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Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Problems

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  • valkamavalkama Posts: 5
    I am re-posting part of my previous note to get the word out.

    I own an animation firm and am currently having one of my employees model the defective coolant system and then will animate the process and why it fails. I am working with a transmission repair facility and a mechanic to make sure its on spec. If anyone has photos of the failure please contact me as I would like to include them in the final animation.

    Thank you

    Jason
  • Join our lawsuit...it is in process in NY. The judge combined our suit which now includes Texas, NY, and CA. This is a big deal. A defective part is not a reason to extend a warrant....it is a reason to recall the units affected. It covers 2005 thru 2010 Pathfinders...for those of you thinking you may not be affected in your 2008 thru 2010 models....they are beginning to have the same issue. Again, a big deal.....
  • Can I have more info on this lawsuit... I am having issues with having my tranny repaired, It was acting up pretty bad and myextended warranty is denying my claim thus far. They are claiming no failure because nothing is broken or cracked in my tranny.......They want physical internal damage even though my policy claims it pays for repairs out of operating tolences...... very very frustrated... The dealer I purchased car from is now on board trying to help me but I want to join the lawsuit... shame on nissan...... I had my transmission fail in traffic .. I shut the engine off and luckily was still able to drive it..
  • felomonfelomon Posts: 2
    edited July 2012
    How do we go about info on the lawsuit and joining it.
    I have a 2006 just spent $5,600 on repairing the transmition a new radiator and a new Torque converter
  • kjmac16kjmac16 Posts: 1
    We have encountered the same problems with our 2006 Pathfinder. The truck has 91K miles and started having issues going into reverse about a month or so ago. We took it to our mechanic who spoke with a tech that advised him of the issues with leaking fluid / water into the transmission. Our mechanic flushed the radiator twice ($250) and advised that we had some serious problems when the "oily" fluid kept appearing. We then took it to a transmission specialist who replaced the radiator in order to stop the leakage. ($1300). A couple of days after we started experiencing issues with the truck dropping out of gear while driving (will reset when you turn off most of the time) & refusing to go into reverse. We are facing having to replace the transmission $3000-$4000. A phone call and visit to our dealer's were not helpful as no one knew anything about the issue.

    Any information that could be shared regarding a class action lawsuit would be greatly appreciated. - Albany, NY
  • Good news for you is just around the corner.....if you did or do have cross contamination....stay tuned.....
  • Look at page 52 of this forum. This is the first I am hearing about a Nissan lawsuit when it comes to the 2004-2010 Pathfinders. Contact that user for the information.
  • wasuvwasuv Posts: 3
    I have been informed by mechanics and from the extended warranty website ( http://www.nissanassist.com/web/Radiator/index.php?menu=20 ), that it affects 2005-2010 Frontiers, Pathfinders and Xterras. Not all of them though, just a small percentage, but not sure what the number is.

    A salesman tried to say it only affected 2005, but he was obviously not very knowledgable since the 2006 I took in for an inspection had the problem, including many others on this forum.

    A mechanic told me that another sign other than the "milky-chocoloate milk-like" radiator fluid (NEVER check radiator when hot!) and "pink slime" in the transmission (you can check the transmission dipstick located near firewall on passenger side - requires loosening bolt 6mm), the transmission typically jerks or is rough when shifting between 30-40mph. Although, the Pathfinder I test drove had a shifting bump when decelerating from 70mph down to 60mph and it suffered from this issue.

    If you own one under those criteria, I would recommend taking it in for inspection. You can get the aftermarket kit which is about $300 to prevent it and have some peace of mind.

    note: the extended warranty that another user posted looks like it only applies towards the radiator assembly, no mention of the transmission.
  • dawnma1dawnma1 Posts: 11
    It is a safety issue, Pathfinders should be recalled for faulty radiator and transmission issues, say your going on family vacation and your transmission locks up, what do you do? I bought my '07 from decent dealer in my hometown and it wasn't that way when I purchased it has happened in the 1yr I've owned it, makes me sick that there's no recall, customers cannot make this happen it's parts that Nissan bought and built their vehicles with, it should be their pocket being picked for it
  • lcplorbinatilcplorbinati Posts: 23
    edited July 2012
    if enough owners complained to the NTSB and reported the situation then the NTSB may start investigation into the vehicle and force Nissan to recall the situation. I know there is the start of a class action against Nissan (See page 51) because of the situation. I agree it should be a recall cause the situation is common from 2004-2010 Pathfinders, Fronteers and Xterras.
  • I so completely agree. Nothing wrong with the lawsuit(s) but if everyone reported This to http://www.ntsb.gov/ and most important to NHTSA https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/ and so critical is to point out the safety issues you had more then the cost. We were in the middle of heavy traffic on Memorial Day weekend last year when our SUV lurched forward violently. Thankfully my husband managed to control the car or it would have been a tragic scene due to the speed of the traffic flow. If this appears to be mostly about money it is not going to get taken seriously. We have to prove that Nissan not only does not care about loyalty to customers but has no ethics when it comes to the possible loss of life or injury.">link title
  • Nothing wrong with the lawsuit(s) but if everyone reported This to http://www.ntsb.gov/ and most important to NHTSA https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/ and so critical is to point out the safety issues you had more then the cost. We were in the middle of heavy traffic on Memorial Day weekend last year when our SUV lurched forward violently. Thankfully my husband managed to control the car or it would have been a tragic scene due to the speed of the traffic flow. If this appears to be mostly about money it is not going to get taken seriously. We have to prove that Nissan not only does not care about loyalty to customers but has no ethics when it comes to the possible loss of life or injury.
  • hockeyeasthockeyeast Posts: 43
    I have a 2006 frontier that they covered. 9 grand...better fight for it!!
  • Frustrating trying to keep the links together and working. Hopefully this will be better.

    Check this out. NHTSA has begun an investigation re: the transmission/radiator nightmare.

    http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2012/06/nissan-suvs-under-nhtsa-investigation- -for-transmission-issues.html

    http://www.carcomplaints.com/news/2012/nissan-transmission-investigation-possibl- e.shtml

    However it is critical that those who have experienced this nightmare report it to NHTSA. And if you had even a close call to what was or could have been a dangerous situation, this is so important to note. NHTSA looks at the dangers, not the cost. I know we are far from the only owners who came close to what could have been tragic due to the vehicle lurching forward in heavy 40 MPH traffic. Others have reported their transmissions dying while in the middle of heavy traffic. We finally have a chance to get these vehicles either off the road or fixed and also hopefully be reimbursed. Below is the site to the report starting the NHTSA investigation. This is where you can file a complaint: https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/index.xhtml

    http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/defect/defectresults.cfm?start=1&Sear- chType=DrillDown&type=1&year=2005&make=NISSAN&model=PATHFINDER&component_id=171&- summary=true&PrintVersion=YES
  • dawnma1dawnma1 Posts: 11
    Thank you, I will be getting on and filing a complaint!!
  • I don't know where this will go but after a year of getting over what we went through and now everyday seeing others going through the same is painful and sadly keep worrying something tragic will happen after our close call. And finding now reports of this same issue have gone on since 2005. I work for the State and someone in another state office has the same vehicle as ours and since last year I've been tempted to call that dept and connect with her to see if she's gone through the same. And running into others simply in parking lots I've been tempted but knew just talking about it wasn't going to help. Even if in the end we don't win we will live but now I feel good about passing on information to others. By the way, maybe I'm doing something wrong but in checking the value of our Pathfinder after seriously considering trading it in now that it's "fixed" but the value dropped approx. $6000.00 since last year. Leading us to believe that even after paying what we have to "fix" Nissan's problem, now the value has dropped. We paid a couple dollars short of $6000.00 and it appears this is the average since we first had to deal with this. Good luck to all!!!!
  • I've been following this for some time wanting to not only report to the government pushing for a recall but also a lawsuit but unfortunately I have not had a response ever since this suits were brought up, and I've tried several times. Maybe it's due to be in Vermont???
  • valkamavalkama Posts: 5
    GREAT NEWS! I am Hopeful something comes of this. Since this has happened i am having a host of other electric issues that they cant figure out why. Not fun.
  • This is our concern and we keep waiting for the other shoe to drop.
  • There is much more I could say...but, I need to sit and watch. I have other info...but, I do not want to post here. Maybe we need FB accounts specific to Nissan issues......
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