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#380 of 709 Re: '04 Nissan Murano Front Transfer Case Damage Issue [jenn_lj]
Dec 30, 2009 (10:13 am)
I totally agree with you. It is completely ridiculous that Nissan would extend the warranty for the tranmission but not the transfer case. The 2003 has a problem with the transmission and the 2004 has a problem with the transfer case. It is unacceptable that a $30,000 plus vehicle needs a repair that costs 40% of the residual value of it. They know it's a problem but until someone files a class action suit against them, not sure they will stand behind their product. The only person I know that had this fixed, was because his mother worked at the dealer. I am still going to submit and see what happens. It's such a shame because I loved the Murano, comfortable ride and a nice looking vehicle. Only Honda and Toyota for this girl.
#381 of 709 Re: '04 Nissan Murano Front Transfer Case Damage Issue [ihatenissan]
Dec 30, 2009 (11:34 am)
I had all of the above issues and it was all related to the transmission. It finally went at 121000 miles and I had it replaced. I am currently going through nissan consumer affairs to get my refund back but since over 1000 miles, I am having a tough fight. I just know one thing, i will never buy nissan again and I am going straight to Hyundai's
#382 of 709 Re: '04 Nissan Murano Front Transfer Case Damage Issue [ihatenissan]
Dec 30, 2009 (2:44 pm)
OMG....I'm so glad I googled this topic because I also have a 2004 Nissan Murano that I purchased December 2008......low mileage aprox. 33,000 miles. About 3 weeks it totally broke down on me....had to have it towed into the dealer and the diagnosis was damage to the Front Transfer Case. Since then, I have been battling with my extending warranty folks....still no luck. Total damages estimated thus far as $4800.....absoulutlely ridiculous!!!!!!!
I plan to write Nissan Consumer Affairs......I'm glad I'm not the only one having problems. Something definitely needs to be done. I would love to file a class action suit but don't really know where to begin....no legal experience.....any suggestions let me know.
I love the car but good thing I have a 1998 Honda Accord that is rolling like a babe to depend:sick on as a back-up...FYI, 254, 000 miles.
#383 of 709 Re: '04 Nissan Murano Front Transfer Case Damage Issue [jenn_lj]
Dec 30, 2009 (2:58 pm)
I am sorry to hear you have also fell victim to Nissan's faulty transfer case and misleading warranty extension on the transmission. Yes I understand through research that the transfer case is a separate item from the actual transmission. However if the transfer case is not categorized under the transmission group, what group does it fall under? Also the transmission controls the transfer case and being an AWD vehicle the transfer case is needed and is a part of the transmission.
I don't know that there is hope but a fellow poster to the forum has made some progress on getting his transfer case covered. I unfortunately have not. If you're going to voice your concern please send the VP of Customer service an email, Kevin.Martinnissan-usa.com. Maybe if enough people voice their concern and complaint the company will act and cover the transfer case under the extended warranty.
Good Luck and please pass this information on to the next person.
#384 of 709 Yet another failed Transfer Case & CVT
Dec 30, 2009 (3:22 pm)
My 2004 Murano with 87,500 miles recently got diagnosed with a bad transfer case and CVT. Repair estimate $5500. They say it's not covered by the warranty because the Transfer Case seal leaked fluid into the CVT causing it to fail. Opened a case with Nissan only to be told "Nissan is not in the position to help out financially." Gee, thanks. Where in the CVT warranty does it state that it wouldn't be covered because of this? Where does it say I'm supposed to check or maintain my Transfer Case seal?
Jan 05, 2010 (2:04 pm)
Dealer just quoted me $600 to change transmission fluid! Said the stuff is "Liquid Gold," in order to justify cost. Said it's "recommended" for 2003 and 2004 models every 30,000 miles. Little guy mechanic down the street just laughed, but even he is charging $150. Why so much? Is this the going rate (I'm in No. California)????
#387 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano CVT [neotuscan2]
Jan 05, 2010 (2:30 pm)
..I hope that the "liquid gold" phrase was just that right?...and the second guy well he may be closer to the real price..I guess pan has to be removed regardless of a filter or not....
#388 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano CVT [svofan2]
Jan 06, 2010 (10:17 am)
I also just got quoted over $600 to refresh the transfer case fluid in my 2004 Murano. I'm also in Nor Cal (Sacramento).
#389 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano CVT [neotuscan2]
Jan 06, 2010 (11:03 am)
I think either way, they are trying to rip you off.
There is no such recommendation on the manual and it is a sealed unit. Unless the gears are badly grinding against each other (in which case oil change is the least of your problems) I see no reason to replace the oil every 30.000 miles.
If for whatever odd reason they are right, and if you are still covered under the 120.000/10yr warranty for the transmission, you are probably better off letting the oil-hungry transmission die and going for a replacement where such problem would no longer occur.