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#1702 of 2342 Comparison shopping
Dec 23, 2006 (2:08 pm)
I thought I would weigh in today, having seen a gorgeous Hyundai Santa Fe parked at our Fitness Center...for all the world, a Murano-Lexus copy. For fun, I went to Edmunds.com to look at Problems and Fixes for this vehicle. Guess what:
a littany of problems: doors won't close, poor mileage, noisy interior, faulty electronics, radio failures, windshield wiper failure, won't shift..stuck in park, and on and on. I wonder at these comments, and now that our Muranos are down to occasional TPS and CVT failures, I wonder if we don't have (looking also at Toyota/Honda SUV blogs) as good a model as there is...somebody tell me if I am wrong. And, caveat: if you keep your car past warranty, I don't care which brand you own..a modern hunk of electronic stuff banging over today's highways...needs an extended warranty. I did the research..and am still in Nissan's corner and will keep our 2005 when the lease runs out in 18 months, unless it really "turns on me". John B from Twain Harte.
#1703 of 2342 re, cabin air filter:
Dec 26, 2006 (12:01 pm)
A few days ago I posted about changing the cabin air filter. A new one is $35.00 at the dealer while a filter for the engine air intake $10.12. When comparing the two the cabin the cabin should cost no more than $7.00-$8.00, its really flimsy W/ not much to it. Its $12.28 at the popular parts stores.
#1704 of 2342 Re: how to change in cabinet air filter [homeouner]
Dec 31, 2006 (10:35 am)
hi all posters, in post #1699 on changing the cabin air filter I talked about the black cord fastened to the right side of the G box,as being for the light, its or the counter balance spring. I must have pulled too hard on it when I was changing the filter as it pulled loose from its clamp a ew days later and the door opens too fast and should be held when opening it. To refasten the cord I had to remove the entire door and frame assembly. Remove four screws at the top and three at the bottom and pull he right frame out, held in W a spring clip. The cord runs to a spring in a cylinder mounted to the top of the box frame. pull it out and clamp the metal ferril behind the screw head. The instructions in the Purolator filter box tell the installer of the filter to remove the frame assembly so as not to pull out the spring cord. Mabey after all of this the $ 25.00 labor charge at thee dealership is worth the money, but I
'I" m retired and have plenty of time.
Jan 02, 2007 (2:00 pm)
I've seen a few messages posted about this topic, but not many replies. I'm frustrated because my dealer tells me that issues with blowing fuses associated to remote car chargers is a "known issue" and that it cannot be fixed. They provided specific step by step instructions in an effort to avoid blowing the fuse, but it didn't work. I called another dealer and they also confirmed that this is a known issue and that I should use an original OEM charger for my phone.
How can a charger that works in every car on the planet, not work in the Murano?
#1706 of 2342 Re: Problem w/Murano [xraymin]
Jan 03, 2007 (7:12 am)
I have brought my 2005 Murano back to the dealer 9 times for the air bag light!It keeps coming on,they fix it(so they say) ,I get it home and in a matter of months and sometimes weeks that darn light is back on.They have replaced all the parts and the computer for it in the past and this morning it's back on.It's driving me crazy because I don't think I'm protected with the airbags if the light is on.Any advice out there???
#1707 of 2342 Re: Problem w/Murano [ljette]
Jan 03, 2007 (7:35 am)
I have a problem with the "service engine soon" light. I've noticed that when I need an oil change (I follow the recommended guidelines for changing the oil) it comes on. If I don't use the dealership for this, and I often go where it is cheaper, the light stays on afterward for about a week or two, sometimes more. I'm sure the dealership would reset it but it means finding the time to go there and get it done.
Also, my remote charger in the center console is not working. It's a nusiance to find this out on a trip when our granddaughter needed to plug in her DVD player...It's frustrating to read that Nissan knows about these problems but can't seem to fix them permanently.
Has anyone else had to replace the plate which covers part of the exhaust system in the front underside of the vehicle? I found out the hard way that it rides low and if you inadvertantly bump a parking lot divider or hot a really deep, unexpected pothole, it cracks and costs $150 to replace. I am on my third replacement and am a cautious driver in this regard...aaaarrrrghh!
#1708 of 2342 nissan murano - 2006 road - wind noise
Jan 08, 2007 (7:00 am)
I just leased a 2006 Murano S AWD. It has a roof rack with cross beems. I quickly noticed that at about 40 MPH and faster there was an unacceptable amount of wind noice around the roofline - it almost sounds like an slightly opened sunroof - which I don't have. I took it to the dealer and of course they said it was the position of the antenna on the roof. After I laughed, they took it for a test drive and agreed about the roof - wind noise.
I then removed the 2 cross beams and the wind noise has been reduced by about 80%. I also have Goodyear Tires which create in my opinion eccessive road noise.
Am I just over sensative or has anyone had the same issues? I just turned in a Ford Freestyle Xover and other than an underpowered V6, that thing was very very quiet!What softer tires should I put on this vehicle as well?
#1709 of 2342 Noise (cgongol)
Jan 08, 2007 (2:08 pm)
Cross beams on roof racks cause noise. My Pathfinder did the same until I slid the cross pieces all the way to the back of the track where the driver can hardly hear them whining. The earlier Muranos (I have an 03) did not have cross beams, only side pieces and there is no roof noise, but front tranny and motor are definitely louder in the cabin than "luxury" cars like Audi or BMW.
On tires: there are not a whole lot of choices out there. My tire dealer states that a year from now, there may be more brands for Murano, such as Cooper, which has been great on the Pathfinder, made in USA.The original equipment Goodyears are going to need replacing for me at about 30,000, but I see posts on TIRE RACK that they have served 50,000 for others. We drive curvy mountain roads with rough asphalt, not straight-ahead freeways 80% of the time. I think they are poor in snow, have worn quickly and are noisy, but the Murano with FWD/AWD has a lot of front end cabin noise no matter what. I noticed that moving from the quiet but totally unreliable 01 Audi A6 to Murano. Tires will make some difference, but not fix it completely.
Michelin has an excellent and expensive tire called Cross Terrain SUV All Season with a wear rating of 8.1, a noise of 8.6 and 8/10 buyers would "Probably" buy it again. Tires list for $167 each, add mounting and pressure stems...try 180 x 4! Pirelli makes the Scorpion Ice and Snow which is not that aggressive a tread that it can't be used for daily driving...wear 8.5, noise 8.3, would buy again "definitely" 9/10 buyers. ($155 plus misc = 170 x 4) I doubt, even though they are cheaper, that I will buy Goodyears. Drive the Goodyears till they need replacing, then check. There may well be many more choices as this 235/65TR18 size becomes more widespread in use. John B
#1710 of 2342 2004 Nissan Murano - transmission problem
Jan 09, 2007 (6:30 pm)
I have a 2004 Murano AWD SL with 45k miles. Today without warning it started dying on me when I put it into gear. It was towed to the dealership, the torque converter was froze and the transmission is trashed. It's covered under the power train warranty and Hummel's Nissan in Des Moines is taking great care of me. I'm posting to see if others have had the same problem or if this is a fluke.
#1711 of 2342 Re: 2004 Nissan Murano - transmission problem [mriter]
Jan 09, 2007 (9:13 pm)
Did they check the TPS before deciding it's the transmission?