2007 Nissan Pathfinder Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2007 Nissan Pathfinder

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder
$
167
to $
256
2007 Nissan Pathfinder
$
309
to $
2,058
2007 Nissan Pathfinder
$
463
to $
2,840
2007 Nissan Pathfinder
$
689
to $
1,996
2007 Nissan Pathfinder
$
378
to $
3,050

2007 Nissan Pathfinder Problems

Abnormal Noise From Front of 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.

Pink Coolant in Radiator and Transmission Problems

The 2005-2010 Pathfinder with an automatic transmission may develop an issue which is commonly known as the "strawberry milkshake".

The name is based on the color and consistency of the fluid found in the coolant reservoir, transmission, and radiator.

The radiator on these models has an isolated portion for cooling automatic transmission fluid(ATF) that is pumped in and out by the transmission. This area of the radiator is known to rupture internally, and the following occurs:

  • Transmission overheating warning light
  • Transmission slipping (engine revs high and vehicle moves slowly)
  • Jerking when accelerating
  • Engine overheating
  • ATF and engine coolant mix in the radiator, engine, and transmission

Engine coolant in the transmission can cause severe damage, and if not caught immediately may require replacement or rebuild of the automatic transmission.

To correct the situation, the radiator must be replaced, and the engine cooling system must be flushed thoroughly. Also, the transmission will need to be professionally flushed, inspected, and possibly repaired or replaced.

To prevent this from occurring, proactive replacement of the radiator is necessary and recommended.

Engine won't crank due to starter relay failure
The engine may not crank when the key is turned to "start" if the starter relay fails. This can be confused with a defective starter motor.

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder Questions

what does it usually cost to replace a original transmission with a rebuilt tran (1 answer)

I was advised at the dealer that i needed to replace transmission.

Sometime my pathfinder 2007 model won't start until several attempts. (1 answer)

car runs very well, functions perfect but sometimes we not start until after several attempts.

High pitched whine coming from engine (1 answer)

just turned 300k miles on my 2007 pathfinder. so far so good. getting 21+ mpg hwy. High pitched whine began recently, thought it was the cold weather but not going away.Should I be looking at any belts such as power steering?

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder Recalls

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.

Gas Gauge May Never Read Empty

The molded fuel tank can warp, creating interference with the fuel sender float arm and fuel tank. This would cause the fuel gauge never to read below a quarter tank of fuel even if it's empty. If the vehicle runs out of gas in traffic, you might become stranded or get into an accident. Dealers will replace the fuel level sending unit with one that has a modified float arm. The recall began March 22, 2010.

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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2007 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

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If your 2005 to 2010 Nissan Pathfinder has less than 65,000 miles on it then please read this review. 1. Transmission cooler is in the radiator. It has a good chance of leaking around 70,000 miles or so. When it does your transmission fluid is now mixing with your radiator fluid. New transmission and radiator 5,000 / 6,000 2. Climate controls for 07 pathfinder just don't make sense. What ever h...
Bought a 2007 Pathfinder to replace a Suzuki XL7 that was in an accident. Glad we did. The Pathfinder, so far, has been great. It has many great features/options and the drive is great. It's quiet and smooth going down the road - not something we experienced from our last SUV. Haven't had it long enough yet to test out the 4 wheel drive. Engine has 53k miles on it and we've recently noticed an ...

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