I would have rather spent 800. The transmission does shift from park to neutral to reverse and then drive but once in drive it stays in a lower gear like 1st. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. It has great cargo room. They are a little more money than the cheaper ones but are very well regarded. This being said, I love my Xterra so much that I chose to pay to fix it. Took it in, described the issue, transmission fluid mixing with antifreeze.
Honestly, thats most likely what I will do before next summer. Now, Nissan is no longer assisting owners with the failure even though it is still caused by the design failure of the radiator and not any action by the owner. Upon further investigation I am one of many that have complained about this and Nissan has yet to recall this issue. I would want this done at the same time. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the transmission and radiator needed to be replaced.
. Looking at replacing the radiator, possible transmission! I was lucky to be at a red light and not driving on the interstate. Fortunately my transmission failure occurred slowly and the radiator failure was catastrophic so the vechicle could not be driven. The vehicle was coasted to the side of the road and towed to an independent mechanic. I thought that Nissan was a great product on to find out I got screwed. Not an auto repair expert? Truck had no power to it.
He was presented with a 8100. Smiths Falls Nissan was amazing with me and gave me a rental for the 3 weeks it took due to holiday period it would take longer to fix. They act like it is no big deal. After looking up because I've never heard of this happening, there are a lot of nissans this is happening to over 90000 miles. The warranty extension also meant Nissan could avoid a recall.
A host of packages are also available that allow upgrades like satellite radio and step rails. I cant wait to get back on the road and drive because the Nissan really is a nice comfortable vehicle to drive. All seemed ok for 2 weeks. . Feel free to disagree, but do so respectfully. Exactly the same as described. I've had other vehicles that have had tranny overheating issues on those roads in the past and it is scary to be in the middle of nowhere with vehicle problems.
As I have said before, I am running just the external cooler and my transmission never gets overheated. Not only does the radiator stop cooling the transmission, but the resulting slurry of coolant and transmission fluid eats valves, erodes seals and speeds up corrosion. I then noticed that the check engine light came on. The highest I have seen is 210 in stop and go traffic. In December of 2017 I had to have the Thermostat replaced. Also, I previously had a 2wd X and did the bypass and added an external aftermarket cooler which I mounted in front of the radiator, behind the grill. Failure was preventable with a fairly simple by pass of the transmission cooler or a replacement of the radiator to a redesigned version Nissan issued in 2010.
But at least that is another 500. I agree with what someone else said, the radiator deal is mostly for warming the fluid in winter. A second offense will result in a ban. We took the vehicle to a repair shop and they checked the engine code and they said it was a transmission issue and that we needed to take it to a transmission shop. I drive like a grandpa in the city and don't do 100 mph on the interstate, modest offroading , and I've never done better than 13 mpg in the city. Then 10 minutes or so goes by and a minivan comes around the curve and had to lock his brakes up to keep from running into me.
Cross contamination of the antifreeze and the transmission. But I truly like it and only drive a few miles a day. Now driving with fingers crossed we caught it in time to save the transmission. The Warning Signs of Transmission Failure Some articles online claim that being aware of the proper warning signs may help prevent your Nissan from needing a rebuilt transmission. By the time I was alerted due to a sound like I was driving on gridlines, it was too late.
Xterra handles like a champ and gives a person a sense of safety and security. Also had my fuel sending unit replaced at my cost, there was a recall for that but Nissan told me 2005 wasn't included, waiting for a regional rep to call me back. Even though I put my flasher on traffic was very heavy and it was truly unsafe for not only myself but my passengers and those cars behind me that had to suddenly slow down because of my mechanical transmission failure. Until coolant leaked into the transmission. Have any Pathfinders after the 2006 or 2007 model been affected yet? While driving 30 mph, the vehicle failed to shift into third gear and the vehicle decelerated. Problem went on for months, no one had any idea what was going on.