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:
74,477 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 Nissan Pathfinder seat belts / air bags problems

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2009 Nissan Pathfinder Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 012011


  • 0 miles


Takata recall. 2009 Nissan Pathfinder suspension front: Control arm: Lower arm NHTSA campaign #10E019000 date announced: May 20, 2010 2009 Nissan Pathfinder air bags:frontal NHTSA campaign #08V690000 date announced December 29, 2008 door ajar light flashes on and off while driving. Car locks and unlocks on its own. All four windows roll down on their own when the car is off with no key in the ignition. Radiator leaks.

- Marshalls Creek, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 202015


  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving approximately 65 mph, the air bag warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 91,000.

- Fall River, MA, USA

problem #3

Apr 072016


  • 98,000 miles
The air bag sensor light flashes.

- Garnet Valley, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 082015


  • 132,385 miles
While sitting in the driveway I was about to start my vehicle when my daughter move the passenger seat and the airbags indicator light came on, I had just had the tension belts replace by the dealership, to correct this problem before hoping to avoid having to replace the seat pressure plate. Not sure why all this is happening but I hope this will help future owner to avoid this problem

- Kathleen, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 152015


  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Pathfinder. When the ignition was turned to the on position, the front passenger side air bag warning indicator illuminated continuously. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V690000 (air bags). The failure mileage was approximately 51,000.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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