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Nissan Murano, Bugatti, Transmission, SUV
#509 of 709 Re: 2007 Murano [stealth878]
Sep 04, 2010 (11:11 pm)
hey Stealth- yes the truedelta sight is interesting, because they have owners reporting on all of the SUVs out there pretty much. The SUVs with the highest problem rates overall are the Chevy Equinox and the Ford Edge. The SUVs with the lowest number of problems are the Toyota Venza and the Honda CRV. Nissan Murano overall falls in the middle. The Honda CRV road noise is too high for me and the Toyota Venza ( or however its spelled) doesn't appeal to me in the least ( subjective obviously on my part).
#510 of 709 2007 Murano CVT
Sep 07, 2010 (3:14 am)
The CVT maybe a problem on the higher mileage cars, i was leasing 2007 Murano for 39 month, outside of the oil changes and 1 set of brakes i have not done anything else to the car, The CVT worked well for me and i do tend to have a heavy foot from time to time, with that said that does not mean the problem does not exist and nissan should own up to it, but like many others said it all depends how the car was taken care of and how it was driven, also this may not even be a consideration for people like me who are leasing the car and withing the time of the lease due to the car being new most likely will not see any problems.
#511 of 709 Nissan CVT Customer Satisfaction Program - EXPIRED
Sep 12, 2010 (3:27 pm)
Unfortunately I just learned that there was a Nissan CVT Customer Satisfaction Program today, but it expired 7/31/2010 (6 weeks ago). Of course Nissan never reached out to their customers and informed them of the program. The program included full reimbursement for those of us who already paid $6k to have a transmission replaced if it failed before the new extended warranty duration of 10 yrs/120k miles was reached.
Has anyone had success since 7/31/2010 (program termination date) on getting a reimbursement? if so, I'd appreciate any advice.
Sep 12, 2010 (7:47 pm)
I have the FWD version and NO problems with 62k miles. Love it - I just change the oil. Brakes even lasted 60k miles, tires 50k. Nissan service at Robbins in Humble, TX is 1st class.
Have owned several 4WD vehicles in the past with the following experience:
4WD Mazda minivan - replaced transmission at 39k miles, $3600, out of warranty. So much for Japanese reliability
4WD Plymouth minivan - serviced and rebuilt trans under warranty twice, then at 60k or so miles, it died out of warranty
4WD Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, which never had a problem during our 3 yr, 40k mile lease.
The lesson I learned: Unload a 4WD vehicle before it is out of warranty.
#513 of 709 Re: Murano CVT transmission [steved6]
Oct 03, 2010 (4:40 pm)
I have a 2003 Murano; I loved the car. For most part, the shape design, interior, and the advanced Trans., the tires were always problematic, never lasting more than 25,000 miles. Few months ago I started to have strange problems. That was if I have made many stops the car would have a hard time engaging to another gear is if it were stuck. On my annual visit to the dealer, to change all the belts, I have informed him of the recurring problem. After leaving the car for a day, I was told that there is nothing wrong with the car. This just made my day. However, just a few days ago, while entering the HWY, it happened again. This time we would have almost lost our lives; it was a close one. After a day of diagnosis the dealer informed me that it is a possible valve body in transmission that needs to be replaced. I have contacted corporate headquarters and began the case file. After reading all testimonies, looks that this is a common problem with this car, and Nissan is downplaying most of the complains. Any suggestions?
#514 of 709 Re: Murano CVT transmission [ewminat]
Oct 03, 2010 (6:44 pm)
Nissan cars used to look good and last long. Todays Nissan still maybe looks good but is not a good car. Probably Hynday is better at least you get 100,000 miles warranty.
#516 of 709 Re: Murano CVT transmission [ewminat]
Oct 17, 2010 (2:26 pm)
Annual belt replacement?
Either you are driving 40-100K miles an year or your dealer has been ripping you off all along.
#517 of 709 So glad I researched the Murano's
Oct 23, 2010 (9:44 am)
My daughter turned 16 so we gave her my 03 altima which we bought new. It's been a great car no bad problems except replacing the alternator twice. 1st time in 08 then last in 10. I decided that I really liked the Murano's and was looking to buy a used one. I've been looking and test driving for only a week and was just about to drive about 3 hours away to look and possibly buy a 05. Through many conversations and video's with the owner I just knew this one was for me. A salesman with the Nissan dealership in Huntsville had called me many times wanting me to stop by and take a look at a couple of Murano's so I did just last night. While he went in to get the keys I was looking and admiring the 370 Z's and another salesman walked up and we started talking about the Z's, altima's and then Murano's. He told me that Nissan had extended the warranty on all makes of the Murano's and why. We went on talking until I think he realized that was probably to much information. I was very disappointed to hear what I was told caused I loved those SUV'S. I thanked him for bringing that to my intention cause no one else had. I even went to consumer reports and all I had found was reports on brake pads having to be replaced. I went ahead and test drove the 07 Murano and while we where driving I asked many questions and was told over and over what great cars these where. So either he didn't know or was just trying to make a sale. I would have considered another Altima if only I could trust I was being told the truth. I came home and researched and found all these issues with different customers and now I know I will continue looking into the Toyota 4 runners like my husband wanted to do to begin with. I will still admire the Murano's when I see them; for their looks only, and I thank God for he did answer my prayer.
#518 of 709 CVT cross-reference
Nov 23, 2010 (11:58 am)
I have a 2004 Murano AWD. I'd like to swap the CVT with a later model. Can anyone tell me what's compatible?
I need to pull the motor &etc (rear main seal and other problems). The CVT has been doing that surge thing, and I'm sure it's on borrowed time. I'm hoping for some bolt-up pnp swap from a junkyard front clip. Does anyone know what years will cross?
Sorry if this is already posted somewhere -- I swear I tried to find it.