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Nissan Murano, SUV
#670 of 686 Re: 2009 Murano Problems [jetmbh]
Jan 17, 2012 (7:36 pm)
bought a 2009 Murano about 6 months ago. not a good purchase. the battery keeps loosing its charge. had it to the dealer 3 or 4 times. they put a nissan battery in it. did not help. next they determined it was the xm radio. still did not cure the problem and it cost $2500 for a new radio. just last nite, i get in the car and try to start it. no luck. battery dead again. any ideas on what going on to cause the battery to drain?
#671 of 686 Re: 2009 Murano Problems [hornickel]
Jan 17, 2012 (8:56 pm)
Do you have any aftermarket equipment installed on the car? How long does it take for the battery to drain - hours/days/weeks?
I would take it to a shop that specializes in electrical repairs and have them diagnose each fused circuit with an ammeter with the car turned off.
#672 of 686 Re: 2009 Murano Problems [hornickel]
Jan 18, 2012 (6:04 am)
Being an X mechanic for 17 years locating a draw is very simple. First of all I'd return the battery & the radio and get a FULL discount. Their ignorance shouldn't shouldn't have to be paid by your wallet!!!! For a battery to die overnight it would take something other than a radio to pull that much current I would think. Why didn't they pull the fuse overnight and see what the result would be the next day?
In order to locate the draw they need to remove one of the battery cables. Next with a volt meter or even a mechanic's test light connect that between the battery post & the cable. The test light will illuminate when the current flows thru it. They need to start pulling fuses one at a time until the lite shuts off... it's that simple. Remember if the door is left open the lite will stay on of course from the courtesy lites being on. All it is is process of elimination. In the old days I have even seen voltage regulators go bad... today they are internal to the alternators, so they will have to disconnect that too. Your dealer sounds like mine in NJ - total morons!!! No warranty????
#673 of 686 Re: 2009 Murano Problems [hornickel]
Feb 14, 2012 (3:40 pm)
Still dealing with the dealership with no luck in finding the problem. Just last nite I get into the Murano and it will not start. I was just putting the charger down to do a recharge on the battery and all of a sudden the lights (headlights, park lights and turn signal lights) start blinking off and on. I wonder if the problem is the security system or the computer. any ideas? The car can work find for days. Then all of a sudden it will not start.
#674 of 686 Re: 2009 Murano Problems [hornickel]
Feb 15, 2012 (6:29 am)
Did they test the battery? Cell test & load test? They need to do simple and easy stuff first.. deceide either YES or NO if the battery is good. Once they know that they can start elsewhere... how old is the battery???
#675 of 686 Re: 2009 Murano Problems [njjeff201]
Feb 15, 2012 (8:18 am)
The battery is a Nissan battery less then 3 months old and was check again within the last 3 weeks. The alternator also checked out ok.
It is too bad someone did not design an engine code warning system that would record a code for this type of problem. It would sure help in locating the problem. But I understand that a code number in an engine code warning system will only be recorded if the engine light stays on. Is that correct? With my problem there was no engine warning light.
The reason that I wonder if the security system might be at fault is because all the lights started to blink off and on for a few seconds. I was just starting to set the battery charger down in the engine compartment (I had opened the hood already) when the lights did this. I did talk with the tech person at Nissan. He told me he did not ever here of this happening before.
Now I am thinking maybe the battery was not dead since the lights were blinking. Could there be something that cuts electricity from the battery?
#676 of 686 Re: Uncomforatable driver seat [rasikha]
Feb 29, 2012 (7:18 pm)
I might be too late to ask that question, but will try.
We also have Murano 2009, bought it last year, and my husband who mostly drives it, has the same issue. He complains about leg pain after day of driving it.
I wanted to ask you if that change of foam on the seats really helped you on a long run? if you remember of course. Did you buy your own memory foam when you went to the shop to reupholster seat or they had it there. what height that foam was (2",3" or else ). I will really appreciate if you can provide more details (as much as you remember of course) about the whole process and it that was worth it. We do love the car, but started to think of selling it after less than year owning it only because that problem with the seat.
Thank you in advance,
#677 of 686 Re: 2009 Murano Problems [hornickel]
Feb 29, 2012 (7:30 pm)
There are fuses, fusible links, etc., that branch out to all the systems of the car. It could be a bad or dirty Ground somewhere. It could be as simple as dirty battery cables and battery posts. Cables must be removed from the battery and cleaned with a cable/post cleaner or sand paper which is not the best way to clean except in an emergency. Battery posts must be shiny too. Main harnesses could be intermittent also. You need a dealer that knows how to trouble shoot electrical systems - it's that simple. Call Ron Ananian from The Car Doctor... he's very smart and knows his stuff! http://wor710.com/pages/11622208.php
#678 of 686 Re: 2009 Murano Problems [njjeff201]
Jul 11, 2012 (10:26 am)
I am having this same issue with my 2010 Murano. The third time in only two months that the battery will drain entirely for no apparent reason. I replaced the battery the first time, second time took it into the dealer who could not find any issue, and now for the third time it will not take a jump and it is currently charging via a plug in charger.
the only recommendations on repair I have gleaned from various forums having this same issue is to clean and tighten (i mean really tighten) the battery cables. However, we did that and still the problem persists.
I have contacted Nissan corporate and will pursue the lemon law, as it seems as though they refuse to address this issue that many of us are facing.
if any of you have rectified this issue with corporate, please contact me! thank you.
#679 of 686 Repeated dead Battery
Jul 11, 2012 (10:37 am)
Has anyone been able to rectify the dead battery issue that seems to be fairly prevalent with Muranos?
This is the third time in 45 days that my battery has drained completely overnight for no reason (no lights/radio, etc. left on).
The first time I replaced the battery, the second time two weeks later I had to charge it with an electric battery charger for five hours, now the third time about five weeks later it will not jump or accept a charge.
I took it to my Nissan Dealer who checked it up and down who said he can find nothing wrong with it. If anyone has had success dealing with this issue please contact me. thank you