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post #1 of 4 Old 09-12-2012, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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Radiator fluit and transmition failure

I don't understand it all the way but supposedly in 2005 to 2011 design xterra cooling fluid mixes with the transmition fluid? How does it happen? Can anyone explain?
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flaw

Its a flaw. Trans coolant line runs through the radiator and splits I think. It's called the pink milkshake. I had to bring my X in for service. Thank god it as still under the 5 year powertrain warranty. They replaced my trans and radiator.
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Jp07 is correct. The basic concept is to use a cooler inside the radiator to cool the tranny fluid. Well the Fluid they were using was eating through the metal and weakened it. After it weakened it enough after r roughly 70K-130K it would mix and coolant would get into the transmission and screw it up. This however is NOT a problem in 2008+ I believe. I think it is only a 2005-2008 Problem. I heard on this forum that Nissan Switched Transmission fluids for those models and it has fixed the problem.
anybody Correct me if im wrong .
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Jp07 is correct. The basic concept is to use a cooler inside the radiator to cool the tranny fluid. Well the Fluid they were using was eating through the metal and weakened it. After it weakened it enough after r roughly 70K-130K it would mix and coolant would get into the transmission and screw it up. This however is NOT a problem in 2008+ I believe. I think it is only a 2005-2008 Problem. I heard on this forum that Nissan Switched Transmission fluids for those models and it has fixed the problem.
anybody Correct me if im wrong .
There is an investigation going on now for the above issues by NHTSA and the years are 2005 to 2010:
http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...on-issues.html

http://ncconsumer.org/Nissan%20Front...%20defect.html

It is critical for anyone who has experienced this to report and file a complaint with NHTSA and so important to report the dangersous situation at the time of the failure, not the cost to repair as NHTSA does recalls due to the danger not the money.

In our case it cost us $6000.00 and several months of waiting for Nissan to get us a replacement tranny. But the really bad part was that we were driving in busy traffic at about 40 with four lanes of both way traffic when our Pathfinder lurched violently forward. My husband managed to get it under control fortunately so we were ok.

Many others have reported having the vehicles just stop in busy traffic, including the interstate. By the way, we do have a Pathfinder, not Exterra but wanted to get the word out about the investigation and how important it is to report and file a complaint with NHTSA. https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/. You can even look up the investigation on the site. Good luck to all of us!
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