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#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?
#392 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano CVT [neotuscan2]
Jan 14, 2010 (7:41 pm)
it looks like that "little guy" mechanic drained the CVT fluid instead of flushing it, which should be more than good enough for you. and I think Dealer gave you the estimate based on flushing the CVT fluid (But it was still more than normal)
#393 of 709 CVT and Transfer Case Covered under extended warranty
Jan 20, 2010 (3:43 am)
Good News! I had a tapping sound (thought it was a tire). It grew louder and became a banging sound. Took it to Nissan Dealer. I have 105,000 miles on my Nissan Murano AWD 2004.
They called and said my differential caused my transmission to go bad so they couldn't cover the repairs under the extended warranty. The estimate was $9400 for new transmission, transfer case and differential.
I called 1800-Nissan One and opened a case. They refered me to another customer resolution expert. He laughed and said he had never heard of a repair that high and never heard of a differential causing the transmission to go bad. After about a week, he called back and said they Were covering the new CVT, transfer case, seals, fluids and all labor. I had to cover the differential parts only ($2400). Since I do haul a small trailer and live in a hilly area, I thought that was fair.
It pays to keep inquiring further up lines!