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#2299 of 2342 still a perfect Murano
Jul 11, 2011 (2:20 pm)
Last post in January 2011 was called "hostile" by seemingly endless contributor and now Toyata ? salesman and chief executive named "MIKES MURANO" and so here is a six month followup on our 05,now 93,000 and bulletproof. I was assaulted (I can take it) for putting in positive Nissan Murano comments on a site for "problems", but the site should be at least "fair" and all I said was that our Murano has been faultless. Maybe we were lucky, maybe it was built on a sober Wednesday, maybe we drive it more carefully. All I can say is that it is a great vehicle, and everything we could expect. July 2011. Six month followup in December.
#2300 of 2342 Re: Murano Sun Visor Issues [onei]
Aug 15, 2011 (6:34 am)
My 06 has the exact same problem...
#2301 of 2342 Break in schedule
Aug 17, 2011 (9:29 am)
Maybe I am just blind, but searching this forum I have not found this addressed before?
Having just purchased a new 2011 SL Murano and reading the owners manual (OM) , I am wondering if some, not all, of the CVT and engine problems discussed here are because the "break in" or daily use of the overdrive/and or/ low gear were not used correctly? I have come to the conclusion that it must be some sort of a dealer "golden rule" with other dealers to NEVER inform the customer of the break in period. It must be a way to keep “the back end shop full of customers”. Dissatisfied customers move on to other makes and models and the cycle starts over again…..
When I purchased a new 2009 Frontier and asked if there was any sort of break in, (I asked two different people on two different occasions) I was told no. I was told to just drive it and enjoy it. Well, checking out the OM I discovered there WAS a specific procedure to follow during the break in period.
Purchasing this new vehicle, (same dealer) I didn’t bother asking anyone if there was any break in. Even during the customer check off list, it was not even mentioned by anyone. Reading the OM it did have a very restrictive break in period. Further reading for the use of the low gear and use of the overdrive push button, I was shocked to find out, unlike a conventional tyranny, these two “gears” have a very specific limited use. The OM went on saying, “Otherwise, severe damage and shorten life of the engine and/or CVT could occur.”
Reading this, I wondered how many used Murano’s out there, return leased, etc., or still in use by the original owners, have had the break in schedule and the use of the overdrive and or low gear followed correctly.
Just a thought.
#2302 of 2342 Speaking of Murano's repair cost
Oct 07, 2011 (2:07 pm)
I took my wife's 2009 Murano today to Nissan for 30,000 service. They quoted me $980.00 just for the routine service and that includes 390 for cvt oil change. I am now afraid of the subsequent costs and repairs because I am retiring soon and spending that type of money is scary at retirement. Did any one here pay for that service and if so at what cost.
#2303 of 2342 Re: Speaking of Murano's repair cost [lcw1]
Oct 08, 2011 (4:28 am)
There is no need to change the fluid in CVT at 30K miles. In fact there is no need to do anything other than change the air filter that you can do it in 3 minutes, cost of the filter is less than $20, change the oil, and can change the cabin air filter, which also cost less than $15 and you can do it in 3 minutes as well. If you read the manual, it says you don't need to do much on this car until 120K miles including changing the CVT fluid. Also keep in mind that the CVT is warranted for 10 years 120K miles. SO save $700 dollars and changed the filters yourself, and change the oil according to recommended schedule, I change mine every three months or 3500 miles, I have a 2004 Murano. Cars these days don't need much maintenance, other than regular oil changes. Good luck
#2304 of 2342 Re: Speaking of Murano's repair cost [gooddriver]
Oct 08, 2011 (8:51 am)
I agree with gooddriver. When I bought my '05 new, I was told I wouldn't have to change the transmission fluid until 150,000 miles. Since then I have been told many different times by different Nissan service people that it needed to be done at 50,000 miles and 75,000 miles etc. I haven't touched it yet and am going strong at 127,000 miles.(My husband thinks once you open the CVT you're asking for trouble.) I have also stopped going to any dealership for service. Better prices and no one is pestering me to do unneeded service at my friendly neighbor mechanics' place. Oil changes every 3-5 thousand miles and good to go!
#2305 of 2342 Re: Speaking of Murano's repair cost
Oct 08, 2011 (9:11 am)
gooddriver: Thank you for taking the time to answer. I better start reading the manual before I venture to a dealership. I couldn't understand why they needed to change the transmission oil and other parts with such a low mileage. I am quite disappointed in this dealership since I have been doing business with them for over 15 years. Oh well there goes another customer.
#2306 of 2342 Spark plug change
Nov 25, 2011 (6:55 pm)
I have a 2004 Murano 125,000 KM. Phoned the dealer to inquire on the cost to replace the spark plug. I was quoted $600 because they need to replace the intake plenum. Has anyone got any experience regarding this?
#2307 of 2342 Transmission fluid replacement
Dec 04, 2011 (7:14 am)
Lets answer a couple of questions. Have owned two 04's an 06 and an 011. The trans is to be changed at 60 k and cost is about $200. Fliud on 06 was a problem but Nissan won't back it up. It was power steering hose $450,hard to do yourself. Struts replaced with monroe lifetime and new boots and realigned at 65k miles at Hibdon for $500. Will do myself next time or find a buddy. Look on youtube for brake job,can be done in less than and hour w/19mm and 14mm wrenches
#2308 of 2342 Heater on high, Engine Loud, Gas Mileage Drops
Dec 24, 2011 (7:15 pm)
I turned my heater to high and all of the sudden my gas mileage dropped from 20.9 to 13.5. Also, my engine got loud, but the tachometer did not jump. Finally, the whole dashboard started vibrating. I haven't onwned this for very long, and Google search did not give me anything. I would appreciate any help. I don't imagine I am going to be able to get it fixed before Tuesday.