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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,000 miles

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2009 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 012014

Pathfinder 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that while attempting to accelerate, the check engine warning light illuminated as the vehicle decelerated. The contact mentioned that the vehicle had to be turned off and restarted in order to resume to normal operation. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the throttle chamber needed to be replaced. The repairs were performed however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the independent mechanic, who performed unknown repairs. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000. Updated 05/06/16 according to the invoice, the driver's side window was inoperative. Updated 05/11/16.

- Monroe, NC, USA

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