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#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.
#412 of 709 Murano Transmission Problems
Feb 16, 2010 (4:56 am)
I have a 2003 awd and have had it since new. Liek everyone says, it's a great car. But...Right around 75k miles we've been having issues in the front end. The dealer replaced the left axle and that helped some of the vibration but the right wheel shudders and vibrates excessievly when turning left under acceleration and also going straight when it is cold. I've had it to one dealer 3 times and he admits something feels wrong but he says everything checks out OK and they can't find anything wrong. This morning there was a small puddle of trans fluid on the garage floor. I'm going to bring it to another dealer later today.
What I'm wondering is what kinds of symtoms did everyone have before failure and/or replacement?
#413 of 709 Re: Murano Transmission Problems [jdc630]
Feb 16, 2010 (6:12 am)
We recently had to have the seal replaced on our transmission in our 2003 Murano. We didn't have any problems with the transmission just noticed an odor that shouldn't be there. It was covered under the extended warranty. So far so good. However we had many visits to the dealer to take care of a leak in the transfer case. Those were on us. We were just happy they didn't have to replace the transfer case.
Good luck. Great cars but not worth the stress and aggrevation.
#414 of 709 Transmission
Feb 16, 2010 (6:47 pm)
Well, it's at the dealer now. I rented a car and left the Murano there for them to figure it out. I'll post what they find out.
Funny thing is that I couldn't find any more leaking when I pulled into the dealer but there was certainly a lot on my garage floor this AM.
#415 of 709 Where's JD Power now that I've owned my Murano for a year and a half?
Feb 17, 2010 (7:26 am)
I get asked a lot by non-Murano owners if I like my Murano. I say yes and no. When I first purchased the vehicle, I loved it. The ride was awsome, the pick-up smooth, no noises or rattles. I've owned my 2009 Murano for one year and six days. I hear rattles, the pick-up has really backed off, when I put the car in reverse and then switch to drive it hesitates and coasts backwards ever so slightly which makes me wonder each time if I'm going to hit whatever is behind me, my tires are terrible in snow and rain with barely 25K on the odometer, and rain sensing wipers are still my least favorite feature. Weirdly the Maxima did it right. When driving my mom's 2009 Maxima, the sensor knows when I want it to wipe at a speed consistent with the actual amount of rain hitting my windshield. And probably the biggest complaint is Nissan as a company. I owned and Audi prior to this vehicle and had nothing but electrical problems. Audi of course says "well, that's the way it is (aka sucks to be you)". I loved the car; the way it drove, the way it handled, it was just pure fun to drive and it looked damn good, too. BUT knowing how expensive that little car was in the end (every headlight, tail light, turnsignal was replaced at least 3 or 4 times; the windshield wiper motor was replaced twice; both front window--passenger and driver--regulators were replaced; the windshield wiper arm brackets corroded three times; on Memorial Day at 10:30 pm I broke down on the Ohio turnpike because the fuel pump went; and the best was the driver's side sunviser "broke"--it wouldn't stay in the up position so that was a sweet $326 to get fixed---this all happened in just the four years I owned the vehicle) .... I decided to buy a Nissan because my in-laws, my mother, and husband had always driven Nissan's so I thought, okay, this time I'm going to actually relax with the car and have a break from repairs. NOT SO. I took the car in for a simple oil change and low and behold there was service request out for the TPMS. They replaced all four sensors and for the first time the damn TPMS light stayed on continuously. Didn't matter if it was 12 degrees out or 50 degrees. I told the dealer who said it was a nail (it wasn't), then it was just because it's cold out. I said nope, something else is going on here. I drive 3 hours and the light never goes off? You'd think the tires would be warm by then and the light would go off. Nope. They still said it's because of the cold weather. I had the car to the garage four times for this. Called Nissan USA and I was "lucky" enough to be assigned and "advisor" that didn't sound old enough to have HER drivers license. No offense to women (I'm one), but when I ask to talk to to someone technical, don't give me an 18 year old girl unless she's worked on cars personnally. So of course this "bright" girl also said it was because it was cold out. This past weekend, my HUSBAND took the car for an oil change, tire rotation and asked for the TPMS to be checked again and what do you know!!!! One of the sensors was bad, they replaced it and so far so good. ERRR. No I would not buy another Nissan simply becuase NISSAN isn't like Toyota (not that I'd buy a Toyota) and stand up and say "we screwed up. let's fix this for you".
#417 of 709 Re: Nissan Murano CVT Problems [ihatenissan]
Feb 22, 2010 (11:41 am)
I just saw your post today.
It is sad the we (Nissan customers) have to find solace and assistance on this forum.
I posted a new message announcing that I have sold my Murano. I regret not doing it sooner.
I plan to stay on this forum educating others and leading a revolution against Nissan. Since the NTSB and consumer agencies are not hearing the call it is time to take up action against Nissan.
My bet is that they will be next on the spot light.
I have recently been contacted about some pretty scary stories about injuries and accidents tied to the CVT problems. Things like the accelerating on its own and crashing. Injuring people. Etc.
Keeping the heat on Nissan!