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You are in the Nissan Pathfinder
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Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan, Transmission, SUV
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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 1246 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 1246 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 1246 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 1246 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 1246 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.
#950 of 1246 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [gharpman]
Mar 18, 2012 (4:01 pm)
I also will NEVER go back to Nissan and have shared my story with co-worlers, family and friends whom I am sure will share with people they know that may have a Nissan. I also recently purchased a Hyundai.
#951 of 1246 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [pathfinder2008]
Mar 19, 2012 (2:51 am)
There is an effort in the background to combine the case in NY, along with the one from CA into a single case that is positioned to placed in a Texas court. What is really needed is evidence that the failure of the transmission due to cross contamination is a safety issue. And, if anyone got Nissan USA (North America) to cover the problem above the 80,000 limitation, that would be good also. The coverage by a dealer is not important. There have been stories where parts were sold by Nissan at cost and dealer provided the labor at no cost to loyal customers...and vice versa. What is not clear is whether Nissan USA completly covered the problem above 80,000 miles without an extended warranty coverage.
#952 of 1246 Re: Radiator leaking into Transmission [unrelenting]
Mar 19, 2012 (2:06 pm)
Yeah, I think the safety point has to be made. Did you know that a broken fuel guage is a safety issue? It's a safety issue because you could stall your car on the road. I see no difference to a stall due to a faulty transmission. I stalled (stall means trans slipped so bad that the car would not move) on a steep grade 2-lane highway in the worst possible spot - there was absolutely no where for me to go. I had to slowly back down the hill to get to a shoulder where I could safely get out of my vehicle and off the road. It's likely true that Nissan has covering some customers past the 80k miles. I was originally promised by one Nissan rep that they would replace my out of warranty transmission and radiator - they called it their "Good Will" promise. Then they suddenly diverted me to a different Nissan Consumer Affairs rep and they retracted their promise without explanation and the new guy pretended he didn't know anything about their "Good Will" promise. I have since paid the $6,000 to get a new transmission and radiator...the dealer felt really bad about it and said he couldn't believe Nissan would not cover this defect. He said their decision had negatively impacted his dealership. I have told so many people about Nissan and can personally be credited with turning several would-be Nissan buyers to something else It's all I can do at this point - I've filed with the NTHSB, the CA State Attorney Generals office, Better Business Bureau, Wrote to Nissan Consumer Affairs, Posted on blogs, sent a letter to the Class Action Suit and tell everyone who is willing to listen.