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#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.
#558 of 709 Re: Murano CVT failure [tommyguy10]
Mar 31, 2011 (7:37 am)
Thank you!!!!! I thought it was just me. Your post put it all in prospective for me. My 2003 Murano At about 122,000 miles (January 2010) I had the same problem and a problem with the transfer case. Both replaced/fixed $5k later. Now 8 years & 135,000 the same issue, again. I am going to look for a new car this weekend. I guess I wore her out but I thought Nissan was one that would last with me but I guess not.
#559 of 709 Re: Murano CVT failure [jurni]
Mar 31, 2011 (10:00 am)
I don't think you wore her out. It has been my observation and experience that Nissan builds "JUNK"!
I have a Toyota 4Runner with 255,000 miles now and just had the transmission fluid changed and checked over. No problems! It still has the original transmission and torque converter.
I also have a Acura TL with 120,000 miles. Original tranny. No issues.
I also have a 2002 Chrysler TC van. 178,000 miles on a rebuilt tranny at 90K. No issues.
I also have a 1972 Cutlass Supreme auto tranny (original) 155K miles - No issues.
Yep. It's Nissan!
#560 of 709 Happy at last sold my Murano
Apr 03, 2011 (7:17 pm)
Traded in my Murano today!!! Free at last worst car ever!!!!!!!!!!!
#561 of 709 Re: Happy at last sold my Murano [allykat]
Apr 04, 2011 (1:51 am)
Getting rid of your Murano is the only time you will be happy to take a beating. It truly does make life good again. It's been a year since we got rid of ours. No more transfer case/cvt worries!
Too bad because otherwise I really enjoyed my Murano. Never again.