Recall roundup: 2013 Nissan Pathfinder image

Nissan has issued a recall for the new Pathfinder generation, because of a problem with its transmission fluid, which may leak.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 3,065 units of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder will be affected by this recall. Owners of these models will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the transmission fluid leak fixed.

“In the affected vehicles, the internal oil cooler (ITOC) hose may detach from the cooler due to inadequate clamping force, allowing transmission fluid to leak. The loss of transmission fluid could cause the transmission to function improperly and the vehicle to stop accelerating, increasing the risk of a crash”, as the NHTSA says in its recall summary of the problem.

The affected Nissan Pathfinder units have been produced between the 18th of April 2012 and the 3rd of October 2012 and all of them have been equipped with the CVT (continuously variable transmission). Owners of these vehicles will be notified by the company and the dealers will install an oil hose repair kit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May, 2014. For more details on the subject, owners can contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at 1-888-327-4236.