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Nissan Murano, Bugatti, Transmission, SUV
#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!
#595 of 709 Re: 2004 Nissan Murano Transfer Case [kiwigal]
Jun 06, 2011 (4:08 pm)
I have a 2010 Nissan Murano, and it's now been at the dealership for over a week waiting to have the transfer case leak fixed. A few months prior, I had a power steering leak (this is a brand new car purchased 1 yr ago - 21,000 miles on it). Very dissapointed about these two problems happening on such a new car. I owned at Toyota Camry Solara for almost 6 yrs, and the only problem I had was they needed to reprogram the moonroof a couple of times.
#596 of 709 Re: 2004 Nissan Murano Transfer Case [sage4444]
Jun 06, 2011 (4:31 pm)
I too have a 2010 Murano. I had the leak and smell of oil from the day I drove it off the lot. I kept complaining and they told me it was an axel seal. Did not help. Then they tried to tell me that the dip stick was not in tightly enough. Finally I had enough and said FIX it. They said it was the transfer case. The had it fixed in a few days. Lucky for me because i drove to the Florida keys from long Island 2 days later. I have ahd no problems since the fix. I did complain to Nissan USA and they gave me a $200 service credit, which is good for parts or oil changes etc. When they send you a survey, tell them how unhappy you are. I drove Subaru's for over 12 years and as soon as my lease is up i am going back to subaru!
#597 of 709 Re: 2004 Nissan Murano Transfer Case [mew012]
Jun 06, 2011 (4:40 pm)
Thanks for the reply! It's interesting to read everyone's issues with the transfer case with the Murano. I will definitely complete the survey as you suggested! I did buy the extended warranty on this car (and don't usually buy those), and glad I did (I guess I'll have to read all the fine print as to what is covered in case of problems down the road). Wow! NY to FL - long drive!! I live in MA and drove to FL once...never again..LOL. Glad to hear your car is doing well now.
#598 of 709 Re: 2004 Nissan Murano Transfer Case [sage4444]
Jun 07, 2011 (5:22 am)
Be careful. There are a lot of exclusions in the Murano CVT warranties.
The statistics seem to be climbing now in the 2009 & 2010 Muranos.
The CVT's continue to display the same problem as in earlier models.
Be warry! These cars are very problematic.