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#487 of 1242 Re: 2005 Pathfinder - needs new radiator [meahlarie]
Aug 20, 2010 (8:41 am)
I went with the Koyo A2807 radiator instead of the Nissan (Calsonic). I would imagine this was a bad batch of radiators from the manufacturer and doubt any new ones have the same defect but I still don't trust them. Maybe it was 2005s manufactured late in the year and 2006 manufactured early. Maybe a particular plant.
I did mine as a precaution so couldn't really go after nissan for the money but if I did I would probably just no accept no for an answer and bother them daily about it.
#488 of 1242 Re: 2005 Pathfinder - needs new radiator [meahlarie]
Aug 20, 2010 (7:01 pm)
After intensive negotiations with Nissan Corp, I wound up paying $450 for a trans and radiator on my 2005 Pathfinder. The dealer worked with me on this. One of the reasons I got the deal was that I only had 38k on the vehicle. I then brought my Pathfinder to an excellent trans shop where they reversed the trans cooler hoses.
So far so good.
Find out who makes the other radiator and how it's rated. make your choice on quality and have Nissan give you the same warranty, no matter which radiator you choose. Have them change your hoses. Sometimes the trans flush has to be done a number of times and it doesn't work because the transparts are too contaminated.. Hope you have an honest dealer. Good Luck.
#489 of 1242 05 Nissan rad and transmission issues
Aug 24, 2010 (3:40 pm)
its very interesting to read how many people out there are having the same issues as me...wow!! I had no idea...I had an issue 2 yrs ago with my 05 nissan pathfinder, it wouldnt accelerate as it should and then the a/c and heat stopped working. I brought it in and they said it was the radiator and transmission fluids mixing and they ended up keeping the car for about a week to repair the problem. It wasnt supposed to be so long but everyday that it was supposed to be ready they called to say the problem was not yet fixed and that it was complicated. They did do it all under warranty and I did not have to pay anything at the time (this by the way is in Canada). This weekend I ran into a major problem with the car while in the USA and actually had to leave the car there at a Nissan dealership to have the repairs done because there was no way I would have made it home. The transmission and radiator all need to be replaced, due to the rad leaking and fluids mixing again and this time they damaged the transmission beyond repair! 4 days for parts to come in and 2 days labour, estimate worse case scenario is $7000 US...yep...I just got back and now will investigate whether any of this is covered, and it doesnt sound good based on the comments posted here....looks like there is definitely a huge issue here! anyone out there with same issue in canada pls post details as I need all the info I can get...thanks
#490 of 1242 Re: 05 Nissan rad and transmission issues [mfollo]
Aug 24, 2010 (3:51 pm)
Since initial repair was under warranty, you could argue that this the same problem and should be treated the same way. I would definitely fight for this one. And if you have it done, have a reliable tranny place switch the cooler hoses to make sure it doesn't happen again.
#491 of 1242 changing what hoses please explain
Aug 24, 2010 (4:11 pm)
mfollo (Aug 24, 2010 4:40 pm)
you stated something interesting to me [quote,have a reliable tranny place switch the cooler hoses to make sure it doesn't happen again. ]
Could you please tell us what switching the cooler hoses will do when everything was replaced on the guys car with an updated radiator and I'm sure they blew out the transmission hoses please explain this thanks .
#492 of 1242 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [danielle32]
Aug 26, 2010 (8:17 am)
This is getting way too old .. the check engine light just won't go off ..
for a 2005 pathfinder LE .. this is too much
within a year .. where do I begin?
Jan catalytic converter 1200$
June Fuel gauge sensor 700$
July U Joints replaced 200$
August Raditor replaced & Transmission flush $1274.75
present (august not over yet) .. the dealer told me I need to replace the "other" catalytic converter, I didn't know there is another catalytic converter, for 1200$
man .. that's it for Nissan
#493 of 1242 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [ktz4]
Aug 26, 2010 (8:30 am)
How old is the battery? Have your battery checked. If a battery is going bad, your "check engine" and other warnings will start to appear.
#494 of 1242 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [gharpman]
Aug 26, 2010 (8:53 am)
oops .. forgot to mention battery was replaced 2 weeks ago (walmart) which is a bright side because it was replaced for free (with in 3 years - defected battery) .. so the sun do shine after a big storm (or least peek out a bit)
#495 of 1242 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [ktz4]
Aug 29, 2010 (7:39 am)
wow its costing out as much as getting an older 2003 or 4 pathy without the radiator problem and less of every other problem you have had, you should fix it cheap as possible dump it on a respectable dealer because there isn't any ,and then go for and older model or a different model. that tranny bill will come to $5,000.
#496 of 1242 Very upset with Nissan
Sep 06, 2010 (11:59 am)
I am reading all these post and i am getting very upset with my 2005 Nissan pathfinder! I had problems with my Pathfinder in 2009 and i brought my car to the dealership and they told me that i needed to replace my transmission and radiator cuz the fluids were mixed. I was furious because this is my first brand new car I bought and paid off in 3 yrs. I have bought plenty of used old cars and never had to change a transmission. So you can imagine how i felt when they they told me this. So we went ahead and flushed out the transmission and changed some hoses. It cost us around $900. Well yesterday i took my 3 kids to the park and my car started to shutter and having the same problem it was having last year. I know for a fact that its the transmission again. my car stalled out 4 times before i was able to make it home. Now after reading these post i'm going to have a talk to the dealership to see what they can do about replacing the transmission and radiator..
I did read some of the post about the lawsuit. Should i call them too? if anyone has suggestions please let me know.
Wish me luck dealing with Nissan tmrw! ( fingers cross)