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#864 of 1246 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 1246 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 1246 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????
#868 of 1246 Re: 4WD trouble on 2001 Pathfinder LE [cgyjoe]
Oct 30, 2011 (7:28 am)
I am buying a relatively low mileage 2005 Pathfinder. I want to address the radiator/transmission issue immediately. Can anyone tell me exactly what needs to be done to avoid the problem? Sounds like a radiator replacement and oil cooler. What else am I missing?
#869 of 1246 Re: 4WD trouble on 2001 Pathfinder LE [channoff]
Oct 30, 2011 (12:05 pm)
What can be done to avoid this? Simple. DO NOT BUY A PATHFINDER! Seriously. Do not do it.
#870 of 1246 Re: 4WD trouble on 2001 Pathfinder LE [finztotheleft]
Oct 30, 2011 (1:09 pm)
only 2004-2007 have the radiator problems
#871 of 1246 Re: 4WD trouble on 2001 Pathfinder LE [channoff]
Oct 30, 2011 (1:11 pm)
just get an aftermarket oil cooler and plce it inline with the original tranny lines, plug up the short tubes goin into the radiator your done
#872 of 1246 Re: 4WD trouble on 2001 Pathfinder LE [99accent]
Oct 30, 2011 (2:23 pm)
Right- those years for Pathfinders have problems and the Exteras too.
But why buy Nissan in the first place?
They are not a honorable company. They are cowards that cannot stand up and admit they were wrong. They have no problem treating their customers like crap. They have defective equipment and safety issues. Why woud anyone want to pay money for one of their vehicles or advertise their company name by driving one?
I love that there was a Honda owner in the news recently that hit 1 million miles with their car. Original engine and original transmission. Show me a Nissan owner that can say that.
#873 of 1246 Re: 4WD trouble on 2001 Pathfinder LE [channoff]
Oct 30, 2011 (4:56 pm)
Some folks have kept the radiator and simply plug the lines running thru the transmission...then added an external transmission cooler. Roughly a $300 effort to avoid the problem. Mine busted...which resulted in new everything including the TCM which is a $1,000 by itself. Best of luck...and by the way...I don't hate my Pathfinder....just hate that Nissan is dishonest. If you know you have a defective part, and don't fix ALL the FAULTY vehicles...you are dishonest. A warranty extension is a copout if you know the parts are abnormally prone to failure.