Radiator Problems of Nissan Pathfinder - part 1



Nissan Pathfinder owners have reported 446 problems related to radiator (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Radiator problem of the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder 1
Failure Date: 04/01/2016

Same as many bought 2008 Pathfinder had 65,000 miles one year ago in roanoke va,started missing ,when checking radiator and transmission fluid were were cream like color,paid 104 dollars at maintenance garage to find problem of cracked in radiator part causing to mix. Now need new transmission which my compartment is 3000 dollars,which is ridiculous since this is evidently a common failure which I was not informed of. When spoke with Nissan stated this is all court ordered them to do . . . Sorry for your inconvenience. . I don't have that kind of money,still owe on this vehicle thought I was buying a dependable car,have extended insurance won't pay cause of Nissan extended warranty. . . Think this should have been a recall and consumer notified this is a major car issue and expense. . . . Nissan should be ashamed doing there consumers that way. . Please spread the word. .

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car image   Radiator problem of the 2006 Nissan Pathfinder 2
Failure Date: 03/24/2016

While driving on interstate 25 in south denver, my Pathfinder began to sputter and stall. The engine started to overheat as I pulled into a service station about two miles away. I had it towed to christian brothers auto in parker colorado. A radiator part blew, the engine overheated and was destroyed. The steam from the plastic radiator part also damaged the main computer. It was close to $10,000 for all repairs related to the radiator part failure. Approximately 8,000 miles later, my daughter and I were driving on I-70 near the vail, colorado exit, and the Pathfinder started to jerk violently on the highway going 65mph. I was able to pull over to the side of the road. Scary experience for us both. This happened today, 03/24/2016. Smoke was coming from under the car. I had it towed to avon auto in avon colorado. They said the transmission is damaged, but they did not have time to look into it further. Please call or email me with further questions. 303-726-6211 or l. Fab@comcast. Net.

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car image   Radiator problem of the 2007 Nissan Pathfinder 3
Failure Date: 03/11/2016

The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact heard a popping noise coming from the transmission and the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the transmission sensor failed. The vehicle was taken to another independent mechanic who diagnosed that the radiator coolant was leaking into the transmission. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the warranty had expired. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 129,000. The VIN was unknown.

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car image   Radiator problem of the 2007 Nissan Pathfinder 4
Failure Date: 02/23/2016

Transmission cooler inside the radiator cracked and got coolant in the transmission, causing the transmission to die. We went to turn the car on and it wouldn't start, from there we towed it to a mechanic who told us what had happened.

car image   Radiator problem of the 2007 Nissan Pathfinder 5
Failure Date: 02/16/2016

"takata recall" out of the clear blue I was driving my 2007 Pathfinder and the airbag light came on, I took it to the dealership immediately that day and it passed per service manager louis castillo at baker jackson Nissan in houston texas, 2 days later the light came back on and once again I went to the dealer ship and was told that the sensors and other parts needed to be replaced the cost is $1500. I called Nissan corp and they are refusing to taking responsibility even though they stated all 2007 Pathfinders in other states would be given a 10 year warranty. My truck was also affected with the radiator flulid mixing with the transmission fluid, during the years of 2010-2012 I constantly took my truck to baker jackson Nissan and the service manager then larry just topped off my truck himself and never made a record of it. He kept assuring me that he was saving me money. My transmission failed but because of the mileage in 2012 Nissan was able to deny fixing my transmission via the class action lawsuit. I ended up spending $4800 for a new transmission. In 2010 Nissan convinced me to replace my train for $1600, I never knew it was a recall until today. Another caveat to this mess is that baker jackson changed their computer system and has no record of me replacing my train. I have a bank statement to prove it if necessary.

car image   Radiator problem of the 2007 Nissan Pathfinder 6
Failure Date: 02/08/2016

The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the transmission was defective and caused the vehicle to jerk and lose acceleration while driving. The engine light also illuminated while the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the radiator fluid leaked into the transmission, which caused the transmission to fail. The transmission was not replaced. The manufacturer advised that the extended warranty would not cover the entire cost of the transmission replacement. The failure mileage was 95,000.


car image   Radiator problem of the 2005 Nissan Pathfinder 7
Failure Date: 01/31/2016

Ecm replaced under recall. Radiator/transmission replaced @ 96k miles under "extended warranty. " transmission replaced 2nd time 1 year later. Transmission hoses replaced twice (during same time period). Now - 103k miles - check engine light came vias solenoid valve, bank 2 catalytic converter, & oil pressure sensor switch all need replaced (possibly related to ecm relay issue).

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car image   Radiator problem of the 2006 Nissan Pathfinder 8
Failure Date: 01/28/2016

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. While attempting to complete a left turn, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the radiator hose cracked and leaked fluid into the transmission, which contaminated the transmission. It was diagnosed that a component within the steering column fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 157,000.

car image   Radiator problem of the 2007 Nissan Pathfinder 9
Failure Date: 01/26/2016

The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that the vehicle was being serviced for an oil change, when it was diagnosed that the radiator fluid was leaking into the transmission. The dealer stated that the radiator and the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 124,789. The VIN was not available.

car image   Radiator problem of the 2006 Nissan Pathfinder 10
Failure Date: 12/30/2015

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving approximately 60 mph, all the instrument panel warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle stalled and failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the transmission and radiator were replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.


 
car image   Radiator problem of the 2006 Nissan Pathfinder 11
Failure Date: 12/12/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. The contact stated that while the vehicle was driving on the highway 65 mph the vehicle decelerated. The check engine warning indicator had illuminated. Prior to this failure occurred 3 times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that coolant from the radiator leaked into the transmission which cause the transmission to severely corroded. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 113,000. Kh.

car image   Radiator problem of the 2005 Nissan Pathfinder 12
Failure Date: 12/01/2015

The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving 40 mph, there was an abnormal vibration to the vehicle. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal was depressed and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the radiator fluid leaked into the transmission. The contact was informed that the radiator, transmission, and transmission cooling lines needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 92,000. The VIN was not available.

car image   Radiator problem of the 2006 Nissan Pathfinder 13
Failure Date: 11/03/2015

The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. While driving 40 mph, an abnormal sound emitted from the vehicle. An independent mechanic diagnosed that the transmission fluid was mixing with the engine coolant. As a result, the transmission and radiator needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 126,000.

car image   Radiator problem of the 2005 Nissan Pathfinder 14
Failure Date: 11/03/2015

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.

car image   Radiator problem of the 2006 Nissan Pathfinder 15
Failure Date: 10/29/2015

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.

car image   Radiator problem of the 2005 Nissan Pathfinder 16
Failure Date: 10/29/2015

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.

car image   Radiator problem of the 2007 Nissan Pathfinder 17
Failure Date: 10/04/2015

Coolant aft cross contamination in the transmission and radiator.

car image   Radiator problem of the 2007 Nissan Pathfinder 18
Failure Date: 10/02/2015

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.

car image   Radiator problem of the 2007 Nissan Pathfinder 19
Failure Date: 09/19/2015

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.

car image   Radiator problem of the 2005 Nissan Pathfinder 20
Failure Date: 09/17/2015

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.

car image   Radiator problem of the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder 21
Failure Date: 09/05/2015

At just over 100k miles (101406) my radiator leaked into the transmission and ruined the transmission. Nissan will not cover the repair at all because I am 1406 out of the class action settlement. Speaking with the local dealer they said there was nothing I could have done from the service side to prevent it.

car image   Radiator problem of the 2005 Nissan Pathfinder 22
Failure Date: 08/24/2015

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.

car image   Radiator problem of the 2009 Nissan Pathfinder 23
Failure Date: 08/17/2015

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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car image   Radiator problem of the 2006 Nissan Pathfinder 24
Failure Date: 08/16/2015

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.

car image   Radiator problem of the 2006 Nissan Pathfinder 25
Failure Date: 08/04/2015

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.