Last post on Jun 02, 2013 at 9:31 AM
You are in the Nissan Murano
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Nissan Murano, Engine, SUV
#8 of 13 Re: Bad Headgaskets on 6cyl 2009 [marathon10]
Nov 09, 2010 (7:32 pm)
Do you have an AWD version of the SL or the front wheel drive version?
#9 of 13 Re: Bad Murano Headgaskets on 6cyl 2009
Mar 04, 2011 (11:45 pm)
We own a 2009 Nissan Murano SL bought new and the head gasket cracked leaking fluids and emitting a strong smell of coolant. We have had a few unpleasant repairs, new brakes at 30,000, new tires at 32,000 and now at only 57,000 miles cracked head gaskets. We have had all the recommend services performed. Had we waited we just would need to get use to the smell of coolant. It was covered under the warranty. Both the Nissan dealer and an independent shop confirmed the need to replace both head gaskets. The engine needs to be dropped in order to complete the repair. We have been waiting a week for the completion of the repairs. Many reports show that their Murano just was not the same after the head gasket issue and we don't want to have another failure and find out what will happen when it our Nissan turns 60,001....Our concern is the number of Murano’s that this known defect affects. Nissan has yet to release this proprietary information.
#10 of 13 04 murano curse
Mar 09, 2011 (4:41 pm)
I have an 04 Murano and have had issues from day one. Gas cap door repair x2, burning oil issues, head gasket nightmares, over heating problems. I should have sold it long ago but like a dummy kept investing money. Now the head gaskets are gone again and the costs to repair and replace are more than getting a new engine. Everyone that has had these issues please call Nissan of NA and voice your concerns. It is horrible and I pray the government steps in and puts them through another Toyota like experience. Write your congressmen and senators. It will take many voices but it can be done.
#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.