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:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,000 miles

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder body / paint problems

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 012013


  • 72,000 miles


I was removing trash from the back of my Pathfinders at the local transfer station. I turned to go back into the rear of the vehicle for the remainder of the trash when I struck the side of the tail gate which had crept down to my eye level and I turned into it resulting in lots of bleeding and a trip to the er requiring 11 sutures on my lower forehead just above my eye. This is a dangerous situation and I'm concerned it could happen again but also could happen to one of my children. It does seem to be temperature related but that should have been considered in the design.

- Winchester, MA, USA

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