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#481 of 709 Re: Murano CVT transmission [jay163]
Jun 01, 2010 (11:01 am)
I have a 2003 Murano which now has about 57 thousand on it. I had an accident in 2007 and transmission went out. Truth be known it was going out before accident. Car was towed from accident and make a long story short got it back from repair shop 2 and a half months later and transmission was gone. It was towed over to Nissan dealer who said someone had put wrong fluid in. Well I pitched a fit and told them other then the accident I had always taken it to Nissan dealer to fix and they finally agreed to fix. Out of the bottom of their hearts they said they decided it wasn't my fault. Keep after them. It's a load of crap...
#482 of 709 Murano CVT transmission
Jun 09, 2010 (4:19 am)
Hello All, I believe my Murano is finally fixed. I am not the original owner, but after owning this SUV for a year I know why the previous owner sold it. Nearly all Murano 03-07 will have a CVT issue at some point. Mine happens to be the legend, "4-5 second delayed acceleration after driving in hot weather or stuck in stop & go traffic". I live in Co so during the fall/winter months I didn't have this issue. Summer is here and it was getting annoying. So I decided to research on getting this fixed or trading in.
I found out that Nissan extended the CVT warranty to 10 years/120k miles. Smart way for Nissan to avoid a Recall, and avoid national news (Bastards!) I took it to my local Nissan, and the gal knew that my problem was CVT related right off the bat. They pull the ECM codes and it came up with P0868. This is related to the valve body inside the transmission. Only the dealer can fix this b/c reprogramming is required after valve body replacement. I was lucky enough to have this covered under warranty b/c it would have been a very large bill!!
So far after the repair I haven't had a problem. Here's the link to the extended warranty. http://www.nissanassist.com/ProgramDetails.php?menu=2
#483 of 709 Re: Murano CVT transmission [steved6]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 09, 2010 (9:23 pm)
Good to hear. Did you have to pay a diagnostic fee first?
#484 of 709 Re: Murano CVT transmission [steve_]
Jun 10, 2010 (4:09 am)
No I didn't have to pay anything. I guess they knew it was a CVT issue covered under warranty. Some of you may not be lucky b/c your local dealership are probably jerks about it.
Spread the word. This is the fix for this cvt issue.
#485 of 709 Re: Murano CVT transmission [steved6]
Jun 10, 2010 (7:05 am)
The people I have heard so far, who seem to be having trouble getting Nissan to honor the warranty and admit it was a CVT problem, are the poor Murano owners who had to pay out of pocket for all the work BEFORE Nissan enacted the warranty extension! Some people had the work done 2-3 years ago, in some instances, and Nissan is being a pain about having specific paper work, that either the dealer didn't give, or people did not keep or don't have enough of, and Nissan is being anal about them proving it was CVT related!
I don't see why they are acting that way! I think people have better things to do with their time then to make stuff up about CVT repair work that they put thousands of dollars out on!
#486 of 709 Re: Murano CVT transmission [steved6]
Jun 23, 2010 (6:03 am)
I indeed had the exact same diagnosis on my '03 Murano. The fix lasted ~15k miles before I had the catastrophic failure at 122k miles.
Nissan has denied any and all of my claims of CVT work that I had done by the dealer. I am out over $7500 in CVT repairs alone. No support and no warranty is the word I have been given.
I would still ditch the car before you own a more expensive repair. The fix you got was a band aide. The CVT has some serious engineering flaws. I have been criticized a lot in this blog for my strong comments and posture.
Keep it at your own risk. Good luck.
#487 of 709 Re: Murano CVT transmission [mikesmurano]
Jun 23, 2010 (9:19 am)
Of course they will not pay. That is why clear regulations are needed for each crooked rich person. They are trying to scare America that regulations are Socialism so they can do whatever they wish. Unfortunately people believe those brain washers who have no idea what Socialism is. But as long as they can get away with it they will rob and cheat so they can get richer and who cares about others.
#488 of 709 Similar CVT Problems, I think...
Jun 23, 2010 (7:58 pm)
I have a 2003 Murano and it was acting up in the same way, going very slow before gaining traction after a stop in warm weather. I took it to the dealership and they said I needed my transmission fluid replaced. I did and that seemed to take care of the situation. That was at 50,000 miles. Now I'm at 150,000 miles and it's doing it again. It bearly gets through an intersection after stopping at the red light and doesn't seem to gain traction for at least 20-30 feet. It also has a tendency to rev up and down on the highway after longer drives. Am I looking at a replacement of the CVT or is this something that can be fixed with another transmission fluid replacement? Anyone know?
#489 of 709 Re: CVT Problems [robmartins]
Jul 06, 2010 (7:11 am)
I second the recommendation. What a nightmare that CVT problem is on this models.
The experience I had was by far more frightening than having "Freddy Krueger" as a passanger.
Nissan is going to have to come clean as did Toyota -BMW and Mazda now.
#490 of 709 Re: CVT Problems [robmartins]
Jul 07, 2010 (5:39 am)
That's the best suggestion I have read yet!
However, if you donate the car, some sucker will buy it and inherit those same problems.
I think the stupid Obama administration should offer a bail out to Murano and or other Nissan model owners.
The next Nissan experiment is their ridiculous electric car that will be another disaster. They should get their internal combustion powered cars perfected before they go on to another speculative big idea!