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Postby NVSteve » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:33 pm

AZ_Path wrote:
NVSteve wrote:From the Nissan Gold Preferred warranty:
Is there a deductible on the Nissan Gold?
Looks like $50. Of course you can take that to zero by paying an extra amount, which looks like it is based on a percentage of the total plan price. If I'm going to do it, it will have to be this weekend. I'll let you know all the details if I decide to go for it.


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Postby NVSteve » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:01 pm

I opted not to get an extended warranty. I might still price some of the used car warranties Nissan offers. As to warrantydirect.com, I hate 'em. You have to give them your contact info just to get a quote emailed. Since I didn't know they had prices through the roof, I obliged. Every single day now, I have had at least 1 message on my phone from them. Anyone, or any company, that is that damned pushy with their sales tactics will never get any of my business.

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Postby SPICOLI » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:37 pm

Good for you!!! :P

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Postby NVSteve » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:49 am

Well, f*** me. When I dropped off my PF for the 30k transmission service, my check engine light was also on (it came on a few days before while in Death Valley). Seems it is a problem with the vent control valve, aka VCV. They supposedly have new parts for this which include a filter. I don't know if an extended warranty would have covered this, but I seem to have this type of luck without fail.

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Postby pawjr74 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:27 am

I bought my 05 new and purchased the 72 month/75k mile warranty for around $1200.

I currently have about 61k miles on it.

I've used the extented warranty for:
1. fuel sending unit @ 42k
2. IPDM @ 44K
3. A/C line that blew @ 46K

(I had a cat go bad at 50k but it was covered under the emissions warranty)

I'd say it has paid for itself.

I'm actually interested in finding out if I can extend it so I can have the warranty for few more years.

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Postby AZ_Path » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:46 am

NVSteve wrote:Well, f*** me. When I dropped off my PF for the 30k transmission service, my check engine light was also on (it came on a few days before while in Death Valley). Seems it is a problem with the vent control valve, aka VCV. They supposedly have new parts for this which include a filter. I don't know if an extended warranty would have covered this, but I seem to have this type of luck without fail.
:cry: Any idea how much the repairs run?

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Postby pawjr74 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:13 am

The dealership doesn't give you the prices of the repairs but I would probably guess by reading some of the threads on here that at minimum the warranty had paid for itself.

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Postby NVSteve » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:35 pm

AZ_Path wrote:
NVSteve wrote:Well, f*** me. When I dropped off my PF for the 30k transmission service, my check engine light was also on (it came on a few days before while in Death Valley). Seems it is a problem with the vent control valve, aka VCV. They supposedly have new parts for this which include a filter. I don't know if an extended warranty would have covered this, but I seem to have this type of luck without fail.
:cry: Any idea how much the repairs run?
It ended up being around $500. I can replace/fix a lot of things, but I just don't have the room to jack mine up to remove the gas tank & do all of the fun underbody stuff. Oh well, it's fixed. This is from the work order:

CKL: CHECK ENGINE LIGHT
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON NO DRIVEABILITY CONCERNS
Installed 14935-JF00A :VALVE ASSY - CO
Installed 14953-ZP80C :FILTER-CANISTER
FOUND CODE P0448 VENT CONTROL VALVE.FOUND VALVE FULL OF DIRT.REPLACED VALVE AND INSTALLED FILTER KIT.CLEARED CODE.LIGHT IS OFF


Full of dirt? I hope this doesn't happen every single time I drive through mud. To top it all off, as I was exiting the PF after getting home, I noticed a bunch of scratches running pretty much the entire length of the vehicle. I won't stop driving off road, so if it gets any worse I'll just have them apply that black bedliner stuff along the bottom 1/4 or so from front to rear.

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Postby 56nomad56 » Sun May 16, 2010 5:42 pm

Just purchased an '08 SE 4x4 w/ 40K miles from CarMax. Added their warranty 4 years 48K miles for $1350. Paid with a credit card. Original owner purchased an extended warranty, but when I called the dealer which originally sold the Pathfinder, they said they wouldn't transfer it unless I could find him and have him sign over the warranty, and provide maintenance records. Not likely to happen.

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Postby myriad46 » Mon May 17, 2010 5:02 am

'05 XE - 55,000 miles - Bought it in '08with 39,000 on it and got a 100k, 84 month warranty for about $1000.

Fuel Sending unit at 45K - a few hundred at least
Sway bar linkage at 50K - $100-$200?
New transmission and radiator from the dreaded failure at 55K, about $4000.

Warranty worth it? You bet your ass it is!!!!


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