2005 Nissan Pathfinder Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Nissan Pathfinder

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Problems

The fuel level sensor can fail causing erratic or inaccurate fuel gauge readings. The Check Engine Light may also illuminate. Nissan has recalled 2006 - 2008 vehicles only for this fuel gauge issue. For more information on the recall, please click here»

A whining or buzzing type noise may develop from the timing chain area caused by excess slack in the secondary timing chains. Nissan has issued a service bulletin (NTB09-128) regarding this issue. Replacement of both secondary timing chains and their tensioner shoes will be necessary to repair this concern. As part of this repair, the engine oil and filter should also be replaced.

This is happening to thousands of mostly 05 and 06 pathfinders. Nissan denies the problem as it usually occurs after the 80,000 mile warranty period. If your transmission still has bright red transmission fluid get it to a garage quick and request that they add a transmission cooler and eliminate the cooling loop thru the radiator. If your transmission fluid is pink then just go ahead and have the transmission rebuilt and a cooler installed. N...

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder Questions

All forums I see say clean throttlebody. And get an alignment. Runs good just have to turn engine light off for inspection. I took apart whole intake from air filter to engine. My engine has no throttle body just a chamber with butterfly valve and electric actuator on side. Is that what I need t...

Got 2.5 pathfinder to tow my caravan but has lack of power not feeling turbo kick in

after drivin for few minutes or reving d engine d operation of d engine normalises. this has been goin on for about 2 months nd hav covered 1500 km since d problem started. my mechanic said that his portable detector detected random engine misfire. anoda mechanic said left camshaft. recently d su...

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder Recalls

NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN FRONT AND REAR LOWER LINKS, P/NOS. 54501ZQ00A, 54500ZQ00A, 551A1ZQ00A, 551A0ZQ00A , 54501EA00A, 54500EA00A, 551A1EA500, 551A0EA500, 54501ZR00A, AND 54500ZR00A, SOLD BETWEEN NOVEMBER 25, 2009 AND MAY 14, 2010 AS REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR MODEL YEAR 2004 THROUGH 2010 TITAN, ...

The air bag crash sensors located in the front zone may have corrosion buildup due to a high level of road salt exposure. If this happens, the sensor may become inoperative, and the air bag light will come on. If this happens, the air bags will not deploy in a collision. This recall began on January 26, 2009.

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

Do not buy one! I am replacing the radiator and transmission at 56,000 miles! It is still under warranty but Nissan is not standing by their word or product.

An excellent vehicle upgrade with this new body frame. We were looking to get a Pathfinder based off the overwhelming great reviews, and we're glad we did. We love it! The air conditioner controls are a bit whack, but we survive.

Cheesy latch on storage compartment near shifter broke. Brakes had caliper hang up and damage rotor resulting in need to replace them. Drivers side rear window does not go up/down with driver front button. Exhaust system seems to rust pretty heavily but has not been replaced yet. Water lines for rear heater are leaking costs $500 to replace with a kit. 1200 for all new lines. Other than t...

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