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#1020 of 1242 Re: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder same issues [wasuv]
Jul 16, 2012 (9:42 am)
Ok I can't say I would never buy Nissan again, but did
Nissan fix this problem? My pathfinder is an '07, I'd consider getting a 2010 if problem had been addressed, other wise I guess I'll look into Armada issues, if any. But if anyone know what years exactly this issue is happening to that would get me a little bit ahead of the game when I take this to Nissan dealer in my town. Thanks a bunch for the feedback, VERY appreciated!!!!!!
#1021 of 1242 Re: 2007 Pathfinder water in trans fluid [snowbird127]
Jul 16, 2012 (9:45 am)
Jst bewere of it... Pathfinders outside of the 2005-2007 age are fine. I have a 2001 that has been fine up to about 135k but 8k later its doing fine. After having this Nissan i would buy another Nissan.
My mom had an 02 Xterra and it was good just too big for her.
#1022 of 1242 Re: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder same issues [dawnma1]
Jul 16, 2012 (9:49 am)
I havent really seen any problems with 2008-2012 Pathfinders but be aware that electrical can be a problem.. I had at least one bad harness and probably have another.
#1023 of 1242 Re: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder same issues [wasuv]
Jul 16, 2012 (12:01 pm)
I neglected to mention in my previous post that the inspection verified that the Pathfinder I was looking at to purchase suffered from the intermix problem and was in need of a new transmission and radiator. Mechanic did NOT recommend buying it.
#1024 of 1242 Re: 2007 Pathfinder water in trans fluid [dawnma1]
Jul 17, 2012 (12:13 pm)
I just had this problem. I have a 2005 Pathfinder with 84,000 miles. Was driving on I 15 when I lost power. I had to go from the left lane to 3 lanes over to the right lane without causing an accident. The pathfinder went into limp mode and would only go into 2nd gear. I went to Oceanside transmissions, the best in the business! They checked and sure enough, the radiator fluid mixed with the trany fluid and it looked like Pepto Bismol. They called Nissan to get them to fix it but they said no. I called Nissan headquarters, and the dealer and nothing. The local rep that was assigned to my case closed it without even talking to me. For me the cost was $4700. The simple fact that Nissan did not even want to talk to me about it has made me decide that they do not deserve my business.
So my next plan is to get the word out to as many people as possible about their service and this defect. I own an animation firm and am currently having one of my employees model the defective coolant system and then will animate the process and why it fails. I am working with a transmission repair facility and a mechanic to make sure its on spec. If anyone has photos of the failure please contact me as I would like to include them in the final animation.
#1025 of 1242 Creating an animation of the transmission failure problem, need photos
Jul 17, 2012 (12:13 pm)
I am re-posting part of my previous note to get the word out.
I own an animation firm and am currently having one of my employees model the defective coolant system and then will animate the process and why it fails. I am working with a transmission repair facility and a mechanic to make sure its on spec. If anyone has photos of the failure please contact me as I would like to include them in the final animation.
#1026 of 1242 Re: 2007 Pathfinder water in trans fluid [valkama]
Jul 17, 2012 (3:10 pm)
Join our lawsuit...it is in process in NY. The judge combined our suit which now includes Texas, NY, and CA. This is a big deal. A defective part is not a reason to extend a warrant....it is a reason to recall the units affected. It covers 2005 thru 2010 Pathfinders...for those of you thinking you may not be affected in your 2008 thru 2010 models....they are beginning to have the same issue. Again, a big deal.....
Jul 17, 2012 (3:29 pm)
Can I have more info on this lawsuit... I am having issues with having my tranny repaired, It was acting up pretty bad and myextended warranty is denying my claim thus far. They are claiming no failure because nothing is broken or cracked in my tranny.......They want physical internal damage even though my policy claims it pays for repairs out of operating tolences...... very very frustrated... The dealer I purchased car from is now on board trying to help me but I want to join the lawsuit... shame on nissan...... I had my transmission fail in traffic .. I shut the engine off and luckily was still able to drive it..
#1028 of 1242 Re: 2006 Pathfinder water in trans fluid [unrelenting]
Jul 19, 2012 (10:59 am)
How do we go about info on the lawsuit and joining it.
I have a 2006 just spent $5,600 on repairing the transmition a new radiator and a new Torque converter
#1029 of 1242 2006 Pathfinder -
Jul 19, 2012 (5:40 pm)
We have encountered the same problems with our 2006 Pathfinder. The truck has 91K miles and started having issues going into reverse about a month or so ago. We took it to our mechanic who spoke with a tech that advised him of the issues with leaking fluid / water into the transmission. Our mechanic flushed the radiator twice ($250) and advised that we had some serious problems when the "oily" fluid kept appearing. We then took it to a transmission specialist who replaced the radiator in order to stop the leakage. ($1300). A couple of days after we started experiencing issues with the truck dropping out of gear while driving (will reset when you turn off most of the time) & refusing to go into reverse. We are facing having to replace the transmission $3000-$4000. A phone call and visit to our dealer's were not helpful as no one knew anything about the issue.
Any information that could be shared regarding a class action lawsuit would be greatly appreciated. - Albany, NY