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#16 of 231 Need welder to fix seat
Jul 08, 2008 (5:18 am)
skippy, are you local to the Philly area? If so, you have another customer for that seat welding. I have a 2004 Nissan Murano with 43k miles, a Gold Preferred warranty, a broken seat, and a hefty estimate from Nissan service. I can see the broken connection under the left rear of the seat. I can't believe this is not covered under warranty.
How much should one expect to pay to have this fixed with a welding? Does the average autobody shop do this sort of thing or should I look elsewhere?
#17 of 231 Re: Nissan Power Seat Issue [skippy7024]
Jul 11, 2008 (6:33 am)
You stated that you made a metal gear due to the stripped nylon gear. Do you have the specs or are you willing to make one for me?
Thanks - I have a stripped gear right now. Nissan will not see the gear only - you have to buy the whole seat assesbly ($800). Junk yards are also not receptive to selling just the gear, either.
#18 of 231 Re: Nissan Power Seat Issue [ewgcrg2002]
Jul 14, 2008 (10:44 am)
I have a 2003 Nissan Murano SL with Power Heated Seats, and I have been experiencing a similar problem with the driver's seat pulling/twisting to the left when the seat is moved forward. I am in Tampa, FL and hesistant to take it to the dealership at this point. I stopped by the dealership to tell my service advisor of the problem and he said they can look at it for $92 (one hour labor), and then apply that towards the cost of the repair. He dodged the question when I asked him if he has seen this before, but then turns around and tells me he'll apply the labor towards the cost of the repair... what a crock!!! I found an auto upholstery shop that said if I can find the seat assembly from a salvage store he can change it out. I am in the process of looking for a seat assembly now. I will post further info when I find out more. Please let me know of any other relevant info I should know about. Thanks, EJP
#19 of 231 Re: Nissan Power Seat Issue [ejpenvose]
Jul 14, 2008 (11:03 am)
It was covered on my gold plan coverage with a $50 deductible. It's very common. There is a post from a guy that had it welded on here as well. What I found is that because of the bump in the flooring on the left side of the driver's foot area, I push back on the seat harder when I climb into the car and fasten my seat belt. I moved my seat back a bit further, and moved the peddels closer to the seat to compensate after fixing it.
#20 of 231 Re: Nissan Power Seat Issue [jim4004]
Jul 14, 2008 (11:12 am)
That's good for you; however I am out of warranty and do not have the gold plan. Thanks for the tip!
#21 of 231 Re: Nissan Power Seat Issue [ejpenvose]
Jul 14, 2008 (12:39 pm)
You can order the replacement lifter assembly on line for around $480 (Phoenix Nissan) and the local shop charged me $60 to install
#22 of 231 Update: Nissan Power Seat Issue [03muranosl]
Jul 18, 2008 (12:59 pm)
A representative of the NHTSA contacted me last week asking questions about the failure. I sent them all the information I had on it. Seems like they are finally looking into the issue.
#23 of 231 Re: Update: Nissan Power Seat Issue [03muranosl]
Jul 23, 2008 (7:44 am)
Glad to hear. I don't think I've ever seen a car seat break loose during normal usage. I haven't seen one break loose even for accidents. It seems like it's a big safety risk. I hope Nissan recalls it. I know the shop in my area (Burnsville, MN) has seen quite a few.
#24 of 231 Re: Update: Nissan Power Seat Issue [jim4004]
Jul 23, 2008 (9:01 am)
I just returned from my dealership for the second broken seat frame on my '04 Murano! Had the first one replaced in January 07 at 49K. Now I have 67K Almost all interstate driving in Florida
Nissan took care of the first repair with 'good will' This morning the request was declined. It is a $919.40 repair. I have since contacted NissanCustomer Service, as I too, believe that this is a design/manufacturing issue. Will keep you posted on the progress.
Do you have a contact from NHTSB and a file number?
#25 of 231 Re: Nissan Power Seat Issue
Jul 28, 2008 (11:51 am)
2003 owner checking in, my seat just exhibite this exact same issue as of last night.
Luckily, I sit with the seat all the way back, but my wife can't drive it now without having the seat all jacked up.
I would think this is a large enough safety issue to warrant a full recall and not just a TSB.