Last post on Dec 07, 2013 at 10:20 PM
You are in the Nissan Pathfinder
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Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan, Transmission, SUV
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#940 of 1244 Re: 2006 Pathfinder 45k similar symptoms [bama70]
Mar 02, 2012 (12:17 pm)
The best way to prevent this from happening is to simply replace the radiator. You should be able to do that for less than $300. But, if you have less than 80000 miles on the truck, and you replace it with an aftermarket radiator, you'll void that warranty. You might want to save the old radiator in case Nissan has to fix this problem for their owners.
Directions to have your transmission lines bypass the radiator can be found at CLUBFRONTIER.ORG. Good website.
#941 of 1244 Do Not buy this vehicle
Mar 12, 2012 (11:23 am)
Please do not buy this vehicle. I recently purchased an 05 Nissan Pathfinder and within 90 days, I was having the transmission and radiator replaced. this is the second time within 90 days I have had to call roadside assistance while in this vehicle. The first problem seems to be with the fuel level sensor. When the gas tank gets between the 1/2 and 1/4 mark, it just suddenly drops to empty. I called Nissan about this problem and they told me there was nothing they could help me with and that the previous owners had opted for the extended warranty instead of getting it fixed. Next I inquired about the apparent transmission problems I was having with the vehicle and they acted as if they never heard anything about it. I too have a Nissan Pathfinder that will ramp up the rpms adn loose power, you have to take your foot off of teh gas and let the rpms return to normal before you can accelerate again. While waiting for something from Nissan, my vehicle once again leaves me on the side of teh road and I have to walk 2 miles on a wooded, coyote filled country road with my 5 year old - in the dark. Now Nissan says no help here either. Of course I am happy having to spend hundreds in towing during the last 90 days and several thousand for a new radiator and transmission, while making payments. I can not wait to get rid of this POS and get a honda or a toyota. I am a farmer so I need a vehicle with good towing capacity, reliable, can handle my family needs as well - the 2005 Nissan Pathfinder is not it!
#942 of 1244 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [nish71]
Mar 17, 2012 (9:28 am)
We just wanted to pop in and let you know that we've been hearing all of your complaints about the radiator issue. If you are not aware, we are the North Carolina Consumers Council have filed an official defect petition for this failure through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asking for a full recall and redress to everyone who has suffered these damages.
Anyone interested in reading our website article on the issue can do so. We encourage everyone experiencing this issue to continue reporting your problems to NHTSA. Thanks everyone and hang in there!!!
NCCC Petitions NHTSA for Nissan Transmission Oil Cooler Defect - Claims Defect Can Cause Repeat Catastrophic Transmission Failure
Mar 17, 2012 (10:42 am)
I am a owner of a 2007 pathfinder.Like most of you I have transmission problems. I Took it to get diagnosed and results were confirmed that radiator directly correlates to transmission failures. Another problem was that the timing chain housing has deteriorated, is this a problem that you have experienced also? And recently my vehicle lost acceleration overall therefore it is out of service. I have filed an investigation with Nissan Corp and the regional director has yet to contact me. I have contacted a law firm, http://www.lieffcabraser.com/home/, that deals with "Defective Products." I am a college student and DO NOT have the expenses to afford an Nissan estimated $10,000 to fix all these problems. Nor can I afford to go to a third party garage. Does anyone have any more input as to what I should do?
#944 of 1244 Re: Nissan [nissan07path]
Mar 17, 2012 (1:05 pm)
Also you can add that there is a bulletin on the swerl valve screws in th upper manifold on the Nissan VQ35 engine , the screws come loose and fall into the cylinders and destroy the engine.
#945 of 1244 nissan pathfinder and infinity strut tower recall
Mar 17, 2012 (1:10 pm)
the Nissan pathfinder and infinity strut tower recall is in the safety recall section , just goggle it
when the strut tower rusts out Youu an loose control and crash, Nissan will inspect it and replace the rusted section free of charge.
#946 of 1244 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [unrelenting]
Mar 18, 2012 (3:33 pm)
Wonder if we should all contact our local news channel. Also I filed a report with Attorney General - Ohio.
What wil get Nissan's attention!
#947 of 1244 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [pathfinder2008]
Mar 18, 2012 (3:47 pm)
The best thing you can do to get Nissan's attention, is NEVER BUY ANOTHER NISSAN. The dealer I dealt with was exc, but Nissan does not stand behind their product. I got a Hyundai Santa Fe. It's exc.
#948 of 1244 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [jkhicks1]
Mar 18, 2012 (3:52 pm)
Thank You. Good Luck. Keep us posted. I was previously told there was a lawsuit pending but was unsuccessful in finding information.