Last post on Dec 08, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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#1055 of 1246 Re: 2007 Pathfinder water in trans fluid [unrelenting]
Aug 02, 2012 (3:30 pm)
If you know something can you please share it. I am single mom living in Chicago. My 2005 Xterra now has the strawberry milkshake of doom. I have contacted Nissan and they refuse to fix it. I went to NHTS and filed a complaint as well as the BBB. When my car took the dive I was pulling on to a highway. I pushed the gas and it didn't go. I could have been killed if oncoming traffic was closer. Before that no signs of radiator or transmission problems. Most important is that someone is going to get killed and secondary is I dont have the 5 grand to pay to fix it and I am still paying it off. I could use some advice. Thanks.
#1056 of 1246 Re: 2006 Pathfinder water in trans fluid [hockeyeast]
Aug 02, 2012 (4:37 pm)
How did you get them to pay for it???? I have 2005 Xterra that is currently worthless due to transmission/radiator.
#1057 of 1246 Re: 2007 Pathfinder water in trans fluid [tammyxterra]
Aug 03, 2012 (3:30 am)
How many miles, if it's under 80000, they should fix it.
#1058 of 1246 Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Problems
Aug 04, 2012 (12:31 pm)
Our 2007 Pathfinder is at 76,000 and it was suggested to us since we had not experienced a failure yet to add the transmission cooler behind the AC condenser. About $250 parts/labor. Anyone else been advised likewise?
#1059 of 1246 Re: Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Problems [nwfinder]
Aug 04, 2012 (12:45 pm)
watch that they are not attempting to skirt the warranty until its too late (to be covered by the Warranty and the trans goes).
I highly suggest getting it checked somewhere else.
#1060 of 1246 Re: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder same issues [davmar727]
Aug 04, 2012 (3:41 pm)
Jerking at 40??? If the clutches begin to rummble...kinda sounds like those cuts in the road surface they do to keep you awake if you sway off the highway lane.... that is a sign that the plates are beginning to swell...which is the 1st place the radiator fluid begins to affect. The swelling causes the rumble. The plates are high pressure pressed paper. Normally the condition occurs in the torque converter. If you accelerate thru the 35 to 50 MPH you may not notice early on. If you are smoothly driving in the city 35 to 40 MPH...as the vehicle goes into overdrive you will hear and feel the chatter. If you quickly push the OD disengage button on the shifter...the noise goes away. At this point...the fluids are beginning to mix. It's too late. Many folks have changed the fluid...but, the damage is done. It will get worse. In fact, some have had so much water in the transmission, that the electrical potions short out. If this happens, the vehicle will not start. The ele system in the transmission does not communicate with the main computer...so the starting system does not know that the transmission is in park. Thus, the computer shuts down the starting system. You can change the in line fuse in the cable...but, it will blow each time. It is really too late now.
#1061 of 1246 Re: Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Problems [lcplorbinati]
Aug 09, 2012 (10:55 am)
Update: We just contacted another Nissan dealer and they have a technician there that has done the cooler line bypass (no longer running through the radiator) on numerous Frontiers and Pathfinders. We have ours scheduled to be done next week. Only half hour labor and no parts except a couple clips and plugs $25 job. No additional cooler needed since it already has it on most models. I would only recommend doing this on vehicles approaching 80,000 since I don't know what this would do to the existing warranty.
#1062 of 1246 Re: 2007 Pathfinder water in trans fluid [lauracpalmer]
Aug 10, 2012 (9:55 am)
I filed a complaint the 24th of july, thanks for the info!
#1063 of 1246 Re: Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Problems [nwfinder]
Aug 10, 2012 (10:03 am)
Interesting, I'll see what ppl are going to charge here in Joplin. My dad, a retired mechanic, said pretty much the same thing as to connecting hoses differently, which I guess is ok cuz I like my Pathfinder, BUT it's actually a Nissan manufactoring problem that we are going to have to pay for and it's not at all fair! But thanks again for that info!!
#1064 of 1246 pathfainder Model 2012
Aug 12, 2012 (1:25 am)
I've purchased a pathfainder Model 2012 before ten days and was Manufactured. in March, but I feel remorse after reading numerous reports of non-positive for this vehicle. My question is Model 2012 has the same Defects or have been avoided.