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#216 of 1242 transmission/radiator problem
Feb 27, 2010 (3:16 pm)
Just got my 2006 Pathfinder back from the mechanic, transmission fluid ended up in the radiator and vs. versa. It looked like chocolate milk. It cost me $1,500.00 and the shop isn't positive that the transmission is ok. The mechanic contacted a local dealer looking for a new radiator and heard from them this has been a common problem....I will contact and complain to the sources listed, but has anyone heard any news about a recall? Used to love Nissan's, now I'm not that thrilled!
#217 of 1242 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [buynamericnnow]
Feb 27, 2010 (3:26 pm)
How did it work out? Just added my post to this mess, 2006 Pathfinder- had to replace radiator for $1500- crossing my fingers that tranny isn't shot, too. Did Nissan do anything to compensate?
#218 of 1242 my 1988 nissan pathfinder 4x4
Feb 27, 2010 (5:49 pm)
hi i have a 1988 nissan pathfinder with a plow on it i only use it to plow my driveway.when i am backing up it goes good but when i put into drive an start goin it feels like the brakes are on i took them all apart an they r free moving
#219 of 1242 Re: transmission/radiator problem [maryellis83]
Feb 27, 2010 (7:21 pm)
I picked up my Pathfinder the other day. My service advisor told me Nissan called him and asked him why they would tell me about the other Pathfinder that was in with the same issues and that they (Nissan) initially agreed to cover everything. The service advisor said because it was the truth and he thought they would then be covering my car and he didn't want me to worry about it. Sounds to me like Nissan is hoping to keep this problem under wrap! I'm sure the BBB will be interested in hearing about that as well. So far, Nissan is not interested in doing any type of recall. They told me on the phone that nobody had ever complained about this issue. I trust my dealership and service department where I bought my Pathfinder from, but I certainly don't trust Nissan!!
#220 of 1242 Re: they are finally covering the cost of my transmission [qkj2]
Mar 01, 2010 (5:50 am)
Can't believe that even a Nissan radiator costs that much considering it's made by another company. (most likely Toyo Corp) As for $280.00 for labor? I wonder what the "book" time calls for in labor. That sounds a bit high to me seeing how I can change mine in my driveway in 30 minutes. Though I don't have a 2005 Pathfinder, I've looked at one, and there is nothing special that should make the labor that high to replace the radiator. At least they are covering the transmission!
#221 of 1242 2005 Pathfinder Transmission Issue
Mar 02, 2010 (6:51 am)
I also am getting the proverbial runaround. I have had the Pathfinder for 4 years and have 54000 miles. Nissan NA has declined to honor their 5 yr/60K drive train warranty, even though I purchased an extended warranty at vehicle purchase (which covers the radiator but not the tranny). They say it is a third party extended warranty, and not theirs. The dealer made no distinction when I purchased. Shouldn't matter. Nothing in the warranty states there are "conditions" that would void it. This is clearly fraud.
I have a call into the GM at the dealer where I purchased it but do not expect a call back. I intend to contact BBB, Hwy Safety Admin and Federal Trade Comm. In addition, there is a TV Consumer Advocate Reporter that lives in the neighborhood.
Perhaps a Class Action Lawsuit will do the trick - ANY LAWYERS OUT THERE WILLING TO TAKE THIS ON?
#222 of 1242 Re: 2005 Pathfinder Transmission Issue [v53]
Mar 02, 2010 (7:12 am)
DON'T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER. KEEP GOING UP THE LINE AT NISSAN N.A.
THEY ARE AFRAID OF A RECALL IN LIGHT OF TOYOTA, CHEVY ETC. CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN, RADIO AND TV STATIONS. GOOD LUCK
#223 of 1242 Re: 2005 Pathfinder Transmission Issue [gharpman]
Mar 02, 2010 (11:54 am)
I spoke to a supervisor at Nissan last night who said the case is closed on their end. She told me to an option was to contact the BBB and seemed very surprised when I told her I had already sent in all the paperwork. I got the standard "I understand your concerns" speech from them. My response was, "No you don't. You're not the one out $7200." I'm waiting to hear what the BBB has to say about all this. I even included these blogs in my mailing to them to show a continual pattern with Nissan refusing to do anything. I encourage everyone to do the same.
#224 of 1242 2005 pathfinder gas gauge
Mar 02, 2010 (7:39 pm)
My gas gauge has failed and is triggering the check engine light. The dealer wants almost $500 to replace it so I have been tracking my miles to avoid running out of gas. I heard on the news tonight that Nissan is recalling some trucks and SUV's for faulty gas gauges. Does anyone know if the 05 Pathfinder is part of the recall?
#225 of 1242 Re: 2005 Pathfinder Transmission Issue [v53]
Mar 03, 2010 (9:59 am)
You have to keep fighting, I did not give them any reason to believe that I was giving up on them covering the transmission. I requested to speak with managers and advised them that I would file complaints with everyone possible until they honored the trans warranty. I've gotten two different regional specialist at Nissan NA to confirm with me that they have seen other cases like this so don't let them tell you that your case is unique. I was able to get them to cover my transmission and I have 58,036 miles on my Pathfinder. I am still willing to do whatever is necessary to hold them responsible for both the radiator & transmission. I really don't think we should have to pay for replacing the faulty radiator, which I made them confirm before replacing that this "new" model does not have the same issues. Nissan needs to be held responsible!