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Nissan Pathfinder Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Nissan Pathfinder

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Nissan Pathfinder is between $365 and $446 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Nissan Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
2003 Nissan Pathfinder Location: Both Sides
Valve Cover Gasket Replacement
$326 - $468
2001 Nissan Pathfinder Service Detail: 4WD, Left Side
Exhaust Manifold Replacement
$412 - $512
1998 Nissan Pathfinder Service Detail: 4WD, One
Catalytic Converter Replacement
$727 - $1291
1996 Nissan Pathfinder Service Detail: 4WD, Left Side
Exhaust Manifold Gasket Replacement
$444 - $578
1992 Nissan Pathfinder Quantity: Both
Ball Joint Replacement - Lower
$185 - $365

Nissan Pathfinder Problems

Erratic Fuel Gauge and/or Check Engine Light

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»

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.

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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Nissan Pathfinder Questions

Dose a 99 pathfinder have a camshaft position sensor, and where is it located? (1 answer)

My 99 pathfinder starts but doesn't run for more than a min, it spits and sputters, cuts out and eventually dies, I have changed all plugs wires distributer and rotor button, have change MAF sensor and 02 sensor, along with fuel pump and filter. Now we're looking into changing the camshaf...

It cranks after setting but after drove a while it want crank what causes that (1 answer)

Why want it crank after being drove a while

Car ran out of gas and now the car will not start. I was told that the Nissan's (1 answer)

Added gas and still did not want to start.

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Nissan Pathfinder Recalls

Passenger Air Bag Inflator Ruptures During Deployment Spraying Metal Fragments

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Brake Lights Stay Illuminated And Shift Lever May Not Be Locked In Park

The brake lights switch may be installed improperly and as a result may stay engaged, keeping the brake lights illuminated when not intended, and releasing the shift lever from the park position without depressing the brake pedal. Dealers will inspect the third brake light switch and replace the relay if necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Does Not Deploy In A Crash

The occupant classification system may not appropriately detect an occupant in the passenger front seat, and as a result may not power the passenger frontal air bag for deployment in an accident. Dealers will reprogram the air bag control unit and occupant classification system electronic control unit in some vehicles, replacing the occupant classification system electronic control unit additionally in other vehicles free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

I really like my 1999 Pathfinder ,but just found out about all the recalls. The garage refuses to fix the things on it. They say it is too bad. Ten mins after getting it checked out for a gas leak , I'm getting the bad news. Deemed unsafe to drive. Now I'm getting low balled by Nissan on buy back amount. They are keeping my vehicle and I will have nothing. I asked for them to give me a new fr...
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...
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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