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#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.
#410 of 709 2004 Nissan Murano CVT Transmission
Feb 09, 2010 (10:51 pm)
I bought my 04' Murano April 2009 and it it has about 977,000 miles on it. I fell in love with this model. I had always liked Nissan's designs and thought that they were a very trustworthy reputable company. My car has been doing the surge and losing power thing.....ever since I bought it. On the freeways, highways, and in town in heavy traffic and in freezing temps. I have taken the car in two times and the mechanic tells me that he can not see an error code. To bring the car back the next time it happens again. I did and he thought that he fixed it that time. My friend drove it with her children to pick me up from the airport and it started to do that losing power thing on the freeway. This is really dangerous! My friends have been with me on a road trip out of town and we weren't sure if we would make it home. The vehicle just decides it will not move forward or backward, or it will move, but very slowly and builds speed and surges forward! I finally had the car towed about 10 days ago to the place where I bought it. The car came with a warranty for 100,000 miles, with a $200.00 deductible. The mechanic told me that I need a new Transmission Valve Body and he sent the car down the street to the Nissan dealership. This car has been very dangerous. I think Nissan should own their problem. I really am disappointed in this whole situation and with Nissan.
#411 of 709 Re: All the fuss with Toyota . . . [balanceok]
Feb 13, 2010 (6:34 am)
Yes Toyota is stepping up to the plate, it's a shame Nissan is not. I think people can be more forgiving when one admits they screwed up, instead of ducking the issue. I'm still bitter about spending $4,500 to replace the transfer case on a vehicle w/ 77,000 miles and worth about $14,000.