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Jun 26, 2007 (8:45 pm)
I am from round rock texas. three teachers yesterday died driving a nissan murano. They said on the news that the car hydroplaned driving down the hill. I didn't find out until today that one of the teachers, the driver, had this happen to her twice this year before yesterday. She was able to control it before and sadly enough, she wasn't this time. Has anyone had problems with hydroplanning with the murano. I am doing research now, because something isn't right. This was a fairly new car, thinking 2006.
#1864 of 2339 Re: hydroplane [kattrent]
Jun 27, 2007 (9:08 am)
That sucks for sure.I have only had mine 07 SL AWD for a few months but I have driven it in the rain and have not noticed any problems.Seems pretty solid to me.That being said hydroplaning can happen to pretty much any car.I have driven cars (Escort) where when it rained it was like being on skates.
Jun 28, 2007 (12:33 pm)
I must jump in and say first that Texas has had so much rain that 13 people have died in 10 days from flooding and police are using personal water craft to rescue people. Having said that, hydroplaning is simply a phenomenon in which a vehicle's tires are not in contact with the pavement, and control is lost, often resulting in a sideways rollover. Cars sitting still do not hydroplane. The basic factors are l. water depth 2. speed 3. tire quality 4. vehicle weight. It goes without saying that of them all, speed trumps and right here I'll say it is not a Murano Maintenence and Repair problem. Period.
#1866 of 2339 remove center rear seat belt?
Jun 28, 2007 (3:55 pm)
Can the center rear seat belt be retracted somehow or removed all together, it gets in the field of vision when I look in the center rear view mirror...
#1867 of 2339 Re: remove center rear seat belt? [michaelscai]
Jun 30, 2007 (9:13 am)
Page 1-18 of the owners manual shows you how to stow the center rear seat belt. Even with these instructions, it is a real pia to figure out how to do it. Once done, however, it is completely out of your field of vision.
#1868 of 2339 Failed Emissions on inspection
Jun 30, 2007 (9:59 am)
For the past two years I have had intermittent problems with going thru a LOT of oil between oil changes. Two months ago at my 60,000 mile service, the dealership told me the "o" ring was leaking and it was replaced. At that time, the engine and oil were "flushed." On the sheet which detailed the work it said this "helps reduce harmful exhaust emissions."
Earlier this week I took the '03 to get inspected and it failed emissions testing. The person at the inspection station said cars manufactured after a certain date (into which my Murano falls)are mandated to pass emissions testing for at least 8 years after manufacture. Does anyone know if this is true? I looked in my Owner's manual and was referred to the supplemental manual which had a lot of legalspeak which didn't really answer the question. In any case, it's going to the dealer for a free fix, since despite their assurances that the car was "like new" when I picked it up after service last time, I still need to add at least a quart of oil between changes, on a four year old, well maintained vehicle.
#1869 of 2339 drivers seat
Jun 30, 2007 (1:28 pm)
Has anyone had any problems with their drivers seat? A couple of days ago I noticed when I got in the car the seat seemed to be leaning towards the window,just a bit.Yesterday I got in the car and the seat actually rocked from side to side,just a bit.I brought it to the dealer and they ordered parts ($260,labor not included)! I have 50,000 miles and the super premium extended warranty and it is considered an my problem. Any thoughts,is this a fair deal? Should a cars' seat have to be replaced at 50k?No one has abused this car,I treat it as my favorite thing.
#1870 of 2339 Re: drivers seat [lje Homeouner
Jun 30, 2007 (8:27 pm)
RE: seat needs parts; That seat should be covered by warrantee. I also purchased the extended warranty from the Nissan dealer where I purchased the Murano new. Its a shame the warrenty is not printed on softer paper as thats about the only practical use for it. My contract has a list of covered items, I will look if seats are covered. That sound to me that the dealer is try ing to crawfish out of his responsibility.
Jul 03, 2007 (8:19 am)
I am researching warranties for 05 Murano which I will purchase Jan 08 as lease expires and my experience with the car had been excellent. Going to www.warrantydirect.com, it is frustrating to find only ONE company that sells in California, and the policy is junk. I may have to do the dealer policy, which is $1,500 (to 150,000 and 7 years) but covers all but wear and tear. Anybody out there with good or bad warranty experience? I can't keep a car this complex without one...
#1872 of 2339 Re: remove center rear seat belt? [buppers]
Jul 03, 2007 (3:16 pm)
got it stowed away, yeah, not very clear instruction.. seem one side - the 'belt tongue' - still loose after following the instruction. Looks good now