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Postby ras315 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:57 am

Just joined the polling .


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Re: Seeking information on Nissan Murano and Infiniti FX reliability (mkaresh)

Postby lubemaster » Mon May 04, 2009 4:34 am

I have owned a 2004 Murano since day one with no problems with CVT 75000 on it today. do have problem with oil leak under oil filter oil cooler and the drivers seat adjuster frame has snapped in the rear left corner. Dealer claims it has been a problem occasionaly but since I have 75K no warranty. Replacement cost is $700. This is metal fatigue problem.

jon3721
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Postby jon3721 » Tue May 12, 2009 4:37 pm

I just joined after reading all the issues people have been having with the CVT tranny.

A long time ago I owned a ford tbird and after 15 years it started acting like what I hear some CVT's are doing. Gas it, engine revs but no go. Then bam, hit 7 G's and take off. I took my tbird to ford and they diagnosed faulty seals. That got "fixed" only to reoccur a week later. Some other diagnosis and lots of money later they got it fixed enough I could trade it off for something that worked.

The Murano CVT symptoms seem very similar to my tbird experience. Maybe it is just conincidence.

I am hoping mine Murano does not have this problem.

Cheers.

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Re: Just joined after buying my car (jon3721)

Postby nafddur » Wed May 13, 2009 3:10 am

jon3721 wrote:The Murano CVT symptoms seem very similar to my tbird experience. Maybe it is just conincidence.

I am hoping mine Murano does not have this problem.
Comparing Nissan quality to Ford quality is like apples and oranges.

While there have been Nissan CVT problems (and we certainly read about them ALL on these forums) they happen to a miniscule number of MO owners. The vast majority of MO owners are perfectly happy with our cars - and CVT's.

Of course if I was among the tiny handful of people to have a CVT problem I'd feel differently. But as long as I continue to maintain my MO and drive it like the car it is designed to be (and not like a truck), I don't worry about my CVT.

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Re: Just joined after buying my car (nafddur)

Postby mkaresh » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:37 pm

We've updated the results for the Murano to include owner experiences through March 2009. In terms of successful repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 39, better than average

2007: 40, better than average, marginal sample size

2006: 56, about average, small sample

2005: 29, better than average, small sample

2004: 82, about average, small sample

2003: 103, about average

A big thank you to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in August and November. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

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Postby mkaresh » Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:15 am

We have updated results for the Murano to include owner experiences through June 2009. In terms of successful repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 45, about average

2007: 31, better than average, marginal sample size

2006: 64, about average, small sample size

2005: 26, better than average

2004: 89, about average, small sample size

2003: 104, about average

A big thanksonce again to AZHitman, this forum, and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in November and February. With more participants, we could provide more precise information--these results would probably smooth out more from year to year.

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Re: Seeking information on Nissan Murano reliability (mkaresh)

Postby jerseymike68 » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:25 am

useful sources here

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Postby fcalderon » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:25 am

2009 SL. About 10K miles so far.

Problems: 1. Front brakes beeded resurfacing of rotors and new pads at about 1K miles

2. Needed alignment at about 1K miles

3. Sunvisors bracket worked it way loose at about 5K miles.

4. Noticed tiny bubbles in all of the rear windows. I think this is a defect in the factory window tint. Notified Nissan USA, they sat that nobody else has complained about this.

Mileage is about 23MPG mixed using regular unleaded

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Re: Just joined after buying my car (mkaresh)

Postby svofan1 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:28 pm

..I am just a new member and I join the forums because i do hear a lot of problems with the tranny of the Murano....I wonder if those are iskolated problems or a real concern...I do like the Murano10 LE but I am undecided yet...another question is wht there is no data for 2008?...was the Murano not built for 08?..thnak you all and Karesh you are really doing a great job for all car owners...

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Re: Just joined after buying my car (svofan1)

Postby nafddur » Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:25 am

svofan1 wrote:..I am just a new member and I join the forums because i do hear a lot of problems with the tranny of the Murano....I wonder if those are iskolated problems or a real concern...I do like the Murano10 LE but I am undecided yet...another question is wht there is no data for 2008?...was the Murano not built for 08?..thnak you all and Karesh you are really doing a great job for all car owners...
You will always see a `lot of problems' on internet forums. In reality, only a miniscule number of Murano owners have had CVT problems - although that is little consolation for the few who have had them.

Because almost everyone who has a CVT problem reports it (sometimes over and over) on the Murano forums, it appears to be a larger problem than it really is. Nissan wouldn't have gradually phased out EVERY other transmission on both the Maxima and Altima in favor of the CVT if it was a `bad' transmission.

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Re: Just joined after buying my car (nafddur)

Postby svofan1 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:53 pm

Thank you for the quick reply..I understand....how about the the 08 Murano?...did Nissan skip a year?....maybe I am missing something..thnaks

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Re: Just joined after buying my car (svofan1)

Postby DG65 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:25 pm

No Muranos in '08.

svofan1
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Postby svofan1 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:00 pm

...why was 08 skipped?...just curious..thanks

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Re: Seeking information on Nissan Murano reliability (mkaresh)

Postby mkaresh » Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:22 am

We have updated results for the Murano to include owner experiences through September 30, 2009. In terms of successful repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 36

2007: 24

2006: 50

2005: 35

2004: 106

2003: 133

The 2003 and 2004 are about average, the others are better than average.

A few responses short of the minimum for all but the 2003 and 2009.

We've also introduced two new statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

In the case of the 2009 Murano, the percentage with no repairs is about 71, and the percentage of lemons is about three. Not enough responses yet to provide these stats for other model years.

A big thanks to everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in February and May. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and the new stats for all model years.

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Re: Seeking information on Nissan Murano and Infiniti FX reliability (mkaresh)

Postby debora.ribes » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:39 am

i luv the car pics

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Re: Seeking information on Nissan Murano reliability (mkaresh)

Postby mkaresh » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:56 am

Updated results soon. We barely got enough 2003s for a full result, and the 2004 ended up a single response short.

Even a few additional participants per year would be very helpful.

Not yet signed up? Details here:

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Postby mkaresh » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:42 am

We have updated results for the Murano to include owner experiences through December 31, 2009. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 28 - better than average

2007: 12 - better than average

2006: 55 - average

2005: 55 - better than average

2004: 106 - average

2003: 136 - now worse than average

We fell four responses short of the minimum for a full result with the 2007, and a single response short with the 2004. Just a few more participants would be very helpful.

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

In the case of the 2009 Murano, the percentage with no repairs is about 76, and the percentage of lemons is about two. Not enough responses yet to provide these stats for other model years.

A big thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in May and August. With more participants, we could provide more precise information--these results would probably smooth out more from year to year.

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Re: Just joined after buying my car (svofan1)

Postby mkaresh » Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:52 am

Just enhanced the related repair history survey so that it can (optionally) be used as a personal car maintenance record.

As always, more participants would be helpful. Updated Car Reliability Survey results in May, with a preview for participants in mid-April.

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Postby richb » Mon May 24, 2010 2:00 pm

i have a 2009 murano le and have had problems with the engine since about 18000 miles. They could never figure it out until it was out of warranty. once I had to pay for it, they knew exactly what was wrong at a cost of over $350. Treated me very poorly when I tried to discuss the problem. Very disappointed

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Postby mkaresh » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:31 am

We have updated results for the Murano to include owner experiences through March 31, 2010. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2009: 31 - better than average

2007: 13 - better than average

2006: 50 - better than average

2005: 68 - about average

2004: 122 - worse than average

2003: 131 - worse than average

We fell just two responses short of the minimum for a full result with the 2007. Just a few more participants would be very helpful.

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

In the case of the 2009 Murano, the percentage with no repairs is about 72, and the percentage of lemons is less than one. Not enough responses yet to provide these stats for other model years.

A big thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in August and November. With more participants, we could provide more precise information--these results would probably smooth out more from year to year.

Nissan Murano reliability comparisons

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Postby Zhu8 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:49 pm

Done

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Postby mkaresh » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:20 am

We have updated results for the Murano to include owner experiences through June 30, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the more recent months until the summer or even fall of next year.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010: no repairs reported yet, 20 owners participating

2009: 28 - better than average

2007: 20 - better than average

2006: 46 - better than average

2005: 70 - about average

2004: 105 - about average

2003: 138 - worse than average

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

In the case of the 2009 Murano, the percentage with no repairs is about 79, and the percentage of lemons is about two. Not enough responses yet to provide these stats for other model years.

Thank you, once again, to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in November and February.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help:

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Postby mkaresh » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:10 am

We have updated results for the Murano to include owner experiences through September 30, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the months since April until the summer or even fall of next year.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010: 9 - better than average

2009: 36 - better than average

2007: 27 - better than average

2006: 57 - about average

2005: 86 - about average

2004: 93 - about average

2003: 111 - about average

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

In the case of the 2009 Murano, the percentage with no repairs is about 77, and the percentage of lemons is about 3. Not enough responses yet to provide these stats for other model years.

Thank you, once again, to everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in February and May.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help:

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Postby mkaresh » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:05 am

We have updated results for the Murano to include owner experiences through December 31, 2010. Other sources of car reliability information won't cover the months since last April until the summer or even fall of this year.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010: 16 - better than average

2009: 38 - better than average

2007: 30 - better than average

2006: 64 - about average

2005: 89 - about average

2004: 86 - about average

2003: 107 - about average, small sample size, especially need more of these

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

In the case of the 2009 Murano, the percentage with no repairs is about 75, and the percentage of lemons is about one. Not enough responses yet to provide these stats for other model years.

Nissan Murano Lemon-odds and Nada-odds

Thank you, once again, to everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in May and August.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help:

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Postby mkaresh » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:27 am

We have updated our car reliability stats for the Murano to include owner experiences through March 31, 2011.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2010: 16 - better than average

2009: 32 - better than average

2007: 23 - better than average

2006: 72 - about average

2005: 87 - about average

2004: 87 - about average

2003: 133 - now worse than average, small sample size, especially need more of these

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

In the case of the 2009 Murano, the percentage with no repairs is about 78, and the percentage of lemons is about two. Not enough responses yet to provide these stats for other model years.

Nissan Murano Lemon-odds and Nada-odds

We'll have further updates in August and November. The more owners participate, the better the information we can provide.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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Postby mkaresh » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:56 pm

We have updated results for the Murano to include owner experiences through June 30, 2011.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2011: 37 - better than average, small sample size

2010: 20 - better than average

2009: 35 - better than average

2007: 20 - better than average

2006: 86 - about average

2005: 134 - worse than average

2004: 71 - about average

2003: 105 - about average, small sample size, especially need more of these

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

These stats for the Murano:

2010: 79, < 1

2009: 74, 2

Nissan Murano Lemon-odds and Nada-odds

We'll have further updates in November and February. With more participants we could provide more precise information.

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Postby akern » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:48 am

I now have 3400 miles on my 2011 Nissan Murano SL AWD. So far so good. I purchased the car on September 5, 2011. I love it!
Cheers!
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Postby muranovictim » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:45 pm

I am the unfortunate owner of a 09 Nissan Murano! I bought it for my wife in August 08 because she liked the look. This is the first and last Nissan this individual will ever own! At 70K the engine began to smoke but since the warranty had expired the dealership would not look at it without charging me. At 78k the thing was smoking like a coal burning freight train! I took it to the dealership where I bought it and smoked them out of the garage! The service manager provided me with a 1-800 number to Nissan and proceeded to take my vehicle apart. I was contacted by a Nissan rep, who told me she would contact the service manager to discuss repairing the vehicle. After a week with no return phone call from Nissan, I directed the SM to put my vehicle back together and I would pick it up. It was missing to the point of not having enough power to pull a incline by the dealership. They had pulled a injector wire out of the connector. Being gear head myself I am currently repairing this vehicle myself. I have a 98 Plymouth Breeze with 221K on it that burns no oil and has the original CV axles and get 30 mpg. Guess what is replacing this Murano?

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Postby mkaresh » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:55 am

We have updated our reliability stats for the Murano (on our redesigned site) to include owner experiences through December 31, 2011.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2011: 23 - better than average

2010: 29 - better than average

2009: 29 - better than average

2007: 39 - better than average

2006: 66 - about average

2005: 112 - about average, small sample size

2004: 85 - about average

2003: 146 - worse than average, small sample size, especially need more of these

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds," to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop.

These stats for the Murano:

2010: 81, < 1

2009: 77, 4

Thank you, once again, to AZhitman, this forum, and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in May and August. With more participants we could provide more precise information.

To see how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

Nissan Murano reliability ratings and comparisons

Nissan Murano Lemon-odds and Nada-odds

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Postby JAB34 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:53 pm

SIGNED UP!!! 2011 Murano awd le... 5x In shop drivetrain slipping.. (AZZ CLOWNS Wright Nissan Wexford Pa) Been dealing w same problem over 7mths... Dealer NO HELP,NISSAN NO HELP,,Customer Assistance complete joke and waste of time... I have owned or leased 9 Nissan vhes since 1997.... Nissan customer NO MORE!!! BBB claim filed vs Nissan North America........ Time will tell???? Pissed real tired stating my problem to deaf ears... Potential buyers beware!!! JAB


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