Last post on Dec 08, 2013 at 4:16 PM
You are in the Nissan Pathfinder
What is this discussion about?
Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan, Transmission, SUV
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#528 of 1246 Re: To all 2005, 2006, and 2007 Nissan Pathfinder owners ! [sstani]
Oct 04, 2010 (9:35 am)
From what Nissan told me, they will not do a recall because there were not that many vehicles. But they did tell me when my vehicle goes in that they would work with me getting it repaired and possibly covering part of the bill or all of it. My situation was different, I was already a Aamco with my warranty company (stay away from Aamco, they suck). I wish I paid them the money to put the trans back together and taken it to Nissan.
Anyway, Call Nissan directly, tell them your situation and you know there was a bad batch of radiators delivered and this was the cause. Push them, be nice but firm.
#530 of 1246 Re: X-Terra Off Road with same problem [condrenv]
Oct 04, 2010 (2:18 pm)
Just a FYI- keep a very close eye on it...I did the same repair on my 06 Pathfinder (new radiator, complete flush) Feb of 2010....in May problem re-occured now need new tranny...if warranty is close to expiring I would get it in quick, probably a matter of not "if", but "when".
#531 of 1246 Re: 2006 Nissan Radiator/Tranny [condrenv]
Oct 04, 2010 (2:24 pm)
Yes, I did the same repair (new radiator, complete flush at 62k) in Feb of 2010, truck was running perfect for two maybe three months....then tremors started again in May, I parked the truck and waited for recall. No recall, truck is now at dealership getting new tranny, Nissan is paying for parts-I'm paying for labor (around $900.) I bought my truck "used" in 06 with 7k on it and did not have routine maintenance done at dealership. Thought I got a good deal, but some people are only paying 1/2 labor costs.
#532 of 1246 Re: To all 2005, 2006, and 2007 Nissan Pathfinder owners ! [dbussell78]
Oct 05, 2010 (7:25 pm)
I have a 2005 Pathfinder LE with 138,000 miles on and luckily have not experienced the tranny problem. I did have to replace a u joint on it at around 50,000 but was replaced under warranty, and am now in need of lower ball joints, but I am off road quite frequently and understand that this is rather common on trucks. HOWEVER, after reading all these posts I am freaking out that this WILL happen to me, as it sounds to be quite common. What are the tell tale signs? I have not expereienced any shaking or loss of acceleration yet. Is there a way to have a shop test your tranny fluid to see if there is leaking into it? If so, is there a way to fix it before destruction of the tranny? I just finished paying off this $40,000 truck and was looking forward to another 100,000 miles, but now am concerned..... Thanks
#533 of 1246 Re: To all 2005, 2006, and 2007 Nissan Pathfinder owners ! [jachai]
Oct 05, 2010 (7:39 pm)
Have your mechanic reverse the tran cooler hoses from the radiator. should hepl avoid problem if it has occurred yet.
#534 of 1246 Re: To all 2005, 2006, and 2007 Nissan Pathfinder owners ! [aggg]
Oct 06, 2010 (12:33 pm)
A current class action suit has been filed against Nissan for this issue. You can join or find out more about the lawsuit by following this link:
www.kgglaw.com click on class action and when the cases come up in the lefthand column click the Nissan 2005 Pathfinder Transmission defect link.
#535 of 1246 Re: 2005 Xterra - faulty radiator caused trans failure [3cho]
Oct 06, 2010 (2:46 pm)
There already is a class action lawsuit pending concenring the radiator problem on 2005 Pathfinders. See www.kgglaw.com under Consumer Class Actions.
or copy and paste this link:
Hope this helps.
#536 of 1246 Re: To all 2005, 2006, and 2007 Nissan Pathfinder owners ! [dbussell78]
Oct 26, 2010 (3:23 pm)
So?? What was the final result?
#537 of 1246 Re: There's Hope [gharpman]
Oct 26, 2010 (3:57 pm)
Thanks for letting us know there may be a light (although dim) at the end of th tunnel!!