The rear seats are not the best for long drives. We first towed the car to firestone, not knowing it was the transmission. Next time I promise never to purchase another nissan product. Car handles snow quite well. After doing some in-depth research on the web for the 2003 Nissan Muranos, it shows that there are tons of thousands of other 2003 Nissan Murano owners having the completely same exact problem. Similar to a manual car that is in 4th grear when going too slow for 4th gear to be effective.
The side of my drivers seat has split open in so many places, and the paint on my 'leather wrapped' steering wheel has chipped away. We took it to the dealership and they ran a diagnostic and said that there was nothing wrong with it. The dealership can fill out this form and send it directly to Nissan. I bought i used from a private owner. When driving my Nissan Murano, there seems to be quite an issue with the acceleration and that it hesitates when I I step on the acceleration. Too many incidents to ignore.
I am not confident the issue will be resolved without replacement of both the transmission and transfer case with a new design. You have come to the right place if you need new or replacement parts for your 2003 Murano. When I was at an intersection my car did this and threw me into oncoming traffic. This needs to be a class action law suit or a recall on the cvt transmission. I had the car sent to Middletown Nissan.
Apparently the '09 models have a much better tranny. Upon further research I found plenty of complaints about the 2003-2004 transmissions failing in the Murano. This is dangerous as if at a stop light, you step on gas and nothing happens. The problem is the cost repair is half of the value of the car. One service person I spoke to told me I should ask about a Good Will Form.
The weeks later again, then weeks later again and the 4th time yesterday. A week later the same thing happened again check engine light. Parked the car and called a tow truck to get it back home and to the Nissan dealer. No transmission shop that I have talked to touches these things. Once at 40k out of warrenty and again at 65k. I had to go on a long distance trip, and I decided to take my vehicle to my trusted import car mechanic who has won numerous quality awards from various automotive and business organizations just to be safe.
Then the next day they changed their minds and they came back the next day and said they would not replace this part without me signing a waiver washing there hands if this were to occur again. I had to slam on my brake to prevent smacking into the car in front. No car should cost this much to repair. So at the dealer the car sits. Hi there, We sent our Murano out to several different companies to fix it and no one seemed to know what was wrong with it.
Please get this fixed before there is loss of life. I currently has 67,000 miles. Car would lose drive train power, but all other functions, radio, ac, steering would still work. They are saying sense I'm over my 60 thousand miles I have to pay for this myself. Something needs to be done since I am 100% sure Nissan knows about this problem but is ignoring it.
Units Affected 203000 Cell-phone toting, latte sipping, warehouse shopping, morning jogging, after-hours volunteering, home improving, and chainsaw juggling: We've become a nation of multitaskers, balancing career and family, work and recreation on a teeter-totter of disappearing time. An hour later when i went to go pick it up they told me a i needed a new transmission. After couple tries the car when back into gear and I was able to drive back home at about 5 miles per hour. Nissan has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities. I will get details tomorrow from Nissan. Are they waiting for your car to come off warranty to check. Took to dealer a week or two after it originally happened.