Notes: While there are fewer "radiator leaked into transmission" complaints for the 2008 model year, they are starting to pile up. Buyer beware.

Nissan has extended their radiator warranty on 2005-2010 Pathfinders to 8 years/80,000 miles. However the average mileage for transmission failure for earlier model years is 95,000 miles, which conveniently (for Nissan) is just past the limit of their extended warranty. Owners beware.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder accessories - interior problems

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 152005

Pathfinder 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that fifty percent of the time when she occupies the passenger side front seat, the air bag sensor control module indicated that the air bag was deactivated. She weighs 120 lbs and is approximately 5 feet tall. The dealer stated that the seat was not defective and advised her to file a complaint with the manufacturer. When she resets the trip odometer on the instrument panel, it does not match the odometer located on the navigation computer. She took the vehicle back to the dealer and they stated that the number on the navigation computer was a 2 percent difference from the odometer on the instrument panel. The current mileage was 1,500 and failure mileage was 500. Updated 03-05-08 the consumer stated the odometer trip reading on the dash was not matching the trip reading on the center computer. The consumer stated it was off by 2%. the dealer recalibrated the computers

- Barnegat, NJ, USA

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