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#858 of 1242 Re: 2005 Pathfinder tranny problems [grid1]
Oct 11, 2011 (11:47 am)
Check out the message after my rant with links to two law offices; I suspect there are more. My understanding besides a class action suit is making sure this is reported to NHTSA: http://www.nhtsa.gov/Vehicle+Safety/Recalls+&+Defects
Be sure to add anything that might have happened while driving the car when the damages occured. In our case our Pathfinder lurched forward in heavy traffic. Fortunately my husband was driving & managed to control the vehicle but it was terrifying. I used to enter VT traffic accidents into the NHTSA database while working for VT Highway Safety. Many of the reports involved deaths, including photos. This makes us so angry that Nissan can so casually treat this like it's nothing. The money is one thing, in our case $6000.00 plus loss of our vehicle for over 3 months due to the lack of transmissions from Nissan. But that they turn their backs on this when there is clearly a danger involved is beyond pathetic. What NHTSA takes seriously are dangerous vehicles. I know the money is important, we hope to get ours back, but pushing the dangers of the Nissan vehicles really needs to be addressed so the feds take it seriously.
Here is the lawsuit link info:
#847 of 857 Re: Nissan Radiators Another Class Action [rricks] by snowbird127 Sep 26, 2011 (6:43 am)
Replying to: rricks (Sep 25, 2011 7:59 pm)
Call both of these firms...I spoke with Mazie a few weeks ago...it's case is in court awaiting a ruling from the Judge. Nissan asked the suit be dismissed (shocking I know)... My very non-legal understanding is the key for victory will be to get the class-action suits certified by the Judge. If certified as a class, Nissan will then need to engage instead of putting the blame and cost on its customers...I just paid $4,950 to have my 05 Pathfinder fixed. Will never buy another Nissan again...
Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, LLC based in Essex County, New Jersey
Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C.
#859 of 1242 Re: 2005 Pathfinder tranny problems [grid1]
Oct 11, 2011 (2:15 pm)
Ours is being petitioned to the Northern District of Texas. The petition is requesting (if approved by the Judge) Class Action status. I have not seen the final version of the petition....but, I was advised it was complete Monday the 10th and is in process of being submitted to the court. My Pathfinder is currently going thru repair...and I have been asked to secure all parts for engineering and liability (defect) analysis.
#860 of 1242 Where can I get another transmission?
Oct 15, 2011 (7:16 am)
My mechanic is having a difficult time finding another transmission for the 2005 Pathfinder. Does anyone know a good source?
#861 of 1242 Re: Where can I get another transmission? [grid1]
Oct 15, 2011 (11:07 am)
When I got mine done a couple of months ago I had a 4 month wait because the they were on "national back order." This was confirmed thru a friend, who is a mechanic with the government, who contacted the national distributorship. Seems so many need to be replaced they can't keep them in stock nor can they keep up with the demand. I was fortunate that the shop who replaced mine got one for me a at least a month before it was suppose to be in. The best bet is to call the Nissan distribution center in California and see how long the wait is going to be for them to receive the transmission. You can also order one directly through them.
#862 of 1242 Re: Where can I get another transmission? [grid1]
Oct 15, 2011 (8:12 pm)
Don't buy a new (or replacement) transmission...have the one you have rebuilt. You will need to add a tranny cooler, replace the failed radiator...and have clutch disks, seals, and other items replaced in the rebuild of the transmission (and maybe the control module). Most reliable transmission shops can do it. Mine did the work and provided a 5yr - 50,000 mile warranty. Cost is approx 50% to 70% of what Nissan would charge for a new one. Remember, Nissan replaces customer transmissions, full up ($6K plus)....they don't repair. Unless of course, you give them a trade-in...then they send it out for repair. They are not stupid, just unethical when it comes to supporting their products.....much easier to extend a warranty as a gamble (statistical probability) versus coming to the table to admit a DEFECTIVE part.
#863 of 1242 Pathfinder Repaired
Oct 24, 2011 (6:53 pm)
We got our '06 Pathfinder back this afternoon. Required a transmission rebuild, added a separate transmission cooler, new radiator, a new transmission control module and tons of flushing. We also had to add a new water lines for dual heater due to oil damage to plastic parts. All of this could have been done for $300 bucks or so if Nissan had stepped up and took responsibility for installing defective parts and did a recall to add a cooler and kill the lines to the transmission. It is really a shame if Nissan gets away with deceptive business practices by selling what will be determined to be a defective part to save a buck or two on production costs and not taking responsibility. Quite assuredly, their legal costs will far exceed their merger production cost savings. Nissan has put many families in a difficult situation to pad their pockets. I will wait patiently while the legal proceedings plow forward. It will be great during discovery to see why the decision to change the design was made. For some, it will be interesting to figure which will be more important the 'why' and the 'who'. Suit up gentlemen…should be a fun ride!
#864 of 1242 Re: 2005 Pathfinder tranny problems [grid1]
Oct 25, 2011 (12:03 pm)
did anybody help out on this? mine has 118k and it did the exact same thing. cost me 4600 for transmission plus 1200 for radiator. all at hilltop nissan in east hanover nj. i felt like i got mugged. when i got the car back the engine light went on 50 miles later and now i need a catalytic converter. seriously nissan is just rigging the car to fail. any word on the lawsuit and where do i sign up?
#865 of 1242 Re: 2005 Pathfinder tranny problems [novalax6]
Oct 25, 2011 (1:35 pm)
I've done all that... its what they do. In theory now the car should last another hundred k.... thats my hope.
#867 of 1242 4WD trouble on 2001 Pathfinder LE
Oct 26, 2011 (10:58 am)
2001 pathfinder LE. 130,000Km
Recently I noticed that when i put it into reverse (just after I start her up), she 'jumps' a bit after I switch gears.. then the other day I was reversing up a small hill and noticed a drop in power (it was revving, not reversing though), i then switched it into 4wd and nothing happend... no lights on the dash or on the switch (auto switch).??!!!??!
Now the reverse seems to work fine but the 4WD is still unresponsive.
i recently took the front dash apart to re install the factory Bose deck.. would that cause a problem?? is it a fuse issue????