by nissansux3 on Feb 15, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder XE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Just read all the post on Coolant leaking into Transmission. Happened to me at 75K miles. We bought the car brand new and spent THOUSANDS on repairs and it was never without problems. Amazing how a company could keep selling a vehicle with SOOOOO many problems and then not do right by their customers.
by Pathfinder Owner on Apr 8, 2009 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder XE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I have read several comments from people who own a Pathfinder about the problems with the radiator leaking into the transmission. Well, now I am personally having this problem as well. The fluid has leaked into my transmission which now has to be completely overhauled and its only 3 years old and of course out of warranty. So buyers beware. We called Nissan but were basically told too bad. Until now the vehicle ran great so if you do purchase a Pathfinder then make sure you buy the extended warranty!!
by Jason on Apr 26, 2008 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder XE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I've owned four Nissans in the last five years including a 99.5 Pathfinder SE 4WD, and went out immediately and bought the 2005 new body style when it came out. This SUV has a rugged, great looking exterior. However, the vehicle is plagued with quality issues. The fuel gauge is not working (bad fuel level sending unit). The CD player is not working. The rear driver passenger window is not working. Also, there are gaps in the upholstery where seems are not sewn together properly and foam is pushing through. All of these malfunctions hit right after the 36,000 warranty expired (if you get one, get the extended warranty). Also, don't expect any assistance from Nissan
by demuslee on Jan 25, 2007 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder XE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Had my pathfinder for 18 months now and have found the engine to be noisier than my dad's Kia Sorento. There are a lot more rattles and squeaks coming from all over which is strange considering it doesn't go off road. Towing is good for my 17 ft boat and it is a fairly comfortable ride except for the noisy engine, rattles and squeaks. 3rd row seating is also hard to access. I've been to 2 dealerships in Miami looking for good service, but haven't found any yet - extremely disorganized and low service emphasis. The labor and oil changes are also expensive at $40 for an oil change. My wife's Toyota gets better service from Toyota dealership. Would buy a Toyota just because of the service.
by SheShopper on Feb 9, 2006 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder XE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Just brought this baby home Monday and wish I had more places to drive it's such a joy. It's classy with the silver exterior and tan interior. I did notice a little wind noise but Bose can overcome that nicely!
by New Buyer on Dec 1, 2005 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder XE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I just bought Pathfinder 11/8/05 and love it. but last night (11/30/05) the right back tire was flat in the local street there is a very clean street and I couldn't find any cut from the flat tire. I called the dealer and was informed "no warranty for the tire" I am so mad this is only 3 weeks and 480 mile in this brand new car. How is this quality?
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