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#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.
#12 of 231 Re: Nissan Power Seat Issue [reggmail]
Mar 30, 2008 (8:54 am)
I have a 2003 Nissan Murano SE and have just experienced this issue as well. Driver's side power seat just started to tilt to one side, and also forward. It is loose and will tilt forward/backward when I decelerate/accelerate or get in/out of the vehicle. I'm not very pleased to hear that this is a common issue and that Nissan hasn't done anything about this yet. I filed a complaint on the nhtsa site also. I'm calling the dealership tomorrow AM. I have an extended warranty, but it doesn't look like this is covered. I am NOT going to pay $1000.00 to get it fixed!
#13 of 231 Re: Nissan Power Seat Issue [golfanatic]
Apr 03, 2008 (5:21 am)
I have repaired this condition on several of these cars. I took the bottom seat bracket off and welded the broken frame. After welding this bracket the seat frame is stronger than when they come from the factory. You are able to weld it on both sides of the break. If you can find someone to do this it will save you a bunch of money. The toughest part of getting the seat bracket from the seat is all the wire clips. I also fixed the problem with power seat moving on one side, but not the other. This is because of a stripped nylon gear. I replaced it with a metal gear that i made. Hope someone can help you out.
#14 of 231 Re: 03 Murano seat problems [190slguy]
Apr 07, 2008 (1:53 pm)
I experienced the same problem. Fortunately it was covered under my warranty. Mine occured shortly after I had my daughter drive the car (she had moved the seat forward). I drove the car with the seat a little further forward than usual and the bracket broke while I was driving it. After I had it replaced I tried to figure out how it could have broken. What kind of pressure would cause the bracket to sheet off. While I was putting my seat belt on, I noticed that my left foot was pushing hard on the firewall as I fastened the belt. I've moved my drivers seat back so that my left foot is not as likely to push the seat back as hard.
The cost of the parts and labor was $205. Cost of moving the seat back, so it doesn't happen again...$0.