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Nissan Murano, Bugatti, Transmission, SUV
#582 of 693 Re: 2003 Murano with cvt problems???? [smarty666]
May 22, 2011 (11:41 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 693 Re: 2003 Murano with cvt problems???? [mikesmurano]
May 23, 2011 (4:32 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 693 Re: 2003 Murano with cvt problems???? [smarty666]
May 24, 2011 (4:51 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.
#585 of 693 Re: 2003 Murano with cvt problems???? [smarty666]
May 24, 2011 (5:03 am)
Thank you for posting the positive side of owning a Nissan. However, those of us like Mike who have had continual expensive problems with their Muranos with no support from Nissan as a company, will never buy another Nissan or could not recommend doing so to anyone. My life got much better once I made the decision to get rid of my 2003 Murano and stop the financial drain and frustration with those who could never seem to fix the car right. We are all entitled to our opinions and our opinions come from our personal experience with our Nissans.
#586 of 693 NTSB Complaints RE: Murano
May 24, 2011 (5:38 am)
Fellow Beleagured "Murano Owners",
Please use the above link for the NTSB to file a complaint. It only takes a few minutes. You will need your VIN info., etc.
Currently, there are mounting compaints about the safety hazzards of the Nissan Murano CVT's. I have read through many of the reports.
There seems to be a shell game going on with Nissan Customer Service and the dealers.
Deny, delay, deny.........
If you are experiencing problems with your CVT, the dealer will advise that it is part "X" (say e.g. - a "TCM, or seals or the case; or the solenoid valve body") - which is not covered under any warranty. They will replace the part(s) at your cost; this will help you limp along for a few more months until you experience total faliure (like I did).
This is being done to a lot of people who have cars that are about to run out of warranty. When you cross the magic (120,000 miles) you're SCREWED!
The average cost to replace is ~$6000. I read of a story where a Murano owner replaced his CVT twice in 14 months ($12K).
I am not one for conspiracy theories; but, this one smells bad.
Please file your complaints (any topic); even if you got rid of the car.
I am looking for a class action link and will post when it surfaces.
#587 of 693 Re: 2003 Murano with cvt problems???? [unhappy34]
May 24, 2011 (5:40 am)
Thanks for the back up.
You said it well.
See my post above about the NTSB.
#588 of 693 Re: 2003 Murano with cvt problems???? [smarty666]
May 24, 2011 (5:56 am)
I guess you missed this one! This is the 2nd gen. CVT (2010)!
#578 of 587 Re: Happy at last sold my Murano [ihatenissan] by heather31 May 19, 2011 (6:22 pm)
Replying to: ihatenissan (May 19, 2011 4:25 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!!!
#589 of 693 Re: 2003 Murano with cvt problems???? [mikesmurano]
May 24, 2011 (4:18 pm)
I didn't miss anything Mike, nor did I ever say the problem does not exist. I feel bad you all went through this and you should have but anyone that bought a 2003-2005 Murano was just asking for trouble when you had a brand new vehicle from Nissan, paired with a brand new mass market transmission. Why do you think I waited over 8 years to get a Nissan. I wanted to give them time to work out the CVT kinks before getting one because I knew these facts and did not want to take a chance. I am just saying, that quoting a few dozen Murano owners on here does not show proof of massive widespread issues, especially with the 2nd Gen Murano. I mean Nissan sells several thousands of them per month, it gets wide positive reviews, yet quoting a few dozen disgruntled (and rightly so) Murano owners is not a decent sample size of the car's total population on the road. I'm just putting things into perspective.
All I was doing was adding some of the positive experience people with the Nissan CVT have had to balance out the negative, that is all. My best advice is to get test drive it and see if it is for you. If not, go some where else, simple as that. If I went through what you and others did, I wouldn't get a Nissan either, but luckily I did not
#591 of 693 Re: 2003 Murano with cvt problems???? [smarty666]
May 31, 2011 (7:28 pm)
Update!!!!! See message 571. 51 miles after having the IPDM replaced the car started having the same symptoms. It feels like it shifts down to 1st gear and sometimes the engine races with high RPM's. The dealership checked it out again and told me that they don't feel any shifting problems. Last night I was driving home and the car downshifted and stuck in 1st gear. I immediately drove it 35 miles to the dealership at 40mph (max speed in 1st gear without blowing up the car) and parked it in front of the service dept. I tried restarting the car and it would not even turn over. The exact same thing that happened 3 weeks earlier that cost me an $85 tow and $825 for an IPDM. They couldnt tell me anything today. Because they don't have a clue. I am screwed on this car and there is absolutely nothing I can do about it.