Complaint Number: 10315320 Incident Date: May 4, 2009 Date Added to File: March 1, 2010 Description of the Complaint: Transmission failure suv bucks will not drive going down highway unsafe in traffic. An online search led me hundreds of other complaints about the same issue with nissan pathfinders. I was told I had to replace the radiator and hoses, so this would not happen again. Complaint Number: 10354942 Incident Date: August 3, 2010 Date Added to File: September 10, 2010 Description of the Complaint: Vibration in transmission, coolant in transmission oil. He showed me the transmission stick that showed me that radiator fluid mixed in with the transmission fluid.
Transmission suddenly failed on highway. I was driving on rt 62 near my home and was very fortunate not being t-boned as a pulled out,my pathfinder didn't go like it was supposed to, fortunately the oncoming vehicle stopped. The failure and current mileages were 124,128. The approximate failure mileage was 66,889. I have come to find that the transmission is failing due to a defective radiator letting radiator fluid into the transmission. Nissan said they increased the warranty from 60,000 to 80,000 but other than that they have done nothing.
Com, this is a chronic issue impacting all 2005 nissan pathfinder owners. The gear shifting was inconsistent. Happy this did not happen on the interstate or when changing lanes. The contact stated the transmission failed and the vehicle would start to vibrate when driving 55 mph or more. The technician diagnosed that fluid from the radiator had leaked into the transmission and the transmission and radiator would need to be replaced. Complaint Number: 10416760 Incident Date: April 10, 2011 Date Added to File: August 2, 2011 Description of the Complaint: Since april 2011 my 2005 nissan pathfinder started to rattling and vibration under the vehicle.
Reference: date: july 17, 2007. Complaint Number: 10339057 Incident Date: June 7, 2010 Date Added to File: June 18, 2010 Description of the Complaint: 2005 nissan pathfinder. It put many drivers and their families at risk on an accident and to others sharing the highway and roads. Transmission later started to shift irregularly. Caused severe vibration at 40+ mph.
This transmission issue is a defect and is dangerous! Most of the brands out there are scams considering their prices, it's no wonder the car industry is hurting. I had to replace both secondary timing chains and both secondary timing chain tensioners at 61,000 miles. While replacing the transmission fluid the authorized dealer noticed the transmission fluid and radiator fluid were mixing. On june 6th out of the blue as I was driving home from the lake, I felt the shimmy again, immediately backed off the accelerator and then slowly got back into the gas, as I did I felt the transmission slip a little. The vehicle had not been repaired. The solenoid in the transmission jumps offline and once the vehicle is turned off and back on it resets and the vibration continue as you drive.
The approximate failure mileage was 105,000 and the current mileage was 105,704. Since then I replaced the engine due to faulty converters my Murano at bad converters too must be a Nissan problem. I press down the gas pedal to give it more power but it wouldn't accelerate. Get The Word Out About the Transmission Failures Getting the word out may not help you with your particular issue, but you may be able to help others before they experience the same problems. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the radiator failed causing coolant to mix with the transmission fluid. Complaint Number: 10352403 Incident Date: July 18, 2010 Date Added to File: August 27, 2010 Description of the Complaint: My transmission totally went on my 2005 nissan pathfinder. They kept my truck for 12 days while trying to decide if they would offer assistance with fixing my 5 year old vehicle.
About a month later the transmission starts shifting into 4wd by itself and the car won't go anywhere while giving it gas. They replace the radiator and flush the transmission about 4 times. And has now happened again this morning getting on the entrance ramp to the highway. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. Depending upon your specific vehicle, your transmission fluid should be red, though production changes or previous service may mean you have a different color fluid. Defective radiator causes engine coolant to leak into transmission which may fail at any time. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership for a diagnostic test where the contact was informed that the radiator coolant was leaking into the transmission; both the transmission and radiator needed to be replaced.
After much dispair, we decided to trade in our vehicle and took a huge loss on the trade-in value. Nissan will not cover any or all of the repair. I thought nothing about it, until it got worst. The vehicle was totally destroyed, thank god I was alone. The shop states this is a design flaw. It also appears that the number of reported defects is increasing.