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2009 Nissan Murano Problems and Repair Histories

2009 Nissan Murano repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (34%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 317 repairs.

2009 Nissan Murano repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (2%)

$500 - $999 (28%)

$100 - $499 (52%)

< $100 (15%)

Chart based on 60 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2009 Nissan Murano

Engine not specified

Nissan Murano in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2014 - Nov 2014
Oct 2014

114000 mi

US $358
sensor lights keep coming on - check engine, seat belt, air bag, tire pressure monitor - all have been addressed several times for lots of $$$$ at dealers & other shops... always return.. sometimes same code, sometimes not... frustrating!! 
Nov 2014

114000 mi
Nissan offered to pay labor for repair on latest airbag sensor issue; part = $1300, labor = $300. We passed on offer & traded vehicle in. 
Nissan Murano in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

4000 mi
The fuel gauge ceased working. A new fuel sender was required. Also, a line appeared in the multifunction display. A new display was ordered. 

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2009 Nissan Murano 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 3.5L V6 CVT FWD

Nissan Murano in Texas, United States
Feb 2008 - Apr 2011
May 2008

3000 mi
Transmission "shifts" erratically. I say "shift" because it doesn't really have gears. In any case it sometimes "slips" while underpower in a way that feel like shuddering. It also seems to go into too high a "gear" at low speed/throttle. 
Feb 2010

35000 mi
Rattle in driver side front door panel. 
Mar 2010

36000 mi
replaced driver's front side interior door panel. Both washer fluid nozzles need replacing (one port on each was clogged). replaced washer nozzles 
Nissan Murano in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Oct 2014
Oct 2011

15700 mi
Volume control knob not functioning properly. Replaced console. 
Jan 2014

45300 mi
Tire pressure sensor failure 
Nissan Murano in Oklahoma, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2012
Mar 2011

78000 mi
handle to drop driverside rear seat would not drop seat. replaced cable. seat op chk good 
Nissan Murano in Texas, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2016
Jan 2010

19000 mi
Replaced Bose CD changer 
May 2013

64500 mi

US $400
Passenger power window rolling up & down by itself. Motor replaced & when that didn't fix it, ROM was flashed. 
Nissan Murano in Alabama, United States
May 2008 - Oct 2011
Jul 2009

10000 mi
"Service Engine Soon" light came on; checked gas cap tightness - OK; took it to dealer; replaced a defective emission control valve under warranty. 
Dec 2010

28000 mi

US $205
Dead battery, which also caused damage to Sirius radio module which had to be repalced. 
Nissan Murano in Indiana, United States
Sep 2011 - Apr 2016
Oct 2011

31000 mi
broken rear seat recline strap 
Dec 2011

32000 mi
Rear passenger seat recline strap was broken. 
Sep 2014

61000 mi
tire pressure sensor and air valve quit functioning 
Jul 2015

67700 mi

US $40
Fuel sensor malfunction. Removed rear sea and replaced it myself. Dealer wanted over $600. Tire pressure sensor replaced 
Apr 2016

72000 mi

US $120
Exhaust EVAP vent control valve 
Nissan Murano in Texas, United States
Apr 2009 - May 2013
Mar 2010

11000 mi
Moonroof shade did not open completely 
Nissan Murano in Nevada, United States
Sep 2010 - May 2016
Nov 2011

21700 mi

US $100
OEM Battery dead, would not hold charge 
Nissan Murano in California, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

95000 mi

US $50
Both Smartkey fobs failing intermittently. Dealer replaced. 3rd party warranty paid except for 50$ deductible. 
Nissan Murano in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2014 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

96000 mi

US $125
Replaced pads and resurfaced rotors 
Mar 2016

103000 mi

US $2040
Replaced lower control arms & bushings, aligned wheels,  replaced motor mount, performed major scheduled service. 
Nissan Murano in Arizona, United States
Apr 2009 - Apr 2014
May 2013

41000 mi
Replacement 
Nissan Murano in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Aug 2013
Jan 2009

18451 mi

US $49
Everything else, repair 
Dec 2010

26265 mi

US $4
Everything else, repair 
Mar 2011

30371 mi

US $63
replaced battery after it failed 
Sep 2011

30371 mi

US $63
Replaced battery 
Sep 2012

60000 mi

US $190
Hose to extract water from AC was twisted and going inside the car making the carpet wet. New hose required. 
Nissan Murano in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2016
May 2012

63000 mi

US $650
Lift gate hatch motor completely stopped working. Lift gate hatch could not be opened at all. Part had to be ordered and then dealer removed the bad motor and installed the new motor. 
Nissan Murano in Oklahoma, United States
Apr 2012 - Mar 2016
Jun 2012

28000 mi
Both head gaskets leaking externally. Head gaskets were replaced 
Oct 2013

46300 mi

US $100
Rack and pinion seeping from outer boot. Replaced rack and pinion assembly. 
Aug 2014

56000 mi
'BRAKE' and 'CHARGING SYSTEM' dash warning lights appeared simultaneously. No other symptoms observed yet, however research suggested imminent alternator failure. Alternator replaced with new OEM part by Nissan dealer, internal failure not 
Jun 2015

70000 mi

US $140
Right front motor mount worn out, causing excessive motor movement and clanking sound upon acceleration and over bumps. Motor mount replaced with Beck/Arnley part. 
Oct 2015

74000 mi

US $100
TPMS Sensor not functioning. Cannot be isolated without Consult-III since they do not display individual tire pressures. Dealer replaced under extended warranty 
Nov 2015

75000 mi

US $100
Hard clunk or thump that could be felt in accelerator pedal upon acceleration from a stop. Diagnosed as failing front motor mount, per NTB12-031. Part replaced with new OEM. 
Nissan Murano in New Mexico, United States
Feb 2008 - Apr 2012
Jun 2009

45000 mi
no wiper operation left side: wiper pivot shaft nut backed off, tighten nut 
Mar 2010

5900 mi
cyl head gaskets cyl head gasskets leaking external rt frt between block and head lft side center had signs of leak. warranty paid nissan also provided rentl car @ no cost. 
Sep 2010

62000 mi
seatbelt latch rear left 
May 2011

84500 mi

US $290
air bag light on needs dr. side bag/moud est@ $980 
Nissan Murano in Washington, United States
Aug 2009 - Feb 2012
Aug 2011

30000 mi
Head gaskets found to have minor leaks, a known issue for some 2009 Muranos. Head gaskets replaced. 
Nissan Murano in California, United States
Oct 2008 - Jan 2011
Dec 2008

2000 mi
Had occasional rattle from the dash. Discover noise coming from cowl on the front window. Place some rubber shims and noise disappear 
Nissan Murano in Michigan, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2009
Feb 2009

5000 mi
Valve stem on right rear tire cracked and leaked air. The valve stem and TPMS sensor on that tire were replaced under warranty. 

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2009 Nissan Murano 4dr SUV

265-horsepower 3.5L V6 CVT AWD

Nissan Murano in Colorado, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2016
Oct 2013

77300 mi
Replaced Transmission at 75K, yay warranty.... 
Jan 2014

82700 mi
Variable Valve Timing Solenoid Failed. 
Jun 2014

86000 mi
Variable Valve timing fault another variable valve timing issue 
Feb 2015

92000 mi
Replace the rear timing cover as it was leaking all over. 
Jul 2015

99300 mi
Steering rack to be replaced..... 
Nissan Murano in Switzerland
Jan 2009 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

53900 mi

$100
One horn did have a broken wire. 
Sep 2013

56420 mi

$1200
New break rotor discs necessary. 
Nissan Murano in Illinois, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2016
Mar 2013

41000 mi

US $700
Power Steering rack, fluid reservoir, and motor mount was replaced. 
May 2013

42500 mi

US $50
DIY replacement of rear brake pads. They had about 2mm remaining. 
Nissan Murano in New Jersey, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

71000 mi
Power Tilt of steering wheel, both up/down and in/out. Part of Seat Memory system 
Nissan Murano in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Mar 2014
Apr 2013

51840 mi

C $300
broken sway bar, had to replace 
Nissan Murano in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2009 - Sep 2015
Sep 2014

63240 mi

C $91
Creaking, groaning. Alleviated by adjustment, cleaning, lubrication 
Nissan Murano in Ontario, Canada
May 2011 - Mar 2016
Jun 2014

54560 mi
AC not blowing cold air 
Nissan Murano in Illinois, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

2200 mi
Replaced HomeLink/rear view mirror assy. 
Jul 2008

6300 mi
Continued rattle from rear wheels 
Sep 2008

7000 mi
Parking brake shoes rattling. 
Nissan Murano in Kansas, United States
May 2012 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

102000 mi

US $450
back struct developed a leak. 
Nissan Murano in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2010 - May 2016
Sep 2012

75000 mi
Catalytic Converter and O2 sensors 
Nov 2013

87000 mi

US $800
Muffler rusted away from exhaust pipe 
Nissan Murano in New York, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2016
Nov 2008

14357 mi
Electronic control panel (above radio) blacks out when the headlights are turned on. Dealer ordered a new one. 
Nov 2010

36000 mi

US $205
Had to replace front pads at 31k which I think is OK, but was surprised when the rear pads had to be replaced at 36k. Shop also noticed a whine coming from the power steering unit. Will have dealer check and post a update. 
Dec 2010

37000 mi
Power steering unit began to whine occasionally. Only 100 miles left under mfg. warranty. Dealer replaced the power steering pump reservoir tank per TSB NTB10-118. I wasn't able to find the TSB on the NHTSA site. So far the whine is gone. 
Sep 2014

70000 mi

US $250
Did brakes all around. Surprised rear brakes only lasted 30k. 
Mar 2015

74000 mi

US $800
Both flex pipes coming from motor replaced. They get welded to a engine pipi. 
Dec 2015

81000 mi

US $60
Exhaust pipe broke where it connects to the front part of the muffler. Shop welded it back together. 
Nissan Murano in Vermont, United States
Apr 2009 - Apr 2016
Jun 2009

39000 mi
I got in the car one morning and the tilt mechanism started grinding. I went to the dealer at lunch hour and showed them the problem. They called Nissan and got them to agree to cover the repair. 
May 2012

82000 mi

US $120
Pipe between catlytic converter and muffler cracked. They welded a new piece in place so I didn't need to replace anything. 
Jun 2014

106000 mi

US $4400
Car went into limp mode. Transmission problem diagnosed, was eligible for warranty repair. Transfer case rebuild due to leak Bank 1 catalytic converter replaced 
Jun 2015

112000 mi

US $1500
had to replace catalytic converter and repair break in exhaust pipe with a weld 
Oct 2015

118500 mi

US $120
Replaced all hoses because on was slightly cracked and leaking slowly. 
Apr 2016

124000 mi

US $100
Drivers side windshield wiper stopped moving in tandem with passenger side. The linkage had broken where the cap fit over the ball for the driver side linkage arm. Nissan replacement $750. Mechanic put in bolt drilling thru part. 
Nissan Murano in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2014
Mar 2012

30000 mi
Drivers side heated seat switch light was not turning on. Dealer replaced under warrenty. 
Nissan Murano in Florida, United States
Feb 2008 - Nov 2013
Oct 2008

8000 mi
Overhead console rattled & was replaced but still has rattle. 
Jan 2009

11000 mi
O-ring on front of car in oil sys. 
Mar 2009

13000 mi
Oil cooler leak...Not repaired on last trip. 
Sep 2009

23000 mi
Dealer installed dye in oil to locate leak. After 1000 miles I am to return to dealer. Will let you know results. 
Oct 2009

25000 mi
Oil Leak from Tranfer case (AWD). Parts on order.Will be covered by Nissan. 
Nov 2009

25000 mi
Repair took 4 days with 4 trips to dealer so far.. Leak is between tranny and transfer case...3 differnt mechanics have worked on this and I can only hope last trip was the last trip...Dealer did reimburse me $50.00 2 rent. care and 2 full tanks. 
Jul 2010

34000 mi

US $120
Ongoing problem, transfer case seal leaked.seal was alredy done at least 3 other times in past.Last time was 9 mo ago. Dealer says something wrong with transfer case itself and should be replaced. Nissan declined and said replace seal again Motor for adjusting steering wheel failed..could not adjust steering wheel.. 
Jun 2012

64000 mi
Replaced entire transfer case in latest attempt to fix transfer case leak. This is a three-year ongoing problem. 
Nissan Murano in New York, United States
Jun 2011 - Feb 2013
Jul 2012

70700 mi

US $824
Front rotors replaced as they bent. Rear and front pads replaced. Complete Brake system maintenance 
Nissan Murano in Florida, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2016
Sep 2012

88000 mi
Audio/navi system freezes and won't respond. Shop attempted NTB09-004a repair, but was unsuccessful. Diagnosis / recommendation was to replace the entire AV Control Unit p/n 25915M (~$4000). Declined repair. 
Dec 2012

90000 mi

US $850
Audio/video/Navi system completely inoperable, including A/C controls. Dealer was able to replace AV Control Unit with a rebuilt one for ~$800 (I think they actually had my unit rebuilt). 
Nissan Murano in Montana, United States
Apr 2008 - Aug 2011
Sep 2008

7000 mi
Auto windshield wipers and intermittent wipers did not work. Replaced sensor. Loud Clunk when starting air conditioner. Could not replicate. Removed birds nest from area, did not fix the noise. 
Apr 2009

12000 mi
Passanger side speakers turned off and on when hitting bumps. Replaced Ipod cable. 
Nissan Murano in Illinois, United States
Jul 2008 - Nov 2012
Nov 2008

1000 mi
The paint appears to be cracking under the clear coat in spots, dealer told me not covered and not a Nissan issue. Transfer case leaking, needed to be replaced. 
Apr 2009

16000 mi
Took back to another dealer to look at the paint issue. Getting worse and dealers aren't willing to resolve. 
Oct 2010

34462 mi
Emblem bubbling, replaced. Rear seat heater not working-repaired. Tire sensor light on, claims no issues cleared code. Rim issue, will not repair. Told dealer about paint issue,was brushed off. Transmission leak, transmission replaced again. 
Jun 2012

66539 mi
Auto steering wheel broken. Blower motor door. Liftgate not working-could not duplicate. Tire sensor, repaired. Transmission leaking, replaced transmission. Trim peeling on dash-will not repair. 
Aug 2012

70000 mi
Trans Leak for fourth time, needs Trans replaced 
Nov 2012

72000 mi
unknown rattle, unable to repros. so dealer will not do repair,  addressing the paint issues again, nothing done, dealer continues to claim that the cracking under the clear coat is not covered and not a Nissan issue tire sensor on, they clear the code saying it is fine and doing no repairs to the senor, but the light always comes back 
Nissan Murano in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2008 - Sep 2014
Aug 2014

64320 mi

C $300
Normal maintenance 
Nissan Murano in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2012 - Mar 2015
Nov 2014

53960 mi

C $900
Brake pads needed replacing after time period. 
Mar 2015

56420 mi

C $500
Brake pads worn needed replacing. 
Nissan Murano in Washington, United States
Oct 2015 - Apr 2016
Oct 2015

96000 mi

US $63
Exhaust leak. A crack had developed at the rearmost exhaust flange. The shop replaced the flange and pipe to fix the problem. 
Nissan Murano in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2015 - Apr 2016
Jul 2015

86360 mi

C $250
Fuel sensor sending unit (inside the gas tank) was replaced. New brake pads, all 4 corners. 
Apr 2016

93000 mi

C $1900
Transfer case replacement. 
Nissan Murano in Ohio, United States
Jul 2009 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

113000 mi

US $451
seals within the transfer case were replaced 
Nissan Murano in Illinois, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2015
Jun 2015

159000 mi

US $750
Replaced compressor 
Dec 2015

170000 mi

US $500
Replaced alternator 
Nissan Murano in Colorado, United States
Dec 2008 - May 2016
May 2016

68000 mi

US $160
Replaced transmission cooler hose. 
Nissan Murano in North Carolina, United States
May 2016 - May 2016
May 2016

77000 mi
Transfer case seal is leaking (this is an AWD model). Estimated cost to fix is $1,800. We have not fixed this yet due to the cost. We are considering another car instead. 
Nissan Murano in Maryland, United States
- Jul 2009
Jul 2009

5000 mi
Bluetooth will not connect to phone after about one week. Unable to duplicate (they spent 1 hour looking at it). Garage door opener button will open both doors at the same time vice individually after about 1 week. Couldn't duplicate-didn't come to house 
Nissan Murano in Pennsylvania, United States
- Apr 2008
Apr 2008

700 mi
I have had this Murano back to the dealer 3 times since 700 miles. Now I have 1600 miles and I am not happy with it at all. I have a jerking/vibration starting at speeds of 20 MPH and really bad at 40-48. The have replaced all 4 tires and rims and the 
Nissan Murano in Arizona, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008 Left side rear seat belt issue 
Nissan Murano in Virginia, United States
Feb 2010 - Feb 2016
Oct 2015

102700 mi

US $600
AC compressor failed and needed replacing. I also choose to have the belt replaced. 
Dec 2015

104000 mi

US $90
After replacement of AC compressor and belt in October, the belt started making chattering noises. It appears the problem may be due to a faulty compressor (it was a rebuilt one). Issue is unresolved but scheduled for replacement in Jan. 
Jan 2016

104000 mi
A reconditioned but faulty AC compressor had been installed; it was fixed with a new Nissan brand one. 
Nissan Murano in Colorado, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2016
May 2008

4000 mi
Rear seat binds on upholstery when attempting to raise it. Recall for airbag. 
Jun 2008

5000 mi
Replaced warped seat back frame assembly which was preventing rear seat from returning to upright position. 
Jul 2012

64000 mi

US $50
Leaky head gasket. Leaky transfer case and axle seal. 
Aug 2013

78000 mi
Leaky axle joint repaired under CVT warranty 
Aug 2014

84000 mi
Service Engine light comes on sporadically. Dealer could not find cause, no codes were stored. 
Aug 2015

89500 mi

US $578
Replaced leaking power steering compression hose. 
Feb 2016

92000 mi
TPMS on one tire has malfunctioned. The battery is dead. Too expensive to replace the battery so I will check my tire pressure the old fashioned way. 
Nissan Murano in Ohio, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2015
Feb 2015

102000 mi

US $22
Washer fluid sensor went bad. 
Jun 2015

106000 mi

US $750
Replaced all rotors and pads Replace parking brake shoe and lube cable 
Nissan Murano in Texas, United States
Feb 2008 - Apr 2011
Aug 2008

12000 mi
Right rear shock was making noise, causing rear-end to jump over on sharp bumps. Replaced right-rear shock. 
Jun 2009

36000 mi
Telescoping steering wheel motor failed 
Oct 2010

66000 mi
CV Joints making noise. Dealer said they were not going out, but just making noise. Dealer greased the boots and cleaned them. Noise STILL exists. 
Nissan Murano in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2011 - May 2012
Feb 2012

30980 mi

C $750
Steering Fluid pump was starting to fail. Made groaning sound when making tight turns. Pump replaced. 
Nissan Murano in New York, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2015
Apr 2015

55000 mi

US $600
Front and rear pads and rotors. 
Nissan Murano in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2014 - Mar 2016
May 2015

58280 mi

C $500
LF wheel bearing at 94 seems pre-mature. 
Nissan Murano in Montana, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

81000 mi

US $240
Rotors honed, Brake pads replaced, ac condensor changed under warranty. 
Nissan Murano in Wisconsin, United States
May 2008 - Feb 2009
Jul 2008

3000 mi
"A" pillar trim piece was warped from day one. 
Nissan Murano in Ohio, United States
Jul 2013 - Dec 2015
May 2015

68000 mi
Rear view camera quit working. 
Nissan Murano in Alabama, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2015
Nov 2014

105000 mi

US $152
Oil leak, seal behind the oil filter bracket. A common problem reported by many owners on line. 
Dec 2014

106000 mi

US $353
Soft pedal. so I replaced master cylinder. Pedal is still soft. I am concerned about safety!! 
Aug 2015

112300 mi

US $500
Car was surging and jerking when I accelerated from stop. Motor mount and intake manifold replaced. 
Sep 2015

113000 mi

US $800
Code for bad transmission, transmission replaced. Nissan had extended the warranty to 120k miles. Car jerk and hesitated at acceleration from stop still not fixed. Power steering lime and control valve. The power steering line suddenly broke after the motor was removed to replace the transmission. The mechanic found a broken wire at the clip to the mass air flow sensor. This finally fixed the surging and jerking!! 
Nissan Murano in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2008 - Feb 2013
Jan 2012

51000 mi

US $300
The motor for the steering wheel tilt system needed to be replaced. Apparently has a plastic gear that the repairman said "these break all the time". 
Nissan Murano in Manitoba, Canada
Jan 2010 - Oct 2014
Mar 2010

6480 mi
Transmission sensor detects overheating and trips check engine light. Dealer says faulty module program which requires reprogramming - 5 weeks later no updates, as of yet. 
Jun 2013

33480 mi

C $767
front pads and rotors replaced, back brakes should be done shortly transfer case leaking needs to be replaced 
Oct 2014

39680 mi
Meter assembly. Codes p1700 and u0163, to be replaced under warrenty Steering rack seeping Of stab link loose 
Nissan Murano in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2008 - Aug 2014
Jan 2010

8000 mi
Loud rattle on passenger side door. Claimed door weatherstip was rubbing against door. Repositioned weatherstrip and lubed. Noise still exists, but I haven't had time to take it back. 
Jul 2010

11000 mi

US $21
Dealer told me to bring it back when I leave it for the 15K service and they will try to locate/fix the rattle again 
Dec 2010

13000 mi

US $20
TPMS light problem again as temps dropped. Put air in tires, but light would not go out. Since I ignored the light once before because it was always on and had a nail in the tire, I took it into a tire shop (not the dealer). TPMS light came back on day after supposed tire repair. They could't tell me which tire they repaired, so I question if they actually did. Went back and they checked pressure and it was OK, but TPMS light is still on a month later. 
Sep 2013

35000 mi

US $900
A tire blew out from construction debris. It was discovered the caps were fused on the valve stems which have the TPMS. $197 ea for new TPMS. Also discovered dealer never put tool back in car for unlocking lug nuts. 
Jul 2014

42500 mi

US $140
Loud muffler sounding noise coming from back of car. Problem was described as the T connection between carburetor and exhausted system rotting out. Option to replace it or patch by installing a sleeve over the rotted out part. Got sleeve. 
Nissan Murano in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2008 - May 2011
Feb 2009

10000 mi
Throttle body whistle at 12-1400 RPM. Dealer re-aligned throttle body and replaced gasket. 
Nissan Murano in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2009 - Feb 2015
Dec 2009

13000 mi
Auto seat return (when you get out of the car) did not return to original setting, went to various other settings that were not correct. Dealer cleared and resent memory. So far so good 
Jun 2010

17000 mi
Seat has memory feature, but keeps moving up anytime car is locked and opened. When opened, the seat travels forward 6 inches 
Aug 2010

20000 mi
Dealer replaced seat computer and it works fine now 
Oct 2011

32000 mi
Steering wheel return kept lowering below set position. Dealer replaced module in steering wheel 
Sep 2013

54000 mi

US $154
Leather on side of driver seat deteriorated due to wear, had to be replaced 
Nissan Murano in Saskatchewan, Canada
May 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

21080 mi
leaky transfer case 
Nissan Murano in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2008 - Jan 2011
Mar 2010

42000 mi

US $295
Power Steer Pump noisy/vibrating during turns at-speed 
May 2010

46000 mi

US $520
45000 mile service discovered excessive rear brake wear; brakes replaced. No problems with front brakes (original). 
Nissan Murano in Texas, United States
May 2009 - Dec 2015
May 2010

26000 mi

US $376
4 Wheel alignment 
Jun 2010

29000 mi

US $1
Squeaky brakes.  
Jan 2012

55000 mi

US $220
Tilt Steering wheel adjusting motor had to be replaced. 
Jun 2015

113000 mi

US $2500
ABS controller reportedly damaged by leaking Master cylinder. 1700 electronic part, brilliantly placed under the master cylinder, needed to be replaced after a leak. Imagine that, a MC leaked, who would have thought? 
Nissan Murano in Nevada, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2016
Jun 2010

22000 mi
Fuel pressure regulator. Must replace fuel pump. 
Jul 2014

57300 mi

US $150
rear pads 
Nissan Murano in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2011
Oct 2008

1000 mi
Sunroof would not work in the tilt-up position. Dealer said I would have to bring in again to take down the headliner. 
Nov 2008

1350 mi
Took car in for the 2nd time for sunroof tilt-up not working. Headliner did not need to be taken down. Was repaired and works fine now. 
May 2010

8600 mi
Check Engine light came on, went to dealer, had to order a fuel sending unit. Returned to dealer a week later. New unit was installed, everything is fine now. Work done under warranty. 
Nissan Murano in Montana, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2016
Dec 2009

10000 mi
Tire pressure monitor warning light on, even after verifying proper tire pressure. Dealer recalibrated sensor(s). 
Dec 2010

18000 mi
TPS sensor out of calibration again. Dealer recalibrated. 
Jul 2013

33000 mi

US $310
Tilt Steering not operational. Plastic gear stripped. Dealer replaced tilt steering motor. 
Nissan Murano in New York, United States
Sep 2008 - Jul 2011
Dec 2009

21000 mi

US $22
Had a tire leak -- slow leak ... they inflated the tires and the problem resurfaced about a week later 
Apr 2010

27000 mi
Same issue with the tire leak ... faulty valve on the tire replaced and reprogrammed. Tire holds air now. 
Sep 2010

38000 mi
Headlight issue 
Jul 2011

52000 mi

US $750
Broke down - told was battery - replaced broke down thre next day - needed alternator. Part not in stock - had car fro 5 days.  
Nissan Murano in Virginia, United States
Dec 2008 - Oct 2010
Mar 2009

11000 mi
Straps in the back seat used to make the back seat recline were not in the vehicle when purchased. 
Jun 2009

17000 mi
Service Enginge Soon light came on. Was told by dealer problem caused by loose fuel cap. SES reset by dealer. SES light came on again. Told by dealer that fuel cap was faulty. Fuel cap replaced by dealer under warranty. 
Sep 2009

22000 mi
For the FIFTH TIME in less than a year the "Service Engine Soon" light came on. Now the service department is saying they've detected a small hole in some fuel sensing mechanism. VERY FRUSTRATING! 
Oct 2009

23300 mi
Problems finally fixed! Ended up being a fuel sensor. 
Nissan Murano in New York, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

5000 mi
Whistling Noise at low rpm 
Nissan Murano in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

9000 mi
There was a small leak...turned out to be the transfer case seal. Transfer Case seal replaced and all fluid refilled 
Nissan Murano in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2008 - Oct 2011
Mar 2009

7000 mi
Problem with transmission, did not seem to be shifting in and out of gear correctly. Dealership tested same and said all was in order 
Jan 2011

35780 mi

US $472
Drivers side headlight assembly replaced due to defect. Fuel injectors cleaned due to computer readout Rear brake pads replaced Engine air filter replaced 
Nissan Murano in Oklahoma, United States
Aug 2008 - Sep 2012
Aug 2009

9000 mi
Defective (leaking) rear shock absorber. None in stock, ordered replacement. 
Oct 2009

10000 mi
Occasionally, keyless system will not start car. Everything powers up, all diagnostic lights come on, a chattering relay is heard under the hood, no start. Will start after 3 or 4 times trying. Dealer could not replicate problem. 
Jul 2010

20000 mi
Telescoping steering wheel assembly motor replaced. 
Jul 2012

42000 mi

US $100
Replaced faulty gearing in tilt motor on steering wheel (second replacement motor). 
Nissan Murano in Maryland, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2016
Dec 2009

5000 mi
Front windshield washer failed, fluid came out rear window sprayer regardless of which window was selected to be cleaned. The repair consisted of replacing the washer pump assembly. 
Sep 2011

28000 mi
anti-freeze smell, replace head gaskets Squeal from steering wheel elevating motor. Replace motor. 
Apr 2012

37300 mi
replace left axle seal 
Jul 2012

41000 mi
Rear brake pads replaced 
Oct 2014

70000 mi

US $650
front rotors and pads 
Jun 2015

79000 mi

US $550
coolant leak from head bypass tube seal 
Nissan Murano in Colorado, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2009

11000 mi
headlamp bulb came loose from socket and melted the plastic housing. A new housing, lamp, and bracket were all replaced under warranty 
Nissan Murano in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2008 - Sep 2014
Oct 2009

15500 mi
Defective Tire Pressure Monitor 
Jan 2010

18700 mi
TPM would light although tire pressure was OK. 
Jun 2010

24000 mi
Check engine light came on. Fuel range on info display incorrect. Fuel sensor replaced. Folding rear seat back would not stay in upright position. 
Jul 2010

24000 mi
Ordered parts were installed. 
Aug 2010

25000 mi
Fuel sensor defective. Part ordered. Fuel sensor replaced. 
Nov 2010

27000 mi
Car would not start. Loose battery cable repaired. 
Nissan Murano in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2010 - Jul 2011
Jul 2010

27000 mi
Transfer case defect. Once technician repaired part -- leak was still found on right axle. New part ordered and replaced. Nissan technician out on site at dealership to exam work performed. Car ready after 8 days in the shop 
Nissan Murano in Washington, United States
May 2009 - Nov 2013
Nov 2009

3800 mi
Repair seat memory. Under warranty. Appears to have been a loose wire. Done during routine maintenance. 
Aug 2010

7000 mi
Seat/steering wheel memory creeping. Dealer ordered new module, not yet installed. 
Sep 2010

11000 mi
Seat memory system semi-functional, seat would creep, new module installed and no other issues. 
Nissan Murano in New York, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2016
Nov 2011

33000 mi

US $150
Rear hatch stopped working properly or latching 
Dec 2011

34000 mi
Rear hatch latch needed to be replaced 
Oct 2012

44000 mi

US $650
Electric steering wheel tilt motor failed and needed to be replaced 
May 2013

53300 mi

US $100
Sun roof wouldn't close. They manually closed it so car was drivable in rain. Complete repair because of replacement of sun roof frame would be almost $4,000(!) so we haven't gone ahead with that yet. 
Dec 2014

72000 mi

US $160
Needed new battery 
Feb 2015

74000 mi

US $900
Two tire pressure sensors needed changing 
Nissan Murano in Oregon, United States
Aug 2008 - Jan 2012
Nov 2011

46000 mi

US $50
automatic steering wheel adjustment motor 
Nissan Murano in Manitoba, Canada
May 2008 - Jun 2011
Feb 2009

8060 mi
The regulator in the drivers side window motor needs replacing. Part is on back order. Window motor is slowly failing, esp in cold weather. No ETA on when part will arrive and repair completed. 
Mar 2009

8680 mi
Same as beofre as still not resolved. 
Dec 2010

29140 mi
Drivers side fog light replaced. also acts as daytime running lights. 
Nissan Murano in Indiana, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2016
Nov 2011

22000 mi
The steering wheel would not stay were it was placed in memory. It would slowly go down about an half of an inch. They replaced all the motors in the steering wheel. 
Jun 2012

26000 mi
The steering wheel does not stay where it is set in the memory. This has been an on going issue for about a year. This is the fourth time it has happen and the dealer ship does not know what the issue is and they have replaced everything. 
Aug 2012

29000 mi
Same issue as before. The steering wheel does not stay where it is set in the memory. This has been an on going issue for about a year. This is the fourth time it has happen and the dealer ship does not know what the issue is and they have replaced every 
Oct 2012

31700 mi

US $14
Rear breaks and tires. I still have the issue with the steering wheel 
Dec 2012

33000 mi

US $130
I had to have the battery replaced. 
Feb 2014

43000 mi

US $192
The TPMS sensor on the right rear went out. This is the sensor that tells if the tire is low on air or not. 
Aug 2014

48000 mi

US $491
Front breaks replaced and rotors resurfaced. Brake and trans fluid drained and replaced. 
Aug 2015

61000 mi

US $634
Time to replace the back breaks. 
Nissan Murano in New York, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

26000 mi
AC stopped cooling 
Nissan Murano in New York, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

3000 mi
Moonroof shade sticks on opening when about 3/4 closed. Looks as if the shade is not aligned perfectly straight. Seems to happen in colder damp weather. Brought to the dealer who (no surprise) could not duplicate the problem. Of course later that day. it 
May 2009

4000 mi
Pitting around the center cap of the LE wheels - all four. 
Nissan Murano in New York, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2012
Jan 2012

34000 mi
The valves on two tires were defective and had to be replaced due to slow leaks. Also there was a recall on the tire pressure sensors in the tire. 
Nissan Murano in Connecticut, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

6000 mi
Replaced something in driver's seat carriage. Original part had loose rivets from the factory. 
Nissan Murano in West Virginia, United States
Oct 2008 - Feb 2014
Feb 2009

7000 mi
CEL came on. I have a scanner. It was a minor Evap warning.. 0450.. prob gas cap. I reset it with no return CEL. 
Oct 2010

34000 mi
Steering wheel automatic positioner intermittently grinds and fails to return to memory position. Dealer couldn't duplicate so no fix in spite of a TSB out for this Known problem. It's been doing it intermittently for close to a year. 
Sep 2012

72000 mi

US $770
steering position adjuster motors failed. Known problem that was intermittantly present before end of warranty. In spite of this dealer wouldn't repair 2 years ago due to the usual "could not duplicate" Waited til total inoperability to fix 
Mar 2013

78000 mi

US $350
Intermittant grinding/catching in steering. PS reservoir replaced at Nissan Tech support suggestion. It worked. I felt that it was a steering rack issue. 
Sep 2013

86000 mi

US $420
replaced worn out front struts and rear shocks 
Feb 2014

89000 mi

US $250
front engine mount has failed. Known problem for this car. 
Nissan Murano in Ohio, United States
May 2010 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

48000 mi
Some kind of boot on the front wheel had a tear in it. Covered under warranty. Had to wait for parts, then had to wait another week for a loaner car since the dealer only has 2 available. Took it in on a Friday, got it back on Tuesday 
Nissan Murano in New York, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

32000 mi
Transfer Case Gasket Leak 
Dec 2010

35000 mi
Previously repaired transmission leak continued to be a problem after gaskets were replaced. The resolution to the problem ended up resulting in replacing the entire transmission. 
Nissan Murano in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2009 - May 2013
Jun 2009

2500 mi
Sunroof stopped working two weeks after buying the vehicle. The sunroof motor had to be replaced requiring the entire headliner to be removed. The Nissan dealer (Somerset Nissan) did a good job. 
Aug 2010

30700 mi
Tilt motor on steering got noisy and stopped working 
Apr 2011

49000 mi
Leaking Head Gaskets 
Nissan Murano in New Mexico, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2012
Aug 2010

27000 mi
TPMS light continually on even when tires are inflated to Manufacturers recommended PSI as stated on door/tire label. 
Sep 2010

29000 mi
TPMS still flaky. 
Nissan Murano in Georgia, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2013
Feb 2011

29000 mi
Trunk or deck lid lock failed. Got it open, but it would not lock again until dealer clicked something to hold it down until the new part came in. The motor in the part was too weak to close the latch 
Nissan Murano in Utah, United States
May 2008 - Aug 2011
Feb 2009

6000 mi

US $160
Steering wheel does not maintain its memory over time -- gets lower and lower each time I start the car. Eventually it just moves to the lower stop and has to be readjusted each trip. TSBs for Air Bag computer and the clock resetting itself every 45 days. 
Dec 2009

13000 mi
A seal failed and oil was slowly leaking onto the exhaust Steering wheel does not always return to its proper programmed location Gear whining/humming noise between 65-70mph. Turning off O/D causes it to go away. 
Oct 2010

18000 mi
Was finally able to replicate steering wheel/driver's seat memory problem at the dealership. Took one full day in the shop and several calls with Nissan. Body Control Module replacement ordered. High pitched noise coming from engine compartment between 1200-1500rpm, esp. around 20mph. Able to replicate for dealer on drive along. Parts ordered. Gasket replaced, no further high pitched noise coming from under hood. 
Nov 2010

19000 mi
Body Control Module replaced - steering wheel and seat properly maintain position now. 
Nissan Murano in Washington, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2012
Jun 2011

25000 mi
Power Door lock on drivers door sticking and not opening. 
Jul 2011

25000 mi
Power Door lock on drivers door not unlocking. This time they diagnosed a faulty actuator, which had to be ordered. Door handle and lock actuator (interior) replaced. 
Oct 2011

27000 mi
Fourth trip for same problem. Suspect electrical wiring problem.  
Jan 2012

27000 mi
Service Engine Soon light on. No apparant problem other than it needed a software update. Waste of a day in the shop. 
Nissan Murano in California, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2012
Jun 2011

52000 mi
motor that raises/lowers the memory activated steering wheel column began grinding then quit working. Dealership replaced motor "customer good will" because that particular part not covered by extended warranty. Saved me $400 :)) Transfer case leaked, replaced gasket, Nissan absorbed costs of $900 on original powertrain warranty, although I have Nissan extended warranty also. Appears to be a problem commonly reported with AWD Muranos. 
Aug 2011

54000 mi
Both head gaskets leaked. Dealer pulled engine, replaced gaskets...major effort and took over 30 hours. Cost absorbed by power train and extended warranty...$4500 no cost to me. Dealer provided rental car at no cost. 
Sep 2011

55000 mi

US $160
Front rotors slightly warped. Turned rotors and reinstalled. Pads were within specs and didn't require replacement. 
Nissan Murano in Florida, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2015
May 2011

28000 mi
oil leaking from transfer case 
Nissan Murano in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Feb 2014
Feb 2012

31000 mi
door weatherstrip needs to be replaced on 3 doors, front passenger door, and both rear passenger doors. 
Mar 2012

32000 mi
occasional dense white smoke during cold start-up Oil in the intake manifold. Valve cover and both front and back PCV valves were replaced. 
Aug 2012

43000 mi

US $150
Coolant leaking slowly and dealer found a leaking hose. Hose was replaced. Head gasket was replaced a while ago and it's not the issue. 
Jun 2013

64000 mi

US $180
Steering wheel vibrates when braking. Dealer replaced pads and turned rotors. 
Dec 2013

78000 mi
Tire pressure warning kept flashing. No nails found and tire pressure was all OK on 4 tires. Sensor battery was fine too. We finally increased the cold tire pressure to 36 and the problem went away. 

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