2005 Nissan Pathfinder Repair and Maintenance

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

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Fuel Level Sensor

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»

Noise From the Front of the Engine

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.

Radiator fails and dumps coolant into transmission fluid destroying the transmission

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

Does my 4WD have a timing belt/chain? Can't find reference anywhere. (3 answers)

Drove car with no oil (1 answer)

I just had my oil changed about 2 or 3 weeks ago. I had noticed it was leaking but put it off. I was headed to the store and my truck started idling rough and had no horsepower so i checked and i had no oil what so ever. Later that night i put oil to make it home and when i went back to place who...

How much is it for a tune up job? (1 answer)

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder Recalls

Engine Stalls Without Warning

A relay in the engine control power distribution module may arc and cause a failure which can result in engine stalling. Dealers will replace the relay inside the module free of charge to resolve the problem.

Nissan-Infiniti Recall for Faulty Front and/or Rear Control Arms

Nissan is recalling certain 2004 - 2010 Titan, Armada, & QX56 vehicles. Also included are 2005 - 2010 Frontier, Xterra, and Pathfinder vehicles for faulty front and/or rear suspension lower control arms. The problem is the control arm's attaching point to the vehicle's chassis. During the manufacturing process, some control arms may contain welds that do not meet Nissan's strength specs, and if they break, it may result in loss of vehicle control, and a possible crash.

Air Bag Warning Light May Come On Due to Corrosion at the Front Crash Sensor

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.
fuel level sensor went out day i paid off drivers side rear window wont go up from drive position mirrors quit working for several months had to replace trans and radiator now engine is overheating replaced thermostat and belt and fan clutch still overheats afraid to run over 45 - 50 mph replaced serpintine belt still over heats now cover on left side front luggage rack lost 2 times had to rep...

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