2008 Nissan Pathfinder Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Nissan Pathfinder

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Failed EVAP Canister Vent Valve

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a defective charcoal canister vent control valve. The charcoal canister is a component in the Evaporative emissions (EVAP) system.  Our technicians tell us a failed vent valve will require replacement.

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.
Upgraded ignition coil available from Nissan to correct misfire issue

Problems with the ignition coil can cause poor engine performance due to misfires. This may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Nissan offers an upgraded ignition coil.

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder Questions

Car with a key in the center flashes when the car is turned off (1 answer)

When the car is running the car with the key is not showing.

I think that what's killing my battery over night

I have a 2008 nissan pathfinder SE it cranks but won't start. (1 answer)

Checked fuses,fuel pump seems to be engaging,but one problem that I have is I can't find the port hole to check fuel pressure?put in new battery

My vdcoff & slip service lights are on and im not sure why? (1 answer)

Right after changing my rearbottom spring mount?

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder Recalls

Nissan Recalls 2008–2010 Vehicles with Garmin Nuvi 750 Nav Systems Due to Overheating

Nissan is recalling 2008–2010 models equipped with Garmin Nuvi 750 navigation systems because the battery may overheat, which could lead to a fire. Nissan will notify owners and Garmin technicians will replace the unit's battery and insert a spacer to prevent the problem from reoccurring. This will be performed free of charge.

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.

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

I just bought a 2008 Pathfinder LE from a closed friend in OH he had it ever since new. Liked the SUV because can't afford newer one at higher priced. I read online about 2005-10 Pathfinders, Frontiers and Xterra SUVs with the common issue leaking coolant/tranny/radiator issues but first thing when woke up early next morning checked under hood but engine looks fully maintained. Keep in mind got...
20,000 Miles So Far- Great, Only Small things,That have been taken care of.
leased a new 2008 nissan pathfinder v8 three years ago. its been a wonderful experience.

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