‘Nightmare Of A Problem,’ Defect Causing Issues For Nissan Owners

A defect has been causing issues for thousands of Nissan owners, but the models in question have never been recalled.

Rich McMurray’s $6,000 problem started with a flashing overdrive light on his 2007 Nissan Xterra. Once he took his car to be checked, he said he realized a “nightmare of a problem.”

McMurray’s transmission was shot. He took the car to several shops and got the same diagnosis: A defect with his radiator had allowed antifreeze to mix with transmission fluid.