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Nissan Murano, Bugatti, Transmission, SUV
May 30, 2012 (3:45 pm)
ive owened several nissans, a 1995 maxima, a 1998 maxima se, and I've recently purchased a 2011 murano s awd . I made my purchase thinking that I would have my murano for many years to come. But after reading some of the post about the faulty cvt transmission, and the transmission case horrors I feel like ive been played. My murano only has about 15k mis. on it so i guess i still have a little time before the nightmares begin, atleast form what ive read. What a let down. Why hasnt nissan recalled this transmission. Atleast when toyota had troubles with some of their vehicles they attempted to right their wrongs by offering extended warrenties. i've lost faith in nissan with their shananigans. I cant afford to take chances with nissan, ive called their warrenty division and had them to run the vin on my vehicle, but they said ther hasnt been any trouble reports.. i shouldve guesed it, its way too soon, i smell a trade coming with this murano. oh and nissan, i cant respect they way you ingnored the issue for so long and only after tons of complaints you agreed to extend the warranty on vehicalsaffected, but why havent you extended the warrenty period on all nissans, i have a friend he purchased a used 08 maxima w/60k on it and he started having trouble w/ the transmission and he traded it for an avalon... shame on you nissan...
#669 of 709 Re: Same Problem [murano2007]
Jun 25, 2012 (10:21 pm)
Mine 2007 Murano S model having the same problem at around 55K miles. I had the extended warranty and Nissan took three days to fixed it and provide me free rental car. They told me they had the transmission replaced and now running good for almost four months now.
There must be some kind of virus within every transmission they made and who knows??? Just kidding ^)^
#670 of 709 Re: Help !! [jackie_murano_]
Jun 26, 2012 (6:04 pm)
I am dealing with my CVT transmission issues also. You need to call Nissan Consumer Affairs at 1-800-647-7261. They are only available during the week 8-5. Make sure that you tell them the problem, write your case # down and the name of the person you spoke with and their extension. Also put in a report to you local state consumer affairs office and complain and note that case number and the investigator.
Next step is the get a lawyer and take Nissan to court. If it has to be done then it has to be done.
For me it has been wasting my time having to deal with all the Murano issues. If I have to spend time to try to fix the car and it does not get fixed then worth the time to take them to court and show you are serious to get your car fixed.
Nissan knows that they need to take care of the issues with this car. If they deny that then they have big lawsuits coming their way.
Those are my suggestions. I hope that helps. Maybe getting your friends not to buy Nissan anymore helps too.
#671 of 709 Re: shame on nissan [shameonnissan]
Jul 25, 2012 (9:21 am)
The CVT was redesigned after 2010, that's why the newer models aren't covered by the extended warranty. You shouldn't have a problem, so you shouldn't be worrying about it.
Aug 13, 2012 (10:41 am)
I HAVE A 2003 MURANO WITH A 150,000 MILES ON IT I NEVER HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT UNTIL NOW I WENT TO THE DEALER AND NOW THEY ARE TELLING ME I NEED TO REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION ITS LIKE 5,000 WITH PARTS AND LABOR I THINK THAT IS A BUNCH OF CRAP NISSIAN AS KNOWN ABOUT TIS PROBLEM FROM THE START THEY SHOULD RECALL THEM OR REPLACE IT I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER NISSIAN.
#673 of 709 NISSAN MURANO CVT PROBLEM
Sep 10, 2012 (9:19 am)
I Have a Nissan Murano with 55000 miles, In the past days I was to the nissan reparation center because something is wrong with the transmission, they said now that the transmission must be replaced but the warranty is lost because was detected incorrect fuid in transmission, I did the transmission service at 30000 miles in Firestone (with CVT fluid not nissan brand that the fluid must be green instead of red !!!), this is crazy at all !!!!.
#674 of 709 Green transmission fluid
Sep 10, 2012 (9:44 am)
Yep sounds familar. They did the same thing to me and my saving grace was that I had just had an accident with the vehicle and it was determined that the garage insurance had it towed to had done it. All maintenance and upkeep prior to accident had previously been done by Nissan dealer. They did replace mine.
#675 of 709 Re: Murano CVT Issues.... [fonefixer]
Sep 11, 2012 (7:15 am)
I emailed a service representative with the question on whether Nissan recommended or requested transmission fluid change. His reply was that Nissan *DID NOT* request the service, which is reflected in the user's manual, but many of his customers had the service done every 30K or 60K.
He said the CVT can only be drained, but not flushed.
My Murano has 64K and I can sense some transmission roughness in low speeds between 1500 and 2500 RPM, so that I am considering the service. He tells me it costs $120 + taxes, which is sensible. I am however worried about the overtightening of bolts, but it is a Nissan shop and I still have a couple of years worth of warranty in the transmission.
#676 of 709 Re: Murano CVT Issues.... [17inches]
Sep 12, 2012 (4:28 am)
On one of the forums there was listed a test that can be ran on the fluid. The test is part of a suite of tests called "ConsultII" that the Nissan dealer can perform. This test is to find the number of particulates in the transmission fluid. I am coming up to my 54000 mile mark on our 2007 Murano. We will not be changing the fluid unless the test is done and the particulate count is over the limit. Just a thought or direction to consider with the expense of the fluid change and that the manual does not call for a fluid change.
Addendum. I would get the quote in writing for the $120 tranny fluid change. The Nissan approved fluid is very expense and that quote sounds low.
#677 of 709 04 Murano/CVT Trans..Covered !!!
Sep 24, 2012 (11:34 am)
I wanted to write a note to say Thank You for all the helpful info on this site! We thought we were going to have to take a 5-$6.00 dollar loss due to bad transmission on 2004 Murano(,Avg selling price now $10,000-$12,000, bad transmission drops it to $5,000, if your lucky ). After some time, decided to Google it (For heck of it) and found this site with the info on the extended warranty on the 2004 CVT trans. We were just 600 miles shy of the 120,00 ! Just got back from dealer..they are replacing the entire transmission, head to toe, at No cost! Also did the 5 point safety check, only came back with minor "failed" (Air filters etc. ). I hope this post may also help others, and that they really are backing this CVT Transmission warranty up!
...We also had oil leak,but they said that was also caused by same. Thanks so much again, and sorry also to those with their bad experiences.