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#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.
#390 of 709 2005 Murano CVT extended warranty
Jan 08, 2010 (9:58 pm)
From reading all the blogs on this issue.. i would highly recommend having your CVT checked before going over the warranty of 10 years/120 000 miles whichever comes first. Mine went the same day i got the letter. Contacted Nissan no luck
Save your self the grief and expense as expressed by other owners. This seems to know issue ...
Jan 14, 2010 (3:10 pm)
See my post # 386. I just had the transmission fluid replaced by the "little guy" mechanic down the street from the Northern California Nissan dealer that quoted me $600 to change it. The CVT transmission fluid cost this guy 18.95 per quart, for a total of 94.75 for the five quarts needed. So, the stuff IS expensive. He charged 68.80 for labor. The dealer's labor PROFIT would, therefore, have been
$502.25!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can someone please make sense of this for me? Is their greed that naked? Do they really think we (customers) are that stupid? Whaddaya say?