2008 NISSAN PATHFINDER VIN: 5N1AR18BX8C642463

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Title
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VIN 5N1AR18BX8C642463 Decoding Nissan Vin Decoder

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Make

NISSAN

Manufacturer Name

NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.

Model

Pathfinder

Model Year

2008

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Smyrna Plant

Plant State

TENNESSEE

Series2

Wagon body

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 2E: 6,001 - 7,000 lb (2,722 - 3,175 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Number of Wheels

4

Drive Type

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

Displacement (CC)

4000

Displacement (CI)

244.0949763789

Displacement (L)

4

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Standard

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2008 NISSAN PATHFINDER Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
22.8%

2008 NISSAN PATHFINDER Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Standard
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat, 3rd row
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 5N1AR18BX8C642463

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 31, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11021234
Consumer Location: WALTON, KY
VIN: 5N1AR18BX8C****

Summary of Complaint

THE FACTORY RADIATOR CRACKED INTERNALLLY ALLOWING COOLANRBYI MIX WITH TRANSMISSION FLUID LEADING TO TRANSMISSION FAILURE. WHEN I WAS MADE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM, I HAD THE RADIATOR REPLACED AND THE TRANSMISSION FLUSHED,HOWEVER THE DAMAGE HAD ALREADY OCCURRED. AT THE TIME OF FAILURE I WAS TURNING LEFT INTO A PARKING LOT ACROSS /?LANES OF TRAFFIC. MY CAR BARELY MADE IT ACROSS THE ROAD AND BARELY AVOIDED COLLISION. THIS IS ABSOLUTE HE A SAFETY ISSUE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 25, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10888407
Consumer Location: SPRINGFIELD, MA
VIN: 5N1AR18BX8C****

Summary of Complaint

THE SUV BEGAN SHUDDERING WHEN SHIFTING INTO GEAR, AND HARD SHIFTING IN LOW GEARS. BROUGHT TO DEALERSHIP, AND THEY SAID COOLANT HAD CONTAMINATED THE TRANSMISSION CASE BY LEAKING FROM THE RADIATOR. REPAIR NEEDED: REPLACE RADIATOR AND TRANSMISSION. SUV HAS 131,000 MILES, AND WAS OTHER WISE IN GOOD CONDITION. REPAIR CENTER SAID TO REPLACE BOTH, COST WOULD BE $5800.00

Components: AIR BAGS

April 05, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10872344
Consumer Location: JEFFERSON, MA
VIN: 5N1AR18BX8C****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 NISSAN PATHFINDER. WHEN THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO START THE VEHICLE, THE AIR BAG LIGHT REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FRONT CRASH ZONE SENSOR CODE B1033 FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 08V690000 (AIR BAGS). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 134,000. UPDATED 07/14/16*LJ THE REPAIR WAS COVERED UNDER WARRANTY. UPDATED 08/03/16. *JB

Components: ENGINE

April 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10854559
Consumer Location: CLIFTON FORGE, VA
VIN: 5N1AR18BX8C****

Summary of Complaint

SAME AS MANY BOUGHT 2008 PATHFINDER HAD 65,000 MILES ONE YEAR AGO IN ROANOKE VA,STARTED MISSING ,WHEN CHECKING RADIATOR AND TRANSMISSION FLUID WERE WERE CREAM LIKE COLOR,PAID 104 DOLLARS AT MAINTENANCE GARAGE TO FIND PROBLEM OF CRACKED IN RADIATOR PART CAUSING TO MIX.NOW NEED NEW TRANSMISSION WHICH MY COMPARTMENT IS 3000 DOLLARS,WHICH IS RIDICULOUS SINCE THIS IS EVIDENTLY A COMMON FAILURE WHICH I WAS NOT INFORMED OF.WHEN SPOKE WITH NISSAN STATED THIS IS ALL COURT ORDERED THEM TO DO ...SORRY FOR YOUR INCONVENIENCE..I DON'T HAVE THAT KIND OF MONEY,STILL OWE ON THIS VEHICLE THOUGHT I WAS BUYING A DEPENDABLE CAR,HAVE EXTENDED INSURANCE WON'T PAY CAUSE OF NISSAN EXTENDED WARRANTY...THINK THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN A RECALL AND CONSUMER NOTIFIED THIS IS A MAJOR CAR ISSUE AND EXPENSE....NISSAN SHOULD BE ASHAMED DOING THERE CONSUMERS THAT WAY..PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD..

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 04, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10825175
Consumer Location: SHIPPENSBURG, PA
VIN: 5N1AR18BX8C****

Summary of Complaint

DEFECTIVE RADIATOR CRACKED AND THE FLUID WENT INTO MY TRANSMISSION RUINING BOTH. KNOWN DEFECT ADMITTED BY NISSAN, BUT LIMITED WARRANTY BEING AWARDED PER CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT. THIS IS PREVALENT AND I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY 3,000 DUE TO THEIR PRODUCTION OF A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT IT WOULD STUTTER WHEN SHIFTING GEARS, AND SOMETIME NOT ACCELERATE PROPERLY, VERY DANGEROUS AS MOM DRIVING WITH 4 SMALL CHILDREN!

Components: POWER TRAIN

October 08, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10789779
Consumer Location: PUEBLO, CO
VIN: 5N1AR18BX8C****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION COOLING SYSTEM RUNS THROUGH THE RADIATOR. FAULTY DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION LEAD TO FAILURE, RESULTING IN COOLING FLUIDS IN THE TRANSMISSION, AND TRANSMISSION FLUID IN THE RADIATOR. OCCURRED AT 110K MILES BUT NISSAN WILL NOT ACKNOWLEDGE & REPAIRS ARE $5770. BEGAN WITH VEHICLE NOT SHIFTING PROPERLY AND THEN NOT GETTING OUT OF FIRST GEAR. TURNED AROUND & DROVE THE 1/2 MILE BACK HOME TO DISCOVER VISCUS EMULSION IN RADIATOR RESERVOIR. INVESTIGATED & DISCOVERED THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM ON NISSAN PATHFINDERS.

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 31, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10760995
Consumer Location: HUNTINGTON WOODS, MI
VIN: 5N1AR18BX8C****

Summary of Complaint

CROSS CONTAMINATION OF THE RADIATOR FLUID AND TRANSMISSION FLUID DUE TO FAULTY MFG(NISSAN) DESIGN CAUSED TRANSMISSION TO FAIL. $3000 OUT OF POCKET DUE TO A MFG FAULT!

Components: ENGINE

May 17, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10721156
Consumer Location: SYLVA, NC
VIN: 5N1AR18BX8C****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION AND RADIATOR ARE BROKEN CAUSING MIXTURE OF FLUID CAUSE VEHICLE TO GO INTO LIMP MODE WHILE DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE. A KNOWN DEFECT OF NISSAN PATHFINDER 08, THE VEHICLE WAS OVER 140K MILE, THERE WAS NO RECALL ON THIS BUT A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT PERTAIN TO THIS ISSUE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 10, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10716107
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5N1AR18BX8C****

Summary of Complaint

HOW IS THIS NOT A RECALL?? IM DRIVING DOWN THE FREEWAY WITH MY FAMILY IN THE VEHICLE AND THE TRANSMISSION DECIDES TO START SHAKING AND SLIP RIGHT OUT OF GEAR AS I AM IN THE FAR LEFT LANE TRYING TO GET OVER TO STOP THE CAR!! ALMOST CAUSING A HUGE ACCIDENT!! ALL MY TRANSMISSION FLUID HAS LEAKED IN WITH MY COOLANT FOR MY RAD. DESTROYING MY TRANSMISSION.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

March 15, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10704528
Consumer Location: STONY POINT, NY
VIN: 5N1AR18BX8C****

Summary of Complaint

2008 PATHFINDER - RADIATOR CRACKED CAUSING FLUID TO LEAK INTO AND DESTROY THE TRANSMISSION. THIS IS A KNOWN PROBLEM TO NISSAN. PROBLEM HAS OCCURRED TO THOUSANDS OF VEHICLES. ISSUE ORIGINALLY OCCURRED IN DECEMBER, 2013. ISSUE WAS FIXED AT BUTLER NISSAN. ISSUE REPAIRED WITH SUBSTANDARD AND USED PARTS, WHICH RESULTED IN SAME ISSUE OCCURRING - RADIATOR CRACKING, WHICH CAUSED CATASTROPHIC FAILURE TO THE TRANSMISSION. ISSUE OCCURRED WHILE WE WERE DRIVING THE VEHICLE. FLUID LEAKED INTO ENGINE, CAUSED THE ENGINE TO SMOKE AND OBSTRUCT OUR VIEW OF THE ROAD. WE WERE ABLE TO PULL CAR INTO BUSINESS WITHOUT A COLLISION. CONCERNED THAT NISSAN WAS WILLING TO ALLOW AN UNSAFE VEHICLE BACK OUT ON THE ROAD AFTER KNOWINGLY REPAIRING AN ISSUE WITH SUBSTANDARD PARTS. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 15, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10630925
Consumer Location: RENTON, WA
VIN: 5N1AR18BX8C****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION FAILURES. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

November 13, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10554953
Consumer Location: OLATHE, KS
VIN: 5N1AR18BX8C****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE INDICATED FUEL OF ABOUT 1/4 TANK AND ABOUT 90 MILES REMAINING. IT WILL INSTANTLY DROP TO EMPTY ON THE FUEL TANK AND WILL SHOW 0 MILES REMAINING. THIS HAS OCCURRED SEVERAL TIMES IN THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS. SOMETIMES IT IS EMPTY AND SOMETIMES IT HAS FUEL IN IT. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

October 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11415237
Consumer Location: DURHAM, NC
VIN: 5N1AR18U48C****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 NISSAN PATHFINDER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT UPON PLACING HER VEHICLE INTO REVERSE, THE VEHICLE SHUT-OFF WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE STARTED ROLLING BACKWARDS. THE CONTACT AND HER SON EXITED THE VEHICLE, TO MANUALLY STOP THE VEHICLE FROM ROLLING BACK AND HITTING A BUILDING. THE CONTACT THEN HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHERE THE MECHANIC REPLACED THE ENGINE COIL BLOCK HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE STARTED TO OVERHEAT AT START-UP. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING AT UNDISCLOSED SPEEDS, THERE WAS WHITE SMOKE COMING FROM THE ENGINE WHILE THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE SHOWED A HIGH ENGINE TEMPERATURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND INFORMED HER THAT THE WARRANTY HAD EXPIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 93,500.

Components: POWER TRAIN AIR BAGS FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

April 03, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11407169
Consumer Location: PASADENA, MD
VIN: 5N1BR18B98C****

Summary of Complaint

AIRBAG LIGHT HAD COME ON INDICATING AN ISSUE, BUT ALSO LIGHT AND CONTROLS ON THE STEERING WHEEL ARE FAILING. VEHICLE HAS NEVER BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT AND THERE IS NO REASON FOR THIS FAILURE. ABS BRAKES ACTIVATE RANDOMLY WITHOUT WARNING PREVENTING AND CAUSING THE INABILITY TO STOP. ABS CAN NOT BE STOPPED UNLESS I STOP AND TURN OFF MY VEHICLE AND START AGAIN. VERY DANGEROUS. CANT STOP WHEN I NEED TO. DURING CITY DRIVING ON A DRY SURFACE AND APPROACHING A STOP LIGHT MY BRAKES FAILED SEVERAL TIMES WITH THE ABS ACTIVATING AND MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO STOP. RANDOM AND WITHOUT WARNING. FRONT DIFFERENTIAL CRACKED FOR NO APPARENT REASON AND DIDN'T PROVIDE ANY WARNINGS, PINION SEAL LEAK APPEARED LESS THAN TWO YEARS. IN ADDITION VEHICLE WAS IN SERVICE FOR EVAP SYSTEM 11 TIMES IN THE FIRST YEAR WITHOUT RESOLVE. GAD CONSUMPTIONS WAS HORRIBLE AND BELOW ANY SUGGESTED MPG. TIRE SENSORS HAVE NEVER WORKED AND FAILED TO ALERT LOW PRESSURE IN TIRES. TIRE PRESSURE HAS BEEN UNSTABLE NO MATER WHAT TIRES ARE INSTALLED OR HOW MANY SENSORS ARE PUT ON. STABILITY IN STEERING IS SLOPPY WHEN GOING OVER ANY KIND OF BUMP IN THE ROAD. UNSTABLE WHEN DRIVING. SPEED CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS WHEN DRIVING CURVES. ROLLOVERS ARE DEFINITELY POSSIBLE WITHOUT MUCH SPEED WHEN ON RAMPS AND CURVES. USE EXTREME CAUTION.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

April 09, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11407171
Consumer Location: PAW PAW, MI
VIN: 5N1AR18B48C****

Summary of Complaint

FAULTY RADIATOR. LEAKING COOLANT INTO MY TRANSMISSION. NOTICED LOSING COOLANT AND SMELLED RADIATOR FLUID AFTER DRIVING. DID RESEARCH ON THE PROBLEM WAS ABLE TO FIND THE FAULTY RADIATOR PART NUMBER WHICH HAPPENED TO MATCH THE ONE I HAD.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

February 04, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11395025
Consumer Location: SPRING VALLEY, CA
VIN: 5N1AR18U38C****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING IN THE FREEWAY AND THE ENGINE WAS MAKING A WIERD NOISE AND THE ENGINE SEEMED TO BE LOSING POWER AND SKIPPING GEARS, I PULLED OVER AND THERE WAS A MIXTURE OF OF WATER AND SOMETHING ELSE, LOOKED LIKE MILK COMMING OUT THE RADAR AREA MY CAR ONLY HAS 153000 MILES

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 23, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11377058
Consumer Location: WICHITA, KS
VIN: 5N1BR18A68C****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING, FROM A STOP, A LOUD CLUNK OCCURRED AND THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT SHIFT OUT OF LOW GEAR. UPON ARRIVAL AT HOME AND INSPECTION, IT WAS NOTED THAT THE COOLANT WAS CONTAMINATED WITH A DARK FLUID. THE VEHICLE WILL NOT ENGAGE ANY GEAR AT THIS TIME AND IS NOT DRIVABLE. RESEARCH INDICATES THAT SUSPECTED CAUSE IS CROSS CONTAMINATION BETWEEN COOLANT AND TRANSMISSION FLUID, MOST LIKELY DUE TO RADIATOR DEFICIENCY.

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11376682
Consumer Location: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
VIN: 5N1AR18U58C****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION FAILURE DUE TO COOLANT BEING LEAKED INTO TRANSMISSION HOUSING CAUSING FAILURE OF TRANSMISSON AND CAUSING MODULE TO BLOW FUSE TO KEEP FROM HARMING ENGINE. THE ENGINE DIED AT SIGNAL LIGHT AND HAD TO BE TOWED TO MECHANIC. THERE I WAS TOLD TRANSMISSION AND RADIATOR HAD TO BE REPLACED.

Components: ENGINE

March 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11366850
Consumer Location: TOA BAJA, PR
VIN: 5N1AR18U78C****

Summary of Complaint

PREMATURE FAILURE OF THE TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER/GUIDES AND THE CHAINS 61,000 MILES.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

October 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11363879
Consumer Location: LITTLETON, NC
VIN: 5N1AR18U18C****

Summary of Complaint

MY ECM FUSE KEEPS BLOWING. NOW IT WANT START OR DO ANYTHING. I WAS SITTING STILL AT A PHARMACY WHEN I TRIED TO TAB TGE GAS AT THE DRIVE THROUGH TO PULL UP AT THE WINDOW WHEN I NOTICE MY TRUCK WOULDN'T GO THEN I CUT IT OFF AND TRY TO START IT BACK UP AND NOTICE IT WOULDN'T START SO THAN I CHANE MY ECM FUSE AMD NOTICE IT KEEP BLOWING

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

September 27, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11362650
Consumer Location: HATBORO, PA
VIN: 5N1AR18B78C****

Summary of Complaint

JUST BOUGHT AND CHECKED THE ANITFREEZE TO FIND A THICK SLUDGE IN THE RADIATOR AND OVERFLOW. SMELLS LIKE OIL

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11350381
Consumer Location: HIXSON, TN
VIN: 5N1AR18U48C****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION OVERHEATING, TOOL TO MTN VIEW NISSAN CHATTANOOGA TEN & THEY REPLACED THE FLUID & ANTI FREEZE FLUID. I MENTIONED THAT I HAD READ OF THIS TYPE VEHICLE HAVING THESE ISSUES WITH THE RADIATOR COOLANT GETTING INTO THE TRANSMISSION FLUID & CAUSING THIS PROBLEM. THE SERVICE REP TOLD ME THAT MY VEHICLE WAS NOT DESIGNED LIKE THAT & JUST THE FLUID NEEDED CHANGED. I HAD THEM DO THAT & THE NEXT DAY DRIVING IT OVERHEATED AGAIN. I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO EAST RIDGE TRANSMISSION & THEY TOLD ME THAT THE TRANSMISSION FLUID CONTAINED RADIATOR FLUID & THAT THE TRANSMISSION, RADIATOR & FLUIDS ALL NEEDED REPLACED. I HAD THEM DO THAT & IT DID REPAIR THE PROBLEM. NISSAN KNOWS OF THIS DEFECT & SHOULD REIMBURSE ME FOR IT.

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11340525
Consumer Location: LONDON, KY
VIN: 5N1AR18B08C****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING, THE VEHICLE STARTED TO STUMBLE FOR A SECOND, THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN FELT LIKE IT HAD ALMOST NO POWER. WOULDNT ACCELERATE WELL, DIDNT SHIFT NORMALLY, AND DIDNT FEEL LIKE IT WAS RUNNING AS WELL AS NORMAL. WHEN WE PARKED THE VEHICLE, I TURNED IT OFF TO HOPEFULLY "RESET" WHATEVER MAY HAVE MALFUNCTIONED. WHEN I TRIED TO RESTART THE VEHICLE, IT WOULDNT START. THE STARTER WOULDNT EVEN TRY TO START THE MOTOR, LIKE IT WASNT EVEN GETTING POWER. BEING A MECHANIC BY TRADE, I JUMPED OUT TO SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON, AND HAD MY WIFE TRY TO START IT WHILE I WATCHED & LISTENED... AS SHE TURNED THE KEY TO START IT, I COULD HEAR THE STARTER RELAY CLICK TO SEND VOLTAGE TO THE STARTER, BUT THE STARTER WASNT RESPONDING. AFTER FURTHER EXAMINATION, I FOUND A BLOWN FUSE IN THE FUSEBOX UNDER THE HOOD. IT WAS THE "A/T ECU" FUSE. THIS IS WHERE THINGS GET BAD. I REPLACED THE FUSE TO GET US HOME, BUT AS SOON AS WE GOT HOME AND SHUT THE VEHICLE OFF, I TRIED IMMEDIATELY TO RESTART IT. AGAIN, NOTHING HAPPENED... NO CRANK, NO START. SAME FUSE WAS BLOWN AGAIN. AFTER A LITTLE RESEARCH, I FOUND THAT FUSE IS ON THE CIRCUIT TO THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE. THIS MODULE HAD MALFUNCTIONED AND NOW BLOWS THE FUSE EVERY TIME IT IS REPLACED. THAT LED ME TO DROP THE TRANSMISSION PAN TO CHECK IT OUT, AND WHAT DID I FIND? TRANSMISSION FLUID ALL CLOUDED UP AND CONTAMINATED WITH RADIATOR COOLANT. HOW DID THAT GET THERE? AFTER INSPECTING THAT, I FOUND THAT THE RADIATOR HAD FAILED AND ALLOWED COOLANT TO MIX WITH THE TRANS FLUID. THIS COOLANT IS ALSO DAMAGING THE CLUTCHES IN THE TRANSMISSION, AS IT CAUSES THE VEHICLE TO PUT EXTRA STRESS ON THEM DUE TO THE WAY THE VEHICLE SHIFTS NOW. THEN I REALIZED NUMEROUS PEOPLE WITH PATHFINDERS, TITANS, AND MANY NISSAN VEHICLES HAD THE EXACT SAME PROBLEMS. NOW I'M UPSET BECAUSE I HAVE A TRUCK WITH AN EXPENSIVE PROBLEM THAT NISSAN SHOULD BE LIABLE FOR, AND SHOULD FIX.

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11316852
Consumer Location: TALBOTT, TN
VIN: 5N1AR18B28C****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION FAILURE DUE TO ANTIFREEZE COOLANT CROSS CONNECTION INTO TRANSMISSION FLUID COOLING SYSTEM. COST TO REPAIR $4,700.00. 2008 NISSAN PATHFINDER SE 4.0 4WD. TRANSMISSION FAILED WHILE TRAVELING A 4 LANE DIVIDED STATE AND FEDERAL HIGHWAY MOVING STRAIGHT. 03/08/2020

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11290320
Consumer Location: PORTLAND, OR
VIN: 5N1AR18B58C****

Summary of Complaint

RADIATOR LEAKED AND MIXED WITH TRANSMISSION. TRANSMISSION OIL LOOKS LIKE STRAWBERRY MILKSHAKE. GEARS NOW GRIND WHEN SHIFTING DURING NORMAL DRIVING.

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11290035
Consumer Location: VALPARAISO, IN
VIN: 5N1AR18B68C****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION WAS SLIPPING IN FIRST GEAR. HAS WHEN INTO LIMP MODE MANY TIMES. HAVE HAD THE FLUID CHANGE A COUPLE TIMES. ONCE IT WAS SLIPPING IN THE MIDDLE OF A BUSY INTERSECTION. HAD IT REMOVE AND REBUILT. ANTIFREEZE WAS FOUND IN THE TRANSMISSION. HOW MANY REPORTS BEFORE THEY RECALL THESE VEHICLES.

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 27, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11286495
Consumer Location: ORLANDO, FL
VIN: 5N1AR18U48C****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE ROUGH SHIFTING AND ALL OF THE SUDDEN WENT TO A SAFETY MODE AND WONT START ANYMORE. APPARENTLY IS A TRANSMISSION PROBLEM CAUSED FROM THE RADIATOR OIL COOLER. MECHANIC IDENTIFIED THE SITUATION AS A SAFETY RECALL.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11280171
Consumer Location: ELLICOTT CITY, MD
VIN: 5N1AR18B28C****

Summary of Complaint

MY AIRBAG LIGHT HAS BEEN FLASHING. I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER AND I WAS TOLD THAT MY AIRBAG MODULAR FAILED DUE TO CORROSION AND THAT THERE'S ONLY 1 LEFT IN THE WHOLE UNITED STATES. THEY ARE TRYING TO CHARGE ME $1,500.00 TO FIX THIS PROBLEM, WHEN IT WAS RECALLED PREVIOUSLY BY NISSAN. I LIVE IN MARYLAND AND WAS NEVER AWARE OF THIS RECALL AND NISSAN SHOWS NO RECALLS EVER MADE ON MY VEHICLE.

Components: AIR BAGS ENGINE

November 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11277655
Consumer Location: SALIDA, CA
VIN: 5N1AR18B28C****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER AIRBAG LIGHT WENT ON LAST NIGHT WHILE DRIVING ABOUT 35MPH ENGINE SHUT OFF COMPLETELY, NO POWER NO LIGHTS. IT HAD SHUT OFF ON ME ABOUT 1 WEEK AGO IMMEDIATELY AFTER STARTING

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

April 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11256123
Consumer Location: SOUTH PORTLAND, ME
VIN: 5N1AR18B98C****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 NISSAN PATHFINDER. WHILE DRIVING AT LEAST 40 MPH, THE VEHICLE HESITATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO TWO INDEPENDENT MECHANICS WHO CONFIRMED THAT RADIATOR FLUID LEAKED INTERNALLY INTO THE TRANSMISSION. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL AND THEY COULD NOT ASSIST BECAUSE THE WARRANTY WAS EXPIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 122,000.*DT *DL

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

September 03, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11256219
Consumer Location: AVON BY THE SEA, NJ
VIN: 5N1AR18B28C****

Summary of Complaint

TAMARA RECALL. VEHICLE IN MOTION 60MPH JUMPED FROM 2WD TO 4WD AUTOMATICALLY. VEHICLE THEN LOCKED IN 5TH GEAR. MECHANIC STATED RADIATOR FLUID MIXED WITH TRANSMISSION FLUID, THEN BOTH CONTROL MODULES EXPIRED. VEHICLE WILL NOT START OR CRANK.

Components: ENGINE

August 29, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11252224
Consumer Location: BERGENFIELD, NJ
VIN: 5N1AR18B68C****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2008 NISSAN PATHFINDER HAD TRANSMISSION ISSUES AND WAS REPLACED TWICE IN 2017. I BROUGHT TO THE NISSAN AUTHORIZED DEALER FIRST FOR A THUMBING SOUND WHEN PUSHING GAS PEDAL AFTER TAKING THE FOOT OFF. WHEN IT WORSENED THEY SAID IT WAS THE CALIPERS AND CHANGED MY CALIPERS FOR $2000. BUT THE THUMBING SOUND PERSISTED. AFTER A FEW MONTHS THEY SAID IT WAS TRANSMISSION ISSUE AND THEY CHANGED THE TRANSMISSION TWICE. THE THUMBING SOUND PERSISTED WHENEVER THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN ABOVE 40 MPH. THE TRANSMISSION WAS COVERED UNDER WARRANTY BUT THE SOUND GOT WORSE. I TOOK IT TO ANOTHER DEALERSHIP AND THEY FOUND BROKEN METAL PIECES IN THE REAL AXLE BOX. I CALLED NISSAN CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND THEY SAID THEY CANNOT HELP SINCE THERE IS NO RECALL. I SEE SIMILAR INCIDENTS REPORTED BY CONSUMERS IN THE INTERNET. NOW I HAVE TO PAY $3000 TO REPLACE THE REAR AXLE ASSEMBLY ACCORDING TO THE QUOTE GIVEN BY THE NISSAN DEALERSHIP FOR PARTS AND LABOR. THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT COULD HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED DURING THE WARRANTY TIME AND NISSAN DEALERSHIP COULDN'T DIAGNOSE IT. NOT THEY SAY THE WARRANTY WAS OVER A YEAR AGO. HAVING THE GEAR BOX BROKEN IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN. THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD BUT NOW NISSAN REJECTS TO CORRECT IT.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11246316
Consumer Location: INGLEWOOD, CA
VIN: 5N1AR18U58C****

Summary of Complaint

COOLANT FLUID CONTAMINATING THE TRANSMISSION

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 13, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11232004
Consumer Location: VIOLET, LA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I BOUGHT THE NISSAN PATHFINDER BRAND NEW OFF THE LOT IN LATE 2007. IT ONLY HAS 45 THOUSAND MILES ON IT. I'VE NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH THIS VEHICLE UNTIL NOW. ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO I THOUGHT SOMEONE WAS STEALING GAS OUT OF MY VEHICLE, BUT THOUGHT IT WAS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE BECAUSE IT'S KEPT BEHIND A LOCKED FENCE . SATURDAY JULY 13TH I HAD TO FILL UP BECAUSE OF A STORM. WHEN I GAS FINISHED FUELING IT SHOWED THAT I HAD AN EMPTY TANK. I KNEW THAT WAS WRONG SO I DECIDED TO GIVE NISSAN A CALL AT 1-800-647-7261. I SPOKE TO AN AGENT AND TOLD HIM MY PROBLEM, HE GAVE ME A CASE NUMBER AND TOLD ME TO CALL THE NEAREST NISSAN DEALERSHIP CLOSEST TO ME . I CALLED THE NISSAN DEALERSHIP'S SERVICE DEPARTMENT AND THEY TOLD ME THAT I WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR ANY SERVICES I HAD DONE TO MY VEHICLE. . I DON'T AGREE . THERE ARE MULTIPLE PEOPLE WITH THE SAME VEHICLE AS MYSELF AND I BELIEVE THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL ON THIS PROBLEM . IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME , PLEASE FEEL FREE TO HELP. I'M ON A FIXED INCOME AND THIS WAS NOT ANY NEGLIGENCE ON MY PART. I HAVE A CASE NUMBER ALREADY ON FILE WITH NISSAN, BUT THE DEALERSHIP DOESN'T WANT TO HONOR IT. [XXX]. HEL ME WIT THE NEXT STEP TO GET MY VEHICLE FIXED. THANK YOU INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TT

Components: AIR BAGS

July 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11229216
Consumer Location: BELMONT, MI
VIN: 5N1AR18B28C****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER AIRBAG LIGHT IS ON. CONSERVED ABOUT SAFETY TO DRIVE THE CAR

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 11, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11222214
Consumer Location: GAITHERSBURG, MD
VIN: 5N1AR18U08C****

Summary of Complaint

RADIATOR FLUID AND COOLANT ARE MIXING. RADIATOR AND TRANSMISSION ARE BUSTED. CAR BROKE DOWN WHILE DRIVING.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

December 26, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11209898
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5N1AR18U48C****

Summary of Complaint

CAR DROVE FINE ON DEC 26TH 2018 I STARTED IT UP ON DEC27TH IT STARTED AMD I PUT IT IN REVERSE IT WOULDNT MOVE I CUT IT OFF AMD IT WOULD NOT START AGAIN HAD IT TOWED TO SHOP A FEW DAYS LATER THEY KEPT IT FOR A WEEK AMD FOUND OUT THE TCM WAS FRIED DUE DO TO COOLANT CONTAMINATION CAR STILL NOT RUNNING AS OF 5/24/19 IT IS STILL SITTING IN THE YARD I STILL OWE 18 MONTHS ON IT NO WARNING NO NOTHING JUST DIED OUT OF NOWHERE

Components: AIR BAGS

May 14, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11208552
Consumer Location: CABOT, AR
VIN: 5N1AR18U68C****

Summary of Complaint

MAY14,2019 MY HORN STOPPED WORKING AND MY AIR BAG LIGHT IS FLASHING. NOTICED MY AIR BAG CAME ON WHEN I STARTED IT UP ON MAY 14, 2019 ALSO THAT DAY I HAD A CAR PULL OUT IN FRONT ME AND NOTICED THE HORN DOES NOT WORK EITHER. AFTER GOOGLING THE PROBLEM I WAS INFORMED NISSAN HAD A RECALL BUT DEALERS WERE NOT FIXING THE PROBLEM AND CHARGING CUSTOMERS TO FIX IT AT THEIR COST.

Components: AIR BAGS

April 28, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11204783
Consumer Location: JOHNSON CITY, TN
VIN: 5N1AR18B08C****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 NISSAN PATHFINDER. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR CONTINUOUSLY BLINKED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO TRI-CITIES NISSAN (3602 BRISTOL HWY, JOHNSON CITY, TN 37601, (423) 401-2360), BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE CONTACT REFUSED TO PAY THE DIAGNOSTIC FEES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED BY THE DEALER WHO STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 08V690000 (AIR BAGS). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,000.

Components: ENGINE

April 24, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11204631
Consumer Location: WALKER, WV
VIN: 5N1BR18B68C****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE WAS SHIFTING HARD.THE NISSAN DEALERSHIP SAYS MY TRANSMISSION COOLER FAILED, CAUSING MY COOLANT AND RADIATOR FLUID TO MIX. BECAUSE OF THIS I HAVE TO REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION, AND RADIATOR.

NISSAN PATHFINDER Sold

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