Last post on Jun 02, 2013 at 9:31 AM
You are in the Nissan Murano
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Nissan Murano, Engine, SUV
#11 of 13 2009 Murano LE Gaskets Blown
Apr 20, 2011 (10:08 am)
32.000 miles, 2.5 years old car-gaskets blown, coolant smell in the cabin was present almost from the beginning.NO RECALL for a known problem.I am trading it in.Question is-would I go for a Nissan again?
#12 of 13 Re: 2009 Murano LE Gaskets Blown [kazvolinsky]
Apr 23, 2011 (5:34 am)
They knew about the problem because they changed the design of the engine after 6 months. They put the headers too close to the block and kept overheating the gasket. I'm in the market for a new car and wont even consider a Nissan. Years ago I had problems with the transission just past the warranty and they as much as told me to go to hell. They are a bad company pass the word.
#13 of 13 Re: Bad Headgaskets on 6cyl 2009 [bseeley]
Jun 02, 2013 (9:31 am)
Overall, Nissan's reliability hasn't been the same since Renault took over. The vq engine, once a bulletproof engine, has so many cost cutting components that it's reliability problems are more reminiscent of a Renault than a Nissan. Since Renault's reliability history is so bad, it's no suprise to see that Consumer Reports has ranked the Nissan Murano's Engine as worse than average. Interestingly, every Murano that Consumer Reports has reccomended eventually ends up on the Used Cars To Avoid list in 3-5 years, due to reliability issues. I'd trade it in, and shop a make that has consistently proven reliable year after year; and preferably one that isn't owned by Renault or another unreliable brand.