Some of you know me and most of you don't. I've taken delivery of my 2009 GTR July 8th, 2008. I've been in the scene for awhile and also painted my car midnight purple 3 from the R34 Skyline.
Since August of last year my car has been back and forth to the dealer with some issues. The first thing that started it all off was P0011. The car would shift harshly into the next gear. Took it in and they replaced my bell housing and a few other things. I got the car back about 3.5 weeks later. October comes around and I put around 1800 miles on it since I got the car back. One night, I was going out, then the problem came back. The same P0011 code. The next morning I drive it back to the dealer. On my way to the dealer I end up losing the odd gears too(P0729). They had for another 4 weeks. Nissan and the warranty company were dicking around trying every scenario possible to fix the car except replace the tranny. They fixed the car and I picked up in beginning of Dec. on a Saturday and drive it home. Monday comes and I decided that I want to drive to work. Guess what, P0011 and P0729 again. Took the car back and they replaced some more parts and put some new caps on the tranny. I've been fighting for a new transmission, but again they don't want to replace it. I get the car back sometime in January 2014. Less than 2,800 miles later while in Las Vegas doing an oil change, the car throws a P0729 code and I lose my even gears. My Friend Mike who's a Master GTR tech at Planet Nissan did a clutch relearn and got the gears back. We drove it around and the even gears went out again. We did that about 3 times. He told me that I can make it back home as long as I don't go into the 6th gear. I drove back home to LA(4hr drive). 3 miles away from home, the even gears go out again, but this time I can go pass 25mph. That was a long 3 miles. I'm glad it happened close to home and not in the middle of no where. Nissan has my car again. The manager and tech have been wanting and fighting the warranty company and Nissan for a new transmission. I hope I get it this time. Btw my car has 92k miles and I have the 100k warranty plan. I have never used any after market ecu tune on my car. The only mods that the car has are an exhaust, and a custom paint job. Nissan has my car listed as heavily modded which is a good laugh. I've been on these forums and heard of people with heavily modded cars than mine that have had their tranny replaced. I just don't know why they're trying to give me a hard time about it. The data was sent to Nissan 2 days ago.
Model Year (US Assumed, Specify if global)
Relevant ECM/TCM Code(s)
P0729 - second failure!
Long story short: From August 2013 -January 2014, my car has been at the dealer a for 13 weeks(2-5 weeks at a time). The code that started it all was P0011(intake valve timing bank ) then the P0729. I have the 100k extended warranty, but dealing with the warranty company and Nissan is a big headache.
Symptoms of failure
Lost 2, 4, & 6 the first time
Lost 1,3,5 and R - limp mode over the weekend
Approx ODO at time of failure
What were you doing at time of failure:
Just changed all the fluids and took it out for a spin around the block
Mods at time of failure
Never flashed ECU other than what was recalled by Nissan
Track use pre-failure (miles or XX minute sessions or track days, # launches on lc version X, etc)
Warranty filed? Date (mm/yy) Approved?
August 1st, 2013 - January 2014 Yes,
May 20th, 2014 - The car is currently at the dealer waiting and hoping to get a new transmission, This will be my 4th time taking it in to be fixed. The warranty company and Nissan will exhaust evert single resource to NOT replace the tranny which wastes time and money. They better replace it this time.
After all the possible steps that the Nissan techs told the GTR Master tech should do, they finally came to the conclusion that the transmission needs to be replaced. Now that Nissan is on board, they're going to send out an engineer to get the data from the car and see what else needs to be replaced. Once they do that, it has to be submitted to the warranty company for approval.
The Security Plus warranty company is denying the claim. They said that I modded my TCM. I call bullshit on this, because I have never used a Cobb APor any other device on my car or had anyone run it. They only thing that was done was on TCM were clutch relearns. I'm getting so annoyed with them now. Universal is going call Nissan NA in the morning to see if they can somehow override the claim. The warranty can't even prove that the car has been changed. They're only going off of what was written down and not the actual data.
Edited by illpayne, 31 May 2014 - 09:23 AM.