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Nissan Pathfinder repairs by problem area

Engine (36%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 963 repairs.

Nissan Pathfinder engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 219 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 3.5L V6 CVT FWD

7000 mi Check engine light on. Dealership ran a vacuum test on the fuel system and identified a loose sensor that was allowing air in. They adjusted the sensor and the problem was resolved. 

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2015 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 3.5L V6 CVT 4WD

19220 mi O2 sensor failed. Replaced under warranty. Two trips required because they are not a stock item. 

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2014 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

supercharged 230hp 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT 4WD

32000 mi Exhaust thermal sensor replacement 

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2014 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 3.5L V6 CVT 4WD

33000 mi Collapsed front engine mount 

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2013 Nissan Pathfinder

Engine not specified

22000 mi The oil change warning is set but never comes on when it is time to change the oil. Told dealer and they just looked at me. 
103000 mi

US $425
ECM failed 

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2013 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 3.5L V6 CVT FWD

5000 mi My car fuel tank makes a loud sloshing noise when it is full. Took car into dealer, and was inform that a lot of Pathfinder has the same issue. Said they are waiting for Nissan corporate to redesign the fuel tank before they will fix. 
5000 mi Had coolant smell after shutdown, dealer couldn't find ant problems. 
12000 mi Same coolant smell as before, dealer couldn't duplicate. 
241180 mi

C $124
Engine flooded while offroading and hydro-locked. Towed back to shop and repaired. 

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2013 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 3.5L V6 CVT 4WD

7000 mi Hesitated several different times on several different days after a pause and right turn. 
122940 mi

C $25
the fuel tank had a small leak in the top side of the seam and i removed it, patched it, wire wheeled the whole tank and painted it with undercoating rubberizer 
124000 mi

C $800
Timing belt harmonic balancer was seased on had to break and water pump and thermostat 
11000 mi Engine studder 
Appears an oxygen sensor malfunctioned after dealer washed the car. 

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2011 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

266-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

16523 mi

US $1200
Replaced motor mounts according to tsb for vibrations when idling 

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder

Engine not specified

4000 mi Vehicle was hard to start in cold weather. Dealer replaced fuel pump/regulator assembly and stated that after shutdown, the fuel pressure leaked of past a check valve. Vehicle was hard to start in cold weather. Vehicle computer was replaced. Resolved the problem 

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

310-horsepower 5.6L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

86800 mi External tensioner needed to be replaced. 
122000 mi

US $1500
I was told both exhaust manifolds were cracked by 1 dealer. Cost to repair would be $3000. I took the car to another dealer he raised the vehicle and showed me only one was cracked and showed me the crack. Cost to repair was $1500. 

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

310-horsepower 5.6L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

18000 mi Check engine light went on and never turned off. Dealership reflashed software after running diagnostic test. No parts were replaced. Warranty covered everything. 
12400 mi Check engine light came on. In shop, diagnosed ECM needed to be reprogrammed and shop completed. Check engine light remained on when vehicle picked up. Told to bring it back in a week. Check engine light still on per one week. Diagnosed faulty solenoid valve. No part in stock, told to return in one week.  Third trip to shop in May. Solenoid valve replaced. Engine light no longer on. Problem resolved. 

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

266-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

52000 mi

US $100
Engine motor mount found split in half and leaking. New motor mount was installed. Oil leak found during inspection. Gasket replaced. 

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

266-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

46000 mi

US $30
engine light, gas cap wouldn't stay tight, gasket worn, replaced gas cap. Fixed engine light problem. 
140000 mi

US $20
Power Valve Actuator was buzzing under acceleration. 
49000 mi

US $60
Rattle coming from underneath car, diagnosed as rusted/missing exhaust bolts. Total of 6 bolts replaced. No warm air coming from vents when car was idling, even though car was at operating temp. Adding approx 1/2 liter of coolant to radiator solved the issue. No leaks detected. 
102300 mi Catalytic converter needed to be replaced since check engine light was on and car was due for NYS inspection. 

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

266-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

78000 mi Replaced bad catalytic converters. 
88000 mi Enigne burning oil. about two quarts every 1000 miles. Due to bad cats that were replaced after 78,000 miles. Engine will eventually need to be rebuilt or replaced. 
90000 mi Engine burning oil when sold. 
72000 mi Sludge killed various sensors, cylinder heads and timing engine. This requires a new engine to fix. 

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 4WD

69700 mi

£2400
Turbo oil seals failed. Repplaced turbo and intercooler.  Also required all (4) injectors to be replaced. Injectors probably beginning to fail before turbo failure. 

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel automatic 4WD

69440 mi

A $260
had car serviced and found that the diesel fuel pump is leaking oil from where it mounts to the engine over pressure sensor in the fuel rail faulted 
106640 mi Non fixed items....fuel rail, MAF sensor, oil leak from fuel pump, timing chain/belt 

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 4WD

25420 mi Erratic fuel consumption. Not related to environmental conditions or driving habits. 

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

266-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

74400 mi

€100
Suction control valve (SCV) replaced 
76260 mi EGR valve broke 
147000 mi

US $500
replaced radiator, thermostat and associated hoses in response to radiator leak that caused transmission fluid to enter cooling system. Also flushed cooling system multiple times. 

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

266-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

20000 mi Engine Died. Computer Repair 
20500 mi Engine Died. Computer Replace 
26040 mi fuel gauge sending unit, fixed under warranty 
53320 mi radiator was beginning to leak, rad replaced under extended warranty 
56420 mi

C $50
2 bracket for exhaust system rusted through, needed replacement, also engine fault light rest, must have had bad gas, light has not come back on 
57240 mi 2 sensors for emissions  
74400 mi Dealer replaced faulty fuel pump as per Nissan extended service bulletin on this item. 
98000 mi

US $6000
Timing belt whine. Evap control Valve inop 
105000 mi

US $300
Fuel sensor failed 
45000 mi Bad fuel pressure sending unit. Replaced at no cost under warranty. 
73700 mi Radiator failed allowing coolant to intermix with transmission fluid. This resulted in failure of the transmission as well. 
48000 mi Cam tensioner replaced 
33000 mi timing chain whine 
35816 mi fuel sending unit replaced for second time 
44000 mi

US $6000
cross contamination of trans fluid and anti freeze resulting in trans failure. New trans and radiator installed. Radiator failed first causing trans to fail. 

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

266-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

38440 mi SES light illuminated and the fault was a Emission control valve located at the EVAP canister rear of the car. Valve replaced under extended warranty. 

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2006 Nissan Pathfinder

Engine not specified

121500 mi

US $1100
timing chain tensioner replaced. Also replaced internal water pump since it was in the same area. 

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2006 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

10200 mi

US $140
Wheel alignment / Camber bolt kit 
56000 mi Rattling noise at 2250 RPM and up. 
71000 mi

US $119
Cooling system flush, fill and purge, in an attempt to correct problem with no cabin heat at engine idle. 
71300 mi Replaced thermostat, fixed problem of no heat at idle. 
81000 mi

US $255
Oil pressure sending unit malfunctioned and replaced. 
66000 mi Warped air box. Also required O2 sensor and throttle body repairs, but these were due to the air box and lack of air filter changes. 

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2006 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

65000 mi

US $1200
chain tensioners wore out rather prematurely 
65700 mi

US $350
some sort of gas tank valve went bad 
27000 mi Radiator replaced and engine flushed. 
79000 mi

US $180
Replaced lower O2 sensors due to poor gas mileage. Average went from 15 MPG to 17 MPG after repair. 
86000 mi

US $160
replaced upper O2 sensor. Gas mileage was suffering and this improved the mileage 
59500 mi

US $550
heat shield coming lose from weld. Had it removed. 
77000 mi Oil pressure sensor failed. 
87700 mi There was also a coolant leak under car. Leak was result of bad pressure valve. Assumed it would fix heat issue as well. Did not. 
49000 mi Sepentine Drive belt is causing one of the pulleys to squeal loudly, mainly at startup. After engine warm up, the squeal "pretty much" goes away. Nissan deal told cost to repair "somewhere around $700" ... so I'm living with it. 

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2006 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

95000 mi New timing chain in engine.  Also added Coolant Milk Shake to stop vibrations. 
73780 mi

C $814
Check Engine light on - evaporative canister to be replaced under warranty. 
76880 mi

C $2000
Timing chain tensioner noise. 
128340 mi

C $125
Replaced failed oil pressure sender unit on bottom of engine. Took about 1 hour. 
135000 mi

US $6400
Check engine light code p0301 random misfire cylinder #1 Found valve seat failure and scored cylinder walls due to catalytic converter failure Recommended reman engine replacement est $6400.00 
121520 mi

C $400
Cooling fan has been activated constantly since the car is starting. Terrible noise has been sound. The fan clutch has been replaced. No more noise and the engine working more efficiently. 

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 4WD

60760 mi Exhaust tube broke right off. 

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder

Engine not specified

132000 mi

US $300
Crank Sensor went bad. 
132000 mi

US $975
Check engine light stayed on. Took to dealer and found catalytic converter was failing and should be replaced. 
134000 mi

US $175
Oil pressure sensor failed. Part replaced. 
144000 mi

US $500
Plastic Timing Chain Guides wore out and needed replaced - known manufacturer defect, that Nissan acknowledges, but will not pay for 

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

87300 mi

US $1200
Car overheating. Hose and a/c part changes required for fixing. 
72300 mi

US $50
Exhaust and catalytic converter, repair 
207000 mi

US $300
Camshaft and Crankshaft sensors bad. 
31000 mi

US $225
Squeak in pulley or belt system.. Pulley and belts replaced. Problem solved. 
60300 mi

US $1500
Timing chain replacement 
102000 mi

US $1350
Timing chain, tensioner and cam chain 
68300 mi

US $350
Replace catalytic converter 
69000 mi

US $575
Replaced the catalytic converter again 

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

135780 mi

C $440
replace serpentine belt again 
176700 mi

C $2049
coils and plugs went out, took the catalyc converter out as well 
194880 mi No heat 
51000 mi Squeak coming from engine. Determined to be faulty drive belt and tensioner. Both parts replaced. Faulty parts fitted on 1st trip. Same parts replaced again and repair was successful. 
45000 mi leak noticed from radiator, replaced under extended warranty 
45000 mi Check engine light - evaporative cannister, purge valve kit replaced under extended warranty  
113000 mi

US $2200
Internal gasket leak. 
104000 mi

US $300
Computer malfunctions and vehicle will loose power and cut off. Have replace the power relay in the IPDM, several times. I hate this vehicle. I will never purchase a Nissan again. Trips to the dealer are pointless as they can't diagnose 
78000 mi

US $1200
Timing chain noise. There is a tsb about the secondary timing chain guides. My problem appears to be the primary timing chain. 
75300 mi

US $600
Traveled approx 100 km when engine died. Restarted once and then died after a few hundred meters. Would not restart. Car had to be towed. Throttle body, fuel pump, IDPM all changed, but didn't fix problem. 
76000 mi

US $999
Towed to dealer in June. IDPM replaced again, diagnosis found ECM faulty, ordered ECM from US. In September replaced ECM, replaced all spark plugs and 1 coil. After car back from shop for 1 day SES light came on while going up a hill. Car will not drive more than 80km per hour up and incline. Engine loses power and makes a noise. Runs fine at lower speeds. Ordered, replaced rest of coils, did not fix problem. 
76700 mi

US $800
IDPM replaced yet again. Apparently there was a short that caused the IDPM and some relays to melt. 
79000 mi

US $200
car wouldn't start, car towed to dealer and fuel pump replaced. Check engine light came on, reset at home. Came on again. Code for fuel temperature sensor. Reset again and came on so drove car to dealer. On the way to dealer tire pressure light also on. Reset them and they stayed off till sold car. 
75000 mi had a fair amount of work done at one time. While trouble shooting they found a leak in the radiator,  
104000 mi

US $2400
Timing chain tensioner's needed to be replaced. The water pump was replaced at this time because of the access provided to due the timing chain. 
104000 mi

US $317
Truck was giving engine code P0455 vent control valve and boost sensor on EVAP canister. 
108000 mi

US $62
Truck would shut down while driving without warning 
135000 mi

US $129
Timing chain fell off.engine dead truck junked 
71000 mi

US $25
rear heater (aluminum) lines corroded through resulting in loss of antifreeze 
72555 mi

US $500
Car was making metal vibration noise at specific RPMs. The Intake Manifold Assembly/gaskets and exhaust heat shield mounts needed replacing. Replaced rear latch gate handle because of rust. Covered under extended Carmax warranty 
89300 mi

US $250
Replaced cam position sensor causing no-starts. 
109000 mi

US $2000
Replaced forward catalytic converters. 

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

45000 mi

US $1600
Vehicle required a new Timing Chain, Chain Guide, and supporting parts. It just went with 45,000 miles on the vehicle. I complained to Nissan HQTRS, and they agreed to pay half of the repair bill. 
40920 mi

C $275
Pulley tensioner on motor went bad. serpentine belt also had to be replaced. 
78000 mi Evap canister for gas, temp sensing gauge not working,check engine light was one. Dealer fixed all items at no charge to us. 
44640 mi Occasional starting problems. Later car stalls and does not want to start. When eventually started, engine light came on. Diagnostic tests identified the airflow sensor to be faulty. Cleaned the sensor and contact points and problem solved. 
46500 mi Stopped car at fuel station. After re-fueled, car would not start. Starter motor runs, but engine fails to fire up. After waiting for 10-15 mins, car starts with no indication of problem. Car dealer could not replicate problem, so not resolved. 
80600 mi Replaced exhaust system 
117800 mi

R 10000
One of the coils stopped working. Replaced all 6 coils. 
92380 mi

C $50
antifreeze in transmission, well known problem with this make and year. flushed rad and changed transmission hoses to external cooler to buy a little time before the big fix (transmission) or purchase of new vehicle... 
67000 mi

US $400
Accessory belt tensioner. Was making all kind of noise. 
96000 mi

US $900
The engine radiator has a built in transmission cooler. There was a leak between the two causing fluids to mix. All fluids were flushed from both and the radiator was replaced. All new fluids for both coolers installed. 

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2004 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

30000 mi Screw came off from power valve. Repaired under warranty. 

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2003 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

106020 mi

C $152
Oil cooler leaking oil. Replaced O-rings. 
140000 mi

US $215
Leaking oil badly. Oil cooler o-ring failed. Replaced o-ring and bracket. 
155000 mi

US $400
Exhaust resonator 
120000 mi Heater didn't work. Mechanic inspected and estimated cost to fix. Cost was about same as the value of vehicle. 

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2003 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

84000 mi

US $225
Rear portion of exhaust system (second muffler) had to be replaced due to corrosion. 
88300 mi

US $800
Leak in EVAP vent solenoid required it's replacement along with EVAP Canister as screws holding onto the canister were corroded and could not be removed. I'm told this is a common problem on vehicles in the 'rust belt'. 
92000 mi

US $1200
Intermittent overheating... first thought to be a faulty thermostat, turned out to be partly clogged radiator. Disappointing with this few miles on the vehicle... 
123000 mi 75mph, engine lost power intermittently. Knocked and rattled like starving for oil, it had plenty. Service dept. started car 3 times and agreed about noise. Nissan tech stared once, immediately noise stopped. Hasn't returned 1500 miles/4ks. 
117000 mi

US $600
Engine surging during acceleration. Vacuum line was rotted under intake manifold. Manifold had to be removed to replace. Lot of labor. 
118000 mi

US $340
Muffler needed replacing due to corrosion. 
122000 mi

US $130
Resonator Failed, replaced 
106000 mi

US $550
Replacement of timing belt and fan belts. 
85000 mi

US $1000
replacement of fuel vapor switch and cannister. the switch melted a year ago. covered under an extended warranty, labor would have been a lot less, but they didn't catch the cracked cannister when replacing the switch. 
105000 mi

US $125
car had code 1490, bought the bypass valve, but discovered the wires to the valve were broken- this is more likely the cause of the problem, replaced the vacuum bypass valve anyway- it was not returnable. 
109000 mi

US $220
Dealer found that the solenoid for the evaporative emissions system was bad, replaced. Hopefully this is the final step for this problem- all of the parts for the evaporative emissions system have been replaced. 
58000 mi

US $120
Had an oil leak that required then to reseal the oil pan. 
95000 mi

US $100
There was some sound from exhaust system, silencer got rusted and broke from the joint, I asked them to weld, but it seems there is something loose inside exhaust system as I still hear sound sometime. 
98000 mi

US $150
Engine light came on, valvoline oil change guy put code reading machine and said it is due to fuel filter and fuel system cleanup. After fuel filter replace and fuel system cleanup everything is fine. 
97000 mi

US $500
Throttle body replacement 
102000 mi

US $80
Broken/rusted flange between muffler and rear resonator - pipe welded to repair 

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2003 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

104940 mi

¤1700
Car lost power and engine switched off while at traffic lights. I was able to restart the car immediately but engine light would not go off. 2 sensors were replaced and Full Major Service was carried out. 
121360 mi

¤2500
There were a number of gaskets leaking, they were all changed. 
83700 mi

C $150
EVAP System 
80000 mi

US $70
Exhaust system leaking. Common problem with this era Pathfinder. Installed repair kit designed for this specific problem. 
106000 mi Needed new exhaust from cat back. Rotors machined. General tune up. Needs to still go back for new plugs and to check on "check engine" light that is showing an emissions code having to do with the fuel tank. 

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2002 Nissan Pathfinder

Engine not specified

82000 mi

US $500
loud knocking-think throttle body screws getting loose and falling out as some have reported. I sold it-no way i'm paying big bucks for a seized engine in a 2002! I'm at ease now-be careful with this engine!! 

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2002 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

109000 mi

US $300
O2 sensors 
150000 mi

US $300
replaced rear driver catalytic converter. replaced downstream O2 sensor. 
76000 mi

US $400
Fan clutch replaced. 

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2002 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

137000 mi

US $180
SUV is hard to start after setting 20-30 minutes. Problem is not present if engine is cold or hot, just if it sets for a short time. No cost, I had the shop clean the injectors as well as replace diff oil. 
142500 mi

US $90
Rocker cover oil leak 
157000 mi

US $500
Evap canister check valve went bad, which originally caused the MIL code to come on giving an erroneous small evap leak code. Eventually the check valve totally died in the closed position which caused the right code to come up. 
58000 mi

US $120
P1130 code. I replaced a new swirl control valve solenoid vale unit but the SES light still on; told to disconnect battery for 1-2 hrs. then reconnect it to reset the light. Works for week, light comes back on again. 
92000 mi

US $400
Muffler and post muffler (resonator) had to be replaced due to flange between muffler and post muffler rusted through. Corrosion too deep to be able to fix without replacement of both mufflers. 
96720 mi

C $465
Exhaust had broken at flange above rear axle, causing exhaust leak to under-body of the vehicle. Melted small area of carpet inside the vehicle. Apparently a common and typical spot for the exhaust to fail in this vehicle. In area of fuel tank. 
96720 mi

C $500
Broken exhaust flange above rear axle. Replaced all exhaust components from cats, back. 
104160 mi

C $285
replace OE muffler. Repair other exhaust joint leak. 
109120 mi

C $325
Check engine light with 2 codes for a post-cat O2 sensor. TSB# NTB03-011 indicated ECM flash required. O2 sensor replaced, ECM flashed. 
119660 mi

C $515
Complete exhaust replaced from cat converter back: head pipes, muffler, tailpipe. The tail pipe had rotted at the connection over the axle, the muffler and head pipes were rotten. 
126480 mi

C $75
Head gasket leaking coolant at pass rear side. Stop leak added to coolant system as the repair cost of the gasket was equal to vehicle value or damn close. 
127100 mi

C $190
The previous headgasket leak which was treated with stop leak may have caused the radiator to fail. My guess is the sealant sealed the rad cap causing an overpressure condition. OEM rad replaced (easy job actually!). Not bad @205k km. 
112980 mi

C $205
O2 sensor right rear replaced after "Check Engine" light went on Exhaust and catalytic converter fixed (welded) 
151000 mi

US $408
IACV valve needed replacement 
157000 mi

US $200
Exhaust fell off 

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2002 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

49100 mi Open intake manifold, loc-tite butterfly valves,Rpl. PCV,New Iridium Plugs (OE plugs still looked new). Truck has 3" lift, 32" tires, Manual Hubs, Open Element Pop-Charger, (3) 12" subwoofers...gets 13 MPG CITY and 21 HWY ! 
62000 mi Driver side rear spark plug hole is gathering oil, perhaps a new valve cover is in order. Truck consumes very little oil less than 1/2 QT per 5000K city driving. 
82000 mi

US $150
Rattle...heat shield 
86000 mi

US $185
Rear 02 sensor went bad and was causing the "check engine" light to be lit. Sensor was replaced. 
95000 mi

US $1000
Needed to patch exhaust piping 
100000 mi

US $400
Exhaust. Catalytic converter replacement 
155000 mi

C $220
Loud exhaust noise. Repaired hole in muffler and exhaust pipe, as well as new clamps on loose tailpipe. 
160420 mi

C $450
Exhaust leak. Replaced entire exhaust system. Exhaust parts purchased independently, then had dealership install the parts. 
172960 mi

C $950
Truck would not idle. After much troubleshooting, problem was a bad IACV, which also took out the ECM (main computer). Replaced IACV and had the ECM repaired by Circuit Board Medics. Took 2 weeks to complete the repair. 
177920 mi

C $20
Gas leaking from filler tube when adding gas. Half inch hole in top of tube. Sourced a used gas filler neck/tube assembly at a wrecking yard and replaced it myself. 
182260 mi

C $1025
Rad sprung a leak, lost the anti-freeze and truck overheated. Replaced the radiator, upper and lower hoses and thermostat. 
186000 mi

C $175
Exhaust system noisy. Had to replace the resonator and exhaust pipe 
186620 mi

C $160
Muffler rusted out. Replaced. 
166400 mi

A $1200
The original Butane fuel system was completely replaced with a new system. 
177920 mi

A $550
Replaced Radiator, due to split in Top Tank 
73000 mi Cooland leaks from radiator, overheating, SES light ON 
80000 mi

US $700
Botched radiator. 
120280 mi Idiot lites would tell me the evaporation line on the gas tank was leaking. Does nothing, expensive to replace sensors, never fixed. 

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2001.5 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

214700 mi

US $40
I had to replace the intake tube/elbow because cracks began forming allowing unmeasured air into engine. Took 10 minutes 
240000 mi

US $200
Had to replace radiator due to leaks. 

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2001.5 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

84000 mi

US $1200
Rear exhaust resonator fell off. It had rusted through at the joint where it connected to the main muffler. Repair shop told me this is a common failure on Pathfinders. Radiator was replaced. I noticed a faint smell of coolant while working on the front suspension. No leaks were apparent. After replacing radiator, the engine temp gauge was reading much lower temperature. The radiator core was partially clogged. 

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2001.5 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door

6-cylinder manual 4WD

76260 mi Burning excessive oil. Low compression on 3 cylinders. Truck requires new motor. 

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2001.5 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

39680 mi

$700
valve cover gasket 
57660 mi

$400
Replace distributor assembly. 
60760 mi

$300
Replaced radiator, radiator already had leaks on the seams and spread to the rest of the radiator. 

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2001.5 Nissan Pathfinder

4-cylinder automatic AWD

111000 mi

US $750
mass air flow changed after car slowed running then stopped, overheated, and made whistling sounds Radiator changed with the persistent chk engine light code 

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder

Engine not specified

107000 mi

US $1372
All six Ignition coils had to be replaced, was told by the mechanic to have all of them replaced at the same time to save labor cost in the future. 

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed manual RWD

103000 mi

US $130
Had a flange that broke and had to be replaced. 
117000 mi

US $1200
Replaced Coil packs and wires 

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

123000 mi

US $80
Replace MAF sensor, due to car hesitating at moderate to high RPMs. 
128000 mi

US $63
Problem code P1145, replaced intake valve timing control position sensor. 
97000 mi

US $160
Exhaust Pipe between 1 muffler and 2nd muffler split at weld. 
167000 mi

US $35
Crank angle sensor was replaced. 

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

154000 mi

US $85
Service Engine Soon light came on. Code reader indicated "Fuel injection system lean." Replaced MAF sensor, reset SES light, problem has not recurred. 
163000 mi

US $6
Oil leak was detected from the oil cooler. Replaced oil cooler o-ring. 
140000 mi

US $410
radiator was bad and was replaced. Car kept running hot. 
156500 mi in shop once again for overheating. 
156000 mi Coolant plug leaked. Tightened to correct specs 
180000 mi

US $534
Went to start the vehicle and had a no start condition. security light remained on, had vehicle towed to dealer after trying to reprogram the key they had to replace the computer for the key antenna that reads the key. 

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

103137 mi

US $294
Replaced oil cooler seal Replaced coil #3 
85625 mi

US $657
Replaced air flow meter. 
125000 mi

US $114
Replaced coil #1 
156208 mi

US $1158
Replace leaking valve cover gaskets and seals as needed to correct leak. 
112220 mi

C $717
replaced radiator 
112620 mi

C $512
Air flow sensor 
56000 mi

US $1520
Fuel Injector Service, Mass Air Flow Meter Replaced.  Losing Power and Jostling when started. Replaced Single Coil  Replace 5 remaining coils. 
117000 mi

US $220
Vehicle required a new oxygen sensor, drivers side rear bank. I first attempted to use an aftermarket sensor from ebay at 1/8 the cost, but it did not work. 
117300 mi

US $800
Muffler had holes and had to be replaced to pass inspection. 
89000 mi

US $165
MAF sensor went bad. Had the MAF sensor cleaned but not replaced to try and see if that would fix it but it did not. Will be ordering a new MAF sensor soon. 
128340 mi

C $700
O2 sensor replaced. 
136400 mi

C $375
Replaced muffler, rusted, hole developing. 
145700 mi

C $188
Changed the number 6 ignition module. 
153140 mi

C $780
Ignition coil replaced. 
164300 mi

C $4600
Both catalytic converters replaced,  evap servo, O2 sensor,  
183520 mi Suspected blown head gasket. Leaking coolant, burnin oil, over heating at idle. Did not take to mechanic. 
123160 mi

C $500
COIL PACKS REPLACED. ALL 6 
109700 mi

US $1000
Replaced spark plugs, ignition coils, and both cam sensors to remedy stuttering issue and CEL codes. 
110000 mi CEL on due to bad O2 sensor. Living with it for now. 
119000 mi CEL on due to bad O2 sensor. 
53940 mi

$250
Small radiator leak in plastic top tank. Needed replacement (trying to find top tank part). Cousin's Pathfinder (1999) needed same repair at similar milage.  
147000 mi

US $300
Exhaust pipe rusted through and was replaced along with muffler. 
229000 mi

US $450
O2 sensors replaced 2 of them in the cycle of the car.  
124000 mi

US $80
had to repair broken exhaust pipe. OEM exhaust system. Second repair on section between two rear mufflers (or resonator and muffler...not sure). cut pipe and welded sleeve to make repair. 
119000 mi

US $1100
car vibrating, replaced all ignition coils 
134700 mi

US $2100
catalytic convertor 
134000 mi Ignition Coil, MAF sensor, alternator 
135000 mi

US $300
Exhaust gaskets idler pulley 
146940 mi

C $5500
Engine running very rough, stalling at idle when warm, running extremely rich. Replaced MAF, IACV, TPS, spark plugs, wires, distributor, cleaned throttle body, replaced all intake manifold gaskets from the head-up as well as the TB gasket. 

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

190000 mi The engine light came on lost all acceleration and topped out at about 45mph. Was told by my mechanic that the cylinders on left bank were all oval 
188000 mi

US $350
Idle air control valve (IACV) was replaced. This failure also disabled the car's ECU. ECU failed due to a bad idle air control valve (IACV) and ECU was replaced with a rebuilt ECU. 
203140 mi

C $150
Exhaust - replaced. 
203980 mi

C $200
Exaust rattling, needed some welding to secure. 
107056 mi

C $930
Problems code P1320, P0301, P0305 Replaced Ignition coils 1 & 5 (new) and Alternator (recond) 
107356 mi

C $450
Problems code P1320, P0301, P0305 Replaced Ignition coils 1 & 5 and Alternator 
110077 mi

C $550
Cleaned upper right VTC sensor Repl Center and Rear muffler 
124620 mi

C $100
SES P1145 needs driver side Camshaft sensor replaced 
128340 mi

C $120
Error Code P1320 and P0305. Replace Ignition Coil for Cylinder 5. 
137020 mi

C $75
replace lower oil pan 
248000 mi

US $650
leaking from water control valve 
132000 mi

US $1000
SES light went on showing faulty MAFS. It was cleaned and put back, light went off. 
149000 mi

US $1025
Needed Ignition Coil replcement 
126000 mi

US $450
Oxygen sensor needed to be replaced. 
113000 mi

US $150
Had to fix some parts with the exhaust, but the car has been very rusty and there is always something to fix with the exhaust. 
95000 mi

US $100
Valve cover gaskets leaking oil 

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

48360 mi

C $1200
Mass air flow sensor, O2 sensor, updated software for ecm 

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2000 Nissan Pathfinder

Engine not specified

132000 mi

US $90
Pathfinder has problem starting, runs good once started but will stall if given gas too quick. Replaced fuel filter, air filter and cleaned air flow sensor 

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2000 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

170-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

167400 mi

C $525
Code on computer - EVAP System. Smoke test revealed bad Vacuum valve. 

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2000 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

170-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

150536 mi

A $2570
Coolant leak from lower intake manifold(RHS). R&R 2 lower intake manifold gasket and the upper intake plenum gasket-$60(parts)+$740(labour). R&R valve cover gasket(LHS)-$60(labour only). R&R spark plugs (iridium)-$150(parts)+$50(labour) Oil leak at timing cover.R&R timing belt,2 camshaft seals,1 crankshaft seal-$150(parts)+$750(labour).R&R water pump-$150(parts)+$100(labour).R&R thermostat-$55(parts)+$95(labour).R&R 2 idler pulleys-$140(parts only).Hoses-$70(parts only) 
150840 mi

A $1570
R&R rear main seal - $1200. R&R transfer case seals - $220. R&R oil pressure switch -$150 
151900 mi

A $500
Radiator leaking due to crack at the top section. Replaced with aftermarket radiator ~$120 (incl. coolant top up). 

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2000 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

170-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

197960 mi

C $400
fuel tank 
99000 mi

US $460
belts replaced and tune up water pump replaced 
108300 mi

US $750
oxygen sensors replaced. one was bad. replaced all 
68200 mi

C $1200
timing belt; waterpump and radiator flush and repair to damaged wheel lock by tire shop 
135000 mi

US $80
O2 Sensor Bank 2 Sensor 2 Replaced. 
197500 mi

US $200
Crankshaft pulley/harmonic balancer separated. Had to pull old one and replace. 
95260 mi

$900
Oil Leak 
76880 mi

C $700
New full exhaust, old had worn out. 
144000 mi Sounded like a belt was squealing. Mechanic said it was a "pulley" of some sort and not a belt (and Nissan dealer had to order part, so I think it is uncommon?). Sorry, no further info. I haven't picked up car yet to get specifics. 
145000 mi

US $800
Entire exhaust system replaced as the pieces had separated due to rust. Parts still attached and car ran fine, just noisey. Mechanic says this is a common issue for this model after a certain age. 
148000 mi

US $200
Replace header pipe gaskets 
150300 mi

US $85
Smell of fuel. They changed out fuel line, but I still have smell. Need to take care back. 
154300 mi

US $254
Had them check out continued smell of fuel. Per mechanic, something was not tight on line, so fixed. 
158700 mi The gas tank, housing, etc., rusted out. I guess just age and mid-Atlantic winters. 
165000 mi

US $575
They installed new battery when they should not have/I did not ask them to. Main point of trip was to replace the rear muffler. It just sort of blew open. Needed like a rodent crawled up in it an died.. They installed the 4 tiree. 
97000 mi

US $250
After 12 years, muffler was rusted out. Replaced muffler, no other issues. 
103000 mi

US $325
Rubber bushing on pulley crankshaft was breaking down causing a wobble and fan belts to squall. Replaced crankshaft pulley and belts. Cost of belts not included in the repair amount. 
61380 mi

$3
Leaking oil from valve cover. Replaced and tightend bolts. 
64790 mi

$12
Bought sensor and harness from eBay for $12. 
65720 mi

$300
Harmonic Balancer came apart with a lot of noise. Replaced by an aftermarket part. 

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2000 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

121000 mi

US $600
Exhaust rusted through at flange join. Had shop weld the exhaust. 

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2000 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

123000 mi

US $75
needed new distributor. fyi, you forgot to include in the who paid for section: mechanic is good customer & cut deal with refurbished parts supplier; only charged me labor. 

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1999.5 Nissan Pathfinder

Engine not specified

204300 mi

US $220
OBDII Code for EVAP Canister. Replaced EVAP Canister and Purge Control Valve. 
207000 mi

US $110
Replaced knock sensor. Couldn't remove intake manifold , stuck on studs, so mounted new sensor on top of intake plenum. (Google for YouTube video of procedure). Plan on finishing this weekend. Also, the rear bolt thread stripped. Helicoiled 
120300 mi

US $500
Car cranking but stalling, stalled while i was driving Replaced the distributor and rotor. Replaced original wires and spark plugs. 
160700 mi

US $500
Replaced Distributor 

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1999.5 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

170-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

125000 mi

US $900
exhaust system rusted. Changed exhaust and muffler 

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder

Engine not specified

170000 mi

US $1008
Water pump replaced, radiator hoses also replaced. 
161200 mi

C $300
coolant leak found. told was head gasket leak, decided to sell not repair 
121000 mi

US $1500
fixed cracked exhaust manifold. valve cover gaskets. 
136000 mi

US $350
Exhaust piping engine to catalytic converter and converter to muffler. 
146000 mi

US $850
Evaporative canister 
199000 mi

US $1200
TRUCK KEPT STALLING EVEN AFTER NEW MAF, TPS, AND VARIOUS OTHER SENSORS. NEW TIMING BELT WATER PUMP, DRIVE BELTS ALL DONE. 
202500 mi

US $300
Evap. Charcoal Canister, Purge Check Valve. 

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door

6-cylinder manual 4WD

162000 mi

US $200
Mass Air Flow sensor failing, was replaced 
164000 mi

US $523
Car stalled while driving. Failed Distributor. Replaced with New one. 

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

109000 mi

US $600
Exhaust system rusting out 
120280 mi

C $200
Flex pipe broke and resulted in massive leak. Was replaced with OEM parts and is no longer a concern. 
181040 mi

C $600
Harmonic Balancer failure. 
189100 mi

C $950
Cat back...everythign replaced 
114080 mi

C $80
Faulty tension pulley replaced 
114700 mi

C $480
The damper pulley broke and everything driven by the 2 belts ceased working. The damper pulley is composed of 2 parts joined by a rubber piece. The exterior part got loose and fell off. 

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

272000 mi

US $2800
Missing ignition. Replace defective fuel injector. Replace timing belt (first time), water pump, oil gaskets, overhead gasket 
290300 mi

US $2900
replace gaskets, seals, oil leaking 
221700 mi

US $1000
some leaking seals. 
235000 mi Leaking valve cover gaskets. 

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1997 Nissan Pathfinder

Engine not specified

150000 mi

US $2000
mulfunctioning rotor /spark plug assembly, engine hesitating/dying while vehicle stopped at intersections or when enging reving at low speeds. Dealer replaced entire assembly and car runs much better now. 

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1997 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

184000 mi

US $2000
Rear O2 Sensor faulty Cam seals and pressure switch leaking, replaced. 
124000 mi

US $25
Replaced the charcoal canister assy at the rear. The block broke up and was throwing emission codes. Bought a unit from junkyard for $25 and all is well. 
131700 mi

US $60
Cleaned Mass Air Flow sensor. 
133000 mi

US $78
Surging at low rpm when cold, replaced, plugs/wires/rotor/cap/fuel filter and replaced mass airflow/ Did not fix the problem. Feel it may be o2 sensors and or the cat. Not worth fixing since doesn't harm driveability. 
138000 mi

US $6
Slight oil leak. Added some stop leak, and oil rarely drips to the ground. 
152000 mi

US $250
cracked passenger side exhaust manifold 
179000 mi

US $30
gas line had a leak, replaced and it was all fixed 

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