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#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.
#475 of 1246 did this happen to older pathfinders ,hearsay some did
Aug 06, 2010 (4:57 pm)
did this happen to older pathfinders ,hearsay some did, I was with a fellow pathfinder owner at the beach today, he has a beautiful well cared for 96 SE wheel drive. he was told from a few older pathfinder owners that he met in in his travels that they had transmission and radiator problems back then in 1993 and 1996 , so he had an oil cooler installed and bypassed the radiator could this be true I hope not for my 2003 SE [have has anyone heard of this with the older pathfinders?
#476 of 1246 another pathfinder in Ohio
Aug 07, 2010 (11:28 am)
WOW, I am so glad i've found this forum and appreciate all the input from all of you Pathfinder owners. I had an issue this week with my '05 pathfinder where i believe the fuel pump went out, it started and shut down then wouldn't restart and after a numerous attempts had it taken towed to my mechanic. However he replaced it friday and is still having the problem starting up. The mechanic can start it with starting fluid for a short time but it seems the pump must not be functioning to supply the system. was thinking electrical but I've checked the fuses and they are all good. Have any of you had this problem?
As many of you have stated about the shuddering and vibration it has become noticeable within the past few months at 40-50 mph as well. I guess i am going to be proactive and get the radiator replaced and tranny flushed and check the u-joints. I sure hope this will avert what seems many of you have had to deal with which is bull**%. Nissan, as someone else said, needs to step up and deal with the problem they know is an obvious manufacturer defect, and almost seemingly negligence now at this point! I love my pathfinder but i surely don't want to be paying for it again in major repair bills and judging by the way Nissan handling this i won't own another! I will post back what i find as well and may be joining the class action suit with you all!
#477 of 1246 Does new radiator fix the transmission/coolant problem?
Aug 08, 2010 (9:19 pm)
I am curious to know what peoples' view are on (1) whether or not a new radiator will avoid the coolant/transmission problem posted here and (2) whether, where a new transmission and radiator have already been installed, the car is "fixed" with respect to these known transmission problems? In other words, would one be crazy to buy a 2005 Pathfinder with a new transmission and radiator replaced at about 55K miles? It is now at 65K with no apparent problems. Thank you.
Aug 08, 2010 (9:54 pm)
if the pathfinder has been fixed by the dealer and is warren teed ,i would say buy it
#479 of 1246 will checking the color of the trans fluid every 2 weeks
Aug 08, 2010 (10:13 pm)
will checking the color of the trans fluid every 1 or 2 weeks or so at least let you know if you have a potential problem starting like if you see a milky strawberry color of the fluid,or will just bypassing the radiator completely with a good transmission oil cooler kit with a thermostat on it solve this underlying problem for good.?