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#300 of 1242 06 Nissan Pathfinder leaking radiator
Apr 19, 2010 (5:42 pm)
Just bought our 2006 Pathfinder in Nov. 09, had 120,000 miles on it. Purchased privately. The guy kept it meticulous, all maintainance records. High miles due to his employment. Well- 127,000 miles a rumble starts to occur around 40-45 mph, also notices rumbles mostly in overdrive when torque converter locks in and when unlocks. I started to notice this about a month ago. My wife drives it 99% of time. Well this week she explained that it's not shifting correctly. Well now I really suspect something, going on. I pulled the dipstick out and low and behold it looks milky, not at all the nice red even slightly brown red, just plain milky brownish red. As any backyard mechanic would realize oh S#$T! I popped the radiator cap and found the anti-freeze amazingly similar in color as the tranny fluid. Well I got on computer, typed in 06 Nissan Parthfinder tranny problems and here I am. I really thought Nissan made a good quality product. We've owned mostly Honda's for cars and GM products for Trucks and SUV's. So this was our first test. I am afraid we need a new tranny which we really can't afford. I know the thing is out of warranty, but geez this is ridiculous. This is such a cover up by Nissan. I don't understand how not replacing radiators isn't cheaper than the lawsuits to come if they don't just fess up about the defect.
Well, it's in the shop right now, but looking at everyones e-mails with similar issues, things don't look good. It's a good thing we still have our 97 Honda with 270,000 miles. I will do my best to get the word out to friends, family, BBB, Nissan, and who ever else will listen.
#301 of 1242 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [esks]
Apr 19, 2010 (5:47 pm)
Same problem but with 06 Pathfinder, has 127,000 miles. See post #300.
#302 of 1242 Re: 05 transmission Problems [sf05finder]
Apr 20, 2010 (7:32 am)
Have an 06 with 127,000 miles. Same problem occured with radiator/tranny fluid mixing. See post 300.
#303 of 1242 Re: 06 Nissan Pathfinder leaking radiator [suxtbme]
Apr 20, 2010 (7:43 am)
Do us all a favor and call Nissian Corp. and report it. The more people that complain the better off we are. Not only do have the tranny problem I have a bad fuel sensor they wont fix for $500 and had to replace catalic converter . We have a Toyota with 250,000 miles that never needed any major work. This is a disgrace to say the least.
#304 of 1242 Re: 05 Pathfinder Issues
Apr 23, 2010 (9:58 am)
I had the fuel gauge issue at 60K and it was fixed under warranty. In Jan 2010 my check engine light goes on and its both cady converters at 81K (1000 miles out of warranty), that's an expensive repair btw, then in April I get hit with the dreaded "coolant destroying the tranny" problem. Thank God I paid for the extended warranty.....so it was all covered. But my check engine light goes on again the day after I get it back from dealer and I am told that its one of the cady converters AGAIN!
I love how this car drives and all, but I cannot keep shelling out time, money and emotional energy. I don't think I have any choice but to sell it and move on from Nissan. It is going to take a lot to get me to buy a Nissan again after all this.
I do not know much about cars.....can the CC issue be caused by a bad fuel sensor or something else that might not show up on the computer????
#305 of 1242 towing a 94 pathfinder
Apr 25, 2010 (10:47 am)
i just purchased a 1994 pathfinder 4x4 and need to know what process if any should i do to tow it with a tow bar behind my rv
#306 of 1242 Re: Nissan Pathfinder Transmission/Radiater Issues [gharpman]
Apr 26, 2010 (4:07 pm)
having transmission trouble, 68k miles no warranty, will Nissan cover the fix?
#307 of 1242 What Else Is New?
Apr 26, 2010 (6:22 pm)
Not unless you kick their ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#308 of 1242 Re: What Else Is New? [gharpman]
Apr 28, 2010 (10:41 am)
just went thru the whole thing. NNA didn't do anything to help, wasted a week of my time. just got my 2005 pathfinder back after a month of service and $4100. is there a class action las suite for this does anyone know?
#309 of 1242 Re: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder Trani/Radiator Issue
Apr 28, 2010 (1:42 pm)
Yes, someone has already started a list and we are on it!! Take a look at message #281 and you'll find a name and e-mail address.