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Nissan Murano CVT Transmission

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  • I found this website that I think many of you should also file a complaint on..

    http://www.mycarstats.com/redir/rdr.asp?src=AF_CN_NHTSA

    You can already see that there are almost 200 other complaints about the same issue you all are having.

    Rob
  • CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10197040

    Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    Details: TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN MURANO. WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH, THE CONTACT DEPRESSED THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL, BUT THE VEHICLE FAILED TO MOVE. THE VEHICLE WAS PULLED OVER AND TOWED TO THE DEALER, WHO STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 82,000.

    Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
    Fail Date: 07/19/2007 Deaths: 0
    Date added to datbase: 7/20/2007

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    Create Custom Report CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10196546

    Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    Details: NISSAN MUARANO 2003. WHEN HOT AND STOP AND GO, ACCELERATION CAN LAG BY 10 TO 30 SECONS AFTER STEPPING ON ACCELERATOR PEDAL. VERY DANGEROUS. SEEMS TO BE A PRESSURE SENSOR IN THE TRANSMISSION AND THEY WANT $3000. TO $5000. TO FIX. MANY POSTS ON THE WEB. *AK

    Occurrences: 30 Injuries: 0
    Fail Date: 07/16/2007 Deaths: 0
    Date added to datbase: 7/16/2007

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    Create Custom Report CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10195079

    Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    Details: I HAVE A 2003 NISSAN MURANO WITH 71,300 MILES, WHENEVER I GET TO A STOPPING POINT OR MAKING A TURN, IF I TRIED TO RESUME DRIVING THE VEHICLE DOES NOT MOVE. THERE'LL BE NO ACCELERATION POWER. I WILL BE WAITING FOR 5-10 MINUTES BEFORE THE VEHICLE COULD MOVE. I'M AFRAID I MIGHT GET HIT ONE DAY. *TR

    Occurrences: 25 Injuries: 0
    Fail Date: 06/28/2007 Deaths: 0
    Date added to datbase: 7/1/2007

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    Create Custom Report CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10188000

    Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

    Details: THIS IS A COPY OF THE TEXT I SENT NISSAN. TO: INTERESTED PARTIES NISSAN USA REFERENCE # 5652837. I NOW OWN A 2003 MURANO VIN 3 J. I HAVE A PROBLEM THAT I AM NOT RESOLVED ON AND DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS: I AM A RESERVE NAVY OFFICER NOW DEPLOYED TO IRAQ, WHICH MAKES THIS ENTIRE EVOLUTION A BIT DIFFICULT. MY SON CHRIS WILSON AGE 22 WAS DRIVING THE MURANO ON MARCH 14, 2007 NEAR HIS COLLEGE IN CULLOWHEE, NORTH CAROLINA WHEN WHILE AT HIGHWAY SPEED NOTICED THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND THEN EXPERIENCED AN IMMEDIATE LOSS OF POWER AND ENGINE SHUTDOWN. HE WAS ABLE TO GET THE VEHICLE OUT OF ACTIVE TRAFFIC SAFELY WITH NO POWER STEERING OR BRAKE ASSIST. WITNESSES TO THE EVENT CLAIMED HE WAS LUCKY AND SKILLED TO MANEUVER OFF THE HIGHWAY WITHOUT ENDANGERING HIMSELF AND OTHERS IN TRAFFIC. WE THEN SEARCHED FOR LOCAL DEALERSHIPS TO TAKE THE VEHICLE TO CONTACTED THEM AND ARRANGED FOR THE VEHICLE TO BE TOWED THERE. AFTER AN ANALYSIS AND THE PART NUMBER OF A TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE TCM. I WENT TO THE NISSAN USA WEB SITE AND RESEARCHED RECALLS THAT HAD BEEN ISSUED FOR 2003 MURANOS. I WAS VERY INTERESTED TO FIND ONE FOR VIN NUMBERSJN8AZ08T*3W 100007-100032,JN8AZ08W* 200005-200071. I REALIZE THAT MY VIN NUMBER IS NOT ONE OF THESE AND THE NICE FOLKS AT THE CALL CENTER AND THE SERVICE FOLKS AT THE DEALERSHIPS ARE POWERLESS TO DO ANYTHING UNLESS THERE IS A VIN MATCH. THE RECALL QUOTES: ⿿ON SOME 2003 MURANOS THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE ENGINE MIGHT STOP RUNNING WHILE BEING DRIVEN IF THE CRANK POSITION SENSOR FAILS. THIS MAY ALSO RESULT IN THE ⿿SERVICE ENGINE SOON⿝ LIGHT COMING ON OR REDUCED ENGINE POWER. IT IS THE SAME RESULT AS WHAT HAPPENED TO MY CAR. I AM A PROFESSIONAL MECHANICAL ENGINEER AND I FEEL ETHICALLY SOUND IN MAKING THE REQUEST AND MAINTAINING AN UNRESOLVED POSITION ON THIS MATTER. *AK

    Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
    Fail Date: 03/14/2007 Deaths: 0
    Date added to datbase: 4/16/2007

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    Create Custom Report CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10183830

    Component: POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)

    Details: MY VEHICLE IS ALL WHEEL DRIVE. WHEN I TOOK IT IN FOR NORMAL MAINTENANCE I WAS ADVISED THE TRANSFER CASE WAS LOCKED IN ALL WHEEL DRIVE. THERE IS NO WARNING LIGHT TO ADVISE THAT THIS HAS HAPPENED. I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY MILES THE CAR WAS DRIVEN IN THIS CONDITION. IT SO HAPPENS THAT I HAD RECENTLY PASSED MY WARRANTY PERIOD AND HAD TO PAY A VERY LARGE AMOUNT TO REPAIR IT. IF A WARNING LIGHT HAD GONE ON I WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO REPAIR THIS SOONER UNDER WARRANTY. PLUS, I HAD RECENTLY RETURNED FROM A LONG TWO WEEK DRIVE IN HOT DESERT COUNTRY. I WOULD IMAGINE IT WAS NOT WISE OR SAFE TO BE IN ALL WHEEL DRIVE UNDER HOT ROAD DRIVING CONDITIONS. I ASKED THE MANUFACTURER TO INFORM ME HOW OFTEN THEIR VEHICLES HAVE THIS PROBLEM BUT I HAD NO RESPONSE FROM THEM. I DID ASK MY DEALERSHIP AND THEY TOLD ME AT LEAST ONE OTHER VEHICLE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM LOCALLY. *JB

    Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
    Fail Date: 08/29/2006 Deaths: 0
    Date added to datbase: 2/28/2007

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    Create Custom Report CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10183312

    Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    Details: I OWN A 2003 NISSAN MURANO, THAT IS NO LONGER OPERATIONAL DUE TO A FAULTY TRANSMISSION. ON THE 26TH OF NOVEMBER 2006, THE TRANSMISSION SEIZED AND STOPPED OPERATING, AS I WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY. NOW I HAVE A 3 YEAR OLD, $35,000 DOLLAR VEHICLE, WHICH MAY AS WELL BE A PAPERWEIGHT. THE VEHICLE IS SITTING IN MY DRIVEWAY, AWAITING REPAIRS. I TAKE CARE OF THIS VEHICLE AS IF IT WERE MY OWN CHILD. I ENSURE THAT THE OIL IS REPLACED EVERY 3,000 MILES RELIGIOUSLY,AND I HAVE SPENT HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS FOR ROUTINE SCHEDULED SERVICES. TO SUSTAIN A NISSAN MURANO IS NOT A CHEAP TASK. THE LAST SCHEDULED SERVICE WAS A 60,000 MILE MAINTENANCE AND IT COST ME WELL OVER $500 DOLLARS. I ENSURE THAT THE MAINTENANCE IS BEING COMPLETED, BECAUSE I UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF ROUTINE SERVICES. WHEN I PURCHASED THIS NISSAN MURANO, I HAD NO IDEA IT WOULD GIVE ME SO MANY HEADACHES. I HAVE BEEN TO THE NISSAN DEALERS FOR UNSCHEDULED WARRANTY REPAIR AT LEAST 5 TIMES A YEAR, SINCE I PURCHASED IT. SOME OF THE ISSUES I HAVE HAD WITH THE SUV ARE, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TURNING ON, UNEXPLAINED VEHICLE VIBRATIONS WHEN DRIVING, CAR SEIZING IN THE MIDDLE OF ROAD, BAD BRAKES, ALTERNATOR HAD TO BE EXCHANGED, BATTERY WENT BAD, AND MY TRANSMISSION WOULD NOT FALL INTO GEAR. I CALLED THE NISSAN CONSUMER TOLL FREE NUMBER AND THE
  • NISSAN CORPORATION IS ASKING ME TO CONSOLIDATE THE RECORDS OF EVERYTHING THAT HAS BEEN REPAIRED ON THE CAR, AND FAX IT TO THEM. IT SEEMS THAT CONVENIENTLY ENOUGH, NISSAN DOES NOT HAVE RECORDS OF ANY MAINTENANCE THAT WAS PERFORMED AT AUTHORIZED NISSAN DEALERS. I WAS TOLD THAT THIS INFORMATION HAD TO BE FAXED FIRST, BEFORE A DECISION CAN BE MADE. THE TRANSMISSION HAS HAD PREVIOUS DIFFICULTIES COVERED UNDER THE WARRANTY AND HAD CONTINUED TO MALFUNCTION WHEN THE CURRENT INCIDENT OCCURRED. THE ONLY DECISION I WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IS, IF THE NISSAN CORPORATION IS GOING TO GRANT MY REQUEST TO FIX MY TRANSMISSION AT NO COST. *JB

    Occurrences: 5 Injuries: 0
    Fail Date: 11/26/2006 Deaths: 0
    Date added to datbase: 2/23/2007

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    Create Custom Report CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10173318

    Component: POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)

    Details: ON MONDAY, 11/13/06 I TOOK MY 2003 NISSAN MURANO IN FOR WINTERIZING & TO HAVE THEM CHECK OUT A HUMMING NOISE TO THE NISSAN DEALER. LATER THAT DAY I WAS CALLED AND TOLD THE NOISE WAS RELATED TO THE TRANSFER CASE WHICH NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AT MY COST, OVER $4000 TO REPAIR. THIS VEHICLE HAS ONLY 89,000 MILES. DECIDED TO GET A SECOND OPINION AND HAD THE VEHICLE MOVED TO ANOTHER NISSAN DEALER. THIS NISSAN DEALER HAS REPAIRED ANOTHER MURANO WITH THE SAME SITUATION AND SO WAS ABLE TO DIAGNOSE THAT IT IS NOT THE TRANSFER CASE, BUT IT IS THE TRANSMISSION. UNFORTUNATELY THE COST IS EVEN MORE - OVER $6000. BEING I DID NOT PURCHASE AN EXTENDED WARRANTY, I'M RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COSTS. WHAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND IS THE "WHY" FOR THE FAILURE. THERE WAS NO INDICATION THAT EITHER THE TRANSFER CASE OR TRANSMISSION WERE FAILING WHEN THE CAR WAS BEING DRIVEN. I CALLED MY SALESPERSON ABOUT THE SITUATION AND HE INFORMED ME HE HAD A FRIEND THAT HAD HIS TRANSFER CASE FAIL AT APPROXIMATELY THE SAME MILES. IN MY OPINION, MAJOR COMPONENTS - TRANSMISSIONS OR TRANSFER CASES SHOULD NOT BE FAILING AT THIS MILEAGE AND WOULD LIKE FOR SOMEONE TO PURSUE TO DETERMINE IF THERE IS A RECALL SITUATION.*JB

    Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
    Fail Date: 11/13/2006 Deaths: 0
    Date added to datbase: 11/13/2006

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    Create Custom Report CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10171578

    Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    Details: AFTER DRIVING ON A HIGHWAY AT 55+MPH, FOR MORE THAN A HALF HOUR, IF YOU THEN GET INTO STOP AND GO OR CITY TRAFFIC, AND YOU ARE STOPPED, IF YOU PRESS ON THE ACCELERATOR, THE CAR WILL NOT RESPOND FOR 5-10 SECONDS, THEN WILL LUNGE FORWARD. THIS IS NOT ONLY ANNOYING, IT IS SO DANGEROUS. NOW THAT I AM AWARE OF IT, I TRY TO LEAVE LOTS OF SPACE BETWEEN ME AND THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME (NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE IN THE CITY). IT ONLY SEEMS TO HAPPEN UNDER THE CONDITIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE. I NOTICED THIS HAPPENING A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AFTER PURCHASING MY MURANO. *NM

    Occurrences: 10 Injuries: 0
    Fail Date: 08/16/2004 Deaths: 0
    Date added to datbase: 10/23/2006

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    Create Custom Report CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10170466

    Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    Details: 03 NISSAN MURANO---TRANSMISSION WENT OUT WHILE DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEED AND CAR ONLY HAS 46,000 MILES. IT IS IN THE SHOP BEING REPAIRED BUT IT WILL TAKE UP 2 TWO WEEKS SINCE TRANSMISSION IS COMING FROM CALIFORNIA. THIS IS AN ISSUE BECAUSE IT IS HAPPENING TO TOO MANY MURANO'S AT LOW MILEAGE. NISSAN MUST LOOK INTO THIS AND DO SOMETHING SOON. I DID NOT GET HURT SINCE I WAS ABLE TO PULL OVER ON THE SHOULDER WITH THE HELP OF A TRACTOR TRAILER STOPPING TRAFFIC. SOMEONE ELSE MAY NOT BE AS LUCKY. PLEASE DO SOMETHING NOW!!!! *JB

    Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
    Fail Date: 10/09/2006 Deaths: 0
    Date added to datbase: 10/11/2006

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    Create Custom Report CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10160648

    Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    Details: WHILE ON THE HIGHWAY AND THEN IN STOP AND GO TRAFFIC I PRESSED ON THE GAS AND MY MURANO MOVED SLOWLY, THEN PICKED UP SPEED. I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER WHILE UNDER WARRANTY, 57,898 MILES, BUT THEY SAID THE COMPUTER ONLY NEEDED TO BE RESET. THEY DID NOT DOCUMENT THIS PROBLEM. THE PROBLEM DIDN'T HAPPEN AGAIN UNTIL AROUND 66,000 MILES. I TOOK IT BACK THEY SAID THEY COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING. THE PROBLEM HAPPENED AGAIN AT AROUND 68,000 BUT MORE AND MORE DURING STOP AND GO TRAFFIC AND NOW THEY SAY I NEED A VALVE BODY AND MORE THAN LIKELY A NEW TRANSMISSION AT $6000. NISSAN BUT OUT A SERVICE BULLETIN TELLING THE REPAIR SHOPS TO LOOK FOR THIS PROBLEM BECAUSE THEY KNOW ITS A PROBLEM. I CALLED NISSAN AND THEY SAID ITS MY PROBLEM. THEY WON'T FIX IT NOR WILL THEY HELP TO FIX IT. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS PROBLEM IF YOU NEED THE POWER AND SUDDENLY YOU DON'T HAVE IT. *JB

    Occurrences: 10 Injuries: 0
    Fail Date: 03/10/2006 Deaths: 0
    Date added to datbase: 6/24/2006

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    Create Custom Report CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10159588

    Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    Details: DT*: THE CONTACT STATED WHILE ATTEMPTING TO APPLY PRESSURE TO THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL, THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT MOVE FORWARD. AFTER THE VEHICLE STARTED TO SLOWLY MOVE, IT WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL DEALERSHIP. THE MECHANIC DETERMINED THE VALVE BODY OF THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER HAS BEEN ALERTED. UPDATED 08/24/06. *JB

    Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
    Fail Date: 06/12/2006 Deaths: 0
    Date added to datbase: 6/12/2006

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    Create Custom Report CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10158967

    Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    Details: 2003 NISSAN MURANO AWD WOULD ACCELERATE AND SKIP GEARS. IF YOU ARE IN STOP AND GO TRAFFIC AND YOU TAKE YOUR FOOT OFF THE GAS THE CAR WILL LUNGE FORWARD AND TRY TO GO INTO A HIGHER GEAR THEN FIRST. THIS STARTED HAPPENING INTERMITTENTLY THEN IT HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES IN ONE DAY THE FRIDAY BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY 2006. ON SATURDAY WHEN WE STARTED THE CAR IT MADE A HORRIBLE CLUNKING NOISE. WE DROVE THE CAR TO THE DEALER AND SEVERAL DAYS LATER WE WERE TOLD WE
  • WOULD NEED A BRAND NEW TRANSMISSION AT A COST OF $4000. THE CAR HAS 78,000 MILES AND IS 32 MONTHS OLD. ALL THE MILES ARE HIGHWAY MILES. WE DO NOT HAVE AN EXTENDED WARRANTY BECAUSE WE HAVE ALWAYS OWNED NISSAN CARS AND NEVER HAD A PROBLEM. I HAVE CONDUCTED RESEARCH AND FOUND SEVERAL CONSUMERS HAVE EXPERIENCED THE TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS AT VARIOUS LIFE CYCLES OF THE VEHICLE. SOME HAD PROBLEMS WITH IN THE FIRST THOUSAND MILES. IT IS SUSPECTED THAT THE PROBLEMS ARE CAUSED BY THE NEW CVT TECHNOLOGY THAT NISSAN FIRST INTRODUCED IN THE NISSAN MURANO IN 2003. I THINK THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM. *NM

    Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
    Fail Date: 05/20/2006 Deaths: 0
    Date added to datbase: 6/5/2006

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    Create Custom Report CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10158838

    Component: POWER TRAIN

    Details: 2003 MURANO WAS STOPPED. DRIVER HAD FOOT ON BRAKE. VEHICLE WAS STRUCK IN REAR. BRAKE PEDAL WENT TO FLOOR AND VEHICLE ROLLED THROUGH INTERSECTION. HAD TO PUMP BRAKE PEDAL TWICE BEFORE BRAKES WOULD HOLD AGAIN. EVER SINCE, VEHICLE LABORS AS IF PULLING A HEAVY LOAD OR AS IF PARKING BRAKE WAS PARTIALLY ENGAGED. NISSAN DEALER STATES THAT BRAKES SEEM TO WORK, THEREFORE THEY WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO FIND CAUSE OF PEDAL-TO-THE FLOOR INCIDENT OR CAUSE OF VEHICLE "LABORING". *JB

    Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
    Fail Date: 04/18/2006 Deaths: 0
    Date added to datbase: 6/2/2006

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    Create Custom Report CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10155470

    Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    Details: AFTER DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY, THEN STUCK IN STOP & GO TRAFFIC, CAR WILL NOT ACCELERATE. HAS HAPPENED 5 TIMES, AND IS VERY DANGEROUS. IT TAKES AT LEAST 10 SECONDS FOR THE CAR THE ACCELERATE. WAS TOLD CAN'T BE FIXED UNLESS PROBLEM CAN BE RECREATED. I WAS UNABLE TO MOVE OUT OF THE WAY FOR POLICE WHEN THIS LAST HAPPENED. *NM

    Occurrences: 5 Injuries: 0
    Fail Date: 04/15/2006 Deaths: 0
    Date added to datbase: 4/17/2006

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    Create Custom Report CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI Case Number: 10148497

    Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    Details: OVERALL THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN VERY GOOD. AT APPROXIMATELY 65,000 MILES THE TRANSMISSION FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE DAY BEFORE IT FAILED I HEARD A NOISE BUT COULD NOT DETERMINE WHERE IT WAS COMING FROM. ON THE DAY IT FAILED THE NOISE SEEMED NOT TO BE PRESENT. I EXITED A HIGHWAY AFTER A 1 1/2 DRIVE AND THE TRANSMISSION MADE A BUMP SOUND THAT MADE THE CAR SHAKE FOR AN INSTANT. THEN, THE TRANSMISSION SEEMED NOT TO ENGAGE. THE CAR APPEARED TO GO INTO LIMP MODE. I TRAVELED FOR A FEW MILES TO A SMALL TOWN. AFTER BEING PARKED FOR A FEW MINUTES THE TRANSMISSION AGAIN ENGAGED. I CALLED THE DEALER, AND HE SAID TO GET VEHICLE TO THEM , AND THEY WOULD TAKE A LOOK. A FEW TIMES ALONG THE WAY THE TRANSMISSION SLIPPED. I WAS INFORMED THE FOLLOWING DAY THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AT A COST OF OVER $5,000. NISSAN REFUSED TO HELP IN ANYWAY. THEY WERE SIMPLY TURNING THEIR BACK ON ME BECAUSE THE WARRANTY EXPIRED AT 60,000 MILES. I REQUESTED ANY CONTRIBUTION FOR REPAIRS AND THEY REFUSED. IT WAS A VERY SAD CORPORATE POLICY.*AK

    Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
    Fail Date: 01/19/2006 Deaths: 0
    Date added to datbase: 1/24/2006

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    Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    Details: 3/7/2005WHILE DRIVING TO LAS VEGAS FROM DOLAN SPRINGS, WHEN STOPPED AT STOP LIGHT IN BOULDER CITY, NV- HEARD A LOUD CLUNK AND THE TRANSMISSION LOCKED UP. CALLED NISSAN ROADSIDE SERVICE AND THEY TOWED TO DOUGLAS NISSAN IN HENDERSON, NV. 3/11/2005PICKED UP CAR AT DOUGLAS NISSAN. ON THE WAY BACK TO DOLAN SPRINGS, AZ.WE SMELLED A LOT OF HOT BURNING AND WHEN WE STOPPED, WE SAW SOME SMOKE. THE NEXT DAY, WE CALLED DOUGLAS NISSAN AND THEY SAID WAIT FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS TO SEE IF IT CONTINUES, IT IS PROBABLY RESIDUE. 3/19/2005WHILE IN LAS VEGAS, WE STOPPED AT DOUGLAS NISSAN TO CHECK WE STILL HAD HOT, BURNING SMELL. THEY DISCOVERED THAT THE SEAL(S) WERE LEAKING. 3/23//2005WE PICKED UP THE CAR AND BEGAN DRIVE BACK TO DOLAN SPRINGS, AZ. WHEN WE GOT TO ABOUT 15 MILES (BOULDER CITY, NV), WE AGAIN GOT THE HOT BURNING SMELL. WE CALLED DOUGLAS THEY FOUND THAT THE CAR WAS NOT FIXED AND WAS STILL LEAKING. WE LEFT CAR AND THEY SAID WOULD BE DONE ON 3/25. 3/24/2005MADE CALL TO NISSAN NISSAN REP ASSURED US CAR WOULD BE READY ON 3/25. 3/26/2005WE STOPPED BACK- CAR WAS STILL NOT FIXED. THEY WERE NOT SURE WHEN IT WOULD BE FIXED. 3/29/2005CAR STILL AT DOUGLAS NISSAN AND NO IDEA WHEN IT WILL BE FIXED. THEY SAID THEY NOW THOUGHT IT MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH ALL-WHEEL DRIVE SEAL. 4/30/2005CAR STILL NOT FIXED. PARTS ORDERED- MAY BE ON BACK ORDER. NO IDEA WHEN IT WOULD BE DONE. NO EXPLANATION WHY CAR HAS BEEN IN DEALERSHIP SINCE 3/11- STILL NOT FIXED. BASICALLY, ALTHOUGH WE HAVE HAD 2 MONTHS OF FRUSTRATION AND STRESS, WE STILL HAVE ENOUGH CONFIDENCE IN NISSAN AND THE MURANO TO PURCHASE A NEW MURANO. *NM

    Occurrences: 3 Injuries: 0
    Fail Date: 03/07/2005 Deaths: 0
    Date added to datbase: 8/4/2005

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    Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    Details: I HAVE HAD MY MURANO 1 YEAR AND HAD NO PROBLEMS UNTIL NOW. IT IS A 2003 AND HAS 22,000 MILES ON IT. WE WERE ON VACATION ABOUT 350 MILES FROM HOME AND I NOTICED WHAT I THOUGHT WAS THE TRANSMISSION ACTING UP. IT JUST CONTINUED TO GET WORSE. I WOULD STOP AT A RED LIGHT AND DEPRESS THE ACCELATOR AND NOTHING WOULD HAPPEN UNTIL ABOUT 1 MINUTE LATER. LUCKILY WE MADE IT IN TO A NISSAN DEALER AND THEY CHECKED IT OUT AND GOT WITH NISSAN TECH SUPPORT. THEY VERIFIED IT WAS THE TRANSMISSION. THEY ARE GOING TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE TRANSMISSION WITH A NEW ONE. THANK GOODNESS IT IS UNDER WARRANTY! THE NISSAN DEALERSHIP RENTED ME A CAR TO GET BACK HOME FROM VACATION AND WE WILL HAVE TO DRIVE 350 MILES BACK TO PICK UP MY MURANO IN ABOUT 3 TO 4 DAYS.

    Occurrences: 1 Injuries: 0
    Fail Date: 07/05/2005 Deaths: 0
    Date added to datbase: 7/6/2005

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  • markaumarkau Posts: 6
    Just to keep you all in the loop on my Murano transmission problem....
    I brought the car into the shop again (9th time for this same issue). This time the check engine light came on. Since they claimed they couldn't duplicate the problem, I've been driving with a video camera in my car to catch these issues when they happen. They got a computer code that indicated a ground problem with the transmission. They fixed the ground (for free because I am there so often). I went to drive my car and the same issue. Car bucks and jumps then no acceleration. I planned to drive it home and back to the dealership first thing in the morning. Never made it to the dealership in the morning, because my transmission failed part way there.. embarrassing & scary situation where the police had to stop traffic and push me off the highway.
    The car got towed & Nissan finally acknowledged the problem. They ordered a new transmission and I should have the car back in about a weeks time. A new trans at 50k miles.. crazy. They wasted so much, since they rebuilt it already once.
    In any case. Anyone having this problem has to protect themselves. Buy the extended service plan!!!! Cost is about $1,500 but well worth it.
    Document all the problems and mileage. let them know you are aware of the issues out there with the transmissions.
    And dont give up!!.....
    I hope this is the end of my Murano problems.
  • In reading through these messages, I'm a little confused by why some of the transmission repairs described :surprise: haven't been covered under the regular "60 month/60,000 Mile" warranty. :confuse:
  • I'd say most people, like myself, didnt notice it because never had to drive the car in stop in go traffic, mainly light traffic. But since I changed jobs and have a longer commute I fall into the area of where these errors happen in the transmission.
  • Okay, here is the final result of my efforts to get a response from Nissan Consumer Affairs on this issue.

    I first spoke with them in mid-July and while they are very friendly on the phone, the follow-up was pretty weak. They apparently were talking to a local dealer to see if they could work out some deal to repair the transmission. I'm guessing the dealer didn't bite, because they called today and send "the final decision is that Nissan cannot offer financial assistance with this issue."

    Of course they act as though I'm the only one having the problem and needless to say I'm not very happy with the outcome. I suppose I was naive to think this could have turned out any other way.

    In my opinion, this is clearly a safety design flaw but Nissan will apparently not recognize it as such until something very serious happens or a lawsuit is filed.

    Too bad. This is otherwise a great car, but Nissan has lost another customer. I guess I should have stayed with Honda. All our other cars have always been Honda, but I loved the ride of the Murano. I'll see what I can get to trade it in on an Acura MDX.

    Hope the rest of you have better luck than I did.
  • Yet another 2003 Murano.

    I was driving back home and all of sudden the murano won't accelerate when I hit the gas pedal, and when it does after hesitation, it accelerates in a jerky motion, like suddenly start then slow down, this will repeat a few times, until I get up to speed, then it seem to be a bit normal until I get to the next traffic light. It has a very rough time to accelerate when I come to a complete stop or at low speed, it would hesitate, then goes, then slows down like it's losing power. (when I get up to speed, seems to be relatively normal, but still hear noise)

    also hearing a clunking sound from underneath the car. If I don't accelerate much, don't hear it much, as soon as I try to accelerate, there is a persistent clunking/clicking sound.

    Is my transmission failing? also had one engine mount replaced a few months ago, coud they have messed up something?

    I'm so mad and so upset at Murano's quality or non-existence of. If I will have to shell out $6000 to replace the transmission, I will be so mad I will have to start or join a class action against Nissan!!!
  • I've been shopping for a new car and want to use my 2003 Murano as trade.

    In July, I was offered $16,000 in trade. I wasn't ready to buy and this seemed low, so I kept shopping.

    In early September I went to a Toyota dealer as was offered $13,500 in trade. They said the market was not good for Muranos. Needless to say, I passed.

    Then last week I went to another Toyota dealer in another city and they offered $9,000 in trade. This in spite of Edmunds trade-in value of $15,789. The dealers comment was: "Six 2003 Muranos were at auction earlier in the week and no one bid on them."

    Unfortunately, I should have made the jump in July when I was offered $16,000. But the bottom line is it looks like the dealers all know about this problem and don't want it.

    What now?
  • Well my wife called me this morning to tell me she was experiencing these same problems described on here. No acceleration and the check engine soon light came on. Turning the car on and off left the light on but she was able to accelerate. Interestingly she just had it in to Nissan on Fri to have the 60,000 mile maintenance performed on it. She is bringing the car in tomorrow to have them look at it. I am going to print out this entire post for them to read. Any other suggestions on getting a new transmission prior to the warranty expiring? She currently has about 55,000 miles on it and I am hoping to get this resolved prior to the warranty expiring one way or another.
  • I have read about the mumerous problems Murano owners have been having reagarding the transmission (CVT). It is disappointing to say the least since the car is truly a pleasure to drive. Since other Nissan models employ the CVT does anyone know if there have been similar problems or is it limited to the Murano?
  • Are there any independent trans. repair shop, family run or large franchised shops around to get the MO s CVT repaired.
  • Hey there,

    Another Murano owner who had to shell out 6K for a new transmission. Keep me posted if you decided to file a class action suit. I am game.

    Kevin
  • I finally traded my Murano. I sued Nissan for breach of warantee. My Murano was in the shop 24 times in the 1-1/2 year period I had it and the transmission was replaced 3 times. Dealerships dont want the Muranos at all. They are worth nothing for trade, I took a $4000 hit on mine. Nissan settled out of court for $6500 so that helped. But I suggest doing something if you have constant problems. I am so happy to be rid of the night mare.
  • I am looking into the lawsuit and will post back with any info I have.

    Anthony
  • I was very suprised at how the lemon law suits work, in NJ at least. Most car manufacturers have contracts with lemon law attorneys that help expedite the process and get cases settled out of court. I didnt know how easy the process was until I finally contacted an attorney. I would suggest that anyone that feels they have a case against Nissan contacts a lemon law attorney. You have nothing to lose for inquiring and you might be able to drive with peace of mind.
  • I would think most are like me: the car functioned wonderfully until beyond the warranty and then the transmission began to fail. Nissan Dealers acted as though they didn't know this problem and I had a unique situation. Customer Service would not provide any help, and so now we are stuck with a rapidly declining trade-in value and a transmission that is patently defective and unsafe.

    It is clear to me that this was a defect in the design of the transmission that has apparently been corrected on later models.

    Nissan has not owned up on this, in my opinion. I'm glad to hear that some of you have found a suitable remedy.

    In the meantime, I continue to drive mine and hope for the best. I'm assuming that continued driving doesn't necessarily make the situation any worse.
  • Thanks for the update. Keep me posted.
  • Hi folks, another one to add to the list. I have experienced the same exact problems with my 2003 Murano. I have 89750 miles on it and this started about 2 weeks ago. First I thought maybe it was the fuel injectors but after reading the blogs I see it is the pressure sensor inside the tranny. I called the Nissan customer serivce and they had never heard of this problem. Really? I think that Nissan would like to sweep this whole issue under the carpet. It is most definitely a major SAFETY issue and I came close to getting whacked several times due to hesitation. I've also been told by the dealers that this could be a throttle body issue. ( $800.00) I will gladly join any class action suit against Nissan for this problem. Thanks for having this forum. I would have never known others are having the same problem.
  • moromoro Posts: 5
    Hi: It took almost 10 months for me to get a refund on the work done by Vero US 1 NISSAN in Vero Beach Fl. They have to be the poorest excuse for a dealership that I ever had the misfortune of dealing with. What can you expect If they represent Nissan ? Although my dealer Trans canada nissan in Canada was excellent. They were very helpful. I was slowly riembused the $10,825.93 Canadian from Nissan North America ( USA) and Nissan Canada thru checks sent to my dealer there. Nobody ever admited there was a mechanical problem . The vero Beach dealer replaced the gear and linkage for the front end .I think they disconnected once to often and created a problem. Anyway ..I still own the Murano and so far so good. It only took 2 replacement transmissions to get it right. I wonder If the CVT transmission will eventually bankrupt them long before a class action law suit does? I cannot seem to get past the blonde on the phone at Nissan Canada to express my feelings about the warranty and how they handled it.

    I would gladly support anyone or a group who have problems. We do not have a strong consumer protection advocate in Canada. i think the US does a better job in protecting consumers. Good luck
  • Thanks for the reply. I just notified the NTSB on this problem and I am awaiting a response from them. I would be willing to share any and all information that I get from them. This is a serious SAFETY issue that must be addressed immediately before someone is hurt or killed. If Nissan does not want to acknowledge they have a problem with this vehicle, than it is up to all of us consumers to make sure they do. I am going to notify the local TV station next to see if I can drum up some support. We need the exposure to embarass the Nissan company into doing what is right for the loyal customers they have now. :mad:
  • I just heard from the Nissan dealer in Enfield, Ct. The Service Manager told me what all of you have been telling over the past couple days, it is the pressure sensor and the transmission is shot. New One? Around $5000.00. Yipee! I'm going to buy another one of these pieces of crap! The worst part of it, is that I really enjoyed driving this car before the problems with the tranny. I'm in any class action against these rat Bast----!!! :mad:
  • I will gladly join you in any law suit against Nissan Motors regarding the defective transmissions. The dealer told me today that he was not aware of any problems with the Murano transmissions. Lia Nissan in Enfield, CT. should change the name to "Liar" Nissan.
    John :mad:
  • Anyone have a Transmission failure due to faulty design and pressure sensor please post your complaint to this website: www.nhtsa.dot.gov. This is the national highway transportation safety administration and deals with these kinds of safety issues and manufacturers that do not want to acknowledge defects in their products. Please fill out the complaint form, the more of us that do will make a bigger difference in the response. thanks! :mad:
  • Yes, I'm having AAMCO transmissions in Springfield, MA doing the work to replace the defective transmission. AAMCO told me that the cost to replace with a rebuilt is about $4200.00. They also will warranty the work for 12 months or 12K miles. AAMCO are located thruout the country and I would take it there before I had the Nissan dealer who screwed me work on it. Nissan gives the same warranty on a rebuilt as AAMCO. :mad:
  • I am devistated! I am 1000 miles out of warrenty and I am having the accelleration problem. It doesn't happen all the time and I noticed it for the first time last month. It started small and is progressivly getting worse. I am going to try to trade this car in while I might be able to slip it by them. Can they detect it in the early stages (before the light comes on)?

    Does anyone know if all the CVT Nissans from 05 experiencing this issue?

    Do you think Car Max will be able to detect it if I try to trade in with them?

    I want to throw up and cry I am sooooo mad.

    I have a friend who is a lawyer and I will definatly be passing this by him.

    Has anyone else spoken with a lawyer about a class action suit?
    Kristie
  • kRISTIE,
    I just spent $4300.00 to replace my CVT transmission on my 03 Murano. The dealers know of this problem and will offer you a trade minus a $5000.00 transmission replacement. That was my plan to try to trade while it was still running and the dealer, LIA NISSAN, totally disabled my car so I couldn't take it anywhere. I had my vehicle towed from the Nissan dealer to AAMCO transmission. I wouldn't let Nissan touch it unless it was under warranty. You may still be able to purchase an extended warranty if the car is still functioning. I tried to do this with mine but it was too late. The extended warranty was about $2000. for 4 years, I think. Check it out! As far as I'm concerned Nissan Motors should take responsibility for this defect, but till now, they are totally ignoring all of this.
    John :sick:
  • I'm the latest casualty in this CVT debacle. I have a 2005 Murano with 90,000 miles and it has started to hesitate during acceleration. I brought it in to Bakersfield (CA) Nissan and they quickly detected the problem just as several of you have described - valve body inside CVT is "clogged". The only known fix is a new transmission for $6400. I bought a Nissan for its reliability and replacing a transmission every 90,000 miles is NOT good reliability!

    Count me in for the class action lawsuit too.

    With this exception we love the car. What a shame Nissan won't take responsibility for this design failure!

    Matthew
  • Matt,
    Before you give Nissan an extra $2400.00, look for an AAMCO transmission dealer in your area. They both get the rebuilt transmission from the same place with the same warranty just thousands of dollars less. I just spent $4300.00 replacing mine and Nissan told me the same...Good Luck. I really liked my Murano before all of this too, it is too bad they won't fess up to this.... :(
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