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#464 of 1246 Continuing Transmission Issues
Aug 02, 2010 (7:12 am)
I posted earlier on my 2003 Pathfinder but now things are just getting worse. Four weeks ago had an issue after warming up with very slow acceleration from standing start and shifting issues (staying in a low gear at higher speeds). Had a rebuilt transmission put in and still had similar issues when we got it back a week later. Found out the engine oil was low four quarts, then the car was fine for two weeks until my daughter went on a trip 200 miles away (of course). Same issues in the beginning, slow standing start and won't shift.
Now the local Nissan dealer says transmission fluid is "burnt" and two gears are suspect. So the rebuilt transmission has 12 month warranty, but is there some other issue such as coolant that might be causing the tranny to fail? I'm concerned the transmission shop will say its not their fault the transmission failed if the cooling is no good and won't cover under the warranty. Any thoughts or advice?
#465 of 1246 Re: Replaced radiator - so far so good [spinynorman]
Aug 02, 2010 (11:05 am)
Thank you for the tip. I am in the process of doing the same thing. I am going to replace the radiator first, drain and flush out the trans and see if it improves. Let me know how you make out it in a few weeks if the trans holds up and the shuttering goes away.
#466 of 1246 Similar transmission problem
Aug 02, 2010 (11:15 am)
We are having the same problem with the radiator fluid leaking into the transmission fluid, ruining both the radiator and transmission (one month after powertrain warranty expired), $6000 repair bill. I reported this issue to the NHTSA and encourage everyone else to do the same.
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#467 of 1246 2005 frontier transmission/coolant leak
Aug 02, 2010 (6:27 pm)
Just heard back from the regional specialist about my 2005 frontier with 47000 miles on it that nissan is telling me needs a new radiator/transmission for 5400$$. The regional specialist said to bad, I have since joined the class action lawsuit. As a side note both nissan mechanics admitted to me that this is a known issue and I should call nissan customer service, of course nissan did not help. Thinking I will just replace the radiator and flush the transmission and hope for the best.
#468 of 1246 Re: Continuing Transmission Issues [ftjoe]
Aug 02, 2010 (8:30 pm)
there isn't any recalls or tranny trouble with 2003 models , its the 2005 and o6 that have the problems with the radiator because nissan changed radiator vendors those years.
#469 of 1246 Re: 2005 frontier transmission/coolant leak [peteka]
Aug 03, 2010 (4:23 am)
Good luck with your fontier. How do you become part of the class action lawsuit?
#473 of 1246 There's Hope
Aug 04, 2010 (2:43 pm)
To all Nissan Pathfinder and truck owners with transmission and radiator problems, just read today that VW/AUDI will pay out more than $80 million green ones to settle a pair of class action suits over leaky sunroofs and faulty drainage systems, involving over 3 million autos. It took three years of litigation.
$70 million went for reimbursements and modifications and $10 million for the lawyers.
The suit alleged design defects. For years VW/AUDI blamed customers for not maintaining their cars right. Sounds familiar.
Nissan will get there's. It's just a question of when.