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Biggest piece of crap I've ever owned!
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By Kari Visser
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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DO NOT BUY THIS VEHICLE! At 93,000 miles we've already replaced u joints, tie rods, brakes (twice!), water pump, driver's side window door motor, O2 sensor, tire pressure sensors, gas tank sensor and now we've got the dreaded radiator/tranmisson issue! That's just the mechanical issues. The cosmetic issues are rust spots all over the back hatch and in the drivers side door well. We've been loyal Nissan customers for over 20 years. This is the 5th one we've owned. That all changes going forward. I am completely, 100% done with Nissan. When you talk to them on the phone and give them the break down of repairs and that you've spent over $6K in repairs, they are totally unsympathetic, even going so far as to say "It's a man made product. Nothing made by man is perfect.". WHAT??? This thing has been slowly falling apart for 8 years, that's not the imperfection of man. That's low quality, poor design and bad construction! Take your excuses to someone you didn't swindle $30K from, Nissan. Buh-bye. I'll give Toyota your love.


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Unbelievably poor craftsmanship!
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By Greg Brown
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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The radiator transmission should have been a recall $3,000 in repair. The timing chain tensioner should have been a recall $4,500 in repair. Nissan does not stand behind their vehicles. This vehicle has cost my family of five more money than any other vehicle 3x fold. Will never ever ever buy another Nissan did I say ever. Worst company I've ever dealt with in my life.


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No more Nissan.
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By Anonymous
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SUV LE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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It sucks period. Nissan should be out of business, give it one star but it don't deserve that


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No more Nissans for our family
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By junknissan
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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We have purchased 5 Nissans new and used since 2000. 3 Xterras by my mother who now 74 years old, and 2 Pathfinders by me. The 2006 Pathfinder was junk after 40K. The front impeller shaft joint went bad 40K. The steering column replaced at 46K. A running board became loose, and needed replaced. Fog lights worked when they were in the mood at 60K. Then we got to 87K. Radiator cut loose and mixed the coolant and trans fluid. At the time all Nissan would offer is a discounted price of $4000 to do the repair. So I went onto ebay bought a $100 replacement radiator, and had Jiffy Lube flush the tranny. I took it to a Chevy dealer and dumped it for a Silverado 4x4 crew cab. The tranny was slipping.


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Great room - Very Powerful


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Take better care of customers when there is a problem.


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Don't buy a used one
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By tdc7367
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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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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Full size spare, Body style, extra charging ports


Worst Features

Ive always had transmission and sensor problems in every nissan i've owned. They need to fire everyone responsible for desiging transmissions.


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