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#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.
#759 of 1246 Re: Loyal customer? [gharpman]
Jul 04, 2011 (9:19 am)
Well I'm sure the Santa Fe is awesome, but I just got done paying of the 05 Pathfinder in Dec.2010....would like to not have a car payment for a year or two..how much is Santa fe?
#760 of 1246 Re: Loyal customer? [santonio1]
Jul 04, 2011 (10:55 am)
The model is the Santa Fe Limited V6--Full boat--leather seats garage door link,monster 6 CD system--USB,Bluetooth, 3 mos. XM free, Mudguards (got em to throw in). $32095 less $12k for my Pathfinder less $2000 rebate for financing at 1.9%. NET NET with all fees = $19,904. Only thing I didn't get was GPS with rear camera.
If you get the GPS you sacrifice the 6 CD CHANGER AUDIO SYSTEM FOR 1 CD changer. If you have them install an aftermarket GPS, you still lose the 6CD Changer and you don't have a rear camera. If you want a rear camera, have to give up the Trans link garage door opener because aftermarket camera goes thru the rearview mirror. Bottom line, screw the GPS. If I want one, I'll get a portable.
If you go for a lesser model like the SE, naturally you'll pay less, but may wind up close if you want a lot of add-ons.( See the Brocure at a dealer).
One other thing. The Santa Fe's come with Bridgestone Dueler tires. I had these on my 1998 Nissan and almost got killed in wet weather. They have as much traction as marbles. They have a terrible rating in rain or snow. OK on dry pavement. So if you live in the desert you're alright. I took em off my 1998 and got Dunlop's at the suggestion of someone on the WEB. They were great. Will talk to the Dealer tomorrow (July 5th) about swapping them for other brand. If not, I'll try to trade them, with some $$, to my tire guy and pick up the Dunlop's or Michelin's. In any event, they're gone ASAP.
Hope I didn't confuse you too much. If I were you, I'd bite the bullet. New problems will surface on The Pathfinder as you go along. And they won't give a damn.I'm so glad I'm thru with Nissan. NEVER AGAIN!! Good Luck.
#761 of 1246 Re: Loyal customer? [gharpman]
Jul 04, 2011 (10:58 am)
add on. If you live in Metro NYNJ area, Email me and I will give you dealer and saleman. gharpmanyahoo.com.
#762 of 1246 Re: Loyal customer? [gharpman]
Jul 04, 2011 (2:06 pm)
I have a 2003 pathfinder and it so far with 77 K on it runs great, but I dont like what I read abouth the problems they have had,Ill run it to the ground ,its paid for , how ever in the near future when I get another car or truck or suv it wont be a Nissan ,I wonder how many owners of any nissan that has a VQ35 engine has any idea of what they are in for money wise to fix a borken timing chain because the tensioners go bad at about 70K
$2,200-$3,000 a fix allnew parts.