2006 Nissan Pathfinder transmission coolant problem. Is there a lawsuit or issue solved by anyone?
I have Nissan Pathfinder 2006, 54,000 miles. About a month ago, March 2011, my car started dragging, kicking, shaking while going at around or b/w 40-60 mph.
All I had to do is to Google "Why my Nissan Shakes" and all there is, 2005-2007 Radiator-Transmission Problem. I never expected this to be a major problem for US consumers until I've read hundreds of complaints on ConsumerAffairs.com and or CarsComplaints.com. There are numerous of websites and thousands of suffered consumers, and I am one of them.
My story began when I was abused by the Kings Nissan, Brooklyn Service Department. I learned that it was a recall on the defected radiators, which might cause a leak into transmission. I learned how worthless my requests might be. I stated to a customer service that I constantly lose radiator coolant and that my transmission started to act strangely.
I didn't want to service my car, but to change my radiator under the extended warranty and flush my transmission just to save my transmission from further damage. Look what happens next, my radiator was never changed neither transmission fluid was ever replaced.
I was extremely disappointed learning that they don't want to do nothing about that but to charge me $126 for a 30 minute transmission fluid "nose smell test" and opening of the radiator top to see if there is any transmission fluid present. The top guy simply said to me, "we don't want to deal with it."
So my question is why to check my car in the first place if you never planned to fix it under warranty. Kings Nissan of Brooklyn, NY didn't want to deal or were not able to diagnose properly the issue on my car. However, the owner at the Kings Nissan stated that if my transmission is going bad they will fix it at my own expense at around $6000.
"Final verdict" at Kings Nissan just before they kicked me out to a street: there is no coolant loss, there is no transmission issue at all and no contamination of the transmission fluid by the coolant. They even wrote on the report that they took it for a ride which was a final lie, because there was a heavy traffic at the Belt Pkwy at that moment.
An issue with my car is still there with only 54000 miles on it. There is heavy Nissan Manufacturing problem that exist on most Nissan Pathfinders that Nissan USA admits and even warrants you free Radiator Replacement. But go and prove a local dealer guy that you have a transmission issue, thats never a case. They would kick you out with a leak issue, but would be happy to help you to change your transmission when it is gone. Then your price would be $6000.
I've seen same messages as mine over an over again, poor people waisting money on their transmissions, being screwed by a local shops authorized by the USA Nissan, pretending they don't know the issue. They know it, but conspiracy it for their own benefit!
If you guys come across my out loud crying for help letter, please let me know what to do and how to act. Nissan USA don't want to do nothing about it to protect us consumers, local guys is screwing on money. Is there anyone anything?
Indeed, this is major Nissan Pathfinder Factory defect that causing Transmission to fail. Someone has to be responsible, why me or us consumers? The full car warranty expired on February and the first transmission kick occurred in March. How pitiful is that?
P.S. And please, read reviews just before you buy your next car or deal with any dealerships.