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#9 of 27 09 Murano - mushy soft brakes
Jun 14, 2008 (5:52 pm)
My Murano has 200 miles and since the day I picked it up from the dealer I felt the brakes were mushy or too soft. The brakes feel very soft compared to my old Maxima.
Usually I have to press on the brake about 1/2 inch before I feel anything braking effect.
I brought this at the dealership when I bought the car and the salesperson told me maybe it was because it too new.
#10 of 27 Re: 09 Murano - mushy soft brakes [unkuser]
Jun 14, 2008 (9:43 pm)
It sounds like you may have air in your brake lines and that is easily resolved by a process called "bleeding." It's a simple procedure and the dealership should certainly know better.
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#11 of 27 Break Squeak
Jun 26, 2008 (6:05 am)
I've had the same problems with my 09 Murano that started about a month after I bought the car. EXTREMELY loud screeching in reverse. Car doesn't have to be cold either, it happens every time. Pulling out of the driveway, at the grocery store, everywhere. It is the most embarrassing vehicle to drive. I've been given the run around by the dealer and the Nissan 1 line. Now they won't call me back. I'm so mad about the situation I don't know what to do. Does anyone have any suggestions? Can I return it and get my money back? I would do it in a second. I knew I should have gotten the Lexus, but I was sold by the price and all the new gadgets. My car also makes a high pitched humm when I'm accelerating. Very annoying for me. It happens at every speed, but only at certain rpms. it is usually around 2000 or 2500 rpms. has anyone else experienced this? Again this is something they told me is "a normal characteristic of this vehicle". They say mine is unusually loud and they don't know why. What a joke.
#12 of 27 Re: Break Squeak [drew08]
Jun 26, 2008 (6:31 am)
Is the screeching sound coming from the front of the car or from the rear. I will guess it's from the front and may be one of the belts. Tension on the belt could adjusted or the belt replaced to eliminate the sound. I'm a little concerned that the dealer wouldn't even have a look at it when it's a brand new vehicle.
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#13 of 27 Re: Break Squeak [drew08]
Jun 28, 2008 (6:23 am)
I don't know about the hum but I had the brake "squeal" from day one. I finally brought it in over a year later in mid May of this year. They replaced the front brake pads and rotors under warranty. It has been fine since eliminating that embarrassing noise. I have detected a very slight squeal on rare occasions but it's nothing I can't live with. Nissan definitely has a fix for the problem. They just won't come running to you to offer to do the work. I would just call them and let them know that you are aware that this is a problem with the Murano and that you want it corrected.
#14 of 27 I can't beleive it happened to me.
Jul 01, 2008 (12:27 pm)
#15 of 27 Re: Break Squeak [george78]
Jul 02, 2008 (10:14 am)
After battling with Nissan for months, they finally came back to me and said there is no fix for the problem and that it is "a normal characteristic of the vehicle". That is crazy, this is not normal for ANY car. Even for old crummy cars, much less an 09. They said the lemon law will not cover me either because there is a stipulation in it that says the dealer must unsuccessfully repair the car 3 times for it to be considered a lemon. The Nissan Regional Specialist told me that since there is no fix for the problem, they will not even attempt to fix it, so I'll never get to 3 unsuccessful attempts. It is almost like they are doing everything possible to tick me off.
When I spoke with the Service Manager and the General Manager they told me their hands were tied. Until Nissan recognizes this as an issue, they will not fix it or attempt to fix it. They basically tell me I'm screwed and that I need to deal with this embarrassing car. They finally said the only things I can do are file a claim with the BBB, or sue them. I'm beyond dumbfounded at this point. I won't let them get away with this, I'll do whatever it takes. The consumer needs to be protected from this kind of thing.
#16 of 27 Re: Break Squeak [drew08]
Jul 02, 2008 (11:31 am)
I'm sorry that is happening to you. I purchased a 07 nissan murano in October with 12,000 miles on it and it started happening immediately after I brought it home. I have had the car checked out by 2 mechanics for opinions and Nissan. Nissan told me they "fixed it " but it had become worse in the last few days.
Did you say you lived in Florida? When I parked in the garage overnight it seemed to help. Can the humidty have anything to do with this? I'm at my wits end with this car and and not sure what else to do. Have you tried reporting this to the local problem solvers in your area?
Jul 04, 2008 (8:05 pm)
I have an 07 with the very loud squeek in reverse. It's the craziest thing I've encountered over the 30+ years I've bought new cars (and I've bought plenty of new cars.) The dealership has worked on it twice resulting in a temporary fix with the noise coming back fairly quickly. I've talked to the dealership several times with their answer is that Nissan was working on it. I've spoken with Nissan's official customer service who (after quite a bit of talk) gave me the same answer. . .there is yet a solution to the issue. . .but I will be notified as soon as they find one.
It appears from reading here the problem has carried over to the 2009 model. It's too bad. I like the car. It does everything very well; but, that brake noise is a deal breaker for me. It is increditably annoying. I've given up hope they will find a fix (wondering if anyone is even looking for one) and learning to back up without using the brakes.