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Nissan Pathfinder Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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»

Engine -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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 -- Verified

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because the sensor that monitors the engine's intake valve timing stops working (Intake Valve Timing Control Position Sensor). Replacement of the failed sensor will commonly correct this problem.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The exhaust manifold often warps and cracks, breaking off the studs between the cylinder head and the exhaust manifold. The noise may be most noticeable when the engine is cold.

Nissan Pathfinder Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., June 25, 1990

Summary: INCORRECT TIRE INFLATION PRESSURES WERE PRINTED ON CERTIFICATION LABELS.

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Body, Interior & Misc., September 29, 1995

Summary: THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLE RELEASE BUTTONS CAN BREAK. THESE RED PLASTIC RELEASE BUTTONS ARE MARKED "PRESS." IF A BUTTON BREAKS, PIECES CAN FALL INTO THE BUCKLE ASSEMBLY CAUSING THE BUCKLE TO OPERATE IMPROPERLY.

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Body, Interior & Misc., November 25, 1996

Summary: THE LATCH PLATE USED IN THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE WAS NOT MANUFACTURED ACCORDING TO DESIGN DIMENSIONS. IF THE SEAT BELT TONGUE IS INSERTED SLOWLY AT AN ANGLE INTO THE BUCKLE, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF PARTIAL ENGAGEMENT.

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Body, Interior & Misc., September 24, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. SOME OF THE BRACKETS USED TO ATTACH THE TWO GAS STRUTS TO THE REAR DOOR (HATCH) MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY MADE. AT HIGH AMBIENT TEMPERATURES, THE INCREASE IN GAS PRESSURE IN THE STRUT(S) COULD CAUSE ONE OR BOTH BRACKETS TO BEND, RESULTING IN THE STRUTS DETACHING FROM THE BRACKET(S) WHEN OPENING OR CLOSING THE REAR DOOR.

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Engine, November 26, 2007

Summary: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, IOWA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KENTUCKY, MASSACHUSETTS, MAINE, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, TENNESSEE, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA , WISCONSIN AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, DURING THE COATING PROCESS OF THE FUEL FILLER TUBE ASSEMBLY, AN INSUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF COATING MAY HAVE BEEN APPLIED AT THE LOWER MOUNTING BRACKET. THIS COULD RESULT IN AN OPENING IN THE COATING WHICH CAN ALLOW WATER TO ENTER AND MAKE CONTACT WITH THE BARE METAL OF THE TUBE.

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Nissan Pathfinder Questions and Answers

mymudrunner, 1990 Nissan Pathfinder, Morley, MI

My Pathfinder always smells of gas, and when I look underneath, I can see a puddle of gas. What are the most likely causes of a gas leak?

MLRinTheOC, 1990 Nissan Pathfinder, Costa Mesa, CA

Can anyone tell me what each of the four fusable links in the top
of the interior fuse box (below & left of steering column) do? There is no description on the chart like there are for the nor...

pathfinder87, 1990 Nissan Pathfinder, Upland, CA

i went to start my truck and it has the little black button you have to push to get the key out. the button seems to be stuck but im not sure if it popped out before or just pushed in a bit. the ke...

jefftbe, 1990 Nissan Pathfinder, 3.3L V6, Santa Ana, CA

if my ac is running the idle is worse, i replaced plugs recently w/o good gap tool,

pathfinder4x4, 1990 Nissan Pathfinder, 3.0L V6, Holliday, TX

1990 4x4 pathfinder, v6 5speed
problem: runs great up to 3500 rpms all gears but once over 3500rpms starts banging out, already replaced cap, rotor, and fuel filter. Distributor shaft doesnt have...

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Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

I Need Help. have a 2006 2,5D and have the engine light comming on every time i put my foot down and go over 4000rpms then the car go in to Save mode and i have to stop and restart to clear.

I purchased this vehicle in 1990 not knowing what I was in for. Being in the marines I traveled all over the country in my truck and back. today it has 235,000 miles on it and it'ss still going strong. The body is showing a bit worn but it still holds up well. I just incountered my 1st major issue with accelerating and it's sputtering. What ever it is I will get it fix because it has to be cheaper than buying another one, unless I can find another 1990. This was a great year for the Pathfinder. What ever Nissan did back then they need to do it again.

94 nissan partfinder 3.0 v6 wont start plenty of fuel no spark we went mudding and it died in the middle of a puddel and sat for a full day till we could get a bigger truck to tow me home no other truck could get to me but my dads jeep i got it home and no spark ive replaced the plugs, wires, starter, ign moduel, and the coil and still nothin my cap and roter was replaced before we went out does any one know what the problem could be or how to fix it

my right headlight is not working on my 92 path finder the only one that works is the left

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 the unnecessarily expensive cost of parts, it's been a good vehicle. Maybe not for the price though.