Car Problem Reports
Nissan Pathfinder Radiator fails and dumps coolant into transmission fluid destroying the transmission
Nissan Pathfinder Problem
Drive Trains Affected: 2WD, 4WD
Average Mileage: 115,333 mi (88,000 mi - 170,000 mi)
This is happening to thousands of mostly 05 and 06 pathfinders. Nissan denies the problem as it usually occurs after the 80,000 mile warranty period. If your transmission still has bright red transmission fluid get it to a garage quick and request that they add a transmission cooler and eliminate the cooling loop thru the radiator. If your transmission fluid is pink then just go ahead and have the transmission rebuilt and a cooler installed. Nissan will charge you up to 6,000 for this job so go to your local transmission shop instead. Google pathfinder problems and join the list of people ripped off by Nissan, never buy another nissan product and join the class action suit against Nissan. They installed a defective radiator in these cars and refuse to take responsibility for it.
Visitor, 2006 Nissan Pathfinder, 4WD, 88,000 mi
Had to put 3400 dollars in for a rebuilt transmission last year at 88,000 and just learned my radiator is spilling crap into this new one. Just passed my 100,00 mile mark. Single mother that has just recently been laid off.
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Pathfinder, 2WD, 170,000 mi
I have had to have mine rebuilt.