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Nissan Murano, Bugatti, Transmission, SUV
#585 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano with cvt problems???? [smarty666]
May 24, 2011 (4:03 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 709 NTSB Complaints RE: Murano
May 24, 2011 (4:38 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 709 Re: 2003 Murano with cvt problems???? [unhappy34]
May 24, 2011 (4:40 am)
Thanks for the back up.
You said it well.
See my post above about the NTSB.
#588 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano with cvt problems???? [smarty666]
May 24, 2011 (4:56 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 709 Re: 2003 Murano with cvt problems???? [mikesmurano]
May 24, 2011 (3:18 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 709 Re: 2003 Murano with cvt problems???? [smarty666]
May 31, 2011 (6:28 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.
#592 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano with cvt problems???? [mikesmurano]
May 31, 2011 (9:06 pm)
Update:03 Murano is finally bye bye. After those same issues 2x and almost $5600 later I finally got somebody to take it off my hands. I purchased a Toyota 4runner. Never another Nissan.
#593 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano with cvt problems???? [bkend]
Jun 01, 2011 (4:33 am)
I know some are tired of me saying this; and, I don't wish to spam this thread; but, I would see if the dealer will take the car off your hands.
Look for something else in the their used car selection.
A Toyota or Honda would be a safe and better vehicle.
Sorry for your pain. My concern for you is what I went through. They kept replacing components in & around my CVT that were nothing but patches.
It prolonged the drama and eventually I could no longer afford to keep Nissan in the lap of luxery.
#594 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano with cvt problems???? [jurni]
Jun 01, 2011 (4:34 am)
You are FREE, FREE, FREE at last!
Congratulations! This was a brave and smart decision!