Last post on Dec 08, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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#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.
#1065 of 1246 Re: pathfainder Model 2012 [alabri]
Aug 12, 2012 (3:05 am)
I think '12 is ok I haven't read any complaints past 2010 models, but I would just watch for awhile.
#1066 of 1246 Re: pathfainder Model 2012 [alabri]
Aug 12, 2012 (4:12 am)
No worries....the design was changed at the end of model year 2010.
#1067 of 1246 Re: Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Problems [dawnma1]
Aug 13, 2012 (9:24 pm)
does anyone have a contact for Nissan to discuss the transmission issue or does one have to go through the dealership?
#1068 of 1246 Re: Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Problems [mr2005]
Aug 14, 2012 (3:34 am)
Call your local Nissan dealership to get the contact info for your regional customer service rep. Each region has their own rep in Nashville at the Nissan North America main office.
#1069 of 1246 2006 pathfinder tranny issue
Aug 24, 2012 (7:05 pm)
Same issue with my suv. Intermix with coolant and tranny fluid, replaced radiator 800.00, told me to come back and test fluids after 1000 miles, same issue, flushed out the tran fluid 250.00,t old me to come back after 1000 miles to test fluid, same problem. Paid 600.00 to clean out transmission pan and whatever bs they told me, now rpms are revving high when I try to take off. Vehicle has 98k and it's paid off. Don't want a new vehicle, and want Nissan to take responsibility for this issue fOr everyone who has this problem!