Last post on Dec 07, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan, Transmission, SUV
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#532 of 1244 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 1244 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 1244 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 1244 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 1244 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 1244 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!!
Oct 26, 2010 (4:17 pm)
The suit is currently in progress. The result is not final yet. Anyone who feels they want to join or report their problem to assist the suit should go to the kgglaw.com site and follow the instructions for the class action suit against Nissan.
#539 of 1244 2005 me too
Oct 28, 2010 (9:34 am)
I took my 2005 Pathfinder into the dealership for the problem with the radiator/transmission. I was preparing myself for a fight with Nissan over warranty coverage on the radiator (I have 58,000 mi's). Apparently in the last day or two Nissan issued a service bulletin on the problem extending the warranty to 80,000 miles on the radiator. Presumably that would include the transmission since the failure was caused by the radiator.
#540 of 1244 Re: 2005 me too [calepic]
Oct 28, 2010 (9:51 am)
I received a similar extension for the gas gauge issue for the same vehicle in the mail last week. Unfortunately, my transmission issue occured at approximately 104,000 miles. Had they just informed me of the issue with the radiator (it was out of warranty), I would have replaced it knowing it could have caused transmission issues. They knew there was a problem and failed to communicate it to unknowing customers. The $600 radiator replacement cost would have been much cheaper than the $5600 I had to pay for both... Just sayin...
BTW... I also had the gas gauge issue with the X-Terra I owned before the pathfinder. They had a recall/reimbursement for the issue years after I had the problem and I had already traded the vehicle in and trashed my records of the repair. How convenient...
#541 of 1244 Re: 2005 me too [srexy1]
Nov 01, 2010 (6:30 am)
Does anyone know how the extended warranty will affect those of us that have already had the work done?