2006 Nissan Pathfinder Overview

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2006 Nissan Pathfinder Overview

Having just gone through a redesign in 2005, the only change to the 2006 Nissan Pathfinder is a new leather seat option for the SE trim. The recent makeover for this truck-based SUV doubled the Pathfinder's sales the previous year. Three trims, the S, SE, and LE come in either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive and a 4.0-liter, 270-hp V6 engine. A 5-speed automatic is the only transmission. There is also an SE Off-Road model, which features a stronger suspension, performance shocks, skid plates, and Hill Descent Control, which controls downhill speed so you don't have to continually step on the brakes. Built on a Titan platform, the 2006 Pathfinder is able to tow up to 6000 pounds and comes standard with a tow hitch. Base models get power locks and windows, air conditioning, ABS brakes, a stability system, and front and side airbags. As you move up the line, you add power adjustable seats and leather upholstery. A DVD system, running boards, and sunroof are all optional. The 2006 Pathfinder features three rows of seats. The third row folds into the floor, the second split folds, and even the front passenger seat folds to accommodate long objects. There are two in-floor compartments under the middle row, and tie-downs and nets in the trunk. The window in the tailgate opens independently of the door for alternative loading options.
Acceleration is top-notch on the 2006 Pathfinder, say drivers. The power packs a punch, and yet this mid-size SUV handles smoothly and not at all like a truck. The style is attractive, and the interior room is comfortable except for the third row, where adults should never sit. There are some reports of problems with the brakes and a dashboard squeak, but mostly owners complain about the lousy gas mileage.

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    Derek Toney
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    2006 Pathfinder A/c Not Working

    The ac light comes on and the compressor turns when the dial is on 1, but no air comes out. When you move the dial to 2-4 the compressor stops the ac light goes off and you get a second or two of ...

    125 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)
    slk721
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    I Have A Nissan Pathfinder And The Heat Suddenly Stopped Working. What Coul...

    1,027 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 years ago)
    miracle08
    20

    Transmission N Cooling

    well really didn't get the chance to enjoy the truck trans n cooloing is mixing together n it is running hot what to do about it

    64 views with 7 answers (last answer about a year ago)
    Udiler
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    Parts For Nissan

    I am the owner of 2006 Nissan Pathfinder LE2500 Diesel I was told that I need to replace the following parts:82500EB30C and 82501EB30C BUT I can't find those, what seems to be similar is the 82500EA...

    4 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)
    Amoocow421
    20

    What Could Cause '06 Nissan Pathfinder To Spontaneously Accelerate From Com...

    Today my 2006 Nissan Pathfinder accelerated twice within a short period from a complete stop at a traffic light, and my husband had to fight to stop it; the brakes were not responsive. He took it rig...

    57 views with 5 answers (last answer about a year ago)