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Nissan Murano, Car Safety, SUV
#2 of 231 Re: Nissan Power Seat Issue [03muranosl]
Jan 07, 2008 (4:56 pm)
I heard about the breaking of the driver seat, it just happened to me on my 2005 Nissan Murano.
First the seat would be lose like excessive movement for some time, then all of the sudden it will eventually break.
I am about 250 ponds and that dose not seam to be excessive enough to break the back bottom cross bar under the drivers seat. (I'm sure this is a expensive repair)
This was very dangerous and scary for someone who is unsuspecting of this issue.
Everyone and anyone who has experience this problem or know any information about this,please file with http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/
Thank you 03muranosl for posting that information.
Thanks for reading.
#3 of 231 03 Murano seat problems
Jan 26, 2008 (8:03 am)
I too have a 2003 Nissan Murano with 53k miles. I am experiencing the same problems as mentioned by 03Murano. I had the lifter link assembly replaced under warranty in February 2006 under service bulletin TSB#B05-43A. (Lifter Link Assembly - part # 87454-CA61A). This part never really corrected the problem - you could feel the seat move upon acceleration and kept getting worse. January 2008 was told by Nissan Dealer that I needed Part # 87450-CA68A (adjuster Assy-F) to the tune of 650.00 and another 250.00 in labor. I showed them my invoice where it was repaired under warranty before and they informed me this was an entirely different problem. They said the bracket is broken.
I will report this because if you are ever in accident I'm not sure the seat is secure
#4 of 231 Re: 03 Murano seat problems [mrltd]
Feb 01, 2008 (12:20 pm)
Interesting. I experienced the same problem on my 05 Murano, just over 36K miles.
when I asked about the cost for repair and what was involved, parts and labor are approx. $1,000. Incredible. They said I need to replace the entire seat bottom assembly (I weigh 200lbs). Said the assembly just comes apart and is not repairable. I asked the service guy at the dealer ship if this was a common problem, said they'd fixed 4 in recent months. He told me even with an extended warranty, this still would not be covered. With this kind of service, I think this will be my last Nissan product. Very disappointed.
#5 of 231 2005 Nissan Murano-Driver's Side Power Seat
Feb 19, 2008 (12:06 pm)
I just returned from my local Nissan dealership having had my 2005 Murano undergo a repair for the same issue you all are discussing. Part number 87450-CA684 was the "offending" part per my invoice. Specifically, my driver's seat was not loose, but all of a sudden would not slide forward on the right side thereby creating a grinding noise and a slight and unnatural swivel of the seat to the left. All other power seat features were operating fine. I asked the service manager what would cause this and he said he didn't know, but they had seen 5 such incidents in the past 2 months. Fortunately, my repair was covered under my extended warranty sans a $50 deductible. But, consistent with all these postings, the service manager indicated this is typically a $700 repair. While I accept that things break, I, too, am disappointed, but now very concerned after reading this information and seeing a highly consistent issue. I think I will share this with my Nissan dealership.
#6 of 231 05 Murano Power Seat Defect
Feb 25, 2008 (1:56 pm)
While driving down the highway i hear a click and felt a snap in the lower left side of the drivers seat. This was strike three (after the airbag light came on at 50K and the driver side sun visor falling from up to down with no in between). So off to the dealer i go (no extended warranty).
Dealer Diagnosis: (and a no thank you)
1- Driver seat...broken track $600 part $200 labor.
2- Airbag light...needs new "module" $800part $200 labor.
3. Visor....$300 part $75 labor.
1-The power driver seat has a "weak link". It's not a "track" it's a bracket (see post #3) that was not designed strong enough and eventually shears off at two points...I've got the pictures to prove it. I'm going to see if i can get it welded back together by my mechanic. Taking the seat out is fairly easy. And a small weld job should be fairly inexpensive.
2. The airbag module can be sent to a company in Texas to have it "reset" for $50 to $100, instead of replacement for $1,000. It's tricky to get to (and that's where the dealers get you) but easy to remove once you get to it. This is for the mechanically inclined but is doable if your time is worth less than $100-200 per hour.
3. The visor i haven't figured out yet.
This is a great car to drive...if you don't mind spending lot's of extra money to keep it healthy.
Note: Transmission service needs to be done at the dealer $300 every 30K. The spark plugs are not for the weekend mechanic another $200-300.
Nissan...has lost my business.
I also went to the NHTSA and filed a complaint.
#8 of 231 05 nissan murano power driver seat problem
Mar 01, 2008 (4:54 am)
I have an 05 Murano and I had the same problem last year, when my seat broke while driving the car so I took it the the nissan dealer and get it fix, since my warranty was over I endup paying close to $1000 for replacement, and last month the seat broke again, this time I will have to take some action,abviously it is a real safety problem that need to taking care of
#10 of 231 Re: Nissan Power Seat Issue [03muranosl]
Mar 04, 2008 (12:00 pm)
I just had this happen to me today. My seat started to lean to the left and while driving broke. Now I have to fugure out how to fix it since my car isn't under warranty.
#11 of 231 Nissan Murano Power Driver Seat
Mar 27, 2008 (3:04 pm)
like others on this site, a 2005 Nissan Murano and the support linkage for the power seat has broke . It lists to the left. As far as I can tell, it is a break in the connection of the back support. Power features work fine. Sounds like Nissan has a design problem.