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#685 of 1242 Re: Transmission/heating issues 07 pathfinder [bev62]
Apr 05, 2011 (11:49 am)
My wife and I are so glad I stumbled upon this after doing so much in depth research. About a month ago we noticed the heater was not working properly and realized there was no coolant in the radiator, so I filled it up and things seemed to be fine until about 10 days ago. That's when my wife began to notice the tranny slipping, bucking, and lurching when the gear selector was used.
This morning, after reading all of this yesterday, I popped the radiator cap, and sure enough it looked like someone had filled the radiator with strawberry milkshake. Being we had 76,170 miles on our 2007 Pathfinder, I immediately called our local dealer and he seemed to know exactly what the issue was by the way I described the symptoms.
I am happy to say that as of 2:15 this afternoon they called to inform me that the entire repair plus all recalls and upgrades were being covered by Nissan with not a penny out of my pocket. They also provided us with a loaner free of charge until the truck is repaired. I can't believe that had we waited another 2 months or so, this would have cost us more than we could have afforded.
I must note that we also have had the vehicle serviced regularly at this dealership since we purchased it from them three years ago and they are very familiar with us and the truck's maintenance record. Hard for them to blame themselves, I suppose, but they did the right thing for us.
#686 of 1242 Re: Transmission issues 05 pathfinder
Apr 06, 2011 (5:42 pm)
I took mine in yesterday. Radiator and transmission shot........80480 and Nissan would not cover. Luckily I had purchased the 100k extended warranty. Only paying a $50 deductible. My first question to them was did they redesign the radiator. I was told they did. Another poor guy was in there and paying $5500 for the repair.
#687 of 1242 Re: Transmission/heating issues 07 pathfinder [lloydjv]
Apr 06, 2011 (5:57 pm)
Been there got my money back. On to Hyundai.
#688 of 1242 Re: Transmission issues 05 pathfinder [spooner2003]
Apr 07, 2011 (7:03 am)
I have 69,000 miles on my pathfinder Le , can I get a warranty like your s, if so where thank you?
#689 of 1242 Re: Transmission issues 05 pathfinder [99accent]
Apr 07, 2011 (8:16 am)
I had to purchase the warranty when we bought the vehicle. It cost $1100 at the time.
#690 of 1242 Another victim of the 2005 Pathfinder radiator/transmission fiasco
Apr 08, 2011 (6:49 am)
I am in the midst of repairs to my 2005 Pathfinder which has the radiator crack and bleed into the transmission. Unfortunately, despite it happening a few miles ago, I am now outside of the 80K mile window. I am hoping the tranny isn't dead. Fingers crossed.
#691 of 1242 Pathfinder Trans Defect
Apr 12, 2011 (4:39 pm)
Im going to take mine in on Friday, i had the Rumble issue last year and the dealer told me trans was probably bad but to try changing the transmission fluid, so i paid to have it changed and later found out about the radiator issues.So far i have not had a repeat of last years problem but i dont put many miles on however im sure its just a matter of time.
I want to take it in and have them replace the trans and radiator because im sure some damage was caused last year.
Not sure how to convince the dealer of the issues?
Does anyone know what they look for during diagnosis.
The transmission issue was some was intermittent last year and hard to replicate until i drove the Nissan guy around.
Feedback would be appreciated.
#692 of 1242 2006 Pathfinder with 36K miles
Apr 12, 2011 (8:29 pm)
My 2006 Pathfinder with 36K has a bad tranny... not the typical tranny/radiator issue. It was described as defective. I have been waiting for 2.5weeks and Nissan still hasn't been able to get a tranny, they are back ordered. Nissan is covering everything and has me in a rental, so far so good... Does anyone know how long they can keep you in a rental or if there are any other options, like Nissan buying the vehicle back. I am also curious if the tranny's are made in Japan and if so does anyone know the impact?
I am greatful that this is being covered and don't mean to sound like a brat!
#693 of 1242 Re: radiator tranny issue under 80,000 [jcthomas1]
Apr 13, 2011 (4:15 am)
UPDATE: SO after getting the second U-joint fixed, something is still rumbling when the transmission downshifts... Most noticeable at around 47 mph downshift. SOunds like I am running over rumble strips for about 3 seconds. But it only happens once in a while for now... So i dumped it while I still could yesterday and bought and Toyota Highlander. Loving it. I got 12,5 for it by the way.
#694 of 1242 Re: radiator tranny issue under 80,000 [jcthomas1]
Apr 13, 2011 (6:43 am)
What year was it?