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#547 of 709 Re: Transfer case shot in 2004 Murano; faulty transmission? [allpro1]
Mar 02, 2011 (1:22 pm)
I have a 2003 Nissan Murano and if I would have searched on reviews, I would have never bought a NIssan and never will again. They have CVT "transmissions" which means they are good on gas but if one goes bad you cannot repair with parts, you have to buy a whole transmission which I was just given an estimate for by Nissan Michael Jordan in Durham of $4300.00 - I have had to replace two catalitic converters!! piece of crap!! good luck with your problems I'M GOING TO BUY A HONDA OR TOYOTA FROM THIS POINT ON!! The transmission has a warranty of 120,000 miles -- this has been extended once! so that should tell you something there. My car has 125,000 they will not consider replacing mine! I'm pissed...
#548 of 709 Re: Transfer case shot in 2004 Murano; faulty transmission? [mgroberson]
Mar 03, 2011 (5:42 am)
Serial problems with the catalytic converters are typically caused by bad gas or something in the injection control. Worth a check.
About Honda or Toyota, I owned a 2005 Honda Accord (brand-new) and sold the thing on 2007 because it had unforgivable squeaks, rattles and finishing problems that plagued it from the lot. It had the V6, which is some finicky unit as well (specially the ones fitted with VCM) , which is what made me choose a Toyota Sienna over a Honda Odissey back a few years ago.
#549 of 709 Re: your thoughts please.... [mikesmurano]
Mar 04, 2011 (5:36 pm)
Well turns out you were right. The cats are bad well at least one of the 3. Just gonna replace all three not cheap but better than the alternative. found all three cats basically a whole new exhaust for under $750 just gotta fork over money to have someone install it. thanks for your advice it was a savior.
#550 of 709 Re: your thoughts please.... [jesselee]
Mar 04, 2011 (6:19 pm)
Where did you get your exhaust parts from? I need to replace all 4 o2 sensors all the cats and the y pipe front section
#551 of 709 Re: your thoughts please.... [rickyq]
Mar 06, 2011 (7:54 am)
Right off of ebay. Type in Nissan murano catalytic converter and there will be many to choose from.got all mine shipped for $715 for all of what you need.
#552 of 709 Re: your thoughts please.... [jesselee]
Mar 13, 2011 (6:18 pm)
I bought a fully loaded 2004 Murano AWD SL in 2008 at 34K miles. I bought an extended warranty. The following items were fixed under warranty:
a) driver seat frame replaced - comon problem with murano
b) engine mount replaced
c) tie rod on right front tire replaced
d) oil gasket replaced
e) horn malfunctioned
Last month Feb 2011, at 102K I paid $300 to replace a seal in engine.
March 2011 the car made awful noises. I had it towed to dealer. Dealer told me rear differential disintegrated. I kept up with all servicing through dealer. Differential was serviced at 60K. The cost of rear differential is $2300.
Four days later dealership notified me the transfer case needs to be replaced. The cost is $3500.
Did I mention the engine is buring oil? Engine is burning 1qt of oil per thusand miles.
2004 Nissan Murano SL AWD is junk!
I called Nissan twice to have them help with the issues. These problems happened under warranty 100K. Nissan should stand behind their car. However, Nissan refuses to help.
#553 of 709 Re: your thoughts please.... [murano_ripoff]
Mar 13, 2011 (7:01 pm)
As one should suspect, it is rare that someone will part with a nice 3-year old low-mile loaded SUV without reason.
With the cushion of those R18/65 tires, the combination from #a through #d somehow indicates this car has hit the mother of all potholes at the hands of the previous owner. Engine mounts and tie rods don't simply malfunction after 3-4 years.
You state the car is burning through oil, that it had an oil gasket replaced and then an engine seal. I am somehow suspecting the previous owner missed a couple of oil changes...by a lot...
You state Nissan refuses to help, but as long as you are sharing the situation, what is their assessment of the situation and why do they refuse to cover the repairs?
#554 of 709 Re: your thoughts please.... [murano_ripoff]
Mar 14, 2011 (4:01 am)
Which oil gasket was replaced? The oil burning is common mine started when it was at 97k still had warrenty but dealer brush it off until it ran out of warranty. Next will be your wheel bearings another common problem the exhaust o2 sensors and cat, noisy fuel pressure regulator.
#555 of 709 Re: your thoughts please.... [17inches]
Mar 14, 2011 (5:41 am)
The previous owner leased the car. Due to low mileage the dealership allowed me to buy an extended warranty. I can't speak for previous owner. However I performed maintenance at dealer on regular basis. I had car from 34K to currently at 103K.
Nissan says the car is out of warranty and will not help repair. However, this car did not just go bad at 103K. The problems happened within the warranty and just manifested themselves at this point. The issue is the 2004 Murano AWD SL is poorly manufactured. This a $30,000 car. Does it make any sense that major components on the car fail at 100K miles? I expected to get at least 200K.
My only recourse is to trade it in, accept whatever I get and walk away from it. I can't speak for other Nissan's. However the problems I experienced with the Murano; from the driver seat to rear differential and transfer case needing repair are strong indications that the 2004 model year is unreliable.