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Nissan Murano, Bugatti, Transmission, SUV
#615 of 693 Re: CVT problem [larry666]
Aug 08, 2011 (10:10 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 693 Re: CVT problem [jurni]
Aug 08, 2011 (4:52 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 693 Re: 2004 Nissan Murano Transfer Case [mikesmurano]
Aug 10, 2011 (10:17 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.
#618 of 693 Re: CVT problem [larry666]
Aug 17, 2011 (11:31 am)
I would get rid of the Murano , as I am going to get rid of our 03 Murano as soon as the drive train issues are repaired. I've already replace the Nissan now I just have to send it in for the repairs , then off it goes, problem solved.
#619 of 693 2007 Murano CVT and transfer case failure
Aug 23, 2011 (6:57 am)
I bought a new 2007 murano. With only 9000miles the CVT failed. It was replaced at dealer's expense. At 3.5years, just at 60,000 It smelled like something was burning. It was diagnosed as a leaking transfer case. I paid to have it fixed since it was just out of warranty. Now not 2 months later, the transfer case is bad and needs to be replaced. Of course they will not acknowledge that it may have been bad along with the CVT or damaged the first time the CVT was changed or replaced incorrectly when the seals were changed.
I have not heard back from the manager...of course.
Would a laywer be helpful?
#620 of 693 Re: 2007 Murano CVT and transfer case failure [mmmmd]
Aug 23, 2011 (7:49 am)
I think a lawyer raises the bar too quickly - IMO. I would check the Nissan web site for contact information and ask for the area manager that covers service for your state / geographical area. They make rounds to the various dealerships and you can talk with them directly about your issue. A few simple words without temper may go a long way in getting $ back from Nissan. Mentioning your intention to the dealer may grease the skids as well since with 2 months past seems a feeble defense on their part versus the goodwill received.
I purchased my 2007 Nissan Murano used - but given the notes here I have the wrap around extra cost warranty that covers specifically transfer cases and seals. I hope I never need to use it, but I would rather lose the cash from non-use than cover the repairs (and hassle you describe) out of pocket. Best wishes and good luck in your repairs.
#621 of 693 RE: 621
Aug 24, 2011 (5:24 am)
After two calls to the manager, and explaining the situation, the disappointment, bad luck, etc., the dealership has agreed to replace the transfer case free of charge. Still am looking to dump the car. I just can't trust the drivetrain any longer, and I want out while the car still has significant resale value. Sad, but I really like the car.
#622 of 693 RE: 621 [mmmmd]
Aug 24, 2011 (6:51 am)
Hi - I understand completely and agree with your direction. I think it is a great car, but if the drivetrain on mine goes kaput (even under warranty) the day it is replaced is the day I trade it off. No percentage in "hoping" for the best. Life is too short to be sitting waiting in the service area for a fix.
#623 of 693 Re: 2003 Nissan Murano CVT (Transmission) [moro]
Aug 24, 2011 (7:03 am)
Hesitation... I have a 2003 Murano. Mileage 98,000. After driving on the highway for at least an hour, the car hesitates after a stop. I hit stop and go traffic when traveling through a city. Every time I started, the car hesitated for 4 to 5 seconds while the engine revved. Then it jumped forward. Then, driving at highway speeds again, I could feel slippage in speed. my check engine light was on.
Brought it to the Nissan dealer from whom it was purchased. They WERE able to reproduce problem. Error code: Bank One and Bank two intake control solenoids. They checked this condition, and found them to be working properly. They are denying that it is the CVT, and instead saying that it looks like the engine. After reading this forum and Edmunds, I now believe that it is the CVT. Thanks everybody, I will post again with more info.
#624 of 693 RE: 621 [mmmmd]
Aug 24, 2011 (11:48 am)
Gosh lucky you.. I had to do my transfer case assembly "twice" within six months of each other... thousands of dollars.. silly me had a "friend" do it for me the first time to try and save money and it worked great for 6 months then literally blew up inside and then I went to my fabulous mechanics in Berkeley, Oceanworks, and paid the same amount anyway and got a replacement case and so far so good but boy I'm paranoid about it. I check that fluid level all the time.. the first time it went was because there was a leak that NO-ONE detected until too late and of course this all started about 2K after warranty ran out.. At least Nissan has extended the CVT warranty to 120K I think... I got a letter from them and an application to reimbursement but I am going to write to them anyway and so if there is any kind of warranty extension done because of these CVT, transfer case assembly etc. problems that seem rampant I may get some of my $$$ back PLUS unless you write to them how do they know the extent of problems. I don't use the Nissan dealer to fix my car although I use a reputable licensed repair shop so I am going to write a letter...