Nissan Pathfinder owners have reported 430 problems related to radiator (under the engine and engine cooling category).
The radiator cooling system leaked into my transmission and caused it to stop working so I need to replace it at a cost of $5400 for transmission and radiator is $1000. I was in motion when I first felt a trimmer every now and then for about 3 weeks then it got worst at any speed or surface and places. Nissan will not help me on this because it has 120497 miles on it. I explained to Nissan if they had sent out notice about this I would have gotten my car fixed before now. I can not get anyone to help me on this. I have read on the internet that I am not alone on this situation. Can anyone help. I have bought several new Nissans but I will buy no more and I really loved my Pathfinder.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the radiator facturer and as a result, the radiator fluid leaked into the transmission causing the vehicle to decelerate. The vehicle was towed to independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the radiator and transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle is currently being repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 111,800. Ng.
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There is a leak in my radiator which as gone into my transmission rendering it inoperable. Mechanics recommend to replace the entire transmission due to this massive design flaw Nissan has been well aware of for years. I¿ve spoken with my Nissan dealer as well as the dealer that looked over the car when I purchased it and both said it¿s a massive problem and customers have no way of knowing if or when it could occur, and therefore no way of preventing it. I understand the north carolina consumer council filed a petition back in 2012 and that the complaint volume has been tremendous on this issue. I hope the NHTSA comes to the conclusion that this part should have been recalled. I have no family vehicle now and cannot afford to pay $7500 for a new transmission, that had no issues at all until the defective radiator got a hole. Thank you.
Coolant aft cross contamination in the transmission and radiator.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle violently jerked forward without warning. The vehicle was taken to independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the transmission fluid and anti freeze mixed together and the transmission and radiator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 97,000. Ss.
Tl- the contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder le. The contact stated that while driving at any speed when the accelerator pedal was activated the vehicle barely moved. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic and diagnosed that there was a cross contamination of radiator fluid that leaked into the transmission. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate mileage was 95,000. Bd.
After receiving a complimentary multi-point inspection from the local Nissan dealership, my wife told me that on the way home that the transmission seemed to not want to shift properly. Went to check transmission fluid and found that the dipstick is locked into place. Did some quick research to find out how to check fluid level and then found out about issue with Nissan Pathfinders radiators having a problem with leaking coolant into the transmission cooling system. Checked radiator and found frothing foam on the inside of the pressure cap indicating that the radiator had failed. Contacted dealership and asked them why the section of the inspection for the cooling system and transmission system were checked as "ok". Did not receive an answer. Also, we were never notified by Nissan about the issue with radiator in our Nissan. The vehicle is currently parked since the dealership said it would cost up to $3000 dollars in repairs under the agreement reached. I do not understand why this was not a recall. This situation could of caused a catastrophic failure of the transmission at speed while driving or catastrophic failure of the engine because of lack of cooling causing the engine to seize up at speed while driving.
Tl- the contact owns a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated while driving at approximately 15 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to accelerate. The contact mentioned that the vehicle jerked before resuming acceleration. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission fluid had leaked into the radiator, causing the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000. Jo.
Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the front of the vehicle as the service engine warning indicator illuminated continuously. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that there was cross contamination with the radiator and the transmission and the radiator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was later taken to a dealer where is was confirmed that the radiator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 101,000. Sg.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that while driving at 5 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle hesitated and jerked before moving forward. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission and the radiator needs to be replaced. Repairs were not done. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 62,000. Ed.
My cars radiator cracked and leaked into the transmission. The mix of coolant and transmission fluid damaged the transmission and quite possibly damaged my engine. Nissan knows about the radiator because they extended the warranty on it. The repairs for this incident are high the Nissan dealer I took it to quoted me $4,591. 43 to replace the transmission and the radiator and that is with the warranty they claim they have on it. The dealer also told me any other damage caused by this faulty radiator would not be covered and I would have to pay for the repairs to any other components as well they told they me might be an additional $2,000 so nearly $7,000. I had know choice but sell the car off as scrap as the repairs would cost more than the car itself. A failure of all these parts at once is a safety hazard to everyone.
Radiator cracked and water went into the oil and it mixed. . . . Per rep and mechanic at Nissan dealer. Problem caused by radiatior not being built properly at fabric. This problem caused vehicle to shake violently while driving. Very unsafe.
On July 31, 2015 my car jerked and check engine light came on. By the time I got it to the shop (about 45 min later) it was having trouble accelerating from a stop. When I turned the engine off we could not get it restarted. The shop said the transmission was not communicating with the computer. I had it towed to a transmission shop and my car had the same issue as other Nissans. The coolant leaked into the transmission resulting in the computer shorting out. I now have to pay $4,200 to have the radiator replaced, the transmission rebuilt and the engine flushed. If Nissan is aware of the issue then they should have had a recall for this. From what I am reading online there are thousands of vehicles with this issue.
My SUV was diagnosed with a defective radiator and now has issues with the transmission cooler pipes splitting causing cross contamination between the radiator coolant & transmission fluid. Which resulted in a failure to the automatic transmission. The cross contamination had to have a new transmission, transmission cooler hoses & radiator replaced. Reading multiple sites it appears Nissan know about the defect and didn't warn is customers, even when I took my car to get serviced at the Nissan dealers. This is bad business and customers should not be financially responsible. I hope the person reading this has the courage to do something about it. It appears that corporations have the power. Thank you.
Transmission fluid mixed in with radiator fluid. Leaking out of truck. Know issue with Nissan trucks.
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As I was driving the vehicle on the highway it started to shudder and shake and then finally completely turned off on the highway. Once I got it started again it would only go about 20mph I was able to move over to the shoulder and exit the highway. Once we took the car to the dealer, they told us that the radiator had leaked into the transmission and also that I needed to replace two catalyctic converters. The total repairs and replacements would cost me $8000 as I would also need to replace the transmission and radiator. We replaced the radiator but of course that is only half the problem. I still owe about $13k on the vehicle, have only had it for 8 months and am now stuck because I dont have the money to replace the transmission and I cant get rid of the truck knowing this problem.
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that there was transmission fluid leaking into the radiator. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that it was motor oil leaking into the radiator. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 103,000. The VIN was not available.
I backed out of my driveway onto the main road and went to put the vehicle into drive and it would not go into drive. When I got it to the repair shop they said that the radiator had leaked into the transmission and caused it to ruin the transmission.
Transmission and radiator are broken causing mixture of fluid cause vehicle to go into limp mode while driving on the interstate. A known defect of Nissan Pathfinder 08, the vehicle was over 140k mile, there was no recall on this but a class action lawsuit pertain to this issue.
Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that while driving at 55 mph, the contact noticed vibrations coming from underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the transmission and the radiator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 114,000. The VIN was unavailable. Oo.
Possible transmission failure. Brought vehicle to be inspected and could get a clear answer which one of the observations was perform at a Nissan dealer. The fluids seems to be mixed, transmission with radiator fluid. Seems as this has been and on going problem with Nissan. Dealer tells me the cant find the recall.
My radiator was replaced in 8/14 due to a hose coming loose and causing fluids to comingle. 5/2/15 while driving my children home from soccer my check engine light came on, the car could barely accelerate. I drove to a garage, and was told that the radiator needed to be replaced. Towed car to the garage that replaced radiator 8/11/14, after two and a half days am being told my 08 Pathfinder must be towed to a dealer to have the transmission control module replaced and reprogrammed. The car has 89,000 miles.
Radiator fluid has leaked into the transmission causing it to fail. The dealership has issued a fix where the radiator coolant is bypassed from the transmission but then that has not helped. The fix was for $500+ the repairs for the transmission are at $4700/- now. This is ridiculous the amount of repairs is more than the cost of the vehicle now.
My 2007 nisson Pathfinder began having problems and when I brought it to the mechanic, he stated the coolant fluid went into the tranmission and caused major problems and now the radiator and transmission need replacement to the tune of $4900. 00 (approximate price given by lee myles). I actually brought the car to a Nissan dealer and their quote was $5800. 00 and then they statated other isses needed to be repaired and they stated the total cost would be $10,000. 00! book value of the car through kelly blue book is $9,600. 00 in excellent condition! I saw this is an ongoing problem with Pathfinders and I wanted to tell my story. I hope there is something that can be done against Nissan!.
Transmission cooler attached to radiator cracked causing coolant to leak into the transmission leading to failure to accelerate the vehicle when needed and complete failure of the transmission.
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