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2009 Nissan Pathfinder
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: There are no warning signs of the same "radiator leaked and killed my transmission" complaints that have plagued previous model years.
For earlier Pathfinder model years (2005-2008), a defect in the radiator allows engine coolant to leak into the transmission. However this defect doesn't appear to affect Pathfinders from 2009 & later. Nissan did include the 2009-2010 models when they extended their radiator warranty on 2005-2010 Pathfinders to 8 years/80,000 miles in response to the transmission defect.
Worst 2009 Pathfinder Problems by Category
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- brakes problems3NHTSA complaints: 5
- exterior accessories problems2
- body / paint problems2NHTSA complaints: 2
- cooling system problems2NHTSA complaints: 2
- transmission problems2
- windows / windshield problems2NHTSA complaints: 1
- AC / heater problems1NHTSA complaints: 1
- engine problems1NHTSA complaints: 4
- steering problems1
- seat belts / air bags problemsNHTSA: 8
- electrical problemsNHTSA: 4
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 2
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 2
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