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#596 of 693 Re: 2004 Nissan Murano Transfer Case [sage4444]
Jun 06, 2011 (5:31 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 693 Re: 2004 Nissan Murano Transfer Case [mew012]
Jun 06, 2011 (5:40 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 693 Re: 2004 Nissan Murano Transfer Case [sage4444]
Jun 07, 2011 (6:22 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.
#599 of 693 Murano reliability
Jun 13, 2011 (9:41 pm)
mikesmurano claims: "Be warry! These cars are very problematic."
Folks, mikesmurano has been spamming this forum for many months now with false claims about the Murano because of his rare bad experience. HIS car may have been problematic, and a very few other folks may have, but both Consumer Reports and JD Powers say otherwise, giving the Murano high marks for reliability and quality. For example, you can see JD Powers very high ranking for drivetrain reliability (which is mikesmurano's particular complaint), as can be seen here:
If your looking for real reliability info on a vehicle, Consumer Reports, JD Powers and others are far better sources than this forum!
Of course, if you don't like what Consumer Reports or JD Powers are saying about the drivetrain relibility, then I guess my experience is just as good a Mikes. Our Murano is 30 months old, has 55,000 miles on it with completely trouble free operation. It is an AWD (with the transfer case) and it made numerous trips through mountains and deserts (got the AWD for the ski trips in the Sierras - and needed it for the snow storms at Tahoe on Memorial Day weekend!) We also have towed trailers full of furniture the length of California (moving relatives) . It still works smoothly and trouble free. Based on many many other reviews and posts on other forums, that is the common trend for Murano owners.
I do think Nissan needs to upgrade their dealer service departments. (Who are all dirty lying part swappers. But that's how I feel about every manufacturer's service departments...
If your looking for info on Muranos, I recommend a google search for "Murano forum" to find other forums that have folks with better answers to your questions than you are likely to find at a forum that has been co-opted by posters with a vendetta.
#600 of 693 Re: Murano reliability [jayhawk70]
Jun 14, 2011 (5:30 am)
Jayhawk, there are clearly a lot of other people posting to this forum who have Murano problems (we like to say Morono here at my house), and not just the early years, either. I looked at Consumer Reports and many other "reviews" before I bought mine, a 2004 with 16K miles on it at the time. They were nearly worthless and did not warn me of the problems I and others would eventually face. I've learned my lesson; I trust forums and NTSB complaints to get a better picture of how a car is performing and what the issues may be. Good luck with your car.
#601 of 693 Re: Murano reliability [coconino]
Jun 14, 2011 (5:53 am)
I have been trying to help my neighbor resolve his CVT problems with his 2009 "Morono". He is experiencing the leaking CVT case issue.
He is also experiencing the symptom of the car creeping then speeding up.
These are the same issues I had with my 2003.
The dealer is acting as though they do not know what the problem is. No codes. His car only has ~20,000 miles.
So much for fixing the problem in the "new" 2009 models!
#604 of 693 Re: Murano reliability [mikesmurano]
Jun 15, 2011 (8:10 am)
Hi to all.
I have looked at the info that mikesmurano provided. It is possible I looked at the wrong links - especially as I copied the link from youtube to another tab.
First two links at nissanmurano.org, of which I am a member - I endorse it fully to other Murano owners. There was a poll of "failed CVT" by mileage. There were 145 responses of failure across all model years for that poll population.
The number of posters on the failed CVT issues, including the transfer case issues was out numbered by the ones on how to lower suspension, add headers and higher performance intake parts, and improve the effectiveness of the airconditioning systems (excellent post BTW for those in warmer climates).
The youtube link was only an ad for repairmanuals in the UK. There was no mention of CVT issues in the 57 sec commercial - they may have changed the link on mikemurano after he posted it - or I may have cut and pasted something wrong. They did have a video of a Murano rollover to the right at the youtube site.
The next link was a post by a prospective Murano owner (he loves Subarus) but he decided not to buy one due to the things he saw on the internet regarding the "CVT problems" so to be fair, as he was not a "expert source" but was only repeating others comments I think this one is moot as evidence.
The next link was a complaint (pissedoffcustomer site) about sun visors... not CVT so I do not see the relevance to the CVT discussion.
The last link was not directly linked to a CVT thread - but I found one on the site that was about "2003 CVT problem". It had entries from 2007-2011. It had 124 posts - some of which were folks discussing the extended warranty and a few praising the CVT.
I am not saying that mikemurano has all this wrong - indeed there have been CVT / transfer case failures on all model years. My only point is that the evidence submitted so far does not make a case for a disastrous design failures that have been touted thus far, the successful transmissions seem to outweigh the bad experiences by a large percentage. Any transmission failure is a bad thing, but I would think we should compare this vehicle to all similar vehicles in its class, and I think we would find that this is not a failure prone product.
Final note - I had a 1988 Delta 88 that had a transmission fail in it at about 65k. I put 3 more transmissions in it, some admittedly under the AAMCO warranty and I would have to say that once a tranny is gone - if someone rebuilds it, that is the time to trade the car. It will fail again, personal opinion, and not a disparagement on all 1988 - to whatever Oldsmobiles. I would not buy another Oldsmobile (I know lots that did and had a fine experience), but I would not make it my goal in life to have Nissan go out of business, as it seems to be for some posters in this thread. (alas Oldsmobile is gone without any effort on my part )
#605 of 693 Re: Murano reliability [kcjim888]
Jun 15, 2011 (9:23 am)
Thanks for your comments.
If you dig a little deeper you will find what was offered.
If you wish to believe the Nissan CVT is great you're certainly entitled to you opinion.