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#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.
#874 of 1246 Re: 4WD trouble on 2001 Pathfinder LE [channoff]
Oct 31, 2011 (5:56 am)
A Hyundai Santa Fe. Don't buy the car. It sucks. went thru mess of stuff. Fuel guage. ball joints. If you buy it. recheck the trans to be sure no coolant leakage into tran. Replace radiator and cooler. have them reverse hoses on cooler. I went thru the whole radiator /trans issue. Had to beat them over the head. In the end got my $$$ back. Nissan DOES NOT STAND BEHIND THEIR VEHICLES. I researched and bought a Hyundai Santa Fe LTD. Very Cool vehicle. EXC warranties. NISSAN NEVER AGAIN.
#875 of 1246 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [esks]
Nov 26, 2011 (12:51 pm)
This happened to me a couple days ago. Dealer says not a Nissan's fault. It is true that it is a manufacture defect on Radiator. A part of it breaks and causes antifreeze to leak into transmission. If this happens, transimission gets ruined and vehicle stalls or slips after that. I need a new transmission and a radiator. Very costly repair (>$5000). I was a proud customer of Nissan, but now no more Nissans for me and I would not recommend to anyone. This is the Law firm started a class action lawsuit http://www.kgglaw.com/Investor-Consumer-Bulletin/Nissan-2005-Pathfinder-Radiator- - -Defect.shtml
#876 of 1246 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [akiluvia]
Nov 26, 2011 (5:33 pm)
My 2006 Pathfinder just turned 118K miles, replaced Radiator with 3rd party Radiator at 85K miles. This week Pathfinder started shruddering at 45 miles per hour. Checked UJoints etc, transmission shop suggested I drain Transmission fluid and replace filter. Fluid looks a little brown, has anyone done this and solved this type of problem. Tests on transmission look OK. jb
#877 of 1246 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [akiluvia]
Nov 27, 2011 (5:58 am)
Terribly sorry, but inevitable if your vehicle has the defective radiator. Nissan knows which vehicles by VIN are subject to the failure. Our suit has been filed in Texas, and we are awaiting Nissan's response to several charges including fraud by concealment, breach of warranty, intentional misrepresentation, deceptive trade, defects in design, defective parts for profit....and so on. We have a very strong attorney (law firm), who has researched the issues throughly. Let the games beginů..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#878 of 1246 Re: nissan transmission antifreeze preventative measures [fl116]
Nov 27, 2011 (11:32 am)
Buy a new redesigned radiator and replace the one you have. You have to be specific that you want a new redesigned radiator.
#879 of 1246 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [unrelenting]
Nov 27, 2011 (1:05 pm)
unrelenting are you in a class action suit? I had to rebuild my transmission on my 05 Fronter as well due to the faulty radiator. I signed up for a couple class action suites a while back but haven't heard a peep.
#880 of 1246 Re: Nissan Radiators Another Class Action [redbeard8]
Dec 06, 2011 (4:55 pm)
I currently have a 05 Nissan Pathfinder SE with 66700 miles. Can you give me some guidance regarding the 80K Nissan extended warranty?
I just notice that my coolant level is low and a whining sound in the transmission. Is this covered under the 80K warranty?
#881 of 1246 Back ordered
Dec 06, 2011 (5:10 pm)
You should be covered if you are under 80k, but the transmissions are back ordered.