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Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Problems



  • Nov 06, 2012 (8:39 am)
    Just a reminder as to how important it is to report the transmission/radiator problems to NHTSA. Concentrate on the safety issues if you were driving during this occurrence, or even fear of what could have happened if you were in traffic at the time.

    Safety is what creates recalls, which leads to getting the transmission, radiator and anything related taken care of at no cost. And hopefully reimbursement for those of us stuck with these unsafe lemons. The more complaints they get that are safety related the better.

    Also be careful in reporting it to use these components as this is what NHTSA is doing the investigation on. The top two seem to have the largest number of complaints but there are some connected with the engine and cooling system so NHTSA is not getting the full picture of the number of complaints.

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  • I am currently going thru this situation and being told by Nissan I will need to pay oh not 3000.00 but 3300.00 for this issue. My Pathfinder was just in in July for the routine oil and transmission check no mention of this issue at all! where do I start in helping with this class action law suit or recall?
  • I have a 2007 pathfinder type s. I have the radiator/transmission problem. I also have stumbled on another problem: my car will not start or crank I found it online that the flooded valve body may be the reason for this. does anyone have a definite answer? :lemon: :sick:
  • contact your local BBB and just get it on file. Again as mentioned above by someone, we are being told the only way a recall can happen is if your car caused you to almost have a significant accident. So tell them about if your car stopped in the middle of the intersection and your near miss accident etc.. then contact the Nissan Corporate Office and through my experience, and give them the same information. THey do not car if your car just stopped or would not start etc. they are only interested in the dangerous situation your were in or almost in. If enough people call and explain their "safety" issue, this is the only way they will put out a recall. There is also a National place where people call to report car issues and resolve they are not getting. ALl is placed on record.
  • It's a shame that many many people have and are having this issue and Nissan will not do anything unless there was a safety issue, and that they do not care about the many people having the problem in general "that they knew was a problem". They are ignoring that fact. Just imagine all the people not knowing to place their issue on this site and have just accepted nothing will be done for all of them. And the people who have the problem and were lucky enough not to have a serious safety issue.
  • please post here all the information we could do to write or call regarding our issues.
  • Is there any case documentation we can review that would assist us in being able to articulate and express our issue. How much was small claims and can you direct us how to get this started. I and I know others so appreciate your shared information.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,952
    This case where the woman sued Honda may help.

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  • I have a 2007 Pathfinder SE. Has been out of commission for 1 year because I cannot Offord the cost of fixing my blown transmission due to coolant leak from rad. I know about this new warranty
    Extension and class action lawsuits but Nissan Canada is still not even acknowledging Nissan's new warranty extension. They say they don't even know it exists in the US. This is brutal. I have been told that I need to start a class action lawsuit in Canada to get them to wake up. My vehicle is made in Tennessee along with every other pathfinder in North America But when Nissan U.S. releases a new warranty, Nissan Canada doesn't follow suit? This is sickening.
  • I would think its covered, Nissan sent me the extended warranty this week. I also have and 07 LE. Remember Nissan is prorating the amount based on mileage. Contact your dealer in Cananda, dont let them BS you. They Know about this issue, I would not think any Nissan Dealer worldwide would not have been notified. The Resoultion of the extended Warrenty is the result of the Lawsuit settlement in the US, I would think Canada would be in on it as well.
  • My mom has a 2005 Pathfinder that she bought new, it has about 75,000 miles on it and the transmission went out 3 days ago. When checked we found that there is antifreeze in the transmission fluid. Is there any info someone can give me on this? Someone told me about this site, and now I am seeing that we arnt the only ones having these problems. I was told something about a class action lawsuit and a list of people on it, can anyone tell me if this is true and if so where can I find the info on it. Should I file a complaint with someone,if so who?
    I know I sound like an idiot, which is pretty much true in this situation as I don't know much at all about any of this and would really appreciate any info/help I can get on/with it.
  • Just take it into the dealer and get it fixed. You are still under warranty
  • Can someone please tell me what the warranty is on the pathfinder transmission. Thanks!
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,952
    The drivetrain warranty is 5 years/ 60,000 miles for the 2006 Pathfinder. (link)

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  • Get the car into the dealer and start the paper trail . You can then call nissan assist and open a claim. You must be vigilant with nissan. They extended the warranty on the trans radiator problem. The radiator leaks into the trans cooler and contaminates the trans fluid . They need to replace the radiator, transmission and flush the entire system. Stand your ground and don't let them charge you. They covered mine and the rental car. I still having a problem with vibration in the car. But that is another issue. Good luck with your claim . Nissan North America 1800-647-7261
  • If the vehicle only has about 75,000 on it and within 8 years the extended warranty is still good and she is one of the few. -for-transmission-issues.html

    Once it's past the 80,000 or eight years this is where the lawsuits come in. As someone else wrote she needs to get it to a dealership ASAP to get the paper trail going and hopefully get all replaced and fixed for nothing. No matter what though she should report it to NHTSA if she was driving and it failed and report this as a safety complaint. The lawsuits are fine but it is a recall that is what is really needed to pull these vehicles off the road and fix them before someone is killed or seriously injured. One lawsuit in NY was settled but all they did was extend the warranty and make the consumer still pay a huge amount of it out of pocket as a co-pay. I was not part of that one. I am looking into one from Texas and was contacted by one of those who are lead complainants if nothing else to get back part of our $6000.00 we paid. But we still filed a serious safety complaint with NHTSA and this case is being investigated for a possible safety recall. 004&SearchType=QuickSearch&summary=true
  • Do you any other info on the lawsuit in TX. I am very interested.
    Does anyone know whay my post are not showing here.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,952
    edited November 2012
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  • I've been notified from Transport Canada (our equivalent to the NHTSA) that Nissan Canada's upper echelon knows about the warranty extension and will be rolling out a program here as well. As of today I still haven't heard from them.
    Where are you located Dave? And thanks for the comments
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