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Nissan Murano, Bugatti, Transmission, SUV
#644 of 709 Re: 2003 Nissan Murano CVT (Transmission) [moro]
Nov 10, 2011 (4:35 am)
I am 100% with you my friend. My 2003 Murano has been a problem from the start, and all my options to get rid of the car, or maintain it, leave me in serious debt. I HAVE, LITERALLY, PAID MORE IN FIXING THE CAR THAN I HAVE PAID ON THE CAR NOTE!!!! I HAVE RECORDS TO SHOW IT!
There are inherent issues with the CVT, and Nissan needs to acknowledge and do right by the people that invest hard earned money into their cars!
Whatever the plan is, I am with it. Perhaps an OCCUPY NISSAN rally?
#645 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano sucks [kitten2001]
Nov 10, 2011 (4:56 am)
Your story and mine are EXACTLY IDENTICAL (even down to the car problems, but i've had more problems with my car than what you have listed). I'm frankly at a loss for words on what to do with this vehicle. I will not put my 14 month old's life in jeopardy, and if i have to take a loss on this car i will. But it burns me to see Nissan ads for new murano's when they wont do the right thing for those of us that purchased the 1st generation of the model, and made it look so good locally enough to generate a buzz.
Let us know what developments you have on your end, as i will with mine.
Nov 17, 2011 (8:20 pm)
I have a 2005 and started having symptoms of my transsmission going at 105K miles. When I would slow down, the car would lurch forward. Took it in and they said there was nothing wrong or that the sympton wouldn't repeat for them. I now have 118K miles. Coming off of a stop, the cars lugs as it seems like it's starting out in 3rd gear. The lurching still happens intermittenly. I brought the car in and both the mechanic and the service manager took the car out for a test drive and claim they are not experiencing the same problem. I drove the car away and immediately felt the problem happening. Guess they are gunning it off of a start and not a slower take off. It's so obvious, I can't see how they can say this. I'm getting closer to the extended warranty of 120K and am wondering if I should trade it in for a vehicle that does't have the CVT. Read a bunch of the earlier posts and seems there are issues. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
#647 of 709 Older Woman Wants HELP
Nov 18, 2011 (9:34 am)
Have enjoyed '03 Murano SE for handling & hauling (also like style) but want new(er) car. Would
like another Murano but am concerned about CVT (have NOT liked the periodic push peddle almost
to floor, then it lurches forward) & now learning about "transfer"? case. Any specific suggestions of other makes/models and why suggested would be extremely helpful and ever-so-much appreciated!! (Does anybody know if an update for Murano is due in 2013?)
#648 of 709 Re: your thoughts please.... [17inches]
Jan 11, 2012 (1:24 am)
OMG, I had a 1992 Toyota Camry for 15 years, no problems. Got into an accident and the front got all messed up, so instead of fixing I want to upgrade to a newer car..lol... was looking into and fell in love with the Murano, but reading all these stories, I am crushed and scared.... I am suppose to test drive one today, the guy didnt show up... I was hoping to have the car in my hands by this week but now I am crushed.. its a 2004.. any help? any suggestions?....
Jan 29, 2012 (11:55 am)
Seems like everyone that has had problems with the Murano is a poster in this forum. I am on my second one, a 2011 LE after trading in my '04 SE with over 100k miles. During that time the only trouble I had was a recall on the alternator. Yep, 100k miles and no problems, even had the original brake pads. If something ever happened to this one I would buy another in a heartbeat.
#650 of 709 Re: Love it [gordeaux]
Jan 29, 2012 (12:32 pm)
It's good that you had no problems with your '04 Murano, but you are in the minority. My transmission in my '03 had to be completely replaced. Nissan was aware that there was a faulty valve body in the '03's and '04's; many people were affected, some were not. I would hope that by 2011, they rectified the transmission problem, but it definitely existed in the earliest models.
#651 of 709 Re: 2003 Nissan Murano CVT (Transmission) [tucents]
Mar 09, 2012 (6:04 pm)
I have a 2003 Nissan Murano. I have had so many problems with it. It is stressing me out!!!! Someone please HELP! What can I do. It stalled on me the other day and feels like it could stall any time now. What should I do? What is this about the 120,000 mile free transmission change?
Please reply with something informative.
#652 of 709 Re: 2003 Nissan Murano CVT (Transmission) [shoveit2003]
Mar 09, 2012 (6:26 pm)
Please find attached a link to Nissan's warrenty extension. Do not worry that it has expired. I just got a reimbursement for a transmission that I had to replace in 2007. Don't be "mad", get them to fix your transmission and sell the car ASAP! I say this because I am on my second transmission and it is going out after only 70K. Good luck to you.
#653 of 709 Re: 2003 Nissan Murano CVT (Transmission) [kevscott]
Mar 09, 2012 (7:16 pm)
I agree, just got rid of my '03 Murano last weekend. They gave me $8k with 108,000 miles on it. Nissan replaced the trans at 103k and I was waiting to find the best deal. I feel so good now after reading so many horror stories on this blog.
Their warranty is 120k, but I wouldn't wait. If all the other cars dealers find out about the problems on the Murano, you won't get squat for it! Good luck!