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Don't buy a used one
By tdc7367 on 05/21/14 19:15 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I bought my Pathfinder brand new. Last week after 245,XXX miles the dreaded transmission radiator problem took her down. I've replaced the catalytic converters twice, the fuel pump, both O2 sensors, Oil Pressure sensor, Camshaft position sensor, the u -joint. I got 180,000 miles out of her before all of these problems and she's never left me stranded along the road. Brand new these cars are good, but unfortunately this is my 4th and final Nissan. So if you see a used one on the lot with around 150k miles on it. Move on and save yourself some dough.
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Buyer Beware
By danb11 on 05/07/14 15:32 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Please Google search Nissan Pathfinder transmission problem prior to purchasing this vehicle used. What may/will happen is after 80k - 100K miles there will be a complete transmission failure. There is an obvious defect in the radiator / transmission which allows radiator fluid to go into the transmission. Once this happens you will need a complete transmission and radiator (about a $5-6K+ fix). There is a class action lawsuit against Nissan USA and they may cover 1/2 of the expenses but you will still be out of $3K in out of pocket expenses. There is also a catalytic convertver / O2 sensor problem which will not allow the vehicle to pass smog (If you live in CA) and costs $1200 to fix.
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176,000 miles and still going...
By ccmercer on 12/11/13 10:13 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I bought my Pathfinder new in 2006. With two kids and my job, I'm constantly on the road. This SUV has lead up to its name. It's been everywhere. I keep the oil changed regularly, on my 3rd set of tires & brakes. It does a great job. Other than the typical wear issues, the only thing I can complain about is the 93 octane fuel requirement. With gas prices as high as they are, it's not unusual to pay $60+ for a tank of gas. I tried the 87 octane the first year, and I did not like the performance. I went back to 93 octane and haven't changed. I've had nine vehicles in my life, and this is the only car I've driven that has never given me problems. It's a great vehicle.
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Owned since new
By admiralforever on 09/07/12 07:49 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I have owned my Pathfinder LE since new when I bought it in early 07. I have not had any problems with it. It currently has 52K and change miles on it. I have not had the radiator failure like most people have, the brakes are still good. I did get the TPMS sensors replaced because the dealer broke one but they paid for it. I am glad I have this SUV and the fact that is is a 2006 it has more horsepower and torque than the later models, since Nissan detuned the 4.0l V6 so they can sell the V8. I have driven it cross country four times and it never gave me any problems.
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14 of 22 people found this review helpful
major problems!!!!!
By lovebaby24 on 06/27/12 19:13 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I have had my car 3 years and i am still making payments i have replaced the cadillac converters and one co2 sensor which has cost me 2200.00. Now i found out my tranmission is slipping which if you do research on it alot of people are having the same problem! No recall i guess nissan could care less about you after the sale will never own another one!!!!!!
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45,300 miles and going strong
By mgonzalez on 06/13/12 11:32 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

After 6 years of truoble-free service pulling a 21 ft Boston Whaler (occassionally) I recently had the fuel gauge problem. The dealer notified me of the extended warranty for this issue but that it has expired a day earlier! What? I called Nissan Consumer Affairs and after some back and forth with the dealer they approved the repair under warranty. Nissan even will reimburse the $99.00 "diagnosis" fee from the dealer. I was also informed of the extended warranty for the transmission/coolant issue until 6/2014 or 80,000 miles. So far, no problems with that. The vehicle sits outside all the time in FL. No problems with the exterior or interior. Still have the OEM tires.
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5 of 25 people found this review helpful
Dangerous Car
By driver1962 on 06/05/12 14:46 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Pathfinder S 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I bought a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder with 50,000 miles on it. In about 2 years the car started shaking and vibrating on the highway. I started researching and found out this is a serious problem with Nissan Pathfinders 2005-2011. The Radiator fluid mixes with the transmission fluid and causes damage and puts i you in danger in the middle of the road. The estimate today from Nissan dealer, $10, 088 and I owe $10, 000 on the car! Do your homework. The frustrating entries about this car are all over the internet, including class action lawsuits!
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10 of 10 people found this review helpful
transmission,calipers,engine,Nissan Consumer Affairs
By n06 on 02/02/12 13:41 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I just sold my Pathfinder 06 with 73K miles on it.Did not want to waste more money.I've driving Nissan since 1999.Definitely will not purches or recommend Nissan products at all.At 74k milles the car started falling apart:calipers ,brake switch,u joints,cd player ,tire air pressure sensor,radiator,transmission,timing chain ,all at once. Because of the extended warranty for the radiator I was told by Middletown Nissan dealer that I would have my radiator and the transmission replaced at no charge .Four days later my car had a major transmission leak.Brought it back to same dealer,got charged $190 ,because only front part of transmission was replaced.Invoice states replaced transmission.
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7 of 11 people found this review helpful
Nissan- What?!?
By samandolia on 10/16/11 08:32 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I purchased a Pathfinder almost 2 years ago, used. The seats were found to be so uncomfortable, my husband ALWAYS complained about how they felt like sitting on plywood. The center console, (where you rest your arm), always made a cracking sound when leaned on, and eventually broke.The backseat cupholder was sort of loose, and eventually broke off too. Then, when the car hit 95,000 miles, my "Service Engine Soon" light came on. Advance Auto put the computer on it, and said it was just the way I had put the gas cap back on and it would go off. It did, but when I filled up again, it came back on. I got lucky & got rid of it, I knew it was about to become expensive to repair- JUNK
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful
4 Stars to 2 Stars
By kartdad805 on 06/16/11 21:59 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

Review

After 2 years of owning my 2006 Pathfinder, I had nothing but good things to say. After 4-5 years of owing...it is another story. After the reliability of my parent's Datsun/Nissan products, I figured I would see 250,000 trouble free miles. In the last 12 months, I have spent over $5K replacing two cat converters, u-joints, shocks, ECU relay. Today, check engine light is on again! I am afraid of the ticking time bomb of the transmission I read about. Carlos Goshen may have "saved" Nissan...but as with many short-term thinking cost cuttiing "businessmen", it is at the sacrifice of Nissan's reputation of quality products. This will likely be the last Nissan product I ever buy! RIP Nissan
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