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#670 of 1242 Re: Transmission/heating issues 07 pathfinder [jmcd07]
Mar 25, 2011 (7:27 pm)
I brought my 2006 pathfinder 75,000 miles into the dealer 4 days ago and had them check the vibration-they said it was the drive shaft which I have to pay for ($525). I pressed them on the radiator/transmission issue and they checked the radiator which had tranny fluid in it.-they said they were only authorized to replace radiator- I requested the left over radiator fluid and at that time they called nissan and they agreeed to replace the transmission-they have put me in a rental car awaiting the new transmission.If you own A PATHFINDER take it in trouble or no trouble-the dealer service departments are looking for work and you may be surprised --good luck..
#671 of 1242 Small Claims Court
Mar 27, 2011 (6:55 pm)
Can we sue for this in small claims court? I am not giving up just yet. What is going on w/ the lawsuits? Anyone know?? I am not satisfied w/ the extended warranty because I was over the miles, SORRY NISSAN I DRIVE MY CAR! Yes, I drive, on highways...and go places and USE my car..but thats my fault right? Anyway. Argh..I would love to have that money returned to my bank account that I forked out while I STILL DONT HAVE WORK and didnt have work then either...and STILL LOOK FOR WORK..and am educated and a veteran! Im not whining, IM P$ss*d! Its total corrupt garbage.
#672 of 1242 Re: radiator tranny issue under 80,000 [99accent]
Mar 28, 2011 (4:15 am)
So after taking it to the dealer, they infomred that the U-joint was siezing and causing the load not to transfer upon downshifting... $220 later, the problem is solved. I had just replaced a different U-joint several weeks prior but evidently the two were unrelated. Hopefully I didn't ruin any gears in the gear box or the rear diff. I guess in this case, I lucked out. I still have 7,000 miles until I hit 80,000 so I am holding my breath until then at which point, the car is getting traded. Good luck all.
#673 of 1242 The same day I spoke with a local lawyer I received this:
Mar 31, 2011 (8:18 am)
"Thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding the problems you have experienced with your Nissan Pathfinder. I am writing to inform you that Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP (“LCHB”) is no longer investigating the problems associated with this product, and that we will not represent you in connection with this matter.
Our decision not to represent you does not indicate whether or not your case has merit. We encourage you to promptly consult other attorneys if you choose to pursue this matter. Please be advised that there are strict periods of time, referred to as statutes of limitations periods, within which a person must act to preserve their legal rights.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to review your potential claim"
Ok. So the attorney in Harrisburg, Pa said that if we have over 10 people who have had the same problem and can find an attorney for lawsuit, it will hold much stronger...the more the people the better.
All of you who have been reimbursed, good for you but there are those of us, like myself, who had the fuel pump replaced and my VIN wasnt included...and now the transmission and it was over the hideous extended warranty kind gesture Nissan issued.
So, on the manhunt for an attorney to represent. The Harrisburg attorney recommended an urban area, even Harrisburg not large enough for that sort of position...
I will not stop until I know all the avenues have been pressed. I am determined to receive back what I am owed.
#674 of 1242 PLEASE PLEASE SIGN UP WITH THIS FIRM!!
Mar 31, 2011 (8:27 am)
iF SOMEONE found an actual firm to take the case, then be happy and sign up!! Not all lawyers will take on big name corporation. EVEN IF YOU ARE COVERED NOW UNDER EXTENDED WARRANTY, PLEASE SIGN UP TO SHOW THE TREND IN VEHICLES. NISSAN WILL TRY TO INSIST ITS NATURAL WEAR AND TEAR BUT THE MORE PEOPLE WHO TELL ABOUT THEIR CAR PROBLEM,,,THE BETTER WE ARE PROVING IT. The more who sign on, the stronger the case, ...and we win the suit, and you dont provide your name, you will not get reimbursed!!
Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, LLC,
#675 of 1242 Re: PLEASE PLEASE SIGN UP WITH THIS FIRM!! [alisonl]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 31, 2011 (10:09 am)
I dunno, if you have a case you may be better off just going on your own. I think the courts are trying to cut back on "coupon" cases, but if you run the numbers, you may find out your potential recovery could be better not joining a class. Even going d-i-y in small claims court may be a better deal, if you have the time to go that route.
A case in which the only winners are lawyers (MSNBC)
#676 of 1242 Re: PLEASE PLEASE SIGN UP WITH THIS FIRM!! [steve_]
Mar 31, 2011 (12:43 pm)
Add me to the list too. 2005 pathfinder--- repairs to my transmission $4500 same issues with the radiator/transmission. Of course they wont do anything for me. Nissan is goin down on this one. Good way to lose customers for life. Would like to see how many people have called them with the same issues. Can't believe how many posts are on here today alone around this matter.
#678 of 1242 Re: PLEASE PLEASE SIGN UP WITH THIS FIRM!! [steve_]
Mar 31, 2011 (5:41 pm)
Ok Listen, Im not trying to be rude but please do not discourage anyone about this. I just spoke with a very affluent law firm in Harrisburg, Pa and he informed me the best route. He knew small claims wouldnt work because of the cost to hire an engineer to prove that the parts are faulty. He said Nissan lawyers will for sure defend themselves and say "wear and tear" because of mileage which is bogus but thats what they will claim. He said the MORE PEOPLE WITH THE PROBLEM ON THE LAWSUIT, THE STRONGER THE CASE. So Im not sure where you get the idea that any one person of us owners have a chance standing alone up against big business corporate Nissan. "coupon case" what are you talking about! this is very serious, costing thousands and thousands of dollars to consumers. I dont know who you are but maybe your big bucks can pay us all and settle it..since you want to discourage us from our "coupon case" we have.
#679 of 1242 Re: PLEASE PLEASE SIGN UP WITH THIS FIRM!! [alisonl]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 31, 2011 (6:33 pm)
I posted a news link with a story about class action suits and how plaintiffs often get little (like $500 coupons off the price of a new car). Especially compared to the plaintiffs' attorneys payday. It got so bad that the Congress passed the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005. There are plenty more stories out there about class action suits and the little benefit the consumer winds up with. Many lawyers offer free or cheap initial consultations - why not get a second and third opinion?
A class action suit might punish Nissan but you have to ask yourself what you are going to get out of it. It is a bit of a peeve of mine - I enrolled in the currency conversion credit card fee class action back in 2008 and it's still dragging on 3 years later, and they still have four (out of eleven) appeals to wade through.
One has to wonder how that Harrisburg PA firm got to be so affluent.