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#1 of 2339 Murano Problems
Jan 25, 2003 (11:45 pm)
From reading the Nissan Murano Message Board, I see that many owners are experiencing some problems with rattles, popping noises, etc. If anyone is experiencing these issues (or others) with their Murano please post the problem and solution, if any.
I am experiencing a lot of rattles throughout the vehicle. Front driver's window/door and passengerís rear door rattle, popping sound in the rear of vehicle and dashboard squeaks. Test drove a different Murano and aside from a minor rear noise all was fine. I will be bringing the vehicle back to the dealer so they can look at it and hopefully fix these annoying issues. I will post a follow-up message, hopefully with some solutions so others on the board experiencing the same problems can get them fixed.
#2 of 2339 Nothing up front...
Jan 26, 2003 (7:32 pm)
The only noises I have on mine is the popping sound somewhere behind the front row of seats. Don't know if the problem is in the rear row or all the way in the back. Eight hours at the dealer was unsuccessful at finding it, so it will be going back in sometime this week.
I'm guessing the problem I have with CDs skipping is simply a bad unit, and the dealer agrees and has one on order to swap it out.
#3 of 2339 Murano rattles
Jan 28, 2003 (9:15 pm)
I have an SL-2wd. White, loaded with everything except DVD. It has 2275 miles. There is one apparent rattle coming from the passenger side rear door panel towards the front top of the panel where it meets the shiny black plastic door trim. There is nothing faulty, it's just the two plastics chaffing making a rattle. I put a small rubber shim between the door panel and the door and the rattle stopped. So, I removed the shim and put clear RTV silicone into the space between the door and panel and wiped off excess. It hardened and no more rattle. The silicone can be easily removed if door panel
would ever need to be removed in the future.
#4 of 2339 heron, how would you...
Jan 28, 2003 (9:23 pm)
How would you describe the sound prior to your repair? The sound I'm hearing is a popping or knocking sound, distinctly plastic. To hear it, take the cover off the driver's side rear stowage compartment, revealing the empty stowage cavity. Then tap the bottom of the cavity sharply with your fingernail or a pencil. That's what the sound in mine sounds like, except I can't tell where it is coming from. The sound I hear "pops" just once per bump, so I wouldn't characterize it as a rattle....
#5 of 2339 Nissan Murano: problems and fixes
Jan 29, 2003 (8:26 pm)
gust334: It is more of a plastic popping then a rattle. Try pushing on the top front of the passenger rear door panel lightly and see if it elicits your sound. Use your thumbs. If you had the radio on you could not hear it but if you were trying to have a conversation with a passenger it was apparent. Originally, I thought it was in the front seatbelt retraction mechanism . You could only hear it on bumpy roads, not on the interstate or smooth roads. The clear RTV did the trick. Let me know.
#6 of 2339 Murano Popping Sound
Jan 30, 2003 (5:59 pm)
Picked up my Murano last Thurs. Like it very much after 2 Explorers. Much tighter, quicker and more fun to drive. Have a few rattle problems and that popping sound in the rear when I would go over a bump. Was fiddling with the spare last evening and lifted up on it and it popped loose from the undercoating in the bottom of the wheel well. Did the same around the outside of the spare and it continued to make that popping noise as I pulled up on it. Put some weather stripping under the spare and on the top side of the spare between the Bose unit and the press board cover that goes over the spare and no more pop. Not sure which one fixed it but its gone. Let me know if it helps you.
#7 of 2339 heron/buck80
Jan 30, 2003 (8:51 pm)
heron, thanks for the idea, but it doesn't seem like I can get any noise pushing on that portion of the door trim. I can see a small gap, which is what I presume you filled with the clear RTV.
buck80, I've previously had both the press board cover and the plastic tray completely removed and still had the popping sound. I'll investigate the area around the spare, but my recollection is that when I first got it, I couldn't budge the spare. Thanks for the ideas, I'll try it.
#8 of 2339 murano problems/front suspension
Feb 04, 2003 (12:39 pm)
Our SL AWD has not emitted any rattle (yet) from driving over New York City bumps and potholes. However, the day after we took it last week, we've noticed "clunk" and "bang" noises from the front suspension as we went over potholes and bumps, even at slow speed (5-20MPH). We've owned an '01 Pathfinder SE before, and it never exhibited any of these. We took it to the dealer but with no resolve. I've tried airing-out tire pressures from the prescribed 33psi down to 29psi. That didn't make much difference either. Has anybody experienced this on their Murano?
#9 of 2339 "new purchase"
Mar 13, 2003 (7:32 am)
My lease is coming up at the end of the year. So I pose the question to those who bought the "Murano", would you do it again? It looks good on paper comparing to Passat wagon, Volvo XC70, Highlander, Pilot. Appreciate feed back.
#10 of 2339 Popping noise from the rear
Mar 14, 2003 (8:00 am)
By reclining the rear seats as far back as possible on my Silver FWD SL, the hollow popping sounds (whenever it goes over bumps and pot holes) disappeared from the rear area.
As to the question, would you do it again? Definitely!