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Nissan Murano, Bugatti, Transmission, SUV
#575 of 709 Re: your thoughts please.... [murano_ripoff]
May 19, 2011 (12:46 pm)
I am so mad..I hate Nissan. I have a 2006 Murano at 120,000 miles. My transmission is gone. I called the dealership on Monday May 2nd and they couldn't get me in until May 7th. By this time, the milage was up to 121,226. After countless called to Nissan's regional team, they finaly said that they will NOT cover it. I am so p***'d off. Doesn't anyone have any advice for me?
May 19, 2011 (1:01 pm)
I had to replace the transmission on my 2003 Murano at just over 100,000 miles to the tune of $5K. Then the transmission the dealer put in failed immediately and they replaced it again, but it was only guaranteed for 20,000 miles, so I traded the Murano in for a Toyota. Then, a few months later, I get a letter from Nissan and forms to fill out that added up to proving that I did own the car at the time the transmission failed, that I paid for a new transmission, and next thing I knew they reimbursed me for everything. So, in brief, my advice would be to go to Nissan directly, though you may want to talk to your dealer. Obviously, the only way Nissan knew to contact me was because they got information from the dealer.
#577 of 709 Re: Happy at last sold my Murano [allykat]
May 19, 2011 (3:25 pm)
Yes we did the same thing, traded the Murano in on a Toyota.
Is there a facebook page about the Murano and the issues? I'm not that facebook savy but perhaps if we all join and I'm sure there are even more consumers out there screwed by this transfer/CVT issue.
Over a year later, I'm still bitter about spending $4,500 on a transfer case, when it is obvious it was an issue that should have been handled as a recall!
#578 of 709 Re: Happy at last sold my Murano [ihatenissan]
May 19, 2011 (5:22 pm)
Hi all, I'm new and came to this board looking because I have 2010 Murano with 11,000 miles. The transfer case went bad and I just had it replaced, I have still smelled the burning oil smell and had it rechecked again today. I was told it was fine and there is nothing wrong with the car. I've been reading all these problems with the transfer case and transmission. Can you tell me if the problems still continue once the part has been replaced?
I have the oportunity to trade this vehicle without a loss and I'm not sure what to do, if this is going to be an ongoing problem then I'm going to trade the car. If not then I'll keep it. Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.....Thanks!!!
#579 of 709 Re: Happy at last sold my Murano [heather31]
May 20, 2011 (5:33 am)
This has been a problem with the Murano and if you can get out without a loss I would jump at the chance. As long as it not with another CVT transmission.
#580 of 709 Re: Happy at last sold my Murano [heather31]
May 20, 2011 (6:19 am)
These cars are garbage.
A class action law suite needs to be initiated!
I cannot believe that folks continue to buy a car model that is riddled with such problems.
Nissan is the most pathetic auto manufacturer ever.
Get rid of this car as fast as you can! Read all of my threads.
I spent in excess of $12,500 in repairs including a replaced CVT & case.
Whatever you do, DONOT buy another Nissan! Trade for anything else.
#581 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano with cvt problems???? [mikesmurano]
May 22, 2011 (6:00 am)
That is what you all get for buying the 1st Gen CVT, which was a new mass market technology for Nissan. That is why I waited several years to they came out with the 2nd Gen version which is more refined and has much less problems!
Never buy a 1st year model or any model from any manufactures when they are using a new technology that they never had before.
#582 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano with cvt problems???? [smarty666]
May 22, 2011 (10:41 am)
Sorry. Your words & view on this issue are not at all acceptable.
Many first year vehicles are highly successfull, and DONOT display the problems the Muranos are exihibiting.
If you pay attention to the threads here, one would observe that you are now seeing the the same problems with the CVT in later models as well.
I checked, AND, the 2009 - 2011 Muranos are still using the same CVT tranny case and same basic transmission design. SO, Nissan has decided to continue to perpetuate the problem by buidling the same garbage that they have.
The intelligent observer would note that Nissan is making a ton of money off of suckers who think that a $6000 transmission replacment is a good investment.
The Murano is crap from 2003 - infinity. It is that simple.
The safest bet for all consumers is to avoid Nissan alltogether!
#583 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano with cvt problems???? [mikesmurano]
May 23, 2011 (3:32 pm)
The problem is Mike, your generalizing and trying to lump all of Nissan into this category.
Myself and thousands upon thousands of others have had no issues with the CVT thus far, some people with just as many miles as you and others. In almost 23k miles on my Maxima, I have had not one issue with the CVT. It has performed smoothly, no jerking motions, no hesitations, problems accelerating, and excellent fuel economy.
The problem is, you only give one side of the story. The 2nd Gen CVT that was introduced starting in 2009 has had far less issues and complaints. A sampling of the few dozen to maybe few hundred of people who had CVT issues on here is only a small % of the total vehicles Nissan has sold since introducing the CVT.
Some of us come on here just to balance out all the negativity put things into perspective and when you go posting on multiple discussions that Nissan's are trash and trying to throw in scare tactics to bad mouth an entire brand and tell people not to buy them, that does not go to help make yourself give any more credibility to your situation. I feel bad for you and what you had to go through, but its better to try to keep the analysis balanced. There are plenty of us who have had no issues with the CVT along with tens of thousands of others.
#584 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano with cvt problems???? [smarty666]
May 24, 2011 (3:51 am)
Thank you for your diplomatically stated criticisms.
I am sorry, but I am baffled that you don't get it!
Telling someone that they should not have bought a first generation car after it displays horrendous problems is an insult (crickets chirping).
And, as a matter of fact, the 2nd gen CVT's are also showing the same problems as before. As the next few years unfold and the miles rack up you will see that I am right.
BTW, the Maxima has a completely different throttle system than the Murano. This is a contributing factor.