Last post on Oct 31, 2013 at 9:33 AM
You are in the Nissan Pathfinder
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Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan, Transmission, SUV
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Jul 23, 2012 (6:48 pm)
I don't know where this will go but after a year of getting over what we went through and now everyday seeing others going through the same is painful and sadly keep worrying something tragic will happen after our close call. And finding now reports of this same issue have gone on since 2005. I work for the State and someone in another state office has the same vehicle as ours and since last year I've been tempted to call that dept and connect with her to see if she's gone through the same. And running into others simply in parking lots I've been tempted but knew just talking about it wasn't going to help. Even if in the end we don't win we will live but now I feel good about passing on information to others. By the way, maybe I'm doing something wrong but in checking the value of our Pathfinder after seriously considering trading it in now that it's "fixed" but the value dropped approx. $6000.00 since last year. Leading us to believe that even after paying what we have to "fix" Nissan's problem, now the value has dropped. We paid a couple dollars short of $6000.00 and it appears this is the average since we first had to deal with this. Good luck to all!!!!
#1043 of 1242 Re: 2007 Pathfinder water in trans fluid [unrelenting]
Jul 24, 2012 (7:06 am)
I've been following this for some time wanting to not only report to the government pushing for a recall but also a lawsuit but unfortunately I have not had a response ever since this suits were brought up, and I've tried several times. Maybe it's due to be in Vermont???
#1044 of 1242 Re: lawsuit [lauracpalmer]
Jul 24, 2012 (11:55 am)
GREAT NEWS! I am Hopeful something comes of this. Since this has happened i am having a host of other electric issues that they cant figure out why. Not fun.
Jul 24, 2012 (12:35 pm)
This is our concern and we keep waiting for the other shoe to drop.
#1046 of 1242 Re: 2007 Pathfinder water in trans fluid [lauracpalmer]
Jul 24, 2012 (2:02 pm)
There is much more I could say...but, I need to sit and watch. I have other info...but, I do not want to post here. Maybe we need FB accounts specific to Nissan issues......
#1047 of 1242 Re: 2007 Pathfinder water in trans fluid [lauracpalmer]
Jul 29, 2012 (9:46 am)
Go to the Better Business Bureau, I filled out a report from them. Also google class action law suits against Nissan, I haven't joined one yet because I'm not sure which one to join and when you join one you don't get as much money as if you start one. I found a lot of sites to complain to and try to get action just by googling. Your state has a vehicle department you can also file a complaint with and they have to investigate.
Jul 29, 2012 (2:29 pm)
Laura, seems you are also "unrelenting"....I would love to chat...but, no clue how to do it in the forum. Any ideas?
#1050 of 1242 Re: Nissan Issues [unrelenting]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 29, 2012 (6:39 pm)
would love to chat...
That's the purpose of this site, and we all benefit when a problem is discussed on the open forum.
#1051 of 1242 Ooops, we just bought one! 2010 LE Model with 20k
Jul 31, 2012 (3:28 am)
Bummer, I wish we found this before we went car shopping on these, might have pushed us more towards a 2011.
We picked up a 2010 just yesterday with 20k miles for a pretty good price - it drives and shifts well. I did notice something funky with the transmission while test driving but having no other point of reference as my wife drove the 2012 we test drove - it just made a different noise at different points in the acceleration/decceleration cycle. It's my wife's vehicle and she likes it, so I'll check for the fluid issues when I get home. Paperwork is all done, but we have the 90 day period if something blows - plus the extended warranty. With 20k on it - there's 60k miles left under covereage for the transmission and 80k and the powertrain. Sorry to hear about everyone's problems - it sounds like Nissan is starting to take care of it. We had a similar issue with our Toyota Sienna Van that this vehicle replaced and at first the dealership was giving us a hard time about the repair, but I stuck to my guns, brought paperwork with me, and insisted they fix it under warranty and they did. This will be my 3rd Nissan product and I imagine they would do the same thing if you are persistent. Transmissions are a tough thing to do a recall on, because everyone that bought this car for 6 years would bring it in for work. That's probably what is going on here - they are avoiding responsibility. Good luck to everyone trying to get relief.
Any tips for us? Take it back? Get a transmission cooler? Wait till it breaks?
Great forum, keep up the chatter - strength in numbers!