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#370 of 693 Transfer Case Failure
Dec 18, 2009 (4:11 pm)
Wow, can't believe how many Murano owners have the same problem. Wish I would have known this before buying mine 11 months ago. Mine just went yesterday, 5 months after the power train warranty ran out. I contacted Nissan and they said 'too bad, so sad" and they won't do a darn thing about it. My cost will be $3700 for 112,000 km's. I'm royally ticked off at Nissan for the fact this is happening to a lot of Murano owners and they should do a recall and cover this for all owners. This is ridiculous that we have to cover faulty transfer cases. I'm getting a newer version put in for a constant AWD that is in the Murano's after 2004 that is suppose to be better. I like my Murano but Nissan needs to face this one for all.
#371 of 693 Re: Transfer Case Failure [twl1]
Dec 18, 2009 (9:26 pm)
I hate to say welcome to this club, but welcome to our club. Your frustration is felt by all of us. Like I told the others on this forum. Email The VP and voice your concerns at: Kevin.Martinnissan-usa.com. Some people have had luck others like myself have not. However, an email won't hurt anything and perheps Nissan will get the picture that it's not the dry pavement or user fault for all of these transfer cases going out.
#372 of 693 Re: CVT and other Murano problems [kellyd7]
Dec 18, 2009 (9:59 pm)
About your tire pressure. I had the same issue and the dealer told me to inflate the tires to over 35 psi and it went away. Apparently original equipment tires were rated at 35 to 40 psi. A bit unusual but it worked for me.
#373 of 693 '05 Nissan Murano Front Transfer Case Damage Issue
Dec 19, 2009 (2:12 pm)
Very disturbing & dissapointing to find out many new car buyers are experiencing serious CVT Transmission & Transfer Case damages. I'm looking to the BBB & Internet forums for help!
My Transfer Case components fractured at 72k mi. Tom Naquin Service, w/ no investigation, concluded it was my fault for not changing the oil. I disagreed & complained to Naquin & Nissan Consumer Affairs: 1) My '05-Manual does NOT even require oil change under Schedules 1&2 - confirmed by Kings Nissan. 2) A Naquin Tech mentioned running AWD on dry pavement is another potential cause. 3) A loose wire caused the SES & AWD light to stay-ON & vehicle would not run more than 20mph at 70k mi. (felt like trans/powertrain restricted).
After Naquin replaced my Case, now the engine rpm/trans will not shift/change gear mode at full-throttle (again, like powertrain restricted). So I requested Nissan to cover this REPLACEMENT part through my 75k mi. EXTENDED warranty & they refused. Nissan just lost a repeat new car buyer - IGM.
#374 of 693 Re: CVT and other Murano problems [bikerforlife]
Dec 21, 2009 (7:06 am)
Thanks. I just took it to a different dealer, they inflated the pressure from 34 psi to 36 psi and reset all of the sensors. Light is still on-never goes off. Does this happen to you whenever it's cold out? Light comes on and doesn't go off? I park in a garage--it's not heated but the car doesn't sit outdoors and as soon as I start the car the light comes on. I thought that in extreme temps it may come on briefly and then go off, not come on, stay on for the 35 mile ride to work, etc.
#375 of 693 Re: CVT and other Murano problems [kellyd7]
Dec 21, 2009 (6:58 pm)
Don't know what to say as mine went off soon as we increased the pressure. It started as the temperature dropped outside to -20 and the psi to 30. But the temp just went down and again and all is good. No lights or warnings. And our car is in the same situation as yours. Unheated garage.
Dec 28, 2009 (2:58 pm)
well in one of my earlier message I had ask if the signs to the tranny problems look like this ??? after driving on the hwy then coming to a stop traffic jam when I try to move again the car did not react to the gas pedal ( I thought maybe I got the floor mat struck under the pedal ) I kept trying then it lurch forward... this happen twice in the last 6 months . I never really gave it any thought but with the notice and Since I have 112000 on my 03 MO when I took it in for my regular oil change and explain to the service dept what I had notice. They said they would check it out . When I pick it up they said nothing show up on the computer, Would this problem show up on their readout ???
I wonder if the tranny does go out after the 120,000 will this be consider having it on record ?? or any one have any other thoughts on how to approached the issue?
#378 of 693 Re: tranny issues 2003 [steelflatroll]
Dec 29, 2009 (9:09 am)
Sounds like the air duct issue that I've had. It's happened twice since I've had the car - and both times the AAA Tow Truck drivers know how to fix it "because it's always the problem with these models." It happened to me again a couple of weeks ago on my drive home at night. So scary! I was turning in an intersection and my car wouldn't react to my gas pedal. It hesitated, then lurched before finally catching up to speed. It's a miracle that I didn't get in an accident. I had it towed to the dealership (again) and mentioned the air duct recall that I'd received. My response from the service manager was hilar: "The recall is for the rear air duct and most of the problems we see are the front - so that part's not covered." Um, ok. So the problem that you see the most is not what's recalled?? Anyway, they simply changed my oil and tightened it (again.) Nothing is really wrong - it's just a defect that they're not aknowledging yet. Hope that's the case with your car as well. Good luck!
#379 of 693 Re: '04 Nissan Murano Front Transfer Case Damage Issue [igm]
Dec 30, 2009 (9:25 am)
I have a 2004 Murano that has 73,000 miles. Of course I didn't buy the extended warranty.... my family has bought over ten Nissans and never had a problem. Last week we thought the transmission was done, which I thought was ridiculous, but at least Nissan has extended the warranty. That was not the case..... I found out it was the transfer case and oh yeah that will be $3500 or something like that. Are you kidding me!!!! $3500 of work for a car that has 73,000 miles. I too will be letting Nissan know how I feel today! Let me know if anyone has made any progress on this!