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#266 of 1242 2006 Pathfinder SE -Vibrations and shutters in the rear
Mar 24, 2010 (5:52 am)
Recently, our 2006 Pathfinder SE 4x4 starting shuttering or vibrating in the rear. We took it to a local mechanic and he said the transmission was ok and the 4x4. That the problem was the ECU (brain) and we needed to take it to a dealer. We have 80,000 miles on our vehicle. Yesterday, we took it to the dealer and they called back and said that we needed a new transmission and new radiator. They said it would cost $5,400 and we about died. Also, my fuel tank is doing exactly what the recall says and they said I was not part of the recall and it would cost $468. My husband and I both feel like we are being taken for a ride and they just want us to buy a new car. When you use the word tranny - are y'all referring to the transmission? Wonder if I call Nissan if they would replace it even though its not under warranty anymore though? We are very upset and if it ends up being the transmission - we've already decided - no more Nissan's for us b/c this is the first foreign car we've ever purchased.
#267 of 1242 Re: Do It All [condrenv]
Mar 24, 2010 (6:33 am)
I had 39,000 mi when I reported issue. The mileage was a positive in having Nissan cover the parts. You have to really go over the DOT sight to find where to report issues--or call them. good luck
#268 of 1242 Re: Do It All [gharpman]
Mar 24, 2010 (6:06 pm)
You are so right about "not threatening Nissan." We were getting so flustered by the whole mess, we did throw out some threats which got us nowhere. After several phone calls etc I collected my thoughts and told a manager that I wanted to be loyal to Nissan and stick with their product but they were making it very difficult. This approach seemed to work (thank goodness!!). My Pathfinder goes in Monday. I'm still not exactly sure what all is covered, she just said Nissan was taking care of it. I of course am hoping that means ALL of it ( I can dream big). I will keep you all posted. Did anyone ever have any luck with BBB?
#269 of 1242 Re: 2005 Pathfinder, same transmission issue [boonissan]
Mar 26, 2010 (11:28 am)
my daughter's car in southwestern Va. same problem. radiator coolant in transmission 2005 pathfinder. quoted price for repair 4200.00.
I am a federal congressional relations person. I intend to file an FTC charge if not corrected. This is certainly a case for recall. please urge anyone who has the same problem to sign to forum. In a small area of less than 10thousand people they have 2 cases this year. I note there are 27 forum cases. I suspect there are thousands nation wide.
Mar 26, 2010 (11:40 am)
I had problem. Went after Nissan like a shark on a bloody fish. Have to be relentless.Nissan Na will find every reason to reject. It's like having a pre-existing condition. They should be held liable. Probably don't want a recall because it's too expensive.
Unless they are honorable (ha!ha!) Nissan dealers try to take advantage of customers on this issue. They are too lazy to fight for you. My guys were ok, after a kick in the rump from me. I reported it as a safety issue to the Government agencies. It is a safety issue. If the trans quits when you're on the road, you're screwed.
I would up paying $450 (half the dealer labor charge) for radiator,trans. I shouldn't have had to pay anything. Good Luck. Use your influence.
#271 of 1242 Re: 2005 Pathfinder, same transmission issue [charlie102]
Mar 26, 2010 (11:41 am)
My issue with them is simple. I was out if warranty when my issue occurred, but the were well aware of the problem long ago. Had they informed everyone of the potential of the transmission failure because if the faulty radiator, we all could have replaced the radiator for $600 instead of the radiator and transmission for $5200.00. They knowingly did not inform us with the hope that the majority of us would be out of warranty when the issue occurred...
#272 of 1242 Same Issue with my '05
Mar 27, 2010 (4:39 am)
So I have the same issue with my '05. I need a trans and radiator. I bought it used about a year ago. I called to ask for some type of assistance with the issue. I spoke with Nissan North America, no luck. They said nothing they could do, my vehicle was used. She just kept insisting that the vehicle was used. I know a vehicle should have plenty of life left at 70,000 miles used or not. I was angry, so I think I made her angry which got me nowhere. I am expecting a call from further management on Monday, I will try the nicer approach. I do feel on this issue all day they probably say no. I really wish there was something we could do. I will look into the lemon laws for my state to see if that will help me. I was extremely excited when I purchased my truck, now I'm discussed and will never buy another Nissan. I just had a baby and haven't been back to work in 7 months. this is a huge expense for a new mom. Good luck everyone, can anyone say class action suit, I'm down!!!!
#273 of 1242 Re: Same Issue with my '05 [pissednnj]
Mar 27, 2010 (4:45 am)
Time to report this to your congressman and senators. problem seems to be widespread and covers several vehicles. good luck.
#274 of 1242 Re: CONTACT THESE COMPANIES, COMPLAIN [nbkzl68]
Mar 29, 2010 (3:07 pm)
Thanks so much for the info. Something needs to be done!!!! I contacted all sources you suggested. I was also told to contact the Consumer Protection Agency for my state. Thanks again!
#275 of 1242 Re: CONTACT THESE COMPANIES, COMPLAIN [pissednnj]
Mar 29, 2010 (5:50 pm)
Here's an E-Mail I sent to my Senator, Scott Garrett. Anyone can use the guts of it and adapt it for their use.
Nissan Corporation is shafting virtually all owners of 2005 Pathfinders. They installed a bunch of faulty radiators in production and the end result has been that the radiators leak coolant into the transmission and transmission fluid is leaked back into the radiator rendering both ultimately inoperative.
If you go to the Edmunds.com Forum and click through to 2005 Nissan Pathfiners-Transmission problems, you will find a host of very unhappy owners who got little or no satisfaction from Nissan USA.
The problem happened in my Pathfinder. Because my dealer( Hackensack Nissan) informed me that the leakage had started and worked with me, and Pat Barrett Transmissions (great honest guys) told me to get a new radiator and trans from Nissan, I took up the good fight and finally got Nissan to replace the parts gratus while I paid half the Dealer labor charge of $450. I still think I should not have paid a dime.
Nissan is dancing around a recall and frankly, pissing off alot of customers. Additionally, many dealerships are charging customers for :ghost repairs" or from between $6,000 and $7,500 for the transmission and radiator replacement.
Make no mistake about it. This is a safety issue. If the radiator and/or trans fails on the road, people could be put in danger. We need someone to expose Nissan NA and the widespread problem they are trying to cover up.