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You are in the Nissan Murano
What is this discussion about?
Nissan Murano, Bugatti, Transmission, SUV
#493 of 693 Re: 2010 Nissan Murano [whitestar16]
Jul 07, 2010 (2:00 pm)
I would hope that your 2010 works flawlessly. It should it's a 2010.
What is relevant is that the basic design has not changed. I could go into a technical/mechanical explanation but U (in all due respect) probably wouldn't understand most of it or you would discard it as not relevant.
I am posting here because there are a lot of folks out there stuck with the older design and just now encountering the "problems". I am still being emailed questions (daily) about these details which I am happy to share.
I don't get some of you guys though. If you don't agree you don't want people to post a thread.
Sorry. Don't read if it does not apply.
#494 of 693 Re: 2010 Nissan Murano [whitestar16]
Jul 07, 2010 (2:02 pm)
p.s. Thanks for sharing though!
Jul 07, 2010 (9:29 pm)
As you know, there have been several hundred technical service bulletins on the Murano since the 2003 model year. All of the changes have been incorporated into the current design. And the Muranos currently on sale have slight improvements over the one I bought in March of this year. One maybe very significant in fact. The CVT does have a full 10 year warranty as well. Let me be the first to state that the transfer case remains suspect. Therefore I recommend purchasing the 2wd version, which of course has no transfer case, over the AWD versions of this vehicle.
Buying a used vehicle is a crap shoot, since you don't know how the previous owner treated the vehicle. You opted to buy a used vehicle Mike, and in this instance, that appears to have been a costly error in an attempt to save a little money ( nothing wrong with that of course). A used vehicle is a gamble; sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose. I buy used stuff all of the time. You take your chances.
#496 of 693 Re: response [whitestar16]
Jul 08, 2010 (8:29 am)
Agreed on all points.
My Murano was a dealer certified car. It was actually a demo car of the salesman.
I loved the car early on. The whole experience turned rotten. Back in 2003 Nissan made marketing claims that the CVT was so simple in design that you will never have transmission problems; it will last the life of the car.
I have a 4Runner that has 235,000 miles with the original engine and transmission.
I lost faith in Nissan's CVT design. I think they made a risky move by converting a lot of their other models over. Time will tell.
This thread though I plan to continue to help folks having CVT issues.
#497 of 693 2nd Gen CVT Much Improved over 1st Gen CVT!
Jul 08, 2010 (9:05 am)
I have to agree with others, so far there are far less and fewer problems on the 2nd Gen CVT since 2009 then on the 1st Gen CVT that that all you early 1st Gen Murano owners have. I'm not saying there are not a few people still having problems with the 2nd Gen but I have read only a handful compared to the hundreds on the 1st Gen. Its b/c of the 1st GEN CVT Nissan had to step up and inact the transmission warranty extension to 10yrs/120k miles.
#498 of 693 Nissan Canada refuses to fix CVT
Jul 11, 2010 (12:36 pm)
I live in Toronto Canada and have a 04 Murano with 130km took my Murano into the dealership at Morningside Nissan and Scarborough Nissan, the transmission shifts like a regular auto transmission. At 120km the rpms are about 4000. Here is Nissan answer first off we never replace the fluid (CVT) wrong showed the bill from my mechanic, next maybe he used the wrong fluid, showed the bill from there dealership where I purchased the fluid, next my mechanic is not factory trained, that means nothing to me because none of there mechanic has ever set foot in Japan for training, they are only parts replacers and do it quicker then my mechanic, who fixes all Japanese and German cars only and has a racing team. They are all licensed in the province of Ontario.( Including myself licensed mechanic)
Finally they decided to look at the Murano at a min cost which I agreed too, they kept the Murano for 3days. Here is what they said I needed new front brakes plus rotors (which is new 3months brembo cross drilled), new front tires, right front wheel bearing. Nothing about the transmission, spoke to the service manager who concurred all these contribute to the transmission problem cant see how. I decided to go along with them and told them to fix everything they recommend, but if the problem is still there I except a total refund, they then decided not to fix the problems outlaid it was only a recommendation of future problems. They recommend I drive the Murano for awhile more until the problem gets worse. Call Nissan Canada spoke to a Rep who said it was the dealerís call as to speak to a technical rep, but was told that none were available at Nissan Canada to answer my questions.
Jul 20, 2010 (8:05 am)
I just put a down payment 2007 certified pre-owned Murano (35,000 miles on it). I did some background on it before I went in there, especially with the CVT. As in this post, it seems the 2007 had fewer problems than earlier years (as expected). Should I be concerned? I have a 4 year 65,000 mile warranty on it. I am waiting for some financing paperwork to go through so there is still time for questions to the dealer.
#500 of 693 Re: 2007 Murano [stealth878]
Jul 20, 2010 (9:39 am)
Please read my posts throughout. I have had horrendous problems with my Murano's CVT and Nissan refused any support or help. Beyond that, I have had numerous other problems with the Murano such as: fuel delivery, struts, exhaust system, oil leaks, power door lock solenoids, AC system leaks, power seat problems, etc.
My car was purchased with 39K miles, dealer certified. The thing turned out to be a demon possessed nightmare.
Buy an Acura or a Toyota. Runaway !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#501 of 693 Re: 2007 Murano [mikesmurano]
Jul 20, 2010 (7:10 pm)
I see that you had problems. I had a Toyota that fell victim to the dreaded Idle Air Control problem that causes it to stall and results in shaky rpms. From what I have read that's a common problem on Toyota's, so I wanted to move away despite that I had it repaired.
It appears that the CVT problems were early in the first generation Muranos 2003-2005. By 2007 they corrected it for the most part, it seems. Even now with the extended warranty on the CVT, still not a good bet, Mike?
Anyone else have a say on this, I'm trying to get as much information as I can.
Thanks for all your time!
#502 of 693 Re: 2007 Murano [stealth878]
Jul 20, 2010 (9:00 pm)
The website true delta has collected ongoing repair records for Muranos for a long time. The 2007 model year has very few reported problems, even less than the 2009s!
I report for the 2010s ( have one) - nothing yet to talk about for the 2010s really as far as problems - although on other boards the 2010 LE owners have had a minor problem or two ( not CVT, transfer case, struts, exhaust etc--more like a key fob not working or a remote liftgate issue)