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Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan, Transmission, SUV
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#965 of 1246 Re: Will 2012 Transmission go BAD!?! [btollison]
Mar 26, 2012 (10:51 am)
Yes, more than likely you will have problems with your 2012 Pathfinder. If it's not the transmission it will likely be something else major like the engine. It's too bad that Nissan has become just another greedy corporation. The thing that Nissan has going for it is that they can make some attractive looking vehicles but the quality is terrible!! IF YOU BUY A NISSAN, a good RULE OF THUMB: The COST OF OWNING VEHICLE 1-2 YEARS AFTER WARRANTY=ORIGINAL COST OF VEHICLE. Keep the vehicle while under warranty if you don't mind bringing your vehicle into the repair shop often and you don't mind being stranded somewhere when it breaks. Unload it just before the Warranty expires. I wouldn't even do the extended warranty because they typically exclude many of the things that can and probably will go wrong with this vehicle.
#966 of 1246 Re: 2010 Pathfinder, rera axle vibration [dlavita]
Mar 27, 2012 (3:04 pm)
Your radiator is leaking coolant into the transmission. The first symptom is exactly what you describe. Another dead give-away is that Nissan extended the radiator only to 80k miles because they know that nearly all will fail after 80k miles. Try driving in 4th gear (no over-drive). You will see the problem go away for a little while until the damage gets worse and then you will loose 4th gear. Draining and changing the transmission fluid will not help. I actually bypassed the radiator with the tranmission lines to stop the coolant from entering the transmission. I also ran many, many gallons of clean trans fluid through the transmission and even installed an aftermarket transmission fluid filter....all of this
#967 of 1246 Re: 2010 Pathfinder, rera axle vibration [h20inmytrans]
Mar 27, 2012 (3:37 pm)
I actually had some damage to plastic parts in my cooling system when the transmission fluid invaded the radiator. The plastic parts were the ones that on the fire wall that send the fluid into the heaeting system.
#969 of 1246 Re: 2010 Pathfinder, rera axle vibration [pathree]
Apr 01, 2012 (6:01 pm)
I am beyond BBB...in fact...I am one of the lead plantiffs in the class action...I am unrelenting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
#970 of 1246 Re: 2010 Pathfinder, rera axle vibration [unrelenting]
Apr 03, 2012 (5:15 pm)
Please sign me up for the lawsuit.Just started experiencing the exact same problems that everyone mentions here. First noticed that I was leaking radiator fluid from the rear passenger side of the vehicle.Then came the vibrations at 45-60 MPH. Having issues now with the fuel gage. I checked the tranny fluid and it seemed fine, but I know this problem is what I have.Any advice on repairing on a limited budget. Need vehicle for job, not much money to repair. Would having the transmission rebuilt and fix the leak solve the problem?
Thanks to everyone who posted.
#971 of 1246 PLEASE CALL!!!
Apr 03, 2012 (8:54 pm)
Sorry to hear of your vehicle, this has gotten so bad now that if I am at a red light beside a pathfinder, I will put my window down and ask them if they had their vehicle checked. its terrible!!! My fuel gauge went out at 50,000 and its VIN is not on its recall for that..so I am down thousands of dollars for that and the tranny...
CALL THE HIGHWAY SAFETY ADMINISTRATION AND REPORT THESE PROBLEMS!!!! the fuel gauge IS a Safety issue because one minute you have gas the next you do not know..if you are alone, at night, on a highway....this could be a problem. Also, my digital reader went haywire w/ the fuel gauge causing me not know when I should change my oil.
The transmission, although we arent crashing our cars, downshifting in traffic is not cool. Its a hazard.
THE HIGHWAY SAFETY ADMINISTRATION INITIATES investigations and RECALLS!!!
CALL YOUR STATE CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY. Make a complaint with them because they must contact nissan and raise the complaint to a mediator. My mediator called me from Nissan (after I put in for the state of Pa) and she tried to accuse me of not understanding the warranty. I hung up on her. I said keep your negotiation tactics, I will get my money back for this, your company is a fraud and your working unethically in your position right now and its disgusting!
So, carry on with this!! do not give up! we are out thousands of dollars as consumers and its truly sick and corporate hedge hogging.
#972 of 1246 Re: 2010 Pathfinder, rera axle vibration [angryowner05]
Apr 04, 2012 (3:04 am)
You have to sign yourself up. Federal judge is combining the NY, CA, and TX lawsuits. Contact either Mark for the NY suit (highly advertised) or Jason at the Sheena Law Group in Houston. I am with Jason.....
#973 of 1246 Re: 2010 Pathfinder, rera axle vibration [unrelenting]
Apr 04, 2012 (3:59 am)
I am one of the lead plaintiffs in the NY case. Contact Gary Graifman at ggraifmankgglaw.com or rperlmutterkgglaw.com
The prior reply is correct. The case is in the courts now with a motion to connect the states involved. I believe it should be ruled upon soon. The more people, the better!
#974 of 1246 Re: 2010 Pathfinder, rera axle vibration [clarencia]
Apr 05, 2012 (10:46 am)
I just emailed the lawyer above at KGG in regards to my 2007 Pathfinder. Had the same issue and needed a new radiator and tranny which Nissan did cover, however they made me pay a deductible and charged me for a loaner. I got off relatively easy I guess compared to others but still, Nissan isn't being helpful about any of this!! I would like to join the suit if possible.
Also had an issue with 2005 Pathfinder and a defected gas tank which caused me to break down 3 x's before Nissan did anything about it. Both these defects are safety issues!!