2005 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews and Owner Comments

2005 Nissan Pathfinder owners review and rate their 2005 Nissan Pathfinder.

2005 Nissan Pathfinder (6 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
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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 replace worked 22 years for nissan plant and had aprox 20 new nissans all good till bought a 2005 pathfinder
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.
2005 nissan electrical system burnout 7 days after replaceing the rely switch module! What would cause this?? Truck has 102,000 miles on it and has had no major issues until now.Nissan is saying anti-freez has gotten into the transmission due to the electrical motor malfunction and it is no longer any good. The car is still in virtually good shape, but with an est.$10,000 repair bill what is a person to do!!
Overall good. Issues I've had: 1) Bad fuel-level sensor means Check Engine Soon light is always on, and I have no idea how much gas is in the car. 500-800 to fix. 2) The climate control system is terrible. You have no way to control the temperature of the breeze coming out of the vents. If you set it at 65 degrees, it could pour out hellish heat, or it could pour out cold air based entirely on what its not-so-brilliant computer thinks it should do. They need to simplify. Let the driver determine how hot/cold they want the air to be. Other than those 2 things, its been good. 112,000 miles (though I've had to replace the serpentine belt twice).
Do not buy one! I am replacing the radiator and transmission at 56,000 miles! It is still under warranty but Nissan is not standing by their word or product.
An excellent vehicle upgrade with this new body frame. We were looking to get a Pathfinder based off the overwhelming great reviews, and we're glad we did. We love it! The air conditioner controls are a bit whack, but we survive.