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Nissan Murano Maintenance and Repair



  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    The primary reasons for the changes were to make it easier for people to find the information they need and to integrate the forums with our Instead of having to find your way through 10,000+ posts in a single discussion you can now go directly to the topic of interests.

    tidester, host
  • user777user777 Posts: 3,341
    IMHO: People don't actually want to subscribe to N topics, when 1 suffices and is superior. Being able to search 1 forum/topic with 10,000 posts is easier actually than breaking up a forum into many tinier forums dedicated to a subset of issues.

    Often when searching a forum for a problem, one comes across other information that is helpful as well. This doesn't happen when the forums multiply.

    I speculate navigation and search for information, and the dynamics of forum exchanges/content of the readership wasn't improved with these changes.

    Just one person's opinion.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    I see you have been participating in the Forums Software! Your Questions Answered... discussion which is the appropriate place to express your concerns on this matter.

    tidester, host
  • user777user777 Posts: 3,341
    true, it is the proper place to discuss this. my apologies.
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    Fortunately for me, here in the High Country of Reno (4000 feet)and at Lake Tahoe, I have yet to experience the AC and transmission problems others have been posting about.

    I am on my second MO, and although the CVT and drive by wire takes some getting used to, I have never found the MO's response "troubling", for I read up on what to expect before purchasing.

    People need a reality check. When anyone pays $5-$10,000 more for essentially the same car from Infinity, one should expect a higher degree of willingness to take actions to merely satisfy the suspicion or "hunch" of an owner. That is because the manufacturer has built into the orginal price a customer satisfaction reserve. Nissan dealers, without that extra cushion, shouldn't be expected to act on things unless and until they have proof, via a service bulletin. Otherwise most would be in bankruptcy. :(
  • whitallwhitall Posts: 187
    I don't have a rear cup holder on the floor, where is it and why don't I?????? I have a 2006 w/leather and 6 CD in dash/XM radio. (touring pkg) The back seat has 2 cup holders in the flip down center armrest and I broke both of those little flappy things right off this weekend trying to show them to somebody. I assume the warranty covers them???

    I have only 2 not so great cup holders in the front and two in the back. Is this a Japanese car thing??? My Chevy and Dodge had more than you could need!
  • ctxctx Posts: 50
    LOL. I don't allow food or drink in my 2006 Mo so cupholders haven't been an issue. :)
  • It's a good thing you don't. I put in a grande starbucks and the little flap would not hold the cup in place, so guess what happen when I took a corner. It slid to the other side and then poped up and poured all over my leather seat. Argggg. What I don't get about the cup holder is that the flap has a sping underneath it but the spring never gets compressed. Almost like they put it there and then asked why they put it there. Really bad design. Maybe it was meant to be a sake bottle holder and not a cup holder :mad:
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    Well, at least with the leather seats, you don't have to worry about the stains, eh? :D
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Maybe it was meant to be a sake bottle holder and not a cup holder ...

    No, the sake holder has a built-in heater. ;)

    tidester, host
  • timbo4timbo4 Posts: 30
    Please people, enough about cup holders. If that's all you have to complain about your Murano you should feel fortunate!!!!!! What about a bunch of whiners. :cry:
  • maximafanmaximafan Posts: 592
    I don't think they're being whiners. This is
    something that should be remedied on an otherwise well-built, nicely equipped vehicle.
    I had the chance to spend about four days with
    a Murano rental. I drive(or did, as my 02
    Maxima got wrecked Monday evening and may be
    totalled) I've had no problems with the cupholders in the Max. But I ran into the same
    problem as the above posts with a large McDonald's cup or similar type cup in the Murano. Every time I made a turn, the cup would tip over or tried to. Nissan just needs to redesign this feature and it shouldn't be too much of an expense since the other Nissan models have better designed cupholders.

    Really, who wants to be worrying about whether
    your drink is going to spill over when you make
    a turn, especially with coffee that has milk in it. There's nothing fun about having to smell sour milk in your car everytime you get inside your car because you couldn't get the whole thing quite cleaned up because it fell into a bunch of small crevices in your car!
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,920
    If you read the Consumer Reviews and Ratings here for most any vehicle, one of the most requested items in the Suggested Improvements category is more and/or better cupholders. I bet the only suggestion that's more common is better mileage.
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    I quite agree! I solved the "problem" by shopping around for a travel mug with the proper shape and diameter for the front holders. ;) In fact I found one that even allows it to be plugged into the auxiliary power supply, and keeps it piping hot!

    Absent that, get off the extra large coffees, and use a cup not so top-heavy, and the situation will get better.

    Hopefully Nissan will install a widget or bushing of high quality, grab-wise, for next year's re-do!
  • baldwin3baldwin3 Posts: 121
    Today I brought the 05 Murano down to Central Valley Nissan in Modesto, CA for tank shield and seat belt recall, A/C check and oil, lube and filter (20,000 miles). In at 7:30AM and out at 9:45 AM. The shield they ordered for me is heavy aluminum, contours from the bottom of the car and curves tightly along the tank, going back at least 1 foot. It is completely invisible as it fits right against the tank. I suggest that on these shield recalls, Murano owners insist on this version, not the vertical plastic model mentioned by other posts this year. Obviously, some dealers ARE better than others. John B.
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247

    Caveat Emptor, in all cases.
  • baldwin3baldwin3 Posts: 121
    Looking at the service receipt, for everyones' information:
    2 actual shields are used, one left side, one right.
    Part Number is: A7285-CC25A "Protector Fuel"
    Cost: WARRANTY RECALL 0.00

    So, don't let them tell you it isn't there and give you the hang-down plastic one...John B

    Good luck
  • I recently had the very same experience with my 2004 Murano. I was driving home from work and all of a sudden it started driving very sluggish. I barely made it home with my 20 month old before it completely died and had to be towed to the dealership where it currently remains. The transmission & transfer case have to be replaced. The car is 2 years old, has less than 20,000 miles. The dealership gave me a car, which they should have without question, but nevertheless it's very disappointing to have to go through all this when the vehicle is so new.
  • ram383838ram383838 Posts: 5
    I'm looking for this information also, since I have had zero help from Nissan Consumer Affairs. I have now chosen the route of the BBB and filed my complaint with them. But I cannot believe Nissan supports the way Nissan of America provides customer support.
  • baldwin3baldwin3 Posts: 121
    Your case is classic for simple TPS replacement...not transfer case and transmission. Be pro-active. Be smarter than the people at the service desk. Throttle Position Sensor is a monster virus in an otherwise great (as compared to the other) vehicles...that failure to accelerate is classic...go back two years of posts and you will see it. Either your dealership is right or the simple replacement of the TPS is the correct fix....I am saddened that Nissan has not been more "proactive" in telling its serice representatives about TPS...but since, even at the dealership I respect at Central Valley in Modesto, CA (I am retired MD and live 60 miles away with no vested interest)...there are NEW SERVICE WRITERS every couple months...and by now, I know more than they do about Nissan products. That is the "Front Line" and that is the main barrier to correct diagnosis. John B.
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