Then it was like an internal timer went off and everything went bad all at once. It seems to me that they do not care if they lose customers. Pictures do not even start to describe the traumatic experience that my wife and child went through, but I have attached a couple to give you a glimpse of the severity of the car fire. Can't afford replacement or repair. But increasing grip on the skid pad requires far different engineering than maintaining control over desert whoop-de-doos.
Quote repair beyond value of car. Can't afford replacement or repair. His truck only has 62,000 miles on it and the repair cost is more than the book value of the truck. I didn't check the radiator fluid last night - only the trans fluid - so I am doing some assumption that the radiator is leaking into the tranny. He also stated that I should have received information about an extended warranty shortly after I purchased the truck. .
It was, and still is, chilling to look at the aftermath of our vehicle. I just have one question Nissan!!!! Compared to other people's costs on here it wasn't terrible but still was not fun. I was never told of the recall or that I should bypass the radiator or beware of the problem. The class action lawsuit ended in 2015 and the mileage levels were ridiculously low. While repairing the vehicle, it was discovered that the transmission could not be installed because sections of the subframe were rusted and corroded. Not sure of the cost yet but this matter needs to be address against Nissan. But i think worth a try, considering the alternatives.
So we decided to bypass the oil cooler, completely flush the cooling system and drive it for a few days so that we know for a fact that it could be the head if we see oil come up in the radiator again. I do think the brakes are a little small and the ride height would be awesome if it were just a little higher. So the repair shop just called and he thinks there is no sign of fluid exchange. I will never buy another Nissan due to the way you have treated everyone who has had this issue. The contamination also causes damage to the multi-clutch pack in the transmission.
Do you think that it is a good idea to bypass the oil cooler? As my wife was sitting in the car attempting to contact me to explain the situation, she was thankfully interrupted by a stranger repeatedly honking and driving over towards her vehicle in an aggressive manner. The transmission lines would also be flushed with a cleaner and trans fluid to get the contamination out of there. Thankfully, no injury or accident occured. Our Take on the 2005 Nissan Frontier With the new 2005 Frontier, Nissan adapted the Nismo badge to its off-road packages for both 4x4 and 4x2 models. I will never buy another Nissan due to the way you have treated everyone who has had this issue. Truck has 100,000 mile Nissan extended powertrain warranty.
The shop told me theres no need for a larger one the one thats on there is huge and I should just have them bypass the radiator. I had her call down their tech named chris who stated by doing the bypass we would all be bypassing our coolers unless we purchased and installed another cooler. Unfortunately that's what owners of 2005-2010 Frontiers, Pathfinders, and Xterras have been going through, when radiator coolant leaks into the automatic transmission. My worries about the bypass have been twofold: 1. Haven't taken my vehicles to a technician in many years, much easier to do things on my own. Got a lift to Roblin, Manitoba.
. When the transmission started to slip I had it flushed which at that point did nothing for it. Of note is that I have made this trip with a similar load with the same vehicle for the past 5 years. Nissan was going to charge me 8,500. Scarbs Joined: 28 Jan 2011 Posts: 5 Location: Arizona Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:28 pm Post subject: Tranny bypass and towing Just wanted to share my experience regarding the bypass: After reading nearly all posts on this site and the Frontier site, I finally bypassed the transmission oil cooler in the radiator of my 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. Great on fuel and very comfortable for a truck. They would not cover the whole bill, even though it is a known defect.
I understand normal wear and replacing components and certain mileage intervals, but this is beyond normal wear, this is a design problem that is blind to the owner until it is too late, there are no warning signs until you feel the trans slipping and then its too late. I had to steer my vehicle off the road as the transmission seemed to have slipped into neutral. However, they should have informed me I should replace the radiator at that point because the radiators were failing and would require the transmission be rebuilt. My advice if you currently own an 05'-09' Fronty would be to look up the trans cooler bypass mod and remove the radiator cooler from the transmission fluid circuit. Nissian needs to put a recall on this problem. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start.