Nissan Pathfinder Repair and Maintenance

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

Nissan Pathfinder Problems

Stall or Misfire Due to Failed Mass Air Flow Sensor

A problem with the mass air flow sensor can result in poor engine performance or drivability problems. This may cause the car to stall or misfire.

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»

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

I have to make a turn to make the car run right otherwise it doesn't want to run right (1 answer)

Car runs great when it's raining when the barometric pressure is low go when it's raining runs good when it's not raining it always runs bad unless I make a turn usually to the left to make it run good that'll last about 10 minutes and then it starts running bad again

Why is my truck running hot (1 answer)

When put water in or coolant in it it runs for a while but it still runs hot

How long can I drive with my water pump leaking? (1 answer)

Water pump in a Nissan pathfinder

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Nissan Pathfinder Recalls

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.

Passenger Front Air Bag Does Not Deploy In An Accident

The occupant classification system may malfunction, resulting in the front passenger air bag not deploying when needed in an accident. Dealers will update the system software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Front Passenger Air Bag Defect

The passenger side air bag inflator may rupture if deployed in a crash. This can cause metal fragments to injure passengers. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the problem.

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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...
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...
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.

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