Last post on Nov 05, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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Nissan Murano, Car Safety, SUV
#215 of 231 Re:2010 Broken Driver's Seat again
Aug 13, 2012 (9:23 pm)
Just bought my LX used from a Lexus dealer in November with 18,000 miles on it. Not long after I noticed the driver's seat was "clicking" on turns. Took it in to Lexus, they take it to Nissan for warranty work... had to have a part replaced. Meanwhile I'm driving a Lexus loaner. Get it back and all is fine ... for about 2 months. It's back in the shop again. I'm back in a Lexus loaner waiting to hear what will happen this time and it's still under warranty. Maybe I should just turn it in and buy a Lexus. But I really love so much more on the Murano - except the seat, and the A/C, and the wind noise.... Ring bells with anyone else?
#216 of 231 Re:2010 Broken Driver's Seat again [cjsings2]
Aug 18, 2012 (7:11 pm)
Well I have a 2007 Murano and guess what the driver's seat broke again!! This is the second time this has happened. At least the first time it was under warranty. this is definitely an issue with Nissan. I called Nissan Canada after telling the dealership to shove it as this should not happen and they wanted ~$1600.00 to replace it. Still waiting to hear back from Nissan Canada. Poor design and/or quality control. Last Nissan I will ever purchase. But to be honest, are any of the other manufacturers any better? They keep coming out with crap and we keep buying it.
#217 of 231 Re: 2005 Murano Power Driver Seat Repair [brentb]
Sep 03, 2012 (11:55 am)
Hi. May I ask where you got that little nylon gear for the left front seat?
#218 of 231 Re:2010 Broken Driver's Seat again [bshlapak]
Sep 03, 2012 (5:49 pm)
I feel bad for you. I have a friend who had the same problem. She went to a body shop and they were able to weld the seat back together and the problem never happened again, that was 4 years ago. Good luck.
Oops this message was meant for the guy who's seat broke twice. I don't know anything about a nylon part.
#219 of 231 Re: 2005 Murano Power Driver Seat Repair [shushirice]
Sep 04, 2012 (12:02 pm)
If you are looking for the plastic gear for the Nissan Murano seat, I have seen it listed on ebay for about $80. The gear is expensive but it's cheaper than replacing the whole part that Nissan sells when the gear breaks.
#221 of 231 seat nylon gear instructions
Sep 12, 2012 (12:59 pm)
Can't find the sequence I wrote down for replacing the spring type washers that go with the nylon gear for the driver's seat. Anybody got a description of the sequence to reinstall the gear or pictures? Hate to screw up this $65 gear that's worth 2 cents.
#222 of 231 Re: 2005 broken driver seat [newowner10]
Jan 09, 2013 (9:07 am)
My 05 Murano right rear seat Lifter Link bracket broke about a year ago. Dealer told me it was $1000 or more fix. Since I am the only driver I simply put a piece of wood under the broken Lifter Link bracket and drove on. I am very tall so my seat stays all the way back and down. I started reading posts and did some research and have replaced the broken Lifter Link Assembly with a new design Nissan #87473-CA01A that I purchased online from FactoryNissanParts.com (NISSAN of McKinney TX) at a cost of $91.22 plus $9.95 freight. Replacement of the bracket took about two hours time. It is substantially beefier than the original. Go to photobucket.com and search for Nissan Seat Fix to see photo’s of the new Assembly.
Before you start I recommend putting the seat all the way up and inspecting the front bracket to see if the front bracket is cracked but not full broken and carefully inspect the white gear on the end of the worm drive located inside the right side of the drivers seat bracket. This gear is also a problem and the subject of many posts. My seat moved fine with no one in the seat but when I removed the seat to repair the bracket I noted the gear was cracked. Nissan sells the complete drive assembly but not the gear itself. The gear is available from an injection molding company at OdomoterGear.com for $69.00. They also have an excellent three page instruction manual on their website. This is easily done while the seat is out but I did manage to replace mine later with the seat reinstalled and all the way up.
Nissan Service Bulletin NTB05-043d provides detailed instructions to replace the seat front lifter, rear lifter Assembly and the Lift motor assemblies. The Rear Lifter Assembly part number on the bulletin has been superseded by 87473-CA01A. The first nine pages of the bulletin are downloadable free online at ww2.justanswer.com. These plus a little common sense will get you through the replacement of the right rear Lifter Link Assembly.
For the complete 30 pages of the Bulletin Go to NissanHelp.com, select Service Bulletins then keyword filter = seat. This will bring up NISSAN Bulletin NTB05-043d. Join the service for $12.95 and you can down load the complete bulletin.
#223 of 231 Re: 2005 broken driver seat [tankfrank2002]
Jan 12, 2013 (5:34 pm)
What a great, and complete post! I downloaded the entire 30 page TSB, and watched the youtube videos for murano seat repair, and so was pretty comfortable with doing it myself. For anyone considering doing it themselves, here are my observations:
1. I couldn't believe how easy the seat comes out...4 bolts and unhook two harnesses.
2. the sheet metal parts are sharp...wear gloves as it will cut you.
3. The TSB recommends remounting the brackets in the car and then tightening up the bolts to keep things aligned...I did this and it is probably a good idea to do so to avoid binding on the electric motors.
4. It took me 6 hours start to finish, mainly because I was careful to document what I took loose and to be sure I could get it back together again! Next time I"m sure I could whip through it in 2-3 hours.
I may post my own youtube video showing what I thought were some of the tricky parts that aren't shown of the videos already out there.
#224 of 231 06. Nissan Murano seat problem
May 08, 2013 (9:43 am)
Had the same problem so many Nissan Murano owners had or will have. After reading on this site how much the dealer would charge, I just took it to a auto body shop. I had them weld the bracket back together for only $150.00. I was not going to give the dealer $1000.00 plus for an inferior product. Try the weld, it's a much stronger and cheaper fix.