40,000 - 70,000. When you fill up the fuel tank, the gas gauge goes to empty and doesn't work, thus it's impossible to determine the amount of gas at all times in your vehicle.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #6

Jul 302010


  • 55,000 miles
2007 Nissan Pathfinder has a recall on their fuel sending unit but only on certain VIN numbers. They truly have a problem with their fuel sending unit why don't they cover all bad fuel sending units? this is a safety problem that Nissan should take care of as soon as possible! my 2007 Pathfinder has this problem but is not covered by their recall - I believe Nissan has a problem!

- Hackettstown, NJ, USA

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problem #5

Dec 152009


  • 51,500 miles
The service engine light appeared at about 50K miles. We determined it was a faulty fuel sensor. Nissan insisted on us paying for a diagnosis at their service center when we already knew what was wrong, then they charged me to have it installed. This was followed by a recall on 2007 Pathfinders being recalled for fuel sensor but mine is excluded.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #4

Feb 232009


  • 48,000 miles


I own a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder SE with 47000 miles. The fuel level sensor failed and the service engine light came on. I went to the dealership and paid $100 to read the engine code and confirm the sending unit was at fault. They told me that this was a common problem and it cost $400 dollars to fix. In this economy I am unable to afford this so I will have to postpone this fix. My concern is that if I or a family member forgets to check the mileage since the last fillup, this vehicle can shut down at hi speed and lose steering and brakes. I just found out that Nissan issued a recall to fix this problem but limited it to a few vehicles manufactured during a few months from 2005-2007. My vehicle missed this small window by 2 months.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #3

Feb 192010


  • 33,700 miles
I have a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder that is only at 33,700 miles. On 2/6 I have my car serviced. On 2/19 my check engine soon light illuminated. I took it to the dealer this morning 2/20 and they told me it was the fuel sensor. They also said it wasn't under warranty (not true). After getting a quote of $600, I did research and upon reading forums have come to the realization Nissan will not recall/fix this problem in their vehicles. It is a safety hazard due to the fuel gauge not working properly and the possibility of running out of gas, whether it be on the highway or city streets.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 212009


  • 49,300 miles
Fuel sending unit for a 2007 Pathfinder has to be replaced. There has been a number of people complaining about this same problem code P0463. The cost run from 300-600 dollars. Why has there not been a recall on this problem. Checked different places and a lot of Pathfinders or Nissan trucks have the same problem and it is not covered. Nissan Inc. Has to recall to many people having same problem. Please recall.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 042008


  • 39,000 miles
I have a 2007 Pathfinder with 39K miles. I filled the gas tank up on last night. When I pulled away, the gauge read full. The next morning as I went to drive the vehicle, the gauge read empty and the ses light was on. I contacted the dealer who advised me this was common in the Pathfinder and it would cost 400 dollars. I contacted Nissan customer affairs that advised me that there is no recall and don't know this to be a common issue. As I have researched online, I see that this seems to be an issue that has been going on for years. Why are consumers not aware before making their purchase.

- Rishmond, TX, USA

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