I haven't heard of this problem on any new Pathfinder.It is just a few drops of oil in between the front tires. The dealership has ordered a gasket. But I am in the air force and out of the country rite now. she doesnt know which one. i was just wondering if anyone else has had a similar problem.
Maybe the passenger side valve cover gasket?the oil has been changed 2 times since we got the pathfinder in nov. the dealership told my wife that they are ordering a passenger side gasket? i have never heard of this and it is hard for mr to call because of where i am. it has less than 5000 miles on it.
They replaced the left valve rocker cover gasket in July it began to leak again in Sep and they told me that the part they instaled in July was warped they replaced the same item. Is this normal or should I be worried about my new car that has less than 7000 miles on it leaking oil twice? Any information will be greatly appreciated.Are they sure? Every VQ I've ever seen is sealed like a drum. I did get a valve cover leak on my Maxima, but it took 11 years and 145k to do it. Even then, the oil dripped on the exhaust and dried, never reaching the ground. I would think it would be similar for the Pathfinder despite being mounted front to back rather than sideways.
Like noted above, it seems impossible to change the oil on the Pathfinder without it getting a few drips for the next week or two. That's after thoroughly cleaning the little gutter and front skidplate area. If someone's not this careful, then obviously it would drip more. I hope it's this simple for you.