Last post on Oct 31, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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Nissan Murano, SUV
#55 of 64 Transmission failure at 58,000 miles, concerned about Nission reliability
Oct 03, 2012 (11:50 pm)
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 64 When did your Murano Start falling apart?
Nov 20, 2012 (5:12 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 64 Re: Reliability [mike1111]
Nov 20, 2012 (5:16 pm)
#58 of 64 Re: homeouner [tidester]
May 28, 2013 (5:09 pm)
I last posted on Jan of 2008. The gas door would not un lock so I bent the plate so that it could not be locked. I looked at the fuses and relay latch and relay. I just was not going to spend the money!!!
About a month ago the seat retraction was not working so I reset the cumputor using the dash joy stick to get the seat to work. I went thru the entire settings and the gas door lock now works?????
I think the settings being reviewed made it work after five years Fore what its worth owners with the gas door lock problem may have the same resultd I got.
#62 of 64 Murano....hey, proof positive that the Japenese build crap too.
Sep 23, 2013 (5:50 pm)
I don't work for a competing car company. I stand by everything I write here as rule of law 101: it cannot be libel if it is true.
My wife's 2005 Murano is quite simply the most unreliable car I have ever owned.
From wheel bearings going at 45k to a throttle plate rendering the car as dead as a doornail, to a starter problem, to all these a creating little problems.
Yes, all cars are likely to have problems. However, I owned a Honda del Sol and a Infiniti I-30, and those cars combined over 100k miles had far fewer problems than the Murano.
I think the Murano is chock full of cheap Chinese OEM parts.
If you are dumb enough to buy a Murano ...good luck. I have an MBA, thought the consumer reports rec etc on the murano meant something. No - Muranos are horrible.
#64 of 64 Re: Murano....hey, proof positive that the Japenese build crap too. [glastonbury]
Oct 31, 2013 (1:43 pm)
Have to agree here, purchased my wife's 06' with 32k miles on it. Ran great until about 60k miles. It all started with a CV going out which seemed premature. Then it was the infamous high pressure power steering hose, then a power control module, then the seat bracket broke, and the final straw was the complete battery harness going bad. If you get one, be sure to have tow insurance and a wrty.
I got tired of this thing; traded it in on a Lexus RX350 and got a very weak trade in. My experience was horrible as this car left me on the side of the road multiple times. Heard the 10' are better, but I will never go back.