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#602 of 1242 Replaced Transmission
Jan 16, 2011 (2:30 pm)
We had the same problem I have read about here with our 2005 Pathfinder. We had to have the transmission replaced in June 2010. We, as well as the transmission mechanic called Nissan to ask about an extented warranty and were told there was none. We had to take out a loan and I'm not exaggerating to say it was an awful time for our family. My husband saw a friend today who had the same car and the same problem however Nissan paid all his costs. I found the reimbursement form online but it has a July 31, 2010 postmark by. Can anyone tell me if I should still try to submit this form. Thank you very much, Kathy
#603 of 1242 Re: Replaced Transmission [katray]
Jan 17, 2011 (12:49 am)
I just received the notice from Nissan about the warrenty being extended to 80,000 miles last week. I think that the July 2010 date was error, it probably should have said 2011. I would send it in. How many miles did you have on your vehicle when the repair was done?
#604 of 1242 Re: Replaced Transmission [bev62]
Jan 17, 2011 (4:22 am)
please let me know if this applies to a 2003 Nissan with only 64,000 miles on it
#605 of 1242 Re: Replaced Transmission [99accent]
Jan 17, 2011 (5:55 am)
Here is the extended warrenty I received. It dosen't include 2003 but I would still check into it.
***** Warranty Extension Announcement *****
This announcement is to inform you that Nissan has decided, for customer satisfaction purposes, to extend the warranty for the Radiator Assembly on all 2005-10 Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions.
The New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage on applied vehicles for the Radiator Assembly will be extended from its original duration of 3 years/36,000 miles to 8 years/80,000 miles (whichever occurs first). This warranty extension applies only to the Radiator Assembly (and its component parts), including damage, repairs, replacement, and related towing resulting from this issue. Customers who may have previously paid for a repair that would have been covered by this extended warranty will be eligible for reimbursement. Coverage of other vehicle components will remain unchanged, and all other terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions of Nissan’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty continue to apply.
#606 of 1242 Re: Replaced Transmission [bev62]
Jan 17, 2011 (6:45 am)
Thank you, I will send it in. There was about 78,000 miles
#607 of 1242 Nissan Trans/Radiator Issue
Jan 17, 2011 (6:49 am)
I had the same issue about 6 months ago shortly after i purchased the vehicle.
Low rumble sound between 40-50 mph, the dealer told me they had never heard of the defect and that they couldn't replicate it.
i had to drive the mechanic around town until he acknowledged there was a noise.
I paid to have the trans fluid replaced and decided to follow the direction of others on line and by pass the radiator oil cooler, so far so good!!
However now that Nissan has acknowledged the issue i want to take it back to the deal to either replace the radiator, trans or both.
-Would you reccomend i reconect the transmission fluid lines back to the radiator before i take it in to the dealer?
-Do you think they will replace the Radiator, Trans or both given the issue i have had in the past?
I don't want to hear any BS from Nissan to say i voided the Warranty because i bypassed what is obviously a defect from them to start with.
2005 Pathfinder 58,000 miles.
#608 of 1242 Re: Replaced Transmission [bev62]
Jan 17, 2011 (10:03 am)
I had only 38,500 MI;but with the extended warranty from Nissan you have a fighting chance. Be persistent
#609 of 1242 Re: Replaced Transmission [katray]
Jan 17, 2011 (12:41 pm)
where can i get the form or do have the link so i can try to get the same one to see if i can get reimbursted for my transmission replacement and its funny how my heater has been doing the same thing doesnt heat unkless im driving and even then its not that great
#610 of 1242 At my witts end
Jan 18, 2011 (10:27 am)
Ok....'06 Pathfinder.....83,000 miles and as shocking as this may sound...transmission issue. Between 40-45 mph (consistently) a distinct shuttering. I decided to take the truck to a local transmission shop only after I had an awful experience with the dealership (Vision Nissan, Webster, N.Y.). Let's replace the torque converter...sure why not?!?!? Two weeks later.....oh boy, crack in the radiator leaking antifreeze in to the transmission....new radiator, rebuilt transmission, all to the tune of $4000.00. Guess what I just received.....a warranty extension to 80,000 miles. Interesting how they didn't choose to recall this obvious flaw but extended the warranty to a number just under when most people seem to be experiencing the same issue. Nissan assist was of no help because I obviously was over the mileage by 3,000. I now have a claim in to Nissan Customer Service...we'll see how this goes....I'm going to go out on a limb and say....not well. I really am so discouraged by this entire experience.....I don't know where to turn
#611 of 1242 Re: At my witts end [witts_end]
Jan 18, 2011 (10:57 am)
Nissan 2005 Pathfinder Radiator Defect
Pathfinder 2005: Radiator Leak Causes Transmission Damage
The Firm has commenced a class action on behalf of purchasers or lessees of 2005 Pathfinder vehicles. The complaint alleges these vehicles have defective radiators which leak coolant into the vehicle’s transmission thereby causing damage to the transmission and requiring repairs at significant cost. The complaint alleges that Nissan has refused to cover the cost of the repairs, including those to the transmission, even when the issue arises, or the claim is made, prior to the end of the 6 year/ 60,000 powertrain warranty coverage.
Plaintiff seeks the reimbursement of expenses resulting from the replacement of the defective and/or damaged parts. If you are experiencing this problem and wish to learn more about this litigation, please contact GARY S. GRAIFMAN, ESQ., at ggraifmankgglaw.com or (800) 660-7843 at the Firm, or by writing to:
Gary S. Graifman