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I thought I was doing a great deed as we're expecting a baby in June and decided to splash and get her a nice new car she feels safe in. so a week before christmas, spurred on by the ability to deal, I traded my great VW Touareg for the new 2013 Pathfinder.

4 days into the experience, she breaks down with 3 kids on board, and calls Nissan who promptly arranged a tow truck. I did the necessary and left work to meet her, she took our second car onto her destination albeit 1hr late. The coolant hose had come loose and needed replacing, was all I was told.

The garage changed the hose and replaced the fluids and they said you're good to go.

3 days later, we mentioned the car is making a noise and doesn't seem to have the necessary power it had before the incident. Give it a few days, we were told. So on Jan 2nd 2013, we brought our new 2013 Pathfinder, with less than 200 miles on the clock to the dealership. The same day, we were told that the radiators, hoses, gaskets and transmission would need to be replaced.

Thats over 4 weeks ago and several Enterprise Nissan rentals, and we're still no closer to get the parts needed.

Every other day, Nissan Corporate call to ask has the garage called, we ask, have they got the parts then. To which the woman always say no, but I just wanted to check... maybe I'm missing something...

Anyway, they are a good bunch of people, just not very focused on customer service. I'm at the point of either asking for a full car replacement or my money back.. I would rather have bought a Ford( no I wouldn't), I mean a Honda or Kia..

I mean i'm buying a $45000 car and yet I am don;t seem to care to Nissan or the dealership since i've already paid and got the car (of sorts).

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Stormy
West Monroe, Louisiana, United States #741511
I agree I have brought a 2014 pathfinder and I don't even have 3000 miles done had a new transmission put in and still have problems I will never buy another nissan
Adam
Dallas, Texas, United States #734714
INTERMITTENT TRANSMISSION SHUDDER RANGING FROM MILD TO VIOLENT WITH ACCOMPANYING DECREASE OF POWER. SHUDDER PRIMARILY OCCURS AT LOW SPEED IN THE 20-40 MPH RANGE BUT HAS ALSO OCCURRED AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS WHEN TRANSMISSION IS NOT SHIFTING. SHUDDER SEEMS TO BE CAUSED BY A VARIETY OF VARIABLES INCLUDING SPEED AND DEGREE OF INCLINATION OF THE ROAD. LOSS OF POWER HAS OCCURRED IN POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS PASSING SITUATIONS

Link: http://www.carcomplaints.com/Nissan/Pathfinder/2013/
Adam
Dallas, Texas, United States #734707
I took my 2013 Pathfinder in since I was having issues with the acceleration in a stop & go scenario...which happens lots when you're in traffic. Especially when you're coasting and all of sudden you accelerate to speed up to keep up with the traffic. Come to find out, the Dealership advised me that the Transmission will need to be replaced to correct my issue.

But, I do love my Pathfinder...if it wasn't for the Transmission issue it would be perfect! :)
Oh Well
#734482
My 2013 Nissan Pathfinder died with 6000 miles on it. While driving home from vacation the rpm's started to go up but the car was slowing down. We were on the highway at night with children in the car. As we pulled onto the shoulder we looked for a safer place to stop. A deer carcass was in our path and we had no choice but run it over. Got towed and rented a car to get home. Now our car is 300 miles away which should make it easy to check on it's progress...NOT. I am trying to get it shipped up to our dealer but I am not having any luck yet. Oh well...we are safe and it's only a car! It will be fixed and we will go on. Life is too short to get hung up or ticked off about car issues. It's part of life these days.
Liz
#734323
I had the same problems and I'm looking for a class action suit for this, is there one? I've had the CVT adjusted, replaced the torque converter and the transmission. Had 2 rental cars for a total of a month. Been told I had to pay the "cleaning fee" for these cars as I have pets that I would be carrying around in my Nissan! The Nissan people have been VERY rude. I for one will NEVER buy another Nissan product, and neiter will a lot of people who have heard my story and looked up Nissan on line! Liz Johnson
Nesa
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia #704995
You need to learn to drive a manuale. I have one and have not had an issue with any thing.Its is 100 time better than GM product that i had. I wouldn't buy a GM or ford.
Buy American
#703942
Get used to it. Nissan like many Japanese car manufacturers cannot admit they have a problem (remember Toyota's brake issues?) The will try and deny the issue and when finally pushed with a class action law suit they will do a warranty extension rather than a much more expensive and extensive recall. We are in an argument over a 2005 Xterra currently with the infamous transission / radiator failure. The extended warranty calls for a 2500 owner co-payment and the dealership wants $2800 because extra flushes were required to get glycol out of the lines. Nissan warranty does the minimum - not make it right. Avoid these vehicles snd this manufacturer! :sigh
Anonymous
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States #697008
I had my 2013 Pathfinder for less than a month and experienced a hesitation / stall of the transmission at least a dozen times. Seemed to happen most frequently when I was at a stop on a slight incline but would also happen going down highway. When I would press the gas pedal the transmission would not engage. I would have to take my foot off gas and then try again. Took into dealer (less than 1000 miles on it) and dealer said they couldn't recreate the issue. I told them I was not surprised that but that THERE WAS SOMETHING TERRIBLY WRONG with the transmission. Service guy said they called Nissan and was told it was a computer software update and that should fix it. It happened again within 3 days and has occurred at least half dozen times since. I will be taking back to dealer and telling them to do their homework. I am not the only one having issues. Read on a blog that it was a bad torque converter so will have to check on that.
Regina
to Anonymous Reno, Nevada, United States #697450
My previous post is listed below regina2662 ... I had the exact same problem and after fighting with them for months they replaced the transmission... My car was in the shop for a total of 6weeks and it wasn't until I demanded them to keep the car there and have the manager keep trying till it did it that they did anything... After that it tested for a bad transmission.... Good luck
Anonymous
to Anonymous Edmonton, Alberta, Canada #701391
I have had similar problems since day one with my 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Ltd. The problems occur intermittently. With the vehicle stopped, I will step on the accelerator. There is a delay of several seconds before the vehicle will move. This situation is dangerous when pulling into traffic or making a left turn at a busy intersection. At other times, the vehicle would be slowing down to the intersection when it loses power. I'll step on the accelerator and the Tachometer is frozen at 600 RPM. After a few seconds of this, the vehicle is back to normal.
I have noted the problems to the dealer at every service. They tell me they reprogrammed the transmission. Since the last service, the symptoms are not as prevalent.
The vehicle has less than 23,000 KM on it and I'm considering replacing it with a Mitsubishi Outlander.

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