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Nissan Murano, Bugatti, Transmission, SUV
#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!
#655 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano sucks [tucents]
Mar 17, 2012 (5:44 pm)
so far I have 75,000 on my 07 bought used in 09. No trouble whatsoever. I was advised by so mechanics I know to change CVT fluid at dealer every 30,000. Hope my luck keeps holding out as I just bought an 09 Cube to add to my stable
#656 of 709 Re: Murano reliability [mikesmurano]
Mar 27, 2012 (3:48 pm)
A friend just bought an 07' SL AWD Murano w/ 50,000 miles. Do you know anything about the 07' reliability of the CVT / transfer case issues?
#657 of 709 Re: Murano reliability [fonefixer]
Mar 27, 2012 (7:31 pm)
I have a 2004 and they extended the warranty on the transmission to 120K... check w/dealer and make sure the warranty on the CVT/Transfer Case is at least 100K; I had mine go on me twice but the second time was because a private mechanic did something wrong... very expensive..
#658 of 709 Re: Murano reliability [fonefixer]
Apr 02, 2012 (3:48 am)
ive had my 2007 murano from new never had any thing go wrong as long as you have service done at right time inc CVT fluid should be fine even had mine remapped in 2009 and its running 320 bhp
#659 of 709 Re: Murano reliability [saubo]
Apr 02, 2012 (7:54 am)
Have heard of so many Murano issues with the CVT/transfer case-maybe the problem was fixed by the 07 models? Maybe changing the special transmission fluid every 30,000 miles might be the issue.
#660 of 709 Re: Murano reliability [fonefixer]
Apr 02, 2012 (1:17 pm)
We purchased a 2007 Nissan Murano with 48,000 miles on in 7 months ago. Today we are paying just under $5,000.00 to fix the transfer case and rear differential. We previously paid $1500.00 2 months ago to replace severely worn tires and tie rods. Get this...we were 538 miles over the 60,000 mile warranty and Nissan will DO NOTHING to help us. We went through Nissan consumer affairs and requested help going through their regional manager process and was told no "it was over the warranty" Very cold, arrogant and spoke to us like they were robots reading from a manual. Refused to let us talk to any upper management and said that was the final decision. We have been buying vehicles for 30 years and have never put this kind of money in a vehicle, much less one with just over 60,000 miles on it! Buy a Ford!!! Only advice we had gotten was to personally mail the President of Nissan and occasionally they will help out.
#661 of 709 Re: Murano reliability [nononissan]
Apr 06, 2012 (8:26 am)
I know someone who just bought the same vehicle-'07 Murano SL AWD w/50,000 miles for $21,000. Now I know why the car was traded in the first place. I have carefully read through the posts about the Murano and virtually everyone writes about the sky high cost of repair for the CVT-transfer case issue which seems to manifest itself around the 50 to 60 thousand mile mark.
I'm definately leasing my next vehicle-- always under warranty- they lose 50% of the market value in 3 years anyway-and paying up to $6500 in repairs for 10,000 miles of use PLUS the cost of the vehicle is really crazy!
The common denominator about the Murano seems to be that everyone likes the interior design/luxury/driveability but this is overshadowed by the CVT /front end repair issues.
#662 of 709 Re: Murano reliability [fonefixer]
Apr 06, 2012 (8:49 am)
I agree totally. I got rid of a '03 Murano in 2010 and bought a Cadillac SRX.
The interior design/luxury/driveablity in the Murano were superior to the SRX but not having to shell out money for the CVT/front end repair issues is worth the compromise. I know there are Murano owners out there who have not had problems. But once you experience the CVT and front end repair issues I know I will never buy another Nissan.