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I am disputing the value of the vehicle for the following reasons. KBB value is based on a known issue with this model vehicle between 1996 and 2004. To assume that KBB value is accurate negates to consider that the vehicle is part of a massive known recall. These recalls obviously have a negative impact on the value of the vehicle. Vehicle mileage is 133K miles.
My last Certified Pre-owned Nissan that I purchased completed 237 K miles before I opted to junk it. I would expect more than 133K from a Premium vehicle purchased NEW from Nissan.
The value placed on the vehicle negates the cost of recent repairs ($3K within the last year) and lost use due to the vehicle defect. The KBB valuation suggests Nissan is an inferior vehicle compared to the Highlander. Nissan embraces KBB valuation through its Buyback agent.
• Replaced Broken Strut Spring. (Both changed) This is a Recall failure
• Replaced Strut(Front and Back)
• Replaced power Steering part, due to leaking power steering fluid. This is a recall failure.
I opted for these major repairs as a consideration to keep the vehicle additional years.
I believe that it is the interest of all parties that this vehicle be taken off the road. But the incentive to do so, should not rest solely on the owner. Especially when not expecting to purchase a vehicle prematurely. I am asking Nissan share 50% of the burden for repairs completed within the last year. I am being bullied by Nissan's appointed third party company to accept a value to low to purchase another vehicle. Pretty much the a little more than I would get for junking the vehicle.