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#548 of 1242 Re: Class Action suit [sbrooks05]
Nov 04, 2010 (4:50 pm)
I had the same problem, Sbrooks05. 2005 Pathfinder SE, 3 months off warranty but only 52,800 miles on it. Gentle miles..I drive 3 miles roundtrip to work daily. And have never taken the vehicle outside of New England. On vacation, my reverse would not work. I drove to the nearest dealership (carefully). I was told my transmission was gone, the fluid burned. I have had no less than 15 non-regular maintenance visits in the last 5 years, 3 of which were for the same problem (leaking sunroof...as I type, time #4 is occuring whereas it is raining out and they didn't fix the problem (again) when I took it back for the third time 2 weeks ago). I have 54,000 miles on the car. So far, I've had to replace all belts, the tensioner, the transmission (while on vacation in another state), the sunroof is broken (I will not pay $142 and that is just to fix the switch, never mind labor and whatever else they find), the windows are loose (rattle when partially down), the electrical isn't right (there have been times when the sunroof has opened on its own or the lights and radio stay on after I've taken the key out of the ignition, opened/closed the door and walked away for HOURS), the battery has gone 2x, the rear u-joint was replaced, the 2 cheap plastic running board treads have fallen off, pinched window seals...the list goes on. I have determined I've been to the dealer (I keep all service records) about 3x or once every 4 months on average for items outside of normal wear and tear. This vehicle has cost me over $500/year extra since I've owned it. And I thought I was doing a good thing by trading in my Ford Explorer for this piece of junk. I've filed a complaint with the BBB, Nissan, NHTSA, and anyone who accepts complaints. I've had it.
#549 of 1242 Another worried Pathfinder owner.
Nov 05, 2010 (7:45 am)
Bought a used Pathy off dealer lot 4 mos. ago w/44k miles. Day before yesterday I heard strange noise when starting. Long story short, needed serp belt & tensioner which I had to pay $278.00.Freaked out on dealer who then agreed to split cost's with me. Better than nothing I guess since they have you by the you know what's. I then mentioned the prob. people are experiencing with the radiator/ tranny defect. He told me it can happen to any one of Nissan's trucks including Frontier's, Titan's & Armada's at any time regardless of how many miles you have, or how you drive it. He also mentioned that Nissan isn't sure if it's a def. part, or the type of fluids causing the breakdown of whatever radiator part or seal that causes coolant to mix with atf fluid.Kind of vague you think ? Anyway if you call 800-Nissan1, you might be able to get an extended warranty like I did for 5 yrs. and a total of 80k miles. If you are over 80k you might be sol.Hope this can help someone on here. Good luck!
#550 of 1242 Xterra Transmission & Radiator & Fuel sensor problems!
Nov 07, 2010 (9:24 am)
I just found out that I need to replace my transmission and radiator. Quote from Nissan was $6,800. I have 90,000 miles on my vehicle, and when I purchased it, I was under the impression (from the salesman) that powertrain was covered up to 100,000 miles. I'm found out the hard way, that Nissan sucks. Their customer service sucks and their vehicles suck. I had a fuel sensor that went out around 50,000 miles and when I reported it, it wasn't covered under any warranty. Now I get something in the mail saying they extended that warranty but I'm already above the miles stated on the extended warranty. I just signed on to a lawsuit here:
I'm hope we can get this problem fixed with Nissan because I can't afford to pay for all these high dollar expenses. I've taken really good care of this vehicle and kept in a garage, etc, which burns me up even more.
#551 of 1242 Radiator / Transmission
Nov 08, 2010 (10:04 am)
On the link mentioned above, is this ANOTHER attorney's office? Three now?
This morning I called Nissan again after reading about the warranty mentioned in previous posts. It appears they may be starting to cover this now! I got a case/reference number and had to fax my receipt and proof of payment to Nissan today. They said someone will call me by tomorrow. I can only pray that I will magically get a check in the mail soon. Still will NEVER buy another Nissan - EVER.
#552 of 1242 06' Nissan Pathfinder is crap!!!
Nov 08, 2010 (10:34 am)
I am writing about the problems and issues that my wife and I are having with our 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. We have had 3 major issues with this SUV since we purchased it, and no one from Nissan wants to help us. The first issue that I had was the gas level device broke off in the reservoir at approximately 60, 000 miles. We brought it to our Nissan dealer and they would not service the vehicle as a warranty issue. We had to put out the money for the repair ourselves.
The second issue that we had was with our defective catalytic converter. I am truly dissatisfied with the service that I have received from my Nissan dealer repair shop. They refused to provide service through warranty. Also they were very rude, obnoxious, and disrespectful. My wife Angela has placed a complaint with your office about the crappy service that she received from Premium Nissan. Our catalytic converter was defective through manufacturer error and they refused to repair it. The manager of Meineke was who showed us the issue and made us aware of the manufacturer defect, and told us about the warranty. I also did research and spoke with a rep from the EPA office about the matter. The catalytic converter is supposed to be under warranty for 80,000 miles, in which our vehicle was at 78,000. When she reported the problem to your office, the only advise she received was to take it to another dealer. When she took it to another dealer, she was told that she would have to pay $120 just for them to diagnose the problem, and then pay for the converter to be repaired.
The third issue we just had last week. The vehicle would not drive. I had my mechanic check it out only to find that the antifreeze was leaking info the transmission. The mechanic stated that is was due to a faulty radiator. Once again we called Nissan only for them to say there is nothing that they can do, since the vehicle is out of warranty. We had to put out the money to replace the defective radiator and have the transmission serviced.
Now this past Friday the tranny crapped out on me, costing me money for tow also. My mechanis says the cheapest price to replace the tranny is no less than $3500.00. I tried to call Nissan USA and the service manager refuses to return any of our calls. I am sick and tired of Nissan. My next step is to contact the local news, radio news, and attorneys worldwide and see what can be done. I myself am a radio personality and DJ, and I will announce to the world that Nissan does not take care of their customers
Nov 08, 2010 (10:36 am)
If you haven't filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau, PLEASE, do so! Go to www.bbb.com It's quick and easy to do.
#554 of 1242 Re: 2005 me too [ohpathfinder]
Nov 12, 2010 (5:40 am)
ohpathfinder - I called Nissan yesterday to inquire about being reimbursed for the radiator I had to pay for when they replaced my transmission and I was told I was covered up to 80,000 miles or 8 years. I am only at 67,000 so I faxed in my work order/receipt and I will happily wait for my over payment of 949.04 just for a nissan radiator. They are also finally covering the fuel gauge issue so I am thrilled about that. Give them a call, hopefully you and others are covered as well...I've been dealing with this since 02/10 when I had to fight them to cover the transmission.
#555 of 1242 Re: 2005 me too [qkj2]
Nov 12, 2010 (7:52 am)
Just brought my 2005 X (77666 miles) in for the extended radiator/tranny debacle.
Mine popped in July.
Nissan jerked my chain for 6 weeks before denying any assistance.
Was set to bring it in to an independent shop for repairs and then join the KGG lawsuit.
Now Nissan will have one last chance to satisfy a long term customer.
I made it very clear that I will not accept a tranny flush or a rebuilt.
And if Nissan didn't make things right, I will pull it out of there and go the lawsuit route.
I will also be receiving a $478 refund check for the fuel sensor replaced at 62,000 miles. The warranty on this has been extended to 7/72,000.
I will update when Nissan calls me regarding my situation.
#556 of 1242 nissan pathfinder
Nov 12, 2010 (9:00 am)
that is great to hear about some of you getting Nissan to take care of payment. Our mileage is about 102,000 and we do not have extended warranty; my issue is that this is a NISSAN radiator defect regardless of mileage. We did nothing wrong with driving our car for this to happen to us; I don't want NISSAN to not take care of us just because of us not paying for extra warranty on the car; I am already paying monthly car payment, insurance, car tag and NO CAR TO DRIVE
#557 of 1242 Re: 2005 me too [qkj2]
Nov 12, 2010 (10:01 am)
gkj2-Could you elaborate, it sounds like they only covered a portion of the work or did they already cover the transmission?