Last post on Nov 20, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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Nissan Murano, SUV
#55 of 57 Transmission failure at 58,000 miles, concerned about Nission reliability
Oct 04, 2012 (12:50 am)
I have a 2006 Nissan Murano SL which I've enjoyed very much. Just recently decided to trade it in on a new car and have been looking at the fully loaded Nissan Rogue.
Unfortunately it seems my timing was late, last week at just under 58,000 miles my Murano started driving poorly and soon there was white smoke pouring out from under the vehicle. It seems my transmission has broken and my mechanic (who doesn't do transmissions unfortunately) says its likely to be very expensive (over $2,000).
Just my luck, its still under the mileage cap on the power train but its beyond the 5 years. A friend in the industry suggests that Nissan may cover the repair as good will since its under the 60,000 mile warranty and I'll be calling them about that.
I've never had a car with such relatively low mileage have such a serious mechanical failure. I'm rather concerned about Nissan reliability and now questioning my decision to purchase a Rogue. Much will depend on what, if anything, Nissan is willing to do of course. No matter how nice a car is, if its not reliable long-term and not supported by the manufacturer its of little value.
I'd like to know what experiences others have had and information on Rogue reliability.
#56 of 57 When did your Murano Start falling apart?
Nov 20, 2012 (6:12 pm)
**** Alert - If you are a Nissan Customer Service Individual (and I'm guessing there are only a handful out there) --- you know the Nissan is a lemon, why don't you just admit it??? Be honest. I give you some credit for extending some of the CVT warranties - you know about those problems****
I honestly don't have time to detail all the ridiculous repairs on my wife's Murano (from fuel dampeners, to control arms, to gaskets, seals, power steering hoses, wheel bearings, etc., etc., etc.). With the Murano it's - imho - not a matter of if you will be spending lots of dough for repairs, it's when. I don't have any good theories. I've heard Nissan uses cheap parts from China. Maybe it's just bad engineering. Whatever it is, I'm doing the car buying public a favor in suggesting they eschew anything Murano. This is a "pretty" SUV; however, this has been the most dissapointing vehicle I have ever owned, by a power of 2 or 3. My Murano is proof positive that the Japanese truly build junk too!!!
#57 of 57 Re: Reliability [mike1111]
Nov 20, 2012 (6:16 pm)