Last post on Dec 08, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan, Transmission, SUV
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#1092 of 1246 Re: 2006 pathfinder tranny issue [alisonl]
Oct 04, 2012 (2:15 am)
Could you help me with this same problem? I have been going round and round with Nissan about this Tranny, faulty radiator issue. They just keep yo yo-ing me around. I have an appt at a Nissan dealer for a "diagnosis". I tried to tell them that I cannot believe that I have to pay for a diagnosis that I'm already aware of. Please advise me as to how to go about getting them to pay for the repairs and do what is right. Thank You in advance. Lisa Y.
#1093 of 1246 Re: 2006 pathfinder tranny issue [lisayanief]
Oct 04, 2012 (2:24 am)
What is you mileage? My diagnosis was $96.00 and took about 4 minutes once the vehicle was brought into the shop and the fun began.
#1094 of 1246 06 pathfinder trans issue
Oct 04, 2012 (2:39 am)
You did not mention is you have opened a claim with Nissan Assist. Make sure you call and open a claim. I was told it would cost me $7000. To fix mine. After opening a claim and lots of phone time with them ( if you can get past their voice mail system) they covered the trans and radiator as a warranty issue.ll. My car had less than 80,000 miles . I was told they extended the warranty on the trans to 80,000 miles. Take the car in. Get it diagnosed then call nissan assist to pen a claim . Stick to it. They are well aware of the trans issue. Speak to the service manager. Speak with a supervisor at Nissan Assist.
#1095 of 1246 Re: 2006 pathfinder tranny issue [lisayanief]
Oct 04, 2012 (4:26 am)
As I wrote previously, and same as this response, it is so important to report this to Highway Safety as a dangerous safety issue. So many complaints have been about the money, which is huge, $6000.00 in our case, but the close call we had when our SUV went nuts in very busy traffic still lives with us. I am so grateful my husband had the quick reaction he did to take control of the vehicle so we and others were not hurt or worse. So important to report this to NHTSA!!! https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/index.xhtml
#1097 of 1246 Re: Nissan Pathfinder Radiator/Transmission Second Warranty Extension [telephony]
Oct 30, 2012 (6:19 am)
So if I'm reading this right. anything over 100,000 is out of luck?
122K miles the problem happened for us and I spent $5000 to fix.
Just restating the fact people following this thread know - Nissan sucks.
#1098 of 1246 Re: Nissan Pathfinder Radiator/Transmission Second Warranty Extension [snowbird127]
Oct 30, 2012 (7:02 am)
Basically Nissan is taking a calculate risk here. By slightly extending the warranty and caring for just enough failure cases, their hope is they will calm enough of the masses and avoiding a recall. If they would have recalled the radiators immediately upon knowledge of the defect, this would have saved them from dealing with numerous transmission replacements and customer satisfaction concerns.
According to DOT, the average driver in the US drives 13,476 miles a year. It is interesting to note on the NissanAssist website that the CVT warranty extension is 12y/120,000m.
I am no lawyer, but hope someone with legal expertise can comment on the class action lawsuit. It seems like potentially one needs to opt out if they find the terms unacceptable and can attend a Fairness Hearing on March 14, 2013 in White Plains, NY.
#1099 of 1246 Re: Nissan Pathfinder Radiator/Transmission Second Warranty Extension [telephony]
Oct 30, 2012 (11:28 am)
I was pleased to see at least this and emailed it to my husband. He called me immediately after and we agreed that we have to think about it but maybe getting $2500.00 to $3000.00 out of the $6000.00 we paid is better than nothing. Then I read the class action lawsuit attached.
The agreement for the "eligible" customers to be reimbursed for previous replacement and repair it appears you had to be part of the class action suit, which is at the bottom of the page.
Several times since the suit was in the beginning process I tried to get through to this law firm in NY and was never replied to. So even though I sent them all the pertinent info I doubt we are eligible customers. But, I am taking that as a good thing. I would not be surprised if Nissan has set an amount for repair and replacement that is far below what many of us have had to pay, which is on the average of $5000.00 and $6000.00. Six thousand seems to be the most common number over the last couple years.
I would love to see a recall. There are too many variables with lawsuits and it bugs the hell out of me to see Nissan get off on any of this. I am still very concerned over the safety issues that they seem to not at all acknowledge.
#1100 of 1246 Pathfinder Tranmission Problems
Nov 05, 2012 (6:47 am)
As there is a great deal of disscussion on this topic, I'll try to add only what I think people can use or will use. I replaced the Radiator in My 2007 Pathfinder as Insurance. (50,000 miles) The Trans cooler had not started showing any signs of failure. The issue with these is well documented oil cooler tube in the bottom of the radiator which may crack with age and use, its poorly eningeered and made. (American Made) The stock cooler is of a aluminium one piece design with what apears to be pressed on inlet and outlet fittings, the cracks have been appearing on the outflow side, (to the upper fan trans cooler, then to the transmission) side from what Ive seen. The cooler can be replaced at a local radiator shop far cheeper than a new transmission, (ensure they use the copper cooler with brazed fittings and not a geuine Nissan replacment part) ( You do not have to replace the entire radiator) some have recommended the bypass procedure, I decided not to do that as I pull a trailer and the aux oil cooler might not cool as efficiently, in hotter states that might be a no-no. If you own the years affected by this issue it might be a good idea to ethier replace the Rad or the cooler, for less than $500.00 you can have piece of mind. If you mechcnicaly inclined, I purchased a replacment radiator from JC whitney for $130.00 shipped to me 160.00. Took about a afternoon, and I went ahead and replaced the hoses and belts so I wont need to do that. (Belt change is a breeze on the PF) For those of you who decide to tempt fate, at least check your fluid weekly, its a 10mm bolt holding a regular dipstick.
#1101 of 1246 06 Pathfinder trans and fuel
Nov 06, 2012 (8:18 am)
I have a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder, I have 90,154 miles, and have been the sole owner. At about 75,000 miles my fuel gauge stopped working and my service engine light does not go off. Apparently I need a new fuel sensor, but this seems to be happening to a lot of people. I called Nissan to complain, still waiting for a call back. Of course they extended the warranty on this but it happened after 60,000 miles. also now my vehicle vibrates at about 40 mph and 60 mph, is this my transmission?