2005 Nissan Pathfinder from North America


Very concerned about reliability


"Chirping" noise coming from engine resulted in dealership replacing water pump, belts, etc. after 4 visits to dealership-this after less than 30000 miles.

Heater/air conditioner fan stopped blowing-at 36000 miles.

Oil pressure gauge started fluctuating at 36000 miles. Dealership believes engine will need replacing.

All services done at dealership.

General Comments:

Love the way it rides and it very comfortable, when running.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st October, 2006

26th May 2007, 16:00

The oil pressure gauge is designed to fluctuate, meaning, when you press your accelerator the oil pressure increases which may cause the needle to increase on the gauge. When you either slow down or remove your foot from the accelerator pedal the pressure decreases. This is explained in the owners manual, so the engine replacement advice was phony.

21st Jul 2007, 13:05

My ac stopped working because of the O-ring; they said they fixed it. After a few months it stopped working again, and they said its the cooling pipe. They are going to replace it again, but I don't know if it will stop there. My truck has only 19000 miles. I think loses the credibility of Nissan. Oh, before I forget; the fan belt is squeaking and they said its the pulley alignment.

31st Dec 2009, 11:05

05 Pathfinder. Replacing my second catalytic converter on right side. Dealership didn't want to discuss why they are going bad, but suggested that I contact Nissan corporation. They offered no help explaining why the second catalytic converter failed in only 38k miles. Unfortunately for me it was out of warranty.

Vehicle was in the Nissan dealership to check for any problems 3000 miles prior to this problem. They advised that I maintain the vehicle very well. When I contacted corporate it was nothing but poor service and attitude. Too bad the customer service is not there when there is a defect involved.

Great vehicle otherwise. This was my 5th Nissan and 3rd new one. I will most likely buy another brand car next time due to poor customer service.