Your problems with your Nissan dealership are not unique to Nissan. It is a fact that ALL dealerships hire the majority of their "techs" straight out of school. They have zero experience and can do nothing except follow instructions from a screen. Toyota, Cadillac, Lincoln, Ford, Infiniti, Lexus, VW, BMW, Jeep, all the same. You will only find real experienced mechanics at independent shops. For every bad experience you have had with your Nissan dealership, you can easily find thousands of people with bad experiences with Toyota.
As far as your SMOD issue, that's 100% your fault. Nissan was replacing faulty radiators for a period of time, you said you knew about it a few years ago yet you failed to act.
You knew you had a ticking time bomb but you failed to spare 30 entire minutes out of your super busy life to do the bypass. Your son, apparently too busy with Air Force life, again too busy to spare 30 minutes to do the bypass? I was in the Army, Combat Arms, much tougher than the Air Force that's a fact, I made sure I took the time to take care of the issue.
Maybe it's because the Army instilled me with Discipline to perform Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services on my equipment?
Or maybe it's because the Army instilled me with Integrity to take ownership and not try to blame others?
Or maybe it's because I'm just not lazy?
Anyways, tell your son to get off his ass and do the PMF, thats your best bet.
Don't take it to the mechanic. Your son will never learn to be a man if his daddy is dropping $1000 at a mechanic for something he can do himself for $80.
Last edited by leeleatherwood; 06-21-2019 at 08:20 PM.