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#1188 of 2342 Re: MURRANO FALLS APART [mishelly]
Mar 24, 2006 (12:23 pm)
I'd trade the car in for a 2004 or 2005 Murano- seems like Nissan has cleared out some of the bugs in recent years. As mentioned before in other complaints, your whole dealership experience lies with a competent service technician that can fix the car correctly the first time. The dealer should not have changed the coil packs and plugs, they should reimburse you for the uneccessary expenses (due to their error in diagnosing the problem). In earlier posts it seems like the likely culprit is a throttle position/body sensor. Go through some of the previous messages and print out a few and bring it to the service advisor- your due diligence may help the guy do his job better.
And you are correct, there is no reason why you shouldn't expect a 3 year old car to give you trouble free miles, no matter how small the problems- My 99 Acura CL has never been to the dealer unexpectedly or for anything other than oil changes. I wouldn't mind occasional problems as long as they fixed it right the first time.
Good Luck AKA1
Mar 26, 2006 (3:06 pm)
Have an 05 SL and just received a recall to replace the gas tank. Anybody else get that.
#1191 of 2342 Re: New Recall [creilly28]
Mar 26, 2006 (5:13 pm)
Not yet notified. Everyone, please keep us posted on this recall. Supposed to be for '03-'06's, I think.
#1192 of 2342 Re: New Recall [alanpgh]
Mar 27, 2006 (7:20 am)
I received the recall on Friday right after I put in a full tank of gas. I just spent Sunday driving around to get the tank below a 1/4 tank. I am frankly pissed though. My Murano is practically brand new and now I have to have some second rate mecahnic at Nissan screw around with my tank. I really don't want to be the first either. I will wait and let other Murano owners go through the mechanics learning phase and then when the Nissan mechanics have figured out all the kinks of this recall I will take my car in. They also want to fix the seat belts which sucks because I just put in a baby car seat. So much for great Japanese engineering.
#1193 of 2342 Re: New Recall [murano_owner]
Mar 27, 2006 (8:39 am)
I'm concerned. My recall notice said that
1. Nissan will replace the fuel tank
2. They will install protective plates
3. they will replace the web netting on the rear seat belts.
I just called my Nissan Dealership and they told me that they do not replace the fuel tank but only install the protective plates. I told them that my recall notice said that they replace the tank. Then I asked the guy about the seat belts and they never heard about this recall. This really concerns me. Am I supposed to take this to a dealer that has no clue what they are doing? This is one of those 6 hour jobs that turns into a week because they didn't have all of the parts handy. It is a shame.
Mar 29, 2006 (4:38 pm)
I have not gotten any letter...yet. Dealers can tell you if your vehicle is affected by VIN #..I'll check next month at 20K service (still fine after TPS fixed).
I got under our 05 Murano just now, and yes, the front of the gas tank is exposed (the tank is in front of the rear axle/catalytic coverter area). It is a double can, with the rear drive shaft going down the middle..(right?) I can see how a thrown front tire stone,nail could conceivably perforate if going like a bullet, but...it would be almost a lightning strike chance...looks like a pair of simple plates is all I personally will allow...nobody's removing that tank(s)..it isn't broke, and looks like a big complicated "removal" to me....
I must say, I have never seen a gas tank that far forward (beats the Pinto) or that close to the ground..10 inches, although there are other under-car elements that are lower...such as exhaust piping.
On the seat belt "webbing"...this sounds like another nit-pick, and I can pass on that also. We have some real experts on this site: anybody know how many "incidents" it takes to get a recall? I personally have never heard, on this site, at our dealer or from other owners, of a gas tank getting "holed" from a front tire missile or a rear seat belt letting someone go out the front window. I agree with a wise previous post: I can wait...let the mechanics get real good at tearing cars apart for what, to me, looks like government in action again. Comments? John B
#1195 of 2342 Re: Waiting... [baldwin3] From Homeouner
Mar 29, 2006 (5:18 pm)
Re: "incidents" it takes to get a recall. An article W/ a pict. of a Murano in a mid January issue of the Virginia-Pilot read that the government was opening an investigation after four complaints of road objects puncturing the fuel tank. I suppose with gasoline involved and with the apparent vonerability of the tank, four is enough.