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Most Common Nissan Pathfinder Problems

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 issu...
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...
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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0 Known Nissan Pathfinder Brakes Problems

0 Known Nissan Pathfinder Drive Train Problems

2 Known Nissan Pathfinder Electrical & Lights Problems

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 issu...
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 foun...

10 Known Nissan Pathfinder Engine Problems

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...
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.
The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.

2 Known Nissan Pathfinder Exhaust & Emissions Problems

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...
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.

0 Known Nissan Pathfinder Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

1 Known Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance Problem

The throttle body for the Nissan Pathfinder is known for carbon buildup, and requires regular, light cleaning to maintain peak performance. After cleaning the throttle body, many owners notice a ve...

0 Known Nissan Pathfinder Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known Nissan Pathfinder Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known Nissan Pathfinder Problems & Complaints

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.
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...
The distributor shaft bearing can become rusty, and seize causing the engine to stall or not start. The failed distributor will commonly require replacement.
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.
Problems with the ignition coil can cause poor engine performance due to misfires and the symptoms may be intermittent. This may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.
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 issu...
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...
Rattling and tapping in the front of the engine on the 2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder V6 is very evident, especially on cold starts. This rattling noise should not be taken lightly as it warns of upco...
The throttle body for the Nissan Pathfinder is known for carbon buildup, and requires regular, light cleaning to maintain peak performance. After cleaning the throttle body, many owners notice a ve...
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...
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.
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 foun...
Rattling and tapping in the front of the engine on the Nissan Pathfinder is very evident, especially on cold starts. This rattling noise should not be taken lightly as it warns of upcoming timing c...
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