Last post on Nov 05, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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#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 The Rear Lifter Assembly part number on the bulletin has been superseded by 87473-CA01A.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.
#225 of 231 Re: Driver's Side Gear Replacement [jb2510]
Aug 15, 2013 (6:49 am)
jb2510 - How did you turn off the Easy Exit Feature on the Murano?
#226 of 231 Re: Driver's Side Gear Replacement [salsa_steve]
Aug 15, 2013 (7:50 am)
It may depend on the year of your Murano, but there are settings that you can change using the center dash display menus, and one of them is the option to turn the seat settings memory on and off. If you have an owners manual it should be explained in there otherwise do a Google search for the procedure for your year Murano.
#227 of 231 Re: 06. Nissan Murano seat problem [bigcor]
Aug 20, 2013 (4:31 pm)
Wow, It's been a long time since I've needed to post....I just got thru the Murano visor problem last month, got a used one and it was 3 screws..Dealer wants over $300 from what I read, my cost...$50.
Today I realized the little thunk I've been feeling on turns is the seat problem. I got out and pushed the seat towards the passenger side and the rear lifted right up. Clearly not connected to the track.
I assume it is the broken area that can be welded as it works well otherwise. Will this problem get worse? I am tempted to just trade it in and be done with it, without even reporting it to Nissan. It's an 06 with 46000k miles. My extended gold preferrred warranty ran out mid July. They wouldn't cover the visor so I know they won't cover this (plus that's what I've read.)
How do you locate a body shop to do this? I have a big one near me, but they do a lot of insurance work and this is probably to small for them. Seems like some of them just don't this type of job. Is it best to take the seat out and just take it to a welder, though I'd really rather have a shop remove the seat, fix it, and reinstall it. Does it need to be "reseated" into the track, or is it easy to put back in? Is is realistic to weld it while it's in the car?
I really don't want to pay the dealer price because, after the visor issue, I'm starting to think that more things will fail....and don't want to invest in it, but I only have 46k miles...planned to keep it 2 more years.
Guess I need to post on the trade in value thread to see what I could expect....
#229 of 231 2012 Murano driver seat moves upon breaking. Anyone else notice this?
Oct 03, 2013 (8:07 am)
I bought a 2012 Murano new in March 2012 and have had constant issues with my driver seat moving upon breaking. The seat moves back to front. And at one point the seat even moved left to right upon turning. The movements are minimal, but very annoying and likely unsafe.
Has anyone else noticed anything similar?
Thank you, and safe driving
#230 of 231 Broken driver seat
Nov 05, 2013 (10:58 am)
I have the same problem with a broken driver seat. I was told by the dealer that the seat frame track was broken. The left side does not go up. The seat is now at it's lowest point. The dealership wanted to charge $2000 to repair.
What kind of shop do I need to take it to for the welding repair? Thanks for any response.
#231 of 231 Re: Broken driver seat [shedianec]
Nov 05, 2013 (11:09 am)
My friend took I to a body shop and they welded it back together.