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Nissan Murano, Bugatti, Transmission, SUV
#608 of 709 Re: 2004 Nissan Murano Transfer Case [janco]
Jun 20, 2011 (8:43 am)
DJ I am sorry to hear of your troubles with the Murano. I feel your pain. Just glad your family is safe and no one was injured. My tranny went on my 2003 at 42K and once it was fixed it was fine til 110K when everything else started acting up too. I can't say yours will last that long but if you can get out of it I would. don't get me wrong I loved the car but didnt love the problems that came with it. At 134K I finally got rid of it last month cause that sensor/transfer case went again after it was fixed in 2010. I am done with Nissan cause they are not doing anything about this problem that so many of us were having.
I am loving my 2010 Toyota 4runner. My dad has had his 2006 which now has 189K on it, still rolling strong and no major issues at all. I hope to get just as much longevity out of mine as he has his. Good Luck!!!!
#609 of 709 Re: 2004 Nissan Murano Transfer Case [jurni]
Jun 20, 2011 (9:42 am)
I totally concur. I also purchased a 4Runner (my 2nd one - I should have never sold the first) to replace my beleaguered Murano.
If you are having this kind of problem with a relatively new car you should minimize your risk exposure and move to something more reliable.
Best of luck!
#610 of 709 Murano reliability
Jun 20, 2011 (11:56 pm)
mikesmurano continues to mislead about Murano drivetrain reliability.
JD Powers (you know, the folks that actually do statistically valid surveys!) say otherwise at
Please note that this JD Powers survey of 3 year old Muranos shows that:
1. Powertrain Quality Mechanical is "Better than most" (4 out of 5 stars)
2. Powertrain Quality Design is in the "Among the Best" range (4.5 out of 5 stars)
Are their folks with problems? Sure. But if you follow mikesmurano's advice to "move to something more reliable" you are probably going to find yourself in worse shape, according to the real data.
The vast majority of Murano owners have very reliable vehicles and don't complain here. They are out enjoying an advanced vehicle that is a great value when compared to other similar crossovers.
Aug 07, 2011 (10:21 am)
After my cvt trans went out on my '03 Murano is was replaced by the dealer, I'am now experiencing a problem different from the the first one. Now when it accellerates it must reach 3000rpm before it starts moving, then as you go, the rpm's come down to normal. It was at the dealer for 10 days going under numerous testing and data being sent to Nissan. Each time Nissan claims there is nothing wrong with CVT. This started slowly happening after the CVT was replaced 3000 miles ago. It has progressed slowly to the point I beleive there will be more problems ahead. The dealer says they admit there is a problem, but can't figure it out. But they want to milk me more for more testing when the service rep. is there in 10 days. They already have $500+ from me and I don't want to give more! Is anybody had this type of issue?
Aug 07, 2011 (10:16 am)
Do these tranny's have a torque convertor like a conventional trans? I admit not knowing alot about these cvt's, just seems like a loose convertor to me.
#614 of 709 Re: Murano reliability [jayhawk70]
Aug 08, 2011 (4:26 am)
Does the JD Power survey, data or other have any information that would be helpful to larry666 in post #612?
Since returning to conventional transmission oriented vehicles I am actually experiencing nirvana.
How about you? How many miles does your Murano CVT have now?
#615 of 709 Re: CVT problem [larry666]
Aug 08, 2011 (9:10 am)
Larry666 I did have the same problem with my '03 Murano in March 2010 with about 108K miles on it. Nissan Service dept changed the sensor ($1100) and some other things and it lasted about 12K miles and it began happening again as I was coming home from work one day in Feb. 2011. I got rid of it in May and purchased a toyota 4runner. I really liked the Murano but too many problems that Nissan claims they can't figure out. My money is not that long to keep putting my car in the shop for Nissan to say, "we can't seem to find the problem" . Good luck and if you read the entire thread you will see there are many Murano owners who had problems with the tranny (CVT).
#616 of 709 Re: CVT problem [jurni]
Aug 08, 2011 (3:52 pm)
jurni, It has 99,880 miles on it currently. As you, my wife and I like the vehicle but I'm waiting for something like the transfer case to go out and I really don't want that to happen. The warranty is good for a 120k for the engine and trans., but if something else fails I'm screwed. I don't know wether to get rid of it now or wait.
#617 of 709 Re: 2004 Nissan Murano Transfer Case [mikesmurano]
Aug 10, 2011 (9:17 pm)
Really... nissan is a decent vehicle for the money... cvt is new technology such I agree sucks and could have waited instead of jeopardizing their customers and testing them... I will not buy a cvt if any car was equipped with it. But their old conventional transmission is great I have owned nissan all my life and have had a great experience with them until cvt transmission came out but at least they are moving forward and trying new things and advancing to give a better smoother ride they just don't seem to be testing their equipment enough before selling it and providing a bad experience to the customer such will then push them away from purchasing another nissan like yourself, last time I checked there is no other car maker that is perfect even though I wish there was! Anyway give nissan another chance try their conventional auto trans its just that much better... what car do you own now? Im sure you never had a problem with it but if you start a forum stating that you have im sure you will get just as many as there are on this one??? Who knows maybe wont know until its tried.