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#1654 of 2342 Screeching noise from Breaks
Nov 20, 2006 (8:15 pm)
I am leasing a new 2006 Murano-SL since Aug'06. Ever since I took delivery, I am experiencing a screeching noise while breaking during reversing. I took it to the dealer thrice but he says he can not find the noise and can not duplicate it. The service manager said such noise is normal when the engine is cool - when I take it out of garage in the morning. However, I am experiencing it all the day. As the dealer is not of much help, I have called the Nissan consumer affairs 1800 line and complained. They said a " regional specialist " will look into it. One week passed but no reply / update from the regional specialist. I called again and this time he said the complaint is being investigated into but could not commit any time frame within which they can address the problem. I think they are soft peddling the issue and trying to make me forget the same. It is very frustrating indeed. It is embarrassing to have that horrible sound whenever I reverse the vehicle. While I continue to press Nissan for a solution, I would really appreciate it very much if any one can let me know if they have experienced this problem and if so what could be a good solution? I will be thankful if you can help me as to how to effectively counter Nissan's stone walling attitude on this issue.
#1655 of 2342 Re: Screeching noise from Breaks [kvedula]
Nov 20, 2006 (8:19 pm)
I don't recall reading any posts in these forums about that kind of problem, especially on the 2005 + Murano.
Does the sound start as soon as you apply pressure to the brake pedal, or could it be from the transmission
#1656 of 2342 Re: Screeching noise from Breaks [kvedula]
Nov 20, 2006 (8:25 pm)
I have a 2003 and that problem started ~ 60000 miles. Occurs when backing up and the brakes applied, no noise when only backing up. Dealer attributes this to "glaze", not driving enough and using brakes hard vs. lighly. When I dive the car long distance w/ alot of hard braking, turns, etc., the problems resolves for awhile. Moist air/rain seems to make it a little worse. New car I'd have them replace the shoes and replace the rotors.
#1657 of 2342 Re: Screeching noise from Breaks [terry92270]
Nov 21, 2006 (8:09 pm)
Thanks for your reply. The noise comes as soon as break and is not there if I reverse and do not break.
#1658 of 2342 Re: Screeching noise from Breaks [kvedula]
Nov 21, 2006 (8:43 pm)
Then I would say fhrabetin might have something worth looking into....
#1659 of 2342 Screeching noise from Breaks by kvedula
Nov 23, 2006 (6:39 pm)
Sounds just like the problem I am experiencing with my 2006 Murano SL. Bought the car in August and immediately began to experience the high pitch squeal when "Only backing up". Did not have any problem braking when going forward. The problem initially occurred in the morning after the SUV sat overnight (vehicle is garaged when not on the road). Took it back to the dealer where I purchased and the service manager said it "was normal". I indicated that I have a friend that recently purchased the same model murano in March this year and her vehicle has yet to exhibit the squeal. The dealer did replace the brake pads and resurface the rotors at 1,200 miles. The next morning the same squeal was heard again. Thinking that the pads had to be "broken in" we waited until 2,500 miles to see if the condition disappeared. Not on your life.. unhappy with the squeal I took it back to the dealer and again they said it was a normal condition. The service manager said he also was driving a murano SL the exhibited the same squeal and said it was normal. They did nothing to the vehicle, which they had all day because the could not duplicate the problem. I have gone to another dealer in my home town and they indicated they would look at the problem. We left the car overnight at the dealership and they were able to duplicate the problem. They put on a another set of brake pads and re-surfaced the rotors. So far so good. The squeal has not re-occured since the second set of brake pads were installed. Don't let up on trying to get this issue resolved. It is not normal to have such a loud squeal that the neighbors are asking if there is something seriously wrong with the car.
#1660 of 2342 Re: Throttle or Transmission Problem [vprial]
Nov 24, 2006 (4:09 pm)
On Thanksgiving Day (2006) my 2003 Nissan Murano would not move. I had it towed to the dealer and was told this morning that I needed a new transmission that would cost over $5900! They had no explanation to why I had transmission failure and that it would not be covered because my warranty had expired. I am sitting at 68,000 miles and do not know why I need a new transmission. I wanted to know if you made any headway with the Nissan Corporation. I plan to call them on Monday (office was closed today - 11/24/06). I also read that there was a recall because the panel light may have displayed the incorrect gear position. Of course the service department did not know anything about that. Please let me know what Nissan did about your particular situation.
#1661 of 2342 2003 NIssan Murano Transmission Failure
Nov 24, 2006 (4:40 pm)
My Nissan Murano suffered a transmission failure (under 70,000 miles)which could result in a $5900 fee to fix. How can we find out how many other people are having the same issue. I am still paying for this vehicle and find it hard to believe that I have to pay such a substantial amount of money. I believe Nissan should cover a large amount of this cost.
#1662 of 2342 Re: Throttle or Transmission Problem [cpurnell]
Nov 24, 2006 (4:47 pm)
NHTSA Recall Campaign Number: 03V123000
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
Details: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE NUT THAT ATTACHES THE TRANSMISSION GEAR SELECTOR SHAFT TO THE CONTROL VALVE LEVER IN THE TRANSMISSION MAY NOT BE ADEQUATELY TIGHTENED. THIS COULD RESULT IN THE TRANSMISSION NOT ACTUALLY BEING IN THE GEAR INDICATED BY THE GEAR SELECTOR LEVER. IN ADDITION, THE TRANSMISSION POSITION DISPLAY IN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL MAY NOT BE ON OR MAY BE INCORRECT.
Consequence: IF THE GEAR DISPLAYED IS DIFFERENT FROM THE GEAR ENGAGED, THIS COULD RESULT IN UNEXPECTED VEHICLE MOVEMENT AND A CRASH.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL CHECK THE AFFECTED NUT IN THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER LINKAGE, AND TIGHTEN IT IF NECESSARY. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 15, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.
Units Potentially Affected: 128
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Date added to NHTSA datbase: 04/02/2003
NHTSA Recall Campaign Number: 03V455000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Details: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE CIRCUIT BOARD FOR THE CRANK POSITION SENSOR OR CAM POSITION SENSOR MAY HAVE AN IMPROPER SOLDER JOINT DUE TO SOLDER DEFORMATION CAUSED BY HEAT STRESS ACCELERATED BY THE EXISTENCE OF FLUX RESIDUE DURING THE SOLDERING PROCESS.
Consequence: THIS COULD CAUSE THE "SERVICE ENGINE SOON" WARNING LIGHT TO COME ON, CREATE A NO START CONDITION, CAUSE REDUCED ENGINE POWER, OR CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STOP RUNNING WITHOUT WARNING DURING VEHICLE OPERATION, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE T
HE CRANK POSITION SENSORS. CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR(S), AND IN SOME CASES, THE VARIABLE TIMING CONTROL SENSOR(S). VEHICLES INVOLVED IN A PREVIOUS RECALL CAMPAIGN, 01V357, ARE ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS NEW CAMPAIGN. THE REPLACEMENT SENSORS USED IN THAT CAMPAIGN ARE ALSO AFFECTED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON DECEMBER 22, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261 OR INFINITI AT 1-800-662-6200.
Units Potentially Affected: 630000
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Date added to NHTSA datbase: 11/19/2003
NHTSA Recall Campaign Number: 05V319000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
Details: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT A WIRE BREAKING INSIDE THE ALTERNATOR COULD STOP THE BATTERY FROM CHARGING.
Consequence: IF THIS HAPPENS, THE CHARGER WARNING AND BRAKE WARNING LAMPS WILL IMMEDIATELY COME ON AND THE BATTERY WILL BEGIN TO DISCHARGE. AFTER A SHORT TIME, THE ENGINE WILL GO INTO A "FALL SAFE" CONDITION WHICH WILL LIMIT VEHICLE SPEED. THE ENGINE WILL STOP RUNNING WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE ALTERNATOR WITH A NEW VERSION WHICH HAS BEEN MODIFIED TO PREVENT MOVEMENT OF THE COIL. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 1, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.
Units Potentially Affected: 125466
Recall Initiated By: ODI
Date added to NHTSA datbase: 07/14/2005