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Nissan Murano, Bugatti, Transmission, SUV
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.
#519 of 709 purchase transmission?
Nov 23, 2010 (12:16 pm)
I have a 2004 Murano w/186k mi. Transmission has displayed the usual hesitation in hot weather, fixed momentarily by restarting car. Currently, the car has an undiagnosable overheating problem and I've been recommended to rebuild/replace the engine and replace the transmission. Trading in, getting another car is not an option. We'd like to do this ourselves (SO fixes all his vehicles incl Range Rover), but I haven't been able to find replacement engines/transmissions online. Has anyone else been able to find engines/transmissions for purchase? Any suggestions?
#520 of 709 cross-reference, transmission purchase
Nov 23, 2010 (12:21 pm)
Great minds think alike, nails2. I hope we get replies to our posts.
#521 of 709 Re: Nissan CVT Customer Satisfaction Program - EXPIRED [mgiontaca]
Nov 23, 2010 (9:07 pm)
Follow-up: I contacted Nissan Consumer affairs and after several calls and paperwork submissions, they reimbursed me fully for my faulty CVT replaced in 2008. My hat's off to Nissan for this show of integrity. My faith in Nissan is restored. Since the program had officially ended before I called them, they didn't have to do "the right thing", but they did.