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Nissan Murano, Bugatti, Transmission, SUV
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!
#394 of 709 Re: CVT and Transfer Case Covered under extended warranty [ngeorgia72246]
Jan 20, 2010 (10:24 am)
It's always nice to hear stories with a good ending!
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#395 of 709 Re: CVT and Transfer Case Covered under extended warranty [ngeorgia72246]
Jan 20, 2010 (12:42 pm)
ngeorgia72246 .. Please let us know how you car is drving with the new CVT. Nissan did well.
#396 of 709 Re: Same Problem [seanfarrell1]
Jan 27, 2010 (5:04 pm)
hi guys, i'm new here but i thought i maybe able to get my question answer.
i have a 2005 morano and <60K miles. i felt the engine is working harder than it should when i'm going from stop to gas. the engine sounded loud but not on the highway (cuz u dont stop/slow down too much) i took it to the dealer and they told me to change my engine mounts. they quoted me $1600. every other mechanic laughed at what they said and one mechanic friend looked at the engine mounts and said they are fine. he said the problem is my car doesnt change gear quickly so that's why it sounds like it's working hard. he said it's an expensive fix so i havent bothered fixing it. then i got the CVT letter. can this be my problem? i'm in north california/bay area. let me know if you know a good dealer here.
#397 of 709 Re: Transfer case was finally covered... [robmartins]
Jan 28, 2010 (10:59 am)
hello. I was looking for one thing when joined forum. now seeing all these other problems i want to kick my murano...my question..2006 has a thump from rear end. doesn't happen all the time.. i have had rear tires balanced and they are fine. it comes and goes the thump..the thump creeps up on smooth roads, bumpy roads it wont start thumping..if i go from smooth to bumpy road it still thumps..shifted car into netural when thumping, thumping feels the same..thump speeds up as car speeds up.put in 4 wheel mode and still same thing thump..its like it gets out of balance on smooth roads..thanks everyone and good luck with your muranos...though we may be the moron-o"s.
#399 of 709 2010 Murano CVT system
Feb 05, 2010 (6:29 am)
I am considering purchasing a 2010 Murano, but frankly am scared off by this thread. All of my mechanics are wary of the CVT tranny. Does anyone have any input on the drivetrain for the the new Muranos? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Feb 05, 2010 (8:39 am)
I have heard the 2009 and newer Muranos have a different and improved CVT. Thing is, the CVT seems to be here to stay. Subaru is using them in the 2010 Outback (and maybe in other cars as well). Honda uses it in the Fit (I've had one and it was a great little car). I believe the Nissan earlier CVT's actually had some kind of flaw although in my case the transfer case is the item that went.
I wouldn't worry and would go ahead and buy it, although if Nissan hadn't stood up for us by extending the warranty, and in my case even repaying the $3,300 I spent, I would probably be very angry and telling you other things
Mine is a first generation 2004.