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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder brakes problems

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 022009


  • 22,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact experienced failure with the air bag remaining off, the headlight bulb constantly failed, the windows would operate intermittently and when depressing the brakes, the vehicle would exhibit an unusual noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times where the dealer replaced the head light bulb and advised the contact that the air bag, windows and brakes were operating as designed. The failures persisted and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer where a diagnostic was performed. The dealer diagnosed the failures at the window electrical wiring and the air conditioning compressor. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised the contact to take the vehicle back to the dealer but they would not be able to assist with the repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 22,000 and the current mileage was 47,000.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 312008


  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder. The contacted experienced failures while he shifted gears the vehicle slowed down, and when he attempted to stop it the brakes did not respond immediately which caused him to increase the breaking distance. He thought it was drivers error, because the vehicle was new. He took the vehicle to the dealer who replaced the front shocks; the repair did not correct the failure. The manufacturer took report 6887492; however, the manufacturer advised that they could not assist with the transmission failure, because the routine maintenance wasn't done at the dealer. The failure mileage was 12,000 and the current mileage was 87,000.

- South Ozone Park Queens , NY, USA

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