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2009 Nissan Pathfinder Tires, Repair & Service


2009 Nissan Pathfinder Tires

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2009 Nissan Pathfinder Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder tire size? Use the following chart to find information on tire size, speed rating, and inflation.

Trim Level Speed Rating Inflation in PSI F/R Tire Size
2009 Nissan Pathfinder LE* T 35 PSI/35 PSI P265/60R18
2009 Nissan Pathfinder LE* S 35 PSI/35 PSI P265/60R18
2009 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road T 35 PSI/35 PSI P265/75R16
2009 Nissan Pathfinder S S 35 PSI/35 PSI P245/75R16
2009 Nissan Pathfinder SE* S 35 PSI/35 PSI P265/65R17
2009 Nissan Pathfinder SE* T 35 PSI/35 PSI P265/65R17

2009 Nissan Pathfinder LE*

P265/60R18

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2009 Nissan Pathfinder LE*

P265/60R18

Speed Rating: S

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2009 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road

P265/75R16

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2009 Nissan Pathfinder S

P245/75R16

Speed Rating: S

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2009 Nissan Pathfinder SE*

P265/65R17

Speed Rating: S

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

2009 Nissan Pathfinder SE*

P265/65R17

Speed Rating: T

Inflation F/R: 35 PSI/35 PSI

* Note: these models have different tire sizes depending on vehicle options.

Recommended Tires for Your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder

What tires are best for a 2009 Nissan Pathfinder? Check out the following tire brands and types.

Bridgestone ALENZA AS ULTRA
ALENZA AS ULTRA

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 3
Dueler A/T Revo 3

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2
Blizzak DM-V2

  • No warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo 3 - LT
Dueler A/T Revo 3 - LT

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport
Dueler H/P Sport

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • Summer
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone R265
R265

  • Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone Dueler H/T 685
Dueler H/T 685

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone Dueler H/T 840
Dueler H/T 840

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Bridgestone Dueler H/T 684 II
Dueler H/T 684 II

  • Platinum Pact Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Destination A/T2
Destination A/T2

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Destination LE3
Destination LE3

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone ALL SEASON
ALL SEASON

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Passenger Tires
Firestone Destination LE2
Destination LE2

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Destination X/T
Destination X/T

  • Gold Pledge Limited Warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Firestone Winterforce LT
Winterforce LT

  • Limited Warranty
  • Winter
  • Winter
SUREDRIVE ALL-TERRAIN
ALL-TERRAIN

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
SUREDRIVE HIGHWAY
HIGHWAY

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
SUREDRIVE ALL-TERRAIN LTR
ALL-TERRAIN LTR

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
SUREDRIVE HIGHWAY LTR
HIGHWAY LTR

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Toyo OPEN COUNTRY A/T III
OPEN COUNTRY A/T III

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Toyo OPEN COUNTRY HTII
OPEN COUNTRY HTII

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires
Toyo PROXES ST III
PROXES ST III

  • No warranty
  • All-Season
  • Light Truck Tires

2009 Nissan Pathfinder Tire Information

Other than getting the proper tire size, there are a couple of other factors to consider when buying Nissan Pathfinder tires like which tire brands you like most and where you drive. Think about where you live (countryside vs. city vs. mountains) and the kind of unexpected weather you're likely to experience when evaluating your driving conditions. Drivers in states that fully experience all four seasons often buy two sets of tires: one for summer and one for winter. Other drivers buy one set of all-season tires instead. That way they don't have to return to the tire shop and their vehicle is always ready for sun, rain, and light snow!

Your personal driving style is the next factor to consider. If you're a diehard off-roader, you have very different tire needs than a highway commuter who doesn't leave the paved path. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for help selecting the tire that's right for you, or get started by browsing tires that fit your Nissan Pathfinder.

Nissan Pathfinder Installation and More

Firestone Complete Auto Care has been a leading tire provider for more than a century. We're your one-stop shop for tire installation, rotation, and ongoing maintenance! Shop 2009 Nissan Pathfinder tires online and schedule an installation appointment.

2009 Nissan Pathfinder Tire Q&A

  • Is Nissan tire inflation important? A small decrease in tire pressure can have a big impact on your driving. Maintaining proper tire pressure can help improve braking time, increase fuel economy, and boost tire lifespan.
  • What do the numbers on my Nissan Pathfinder tires mean? The numbers on your tire sidewall give you information about tire speed rating, traction, treadwear, tire size, and load carrying capacity. Chat with a tire technician to learn how to read the numbers on your Nissan tires!
  • How do I check the tread depth on my Nissan tires? Stay on top of your tire tread depth to help avoid a dangerous drive. You can check tread depth with a penny. Hold the penny so that Abraham Lincoln is facing you, then place your penny into a tread groove upside down. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new Nissan Pathfinder tires. Grab a penny. Hold the so that Abe Lincon's head is facing you and his hair is pointing toward the ground. Then, place the penny into a tread groove. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new Nissan Pathfinder tires.

About 2009 Nissan Pathfinder Repairs

No driver looks forward to car repairs. But at Firestone Complete Auto Care, we strive to give you the excellent repair experience you deserve. When you come to us for 2009 Nissan Pathfinder repair services, our skilled repair technicians will get your Pathfinder back on the road. We’ll start by assessing what repairs may be needed, and we’ll provide you with a detailed explanation of what we recommend. We’ll never recommend a repair we don’t think is necessary for your safety or the performance of your Nissan.

What Will Nissan Pathfinder Repairs Cost?

Several factors can affect the cost to repair your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder, including what kind of repair you need, prices of appropriate replacement parts, the amount of labor necessary to get the job done, and your locale. They're updated regularly!

A few different aspects can influence repair costs for your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder, like

2009 Nissan Pathfinder Auto Repair Q&A

  • Can scheduled maintenance help me avoid repairs? The cheapest 2009 Nissan Pathfinder repair is the one that isn’t necessary in the first place! Staying up-to-date with your car’s scheduled maintenance services is a great way to keep future repair costs low.
  • What's wrong if something feels 'off' in my Nissan? You know your vehicle. You also know when something feels 'off' with your vehicle. Pay attention when things don't run like they used to and stop by for a Courtesy Check when you notice an unusual sign, smell, or sensation. We might be able to help you prevent Nissan Pathfinder repairs!
  • Are the repairs you recommend for my Nissan actually needed? We won’t recommend a service or repair for your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder unless we think it’s necessary to keep you safe. Want to know more about a specific recommended repair? Ask! We’re here to help.

Brake Repair for Your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder

Your Nissan Pathfinder engine may be strong and reliable. But if you can’t stop it, it’s as good as scrap metal. If you notice your brakes are squeaking or not working well, don’t wait! Safe driving is difficult when your brakes are anything but their best. Plus, ignoring your brake problems can result in more damage and higher brake repair bills. Go to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for 2009 Nissan Pathfinder brake repairs. We offer many affordable brake repairs like pad/shoe replacement, brake rotor/drum refinishing, brake fluid exchange, and brake caliper and wheel cylinder installation.

Nissan Pathfinder Brakes Frequently Asked Questions

  • What can cause my Pathfinder to shake when I apply the brakes? Faulty brake calipers, worn brake pads or rotors, loose or worn suspension parts, and warped rotors can cause your Pathfinder to shake during braking. If you’re experiencing odd brake behavior, schedule a free brake inspection at a nearby Firestone Complete Auto Care.
  • How often do I need to replace my Pathfinder brake pads? Brake pads typically last about 30,000 to 40,000 miles. However, driving conditions can affect this range. Sticking to highway driving and braking smoothly can help extend the life of your brake pads, while towing heavy loads or frequently riding your brakes can shorten it.
  • Does brake fluid leak when the car is off? Your Pathfinder brake system is a closed hydraulic system, so a brake fluid leak likely means you have an issue in your brake system. Over time, brake components can wear out or get damaged, causing a brake fluid leak.

2009 Nissan Pathfinder Drivetrain Repairs

Drivetrains for front, rear, and all-wheel-drive and 4WD vehicles are quite different, so you don't want to go to just anyone for drivetrain repair. You want to come see the technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care. We can take care of most 2009 Nissan Pathfinder drivetrain components Your Nissan Pathfinder may need driveshaft attention if you feel heavy vibrations in your floorboards, clunks when shifting, resistance when turning, or vibration as your vehicle accelerates.

Questions About 2009 Nissan Pathfinder

  • What are signs my Nissan drivetrain is damaged? Noises toward the back of your Nissan Pathfinder, leaking fluid, trouble turning — these could all be signs of drivetrain damage you want to address. Take action before something more severe happens.
  • What causes a Pathfinder’s malfunction indicator light (MIL) to illuminate?  The malfunction indicator light — also known as the check engine light — on your Pathfinder can illuminate for a variety of reasons, including engine issues, electrical problems, damaged sensors, transmission problems, misfires, and faulty connections.
  • Is a drivetrain malfunction in my Pathfinder serious? If your Pathfinder has a drivetrain malfunction, don't wait. Get it checked out by a professional mechanic. Identifying the underlying cause and performing the appropriate repairs right away can help prevent further damage and avoid unsafe driving conditions.

Wheel Alignment for 2009 Nissan Pathfinder

Alignment services involve precise adjustments to your Nissan Pathfinder’s suspension system, which serves to attach your wheels to your vehicle. During the service, your tire angles are adjusted according to measurements recommended by Nissan. Why? So that your tires can make contact with the road at the best possible angle. Bring your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder in for a wheel alignment and we'll start with an alignment check. After that, we can adjust your wheel alignment angles until they match Nissan’s recommended measurements.

Questions About Nissan Pathfinder Alignment

  • How can I avoid knocking my Nissan Pathfinder out of alignment? When it’s safe to do so, avoid driving over potholes or hitting curbs. These road obstacles can wreak havoc on your wheel alignment, as can wear and tear from rough road conditions.
  • How often does your Pathfinder need a wheel alignment? Generally, it’s wise to have your alignment looked at around every 6,000 miles or 6 months, whichever happens first. You should check your Pathfinder owner’s manual to verify Nissan’s suggested interval.
  • Do you need to get your Pathfinder wheels aligned when you get new tires?  You likely aren't required to get an alignment when you put new tires on your Pathfinder, but it's a super smart idea! An alignment can help ensure optimal tire wear, fuel efficiency, and handling. Still, you should reference your Pathfinder owner’s manual for what’s recommended.

2009 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Services

If your 2009 Pathfinder engine needs repairs, our technicians will provide you with a thorough explanation beforehand. We make recommendations, but you make the final decision. If a repair isn’t urgent right now, we’ll let you know. But if immediate repairs are necessary for your safety, we’ll make sure that's clear, too. We want to provide you with the information you need to make an informed engine repair decision. Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care for your 2009 Pathfinder engine repairs and you can drive easy knowing that we use Nissan-approved parts and fluids — serpentine belt, motor oil seal, fuses, or another part.

Questions About 2009 Nissan Pathfinder Engines

  • Why does the check engine light come on when I start my Pathfinder? Generally, your check engine light turning on upon ignition is not a bad thing. It’s just your Pathfinder firing up its circuits. The light should turn off in a bit, but come see us if it doesn't.
  • Why does my Nissan engine sound different?  Strange under-the-hood noises can point to problems within your Nissan Pathfinder engine. Tapping or knocking could mean you need an oil change. Whistling sounds could mean you have an intake leak or misaligned belt. Squealing may be caused by a loose fan belt, and grinding could be a sign that something is wrong with your brakes — not the engine.
  • What could damage my Nissan Pathfinder engine? Certain driving habits can damage your engine and should be avoided. These habits include 'running on fumes,' revving the engine while still in Park, or pushing 'the pedal to the metal' before the engine has warmed up. Help sustain your engine’s performance and efficiency by staying miles away from these bad driving practices.

Tire Repair for Your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder

Firestone Complete Auto Care is here for you when your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder needs flat tire repair or inspection. Our tire technicians can determine whether it's safe to plug and patch the tire, or whether it needs to be replaced. To start, we’ll consider the location of tire damage, the type of issue, the size and scope of the damage, and the amount of wear on your tires.

If your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder tire puncture can be repaired, we’ll get to work on the steps to fix it: (1) Take the tire off the wheel for easy inspection, (2) fill in the area that’s been punctured to prevent damage from moisture, and (3) re-seal the inside lining of your tire so that air won’t escape.

Frequently Asked Nissan Pathfinder Tire Repair Questions

  • What happens if I drive my Nissan on a flat tire? Driving on a flat tire is not a good idea. Your Pathfinder engine will keep running with a flat tire, but you could damage your wheel by continuing to drive on a flat.
  • Can I use an emergency/temporary sealant to fix my Nissan's flat tire? A temporary sealant may be able to help you get to a repair location safely. But temporary or emergency sealants could possibly damage TPMS sensors, and in some cases may even void the warranty on your Bridgestone or Firestone tires. If your tire needs extensive repair, sealant can add time and labor costs to the process.
  • Why do my Pathfinder tires keep losing air? Possible reasons for your Pathfinder tires continuously losing air include a leaking valve steam, wheel damage, and a puncture or hole in the rubber.

About 2009 Nissan Pathfinder Scheduled Maintenance

Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your Pathfinder, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Just follow your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder maintenance schedule! Nissan knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Driving conditions, climate variations, and other variables can affect which scheduled maintenance services you’ll need; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Pathfinder's life, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2009 Nissan Pathfinder problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance Needs

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your Pathfinder’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2009 Nissan Pathfinder maintenance and repairs. We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

2009 Nissan Pathfinder Maintenance Q&A

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Nissan Pathfinder?  Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When should I switch my Nissan Pathfinder to high mileage oil?  If your Nissan Pathfinder has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Nissan?  It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Nissan Pathfinder, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light.

2009 Nissan Pathfinder Battery Replacement & Size

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Battery Engine Warranty Cold Cranking Amps
24F-3 V6/4.0L Replacement 24 months Performance months 650
24F-6 V6/4.0L Replacement 36 months Performance months 750
24F-RP V6/4.0L Replacement 48 months Performance months 750
24F-3 V8/5.6L Replacement 24 months Performance months 650
24F-6 V8/5.6L Replacement 36 months Performance months 750
24F-RP V8/5.6L Replacement 48 months Performance months 750

2009 Nissan Pathfinder Batteries

On average, auto batteries last anywhere from three to five years. Check your battery regularly and replace it as needed so it doesn’t leave you and your Nissan Pathfinder stranded. Look out for symptoms of a faulty car battery. A lagging starter, an illuminated battery or check engine light, bloated battery case, corrosion-covered posts, or weak lights can all be signs that your battery needs attention.

Or, you can get a complimentary battery check at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care. Stop by for a free battery test and, if needed, get your Nissan Pathfinder a replacement battery. Car batteries are only one of our many strong suits. Our expert technicians understand Nissan service recommendations for Pathfinder battery cold cranking amps and reserve capacity. Get help identifying the type and size of battery that's best for your Pathfinder, and schedule an appointment today for a quick car battery replacement.

Answers to Your Nissan Pathfinder Car Battery Questions

  • Why won’t my Nissan Pathfinder battery hold a charge?  A car battery that needs to be jump-started every time is as good as dead. It may be getting old. Or, you’ve been leaving the doors slightly open and the dome lights on during the night. Stop in for a free battery check at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care and learn more about your battery's charge.
  • How long do car batteries last?  Car battery lifespan varies depending on a few factors, including driving conditions, accessories, how well it’s maintained, and the type of battery. On average, a car battery lasts about three to five years.
  • Why is there white, crusty buildup on my Pathfinder’s battery post?  A chemical reaction between battery acid and the air can cause a white, crusty buildup to form on the terminals of your Pathfinder car battery. This buildup — known as corrosion — can impede the flow of electricity and cause a range of issues, from poor performance to premature battery failure.

2009 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change Service

Your 2009 Pathfinder’s oil should be changed according to Nissan’s recommended oil change intervals. Outside of Nissan-recommended oil change intervals, your Pathfinder may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the car, or see an excess amount of vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Nissan recommends if you haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, adventure off-road, or go at low speeds on long distance trips.

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2009 Nissan Pathfinder motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Nissan Pathfinder oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Pathfinder’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Pathfinder's engine.

2009 Nissan Pathfinder Oil Change Q&A

  • Why is the oil light on in my Nissan Pathfinder?  Your Nissan Pathfinder oil change reminder light may come on if you're overdue for an oil change. The oil pressure light will typically come on if the oil level in the engine is too low, the oil pump is failing, you have a clogged oil filter, or there's a faulty oil pressure sensor.
  • Can I change my Nissan oil on my own?  Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Nissan Pathfinder spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke?  Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak.  It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

2009 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your Pathfinder’s power on the road. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location has several options to choose from when it comes to Nissan Pathfinder engine tune-up services. One option is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. This includes the installation of new spark plugs and a visual inspection of your engine’s components, plus a lifetime warranty on parts*. Another service option pays special attention to the filters in your Pathfinder. Specifically, we replace the fuel filter and air filter. Yet another service is a fuel system cleaning process, which involves removing varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits that have built up inside the fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate in your Pathfinder. This goes a long way in boosting your fuel system’s overall performance. Keep in mind that your Pathfinder's mileage and maintenance history can uniquely impact its tune-up needs. Talk to a technician about your driving style, mileage, and service history to learn more about your vehicle's specific needs.

*Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate for full terms and conditions on warranties.

2009 Nissan Pathfinder Engine Tune-Up Q&A

  • What happens if my Nissan Pathfinder spark plugs fail?  Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Spark plugs are small but mighty. The spark of electricity that the plug emits across a small gap creates the ignition for the combustion needed to start your car. Without that spark, your car won't start.
  • What should I do if I see leaks under my Pathfinder? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Nissan Pathfinder. It could signal a coolant leak, brake fluid leak, or an oil leak. Let any one of these leaks linger and it could cause engine damage.
  • How often should I clean my Nissan Pathfinder fuel injectors? The cleaning schedule for vehicle fuel injectors varies depending on your driving conditions and the type of fuel you use. Some manufacturers suggest cleaning your fuel system as part of routine maintenance, while others will recommend it on an as-needed basis if you’re experiencing poor performance. Reference your Nissan owner’s manual for exact guidelines.

Suspension Service & Repair for 2009 Nissan Pathfinder

When you first bought your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Pathfinder bounces, leans to one side, or makes an unusual noise when going over a speed bump. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder, bring it in for suspension and steering service. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost.

2009 Nissan Pathfinder Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Why does my Nissan Pathfinder bounce so much?  Excessive bouncing in your Nissan Pathfinder might be due to damaged struts or shocks that are unable to absorb road bumps effectively, causing your vehicle to feel more like a pogo stick than a smooth ride.
  • What can cause the front end of my Pathfinder to dip forward when I apply the brakes?  When you brake, the forward momentum combined with your vehicle's weight sends a lot of force to the vehicle's front end. A bad suspension can cause all that weight and force to push the front end downward.
  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Nissan's suspension?  Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, nd also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.

2009 Nissan Pathfinder A/C Service Near You

Our technicians will work to solve your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder A/C problems to the best of their ability. During this initial A/C performance check, we’ll look at the state of your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder’s A/C system to determine whether repair work is needed. We’ll test overall system performance, check for any leaks, and measure the system pressure.

When we perform an A/C repair on your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder, we’ll also do an A/C evacuation and recharge. To do this, one of our technicians will remove the refrigerant in your A/C system (if there is even any left to remove). Then, they’ll use Nissan’s specifications to evacuate the system. Finally, we’ll recharge the A/C system with new refrigerant.

2009 Nissan Pathfinder A/C System FAQs

  • Why do I get hot air from my Pathfinder A/C? If your car’s air conditioning isn’t blowing cold air at all (or it tries, then turns warm), you could have a clogged expansion valve, a faulty compressor clutch, a leak, or a malfunctioning fuse in the system.
  • How does my A/C system get a leak? To put it simply, age and moisture are some of the main causes of leaks in your A/C. Over time, rubber gaskets and seals can wear out, which pushes much-needed refrigerant out of your Pathfinder’s A/C system — and lets outside moisture get in, which can take a toll on internal A/C components.
  • What is causing my Pathfinder’s A/C to only work when the car is in motion? There could be issues with one or more components in the air conditioning or electrical system. Your Pathfinder may have a faulty cooling fan or low refrigerant.

2009 Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Service & Repairs

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because of the transmission’s responsibility to translate the right dose of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. Nissan Pathfinder transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, jumping or grinding during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore Nissan Pathfinder transmission issues your could suffer a loss in fuel efficiency or find that you can't drive your Pathfinder at all. Our technicians are trained to service 2009  Nissan Pathfinder transmission systems according to vehicle manufacturer recommendations. Schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of transmission problems to help diagnose, treat, and prevent major transmission issues.

2009 Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Questions & Answers

  • How often does my Pathfinder transmission fluid need to be checked?  Regularly checking and exchanging your 2009 Pathfinder’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Nissan's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.
  • Can my Nissan Pathfinder leak transmission fluid?  Yes. Nissan Pathfinder transmission fluid can leak as time passes, which may lead to transmission problems. Transmission fluid leaks are often caused by worn or damaged transmission components, such as the transmission pan, cooler lines, seals, or housing. An overfilled transmission may also be behind your transmission fluid leak.
  • Should I avoid driving my Nissan Pathfinder if there is a transmission fluid leak?  Driving with a transmission fluid leak is not recommended. Transmission fluid is essential to the proper operation of the transmission system, and a leak can cause serious problems, including reduced performance, overheating, and potentially transmission failure.

2009 Nissan Pathfinder Inspections

When you bring your vehicle to Firestone Complete Auto Care for any service, we’ll automatically do a multi-point Courtesy Check. To start, one of our technicians will check the battery in your Nissan Pathfinder to determine how much charge remains. The check will continue with a visual inspection of your Nissan Pathfinder's windshield wiper blades, lights, filters, fluid levels, belts, hoses, tires, and alignment.

Every service performed at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care will include a Courtesy Check, but we also offer an in-depth Complete Vehicle Inspection for your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder. In addition to a visual check of everything that's included in a Courtesy Check, a Complete Vehicle Inspection also includes a thorough manual inspection of your steering and suspension system, brakes, and exhaust components. With this inspection, we want to help you stay on top of any issues that may wreak havoc on your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder if left unaddressed.

Depending on your location, you may be able to complete your vehicle’s safety tests or state inspection at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care. These inspections are governed by state automotive laws and may vary in different locations.

FAQs for 2009 Nissan Pathfinder Vehicle Inspections

  • When does my Nissan Pathfinder need an inspection? You drive your car, day in and day out, so you know it best. If you notice unusual engine noises or you can’t shake the feeling that something is 'off,' start with a Courtesy Check to stay ahead of potential issues.
  • Can you fix my 2009 Nissan Pathfinder so it will pass a state inspection test? Did your vehicle fail a recent state inspection test? We can help. Come in for a checkup and we’ll diagnose the issue.
  • When is the best time to get a complete vehicle inspection for my Nissan Pathfinder?  The best time to get a complete vehicle inspection for your Nissan Pathfinder is before going on a road trip for the peace of mind. Another great time is when something abnormal occurs, and you can't pinpoint the issue. You might notice new dashboard lights, hear strange noises from under the hood, or your steering wheel doesn't feel like it once did.

2009 Nissan Pathfinder Radiator Repair & Service

Keeping up with regular radiator maintenance in your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder is a huge factor in the longevity of your engine. Nissan recommends that you replace coolant (also called antifreeze) at certain intervals, but it’s a good idea to keep your eyes open for any indication that your radiator is failing. You could be on the verge of a radiator-induced engine breakdown if you notice a low coolant light or higher-than-normal engine temperatures on your dashboard, or if you spot coolant leaks coming from your car.

When you come to Firestone Complete Auto Care, we’ll begin your radiator repair with an in-depth inspection of the cooling system in your Nissan Pathfinder. Then, we’ll move on to a machine-powered coolant exchange. Finally, we’ll refill the flushed sealants, lubricants and chemicals, then do a pressure check to catch any possible leaks. If you’re about to lose your cool over a too-hot engine, rest assured that we’re here to give your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder the top-notch service it needs.

Common Nissan Pathfinder Radiator Questions

  • What does the coolant light on my Nissan dashboard mean?  Pay attention to the temperature gauge and lights on your dashboard. If a low coolant warning light comes on or your dashboard temperature gauge keeps rising, it’s likely that your engine is about to overheat (and could leave you stranded on the road). Wait for the engine to cool down, then have your coolant system checked immediately at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care.
  • Why is my Pathfinder overheating?  Your Nissan Pathfinder engine could overheat due to low coolant, a clogged radiator, a damaged water pump, a malfunctioning cooling fan, or a faulty thermostat.
  • What can cause a Pathfinder radiator to make boiling or rumbling sounds?  Your Pathfinder’s cooling system could contain air pockets or your radiator might be clogged. Another possibility is a faulty radiator cap, which is an easy fix!