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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,700 miles

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 102009


  • 17,400 miles


My husband was driving to work on the M1 doing 70 mph when the passenger side impact air bags deployed and exploded for no reason. Luckily my husband froze and slowly moved over to the slow lane. The vehicle was recovered and taken back to the dealer were they said they could not find why it had gone off. So they called Nissan for advice who then came out and took the air bag sensor system out to be tested. They also said that they found a scratch and 2 small dents underneath of the drivers side foot rail which were fresh and that we most of drove over something and that could have set the motion sensor to trigger the air bag to deploy. I explained that we had never drove over anything or known to have had any damage done to the underneath of the vehicle. They replied that the motion sensors most have felt that the car might have over turned therefore activating the opposite side air bags. After seeing the indentation for myself I find it hard to believe that the vehicles wheels would have not lifted off the road so how can the sensors think that it was going to turn over. Two days later I received a call explaining that Nissan was taking responsibility for the damage and that it was not going to be covered under the warranty, but they replaced the sensor system with a brand new one. Why would they replace it if there was nothing wrong with the old one? I asked them what would need replacing they said a new seat, air bags and roof liner and that it would cost thousands. Normally I would have been driving the vehicle at that time of day with my 2 children sat there and I have not been able to sleep since it happened due to thinking what could have happened, as it could have caused a fatality.

- Chesterfield, 00, USA

problem #1

Aug 182008


  • miles
My 2007 Nissan Pathfinder (with curtain airbags) was rear-ended and totaled. The third row seats were crushed and the third row windows were blown out. The airbags in the third row did not deploy. Why? the Pathfinder has optional curtain airbags, but I know that was my number 1 request from the dealer since I have 3 children and I carpool.

- Peconic, NY, USA

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