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Nissan Pathfinder Engine Problems and Repair Histories

687 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Nissan Pathfinder. 174 of these members (25.3%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 236 engine repairs to Nissan Pathfinders--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Nissan Pathfinder problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Nissan Pathfinder problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Nissan Pathfinder problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Nissan Pathfinder repairs by problem area

42% of the Nissan Pathfinder repairs were to the engine, 12% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 13% to the suspension, 18% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 3% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 567 repairs.

Nissan Pathfinder engine repair cost distribution

Of the Nissan Pathfinder engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 14% cost less than $100, 44% between $100 and $499, 21% between $500 and $999, 18% between $1000 and $2499, and 4% more than $2500.

Chart based on 188 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Nissan Pathfinder

Engine not specified

Nissan Pathfinder in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 3000    
4000 0 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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2005 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

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

Nissan Pathfinder in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 49000    
51000 0 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. 
 

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2002 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Nissan Pathfinder in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 76000    
76000 400 Fan clutch replaced. 
 

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2002 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

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

Nissan Pathfinder in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Cooland leaks from radiator, overheating, SES light ON 
80000 700 Botched radiator. 
 

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2001.5 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

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

Nissan Pathfinder in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 82000    
84000 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

Nissan Pathfinder in New Brunswick, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 75640    
76260 0 Burning excessive oil. Low compression on 3 cylinders. Truck requires new motor. 
 

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder

Engine not specified

Nissan Pathfinder in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 106000    
107000 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 4WD, part-time w/low range

Nissan Pathfinder in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 97000    
97000 160 Exhaust Pipe between 1 muffler and 2nd muffler split at weld. 
135000  

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

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

Nissan Pathfinder in Nevada, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 49000    
56000 1520 Fuel Injector Service, Mass Air Flow Meter Replaced.  Losing Power and Jostling when started. Replaced Single Coil  Replace 5 remaining coils. 
66000  

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2001 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

Nissan Pathfinder in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 42160    
48360 1200 Mass air flow sensor, O2 sensor, updated software for ecm 
 

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