I inspected the front end and could not determine what had gone wrong. Leaking coolant is mixing with transmission fluid through the cooler lines to create a toxic hell stew that irreversibly damages everything around it. Since it was out of warranty I had to pay the entire cost of the repair which was very expensive. Reports of this problem happen as early as 60,000 miles, but the sweet spot appears to be around 110,000 miles. The dealer recommended replacing the axle shaft and associated seal. The vehicle was taken back to an independent mechanic for further diagnostic testing.
Then after a while my 3rd gear stopped working. Click the link below to go through troubleshooting procedure:---- ---- Car will not move when in gear? Why when it is repaired does the new radiator have a different hose connection?? The hard shifting for example, can be the symptom of a failing clutch pack. I would like you to take into consideration of all the consumers who are frustrated by this dilemma, and have no possible alternative. Did you end up changing the transmission or how else was the issue fixed? Radiator looked as though it had been filled with a lime smoothie. The dealer scheduled me in and had it replaced in about 4 hours. The rear differential was replaced. I was told by the service manager that there is a problem with the window regulators in the Xterras and that Nissan does not have a recall or even has a solution to this problem other than having to change the same part over and over.
I braked hard as I thought I had ran over something. The coolant mixed with the transmission fluid and the resulting pressure caused the radiator pressure cap to blow when the engine overheated. I am most respectfully asking your office to launch an immediate investigation about the manufacturer defects that I have listed, and would like Nissan to fully compensate me for the repairs. On March 1, 2004, they replaced the master panel switch and tightend up a wire that was apprarently loose. Repair took a long time because the independent shop would not listen to directions and they left the differential in the locked position.
Considering how much they stood behind their product that I owned, I didn't choose that option. I thought I might have a blown head gasket and took the vehicle to my mechanic, who told me about the issue with Nissan radiator and transmission cross-contamination. The Strawberry Milkshake of Death Ruptured radiator cooler tanks are forcing coolant into the five-speed automatic transmission through the cooler lines. Then the vehicle was non operational and I was stranded 100 miles from home. The failure and current mileages were 85,000.
It has been my personal experience that Nissan has made no offer of assistance for most customers with this problem. The contact stated that while on an incline facing upward and when the vehicle was in drive it will rolled backwards. This means more time at the shop and less time on the road. After replacing the battery something happened to the transmission. ?? If no problems are found, then all necessary surfaces are machined, polished and painted.
He told me to contact Nissan. I'm not only upset at their response; let's not overlook the fact that on the two days my truck failed first time when the tranny blew out on the highway, and the second time when I was on the highway again; and overheated ; I was heading to job obligations I had for private clients of mine. I did receive an undated ¿warrant notification¿ from Nissan North America Inc which did compromise any extended warranty especially if it is a manufacturer defect. Nissan stated that the radiator leaked into the transmission and they would warrenty it if it was under 80,000 miles. And that's just who the Xterra was designed for.
Original was a little worn after 107,000 miles. I have owned two of these trucks and will never own another Nissan product or recommend one. The approximate failure mileage was 66,074. Nccc north carolina consumer council has received a number of complaints from consumers in regards to sudden, catastrophic transmission failures in 2005-2010 Nissan pathfinder, frontier and Xterra vehicles. Successful repair using a non-Nissan replacement carrier. I would try to replace that part first.
I never get from Nissan an advise on this potential failure of my car. I understand this is typical for 2005 Xterras. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the transmission was flushed. I am disgusted that Nissan is aware that there was a faulty radiator, this is not caused by wear and tear. So I'm right about link of the problem to the temperature of engine or transmission. How Nissan didn't provide a recall for this problem is beyond me.
As we all know we buy new cars for their dependability not because we like the payments! I let it sit and cool and started it up again to find that I was able at least drive it to the dealer. After-market warranty is trying to dis-allow claim, citing Nissan's knowledge of this design flaw. Never again will we purchase a Nissan!!! Contacted the attorney genneral's office and they are investigating. I had done flush and change of the oil - no changes. I haven't got a call yet to go and pick up the vehicle yet, but I am curious to know what was the solution to your vehicle! Did it again later changing from one four lane highway to another, this time around 45-50 mph.
The payments have me so strapped for cash that once I get my bills paid there's nothing left for groceries or pet food, much less putting gas in my car! Nissan is trying to ease the pain with extending the warranty however, they make no attempt to contact you about it. The manufacturer issued four technical service bulletins tsbs on the engine and four tsbs on the power train, but there was no remedy to provide a solution. There has to be many of these cars having the same problem if there is a waiting list for the part. Had at dealer at 59k and they said all was fine. . However, it doesn't sound cheap to fix.