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#200 of 231 2006 murano broken seat motor
Jul 07, 2011 (7:05 pm)
My 2006 murano had about 30,000 miles on it when the motor that makes the driver's seat go forward and back broke, leaving the seat as far from the pedals as it can go.
I found a lot of helpful info here, and just wanted to share, in case anyone is keeping track of this issue!
I have tried for a year to get Nissan to pay for at least half the repair, since the estimate was $1200! I was denied in July of 2010, and reopened the case last month and was denied again. My last letter mentioned the safety concerns, and now that I have found this forum i feel I have more support for my claim since it appears to be a common issue.
I called an independent shop and their response was - "oh yeah, that's a common issue with Muranos and Pathfinders. It will cost over $1000. "They had seen so many they knew immediately what I was talking about.
After reading all the other posts about the car I am grateful that the whole seat hasn't come loose yet! Thinking about dumping it, or at least getting an extended warranty if anyone will sell me one!
#201 of 231 Re: Good News [seattlescott]
Jul 11, 2011 (6:27 am)
My seat on my 2005 Murano just broke this week. How did you get Nissan to pay 50%?
#202 of 231 Re: another one [lilcram]
Jul 16, 2011 (2:18 pm)
welcome to my world. I've had the seat bracket welded by a local weld shop and the bracket now holds
now i'm online looking for a worm gear for the right side of the front of the seat.. it is plastic and notched out. now the seat moves on one side, not on the other.
like the car other than 1 the crappy seat and the air bag light
nissan should be ashamed. it is truly a poor design
#204 of 231 Broken driver's seat repair
Jul 22, 2011 (7:56 pm)
I had my drivers seat repaired for free. First they wanted $900 but the service manager said he would go to bat for me with the regional service manager. After I told him this was my 6th Nissan over 25 years, he really did. Nissan paid the entire bill. I live in Colorado, if that helps.
#205 of 231 Re: Broken driver's seat repair [pamcooks]
Oct 07, 2011 (8:27 am)
My car seat just broke on Murano 2005, could you please email me at agumiroffgmail.com and let me know how you got it fixed for free
#206 of 231 Re: Broken driver's seat repair [doctormd1]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 07, 2011 (8:47 am)
Please don't ask for "personal" help via email. We all benefit when a problem is discussed on the open forum. Thanks.
#207 of 231 Re: Broken driver's seat repair [doctormd1]
Oct 07, 2011 (10:39 am)
I pulled the schematics for the seat design from a parts ordering page or something, I don't recall.
I took it to my brother who has basic tools and a welder and he and his friend pulled the seat out completely, unhooked all the wires and cables- There were only a few of them. For example my seat does not go up and down but the wire connections are there for it and plugged in.
It was pretty basic, unhook 3-4 plastic cables, remove seat completely, set on the ground , turn upside down and weld broken seat track assembly frame back on to the seat.
Be careful not to burn the cloth seat when the metal heats up, keep water spray bottle on hand.
Wear welding goggles,
Simply weld broken part, and then prepare to put seat back into the car, hook things up and its ready to go.
The entire process took maybe an hour and 2 people.
Hope this helps, some, I have not had any problems since then with the seat. It will last a very long time, Seems the guys said Nissan did it so cheaply that there was no way for it to hold and it broke, Now it is reinforced and better than original factory .
Basic tools since he
#208 of 231 Re: 2006 murano broken seat motor [badchoice2006]
Nov 14, 2011 (4:25 pm)
Consider yourself lucky, I just got a quote from my local Nissan dealer for >>$2100 to replace the seat (mechanism) the bottom part , not the actual leather seat. The car is a 2003 with 131,000, and I will ride on a milk crate before I spend that !!!!
#209 of 231 Re: 2006 murano broken seat motor [69vette2]
Nov 14, 2011 (4:32 pm)
This is what I did: I went to a good welder. He removed the seat and welded the broken part and put the seat back in. Probably better than new. It was 165.00.....a whole lot better than 1500.00!! Now I am having problems with the power steering and an oil leak. I will never never buy another Nissan. The Nissan dealership has been absolutely no help at all....disgusted!!