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    **NISSAN-NHTSA REJECTS Transmission replacement PETITION**

    NISSAN-NHTSA REJECTS PETITION

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has rejected a petition to demand a transmission recall for 2005-2010 Nissan Pathfinder, Frontier and Xterra vehicles.

    The petition argued that the vehicles are prone to transmission failure due to a breach in the radiator assembly, allowing engine coolant to enter the transmission. Drivers report loss of motive power, hard shifts, vibration and slipping.
    The NHTSA does not dispute the basic allegations regarding the transmission problems. The agency found that many vehicles exhibited engine coolant co-mingled with transmission fluid, eventually causing the clutch linings to delaminate from clutch plates and bands.

    "If not remedied, ultimately the transmission will no longer transmit engine power to the driven wheels and the vehicle will perform as though its transmission is in neutral (i.e., no motive power)," the inquiry observed.

    Despite receiving thousands of complaints likely related to the same issue, the NHTSA does not believe the issue rises to an "unreasonable risk to motor vehicle safety" as defined in federal regulations. Specifically, investigators found the failures to be progressive with many telltale signs of trouble before the degradation reached a level that interfered with safe operation of the vehicle.

    "The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) has opened many defect investigations into engine stalling and / or loss of motive power," the NHTSA concluded. "Factors that support recalls to remedy these conditions include a lack of warning or precursor symptoms to the driver; stalling during power-demand situations such as accelerating or to maintain highway speeds / uphill grades; and an inability to immediately 'restart' or restore mobility to a stranded vehicle."

    Unfortunately for many owners, the agency found that repair costs commonly exceeded $6,000. The report also included a buyer-beware observation, noting that thehigh cost "motivates some owners to sell un-repaired vehicles [without] disclosing [the] co-mingling problem."


    Source: http://www.carprousa.com

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    I think fair suit would have been for the timing chain guide issue on the gen1 Q45s.
    This would suddenly and completely shut down your motor for good with no warning.
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    Good info to have on hard !! Been looking @ used Pathy's from time to time, guess I need to limit my search to just 2011 & 12
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeD View Post
    Good info to have on hard !! Been looking @ used Pathy's from time to time, guess I need to limit my search to just 2011 & 12
    No need to limit yourself.

    Actually this is an easy check.

    - Open the coolant filler cap. If it looks like strawberry milshake froth under the cap then mixing has occured. If its a lot walk away, (if its a tiny tiny amount it can likely be saved, BTW)
    - All 05-09 Pathys , Xterras, Frontiers are at risk but can be immunized against this if it hasnt occured yet. Just buy a new radiator.
    - To be sure also flush transmission fluid.

    As long as this condition has not occured these transmissions are bullletproof. remember they power the original Armada and Titan w/ no complaints (different radiator)
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