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You are in the Nissan Murano
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Nissan Murano, Bugatti, Transmission, SUV
#558 of 693 Re: Murano CVT failure [tommyguy10]
Mar 31, 2011 (8:37 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 693 Re: Murano CVT failure [jurni]
Mar 31, 2011 (11:00 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 693 Happy at last sold my Murano
Apr 03, 2011 (8:17 pm)
Traded in my Murano today!!! Free at last worst car ever!!!!!!!!!!!
#561 of 693 Re: Happy at last sold my Murano [allykat]
Apr 04, 2011 (2:51 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 (5:46 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 693 Re: Happy at last sold my Murano [allykat]
Apr 04, 2011 (7:36 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 (11:43 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
Apr 07, 2011 (6:19 am)
Thanks so much to the General Manager at my dealer, He is making things right. Should be getting the Mo back today
#566 of 693 Re: your thoughts please.... [jesselee]
Apr 09, 2011 (8:49 am)
I have a 2010 Nissan Murano SL NEW. This car leaked from they night I brought it home from the dealership. It smelled of oil inside the cabin, and they tried to tell me it is was nothing. Two weeks in they changed the right axel seal , or so they said. Still has a leak. Went in for an oil change last week 8,000 miles, and said check the leak. Well now they tell me it's the transfer case and has to be replaced. I am driving to Florida at the end of the week, so I hope they have it repaired by then, I don't think it would be safe to drive that far without the repair. I had been driving Subaru's since 1998, and switched to Nissan. BIG mistake! Can't wait until i am out of my lease!
#567 of 693 2007 Murano CVT question - heat a cause?
Apr 21, 2011 (1:11 pm)
My wife is in love with a Murano. It seems like a good size to step down from the 2000 Odyssey we have used to 175k miles. And we are in process to get a 2007 one - probably middle of next week from a Nissan dealer - so called "Certified" with 31k miles. The Odys were known for transmission issues, but when we got ours (used in 2003 with 45k on the clock) the first thing we did was add a tranny cooler (for towing) but we got an aftermarket one that was about 3x the size of the over priced Honda part. No tranny issues for us at all and we put about 125k on with the cooler in place. SO back to the Murano... I have read this thread, but nothing stuck out as a root cause (granted could have missed it) other than "bad design". If it is heat as a potential culprit, perhaps due to that "bad design", I am thinking a repeat of the additional tranny cooler may be what the doctor ordered for the Murano. I may do it anyway - but wanted to get advice from the forum. If that made any sense - probably would not hurt.