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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#2442 of 2771 Re: 2008 Pathfinder Transmission Shuttering Problem - SE 2WD [saknjmom]
Mar 13, 2008 (9:12 am)
They say it is normal because that is all they can say. They have no solutions and either does Nissan. This is a piss poor product . The clowns at Nissan blew it . I will never buy another Nissan ever again. Anyone who bought the 2008 V6 Pathfinder will just have to suck it up until they can trade these rattle traps in for something of quality. We, unfortunately, bought the LE which includes a lot of overpriced additions that put the total price over $40,000 and this is the quality we get for that price. It is a shame...........
#2443 of 2771 Re: 2008 Pathfinder Transmission Shuttering Problem - SE 2WD [krcarr30]
Mar 13, 2008 (9:21 am)
I think what your tech meant by shutter or thump is "rattle and trap". The quality of the engine/transmission is terrible. We blame Nissan they blame the EPA. Have you noticed how hard it is to put into gear from park ? Have you noticed how loud the engine is when you start it ? We are checking into the lemon law here in Florida. I think it is different for every state. I am sorry that you are going through this. It is very disappointing to spend that kind of money and to get what we are getting. This will be the last Nissan.
#2444 of 2771 Re: Head gasket?? Water pump? 2001 Pathfinder LE [shark715]
Mar 13, 2008 (10:15 am)
there is a small leak under the passenger side dash - smells like coolant. is this typical location of heater core leak?
#2445 of 2771 Re: 2008 Pathfinder Transmission Shuttering Problem - SE 2WD [dtbaj]
Mar 17, 2008 (3:55 am)
Yeah, I'm in the same boat with the LE loaded.
I drove my friend's 06 the other day just to see and what do you know, tranny was just as I remembered in my 05. Do you think this was an intentional "difference" or do you think they have a production problem?
To add insult to injury, I've been attempting to deal with NMAC regarding the offer to upgrade and waive up to 3 pmts. I did the deal, submitted the required paperwork. they kept sending me bills and I spent hours on the phone trying to "prove" that I didn't owe the last two pmts.
A week ago saturday, some bully from a COLLECTION AGENCY called demanding I pay up.
This transaction, the car the whole thing is being chalked up to a REALLY BAD deal.
#2446 of 2771 Re: Head gasket?? Water pump? 2001 Pathfinder LE [munny]
Mar 17, 2008 (4:34 am)
Yes, very typical of a heater core leak. But it could be one of the heater hoses too.
#2447 of 2771 Re: Head gasket?? Water pump? 2001 Pathfinder LE [shark715]
Mar 17, 2008 (4:42 am)
so what is the best way to get at the heater core and hoses? someone had mentioned that need to take out dash - ugh.
#2448 of 2771 Re: 2008 Pathfinder Transmission Shuttering Problem - SE 2WD [saknjmom]
Mar 18, 2008 (12:37 pm)
I think there might be some truth in the fact that the EPA is demanding different standards on vehicles now and it may have something to do with the change. Maybe they get the transmissions from a third party and that party has changed to someone cheaper. I am not sure. We called Nissan about the problems and they never called back. I have read other posts and they say Nissan is working on the problem. I doubt it. We will drive this one for a little while and then trade in for something of better quality.
Mar 19, 2008 (7:35 am)
alright so my truck is mint runs great n everything but lately its bine shitting out after i drive it for like 10 minutes, i cleaned the throttle bodys and i replaced the fuel filter but i guess thats not the prob... it runs great then it just craps out and wont start again for like 5 minutes ... can anyone tell me wut could be wrong??żż
#2450 of 2771 Changing oil and fluids - how much?
Mar 21, 2008 (12:04 pm)
I'm planning to change out the engine, trans and diff oil in one great whack this weekend but A) can't find the quantities needed (all the guides say to fill to the filler holes for trans & diff, but how much IS that?) and B) what's recommended for a '92 XE-V6 2WD?
And is there a way to determine if I have a LSD without jacking it up? Anything in the VIN or door panel plate?
#2451 of 2771 transmission/drivetrain help
Mar 22, 2008 (11:46 am)
05 pathfinder SE 4wd, 21K developed a problem where it feels like the tranny or something is slipping, similar to the "shutter" description from other posts, but the key is that it only happens when driving in snowy conditions Never when dry. Feels like a slip then a hard clunk from the rearend. Dealer recognizes it but can't diagnose where its coming from. Nissan Customer Affairs basically told me too bad, wait until it breaks. It's still under factory warranty and I'm PO'd. Anything familiar?