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#357 of 1242 2006 Transmission and Gas gauge Problems
May 28, 2010 (7:00 am)
I have a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder I have both problems with the gas gauge and the transmission. I took it in to my local nissan dealer and they did a diagnostic test on it and told me that my transmission had to be replaced and it would be in excess of about $7,000 - $8,000 dollars.
Since this wasn't in my budget I got it home to a well known and honest mechanic i knew and let him took a look at it come to find out my gears were burnt out, radiator was bust and water was in the transmission. The only thing the dealership informed me of was the gears being burnt out and water in the transmission, which meant if i had went ahead and replaced the transmission I would have still had a busted radiator.
I contacted Nissan corporation and complained about both of my problems but off course my car wasn't on the issued recall for the gas gauge and they would not accept responsibility for either problem. So what I'm in the process of doing right now is contact Good Morning Americana and putting my story out their for my and all the rest of the consumers who are having this problem.
If we all can contact them something can and will be done about this
#358 of 1242 Re: Transmission & Fuel Guage Problem Too [sosensky]
May 30, 2010 (5:55 am)
I have a 2006 Pathfinder with 44K miles on it and it too is shuttering above 40mph. I highly suspect that I too have the same issue with the radiator leaking into the tranny. I'll be taking it to a dealer this week to see what they have to say. I must say that this is a MAJOR issue that warrants a recall considering the number of people having the same EXPENSIVE problem. All vehicles are going to have some problems, but a NEW tranny and radiator after only 44k miles is ridiculous! If Nissan does not do right by me I will never buy another one, For those of you who are getting new radiators and trannys... Did they actually fix the issue, or just install the same defective components that will most likely fail again down the road?
#359 of 1242 Re: 2006 Transmission and Gas gauge Problems [mslita01]
May 31, 2010 (7:10 am)
How do we start a Class Action Suit?? With so many unhappy Pathfinder owners out there, all we need is legal advice to start the gears in motion !!
#360 of 1242 Re: Transmission & Fuel Guage Problem Too [sosensky]
May 31, 2010 (7:34 am)
How did it go?
In Canada, Nissan has totally abandoned me even though I have two years left on the warranty. Problem is still there. I got a new rad, but the transmission is doing the same thing, albeit not as bad. I dropped the transmission pan and had the fluid checked - water and glycol is still in there. I have now notified them that I am getting quotes to fix externally (transmission needs an overhaul at the very least), and then we go to court.
I think that this problem is widespread. It takes time to pinpoint the problem, it starts out as a subtle one and then grows, so it is easy to miss. Then the flush buys Nissan time. I asked one guy in a parking lot last weekend, he had the same problem. He just did not know how serious it was - he has had a couple of flushes etc etc., just did not think about it This guy was Nissan's dream customer. I explained what water and glycol does to transmissions - he got it.
Nissan hopes that everything will stay quiet while the warranties run out, it is a race against time. Get the word out to anyone who wil listen.
#362 of 1242 Transmission & Fuel Guage Problem Too
May 31, 2010 (4:19 pm)
2005 Pathfinder. So, Friday I get a call from Nissan NA telling me that they got the diagnosis (radiator is bad and leaked into tranmission fouling it out). Remember, the dealter upon relaying that to me told me that they could get me a remanuf. tranny and an after market radiator. That's when I told dealter to tell that to Nissan.)Rep told me that Nissan needed more time to decide what to do with me. I am demanding replacement tranny and radiator, and refund of tranny flush, 2 diagnosis charges, and the fuel guage replacement. I asked Nissan to hurry because I was driving a truck that I thought wasn't operating properly. I am jumping through all the hoops and being patient. Let's see what happens with me. Thanks for your interest, and good luck with everyone else. Steven.
#363 of 1242 Thanks for the update Steven
Jun 01, 2010 (11:45 am)
Thanks for the update Steven. Please keep us posted.
#364 of 1242 Re: Transmission & Fuel Guage Problem Too [sosensky]
Jun 01, 2010 (1:04 pm)
We too are having the same issue with our 2005 Nissan Pathfinder with 66,000 miles. It has been at the Nissan dealership for almost 2 weeks while we wait to see if Nissan will cover the new radiator and transmission. We were promised an answer last week and we are still waiting...... The dealership said the cost is $5900. We too brought it in 2 months ago because the transmission was acting up. The dealership said a radiator flush would solve the problem.....
Lets hope Nissan will value it's customers and take care of their problem!
#365 of 1242 2005-06 NISSAN PATHFINDER TRANSMISSION/RADIATOR ISSUE
Jun 01, 2010 (5:20 pm)
6/1/2010 ** CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT IN PROGRESS **
PLEASE PEOPLE > GO TO THIS SITE AND FILL OUT THE FORM!!
UPDATE FROM LAWYER SINCE MESSAGE #338**
They have set up investigation pages specifically for the 2005 Pathfinder
problems, and have asked people who email him to use these pages
to provide basic info. The links are:
In order to make sure there database is complete please provide the
requested info on the online form.
Please provide these links to anyone who would be interested in contacting us about these problems.