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Nissan Murano, Bugatti, Transmission, SUV
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.
#401 of 709 All the fuss with Toyota . . .
Feb 05, 2010 (10:15 am)
I confess I´m a bit frustrated watching how they are vilifying Toyota when the problem with the Murano transmission is, in my opinion, just as serious if not more. Toyota is taking it on the chin for the gas pedal and possible brake problems while Nissan continues to duck the safety problem with the Murano transmission.
Hesitation of the transmission seems very, very serious to me but when the issue was raised with Nissan, they acted indifferent and as though the question was a total surprise. I think that is what I object to most. When the problem is reported, the dealership acted as though this was the first they had heard of it. I think a closer inquiry would be interesting on this.
#402 of 709 Re: 2010 Murano CVT system [sbaltros]
Feb 05, 2010 (10:35 am)
Yes, the CVT, is up and coming and here to stay. However, it is still a product that too many are unfamiliar with. I unfortunately had to have reliable transportation and ended up trading in my 2004 Murano (lost a lot of money) before Nissan decided to extend the warranty for the faulty transmission. On that day, I decided I would never purchase another vehicle that advertised their car as using the "technology of the future". Basically that means, no one will know how to provide maintenance to your car. I always paid more for maintenance being restricted to use the dealership and REALLY paid for it when I had to sell it back to a dealership. I wish I could recommend the Nissan Murano, but I feel the CVT should be in the automobile industry for another couple of years. The time it took Nissan to recognize the faulty transmission took entirely too long and to me displyas no loyalty or appreciation to good customers. Good Luck!
#403 of 709 Re: 2010 Murano CVT system [sbaltros]
Feb 05, 2010 (8:09 pm)
I have groused about the high cost to change transmission fluid, sometimes in florid language, but make no mistake about it: my wife and I have driven nearly 70,000 enjoyable and nearly trouble-free miles in the 7 years we've owned our new (and new model year, remember Dad's advice never to buy a new model?). The engine and drive train deliver real smooth power and performance. And, the funky styling has really held up; we get comments and compliments all the time.
Here's looking to 100,000 miles!
#404 of 709 Murano CVT system
Feb 06, 2010 (2:02 pm)
Thanks for the responses. I see that Nissan offers a 10 year 120k tranny warranty. I didn't know that before. If I like the ride when I take it out I may go for one. How do you guys like the ride compared to a conventional tranny.
#405 of 709 Problems AFTER transmission replacement
Feb 06, 2010 (4:24 pm)
I had my transmission replaced pursuant to the warranty about six weeks ago. Since that time, there is now a creaking in the front end of my car when I turn the steering wheel. It sounds like a boat when it creaks as it goes back and forth in the water. I understand that when the transmission is taken out, it may affect the car's suspension. Did anyone who had their transmission replaced experience this kind of problem?
#406 of 709 Nissan Murano CVT Problems
Feb 08, 2010 (1:31 pm)
Don't be fooled! Nissan is experiencing numerous problems with their CVT's but refuses to officially recall the very defective transmission design. Nissan has taken an "arrogant" position on this issue. My '03 Murano SE has had been in the shop 3 times with CVT problems the last was a total failure. The cost was $6300 Carriage Nissan in Gainesville, GA. The warranty was extended to 120K but was worthless to me. The region Nissan rep. (Christy) refused any help and was rather rude to boot.
My advice is, if your Murano is approaching 120K miles get rid of it! The CVT is a ticking time bomb. If your dilemma is similar to mine I am filing a complaint with: NTSB; federal and state consumer protection agencies; and, Nissan of Japan.
Warning!!! Get rid of that Murano and buy anything else!
#408 of 709 Re: Nissan Murano CVT Problems [mikesmurano]
Feb 08, 2010 (1:59 pm)
Mikesmurano you couldn't be more on the money. We got rid of our 2004 Murano too. I was sad, because I really did like the vehicle. I filed a complaint with NTSB too, but so far no luck. I don't understand, Toyota issues a mass recall, but Nissan doesn't? The 2003 and 2004 Murano's have a known problem with the CVT and transfer case. My husband is lucky he wasn't on the interstate when his transfer case cracked and came to an immediate halt with no warning. All I can think is Nissan has more lobbyists in Washington than Toyota.
Oh and yes they are very rude at Nissan Corporate.
#409 of 709 Re: Nissan Murano CVT Problems [ihatenissan]
Feb 09, 2010 (2:06 pm)
Very disappointing & sad to hear this...You confirmed the same issues I've had recently (as well as other Nissan new car owners of late).
Looks like a significant number of CVT and Front Transfer Case (cracks/fractures) issues from late models all the way up to my 2005.
Nissan Tom Naquin & Corporate were not helpful at all & blamed lack of oil change on my fractured Transfer Case. This - even after a loose electrical cable locked me on AWD for awhile a few months prior to this incident & my maintenance manual never mentioned any required oil changes per Schedules 1 & 2.
Then, my the trans ratio/engine rpm does not shift (at full throttle) after they replaced my fractured Transfer Case.