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#906 of 1246 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [luckyduc]
Dec 23, 2011 (12:09 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 1246 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [ahsummer123]
Dec 24, 2011 (4:51 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 1246 never buy a nissan pathfinder year 2005-2007
Dec 24, 2011 (6:48 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 1246 another issue with nissans timing chains
Dec 24, 2011 (6:52 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 1246 lates pathfinder recall on strut mounts heads up
Dec 24, 2011 (6:55 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 1246 Re: '05-`07 Nissan Pathfinder Class Action Lawsuit [audham]
Jan 01, 2012 (5:27 pm)
I added my name to a class action lawsuit out of NJ. Is there others I should add my name to?
#912 of 1246 Re: '05-`07 Nissan Pathfinder Class Action Lawsuit [bfly1]
Jan 01, 2012 (7:36 pm)
Not sure you can add to multiple 'class' suits. We are waiting upon the Nissan response to the suit and the Judges' decision on class status. One way or the other....this is going to come to a head. I cannot stand watching the Nissan 'Holiday' sales commercials knowing that these folks are liars and crooks in my opinion.
#913 of 1246 Another Victim?
Jan 01, 2012 (9:41 pm)
Just brought my 06 Pathfinder to my mechanic friend because these posts made me nervous. He said go ahead and change the radiator and then decide what you want to do. It has shown few signs of trouble in this arena but this week, there is a sign that fluid may have leaked. In addition, I did buy the extended warranty. I thought it was for an additional 3 years beyond the original. Well...no...it was only 2...so, not only did I pay an extra $1500 or so for only two years of warranty that was only used for a tow (my ins. co would have paid it anyway)...damn expensive tow. When it was towed, a pully on the belt was no good and the belt snapped...oh wait..."that's general maintenance". Now, the sending unit is bad in addition to a U-joint. Really Nissan??? At 90000 miles, all this goes wrong on a $35000.00 vehicle??? I am in the market for a new car and they could shove theirs between their cracks. I convinced my boss the buy an Armada the same year I bought my POS and convinced my brother to buy a new Nissan last year...after this they won't get my business or anyone with whom I come into contact. Their solution was they would give me a free diagnostic check to assure the problem. Dumbasses should see there is enough information out there about them and their vehicle issues that they don't need their ridiculously high price diagnostic equipment. They could have saved their $$$ buying this equipment and taken care of the consumer. I work for a large school district and the word will get out. I am also a big social network person, I workout at a gym, my family owns large businesses...people will know Nissan...the real Nissan!
#914 of 1246 Drivetrain noise
Jan 02, 2012 (1:37 pm)
My wife's 2006 SE has a clicking noise coming from I think the transmission. It's been happening for a few months and has not gotten any worse, but, it seems ominous. From just driving and playing around, here is what I could conclude:
- Clicking sound comes from between feet for driver and passenger, about where the transmission is.
- Clicking only comes when driving under 17-18 mph.
- Clicking only happens when driving in 2WD mode. When in 4High, noise quits, when switched back to 2WD it comes back.
- Clicking is not just one click, there are two maybe three clicks that happen in quick succession that make up one click.
I'm thinking a solenoid's not coming out when in 2WD since the rear wheels are driven in 2WD?
#915 of 1246 2005 pathfinder transmission problems
Jan 04, 2012 (9:06 pm)
Bought a 2005 Nissan pathfinder LE 4x4 new in 2005. 72,000 miles. It has been a fairly good vehicle until recently, 1 month ago we noticed violent vibration at 55+, violent shifting as if AT couldn't decide which gear it should be in, and Banging when shifting gears. Looked on the net and found the most likely cause, coolent leaking into AT. And vise versa. Checked it and found it to be true in our case.
Took the pathfinder to our local Nissan dealer, They replaced the radiator and flushed transmission. After we got the pathfinder back 3 days later we have noticed intermittent banging when shifting gears, usually when cold. Took it back to Nissan dealer. They had it for 2 days and claim they cannot reproduce the problem. I have called Nissan consumer affairs 7 times with no avail. left messages with Nissan regional manager in our area. Of course no return call.
The dealership tells me that the light vibration they have noticed is due to worn Ujoint on AT output shaft, The vibration and other harse shifting problems all started 1 month ago with the coolant contamination in the AT.
The dealership wants $300 to replace Ujoint, I bought at advanced Auto for $15. Will replace this weekend. What a coincedence Ujoint fails and coolant in AT at the same time. I believe they are full of S$&T. Probably the violent shifting helped fail the Ujoint, If that Ujoint is really what is causing the vibration. That still has nothing to do with the intermittent banging when shifting gears. Will I void any warranty with this issue by changing the Ujoint myself? Will not buy another Nissan after dealing with this kind of customer service. This sucks because I have always loved nissans. This is our third and last. Talked to a friend of mine that works at a local transmission shop, he couldn't believe that they won't due more than flush the transmission. He says the transmission has been compromised. So now the AT will completely fail right after it hits 80k or 96 months, Which ever comes first. Lmao, No really I'm not laughing. I'm not thrilled about my wife driving our girls any where with this BS problem. Our other issue is the fuel sending unit, About 2.5 years ago the fuel gauge started reading erratically when below half a tank of fuel, Right after that I saw where Nissan had claimed a defective fuel level sensor starting with 2006 pathfinders. So our 2005 would not be covered. For the past 2.5 years we have just made sure to keep the tank above half way filled. 1 month ago when I was researching the radiator/AT problem I found that Nissan had back dated the fuel level sensor problem to cover 2005 models up to 72k miles. If I would have known this sooner I would have taken it in before the 72k warranty ran out. Contacted Nissan consumer affairs. They do not give a S$&T. Never once have we received anything in the mail pertaining to the Nissan defects, because they never make them recalls like they should. I still receive recall mail for 2 cars I used to own years ago that are probably in a salvage yard by now.
This is unbelievable to me from Nissan. KNOWN DEFECT should always be a recall.
Pissed Nissan Customer, Tom