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#1003 of 1246 Re: 2007 pathfinder warranty [swiftcurrent]
Jun 04, 2012 (5:59 pm)
Got the same problem....didn't know anythingabout this problem until my heat stopped working a couple days ago. I checked my radiator Saturday and sure enough, milky fluid. Called nissan and took it in this morning to have it checked, and when they called me, they confirmed that it was the radiator and tranny fluid mixing.
I was really worried that it will not be covered by nissan, since I don't have any warranty at all on my vehicle. My truck is a 2007 pathfinder with 79,988 miles on it. They said they will replace them for FREE since my vehicle has less than 80k miles. They told me that's the cut off on the coverage. It was really a close call. I'm glad the dealer is only a mile away from my house and not 13 miles away. Whew...what a releif.
I guess what I'm trying to say is if your truck has less than 80k miles, nissan will replace them for free.
#1004 of 1246 Re: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder same issues [path05]
Jun 07, 2012 (5:00 pm)
If anyone owns a 2005 nissan pathfinder I strongly recommend you buy a transmission cooler. bypass the radiator and connect transmission lines directly to the cooler mounted in front of the ac condensor- behind the grill. We do this repair to prevent future intermix - transmission failure.
Jun 07, 2012 (9:42 pm)
same problem bought it on 09 used 05 nissan pathfinder. with extended warranty, I was given different diagnoses every time i came in the shop an average of every 6 months. finally the warranty expired, and thats when they told me I need it a new transmission a month after the warranty expired. I called head quaters and no luck. I went to Aamco for a trans. The problem was not fixed and AAMCO could not figured out the problem because they could not get the right codes, So I was sent to back the dealer, I was told by the dealer I need it a new body valve so I spend $1200 on top of $3300 for the transmission. After a month later (today) my path was leaking orange fluid so I went to the dealer (again) I was told it was the same problem trans./radiator. Tomorrow the service manager is calling the NISSAN head quaters and see what they can do to fix this problem................IF NISSAN DOES NOT GIVE ME AN THE ANSWER, I' M CALLING THE MEDIA!!!!!!
#1006 of 1246 Re: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder same issues [path05]
Jun 16, 2012 (4:41 pm)
Nissan dealer fix the problem by replacing the transmission and radiator at not cost since the car was still under the 80K extended warranty. I think that all the nissan dealers should be aware of this problem by now.
#1007 of 1246 2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4x4
Jun 18, 2012 (7:27 am)
Okay I have a 2001 LE 4x4 with 141,800+ Since Feb 25 2012 and 136k I have had all kinds of nightmarish crap. Btw I have had it almost 5 years and just over 102,900.
I have had the fuse blow for the starter about twice, cold start resulting in stalling unless key is turned to start before it hits zero rpms or your on the gas, and for the past 2-3 months I have had the P0740 code coming up.
I havent had the fuse blow in a while (April 10 2012 is last time).
Cold Start problem I have no clue- tried replacing fuel pump and fuel filter based on similar symptoms with a work vehicle, replaced the intake hose that was cracked (not known if it was leaking).
P0740 Code I have not gotten a definitive answer from the few people I have asked about it. I asked the dealer on cost and they said $2300 to replace the solenoid, i later found out that was all the solenoid. I got one educated guess that took a look at the car and they said its about $300.00 to fix.
Oh yeah anyone loose control of your air conditioner (on/off and fan speed controls non-operational/malfunctioning)??
#1008 of 1246 Re: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder same issues [ted78]
Jun 20, 2012 (6:31 am)
I did this fix on my vehicle myself, I had no complicated install issues and so far have had no issues.
#1010 of 1246 Re: 2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4x4 [elsupremo]
Jul 01, 2012 (5:02 am)
I guess your entitled to your own opinion but I was honest... I didnt say the car was or is perfect.... But now at 142,500 she is doing well for the problems she has... Running strong. And if i may.. Why you doubt my review?
#1011 of 1246 Re: Radiator/transmission [lispaiv]
Jul 08, 2012 (1:00 pm)
same issue here.. mine was shifting really hard and over revving, it has 86000 miles its a 2005... took to dealer and I did buy an aftermarket maintenance policy so dealer calls ins. co for policy and they wont look at it unless it gets flushed. I do that and doesnt help much... so while driving in heavy traffic a few weeks later it totally dies.. I shut it off and it did restart.. took to dealer next day and it went to a transmission shop.. everyone that has driven my truck states definate issue.. but the insurance co says it has to be torn down to pin point where failure occurs.... So this is done and yup everyones jaw drops because they say no mechanical defect to warrant claim... even though there is antifreeze in tranny..I think the radiator held that time when they tested it.... the tranny.bangs into gear and over revvs this isnt normal, I did what i had to do to preserve the tranny and i will prob get stuck with a bill I can not afford......... I bought ins to protect myself and they had no problem taking the premium......... help!!!link">
#1012 of 1246 Re: Radiator/transmission [mainegirl1]
Jul 09, 2012 (4:19 pm)
Read further in the Transmission thread. There is a noted defect with the Trans and Radiator. The 2004-2006 models seem to be a problem when it comes to this.
I will recommend to you that you take it to a dealer ASAP and tell them to fix it. You may have to report it to the NTSB and or look for a recall cause this is a common issue. This needs to be done BEFORE you go over your Standard warranty/extended warranty.