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    2013 Nissan Pathfinder Shuddering, Losing Power

    2013 Nissan Pathfinder Shuddering, Losing PowerJason Siu | May 30, 9:32 AM Add a Comment




    Owners of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) are reporting issues with their new crossovers described as “shuddering” and a sudden loss of power.
    Some owners have taken their vehicles back to their dealerships with one mechanic’s report saying the vehicle was hesitant upon acceleration from a stop. The Japanese automaker has been contacted in regards to the issue and hopes to have a fix in June.
    Currently, Nissan is telling owners that the vehicle is safe to drive, but owners experiencing the issues disagree. Some owners are so concerned that they’re negotiating a buyback with their dealerships, which is understandable considering some have fewer than 1,000 miles before exhibiting the problems.
    The shuddering sensation is being described by some forum members as “driving over a rumble strip” and typically occurs between 20 to 40 mph and the power loss lasts for three to four seconds.

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    Well that's not good. Almost sounds like Nissan knows about the issue and its cause, if they plan to have a fix in June.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_TX View Post
    Well that's not good. Almost sounds like Nissan knows about the issue and its cause, if they plan to have a fix in June.
    I have 2013 with 9000 miles. I have yet to see the issue. We bought the car in January. I explect that this will be apart of the recall if there ends up being one. Tat said, I watched the news report on this. The fact that Nissan has a fix and she still wants to sell her car back to Nissan is just about a woman that wants her 15 minutes of fame. Nissan are going to fix it! Quit your *****in lady!
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    Never good when consumers become lab rats. They seem to rush redesigns to market too quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by montyz81 View Post
    I have 2013 with 9000 miles. I have yet to see the issue. We bought the car in January. I explect that this will be apart of the recall if there ends up being one. Tat said, I watched the news report on this. The fact that Nissan has a fix and she still wants to sell her car back to Nissan is just about a woman that wants her 15 minutes of fame. Nissan are going to fix it! Quit your *****in lady!
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    Quote Originally Posted by montyz81 View Post
    The fact that Nissan has a fix and she still wants to sell her car back to Nissan is just about a woman that wants her 15 minutes of fame. Nissan are going to fix it! Quit your *****in lady!
    Or, she has decided (post purchase) she really wanted something else and now expects to get a "refund" from Nissan so she can go try something else.
    There is a whole segment of society out there these days that have a Wal-mart mentality about every purchase. We even see it at the shelter, people adopt a dog, then return it in a few days or a week & get pissed when we refuse to refund their $$ or let them go pick out another dog - imbecils
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeD View Post
    Or, she has decided (post purchase) she really wanted something else and now expects to get a "refund" from Nissan so she can go try something else.
    There is a whole segment of society out there these days that have a Wal-mart mentality about every purchase. We even see it at the shelter, people adopt a dog, then return it in a few days or a week & get pissed when we refuse to refund their $$ or let them go pick out another dog - imbecils
    This is completely true. At the same time cars have become unrealistically expensive for average Joe. You have to expect more for a necessity. This lady is not wrong. However the problem will be fixed and patience will be to her benefit. But I do get the fact that she believes she bought a lemon if there is no current fix. Basic drivability problems should not exist in a 40+k purchase or even much less, these days. Nissan will pay a huge price for this problem. They are already mid-pack in problems. No one in their right mind is buying one of these until they fix the problem.

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    2013 Pathfinder cvt problem

    Do you own a 2013 Pathfinder with cvt Problem? I just bought my 2013 Pathfinder with less 1500 miles on it and it's so annoying with the shudder/jerking problem from a stop and go traffic. All I want is the problem to be fixed but was told by the dealer that it's normal for a CVT to be like that. I can tell you that it's not normal for a brand new $35k vehicle to have any problems. My dad Rogue & aunt Murano don't have that problem with their car. They all have CVT transmission. I even consider trading in my SUV if they don't have a fix for it. Never buy a CVT vehicle again. I understand why the lady wants Nissan to buy her Pathfinder back but if Nissan comes out with a fix then the Pathfinder is a really nice looking SUV among its class. Nissan's going to send an engineer out to check my SUV & hopefully they can fix it. That's all I hope for get the shudder/jerking fix.



    Quote Originally Posted by MikeD View Post
    Or, she has decided (post purchase) she really wanted something else and now expects to get a "refund" from Nissan so she can go try something else.
    There is a whole segment of society out there these days that have a Wal-mart mentality about every purchase. We even see it at the shelter, people adopt a dog, then return it in a few days or a week & get pissed when we refuse to refund their $$ or let them go pick out another dog - imbecils

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    http://www.leftlanenews.com/nhtsa-in...ion-fault.html

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    NHTSA investigating Nissan Pathfinder, Infiniti JX35 over transmission fault

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    Tuesday, Sep 3rd, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

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    Federal regulators are probing Nissan's Pathfinder and Infiniti JX35 SUV models from the 2013 model year over a potential fault with the utility vehicles' transmission lines.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation on Monday into the Pathfinder and JX35 after receiving complaints alleging that the utility vehicles' transmission cooler line connector failed. The Pathfinder and JX35 are built on the same platform.


    Owners told the NHTSA that the failed line connector caused a sudden loss of power from the transmission.

    At this time it's unclear if any accidents or injuries have been caused by the defect.

    Nissan spokesman Steve Yaeger told Reuters that the automaker is aware of the investigation and is fully cooperating. Yaeger added that Nissan is currently working on a solution to fix the problem.

    No recall has yet been issued, but one could e forthcoming. A potential recall would cover about 110,000 vehicles.





    Read more at http://www.leftlanenews.com/nhtsa-in...2TOSDcAs5Bk.99

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    I'd like to see a resolution to this. Nissan has gone very tech-heavy in this current generation of vehicles. CVT hiccups and Intouch problems with the Q50 will hopefully be a thing of the past soon.

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    2013 pathfinder issues

    My 2013 pathfinder had the transmission replaced at 3000 miles and was in the shop for 25+ days. A few months later the problem, feeling like the transmission was skipping returned , the computer was re-booted and I was assured this would fix the problem , issue returned, today Nissan informed me the transmission needs to be replaced for a second time . I have no confidence in this vehicle , and I don't believe the new transmission will solve it anymore than the first one did. This will be their 3rd try with the same issue . The "lemon law" will take affect and I will take advantage of it. My dealer has been great about servicing it just can't fix it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cbonica View Post
    My 2013 pathfinder had the transmission replaced at 3000 miles and was in the shop for 25+ days. A few months later the problem, feeling like the transmission was skipping returned , the computer was re-booted and I was assured this would fix the problem , issue returned, today Nissan informed me the transmission needs to be replaced for a second time . I have no confidence in this vehicle , and I don't believe the new transmission will solve it anymore than the first one did. This will be their 3rd try with the same issue . The "lemon law" will take affect and I will take advantage of it. My dealer has been great about servicing it just can't fix it .
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    Sorry to hear about your tranny problems. Hopefully this time they'll get it right. Either way, be sure and let us know how it comes out.
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    The Pathfinder just dropped to below-average in predicted reliability as per Consumer Reports. It was above-average for several years, so presumably the 2013 didn't do too well.

    The Altima suffered the same fate.

    Nissan:



    Hey, at least the Honda Accord also got the infamous black dot, and was un-recommended for being below-average.

    And they pulled recommendation for 3 Toyotas, including the Camry, for doing poorly in the IIHS small-overlap test.

    Japan is leaving the door wide open for Detroit and Ze Germans, I tell ya.

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    Was looking at the new Pathy's today while getting the oil changed on the M, kinda disappointed

    Looks like a Murano on steriods inside & out - yet another crossover / soccer mom mobile in an already over crowded segment.
    That leaves the Xterra (too small) and the Armada (too big) as the only truck based SUV's in the line-up.

    Guess I need to look elsewhere or try to find a gently used old platform Pathy.
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    It's designed to be a mega-Murano this time. What's disappointing is that quality has gone down versus both the Murano and the old Pathfinder.

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    Just keep rushing these cars to market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indemand View Post
    Just keep rushing these cars to market.
    They've certainly thrown quality out the window.

    It's funny, do you guys remember 3 years ago when we were all like, "Oh noes! Daimler and Nissan working together? That means unreliable Mercedes parts in our Infinitis and the Z!"

    It's turning out to be the other way around.

    Daimler may want to ditch Nissan, or just completely take over and use their German parts for everything. Such is the sheer volume of half-bake coming out of Nissan's new stuff now.

    Those up-to 2012 Altimas, Pathfinders and Gs, and Ms (well, up to 2015 for the G37 and higher for the M/Q70) are going to command a premium on the used market. They may have been the last cars built to the traditional Nissan standard that I have known and loved.

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