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I bought a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE ( I believe it's an SE), two weeks ago.
I took it for a test drive before I bought it. and on the last stretch back to the dealer, it revved up to 5000 RPM's and then shifted into gear (bucked). I thought this might have been my doing.
Bought it, and took it to Costco to get gas. It barely made it there and back to the dealer!
I read up on the issue and found the dreaded transmission failure posts about it. Stuck a screwdriver into the radiator overflow, and got milky strawberry shake looking stuff. I went back to the dealer to pick it up. He did a transmission flush and said he and his mechanic drove it 40 miles in one direction and back, then in the opposite direction, no issues. I thought we were fixed. I took the Pathy home and picked up dinner for me, the wife 'n kids and we were going out to the lake to enjoy it when the tach kicked up to 5000 again. We took it back to the dealer the next morning and it's been sitting in their mechanic's shop since.
So, apparently, the Transmission bypass had already been done! So the dealer (at his cost) is going to get a new/replacement transmission. It's supposed to arrive today or tomorrow. I have an additional transmission cooler that I plan to hook up to the stock one so I'll have two transmission coolers. I've heard that heat destroys automatics.
I don't have pictures of it yet, but I plan on posting soon.
We were given the opportunity to go to another vehicle on the lot, but I think we're going to stick with the Pathy!
On the back of the pathfinder, it just has a capital "E" on the back.. so my "S" or "L" must've fallen off.
I've read some posts about the differences of the SE and LE models, and I believe I've got the LE because it's loaded with everything.. Auto-dimming mirrors, heated seats, mag wheels, etc.
I think our paperwork said it was an SE.. so could it still be an SE with options?