Automatic Transmission Cooler Problems in popular cars

Automatic Transmission Cooler problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Automatic Transmission Cooler problems reported in most popular vehicles.

car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Chevrolet Cruze

The vehicle involved is a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. 1st the vehicle failed to shift into reverse. The torque converter had disassembled and transmission was replaced. One month later the engine began to smoke, the valve cover had melted and needed to be replaced gm charged me for this under warranty part. Then, I was making a left hand turn onto a residential street my vehicle began to smoke inside the vehicle. I shut down the car and looked under the hood oil was in the anti freeze fill tank, I called gm they sent a truck and took it to dealership. The result; gm told dealership to replace engine, called back and said don't replace try to fix it. They replaced the turbo charger, turbo cooler, and oil cooler, only to have me back 5-6 times with cooling problems, the vehicle still has cooling issues, and goes back for service every two weeks or so. The vehicle was brought back to service as there were still shifting problems. They found the torque converter disassembled and transmission had to be replaced again, and then again a few months later. The vehicle has a steering issue that has been brought to the their attention. The steering locks up periodically when traveling over 30mph, and has made me afraid I will be driving and lock up permanently. The brakes are an issue on the vehicle now and prior to recall for brake assist, it is still hard to stop the vehicle. And brakes have to be replaced every 3 months. There is definitely an electrical issue with this vehicle as the emergency flashers worked periodically then completely stopped working, as well as the running lights burning out within a month of replacement on the passenger side of the vehicle. The dealership feels its not a problem. This vehicle may shut off from electrical issues eventually. When using the air conditioner the dashboard fills with over a half inch of condensation and leaks out of the vents profusely. Valve cover had to be replaced again. This issue happened on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Chevrolet Silverado

The car was a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado. 6 spd transmission cooling lines leaking at hose crimp by radiator. May cause a fire under hood because tranny oil is coating lines all the way back by exhaust manifold. It was 04/07/14 when this automatic transmission cooler issue occurred.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Chrysler Pacifica

The vehicle involved is a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 2A4GM68446_. Problems with engine light on , excessive over heating kept buying coolant for the vehicle, water pump, motor mount broke, rear bottom, engine and engine cooling problems, with the transmission problems, vehicle speed: accelerator pedal gets stiff sticking often. Recall id# 38448- component: power train: automatic transmission: control module(tmc,pcm)module affected: Pacifica affected potential units affected:127928. Recall date November 09,2006. This problem occurred on Monday, Jul. 1, 2013.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Chrysler 300

The vehicle was a 2006 Chrysler 300. At any given speed there is a "loss of communication" as it is described by the mancari's of oak lawn dealership, where I purchased the vehicle, as well as have it serviced, between the transmission and the computer. This is apparently a huge problem with this make and model of this vehicle. As you can see on the website below. I have had the trans shifter replaced, as well as as had the car "re-flashed" several times to no avail, and with no apparent solution in site. Many attempts have been made at reaching chrslyer - the manufacturer as suggested, but they seem to have no interest in dealing with customers beyond the sale of the vehicle. I wonder how many fatalilities will have to ensue before they do anything about what I am sure are known issues by now, concerning their vehicles. This automatic transmission cooler problem happened on Jun. 8, 2006.. Read more...

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Dodge Grand Caravan

The vehicle involved was a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan. I have a transmission manufacturing defect that should be afforded the same consumer protection as the 2012 Grand Caravans with engine sludge. My pump and axle seals began leaking while I was driving at 45 mph. I didn't notice until 20 miles were on the odometer. The dealership refused to examine it before I had to release it to ams vans for wheelchair conversion. It was returned to me with 36 miles on the odometer and it was leaking during the additional 16 miles. Unless Chrysler is willing to provide documentation that this transmission cannot be damaged by running it without fluid it should have been replaced under the 5 year 50,000 mile drive train warranty. But Chrysler and the dealership have refused to do so, replacing only the fluid and seals and leaving me with a damaged transmission on my new vehicle. This leak was documented by more than one technician not working for Chrysler or the dealership where it was purchased. Updated 04/13/12 . . Updated ivoq 04/19/12 updated 04/24/12. . . . . . Updated 05/15/12 * lj the consumer stated the check engine light did not illuminate and the vehicle is not being driven, because of the loss of transmission fluid which was installed at the Chrysler manufacturing plant for the purpose of lubrication and cooling the components, which reduced any possibility of protecting the moving parts and seals. Therefore, the transmission is as unsafe as the 2012 Dodge caravan engines that are being replaced under recall for sludge. Updated ivoq 05/22/12 updated 05/24/12 updated ivoq 05/24/12 updated 05/25/12 updated 06/14/2012 updated updated 06/28/lj updated 06/29/12. The failure date was Oct. 31, 2011.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Dodge Magnum

The car is a 2006 Dodge Magnum. This car went in for a cooling fan recall in late July. At the same time, the 60,000 mile transmission service was completed. I began having trouble with how it shifted almost immediately on an irregular basis. We left on vacation a week later and just returned sept. 8th. I noticed the transmission was worse, so I called the garage to take it in. I was just told that the torque converter is bad, probably because of a water leak in the dipstick. The service guy told me that Chrysler has had this same problem on many cars. My suspicion: why did it go out immediately after being serviced at ross Chrysler in boone, nc. If there are multiple water leaks, Chrysler should be sharing with the cost ($1600) to replace the converter. Am I being taken advantage of because I am a senior citizen. Add water to the transmission while being worked on, and it ruins the converter. It was Aug. 15, 2011 when this automatic transmission cooler issue happened.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Ford Escape

The vehicle involved is a 2008 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while parked, the contact attempted to shift into reverse and failed to engage without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the mechanic stated that the cooling pump system in the transmission had to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure and current mileage was 112,000. The VIN was not available. The failure date was Sep. 23, 2013.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion 2010 has defective engine fuel system/computer identifying the throttle body as the non-functional part causing a safety hazard to self and others. At 60 mph freeway speed the car goes into an instant "low rpm mode", causing complete loss of foot pedal control and rpm immediately reduced to 800. At this point the car is an unguided missile looking to strike something. The power steering is non existent. My car did this on 8-19-2013 with only 12303 miles on it. This has to be an electrical malfunction of the throttle body sensing circuitry being defective. It is only a little more time until this gets someone killed. After stopping with a dead engine, starting again results in very rough idling and no more than 800 rpm, which is incapable of moving the car. Shutoff the ignition, check and have good oil and transmission and cooling levels. Started the car again and it was back to normal, until one block later at a stop light. . . . . . Same thing again. If Ford does not do a recall on this, they will have to spend money on the relatives of the dead people's lawsuits!. This automatic transmission cooler issue occurred 08/19/13.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of GMC Acadia

The vehicle involved was a 2008 GMC Acadia. While merging onto the highway the vehicle was revving up, but not speeding up. I would take my foot off the accelerator for a second and then try to accelerate again. The gear would sometimes "catch" and sometimes not "catch". The mechanic discovered that the one cooling line was corroded and another was "sweating". The transmission, torque converter, and cooling lines all had to be replaced. I think its a premature time for my vehicle to need a new transmission with only 76k miles as the vehicle is well maintained. It was 11/05/13 when this automatic transmission cooler issue happened.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of GMC Sierra 2500

The car is a 2002 GMC 2500. The VIN of this Sierra 2500 is 1GNDT13W9T_. First the transmission cooling lines rusted out costing over 400. 00 to repair. Today the brake lines failed because of rust. This will be a very expensive repair. I was fortunate that I was able to avoid crashing the truck when the brakes failed. This automatic transmission cooler issue occurred August 19, 2012.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Acura TL

The vehicle involved is a 2002 Acura 3. 2tl. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Acura 3. 2tl is 19UUA56602_. The transmission has failed even after Acura has replaced it three times on their recall. Additionally when the transmission locks up it is so violent that it breaks the engine mounts. The failure date was Tuesday, Jun. 7, 2005.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Acura MDX

The car was a 2003 Acura Mdx. While driving I lost power meaning I could no longer accelerate because there was no linkage from the engine to the transmission. The engine was running ok, but I had no power to move the vehicle. While Acura is a respected and quality vehicle, I feel that there may be a product defect in that my problem resulted in me having to replace the cooling system along with the transmission. While in the service department of the Acura dealer, I overheard some of the service mechanics saying that they've seen this happen to this model vehicle before and that Acura of torrence California should be made aware of this problem. Acura would have paid for the repair but the vehicle was out of warranty. I have a copy of the service managers report to the td bank as to what,'they, the dealerships service department" thinks caused this problem. This letter can be made available to you upon request. It was 08/24/09 when this automatic transmission cooler issue happened.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Honda Accord

The car was a 2003 Honda Accord. This is the second occurrance of the transmission failing in this car. Originally Honda recalled the vehichle for a gear failure issue. In oct. 2004 I took the vehichle to a deallership where I lived at the time and they replaced a cooling line that supposedly would resolve the issue. Five years later the transmission failed and would not shift out of 2nd gear and I do not drive many miles per year. I took the car to aamco because Honda was talking about charging me over $3000. 00 for the repair but at no time did the representative at Honda state that this could be due to the recall and that Honda may in fact replace the transmission at no cost to me if it was determined that the failure was due to the previous recall. So I negotiated with them (Honda) and they refunded me approximately 40% of the $2150. 00 I paid to aamco in lawrenceville GA. Here I am 4 years later and the same issue has resurfaced. The transmission has locked up again and luckily I was not travelinng at any sugnificant speed. Thecar now sits in my garage with everything on it working except the transmission, same scenario as in 2010. I have received three or four recall noticies on this vehichle and have complied with Honda to take the vehicle to the dealership to resolve any issues. I am the original owner and would have expected much more reliability and dependability from this vehicle that after financing with Honda motor corp I paid in excess of $30,000. 00 in 2002. There seems tobe a pattern that after about 80,000 miles the transmissions in these vehicles are subject to fail when all warranty coverage has passed and leaving the consumer with little or no recourse. If I am correct this should surely fall under lemon law provisioning. It was Mon., May. 19, 2014 when this automatic transmission cooler issue occurred.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Honda Odyssey

The car was a 2003 Honda Odyssey. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 5FNRL18633_. 112,000 miles Odyssey ex transmission started slipping 4/18/14 and van could not go from traffic light. After cooling, was able to drive a little to get off the main road. Called for tow truck to a-1 transmissions in hawthorne, CA. I have avoided dealer servicing since buying the van new in 2003. I installed a magnafine filter in the trans cooling line and changed it three times. I drained and filled the trans many times over the years with Honda fluid and kept transmission fluid clean. I had the Honda recall lubricating tranny gear done as well as any other Honda recalls but no other transmission recall. No previous transmission issues until the other day. I didn't try to get attention from dealer because even with 25% off it would still be a couple of thousand dollars to them. This model Honda has a history of failed transmissions. This issue happened on Friday, April 18, 2014.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Hyundai Sonata

The car was a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. I have several complaints regarding this vehicle. I have had this car two years and about two months and have had nothing but problems (purchased brand new) -- I've had to get a new motor (engine caught on fire (electrical/smoking) while driving down the beltway), replaced tire rod, need 4 brand new tires, transmission slipping, and other electrical problems with cooling/heating system (the blower does not work for air pointed in the floor direction), strong smell of gas fumes inside of the vehicle. The gas mileage gauge is inaccurate -- I get no where near the highway nor city miles. The gas meter is not registering. Parts on the electrical system have been randomly replaced. I have had all schedule services on my vehicle as well as extras such as special replacement filters, etc. I have also had problems with the breaking system. I believe I've purchased a complete lemon. The current mileage on the vehicle is 27700 miles. There is no way I should be having this many problems as frequently as I have been having. The car's steering pulls to the left as well. I should not have to replace tires only after two years of driving after putting nitrogen as advised. I've noticed a noise when turning the steering to the left as well as if the left tire rod or axle wants to break -- weird feeling turn the car. The alarm system is failing to lock all of the doors -- only the drivers door. -- dealers solution. . . Purchase a new one ??? really?. The failure date was 09/03/2012.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Hyundai Tucson

The car is a 2011 Hyundai Tucson. The VIN of the car is KM8JU3AC0B_. 2011 Hyundai tuscan. Consumer writes in regards to cooling lines, transmissions and brake switches replacements more than once. The consumer stated the vehicle would nt accelerate when the accelerator pedal was applied, the transmission would buck and bang when it was shifted from park to drive. The dealer found the transmission was worn internally and the cooler hose was cracked, which caused the transmission fluid to leak. The esc light illuminated, due to an open circuit in the brake switch. The consumer stated the vehicle was taken to the dealer for the same problems seven times. It was Monday, August 1, 2011 when this automatic transmission cooler issue occurred.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Infiniti QX56

The car involved is a 2005 Infiniti Qx56. The VIN of the car is 5N3AA08CX5_. A 2005 infinity Qx56 was being driven at 35 mph on a two lane road when the automatic transmission cooler ruptured inside the radiator releasing the atf fluid into the radiator. The transmission was losing atf through the radiator's pressure relief points an lost the ability to propel the car within one block. The car was driven into a nearby drive and was unable to move after that point. The rupture could have lead to a crash situation. The second part of incident is the coolant contaminated the transmission and caused a short term friction material failure 4 months later. The radiator was replaced and transmission cleaned and flushed. The transmission worked until August 20, 2013. The transmission lost contact with 5th band at 60 mph on a interstate and was no longer propelling the car. A shift into the 4th band got the car off the road and it was towed for repair. The antifreeze had dissolved the friction material construction and corroded valve parts. It was rebuilt and the destruction confirmed. Both incidents could easily have caused a crash. Infinity sent us no warning and say there is no problem or recall. The repair shop has repaired 5 other infinity Qx56 cars for the same failures before my car was repaired. Nissan n. America has similar failures in the pathfinder model,as confirmed by two indepandent transmission repair shops contacted. A warning: if coolant drips are noticed under the radiator check the automatic transmission cooling line connections at the bottom of the radiator, if the are wet and or leaking coolant, have the car towed to a shop and checked for problem. Catching this problem at this point may only require the radiator to be replaced, and no crash hazard. It was 04/01/2013 when this automatic transmission cooler issue occurred.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Jeep Wrangler

The vehicle having this issue was a 2013 Jeep Wrangler. After numerous attempts to have a recall regarding the transmission oil cooling tube repaired I am writing to complain regarding Chrysler corporations extremely slow response to provide parts to my local dealer. After receiving the recall notice, I contacted my local dealer for the repair at the 3,500 mile service. I was told that the parts were not available. During the 7,000 mile service visit I was told that the parts were being rationed by Chrysler and my parts would be ordered. During the required alignment visit at 8,000 miles, I was told that there were 16 people in front of me. I next contacted Chrysler to complain and was told that they were aware of the problem and were trying to rectify the situation. I next emailed my dealer to express my frustration and was told that my email would be shared with the dealership hierarchy. Two days ago I received my third recall notice and emailed the dealership again to see if the part has arrived with no response. The failure date was 09/13/2013.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Jeep Wrangler

The vehicle having this issue was a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1C4HJWEG5C_. I received a recall notice, n28- power train: automatic transmission: cooling unit and lines, from Chrysler in early October 2013 I believe. Since that time, I have contacted my local dealership numerous times, fair oaks Chrysler Jeep Dodge, and they continue to say that Chrysler is only providing a small number of replacement parts to each dealership every few weeks. So I have been put on a customer waiting list, who are at the mercy of Chrysler to send parts. I may not know much about cars, but I have to say I'm very concerned about the recall of a transmission hose that may cause a loss in fluid and transmission function. It has been 7 months since this recall was announced by Chrysler and there still aren't nearly enough parts to fix all the Jeeps affected, which is completely ridiculous and unacceptable!. It was Monday, September 23, 2013 when this automatic transmission cooler issue happened.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Land Rover Range Rover

The vehicle is a 1999 Land Rover Range Rover. The consumer owns a 1999 Range Rover. She states that since she purchased the vehicle and have been having problems with the vehicle, such as abs light staying on/oil leakage/engine problems/radiator, failure, and transmission cooler line problems. The consumers air bag fault light has been on every since she purchased the vehicle. The vehicle fluids have been changed several times such as trans cooler, oil cooler, brake fluid, motor coolant, etc. This automatic transmission cooler problem happened on Jul. 9, 2004.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Land Rover Freelander

The vehicle involved is a 2003 Land Rover Freelander. Consumer owns a 2003 Land Rover free lander. The contact stated that in January 2011, the cooling system began to leak abnormally, the radiator hose fractured from the vehicle and the engine caught on fire. The following month, the engine continued to overheat, the abs and check engine warning lights were illuminated and the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where they repaired the cooling thermostat, hoses and power steering pump. The failure persisted and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer where the intake valves, thermostat and power steering pump were replaced. The abs failure was not repaired and the warning light remained illuminated. In addition, the contact stated that when driving various speeds, the vehicle would jerk violently and exhibit an abnormally loud noise. The dealer advised the contact that the transmission failed and would need replacing. The vehicle was not further repaired. The current mileage is 46, 854 and the failure mileage was 35,414 updated 5/2/11 the consumer stated he no longer wants to pursue the complaint. Updated 05/11/11. It was Monday, Mar. 1, 2004 when this automatic transmission cooler issue happened.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Lexus RX330

The vehicle was a 2004 Lexus Rx330. The VIN of this vehicle was JTJHA31U94_. Vehicle keeps making noises at around 30 mph. Root cause is that a transmission cooling line on my 2004 when under pressure bangs against the body of the vehicle. Lexus was well aware of this issue, so they re-designed the line on newer vehicle. Lexus is willing to replace the part but at owner cost. I believe this is a defect and Lexus need to replace the part under their own cost. This issue happened on 09/01/08.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Lincoln Aviator

The car involved is a 2003 Lincoln Aviator. : the contact stated a whining noise was heard coming from the rear of the vehicle while driving 55 mph. The vehicle was taken to the sales/service dealer for repairs. The right rear axle and pinion were replaced as well as the c b shaft assembly and gear and pinion locking pin. This was the third time the rear end was replaced in a two year period. The manufacturer was notified and a technician was sent to inspect the vehicle. The vehicle pulled to the left, the door lock switch was inoperative, the rear shock was leaking oil, the e power steering hose was replaced, there was a ticking sound coming from the engine compartment. The timing chain and gasket were replaced. The door ajar light came on after all the doors were closed. The consumer stated the shifting of the gears were harsh, the dealer replaced various componets in the transmission. The right rear brake light bulb was replaced, the master cylinder was replaced. The front seat climate control was not cooling. The battery was replaced, the accelerator cable was sticking. Updated 12/05/06. This issue happened on Thursday, May 27, 2004.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Mazda Tribute

The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 4F2CZ02Z78_. The vehicle was a 2008 Mazda Tribute. The contact stated that transmission fluid was leaking from the front of the vehicle. The contact stated that he believe that the transmission cooler was cracked and causing the leak. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 108,000. Updated 05/08/lj the consumer also stated the front wheel bearings were noisy, and had been since the day the vehicle was purchased and the outer tie rods needed to be replaced. Updated 05/30/12. It was Jul. 8, 2010 when this automatic transmission cooler issue happened.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Mazda Tribute

The vehicle was a 2008 Mazda Tribute. Leaking transmission cooler at 42,300 miles. Leaking fluid is being picked up by the cooling fan and air moving through the engine compartment and being spread through the engine compartment and thus a fire hazard. Also, if the leak had not been caught the transmission would have run dry and locked up potentially causing a wreck. It was Saturday, August 29, 2009 when this automatic transmission cooler issue occurred.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Mercedes Benz SLK230

The vehicle involved was a 1998 Mercedes Benz Slk230. Vehicle identification number (VIN): WDBKK47F9W_. Transmission is leaking. Yh.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Mercedes Benz ML430

The vehicle is a 1999 Mercedes Benz Ml430. Complaint warrants an investigation on the sudden onset of 1999 ml 430 Mercedes Benz SUV failure of transmission without any prior warning. This vehicle make and model did have a recall on the engine and engine cooling specific to the harmonic pulley which was replaced. Upon driving vehicle to work on 6/1/07 the car sudden began to stall several times. I had the car towed immediately to the dealership to find the transmission needs to be replaced (no prior warning or symptoms were present. ). This automatic transmission cooler issue occurred 06/01/2007.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Mercury Mountaineer

The car involved is a 2006 Mercury Mountaineer. Truck cooling system died which caused the truck to catch fire while driving down the highway, smoke poring out, state troopers had to assist us. My daughter was scared to death and now refuses to get back in the truck even though we got a new engine. To make matters worse we spent 3000 on and engine. . . 500 on cooling system and had the transmission reprogrammed. The truck is still have major problems and now for says it needs the transmission rebuilt or replaced. All of this is out of pocket. We cant even trade it in bc they will only give us 1/2 of what we paid for it 2 yrs ago. Nightmare and makes me sick that Ford doesn't care. It was May 25, 2012 when this automatic transmission cooler issue happened.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Mercury Mariner

The vehicle involved is a 2008 Mercury Mariner. The vehicle was parked when the contact noticed a small leak underneath the front end of the vehicle. The dealer informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 07v453000 (power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines). The manufacturer was aware of the failure. No repairs were performed. The failure and current mileages were 40,000. The VIN was unavailable. It was Friday, Jul. 8, 2011 when this automatic transmission cooler issue occurred.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Mitsubishi Montero Sport

The vehicle involved was a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. While driving 50-55 mph noticed smoke coming from under the hood. Consumer pulled over, opened the hood, and saw the transmission on fire. Fire quickly spread to engine. $ amount of damage unknown at this time. This problem occurred on Sep. 29, 2001.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Mitsubishi Montero Sport

The vehicle involved is a 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport. Mistubishi Montero Sport 2000- automatic transmission temperature light comes on when there are more than 2 persons in the vehicle, or when there is cargo in the back of the vehicle when driving distances over 1 hour in length. Pulling over and stopping would let light go off after a/t temp cooled down. Also, would leak a/t fluid when light comes on. Took vehicle to dealer, they told me it is a common problem with this make/model and that in order to prevent a/t damage, I had to have a larger a/t fluid pan installed to allow for the "overheating of the fliud", or else I was not to travel with more than one other person or cargo in my vehicle or it would damange the transmission. It cost me over $350 to replace the a/t pan. I truely believe this should be a recall, as why should I have to replace something like this if it wasn't correclty installed/put together in the first place!. It was Fri., Sep. 17, 2004 when this automatic transmission cooler issue occurred.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Nissan Frontier

The vehicle involved is a 2007 Nissan Frontier. The transmission cooling unit in the radiator leaked. My coolant system became a brown sludge due to having transmission fluid leak into it. My transmission fluid had coolant leak into it and transmission is damaged. This problem occurred on May 14, 2014.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Nissan Rogue

The car involved is a 2008 Nissan Rogue. Vehicle has sudden loss of power due to overheating of transmission fluid causing vehicle to go into a limp mode reducing speed to approximately 40-50 mph. Happens when driving at highway speeds for 2 or more hours. Once coming to a stop, the vehicle will not accelerate at all. . . Completely powerless. Have had to a Nissan dealer 4 times receiving nothing more than a band-aid temporary repair by draining some of the trans fluid rather than installing a better transmission cooling system. Nissan has know about hundreds of cases over the course of 7 years and to date has no credible repair, thus totally ignoring consumers safety. T6here are tens of reviews regarding this by concerned consumers. This is a fatality( if not already) waiting to happen. The failure date was Monday, May 16, 2011.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Saturn VUE

Vehicle identification number (VIN): 5GZCZ63B02_. In July I bought a 2002 Saturn Vue. Over christmas holidays I noticed it was leaking transimission fluid from a connection in front of the vehicle. I was amazed to find these lines totally unprotected and vulnerable to road hazard damage. Due to their proximity to the exhaust I'm concerned with a rupture and fire. I have pictures available to show the location of these lines but am unable to attach them to this type of file. This is an accident waiting to happen!. This problem occurred on 12/25/02.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Saturn SW2

The car involved is a 1996 Saturn Sw2. The VIN of the problem Sw2 is 1G8ZK827XT_. Consumer noticed vehicle was leaking on driveway, just small puddles. Dealer replaced housing unit because of cracks to transmission. Consumer feels this should not have happened considering the mileage on the vehicle and is requesting reimbursement. This automatic transmission cooler problem happened on March 1, 2001.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Subaru Outback

The car was a 2000 Subaru Outback. We experienced problems with our 2000 Subaru legacy Outback as similarly reported in complaint # 766462 (transmission leaking fluid, smoking, failure). Subaru dealer refused to provide warranty service for the transmission work (2 incidents between Aug 2002 and may 2003), and only a letter by us in June 2003 (noting previous reports in NHTSA website & elsewhere) finally convinced Subaru USA headquarters to investigate the problem further. The fix Subaru performed was replacement of a seal between the transmission and differential housing, which seems to largely resolve the problem (although a slight smoke odor still occurs when driving at high speeds). Subaru USA also refunded all our previous charges by the dealer for prior unsuccessful repairs (which should have been free under the warranty). There appears to be an inherent defect in this transmission (4eat model) under high heat conditions, which has a long historical track record in this regard. In one incidence, we almost incurred a severe fire on the road and this could be a potentially fatal hazard. Nhtsa should examine this problem closely with Subaru. It was Sat., May. 10, 2003 when this automatic transmission cooler issue happened.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Subaru Outback

The car was a 1999 Subaru Outback. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 4S3BG6859X_. Automatic transmission lines running from transmission to the radiator split resulting in loss of transmission fluid. These were the metal lines not the rubber connectors. This automatic transmission cooler problem happened on Nov. 3, 2004.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Toyota Tundra

The car was a 2000 Toyota Tundra. The VIN of the car is 5TBBT4417Y_. Truck failed annual inspection due to extreme rust of frame and cross members to the point of frame perforation and imminent failure. Frame directly under driver's seat rusted through where it joins the cross member under the transmission. Frame in front of passenger rear tire extremely rusted where it joins the cross member. The inspector stated this was a more imminent concern than the rusted through portion under the driver because it had a good chance of breaking with the next pothole. Leaf springs for drivers rear tire also extremely rusted. Rear differential housing rusted through on the top with oil leaking out. Exhaust heat shields and hangers rusted away completely. There was no mention of the rear cross member over the spare tire or the gas tank straps being an issue. They could be but were not the imminent concern at this point. I had just replaced the radiator/transmission cooler due to rusting through and anti-freeze entering the transmission and transmission fluid in the cooling system. There were other issues that are apparently common with the Tundra - leaking/cracked manifolds, etc. The truck is at the local dealer pending repair. Technician stated it was the worst case of undercarriage rust he had seen. This automatic transmission cooler issue occurred Friday, February 14, 2014.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Toyota Tercel

The car is a 1996 Toyota Tercel. Transmission and the engine oil pan cracked, and are leaking fuel which could eventually cause a fire. Please give any further details.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Volkswagen Passat

I recently purchased a new 2009 Volkswagen Passat cc sport vehicle through boardwalk Volkswagen of richardson texas, who had the car shipped to their location from tynan's vw in colorado. I picked up my brand new 2009 Volkswagen Passat cc sport vehicle with 24 miles on the afternoon of Saturday February 28, 2009. On Sunday, as I was driving, the car would not accelerate and fumes started coming out the engine compartment and transmission fluid leaked out and sprayed all over the engine rendering the car a safety hazard and fire hazard. The car was towed by vw roadside assistance to boardwalk vw, which upon closer inspection, they found the transmission lines mispositioned in such a way that the cooling fan motor cut the lines open causing catastrophic transmission failure. The engine compartment has been contaminated with potentially flammable transmission fluid, and the transmission was run with extremely low levels of fluid by the roadside assistance service to get it on and off the tow vehicle, seriously reducing the market value and safety of the vehicle. I went to take pictures of the compromised vehicle with the faulty transmission line routing and another Passat cc vehicle with the correct transmission line routing. To see the problem, the car was raised, and the underside engine compartment cover was taken off. In the vehicle in question, the transmission lines were routed in front of a radiator tube, leaving them in close contact with the rotating radiator fan, which eventually cut open the lines causing the leak. The fluid leaked into the engine compartment and was blown into the entire engine by the radiator fan. In the other vehicle, the transmission lines were routed behind the radiator tube, which shields them from coming into contact with the fan. This can be used to start a recall on all Passat cc models to have them checked for incorrect routing of the transmission lines, which can cause catastrophic transmission failure and customer problems. This problem occurred on Sun., Mar. 1, 2009.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Volkswagen Passat

I recently purchased a new 2009 Volkswagen Passat cc sport vehicle through boardwalk Volkswagen of richardson texas, who had the car shipped to their location from tynan's vw in colorado. I picked up my brand new 2009 Volkswagen Passat cc sport vehicle with 24 miles on the afternoon of Saturday February 28, 2009. On Sunday, as I was driving, the car would not accelerate and fumes started coming out the engine compartment and transmission fluid leaked out and sprayed all over the engine rendering the car a safety hazard and fire hazard. The car was towed by vw roadside assistance to boardwalk vw, which upon closer inspection, they found the transmission lines mispositioned in such a way that the cooling fan motor cut the lines open causing catastrophic transmission failure. The engine compartment has been contaminated with potentially flammable transmission fluid, and the transmission was run with extremely low levels of fluid by the roadside assistance service to get it on and off the tow vehicle, seriously reducing the market value and safety of the vehicle. I went to take pictures of the compromised vehicle with the faulty transmission line routing and another Passat cc vehicle with the correct transmission line routing. To see the problem, the car was raised, and the underside engine compartment cover was taken off. In the vehicle in question, the transmission lines were routed in front of a radiator tube, leaving them in close contact with the rotating radiator fan, which eventually cut open the lines causing the leak. The fluid leaked into the engine compartment and was blown into the entire engine by the radiator fan. In the other vehicle, the transmission lines were routed behind the radiator tube, which shields them from coming into contact with the fan. This can be used to start a recall on all Passat cc models to have them checked for incorrect routing of the transmission lines, which can cause catastrophic transmission failure and customer problems. This automatic transmission cooler issue occurred 03/01/2009.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Volvo XC90

The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was YV1CZ91H34_. I have a five year old 2004 Volvo Xc90 t6 that has had two transmission failures. It is currently at the dealer awaiting a third transmission. The first transmission failure was in August 2007, the second was in December 2008. I was told by the dealer that the first transmission failed due to "excess metal" and that the metal somehow traveled to the cooling system and then to the second transmission, which caused it to fail. This is a dangerous issue and I fear that the car is neither safe nor reliable at this point. I paid $1900 for the first transmission to be replaced. One week later, I returned to the dealer and complained that the transmission was hesitating and was not shifting smoothly. They could find nothing. I returned four additional times over the next year with the same complaints and the dealership could never find anything wrong. Now I am waiting to find out if Volvo will even offer to pay for this third transmission. This problem occurred on Saturday, December 13, 2008.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Volvo XC90

The reporting person's vehicle is a 2004 Volvo Xc90. The contact stated while driving 45 mph the transmission failed. He noticed numerous complaints regarding the transmission for this year make and model, so the contact drove the vehicle to the dealer. The dealer diagnosed the vehicle and informed the contact that the transmission coolant line needs to be replaced. The contact asked the service manager if the manufacturer was willing to pay for half of the cost of the repairs and the manufacturer declined. The contact feels a recall should be issue because of the numerous complaints regarding this year make and model for the transmission problem. The failure mileage was 102,000. This issue happened on Mar. 14, 2010.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Audi TT

The vehicle is a 2003 Audi Tt coupe. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Audi Tt coupe is TRUSC28N83_. The vehicle has been in for replacement for the digital cluster, thermostat and cooling pump. Then I replaced the cluster for the first time 9/2011. Same day after putting in the new cluster the dealership stated it was defective because the fuel gauge would not function properly and replaced a few days later. The cluster was replaced again when the speedometer needle would not move and stayed below zero. On that same day I pick up the car and drove less than a mile and the digital cluster faded out to a blank screen. I turn around and took the car back to the dealership was inform that they will order another cluster and call me for the install which was done a few days later. Now the digital cluster is not making any warning sounds. When I press the button manually to see, if there are any problems it showed a service visit was coming up and the symbol to check the oil level and water pump. The service advisor stated this was normal to see which contradicts the car manual and another authorized dealer in a different state whom replace the cooling pump and thermostat. I took the car to the dealership and inform them that the cluster was not alarming for any services coming due or problems and the car now has a slight jerk forward when I press the brakes. There report stated differently like the car ran rough, the panel lights were flashing and the car sat for a long period of time. There diagnostic was the transmission needed to be replaced but the cluster was fine. When I pick up the car the service advisor stated the car was still in good shape no alarm except for the transmission and its was not that bad but after I got home and viewed the paperwork it showed every component on the vehicle inspection report needed further attention. I phoned the next day and the service advisor stated the technician may have made a mistake. This automatic transmission cooler issue occurred Tue., Jun. 12, 2012.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Audi A6

The vehicle is a 2001 Audi A6. There appears to be a possible design defect that I believe merits reporting and possible investigation. I have 2001 Audi A6. The replacement of the oil filter at a jiffy lube resulted in damage to the oil cooler which cause me to suffer a $800 plus repair bill at the dealer. The dealer technician advised jiffy lube that they are aware of the potentiality of problems in replacement of the oil filter and as result have one mechanic secure the cooler with channel locks while the other removes the oil filter. There are no present warnings for shops of this method to assure no damage to the oil cooler. I presented a b. A. R. Complaint in CA. And took up a small claims action for recovery, jiffy lube stepped up but Audi refuses and denies any possible design flaw in their vehicle. As a consumer I cannot understand how it should require two technicians to remove and replace an oil filter. It was October 8, 2003 when this automatic transmission cooler issue occurred.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of BMW 325

The car involved was a 2002 BMW 325xi. Noticed that when driving on curvy roads it feels like riding on a rough road patch or feels like braking. Dealership technician found defective torque converter and filter. No fault in memory. Removed and exchanged torque converter. Removed transmission oil pan and replaced transmission oil filter and oil and flushed all transmission cooling lines. This problem occurred on 04/07/2006.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Buick Enclave

The car is a 2008 Buick Enclave. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 5GAEV23728_. Transmission failed 3 weeks out of powertrain warranty and required a rebuild then failed again about a year later. Steering pump and cooling motor failed during warranty period and were replaced and then both failed 18 months later (out of warranty) stabilitrac and check engine lights keep turning on after the dealer has repaired it 3 times (turns on about 30 minutes away from dealer each time). Nhtsa really needs to take action against Buick and gm regarding the 2008 Enclave, it is a lemon and people are being ripped off over it and put at serious risk because of its' short comings. This problem occurred on Jan. 24, 2013.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Buick Lesabre

The vehicle is a 2004 Buick Lesabre. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact noticed that the speedometer was functioning erratically. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostics where the mechanic advised the contact that the instrument cluster would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000. Updated 06/05/lj the consumer stated the problem happened again on may 11, 2012. According to the invoice, the transmission cooler lines were leaking. Updated 06/06/12. This automatic transmission cooler issue occurred 03/23/12.

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car   Automatic Transmission Cooler problem of Jaguar XJS

The vehicle involved is a 1996 Jaguar Xjs. While driving, transmission line exploded and oil spilled all over the catalytic converter, and vehicle caught on fire. Dealer contacted. Consuemr was in motion when smoke emmited from under the vehicle. Consuemr exited vehicle and passer bys let him know there was a fire underneath the vehicle. Oil was still leaking. It was Jul. 19, 2002 when this automatic transmission cooler issue happened.

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