In Jan 2011 my 2005 Pathfinder LE didn't blow any heat when idling and just 2 months before that the fuel gauge started acting up funny - tons & tons of these issue on these model have come up recently. Then now my transmission started acting funny, not shifting and down shifting irregular. took it in to get checked and they said it had to be replaced due to some a faulty radiator that had leaked coolant in the tranny. I only have 137K on it & my other car which is an Acura has 305K & no problems with tranny or motor. I was told that i'm out of warranty & it will cast me $7000 to fix this.
my car never over heated or did anything different. the only issue was the one day of shifting funny. does anybody have any experience with this with Nissan Canada people.
on top of that i am dealing with the common fuel level sensor issue.
Someone I know is a mechanic at Nissan dealership & he told me that this has happened because of faulty engineer on Nissan's part & the problem occurs around 110-130K . Even if I get a new rad & tranny it's going to fail again because it a bad part as the tranmission cooler runs through the radiator. When the cooler fails, coolant gets into the transmission and destroys it.
I called Nissan Canada and they said they can't do much about it as I'm outta warranty. I think it a safety issue and a recall must be issued, as the vehicle can stop anytime and cause a crash & might kill some. So Canadian consumers who have 2005 & up pathfinders, Xterra, Frontier, armadas or similar trucks should file a complain with transport Canada, the number to call is 1-800-333-0510, the more complaints they get they'll look it more seriously & make Nissan change their faulty parts. People with higher models trucks who currently have low kms when you past 100k & will be outta warranty you'll get the same issue as it's the same faulty radiator that is used in your trucks too. So pick-up the phone & file a complaint, transport Canada people are very helpful when you call. make sure you have ur VIN # handy when you call.