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You are in the Nissan Murano
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Nissan Murano, Bugatti, Transmission, SUV
#74 of 709 Re: Not just the 03 and 04 models! [majicman]
Feb 10, 2008 (12:27 am)
I can sort of corroborate your posting, that is... sort of.
I bought a used '03 Murano in March of '07 and begin having the same type of hesitation in the tranny but it'd go away after the engine was shut down and restarted. (Please see my earlier post on this thread for a full description of the problem.) The tranny issue always showed up when I was in stop-n-go traffic (>1 hr at a time) and i was never really able to recreate it for the dealer.
Anyways, I took the Murano in for service in October where they changed the transmission fluid. Since then, I haven't had the problem, and I live around LA, so I'm stuck in traffic a lot. The dealer did note that my transmission fluid level was low and that could've been why I had those instances of hesitation.
It sounds too simple of a cure for the problems that people are having with their transmissions, but so far, it's worked for me. That's why I've been hesitant to post about my finding because I'm not sure if the fluid flush was a real solution or not. But since you threw out your suggestion to all the posters here, I figured I'd put in my two cents as well.
#75 of 709 Re: Not just the 03 and 04 models! [usedmurano]
Feb 10, 2008 (11:55 am)
Thanks, used... I'm sure your experience will be useful information to anyone with this problem. At least I would think it would be worth it to try a $70 flush procedure on the off chance it could help. If an important sensor is clogged it could very well be the cause of this problem.
I would be interested to hear from any other folks that have this problem and give the flush treatment a try. Whether it is simply a fluid change, the "T-Tech" flush, or the Auto-RX treatment. I would like to hear about it as a bystander and potential Murano owner, so I would think current owners with potentially problematic transmissions would as well.
#76 of 709 Power Train Warranty
Feb 14, 2008 (12:48 pm)
Wow after reading all these complaints about the transmission I feel right at home. I had an accident in my 2003 Murano and at the accident scene they told me I could drive it but it wouldn't reverse. Well no way was I driving that car so it was towed and to make a long story short two months later I am still waiting for my car. Last call they said it needed new transmission but can't say whether accident caused. They said it's still under warranty so not to worry. Now a week later I get a call and they got rebuilt transmission in and seems to be running fine but because when they pulled out old tranny it had two different fluids in it and warranty doesn't apply now. It apparently had a green fluid and a red one. Does this make sense to anyone? Waiting to hear back from Geico now but it's looking like it's coming down on me. Never had problems before accident and I think company that Geico paid to get it fixed may have added fluid but no one will admit to this. Would putting a different transmission fluid in the car cause the transmission to fail?
#77 of 709 Re: Power Train Warranty [jess5138]
Feb 14, 2008 (1:10 pm)
The CVT transmission does have a special fluid and a very expensive fluid that is used. I was told when I purchased my Murano to be very careful not to put the wrong type of transmission fluid in it. Sounds to me like they are looking for any excuse not to cover it. typical with these people......
Feb 14, 2008 (5:12 pm)
My month old 07 Murano, with 1400 miles on it, stalled and sputtered off the freeway today on my way to work. I would turn it off and on, and it would go for 2 or 3 seconds, then lose all power and stall again. Had to leave it at the local Burger King and get picked up to get to work! I had it towed to a dealership, where they diagnosed it with "crank sensor failure" and replaced it. I got home just fine, and I hope to never have this problem again...
#79 of 709 Re: 07 Murano [amatista]
Feb 15, 2008 (5:37 pm)
My '01 Passat stalled by the side of the road three times. It behaved as if I just shut it off. After some extensive discussions with the VW tech we decided the crank position sensor was the problem. I had the sensor replaced and have not had another problem since. I bet your Murano will be fine too.
#80 of 709 Re: sadsack1936 [jbhog330]
Feb 16, 2008 (7:10 pm)
I was ready to go to battle with Nissan after my 2004 started having the same problem with the hesitation. To make a long story short the air hose was not secure and I was not getting the right mix of fuel and air. The second time I called the Nissan dealership the first thing they asked was had I checked my air hose and sure enough that was the problem. Maybe it is a common problem with Muranos. It is worth a try.
#81 of 709 CVT transmission failure
Feb 29, 2008 (1:17 pm)
I own a 2004 Nissan Murano. The CVT failed at 125,000 miles, NO HELP FROM NISSAN! At 205,000 miles its failing again. I' m not going to dump another $5,000 int6o this car. Is Nissan doing anything to make good on this problem.
#82 of 709 CVT TRANSMISSION PROBLEM
Mar 03, 2008 (7:32 am)
God, this problem has got me so MAD I bought a 2003 murano 6 months ago with only 65,000 miles, we need it a good reliable vehicle, couple of months after this CVT problem has started at 71,000 miles, I'm so angry at Nissan for not recognizing that they own this transmission problem.
HAS ANYBODY STARTED A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT? if somebody has count me in. if not feel free to e-mail at southmiami57hotmail.com so we can start this.
#83 of 709 Re: CVT TRANSMISSION PROBLEM [wominera]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 03, 2008 (8:26 am)
I think class actions are better suited (ha!) for small amounts. I'm not sure what amount is too small, but most bar associations will hook you up with a cheap or free initial consultation and you can talk to a local lawyer and see if it's worth the time and effort to chase your local dealer and/or Nissan. Or your local Consumer Protection Agency may have an auto division that could give you some advice.
You might get some satisfactory resolution faster that way, instead of waiting a few years and winding up with a $500 coupon off your next purchase of a Nissan. (link and link)