Nissan Pathfinder owners have reported 422 problems related to radiator (under the engine and engine cooling category).
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.
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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 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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Vehicle contained a defective radiator cooler tank that ruptures and forces coolant into the transmission through the cooler lines. When the coolant mixes with transmission fluid it creates a frothy liquid that eats valves, erodes seals and causes corrosion. It’s toxic, irreversible and killed the 5-speed automatic transmission. This problem was listed as the 2nd worst problem on carcomplaints. Com's "top vehicle problem trends of 2012". Why is this not a recall?!.
Purchased vehicle from car lot Feb. 28, 2015. Drove this vehicle 5 times and the coolant leaked. Flushed system notice there was stop leak in radiator. Now my transmission slips and truck shakes during acceleration. This was a previous issue before I bought the vehicle because the shaking occured when driving home. I thought this was just the tires needing to be balanced, but after research I know that it was from the coolant previously leaking into the transmission, and now I am left to deal with it.
On my way to work in early morning rush hour traffic my transmission completely locked up in a lower gear. The car began to shudder and I was forced to slow to about 15 mph. I was very lucky that no one struck me from the rear as traffic was very heavy. Nissan stated that the radiator fluid leaked into the transmission causing the transmission to fail. I have been quoted $7,050. 00 by lander's Nissan in southaven, ms to repair.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 50 mph, the vehicle started shaking and an abnormal noise came from under the hood of the vehicle. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle failed to accelerate without warning. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that coolant leaked from the radiator into the transmission and the radiator and transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 93,500. Pam.
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that transmission fluid in the vehicle was leaking onto the radiator. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on two occasions where it was determined that the control module failed. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic who determined that the leak came from inside the radiator. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 84,000. The VIN was not available.
The radiator on my Pathfinder has cracked and allowed coolant to get into the transmission fluid. This has ruined not only my radiator but also my transmission.
One morning on the way to daycare my 2005 Nissan Pathfinder could not shift above first gear. I drove 8-10mph with hazard lights on to the dealership, Nissan of portland (122nd Ave). They told me it had cross contamination due to a "known faulty part" but that my warranty had expired in December. I bought the car from that dealership 18 months ago. They did not tell me at the time of purchase about this defect nor about the warranty, rather waited until they could charge me $5100. 00 to replace the transmission and radiator. This is so wrong! Nissan corporate should be ashamed of themselves for not fixing this for free whenever it manifests itself (or before) and dealers can not be allowed to sell cars without disclosing known material defects. Oregon law ors 646. 608 agrees.
Nissan needs to formally recall several vehicles with radiator/ transmission problems. In my case while I was driving my vehicle suddenly came to a stop while I was on the road driving at a speed of 55 mph. My vehicle shut down and I tried to turn on luckily it turned on and began to run again. I pressed on the accelerator it did not run more than 20 mph. I decided to tow my vehicle to a local mechanic to have it diagnosed since I was terrified of it shutting down once again in the middle of the road. My mechanic diagnosed my vehicle and concluded that fluid from the radiator had leaked into the transmission. Nonetheless, he expressed to me that this was nothing new he had seen with these vehicles. He told me that he had fixed a couple in just this last year. According to his past clients Nissan failed to do anything to correct the problem regardless of the potential hazard. I visited the dealer in which I have purchased the vehicle and explain the service man my concern. He clearly told me that my warranty was over and that the lawsuit against Nissan to be reimbursed had ended in 2013. I told him that my vehicle frequently comes to their service center for maintenance and if they were aware of the failure in theses vehicles once they reach their 100,000 miles why did they fail to correct the problem before it occurred. It surprises me that Nissan failed to inform any of its consumers of the problem when it was going through a lawsuit. He then proceeded to tell me that he could not help me and referred me to corporate office. I was told I would be called within two days. I received the call back from Nissan simply telling me my case was reviewed and they could not do anything due to the fact that my warranty is over. Nissan is putting the lives of their consumers in danger and is hiding behind their warranty guidelines to avoid correcting their engineering errors.
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|Coolant Leaking problems||
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