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#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.
#310 of 1242 2005 Nissan Pathfinder leaking radiator into transmission
Apr 28, 2010 (2:06 pm)
Here is a funny one ~
In the mail yesterday we received a sales promo letter from our local Nissan dealer addressed to us personally as an "exclusive customer". They are offering blue book + up to $1,500 if we trade in our 2005 Nissan Pathfinder.
I guess they haven't checked their service lot since it has been sitting there now for 3 weeks!!!
HA HA LOL
#311 of 1242 Re: 2005 Pathfinder Transmission Issue [stacy20]
Apr 29, 2010 (1:42 pm)
Just took my 05 Pathfinder in to the dealer, same issue, the transmission fluid leaking into the radiator and vice versa due to broken radiator. They say that they will replace the radiator under warranty but not the transmission. To me it does not make any sense, as water from the rad has obviously been in the transmission for months, corroding seals, metal and electronic equipment. I called the dealer on it and they told me that they have to follow the 'standard procedure' as set out by Nissan Canada - which I guess means replace the rad, flush the transmission and send me on my way to see what happens. I talked with the mechanic and he had nothing good to say about this issue - he was obviously well aware of it.
I called a couple of transmission guys who told me that in this situation the transmission is completely written off and it will last for a while but not long. I cannot find anyone on this web site who has replaced the radiator without having to replace the transmission. Also, if I Google 'water in transmission' I see that clutch plate material will debond, corrosion will happen and then there is a computer called a TCM that is located inside the transmission - imagine what will happen if that gets saturated.
I think this is a safety issue, since we lost power for three seconds on the freeway in rain, heavy traffic and evening darkness. It seems like this is getting worse by the day as more and more people have this issue. I took the car in to the dealer in November '09 with the problem but 'could not replicate' Importantly, they did the test AFTER the scheduled transmission flush which would make sense to me that they would not be able to replicate.
I am writing this as there are obviously people who have had their transmission and radiator replaced by Nissan. I would appreciate getting your contact info so that I can use that as an example to show that there are cases where Nissan has owned this 'farce' and done the right thing.
Apr 29, 2010 (1:56 pm)
After calling Nissan North America a few times and working with my dealer, had both replaced. Both under warranty, but I paid 1/2 Dealer labor cost ($450). Sounds like a good deal, but, I shouldn't have paid anything. I sent e-mails to local TV stations and my Congressman in Washington , DC. also reported it to DOT in Washington.
If everyone with this problem starts making a fuss and contacting their reps etc, maybe Nissan will have to recall the vehicles.
#313 of 1242 Re: 2005 Pathfinder Transmission Issue [stevlll]
Apr 29, 2010 (3:39 pm)
That's weird they will replace the radiator and not the transmission under warranty. Your transmission has to still be under warranty if the radiator is, right? How many miles are on the Pathfinder? It took me 3 weeks of serious arguing with Nissan NA for them to agree to pay for both my radiator and transmission. Keep going up the chain of command and be persistent (which everyone on this site told me and it worked). It's totally their fault and they need to fix it and they know it but will do their best to get you to give up before they will do the right thing. Good luck!