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Nissan Murano, Bugatti, Transmission, SUV
#132 of 709 Re: Not just the 03 and 04 models! [browntown]
Aug 25, 2008 (10:56 am)
My CVT transmission also displayed the same Symptoms and at 74K had to have the CVT transmission replaced. Still in the dealer and was informed the motor mounts, 4 ea, need to be replaced also. That will be another $500 with the cost of the trany, $5400. Iím a retired aircraft mechanic and inspector. This would be considered in my trade, a major failure of many components. Also, this has to be considered by The Federal Trade Commission, a Government agency. The trade in valve of the car is only $8000-9000 and doubt if I could get that amount. Just the week before I had work done to the car, totaled $2,110.00. They had to replace both dropping visors, which I understand is a problem with many of the Lemons Nissan sold. This isnít just isolated with Muranos but any car Nissan manufactured in that year up to about 2005, example the Altima, are having CVT transmissions fail and Nissan North America when Iíve talked to them point out they have no responsibility for the car because it is out of warranty and me as the owner have to take responsibility for repairs. They are taking no responsibility for their defective product. My wife and daughter were driving this car when it started to fail and were on a very busy highway but were able to get off the interstate without getting themselves hurt or killed or causing injury to anyone else. I support your desire to consult a lawyer. Have you talked to one yet because you blog was in January of this year. Again, my car is still in the dealers for repair and I strongly believe Nissan should stand up to the plate and take responsibility for this defective product they installed in these cars. I paid over $32,000 for this car and havenít gotten my monies worth out of it. !!
#133 of 709 2003 Murano
Aug 25, 2008 (12:54 pm)
Took to my local mech . after reading theses blogs.
Ended up being an oxygen sensor $800 -bad enough but problem has not re-accured after 3 weeks.
#134 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano Transmission Problem [usedmurano]
Aug 27, 2008 (6:06 pm)
I have read over 100 posts from different websites and you seem to be the only "lucky" one who didn't have to pay the whole $6000 to fix this problem.
I was going to buy a new transmission this coming Friday.
Would it be possible for you to tell us exactly what your dealer changed to fix the problem? This could save thousands to a lot of people like us.
Thanking you in advance!!!
#135 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano Transmission Problem [muranomtl]
Sep 01, 2008 (8:13 am)
I will get all the information from my mech . next week Sept.4 and will replay back to you.
#136 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano Transmission Problem [muranomtl]
Sep 03, 2008 (8:29 pm)
I just signed papers on a 05 murano.Dealing with the bank tomorrow . In reading
I am a litttle concerned. should I be is there still problems with tran. should i have them change fluid now it has 32000 mile would that save me from problems?
looking for some input. help
#137 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano Transmission Problem [muranomtl]
Sep 04, 2008 (12:33 pm)
I apologize. I've been on vacation and recently got back into the swing of things.
My description is non-technical, so please forgive me:
The throttle body chamber regulates how much air goes into the engine. For my Murano, something was wrong with the sensor on the throttle body. It didn't recognize that I was pressing on the accelerator until much later (3-4K RPM) and then it would open up and cause my Murano to lurch forward. I asked the dealer mechanic how much it would cause to just get the throttle body replaced, and she said about $800, including labor. There are other posts out there that talk about the TPS (throttle position sensor, or something similar) failures and replacements. I believe this TPS is the sensor controlling the throttle body valve.
#138 of 709 murano acceleration
Sep 15, 2008 (8:48 pm)
this is my 4 times to go dealer for the same think ACCELERATION probleme
they dont know what to do ,last time left my car for 31 days to NISSAN HOUSE
i cant bieleve ,if the house of nissan yyuuuiii have probleme to fixe
STAFFORD NISSAN DEALER
#139 of 709 Re: murano acceleration [prince0609]
Sep 15, 2008 (9:02 pm)
If you would describe the problem in a little more detail perhaps someone here could provide some advice.
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#140 of 709 murano owners/potential buyers beware
Sep 19, 2008 (8:20 am)
In the last year, my pampered 03 Murano has fallen apart:
transmission valve body failed
both front struts leaked and failed
catalytic converter failed
oxygen sensor failed
exhast manifold CRACKED IN HALF! (while idling)
TRANSFER CASE CRACKED IN HALF! (leaving my driveway at 4 mph)
Full quoted cost for these repairs at dealers = $8000.00+
Just Goggle the web under Murano drive train, transmission, transfer case failures and read thousands of postings both low and high milage, I read nothing but posts on similar failures for 4 HOURS after mine failed.
This is obviously a known problem, have yours checked while in warranty, and don't let dealer tell you that a whirring noise is just coming from your tires! I trusted them, big mistake! Thank God I wasn't in traffic when this occurred, it could have caused a serious accident.
PLEASE if you have experienced the drivetrain/transmission/transfer case trouble, REPORT IT TO THE NHTSA so they can force Nissan to recall and repair this defect. They need to hear from the victims of this defect to investigate it.
These are also unacceptable repair costs, shop for your parts yourself. I found the transfer case, an original new OEM part, from another Nissan dealer online for $1200.00 less (delivered) than our dealership was going to charge us. OUTRAGEOUS! Gouging for the parts, on a known problem!
This is not just sour grapes, I have two 90's era Dodge pickup trucks with over 200,000 miles on each (one is approaching 300,000), an '83 Jaguar with 170,000, a '99 BMW with 105,000, a '96 minivan with 140,000, the '87 minivan I sold 6 years ago is still on the road. I take good care of my cars. Never had a problem car like the Murano.
#141 of 709 How to report to the NHTSA
Sep 27, 2008 (9:24 am)
Your complaint must be about safety and the endangerment of lives in order for NHTSA to pay attention to your complaint and proceed with a recall. See the complaint I am going to communicate:
I drive a 2003 Nissan Murano SL AWD. The vehicle periodically does not safely accelerate while in busy traffic. I had my wife, 1 year old son, 6 year old daughter, and 7 year old daughter in the car at the time of making a left turn at a major intersection. The vehicle sluggishly stalled in the middle of the left turn at the intersection and temporarily stalled and could have caused us to be hit by oncoming traffic. The engine reved up to about 4000 rpm's then proceeding to accelerate. I see this problem as a major safety and health issue and can be the root cause of a major accident resulting in death to involved parties. Please be proactive as opposed to reactive and start the process for a recall of this defective vehicle.
I also tried to file an online complaint but the website is not functionining properly. You may have to call
TTY: (800) 424-9153