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2000 Nissan Pathfinder repairs by problem area

Engine (54%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (7%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 61 repairs.
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2000 Nissan Pathfinder repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (44%)

$100 - $499 (22%)

< $100 (22%)

Chart based on 27 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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2000 Nissan Pathfinder

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Nissan Pathfinder in Virginia, United States
Jan 2011 - Feb 2011
Feb 2011

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

Nissan Pathfinder in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jun 2015
Aug 2012

78520 mi

C $1200
Right front wheel bearing replaced - vehicle had a shimmy/shake over 100kph Replaced struts- suspension was sloppy over road dips etc. 
Jul 2013

163720 mi

C $2500
Replace rusted door skins, repair rockers. 
Sep 2013

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

Nissan Pathfinder in New South Wales, Australia
Sep 2013 - Aug 2016
Oct 2013

139900 mi

A $505
When turning on slightly bumpy or rough road, heard clunking noise near the front wheel. When turning right, the noise is on the left wheel, when turning left, the noise is on the right. Ball joints replaced-$45(both). Labour-$120(both) Front right wheel had movement on last visit when wiggling wheel at 12 & 6 o'clock. Wheel bearings replaced for both front wheels - $120(parts)+$220(labour)=$340. I was hoping humming noise(since I got it) would go away, but no. Maybe tyres 
Dec 2013

140740 mi

A $60
Brought own brake pads. $60 is for installation of brake pads (including bleed) for both front wheels. 
May 2016

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) 
Jun 2016

150840 mi

A $1570
R&R rear main seal - $1200. R&R transfer case seals - $220. R&R oil pressure switch -$150 
Jul 2016

150970 mi

A $1
Removed thermo switch right next to the throttle body where a bit of coolant is leaking. (Responsible for setting the fast idle during cold starts to pump oil quicker). Replaced the o-ring. No more leaks. Likely would have cost around $200. 
Aug 2016

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

Nissan Pathfinder in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2015
Jul 2011

99000 mi

US $460
belts replaced and tune up water pump replaced 
Apr 2014

108300 mi

US $750
oxygen sensors replaced. one was bad. replaced all 
Nissan Pathfinder in Colorado, United States
Apr 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

163000 mi
Got rid of the car without repairing this problem. Wheel shimmy at high speeds, bearing? Got rid of the car without repairing this problem: transmission lugging. 
Nissan Pathfinder in Alabama, United States
Jun 2011 - Oct 2012
Jul 2012

160700 mi

US $500
Replaced Distributor 
Nissan Pathfinder in Indiana, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2014
Oct 2012

97000 mi

US $250
After 12 years, muffler was rusted out. Replaced muffler, no other issues. 
Feb 2014

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. 
Nissan Pathfinder in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - Mar 2013
Oct 2011

197960 mi

C $400
fuel tank 
Nissan Pathfinder in Delaware, United States
Mar 2010 - Apr 2015
Dec 2010

141000 mi

US $650
Replaced tensioner pulley (reason for trip). replaced some belts, oil change, fluids filled, tires rotated. Trim on one door replaced with after market trim. Mechanic said couldn't get OEM. mechanic owns own shop/is a friend. 
Nov 2011

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. 
Mar 2012

148000 mi

US $200
Replace header pipe gaskets 
Nov 2012

150300 mi

US $85
Smell of fuel. They changed out fuel line, but I still have smell. Need to take care back. 
Apr 2013

154300 mi

US $254
Air was blowing out of vents even when turned off. Control module was replaced. P/N 2776170T03 Had them check out continued smell of fuel. Per mechanic, something was not tight on line, so fixed. 
Dec 2013

158000 mi
Replaced rear shocks. 
Feb 2014

158700 mi
The gas tank, housing, etc., rusted out. I guess just age and mid-Atlantic winters. 
Apr 2015

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. 
Nissan Pathfinder in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2009 - Mar 2012
Aug 2009

76880 mi

C $700
New full exhaust, old had worn out. 
Nissan Pathfinder in Aruba
Oct 2014 - Mar 2016
Dec 2014

61380 mi

Leaking oil from valve cover. Replaced and tightend bolts. 
May 2015

63240 mi

Airco no longer working due to a leak in low pressure hose. Replaced hose, vacuumed and refilled system. 
Sep 2015

64790 mi

Bought sensor and harness from eBay for $12. 
Jan 2016

65720 mi

Harmonic Balancer came apart with a lot of noise. Replaced by an aftermarket part. 
Mar 2016

66216 mi

Fan control amplifier no longer working. The MOSFET was replaced. Fan not longer only blowing full force. 
Nissan Pathfinder in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2009

183520 mi

C $50
rear coil spring broke 
Nissan Pathfinder in Brazil
Apr 2012 - Apr 2013
Nov 2012

95260 mi

Oil Leak 
Nissan Pathfinder in Illinois, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2015
Mar 2009

135000 mi

US $80
O2 Sensor Bank 2 Sensor 2 Replaced. 
Dec 2010

167000 mi

US $100
Right rear shock absorber failed 
Jun 2012

191000 mi
Recall on front suspension. Repairs required 
Jun 2013

197000 mi
Unable to open Rear passenger door from either outside or inside. Removed interior trim and manually opened door. Then cleaned, lubed mechanism and reassembled. 
Aug 2013

197500 mi

US $200
Crankshaft pulley/harmonic balancer separated. Had to pull old one and replace. 
Nov 2013

199000 mi

US $50
replace ball joints 
Dec 2013

200000 mi

US $100
Replaced rear shocks 
Nissan Pathfinder in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2009 - Jun 2015
Mar 2010

68200 mi

C $1200
timing belt; waterpump and radiator flush and repair to damaged wheel lock by tire shop 
Jun 2011

76880 mi

C $200
warp rotor from excess heat, replaced with new rotors and pads at same service 

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2000 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

Nissan in Texas, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

121000 mi

US $600
Exhaust rusted through at flange join. Had shop weld the exhaust. Rubber torn on front CV Boot cover allowing dirt to enter joint. Replaced with new CV joint & boot. 

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2000 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Nissan Pathfinder in Texas, United States
Aug 2009 - Feb 2010
Sep 2009

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 4dr SUV

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

Nissan Pathfinder in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2011
May 2011

125000 mi

US $900
exhaust system rusted. Changed exhaust and muffler 

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1999.5 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

170-horsepower 3.3L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Nissan Pathfinder in Florida, United States
Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
Nov 2015

192000 mi

US $50
Replaced inner tie rods after tire kingdom suggested Tire plus said outer tie rods needed replaced before they could align it properly 

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1999.5 Nissan Pathfinder 4dr SUV

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

Nissan Pathfinder in California, United States
Oct 2008 - Jan 2012
May 2009

130000 mi

US $54
Sticky rear drum brakes. Mechanic cleaned brakes and lubed backing plate. 
Oct 2009

131500 mi

US $294
Replaced rear hatch and glass struts. They lasted ten years overall. Good deal. 
Nissan Pathfinder in New York, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2014
Jan 2013

120300 mi

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

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1999.5 Nissan Pathfinder 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

Nissan Pathfinder in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jun 2014
Mar 2010

106640 mi

C $500
Replaced front brakes. 

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