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Nissan Murano, Bugatti, Transmission, SUV
#64 of 709 Re: Not just the 03 and 04 models! [jbhog330]
Jan 12, 2008 (12:13 am)
I'm the latest casualty in this CVT debacle. I have a 2005 Murano with 90,000 miles and it has started to hesitate during acceleration. I brought it in to Bakersfield (CA) Nissan and they quickly detected the problem just as several of you have described - valve body inside CVT is "clogged". The only known fix is a new transmission for $6400. I bought a Nissan for its reliability and replacing a transmission every 90,000 miles is NOT good reliability!
Count me in for the class action lawsuit too.
With this exception we love the car. What a shame Nissan won't take responsibility for this design failure!
#65 of 709 Re: Not just the 03 and 04 models! [mgiontaca]
Jan 13, 2008 (10:15 am)
Before you give Nissan an extra $2400.00, look for an AAMCO transmission dealer in your area. They both get the rebuilt transmission from the same place with the same warranty just thousands of dollars less. I just spent $4300.00 replacing mine and Nissan told me the same...Good Luck. I really liked my Murano before all of this too, it is too bad they won't fess up to this....
Jan 14, 2008 (8:16 am)
To jphog. I had a 2003-4 Murano with the CVT Trans also. Not a single problem. Traded on a 2006 and had to have the trans replaced. Same problem as you guys. Small hesitation at first then a longer lag and finally got dangerous. I also dealt with Nissan US # 1 and was treated wonderfully. I amd ordering a 2009 Murano next week. Don't know how you can really blame Nissan # 1 for the delay in getting your re-imbursment. You did state that the checks came from Nissa of North America. I would be pleased that Nissan in Vero did the work and filed the paper work instead of sending you back to Canada.
#67 of 709 Our problem with Nissan . . .
Jan 14, 2008 (9:18 am)
Most of us are complaining about Nissan for the simple reason that they fail to acknowledge this as a design defect and they do not stand-up for replacement of the transmission if you're out of warranty.
When you call customer service, they act as though they've never heard of this problem before and offer no help in getting it resolved.
This is clearly a safety issue and Nissan is a "no-show" on accepting responsibility. The fact that the problem appears to continue on later models speaks volumes on Nissan's commitment to safety.
#68 of 709 Re: sadsack1936 [sadsack862]
Jan 15, 2008 (7:05 am)
There are many reasons for the " Blame" and it is NOT for the delay in the re-imbursement but for reasons too numerous to mention here. I am sure you would not be as pleased as you are If you knew the circumstanes that led up to the charges I incurred to get my Murano running like it should run .Would you really be pleased if you had a problem like I had and had to pay over ten thousand dollars for a repair that runs about five thousand dollars? Are you aware that dealers have the option of accepting warranty work from vehicles purchased in canada and that the dealer makes more profit If he does not put the repair through a warranty claim? If you say yes to this you would be a very pleasing customer. There are lots of dealers in Florida that would have done the repair under warranty . Vero Nissan # 1 is not Numero UNO on my dance card . I can go north or south about 20 miles and both the dealers accept warranty work. Enjoy your new Murano....its a nice vehicle...not like some dealers....
#69 of 709 Re: sadsack1936 [moro]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 15, 2008 (7:10 am)
....its a nice vehicle...not like some dealers....
Please visit Dealer Ratings and Reviews and fill out a review (or three) there. Thanks!
#70 of 709 Re: sadsack1936 [sadsack862]
Jan 16, 2008 (5:36 am)
Why don't you READ what I said and don't assume things you shouldn't. My car was out of warranty. I would think that Nissan would stand behind the product they build and not act like nothing is happening out there. If you spent 10K on your Murano then maybe YOU should get checked out.....Buy another one?? I don't think so, not after the way this company has treated it's customers on this problem.
#71 of 709 done in after 70.000 miles
Feb 04, 2008 (4:05 pm)
my moron-o went yesterday,still owe 4000, meineke said it would cost 8000.00 to replace, nissan fredericksburg said to much..they would do it for 7...gee thanks for the big savings....waiting for nissan reigonal person to call back with "options"
#72 of 709 Don't hold your breath. . .
Feb 04, 2008 (4:15 pm)
They'll act like they're trying to do something, but will call back later and say there's nothing they can do.
I love the fact that they still act surprised when they hear of this problem; as though, you're the first person to call on it.
#73 of 709 Re: Not just the 03 and 04 models! [browntown]
Feb 09, 2008 (4:53 pm)
I came into this forum because I am interested in the CVT in the Murano. Seeing the problems you folks are having with this transmission bothers me. Clearly not as much as it does you folks, as I don't own one.
I have a suggestion that could possibly correct this. I know how this is going to sound but hear me out and give it some thought. I get no compensation for posting this information. I am doing it because I think it has a possibility of helping with the problems you have reported. And do so at a very small price.
This obviously will not fix something that is physically broken, so if that is the case in these transmission problems this will not help. Having said all that, let me pass on this information.
Take a look at this web site..
This one is the same stuff for transmissions..
If this problem is caused by dirt and contamination interfering with operation, this stuff may help. I posed the question to the guy that makes this stuff before coming back here with this post. This is what he has to say...
"Hello Jim the links would seem to indicate dirt,contaminants interfering with sensors. Since Auto-Rx can,t hurt anything i would scroll down www.auto-rx.com (index) to transmissions. Follow application. Think this will solve problem. Go to an Oil Quick Change (Jiffy Lube-Shell ) and have them T-Tech the transmission (this will clean & remove all the contaminants from the torque converter also (garbage can of the transmission) and at the same time refill with clean fluid. don't let anyone use additional additives.Frank"
The "links" he refers to are urls to the posts on this forum talking about the transmission problem you have described. #1, #5, and #64.
Take a look and see if you think it might be worth a try. If it were me, I would give it a try. Anything before shelling out $5K to repair a 90K mi old transmission. But as I said I only offer this information in the spirit of helpfulness. I would hope that if you do try it that you would post your experience.