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#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.
#686 of 709 I did mine TWICE!
Jan 11, 2013 (5:46 pm)
I was very excited when I got the letter about the transmission warranty being extended to 100K and that you could get reimbursed if you could show receipts if you had had to repair yours BUT then I realized what I repaired TWICE! on my 2006 Murano was the transfer case assembly so I was very upset. First time I had a "friend mechanic" do it because it was going to be so expensive I thought to have done at a shop with $85/hour labor rates but it only went well for 6 months later then literally fell apart inside and so I had my fabulous mechanics (Oceanworks, Berkeley, CA) do it the second time and they were able to replace the transfer case with a refurbished one from dealer and so far so good... mine went out around 60K the first time also... there should have been an extended warranty on the transfer case also - I have heard of heaps of people having trouble with that
#687 of 709 Re: CVT and other Murano problems [kellyd7]
Jan 14, 2013 (1:10 am)
It's a defective sensor. They were recalled. I had taken my '09 Murano in on 5 separate occasions during the std. warranty period - they'd fill it up w/ air and give me the standard "tires contract/expand when it gets hot/cold speech" and send me on my way. Brought the car back for the 5th time, now the car was out of warranty - and they told me the sensor was corroded and it would cost me $200. I told them to stick their assessment up their a** and I'd be back w/ my documentation. They fixed it. And apologized.