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Recall 14V142000

Transmission Oil Cooler Lines Leak

Recall Details

The transmission oil cooler hoses may detach from the cooler and leak. Dealers will install an oil hose repair kit free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The hoses that attach and carry fluid to and from the transmission oil cooler may detach and leak, resulting in transmission malfunction and risk of an accident.

What Should You Do?

Nissan notified owners of affected vehicles starting in May 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Drive Train, March 26, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 26, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
PE13029
Potential Number of Units Affected
3,065
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V142000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Nissan North America (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2013 Pathfinder vehicles manufactured April 18, 2012, through October 3, 2012, and equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). In the affected vehicles, the internal oil cooler (ITOC) hose may detach from the cooler due to inadequate clamping force, allowing transmission fluid to leak.
Consequence
The loss of transmission fluid could cause the transmission to function improperly and the vehicle to stop accelerating, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will install an oil hose repair kit, free of charge. The recall began on May 12, 2014. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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