Local mechanic flushed transmission and repaired radiator. Symptom started as small vibration and numerous service attempts could not identify problem. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who determined that the radiator fluid was leaking into the transmission. They indicated it was a common problem with this vehicle where the transmission cooler fails and intakes radiator coolant into the transmission. We offer the right products at the right prices and home shipping when you shop online with AutoZone. The repair shop could have informed me of the problem Nissan was having with the radiator. This transmission unit has been inspected, tested and ready to ship.
The contact stated when traveling at speeds of at least 45 mph, the vehicle would exhibit unusual shaking and hard vibrations. Had transmission flushed and service center did not mention any discoloration of fluid or other problem. Possible consequence high speed collision due to sudden deceleration. It was at night so luckily not much traffic when it occurred. While driving 45 mph, the contact stated that the vehicle would vibrate into the next gear. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnosed that the transmission failed. Burns oil and stalls as well.
Symptom started as small vibration and numerous service attempts could not identify problem. It appeared the vehicle's transmission failed. So it seems that what these consumers need is backing from a legitimate institution or Agency. So I have been reading forums and online sites to get an idea of what the source of the problem maybe. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the transmission and radiator needed to be replaced. Then had no forward motion, engine would rev up, but not move the vehical.
I am sure there would be a basis for a recall. No further information was available. What further concerns me is that they seem to be stuck with their situation and unable to go further. This is obviously a manufacturing or design defect, nothing do with normal wear and tear. This occurred 2 or 3 times.
I was in the Nissan dealership just 1 week prior for an oil change and have had the vehicle serviced at Nissan since it was new. The current mileage was 95,000. Did this however transmission went into limp mode and progressively got worse. They very quickly diagnosed the problem. There are 10 choices for the 2005 Nissan Frontier Transmission Assembly!!! They would not cover the whole bill, even though it is a known defect. The transmission, radiator, and the transmission module needed replacement.
I put my flashers on and was able to coast to an exit. My current vehicle is a Nissan Frontier 2005 but I had the fuel sensor problems on my 2006 Nissan xterra as well. The failure mileage was 94,600. Opened up radiator cap which confirmed this fact, tranny oil floating on top of the engine coolant. This mix ruined the radiator and transmission.
The vehicle was no longer being utilized. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. Made many requests to national Consumer Affairs and totally rejected my concerns. Complaint Number: 10399378 Incident Date: April 15, 2011 Date Added to File: May 6, 2011 Description of the Complaint: Vibration occurred while shifting. . Along with the cost to rebuild the transmission.
My truck as you can see is out of the extended warranty for the radiator and was when I purchased it. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the transmission and radiator needed to be replaced. The 18 wheeler came within inches hitting my rear end. This is a very common problem with these vehicles. I have learned this is an ongoing issue the manufacturer has been aware of for years.