Last post on Oct 26, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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#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.
#678 of 709 2004 Murano CVT replacement
Nov 14, 2012 (1:51 pm)
First I am so thank ful for this board, although I wish I would have sold the car before hitting 75,000 you saved me thousands when my car just died on me. Sure enough is was the CVT and I had to hound Nissan to replace. I could have been killed! I had just gotten off the highway.
After being replaced I noticed steering is off! The dealer says that's normal! So I took it to another dealer, guess what, needs $3200,00 power steering which was probably damaged when they removed and replaced trans, but can't prove it.
My husband has contacted Nissan hadquarters to try and get this resolved.
Anyone else have this problem?
#679 of 709 Re: 2004 Murano CVT replacement [mleyden]
Nov 14, 2012 (2:22 pm)
My steering was completely messed up after I had to have my car done also. A friend did it for me and he dropped the engine; the dealers don't have to do that but the dealer actually adjusted it - he said the steering column was actually "bent" !!! The mechanic was a gem and rotated it or something and it has been fine since... good luck..
#680 of 709 Re: 2003 Murano Transmission problem [kevscott]
Nov 14, 2012 (7:07 pm)
Let's sue Nissan!!
#681 of 709 Re: 2004 Murano CVT replacement [mleyden]
Nov 14, 2012 (7:09 pm)
Next step sue Nissan! There are so many things wrong with the Nissan Murano car they need to recall it.
#682 of 709 Re: 04 Murano/CVT Trans..Covered !!! [linzz2112]
Nov 14, 2012 (7:14 pm)
Thank you for your post. Please keep writing your problems as we all need to gather the evidence and sue Nissan. Thanks.
#683 of 709 Considering Buying a 2012 Murano
Nov 20, 2012 (8:35 am)
Am considering buying a new 2012 Murano SV....debating between AWD or FWD. Would appreciate hearing about experiences with the 2011 or 2012 AWD and FWD models. Do you recommend I stay away from AWD because of the Transfer Case/CVT issues?
#684 of 709 Re: Considering Buying a 2012 Murano [raven40]
Nov 20, 2012 (3:08 pm)
The CVT is in both models - so if that is a deal breaker - then either way you are stuck. For each person talking about issues, there are corresponding folks praising this vehicle. There is a strong warranty, due in large part from folks complaining about the transmission, so if you are concerned about coverage, then this should answer that question. We bought a 2007 used and now have 58k on it. No issues, but we did get the extended warranty in part due to CVT concerns. Buy what you like and note that many manufacturers are moving to CVT to increase mileage, so the units only get better in time. All new Nissans have this as the sole choice of automatics, so if this is a problem - you need to look elsewhere for transportation - or shift to a manual Nissan.
#685 of 709 Re: Murano reliability [curiousbuyer12]
Jan 11, 2013 (3:59 pm)
Dear curious buyer, this is for the transmission only. Not included in the warranty is the costly replacement of the transfer case ($4,000 to $5,000). I submitted all my receipts etc... for this repair and I was contacted my Nissan and told that the transfer case was not part of the new extended transmission replacement warranty.
It is a shame I loved our Murano, the drive, comfortable. Did not love the repair bill at 65,000 miles.
They did issue an action bulletin for the following year to make adjustments to the transfer case. It's a shame. I should know better then to purchase a vehicle the first year it is made.