Last post on Dec 08, 2013 at 4:16 PM
You are in the Nissan Pathfinder
What is this discussion about?
Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan, Transmission, SUV
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#1130 of 1246 Re: 2005 Pathfinder,Transmission [litulldawg]
Nov 20, 2012 (7:52 am)
If the vehicle only has about 75,000 on it and within 8 years the extended warranty is still good and she is one of the few.
Once it's past the 80,000 or eight years this is where the lawsuits come in. As someone else wrote she needs to get it to a dealership ASAP to get the paper trail going and hopefully get all replaced and fixed for nothing. No matter what though she should report it to NHTSA if she was driving and it failed and report this as a safety complaint. The lawsuits are fine but it is a recall that is what is really needed to pull these vehicles off the road and fix them before someone is killed or seriously injured. One lawsuit in NY was settled but all they did was extend the warranty and make the consumer still pay a huge amount of it out of pocket as a co-pay. I was not part of that one. I am looking into one from Texas and was contacted by one of those who are lead complainants if nothing else to get back part of our $6000.00 we paid. But we still filed a serious safety complaint with NHTSA and this case is being investigated for a possible safety recall. http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/defect/results.cfm?action_number=DP12- 004&SearchType=QuickSearch&summary=true
#1133 of 1246 Re: 2005 Pathfinder,Transmission [lauracpalmer]
Nov 20, 2012 (3:01 pm)
Do you any other info on the lawsuit in TX. I am very interested.
Does anyone know whay my post are not showing here.
#1135 of 1246 Re: 2005 Pathfinder,Transmission [usvsnissan]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 20, 2012 (5:26 pm)
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#1136 of 1246 Re: What about Canadians? [davejohnky]
Nov 21, 2012 (12:01 pm)
I've been notified from Transport Canada (our equivalent to the NHTSA) that Nissan Canada's upper echelon knows about the warranty extension and will be rolling out a program here as well. As of today I still haven't heard from them.
Where are you located Dave? And thanks for the comments
#1137 of 1246 2007 Pathfinder Whine
Nov 24, 2012 (5:51 am)
My 2007 Pathfinder developed a high pitched 'whine' within the past 3 months so I decided, as many people do, to come online and see if anyone else is experiencing the problem and ran in to this mess! As a coincidence, I received my Nissan NA notice of the radiator/transmission issue - warranty extension a couple of days ago. It took all three to hit me in the head that I may be experiencing early symptoms but read only one post that complained of 'engine/transmission whine.' I just turned 65k on it and love the vehicle in all other respects...my first 'foreign made' car as it would be. I went right out and inspected the transmission fluid which appears fine (no coolant infiltration). I have no other symptoms and have had not one single issue with this vehicle to this point and I am the original owner. So questions: Is this an early symptom of impending doom? Will Nissan make necessary fixes prior to catostrophic failure? Should I pay out of pocket at an independent for a new radiator NOW? All input would be greatly appreciated and I accept that everyone's situation is unique to them...I'm just fishing at this point. Thanks to all and Happy Holidays!
Nov 24, 2012 (7:30 am)
Went thru the whole mess with my 2005 Pathfinder--Radiator,Trans. Finally got them to pay for repair/replacement after a year of bickering. They do not stand behind their vehicles. To date they have not officially issued a recall notice. They did supplementary things--ext warranties etc., but not good enough. I got rid of the looser and Nissan and bought a Hyundai Santa Fee in 2011. Best move i ever made. Nice vehicle (6Cyl engine) plenty of room inside. Great acceleration. Only gripe I have is that the Sticker Gas mileage range is a lot higher than I'm getting (14-17MPG vs. 22-28 MPG);but it takes regular gas.
#1139 of 1246 Re: 2007 Pathfinder Whine [jbarzeke]
Nov 24, 2012 (11:23 am)
First thing you need to do is take it to the dealer and start the paperwork on the transmission issue. Don't pay for anything out of pocket unless you absolutely have to. I had my trans and radiator replaced before they actually extended the warranty. They covered everything including the rental car. The issue I have been having is still the rumbling in the trans at 45mph . Feels like the torque converter but the dealer claims there is nothing wrong after taking it back multiple times. I am pursuing other options on this. As for your whine in the trans. get the car into the dealer and get it noted. As for your car being foreign.. It is made right here in the USA. If it was made in Japan.. we probably wouldn't be dealing with this issue. I have had many Nissans through the years. Love the truck.. am disappointed with the trans issues and how the company handles it. Most likely my last Nissan. They don't care about customer loyalty or satisfying the customer.