by kano1017 on Jan 30, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I got my Path used 3 years ago it's a 2005, I'm very happy with it then I started reading the reviews and got concern I know that this is a Nissan design issues but I was not going to wait till I have to pay a lot of $$ to get the radiator and tranny
fix so my friend and me started looking for some options and we found the solution so we cancel the lines that go thru the radiator to cool the tranny oil and put an independent oil cooler so now I will never need to be concern on this issue, cost to do this 70 buck's for the oil cooler + what you mechanic charges you. Good luck
by autophitie on Sep 6, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Please research this vehicle...read reviews..and purchase something else for the safety of yourself, your family and other drivers on the road.
I had a 2005 Pathfinder, bought it used was happy driving it despite the finicky trans which always seemed okay as long as I continued my dutiful trips to the dealer for service...I had just purchased new tires and brakes for the vehicle
which I paid cash for at the time and wham at just over 102K mi the transmission went.
It was acting up for a few days with my kids in the car I only ventured to work and daycare ASAP got to to the shop..thankfully no one was injured when I was driving this vehicle...
by clausl on Sep 6, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
This is a known issue with Nissan 2005 and 2006 vehicles.
(Currently the subject of a class action lawsuit.)
Coolant leaking into Transmission destroys transmission, computer controlling transmission and radiator. Average cost for fix is ~$7,500 warranty extension offered by Nissan doesn't cover many drivers as the issue seems to often extend beyond the extended warranty of 8yrs / 130,000km. Some vehicles are not covered despite being within these two parameters.
Nissan refuses to say why some vehicles of that year/type are excluded.