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2009 - 2010 Nissan Murano

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  • positive it 16cuft. It went from 81 to 64... I guess thats 17.... You can even compare it on Edmunds if you compare 2 used cars.. There are reviews that talk about this as well. Do you have a family? Do you travel alot?

    That spec is probably difficult to notice becasue it only effects the rear roof line. they sloped the rear window and cut the roof line to create the larger slope on the hatch. I guess this creates better aerodynamics. You would of thought they extend the car a couple of inches to create the slope or drop the trunk floor to gain more room. I never use that stupid organizer anyway. I guess we will keep the car, but I hope I don't miss the lack of cargo space when we travel. A couple of times I had to fill the trunk to the ceiling..
  • loachloach Posts: 246
    Ummm......best time to research specs is before you buy a car. No point in agonizing about it now - you are stuck with it. A buyer's lack of due diligence is not the dealer's or manufacturer's fault.
  • You are correct. I'm looking at my book right now. Before the purchase, I only compared the cargo with the sets UP, not DOWN. I always have 2 kids in the back seat so cargo with the seats down isn't even a concern with me. However, I just don't think fixating on the cargo space available in a Murano should have made the top of your list of things to get frustrated over. If carrying cargo is a big concern, there are plenty of other vehicles that should have made your list. Even in our 2006 its not like we could get a lot of stuff in there. We have weekend trips to the beach and the mountains pretty regularly. We fit our stuff (with the seats up) and we're all still comfortable. If you can, just try to keep focusing on how stylish, well-equipped and safe the car is! The hard drive is probably one of my most favorite things in the whole world, followed closely by the bluetooth. Also, I had a bad accident in my 2006 (hit by a careless teenager) and I walked away from the accident -- even though the car needed $13,000 in repairs that took 2 months to complete. LOVING my murano!!!
  • tspaventa - i totally appreciate your perspective. i have to say that for someone in a different life situation (40s, into outdoor sports/ active, no kids, LOVE OUR dogs...tote firiends when they deserve it :) ) - this is an ideal vehicle. the space for the back seat if needed (or if not) is fantastic.

    the space is very conformative - but yes, if you have kids, you may not have made a well-informed decision. i guess it is a lesson learned, bc you are hard pressed to "return" a car b/c you didn't understand clearly stated specs.

    good luck, and i hope you can figure out how to love your murano! it's worth loving!!!
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,399
    If space is a problem--leave one of the kids with grandma next vacation. Really cuts down on the bickering.
  • I wasn't the one complaining about the lack of space. I'm the one who totally loves my murano. There's enough space for us, the kids and all of our/their crap for weekend trips to the beach and the mountains. I love this so much I turned in a 2006 at the end of the lease for a 2009. No regrets.
  • Car - one year old.12000 miles on speedometer.Highway mostly.Started the car-weird loud noise came from somewhere .Lifted the hood-not from there-sounds like futher underneath.Shut it down-noise continued.Steering column does not return in default position.Something is preventing it from doing that . .A part was ordered by the dealer.Promised to be delivered in 3 days.Was told-car is safe to drive.
  • svofan2svofan2 Posts: 440
    I am looking toget a new suv and the Murano 2010 looks very appealing...but after reading all the problems with transmissions on these forums I wonder if it will be a good decision..how you guys feel about those posts with problems with transfer cases?....are those past problems of previous years?.....has those tranny issues been addressed by Nissan?...or are they still lingiring out there?.....if any one has nay reassuring advises please let me kave it becaise I really like this Murano but those past problems are a concern specially if I keep the car 5 years or more.....thank and enjoy your Muranos in the best of health...
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,399
    Not too many problems posted 2007 and up. Wouldn't be afraid of an 09 or 2010. The power train warranty will cover you for 5 years anyway.
  • I just purchased a Super Black SL with black roof rails. I really like the silver accents on the roof rails on the LE. I think it ties nicely with the silver accent along the bottom.

    Does anyone know if there is a kit that can be purchased to add the silver accents to the black roof rails?

    If not, does anyone know what the cost would be (if it is even reasonably possible) to switch the black roof rails to the silver accented roof rails?

    My Googling has turned up nothing. Thanks much.
  • ukkoukko Posts: 23
    I have got the 2009 TL. The LE still seems to have problems with tire vibrations.

    So far there have been no problems. The vehicle drives very responsive and the transmission is smooth. There are no shifting jerks. We took it on a longer trip in August and the ride and XM radio made the trip very comfortable. The vehicle is quiet compared to our previous Honda Pilot. Generally, I think the vehicle is well designed.

    Cheers
  • smarty666smarty666 Posts: 1,503
    Hi, I'm trying to find information out, I have a 2010 Maxima SV with the Bose Audio and if your sitting in the front seats the sound experience is wonderful; however, if sitting in the backseats the experience is the total opposite; there are four speakers in the rear, one on each rear door and two big speakers in the back window housing; low audio comes out of the speakers on the rear doors and absolutely no audio/sound comes out of the two speakers in the rear window housing

    as a result, if sitting in the back the audio sounds low and distant because there is virtually little audio/sound coming out of the rear speakers, none of which is from the two speakers closest to the rear passengers head in the rear window housing

    the murano has the same bose audio set up as the maxima and altima, 5 speakers in the front and four in the back; does anyone who has the bose audio have the same issues as I do with the rear seat audio experience? Nissan tells me the rear window speakers are only for bass and no sound but I just can't believe it because when sitting in the back seat you can barely hear any audio and I've never had a car like this before, I want to make sure this is indeed the bose setup or if there is something electrically wrong with my car

    any information, opinions, suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!!!
  • svofan2svofan2 Posts: 440
    ...first, I don't have a Murano yet..just looking to get one in the next 5 months. I am not trying to be funny but did you check the balance and fade features of the Bose system?...for that matter these functions are for just about any radio..some times the simplest things go undetected and maybe that is the proble,,just my 2 cents and good luck to you
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,399
    The settings are in the function screen in the dash.
  • smarty666smarty666 Posts: 1,503
    I've played around with all the functions, bass, tone, center, balance, etc and there is no audio coming out of the speakers in the rear window housing, if I switch the center to rear completely the radio goes hush quiet and you hear it just mildly coming out of the speakers on the rear door only

    I'm going to have to speak with a Nissan product specialist about this issue; even if this is the way the Bose system is suppose to work I'm going to recommend they changed it

    The funny thing though is I had a FX35 before this maxima and it had the exact same Bose setup as the maxima and I never had any of these issues with music quality when sitting in the rear of the vehicle; all the front speakers seem to work fine and experience is just wonderful, but it only changes once you sit in the backseats since only two of the four speakers they have back there is producing any kind of audio sound

    I bet you the product specialist will tell me that the rear speakers are for Bass only; if that is the case, then how does that make sense to have the Bass up in the rear housing by the rear passengers head and the audio down in the speakers in the rear doors by their feet? every other car I've ever had there was audio/sound coming out of the speakers in the rear window
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,399
    Intermittent problems are tough to solve. Since yours always occurs--shouldn't be too much of a problem to fix. Some electical / connection problem seems likely. Mine works fine. Go to another murano on the lot and check out the radio. Use that as the example -- make it sound like that one , please.
  • For those that haven't seen it yet, I received a letter from Nissan saying that they are extending the warranty on the CVT transmission to 10 years, 120,000 miles. They are also lowering the cost on CVT repairs/replacements and will reimburse anything paid for out of pocket.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,109
    There's been some discussion of that in a few places here such as Nissan Murano CVT Transmission. I am sure people following that topic would be glad to hear from you. :)

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • I bought 2009 Murano SL 3 months ago, could not be able to adjust the driver seat.
    It is very uncomfortable and no way to level it, it seems like cutting circulation in my right leg (I am 5.7 and 178 pounds), finally I had to remove the cheap foam from front edge of the seat and replace with memory foam. I paid 35000 for the car. If I would know ahead - I would never buy this car.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,109
    While you're waiting for a reply here, you may want to have a look at Nissan Murano Power Seat Problem.

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • In the past, myself and others have mentioned a whistling or vibrating sound. I resolved this a couple of months ago and thought I would share my solution.

    The whistlning/vibrating sound occurred when I reached 60 mph or so.

    The sound was actually coming from the base of the roof rack. I noticed that the base of the roof rack was actually loose. I told the Nissan Service department and they said they had to re-order that part.

    Ever since the new base was installed, issue resolved!

    Btw, I have a 2009 Murano.
  • New and happy owner of the 2010 SL with all the toys.

    Does anyone know the max capacity for the CF memory card, and if I pop off the blank in the dashboard, is there a CF reader back there? They couldn't use SD memory when designing this? Any way to convert?

    Also, the million dollar question: what's the best way to get the video to play while moving? Is the lockout driven by the speed sensor, emergency brake, or gear shift? Anyone?

    Anyone have tips on how to access the Bose system to add better/additional subs? Front Tweeters as weak also--a little disappointing for the money and from Bose.

    I was told the music box can only take "store bought" cds--I assume they meant wav. files. Do I need to convert all my mp3s to wav to get them loaded--or am I stuck playing MP3s from the disc player. Is there a direct hack into the drive space used in the music box?

    Sitting still-- I understand the DVD will play, will it play any other formats? DivX Mpeg4 etc?

    If down the road I find I can't live without the 20" wheels, is it as simple as unscrewing the old ones and adding the 20", or is there a suspension geometry issue?

    Same question for the xenon lights, just a plug in--or is the wiring harness different?

    I appreciate the forum, and have scanned enough to see there are power users here--specific thanks there as you shaped my decision to buy.
  • hey bigdog1231,

    It certainly is a nice toy. Share your buying experience and which area you bought it in. In live in the tri state area and got the same car. The stereo is actually great you need to access the audio menu to set the bass & tremble to the max to get the system's maximum benefit. I guess you did not get the sunroof or tech package? Although the DVD sounds nice is it the overhead?
  • subdensubden Posts: 40
    I have a question re: color of plastic inside rear hatch cover and side panels. I have black leather and headliner and A-pillar post color is grey fabric. But the rear hatch interior piece and the rear interior side panels are tan/beige! Looks strange..they should be grey in my opinion.
    Anybody else with black leather interior have the same color issue or is mine a factory screw-up? Outside color is platinum graphite. Thanks.
  • ukkoukko Posts: 23
    I have the 2009 with black leather and the interior panels are all the same black or dark gray. Your tan panels sound weird to me. I would consider the change in various tone values in the panels as a mistake.
  • I have an 09 LE, super black murano with black interior. Anything that isn't black is grey in my car. I'm thinking the tan thing must be a mistake.
  • subdensubden Posts: 40
    Thanks much to you and ukko. That confirms they do make grey panels. I'm thinking it is an early 2010 production screw-up. I found a 2010 S model with black cloth on the lot yesterday and it had tan panels too. I'll approach the dealer.
    Anybody out there with a 2010?
  • Hey,

    I have a platinum with black leather. All interior panels are dark grey panels. However, my 2007 was grey panels all around except for the back which was a tan color as well. So it is not out of the ordinary. I do understad your frustration. It should be all in one color.
  • subdensubden Posts: 40
    Thanks. Is yours a 2010 or 2009?
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