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#700 of 1242 Hoping Nissan Steps up!!!
Apr 24, 2011 (5:33 pm)
Unfortunately we are suffering through this issue now. Took our 2005 Pathfinder to our Nissan dealer 3 months ago with 90,000 miles on it as we were feeling a slight vibration in the tranny at about 45 -55 miles. Vibration would go away if I accelerated, let off the gas a little or turned off overdrive. Nissan advised that they could not feel anything but suggested we have them do a flush and fill ($200) as the tranny fluid looked dirty. This seemed to ease the problem for a couple weeks. It has since re-appeared 3 fold. We just took it back Friday with 95,000 miles on it. This time I made their tech ride with me. After 3 minutes we turned around, went back to the shop as he felt it. Once in the shop he popped off the radiator cap, stuck his finger in it and then showed me the oilish mix. He then went and talked to the service desk. I went in after a few minutes to see what was going on and they proceeded to tell me about the recall, the issue and I was OUT OF LUCK because of being over 80000 miles. I have a call into Nissan as I think they are to blame for the tranny as they should have known about the issue and diagnosed then and should have saved me the cost of a tranny. They should also stand by a bad part. Have my fingers crossed. This will definitely determine if I will ever own another Nissan. Note: We also suffered through the Fuel sending unit issue. Nissan did step up and honor us 10,000 over the 72,000 mile limit.
#701 of 1242 Re: 2006 Pathfinder with 36K miles [angileyz]
Apr 25, 2011 (1:39 pm)
My 2006 Pathfinder was going bad 97,000. Luckily I have the 100,000 mile extended warranty plan. I feel sorry for those that are getting screwed by Nissan. It took two and a half months for mine to get fixed and I just got it back on 4/23/2011. You are going to have to wait much longer, I think. As of now (4/25) they have 39 transmissions on back order. I was at the top of the list to get a transmission because of my previous wait time. I also got a brand new one- not a remanufactured one. Do not know why. From what I understand they usually go with the remanufactured. On the Nissan buyback "are you kidding?" I would not hold my breath for that one. I had a rental car for about a month and a week. I only got the rental car after bitching because I was still driving my broken ass pathfinder around. They will keep you in the rental until your car gets fixed. The excuse they gave me for the long wait time was due to the misfortune in Japan. Funny thing about mine was that it had been diagnosed and the part ordered about three weeks prior to the earthquake.
So do not get your panties all in a bunch and enjoy the rental. I am curious if you got it yet though? Did they replace the heater core, water pump, and/or thermostat? Good luck to all others who are not under warranty and dealing with the BS.
#702 of 1242 Update to 2006 Pathfinder 36K
Apr 27, 2011 (7:40 pm)
Dropped off my Pathfinder on 3.28.2011 and got it back today 4.27.2011. A week into the ordeal I was told I was backorder 86 and had been moved up the important list because my vehicle was inoperable... I think Nissan footing the bill for the rental likely had something to do with it also... Not so sure if I am going to keep it or do a trade in... I think I'll get a '67 Camero
#703 of 1242 Re: Fellow 2005 Nissan Pathfinder owner [audham]
Apr 27, 2011 (8:27 pm)
Hello to all of you! I will like to give my opinion about this situation with the pathfinders,last sunday my husband went to the store,some how the service light tourns on,the diagnostic says; transmission/radiador manufactor problem. So! I took the car to the dealer,and they told me is right the transmission is contaminated by the radiador fluid, but that is not the problem,the bigest problem is they are charging me over $600 dlls to replace the radiador when this part in question still have extended warranty.
I get really upset when I told them why I have to pay for that,I don't have that much of money,then they offer me an used radiador for $250 dlls. I explain them again why I have to pay? if the car still have warranty,I being a very good customer with them since a have that car,never late in my payments,paying more of what they ask me for,and what I have in exchange? no consideration for my problem. The truth is that this is the last time I will buy a Nissan SUV.
#704 of 1242 Re: Letting Nissan Know That WE ARE NOT HAPPY!!! [duchess748]
Apr 27, 2011 (11:17 pm)
This is my response to any body who needs me for this problem with Nissan Pathfinder I'm having a problem with the transmission screwup becuse the radiador fluid make a milshake inside,and the Dealer is charging me over $600 dlls for a new radiador or $250 for a used one . I agree with every body in this site,I have being on recall many times already since I get this SUV,two years ago. If someone can response to my 911 I will really appreciate. Thank You.
#705 of 1242 Re: Transmission/heating issues 07 pathfinder [lloydjv]
Apr 28, 2011 (1:24 pm)
Still waiting on our truck to be done. I called two weeks ago and they say the new transmission had an internal leak and it would take another week to get new transmission, install and check. At least they are taking care of it, but I get the feeling they have had so many problems with this that they have run out of resources and reliable new transmissions for replacement.
At this point, we'd just as soon trade it for the the Altima they loaned us and have them rework the financing.
#706 of 1242 Re: Letting Nissan Know That WE ARE NOT HAPPY!!! [davinchy68]
Apr 28, 2011 (2:18 pm)
How many miles are on your pathfinder?
#707 of 1242 Transmission w/radiator fluid
Apr 29, 2011 (1:39 pm)
Like described in many of the other threads, I started feeling a shutter or rumble at around 60 mph. I took it in to the Nissan dealer and they said it was the transmission and that unfortuneately it was out of warranty. However, they recommended me to a non-Nissan transmission guy. The tranny mechanic that I went to said he found water in my transmission. He did not say how it got their, but only that the tranmission was contaminated with 10% water. He flushed it and said that should do it. He charged me around 500 dlls. I went home feeling a bit uneasy and perplexed. I was like how the hec did water get in my tranny. I haven't been in a flood or crossed any rivers. That is when I googled "Nissan Pathfinder transmission rumble" and I found this discussion. Thanks to you guys I was able to connect the information: what the mechanic said and what you guys were saying was the root cause. I went back to the dealer and told him that I was certain my transmission was contaminated with radiator coolant and had a bad radiator which leaked into the tranmission pipe that entered and exited the radiator. The dealer said leave your PF here and will check your claim. The next day the dealer called me and said that I was correct and that a new radiator and transmission would be given to me. They also said that I was still under the 80K extended warranty of the radiator. I have 71k in my PF. Thanks to you guys I was able to save around $6000 since the transmission was bound to breakdown in the future since the flush was only a band aide. If I would have been confirmed with the work the non-Nissan mechanic did and never have turned to the internet for an explanation, I would not be getting this matter resolved. I must say that the Nissan dealer I'm dealing with has been very coopertive thus far.
#708 of 1242 brought mine in today
May 02, 2011 (2:59 pm)
I had been putting off bringing it in, but today i started hearing a clicking noise come out of the front differential i believe...but before that for a week, i have been feeling an uneven shifting pattern at about 45 mph from 3 into overdrive..
I also need the recalls done (ECM) and airbag sensor. So I have 61k on this SUV and i am really hoping that its the radiator and transmission and will get fixed under warranty.
Let you know what they say tommorow.
#709 of 1242 Re: Update to 2006 Pathfinder 36K [angileyz]
May 02, 2011 (5:32 pm)
OMG, I had NO IDEA about any of this until today when I brought in my 2005 Pathfinder because it was running terrible, and low and behold, guess what is happening?? I can't even beleive it! I do not know what Nissan is going to do about it yet, but I already have 110 k miles on it so I am assuming not much since it is over the warranty and I just paid it off as well! I am beyond pissed about this ordeal! Time to car shop I guess!