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#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!
#710 of 1242 Re: Update to 2006 Pathfinder 36K [zoebear]
May 02, 2011 (8:41 pm)
Nissan doesn't want to pay you have to go to a lawyer that representing this case, his name is in a earlier post ,this is going to cost about $5000 or more .it happens on 2005 and 06 and some 07 models ,I have a 03 another problem is in a service bulletin not a call back and its the swirl valve screws loosen up and fall into the intake manifold and destroy the V6 engine.
#711 of 1242 Re: brought mine in today [santonio1]
May 03, 2011 (12:16 pm)
Update: dealer says.the clicking noise in front end is defective front driveshaft...how can that go with 61k?? also needs serpentine belt and pully..total cost $1k.
dealer said radiator and transmision are fine.
Is this the beginning of my woes?
#712 of 1242 Re: brought mine in today [santonio1]
May 03, 2011 (12:27 pm)
It seems that u-joint failures are common. I have replace two on the rear drive shaft of my 2006 pathfinder already with less than 60k miles. I intend to buy an after market u-joint in the future if anymore fail.
#713 of 1242 Re: brought mine in today [santonio1]
May 03, 2011 (12:48 pm)
You're being hosed. My tranny place replaced my belt for $60. Don't know what pulley would cost. Better find reliable mechanic and price it out.
#714 of 1242 Re: Hoping Nissan Steps up!!! [tonloc3]
May 03, 2011 (1:32 pm)
Unfortunately Nissan did not step up and I now have to pay the dealer that screwed me in the first place $5000 for a new radiator and rebuilt transmission or go to the highest rated tranny shop in the area who will replace radiator, rebuild tranny and flush heat / cooling system (tranny fluid in heater core, thermostat, etc..) for $2400. Guess which one I am going to. I understand I have 95,000 now but I only had 90,000 when I first took it to them and they mis diagnosed. This seems like a huge design flaw on Nissans end. Needless to say we will have the car fixed and trade it in. Never again will I own a Nissan product. My suggestion is to sale yours if this hasnt happened because it will.
#715 of 1242 Re: Hoping Nissan Steps up!!! [tonloc3]
May 03, 2011 (3:47 pm)
your doing the right thing , not only the tranny and radiator is a big problem ,its those little swirl valve screws that fall into the intake manifold and destroy the pistons and engine parts. after 60 ,ooo its your out of pocket that pays for this big design flaw in the v6 nissan motors in all of them even Altimas .just google search [Threadlocker on Power Valve screws ] and you will see pictures
May 04, 2011 (3:13 am)
All i get from the service advisor is "The radiator issue is not with EVERY Vehicle" I said its a ticking timebomb and why are they extending warranty of radiator?? I told him i have read hundreds of post of people having their radiator and tranny blow up..."well yours is fine" he says. Now i read about the swirl valve screws falling out and destroying engine. So i am living with the fact that the radiator could go and engine could sieze at any time if i don't have the screws tightened to tune of $1k most likely.
Its paid for and i have title, but how do i replace a vehicle like this without having a payment, (i can't take one on now) and what would it be worth in a trade or retail? would feel terrible about selling it to someone knowing its a timebomb.
#717 of 1242 Add me to the list
May 04, 2011 (8:03 pm)
My 2005 Pathfinder broke down 3 states away from home. Had it towed to the nearest dealer. I had the transmission replaced already 10 mo. ago. Believe it or not, same problem happened again! I had the tranmission rebuilt. Now the miliage is at 86,000. I've been on the phone with Nissan(begging) They say they will get back to me with an answer in a few days, Anyone know what my chances are? I owe $10,000. on the car. I use my car for work and am now also out of work. How is this possible that so many lives are being affected by this car?
#718 of 1242 Re: Add me to the list [raygo]
May 05, 2011 (2:03 am)
Did you have the radiator replaced with the first tranny repair?? thats what caused it if you read all the prior posts.