A transmission shop has tested the transmission fluid and found glycol contamination from the transmission cooler that has shorted the transmission control module. Dealer has had the car for over 3 weeks at this point. Wasted money on part and no resolution, as they now say I need transmission and radiator. The vehicle was not repaired. Also stated that while driving the vehicle she has had problems with the brake pedal and acceleration pedal.
Service engine soon illuminated car would not accelerate more than 10 mph so my wife pulled into a parking lot and shut the car off. Was stranded on the side of the road and required towing because I could not make the vehicle move forward at all. He also said that I was the third customer complaining this problem on that day alone. I'm beginning to rethink my forth vehicle purchase to not be a Nissan. After tow and diagnosis, dealer found failure in the radiator leaked coolant into transmission and there for failure of tcm transmission control module. Every time I want to start my vehicle I have to replace a 10amp fuse under the hood that will always blow every time I start it. Abnormal burning smell coming from front of car was observed.
Anyone who has a Pathfinder and has already Passed 80,000 miles and hasn't had a transmission failure should do it immediately!!! Also observed erratic engine rpm's at idle from 1000 to 1500 and while coasting. . It would not turn back on when attempted. Obviously, so Nissan wouldn't be held accountable to the quote. I was stopping at a school to drop kids off and turned into a spot and turned off the truck. Later we noticed it started getting longer and it seemed liked it had a hard time shifting gears.
Nissan needs to admit this problem and recall all vehicles with this transmission!. Part purchased and after putting it on Nissan told me that's not what was wrong. As I have found in my research afterwards, there is a widely known manufacturer defect in which engine coolant mixes with transmission fluid. It also happened from time to time while on slow speed but happened most of the time while making turns. Thanks again for plaguing consumers with your ongoing problem since 2005 until now!!! Now the consumers have to foot the bill. As I am studying these side-show characters. If not caught before the 80,000 mile warranty will be extremely expensive to repair!!!! Diagnosis: Coolant had leaked into the transmission from the radiator ruining both.
The failure mileage was approximately 89,000. I contacted Nissan who informed me that there is nothing they can do because they extended the warranty twice to up to 100,000 miles. No previous issues or warning prior as I perform regular maintenance as recommended by dealership - happened suddenly. I instantly got upset because I always take my car in for service to this dealership. I'm fed up with trying to fix a vehicle that I kept maintained with the necessary maintenance checks. Dont want to go in gear when turning and it make this rumbling nose when you driving it. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the repairs would be at his expense.
I did get a recall notice but my vehicle was having no issues at that time, and now at 18 months later my vehicle is toast. Less than a mile out of the dealer, while making turn at the traffic light, the noticeable rumbling happened again. The technician diagnosed that the transmission control module and the radiator needed to be replaced. I have 127000 and only 5 years old vehicle. Based on the lengthy list of similar complaints, Nissan is apparently not too concerned. Looked up issue online, and it is another known Nissan recall; but they limit the amount of miles that you can have to receive any reimbursement. The manufacture was not notified.
The car would not start again and had to be towed. I cant help but wonder what harm would it have been to publish an advisory letter and allow the consumer the right to make repair prior to a complete failure. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed and replaced the radiator, and also flushed the transmission. And no recalls we're being issued. Radiator fluid mixed with my transmission fluid, making the car undriveable. And if that doesn't solve it.
Because of this, warranty was extended to 100,000 mi. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. At one point I was basically stuck in the middle of an intersection due to the lack of acceleration. Diagnostic test found transmission cooler in radiator failed and leaked fluid into transmission damaging transmission control module. After shutting the vehicle off it would not start again.
Thanks Nissan for leaving me without a vehicle and no help to get another one!!! My husband has talked a couple of his co workers into a Nissan also. I have had a 95 sentry, I have a 09 versa, I have talked my mother in law into a Nissan Altima, as well as my step mom. I had to tow it away from the parking lot a couple days later. I can't even trade my vehicle in since it would put me upside down in payments. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. I will never buy a Nissan again.
Have not repaired this problem. After much research it appears to be a known issue for over a year and for Nissan to continue to sell a knowingly defective and unsafe car should illegal. These vehicles are unsafe for the roadways as this problem occurs suddenly and unexpectedly without warning. She made an appointment, arrived early and 5 hours later was told that a sensor needed to be replaced and suggested that she take it to a Nissan dealer as they had equipment specific to Nissan vehicles and her warranty covers the work at any dealership. One problem is starting to lead to another. Once the light turned green I pressed the pedal to accelerate and the truck was slow to respond as if it was in a higher gear to start once it was up to about 20mph it drove decent enough.