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#315 of 1246 2005 Pathfinder..update
Apr 29, 2010 (5:28 pm)
Well Well. So- fuel pump. Replaced it in 2007. Paid for it. Now there is a recall. My vehicle not in recall. go figure.
Now, at 114000 miles I feel the vibration. Take it to York, Pa Apple Nissan. They tell me my tires are cupped but recommend a transmission flush. I say what?? ? But agreed to the flush. Not two months later, same vibration (not the tires, Im not stupid) but then the oil change mechanic said wow, you have milky substance in ur radiator. My father looked at it and said um, not good.
So, I called Selingsgrove Nissan, Pa. They said, oh yes, we know. We are aware, bring it in, itll take 30 mins to check it out and verify. So I took it in and yes, its screwed! Need new transmission. They told me, however, that its a temperature coil thats placed inside the radiator thats the problem!!! If it were located w/ the transmission, the tranny warranty would cover it. BUT Nissan has been saying since its location is inside the radiator that they wont cover it! GARBAGE!!!!!! Anyway, I now have another regional Nissan specialist looking into it. Big deal, right? Well, Im ticked that Apple nissan two months ago had me spend a couple hundred for a flush and now I have to repay for the new transmission. I DONT THINK SO! I said I want my vehicle under the recall, I want my money back for the flush and now I want them to assist if not pay for all of this tranny business crap.
IM FURIOUS! There are federal trade laws against selling parts of anything that are faulty!!!!! I think Ill take my little veterans benefits and get a lawyer w/ it and file civil suit. I cant affort thousands to keep my car running that I worked hard to pay for! If it were natural wear and tear then so be it. But ill be damn if I entrusted a large name like Nissan to have them screw me/us all around! Once the regional manager contacts me on Friday..thatll be it. Ill call the news station and bring light on it.
Ill keep you all posted. BTW, I was quoted about $4000 for the transmission replacement total.
#316 of 1246 Re: 2005 Pathfinder Transmission Issue [stacy20]
Apr 30, 2010 (8:27 am)
Stacy20 - Thanks for the reply. It would be very helpful and probably save me three weeks talking to these people if I could use your name as an actual example. They are obviously being extremely inconsistent (as shows in this forum), but in the end accepting that they are 100% responsible for this mess. If you could share the details confidentially, then I would forward that directly to Nissan and they would have to address this. We all need to work together, as Nissan obviously has a massive mess on their hands and are trying to avoid their responsibilities.
#318 of 1246 Re: 2005 Pathfinder Transmission Issue [stevlll]
Apr 30, 2010 (11:01 pm)
No Stacy I dint go through it yet, and I may not have to because it seems that the 05 and 06 has their problem, If you look through the site you will see others that are actually going through it now and have them get something going with you ,like a partition?
#319 of 1246 Re: 2005 Pathfinder Transmission Issue [stacy20]
May 04, 2010 (9:41 am)
Did I ever ask you if your 2005 Pathfinder is still under warranty? What was the mileage on yours when it "died"?
Anybody have any clue why mine waited till it hit 100,000 miles?
#320 of 1246 Re: 2005 Pathfinder Transmission Issue [audham]
May 04, 2010 (9:54 am)
My Pathfinder in a 2006 that was manufactured in 10/05. My problems started at about 76,000 miles. My truck was out of warranty with the exception of the catalytic converter which has a manufacture warranty until 80,000 miles. My suggestion to all is to go and get an extended warranty before it is too late.
Nissan really needs to do a recall !!!! This is getting expensive and out of control !!!
So, please make sure you all call Nissan to report your troubles.
#321 of 1246 Pathfinder Trans Warranty
May 04, 2010 (10:08 am)
I had 39,000 mi on mine. And, yes it was a factor in my settlement;but they should do something no matter what the mileage is. Bottom line--it's their fault for installing defective radiators.
May 05, 2010 (6:00 pm)
I am located in Pa. I had the regional specialist call me back (after I had my car inspected to verify it WAS the "PROBLEM") and he nicely imformed me, "Im sorry ma'am but your vehicle is no longer under warranty and because it has such high mileage (114,000) we cannot assist in the expense at this time" I SAID NO &*%$# BUDDDY! Really? Its not under warranty? GEEEEEZ, I really didnt know that. Thanks for taking two days to investigate this to tell me that!
Good thing- Nissan of York, Pa (Apple) did agree to refund my money for the transmission flush they did. After speaking w/ the service manager and losing my cool on him for a few minutes, he apologized and verified that he was not to blame for the faulty vehicle. He did agree to refund the money because the flush did not fix the vibration and the vibration was happening BEFORE the flush, the primary reason I took it in in the first place. So, that should be a $$ toward the $4000 I have to pay, oh along w/ the rental car I have to pay for while its in the garage.
So. I asked that regional manager who informed me my car was no longer under warrant DUH! ) to escalate it to his supervisor. He told me he could not give me her number but would have her call me by the end of the next business day. Guess what!!! NO CALL! Its now day 2. So, tomorrow, they will receive a pretty little phone call from me. I am ready to call the local news stations and/or even CNN, the major headlines. This is bogus and totally irreresponsible on Nissans part. ITS UNETHICAL!!!!! and in a middle of a recession. Come on!
Im on the last leg, the Nissan is waiting w/ the tranny at their location (not York) so Ill be fixing my car next week.
---all along waiting for my VIN to clear the fuel pump recall.
May 05, 2010 (6:16 pm)
If you have to replace the tranny and/or radiator (hoses,etc) see if you can find a RELIABLE tranny repair shop. Chances are their labor charge is lower than Nissan. If they install the tranny, etc. you can save a few $$$$. In my area of North Jersey, there's Pat Barrett Transmissions. Great Guys. Honest.Skilled. No B.S.