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#902 of 1201 Re: Nissan NOT SO bad
Dec 21, 2011 (8:47 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,
#903 of 1201 Re: Nissan bad [mountainfolk]
Dec 21, 2011 (3:02 pm)
My pathfinder was my second Nissan. I will unload mine. I was pro-nissan. They just lost me.
#904 of 1201 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [unrelenting]
Dec 23, 2011 (8:14 am)
My 2006 Pathfinder was just diagnosed 2 days ago with the same radiator/transmission issue posted in this blog (I had it confirmed yesterday by Accurate Transmission). I was quoted a price of approximately $4,000 to replace the transmission and radiator system. I am waiting to hear back from Nissan as to how they are going to handle this problem (this is my 3rd Nissan vehicle in the last 14 years). I was never made aware of this problem so I never had the opportunity to do preventative maintenance on the vehicle to avoid this problem. Assuming Nissan is going to deny liability regarding this issue, how do I (and others) become a part of this suit?
#905 of 1201 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [ahsummer123]
Dec 23, 2011 (8:36 am)
How many miles did you have on your 2006 pathfinder when it happened?
#906 of 1201 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [luckyduc]
Dec 23, 2011 (1:09 pm)
My mileage on Wednesday was 117,586. My extended warranty (100,000 miles) expired in January when I hit 100,000. I bought the truck brand new in August 2006. Not one person at Nissan or my dealership ever told me that the 2006 Pathfinder could have this problem. Prior to purchasing this vehicle, I had 2 Nissan Altimas--LOVED THEM. Until 2 days ago, I never had a single problem with any of my Nissan vehicles. In fact, I raved about how great and reliable Nissan vehicles are. If someone had told me this could be a potential problem, I would have had the lines replaced at least once or twice already to make sure this problem did not occur. Now, it is too late to do anything other than replace the transmission and radiator system. Needless to say, I am one very unhappy Nissan customer.
#907 of 1201 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [ahsummer123]
Dec 24, 2011 (5:51 am)
Nissan has been very consistent to avoid potential lawsuits related to showing favorites. In other words, if less than 80K it is covered, more than 80K, forget it (standard factory warranty)...if you have an extended, they will cover evidently. One mile over either, forget it. Our lawsuit has been served. We are waiting a formal response from Nissan. This by no means a game. I am unrelentingly serious. What they have done to hundreds, if not 1000ís of customers is shameful, distrustful, and deceitful. I will focus on the later.
#908 of 1201 never buy a nissan pathfinder year 2005-2007
Dec 24, 2011 (7:48 am)
never buy a nissan pathfinder year 2005-2007 , you will have a very high repair bill if it has over 60 thousand miles on it $5,000 or more , you are stuck .nissan wont make good for it .there will be a lot of them and only those years real cheap when word gets out LOL
#909 of 1201 another issue with nissans timing chains
Dec 24, 2011 (7:52 am)
those timing chains in nissans VQ35 V6 engines just love to wear out the te nsioners , -cost about $2,500 or more ,just giving the heads up .
#910 of 1201 lates pathfinder recall on strut mounts heads up
Dec 24, 2011 (7:55 am)
certain years pathfinder have a new recall the drivers side strut mount can rot or rust out causing an accident ,I recieved one for my 2003 just another heads up
#911 of 1201 Re: '05-`07 Nissan Pathfinder Class Action Lawsuit [audham]
Jan 01, 2012 (6:27 pm)
I added my name to a class action lawsuit out of NJ. Is there others I should add my name to?