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#749 of 1246 Re: PLEASE PLEASE SIGN UP WITH THIS FIRM!! [steve_]
Jun 22, 2011 (12:31 pm)
Well my 2006 pathfinder has 75,000 miles and im an on transmission #3 or 4 if you cont the one it orignially came with.
My 1st transmission was put in at 58k and dont you know the tranny they put in was bad so 3 month later I got another one. Well after that I brought it in numeous times for it banging into gear, vibration,noisey just for the dealer to say nothing was wrong (and I happen to work for the dealership) finally I brought it into the Toyota store and within 2 second they said yes you have a bad tranny. So I brought it back to the Nissan dealership and after 2 weeks they sad they would pay for the part but I have to pay the labor. Ok yes Im geting out of this situation cheaper than most but still..... 3 transmissions in the span of 17 thousand miles... (the transmission came in today it was on back order) I should have my truck back in a few days.
I bought the truck brand new. and love it accept for this one MAJOR issue and I would love to have another Pathfinder but wont buy one I'm too scared this will happen again
#750 of 1246 A.P.B. On my new transmission
Jun 30, 2011 (8:29 am)
Just talked with the Nissan service tech and apparently Nissan cannot confirm or deny the whereabouts of my new tranmissions. It apparently arrived via a freighter to San Fran on June 14th. Parts Manager calls this morning to ask questions about it and Nissan shuts him out too. Won't tell him anything about it or even confirm that it left on its 8 day journey to New Hampshire. Won't even tell him that no it did not leave either.
Never in my life have I seen a company with such poor customer service, trust, and relability such as Nissan. They deserve no one driving their products and promoting their brand. They should be embarassed by their actions.
#751 of 1246 Re: A.P.B. On my new transmission [finztotheleft]
Jun 30, 2011 (10:44 am)
Just finally got my vehicle back after 39 days after my transmission was on backorder for 37 days. My radiator cracked an leaked into my transmission. I called Nissan when I found out my vehicle was under warranty and they said it was OK to get a rental and to have it towed. I called yesterday to make sure I had all the correct paperwork to get reimbursed and the told me since I've had my rental for so long that they would not reimburse me. I have a $1,100 rental bill.
Has anyone else had this problem with the rental reimbursement? I called Nissan1 and they are having my regional specialist call me back.
#752 of 1246 Re: How can i prevent this infamous problem [lauracpalmer]
Jun 30, 2011 (11:12 am)
Who did you address your letter to? The President and CEO for Nissan Motor Corp is out of Japan. Did you send something there or to Tennessee? Thanks for any info. Letter is almost out the door.
#753 of 1246 Re: How can i prevent this infamous problem [finztotheleft]
Jul 01, 2011 (4:21 pm)
Please help!!! My 2005 Nissan Pathfinder started making noises and the engine light was on. I take it to be serviced religiously and I had to pay a diagnostic fee. I was told the car needed a trans flush, etc...That was 11/2011. I had all the said it needed. I then took it to get an oil change & etc in February. In April I took it for a recall and was told it needs to get some flushes(again), yet the sheet said everything else is O.K. The car still made rattling noises and now it started to slip. The car is now over 80,000 miles(80,800) and Lynnes Nissan, in Bloomfield NJ, says the trans fluid is burnt and the trans is probably "done". They have to run a new diagnostic to make sure. The last one cost me over $185.00. They also said my warranty is now expired and the radiator warranty, which was extended, is over at 80,000 too! What the hell is that! How from April to June 30 the entire car is slipping and as a coincidence my warranty is up to? Does anyone think they would extend my warranty on the radiator from 80,000 miles to 81,000?
Jul 01, 2011 (5:15 pm)
I have an 05 Pathfinder w/ 89k on it. Same basic issue. I have been waiting 4 + weeks for a new tranny. $6K for repairs.
Contact your States BBB, AG, Consumer Afffairs Hotline, anyone who will listen. I would even contact your congressional delegation. Anyone who will make life uncomfortable for Nissan.
They need to know that their behavior is inexcusable and will not be tolerated!
#755 of 1246 Re: How can i prevent this infamous problem [carol72]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 01, 2011 (5:19 pm)
Try opening up a case with Nissan. This article may help too:
The Secret Warranty
#756 of 1246 Re: How can i prevent this infamous problem [carol72]
Jul 01, 2011 (9:14 pm)
Trade it in and buy an Hyundai Santa Fe, which I'm picking up today, July 2nd. Had enough of Nissan. Never again. My friend, who is in the auto industry said that Nissan has the worst customer satisfaction record in the industry.
I guess they have a "CUSTOMER DON'T CARE" Dept. Well. I'm Done, Finito,See ya. AND IF YOU'RE SMART, WITH THE STILL LOW INTEREST RATES, GET ANOTHER CAR AND SCREW NISSAN. GOOD LUCK.
#757 of 1246 Loyal customer?
Jul 03, 2011 (11:08 am)
Nissan wouldnt assist me in any payments because I wasnt a "loyal" enough customer. I didnt get every single oil change at Nissan although I got a few..and new tires and brakes at dealership, and a new fuel pump that I had to pay out of pocket for at 50,000. Oh yeah, I already complained about that one ( :
Anyway, a few months back, I kept receiving these unwanted text messages about how I should rush into Nissan for a great deal on a trade in BECAUSE I AM SUCH A LOYAL CUSTOMER. Oh, am I loyal customer now that I dumped almost $10,000 on my 2005 pathfinder..after paying for it BRAND NEW from a NISSAN DEALERSHIP.
Its disgusting who is running the show at Nissan and they will end up paying in the long run. They wont get away with it, the crooked and con artists can only survive for so long in big business. This is a definitely a huge unethical corporate doing.
Good luck everyone! I should write to someone to maybe even get the little $500 I paid for the fuel pump replacement, a recall was issued but guess what, my VIN wasnt included for some unknown reason so sorry me again..
Oh, and has anyone had paint problems yet? My paint is peeling on my 2005 pathfinder, on the tip of the hood, side of the wheels and up the sides of the windshield.
#758 of 1246 Re: Loyal customer? [alisonl]
Jul 03, 2011 (12:10 pm)
I left a message yesterday on this site. After many problems,hours on the phone,some satisfaction (but not enough) and a new problem with my 2005 Pathfinder, I traded it in for a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe LE. I love it for a few reasons. It's a well-designed exc vehicle. I don't have to EVER,EVER, EVER, deal with Nissan North America again. (My dealer was exc and helpful;but you can't fight city hall). I got $12,000 for my Pathfinder. Once again, the Santa Fe has exc ammenities and better gas mileage (almost 2x my Pathfinder). It has a powerful V-6 engine. Ex acceleration. What I call "virtual shifting" which allows you the option of shifting gears without a clutch, etc, etc.
Financing is at an all time low. Do yourself a favor trade the Lemon in for a "sweet piece of fruit." AND, PUT AN END TO YOUR MISERY. By the way, I don't make a dime for praising the Santa Fe.