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Nissan Murano, Bugatti, Transmission, SUV
#347 of 709 Re: Transfer Case Failure [unhappy34]
Nov 24, 2009 (8:30 pm)
My 2004 Murano SE CVT failed at 110000 km, and they replaced it under the extended warranty. Took the car home and the transfer case failed a couple of days later and was told it would cost $4000 and Nissan would not cover. How can both CVT & Transfer case fail? Was also told a couple of reasons that the transfer case could fail if the car was driven on dry pavement, or if towed and the car was in 4 wheel mode. Car has never been towed, but the first reason sounds stupid to me. Who hasn't driven the car in 4 wheel mode on a dry paved road? Every Murano SE out there is destined to fail. I'm trying too.
#348 of 709 CVT repair refund
Nov 25, 2009 (11:37 am)
In Aug I had to replace the transmission in my 2005 Murano. Of course at that time by CVT trans was an out of pocket expense. I did send Nissan all the paperwork they required. The repairs were done at an independent licensed repair shop and not at the Nissan dealer. Do you think that makes a difference for the refund?
#349 of 709 Re: CVT repair refund [mdaba]
Nov 25, 2009 (12:30 pm)
They did ask this questions so I hate to say I believe they are going to state because it wasn't done at a Authorized dealership they are not going to cover it. I recommend going to your closest dealership and getting an estimate and at least request Nissan to refund you the difference if it is less or at least refund you what it would have costed at the Nissan Dealer. Not saying it's going to work but it's worth a shot. Also find out if the independent licensed repair shop used genuine Nissan Parts. This may also determine if you will be refund. How many miles were on the 05 Murano when the CVT needed to be replaced? It's sad but I really enjoy driving the Murano and I think it's a sharp looking vehicle. I also thought the kinks were worked out on the CVT after the 04 model which is what I have. Except my transfer case went out in my murano, which isn't covered under the extended warranty or refund just issued by Nissan.
#350 of 709 Re: CVT repair refund [wjvanrossum]
Nov 25, 2009 (12:41 pm)
The licensed repair shop was $1500 less on the repair than the Nissan dealer. This is why I chose to use this shop. The trans went our at 84000 miles. The used transmission that was put in my vehicle was also under warranty the ticket I sent in to Nissan for refund had the Vin of the used transmission. Do you think that would make a difference? Plus since the trans that is in my murano now is used and was replaced. Does that mean that until I reach 120k this trans is under warranty too? I agree with you on a Murano, I enjoy driving mine and I like the style but I was very upset with the repair cost of this transmission.
#351 of 709 Re: CVT repair refund [wjvanrossum]
Nov 25, 2009 (2:35 pm)
so if the transfer case is repaired how long will it last? Should i fix it and then just get rid of it? The car is nice otherwise. A new transmission and a new transfer case at only 70000 miles sounds like it is just the beginning of a whole bunch of problems? Once these things are fixed is the car going to last or is there other problems coming? Does anyone know of any other probs?
#353 of 709 Intermittent CVT problem covered??
Dec 01, 2009 (9:04 am)
I had 2-3 times in the past during hot weather when the car simply won't move at stop and go, when I hit the gas pedal hard, it would jerks forward dangerously, but I cannot reproduce it now when the weather is cold..
I have 117k miles on my 2003 murano, can I get Nissan to replace the transmission before it's out of warranty?
#354 of 709 Re: Intermittent CVT problem covered?? [michaelscai]
Dec 01, 2009 (9:22 am)
Based on the extended warranty of 100,000 or 10 years (whichever comes first) I believe your Murano is out of warranty already. Have your local dealer confirm this. With my situation I found Nissan relies on the dealer's recommendation and diagnostic. If you can talk with your local dealer and get them to deem the transmission faulty Nissan will replace it if it's still under warranty.
#355 of 709 Re: Intermittent CVT problem covered?? [michaelscai]
Dec 01, 2009 (12:49 pm)
The warranty extension is to 120,000 miles or ten years. Your car is still under warranty under the extension. Also, you don't have to be able to reproduce the problem for Nissan. If it's done it in the past, it will show up when Nissan does the computer diagnostic on it. That's what happened with mine. Just had a new CVT put in last week. My car has 102,000 miles on it.
#356 of 709 Re: Intermittent CVT problem covered?? [michaelscai]
Dec 01, 2009 (6:52 pm)
I don't think its the cvt transmission. It sounds like the transfer case is going. if it is grabbing or hesitating when either just stopping or just starting to move. It would feel like something is causing a brake to grab. (hate to say it but its not covered by extended warranty.