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#122 of 709 2005 with 68k miles needs new transmission!
Jul 24, 2008 (12:08 pm)
OMG - I have been sick to my stomach all week thinking I was the most unlucky person in the world and my Murano was the only one with this problem! Without ANY warning or dash lights, my car just lurched forward pulling into my driveway and then I couldn't drive it again. Towed it to my mechanic who said it was the transmission and no one can work on this model other than the dealership. I even called a transmission specialist who said Nissan won't release any repair details so no one else can work on it. No one even gave me an option for valve replacement. They can't even tell me what's wrong or why my tranmission failed! Just "We think it's your transmission" and it's a $5k repair. Ugh. I JUST bought this car last year and 30k miles ago. I still have a $400 per month payment and when I inquired about a trade-in/upgrade, I was offered $9,500 for it. I could really just cry. I have literally no options. I guess I'm just going to repair it and then get rid of it. Should have bought the Lexus version. Had I found this forum when I was buying it, I would have at least purchased the extended warrantee!
#123 of 709 Re: Faulty transmissions & leaky seals [complete]
Jul 25, 2008 (2:48 pm)
My 2003 Murano SL AWD transfer case completely failed at 72,000 miles. I took the car in a few weeks prior to the failure, and Regal Nissan in Huntsville, AL said it was "tire noise", and not to worry unless the CVT lights came on. When the transfer case completely failed, they finally discovered a cracked housing resulting in a $3,300 repair. Both Regal and Nissan's customer service refused to do anything about it.
If your MO starts making noise in the front end, watch out.
I will never buy another Nissan. There is no excuse for their failure to take responsibility.
#124 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano Transmission Problem [vanessaesq]
Jul 27, 2008 (3:07 pm)
On Friday July 25, 2008, my 2003 Nissan Murano suddenly would not go forward at stop lights before a 10 to 20 second delay. Even while on the interstate pumping the accelerator would not increase spead without a delay of a few seconds. I thought I was going to have to have the car towed, but was able to get my crippled car to a mechanic; who later that day informed me the cost would be approximately $800 to make the repairs. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#125 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano Transmission Problem [wkp0000]
Jul 27, 2008 (3:14 pm)
The only "help" I can give you is to tell you that you are lucky in the fact that you only have to pay half of what we had to pay to get the stupid car fixed!
Its been a while, so I don't remember exactly what they had to fix...sorry I am not much help!
#127 of 709 I see I'm not alone
Jul 30, 2008 (9:20 am)
I have a 2003 Murano, and as soon as I drove it across the border into Mexico where I now live, the warranty died. In 2005 I had to buy a new alternator for about $400 USD and now it's in the shop again for a new transmission. The car died on the way home, and just wouldn't move. The technician tried to pull it apart, but after two days, he told me that it would be cheaper to replace the whole transmission. The good news for me is that Nissan has a transmission factory here in Mexico, and the whole thing will cost $2,100 USD. The install cost is another $400.
Not bad when compared to what some of you are paying. Oh, did I mention that I only have 40,000 miles on this car? Or that my next car would be a Honda?
#128 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano Transmission Problem [wkp0000]
Jul 30, 2008 (12:57 pm)
I posted a while back about this "delayed acceleration problem" that lots of people seem to be having (Post #4). I also posted a while back that I got my transmission fluid changed and that seemed to help (Post #74).
Well, I was wrong. Several weeks ago, the problem returned and I was able to limp it over to the dealer who was able to diagnose it as a throttle body chamber issue. Keep in mind that I told them about this issue before, when I got my transmission fluid changed, and they acted like they had never heard of such a problem. But as soon as I brought it in and they took it for a spin around the lot, they knew exactly what it was! Like they were experts at fixing it! Go figure! Fortunately, for me, it was still under warranty and I only paid the $50 deductible.
So far, the Murano's problem hasn't returned, and I've driven it around LA traffic many times. I will keep the news group updated if the Murano problem returns.
#129 of 709 Clicking noise - 07 Murano
Aug 06, 2008 (5:02 am)
All, I am 1.5 years in to a 3 year lease. I will greatly exceed the mileage limit and plan on purchasing the lease out. For at least the past 10k miles (vehicle has 30k miles currently) I have heard a clicking noise that I attributed to either the transmission or suspension. When accelerating or taking my foot off of the accelerator, that shift in momentum, or shift in weight dispersement, (or changing gears) creates a "click-click". I have not had any issues with acceleration and am not aware of any leaks. With no change in vehicle performance and only a clicking noise I have not contacted Nissan. Are any of you familiar with this clicking noise? Is it possible that it will lead to larger issues? Will Nissan address a clicking noise as an issue?
#130 of 709 Who do I address my Nissan complaint letter to?
Aug 15, 2008 (10:42 pm)
I've had more than my share of issues with my six month old 2007 Murano (crank sensor failure at 1,000 miles, valve body replacement and subsequent crank sensor failure at 7,000 miles) that I've whipped up one doozy of a letter to send off to someone in Nissan. Any suggestions on who I should address it and mail it to? Its purpose is to basically "address" some of their atrocious customer service practices (awakening me at 11 pm AND midnight to provide updates on my vehicle, and refusing to get my vehicle and I off of the freeway) and to tell them basically that they stink and I'll take all future business elsewhere....
Thanks in advance!
#131 of 709 Re: More.. [dallaspeeps]
Aug 22, 2008 (1:10 pm)
Component requiring replacement: POWER TRAIN: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Confirmation number for this site: ODI # 10238102.
Nissan Murano, 2003 with approximately 75,400 miles. August 9, 2008, my daughter and wife were driving the car and called me on my cell phone very excited and unset stating, ďTHE CAR WONíT ACCELERATE AND IT IS JERKING,, WHAT SHOULD WE DO?Ē I instructed them to park the car until I arrive to check it out I didnít want them to get onto the major highway in the heavy traffic. I arrived and drove the car home. I parked the car in our garage and didnít drive it until Monday for work. Had no problems that day and drove it to work, both wife and I commute to the same location. After work on this very heavily traveled interstate on our way home I experienced the car hesitating and the RPM gage rived up over 4000 rpms and the car started to lurch and hesitate and had no response from the accelerator. Vehicle started to lose momentum so I exited at the nearest exit. I nursed the car to a parking lot off the main interstate and stop. I called the Nissan dealer where I just had the car serviced the week before and explained the problem I was having. I informed the service rep the car would be delivered by a Wreaker service to have the car dropped off; read codes and would get back later the next day. I called the next day and was informed the codes were many and they were waiting for the Nissan headquarters to give them some instruction. Was informed to replace the transmission, cost $5400. This problem seems to be a very well known problem with this vehicle and Nissan is well aware of it. I blogged the internet, Nissan Murano Forum and to my amazement uncovered many individuals experiencing the very problem with my car, transmission. I strongly feel Nissan should have a recall on the problem and individuals should have their monies refunded and Nissan should be fined heavily for their neglect and not accepting responsible for the defective product. Iíve reported this major catastrophic defect to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration: www.nhtsa.gov, but am assured they will only be a bureaucratic arm of the US Government. Iíve called this government agency and they are mind dead, no clue, just the cooperate line. Confirmation number for this site: ODI # 10238102