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#1098 of 1201 Re: Nissan Pathfinder Radiator/Transmission Second Warranty Extension [snowbird127]
Oct 30, 2012 (8:02 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 1201 Re: Nissan Pathfinder Radiator/Transmission Second Warranty Extension [telephony]
Oct 30, 2012 (12:28 pm)
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 1201 Pathfinder Tranmission Problems
Nov 05, 2012 (7:47 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 1201 06 Pathfinder trans and fuel
Nov 06, 2012 (9:18 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?
#1102 of 1201 Re: 06 Pathfinder trans and fuel [cmscott2]
Nov 06, 2012 (9:38 am)
Besides having to replace the tranny and radiator my fuel gauge also stopped working and engine light came on. After seeing many expensive complaints due to the sensor we were fortunate that we took it to a local car parts shop where staff was nice enough to use a diagnostic code reader, which pointed out it was a sensor. He reset it and it's been fine. I have to tell you though, we cannot wait to trade it in and will never buy Nissan again. As we keep advising, report any issues to NHTSA related to safety and especially related to the transmission. One class action suit was won, but only for those involved from what we've seen and they are still getting ripped off. There needs to be a recall!
#1103 of 1201 Report transmission/radiator problems to NHTSA ~ So Important!!!
Nov 06, 2012 (9:39 am)
Just a reminder as to how important it is to report the transmission/radiator problems to NHTSA. Concentrate on the safety issues if you were driving during this occurrence, or even fear of what could have happened if you were in traffic at the time.
Safety is what creates recalls, which leads to getting the transmission, radiator and anything related taken care of at no cost. And hopefully reimbursement for those of us stuck with these unsafe lemons. The more complaints they get that are safety related the better.
Also be careful in reporting it http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints/index.cfm to use these components as this is what NHTSA is doing the investigation on. The top two seem to have the largest number of complaints but there are some connected with the engine and cooling system so NHTSA is not getting the full picture of the number of complaints.
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER
#1107 of 1201 Re: 06 Pathfinder trans and fuel [lauracpalmer]
Nov 08, 2012 (8:12 am)
Hi cmscott2. I received a message via email that you posted about a link and also trying to get a petition started but your post does not show on this forum. My email is lauracurtisspalmeryahoo.com if you would send me any info you have. This link goes to a Facebook page warning against Nissan. Unfortunately there are not many members. And unfortunately too from what I am seeing the complaints are spread onto so many forums that it is hard to gage how many there actually are. I've been trying to post to as many as I can find to get folks to complain to NHTSA since that is really the one important are to file safety somplaints, which is the only way to force a recall. Having it be more then just the Pathfinder too makes it that much more confusing since the same issue covers from 2005 to at least 2010 and a range of different four wheel drive Nissans. And that they are doing thier best to add confusion doesn't help. However I am glad to see that with the one settlement over a class action suit shows they know it is being taken seriously is a little relief.
Folks, please keep reporting to NHTSA and make it clear it is a huge safety issue!!!! Only way for a recall.