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The photo shows how the sun reflects off the ridgeline of the hood at the base of the windshield in such a way as to partially blind the driver. This particular image is not directly in front of the driver (hard to capture while driving), but it does show the angle of the reflection. It happens all the time on sunny days, depending on the hour and direction of travel relative to the sun (seems to occur most often when the sun is overhead and just behind the car).
It is a significant design flaw. This is our 5th Murano, and this defect, along with many other problems with build quality and poor design, has guaranteed it will be the last. If there aren't cases where the reflection has caused an accident, I'd be surprised, but I'm hoping enough people will complain to the NHTSA, that Nissan will be called to account. There's a class-action suit in here somewhere, I just hope it doesn't take a death or serious injury to initiate corrective action on Nissan's part.
Update from Nov 28, 2017: Added another picture where the sun is right in the driver;s eyes...wish I could add the video I also have, which is even more demonstrative of the glare.
- Stuart W.,