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August 19, 2012

NHTSA opens investigation on transmission/radiator problems with the Frontier: received 512 complaints on Frontier, Pathfinder and Xterra

Here’s some info for all of you who have written in about your Pathfinders, and those with Frontiers and Xterras.  A reminder to all Nissan owners, file a complaint with the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) as when they have enough complaints, they will open an investigation.

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Report Date : August 19, 2012 at 09:19 AM
NHTSA Action Number : DP12004
NHTSA Action Number : DP12004 NHTSA Recall Campaign Number : N/A
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
     NISSAN / FRONTIER 2005-2010
     NISSAN / PATHFINDER 2005-2010
     NISSAN / XTERRA 2005-2010
Manufacturer(s) :
Nissan North America, Inc.
Component(s) :
POWER TRAIN
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER
Date Investigation Opened : June 11, 2012
Date Investigation Closed : Open
Summary:
 ODI received a petition requesting investigation of transmission damage attributed to contamination by engine coolant. The source of the contamination is a cracked ATF line that runs through an engine coolant chamber in the radiator. ODI has received (512) five-hundred-twelve consumer complaints between August 2005 to May 2012 regarding transmission problems. A copy of the petition will be placed in the public file. ODI will review its content and related field data to assess whether a safety defect investigation is warranted. Referenced VOQs are listed on a separate page.

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/defect/results.cfm?action_number=DP12004&SearchType=QuickSearch&summary=true

Documents from NHTSA

Petition for Defect Investigation INBC-DP12004-51566

ODI Resume INOA-DP12004-9949

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So when you check the box to request research, the below info comes up… so it looks like there is indeed an investigation that was opened on the Frontier June 11, 2012.

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NHTSA Action Number : DP12004

Make: NISSAN;   Model: FRONTIER
NHTSA Action Number : DP12004
Date Investigation Opened: June 11, 2012
Date Investigation Closed: Open

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The fact that Nissan won’t admit to these problems and issue a recall to Nissan owners, and is forcing owners into a class action lawsuit is disgusting and shows you the kind of company Nissan is.

Read:

Nissan Class Actions and other unsatisfied Nissan Owners

CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST NISSAN RELATING TO RADIATOR AND TRANSMISSION DEFECTS IN CERTAIN VEHICLES

 

This is why you:

DON’T BUY NISSAN

BUY THE COMPETITION

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