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Nissan Murano, Bugatti, Transmission, SUV
#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.
Apr 04, 2011 (4:46 am)
Agreed we got rid of ours too, buying that vehicle was like investing with Bernie Madoff. I still can't beleive Nissan has not reimbursed for the transfer case. I really thought once they extended the warranty and reimbursed for the transmission they would do the same with the transfer case.
What a bad investment that Murano was. I agree I did like driving it, just didn't like forking out $4,500 when the vehicle only had 68,000 miles on it and was a $35K vehicle!
#563 of 709 Re: Happy at last sold my Murano [allykat]
Apr 04, 2011 (6:36 am)
Congratulations! You are finally free from the Murano curse!
I initially liked my Murano also. It drove well for the first year.
It was all downhill after that.
Never going back - No more Nissans!
We should have a party!
Apr 04, 2011 (10:43 am)
Hi. My name is Susan and I need help. Here goes the story.. about 2 weeks ago I had my oil changed and tranny flushed by the dealer. no more than 20ml driving the what I thought was the tranny went. So I called the dealler and told them about the noise I heard and told them the car wasn't drivable, they told me to drive it in anyway. got about a down the road I wouldn't drive the "MO" anymore...the noise was so bad. Well the dealer sends a tow truck bring it to the dealler..They tell me they are replacing the tranny under warranty. I"m like oh good..
Well now a week later and after a couple of phone calls from them last week saying what other repairs should be done...like oil pan is starting to rust..Like the mechanic who changed the oil should of said something then when he did the full service point check that was suppose to be done. Well anyway now that the tranny is back in they are saying that, that was not the problme it's the TRANSFER CASE...What????!!!!!!! how the hell can the machanic not know what the hell to look for.
ok before this gets to long...How can I get nissan or the dealer to cover the cost. I am not about to shell out 1700.00 for their incompantance