After searching the forums I never did see what people figured out about the roof rails except for one guy who just put them on himself. Well a long story short you can add roof rails one dealer told me it's possible but another told me it wasn't. Well anyways while calling about adding roof rails after the fact to carry a kayak the parts guy was confused because he said I needed cross bars but I told him I didn't have roof rails. He informed my my vin said my car came out of factory with roof rails so I should bring it in so they could see if I had them or not because they apparently think I'm dumb and don't know what roof rails look like. So I take it in and they confirm no roof rails and the service manager says I'll get ya started thinking they are going to help me figure out why they weren't installed instead he comes back with a $1200 quote. So firstly this informs me that it can be done so I look on the Internet for junkyard parts find a set for $110 score!!! But first I was very unhappy with the service manager i said I thought it was suppose to be factory and he told me that the vin numbers always show wrong information for me that didn't add up. So before buying the rails from the junk yard I decided to give Nissan a call directly. The first person I talked to instantly transferred my case to a consumer affairs specialist and from what I read online they don't usually do much help. I get a call on a Monday and she said she needed more time to research my case she would call me Thursday. So I finally get the call and she's asking me all these question so I'm waiting for the sorry there's nothing we can do. But to my surprise she agreed with me and told me Nissan would be covering the cost of roof rails. So what's the point of this story 1 you can add roof rails with no mention of a reinforced metal piece 2 don't trust service manager and 3 call your dealer and ask if your pathfinder should have roof rails you may get lucky to!