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#893 of 1242 Nissan Transmission Problems!!
Dec 12, 2011 (11:38 am)
I have a 2006 Pathfinder! I'm having the same issues with the transmission vibrating at 45mph. I now have 95,000 miles and have always serviced the car per the manual. I had a transmission flush, and radiator flush along with the 60,000 mile service. I had complained of the radiator being low on cooliant at around 75,000 miles when I had to fix the Fuel Gauge Sending Unit and then later finding out that it was on recall. The Service Department told me that the radiator had no leaks and I responded by asking "Then where is the cooliant going?", and the servise advisor tells me he didnt know. For the past few days my transmission began vibrating and a noise coming from the transmission housing. I called the dealership told him of the problem and he says to contact Nissan Customer Support, and see if they will pay for the damage. I then called another dealership and he tells me that the problem should have been diagnosed when I originally complained of the radiator problem. He said I needed a new transmission and radiator, so tomorrow I will have it diagnoised on paper per Nissan CS request and see what the outcome will be.
#894 of 1242 Re: Nissan Transmission Problems!! [teamster79]
Dec 12, 2011 (12:08 pm)
My Pathfinder has 117K miles, replaced the radiator at 80K miles on my own. Having the vibration at 45mph as well and took to an independent transmission shop. $1700, had work done on Transfer Case and UJoints were replaced.
#895 of 1242 Re: Nissan Transmission Problems!! [teamster79]
Dec 12, 2011 (12:30 pm)
its starting , get rid of it or get a quote from nissan to fix it
#896 of 1242 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [buynamericnnow]
Dec 12, 2011 (1:30 pm)
At least you made it to 104kmiles!! My '05 has never been in the shop, has 81k miles and it just became victim of NISSAN's radiator issues. $4200 and now what???? The car is worth 1/2 of what it's going to take me to fix the transmission. This is aburd and I hope enough people speak up to make Nissan liable! Transmissions just don't go out w/o warning!
#897 of 1242 nissan sucks
Dec 17, 2011 (2:41 pm)
i just found out my 05 pathfinder has the radiator, transmission problem after spending about $1000 on useless crap because the nissan dealership couldn't figure it out. Now i am expected to pay thousands of dollars to fix a defective radiator on a car with less than 90k that i bought one year ago? I am a marine, meaning i dont make much money and my wife is pregnant we are barely getting by now this has happened to our only vehicle. Can someone please tell us how we can join the lawsuit going on or get Nissan to pay for this!?
#898 of 1242 Re: nissan sucks [abradach]
Dec 17, 2011 (3:27 pm)
If you're active duty, go to your JAG Legal Assistance office and see what they can do for you. Nissan only extended the warranty to 80,000 miles so you will be out of luck if going at them yourself. Also let your chain of command know so other Marines know not to buy Nissan vehicles effected by this defect. Good luck.
Dec 19, 2011 (11:46 am)
has anyone been able to fix this problem without having to buy a new transmission?
#900 of 1242 Re: Nissan bad [abradach]
Dec 19, 2011 (5:40 pm)
I fixed mine by flushing tranny and motor and got a new radiator. I haven't been having any problems for about a month+ now.
#901 of 1242 Re: Nissan bad [akiluvia]
Dec 21, 2011 (5:00 am)
Don't be so sure! Not to be a bearer of bad news, but we did the same thing and the Pathfinder ran great for about 8 months. Guess where it is now. You got it! In the shop with a blown transmission! Of course they want over 5k to fix the problem. Searching around to all the transmission shops and they are all aware of the problem as they have had them coming in one right after another. Says they can't believe Nissan is not owning up to and addressing the problem. Guess they are enjoying all the money coming into the service department. This was our second Nissan. NEVER again!
#902 of 1242 Re: Nissan NOT SO bad
Dec 21, 2011 (7:47 am)
I have a 2005 Pathfinder LE, that I bought in November 2004, off of the showroom lot. I was made aware of this problem when my truck had about 80K miles on it. Search the internet, there is a simple swap of hoses to bypass the transmission cooler (which is redundant) inside the radiator. I now have over 165K on my truck and have not had a single problem (other than engine noise being a bit loud). It has been by far the best truck I have owned. I am off-road very frequently and have never had an issue, works great all the time, everytime. I feel bad for those that have such a sour taste in their mouth over this issue, but don't throw out the baby with the bath water. If you are to actually look at numbers, there are a small percentage of owners that are affected by this, and hundred of thousands of owners that are very pleased with their Pathfinder, as I am. All vehicles have issues... period. Ask any mechanic. Nissan Corp. could have done a better job stepping up to the plate earlier, I agree, but overall, they are probably no worse or better than the next maker.
Merry Christmas to all,