really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,793 miles

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problem #20

Nov 302019


  • 121,044 miles
The fuel sending unit have a problem and my gas gauge is not work right and passage side door lock don¿T work right when lock the with the remote are door switch and when I start the vehicle up it take a long time to start up in the winter morning or when I turn the vehicle off it don¿T start back upright away.

- Jamaica, NY, USA

problem #19

Aug 192018


  • 160,473 miles
Incident 1: turned my car on and let it warm up to operating temperature, started driving, speed limit went from 25, 35, 45. Once I was coasting around 45 mph my vehicle lost power completely while in motion, locking my steering wheel. Came to a stop in the middle of the road and car would not turn over. Engine light code P0335 was read from my fixd app. Replaced sensor and all was fine for about 10 days. Incident 2: driving down a road going 30 mph up a hill my car again, lost power and steering wheel locked while in motion, brakes were very stiff and I was almost unable to stop my vehicle from rolling down the hill backwards. Checked my code reader and again, code P0335 was the issue again. Replaced another crankshaft position sensor. Incident 3: was stationary at a busy city intersection when my 2006 Nissan Murano again, lost power and would not start. My VIN number is not on the list of recalls but I feel as though it needs to be. There are other makes/models of Nissan that were recalled for this extreme safety issue.

- Hillsborough, NH, USA

problem #18

May 012018


  • 0 miles
While driving my kids to school this morning, I lost all acceleration in the middle of a busy road unable to move, drive anything. I turned the car on and off to try to move the car from the middle of the road, I could only reverse. When in drive I its as if it were in neutral. The battery, brake light and check engine light all came on at once. They were not on prior to this happening. Clearly this is some sort of malfunction with in Nissan. I read multiple people having the same issues as me and I plan to make this known. If I had been on the highway when this happened with my kids in the car we would all be dead this is a serious issues and it needs to be addressed clearly there is some sort of and issues where Nissan has a recall or something.

- Woonsocket, RI, USA

problem #17

Jan 182018


  • 136,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. While driving 25 mph and making turns, the steering wheel felt loose and made an abnormal clicking noise. Additionally, the check engine and ABS indicators illuminated, the horn failed to work, the driver's side window failed to move up or down, and the rear hatch failed to open. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer (taj auto mall, 154 nazareth pike, bethlehem, pa 18020-9456) where it was diagnosed that the suspension needed to be replaced. The vehicle 's suspension was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 136,000.

- Reading, PA, USA

problem #16

Nov 302017


  • 118,123 miles
I went to drive my car in the morning and it didn't turn on it had been running fine the whole time ive had it. I purchased this vehicle in 2015 it had 103945 miles on it. It now has 118K on it and once the battery was charged we proceeded to replace it. The next day it started up got me to work, as soon as I was getting ready to leave work it was completely dead. It took over an hour to jump it and finally get it going. As soon as I got home and parked it, once again completely dead. I have been told it is the alternator by several people and have not had time to get it in to a shop as I work difficult shifts to correlate with what is available for most shops to provide. I do not want to have this issue fixed and then have it happen again the next day as I have read several complaints here stating they fix the alternator just to have it happen again. Has this year and model had any recall in regards to this issue as I have purchased a brand new battery to have it stone dead the next day.

- North Highlands, CA, USA

problem #15

Nov 192017


  • miles
I was driving my car to work when suddenly my car just suddenly stopped on the middle of the road without any warning...I had my mechanic tow it.... the battery and alternators replaced...then I drove it and thesame thing happened...everything just shut off just after some few hours from the repair shop

- Grand Forks, ND, USA

problem #14

Nov 052017


  • miles
Alternator failed a few months ago. Had it replaced twice, as the next day it failed again. Now, my brake light and battery light are on again, and everything I've read says this means alternator failure again. This happened the first time as well.

- Clawson, MI, USA

problem #13

Dec 102016


  • 120,000 miles
Vehicle shuts off while driving, no acceleration, vehicle shuts off while in traffic, both cam shaft sensors replaced and problem still exists.

- Portage, IN, USA

problem #12

Jun 202016


  • 110,000 miles
Took vehicle in for repairs for oil leaks, lights, trunk release, vehicle running like a truck, A/C, radio, transmission and camera display in car. Was told trunk release, motor, and transmission problems, and lighting couldn't be duplicated. The same day I picked up my vehicle turn vehicle off close the drivers door and head and rear lights shut off, close my trunk and again head and rear lights went off. Took vehicle to another dealer and showed the service advisor my concerns informed me a dianogstic test would cost $270 if couldn't find anything wrong, and I couldn't be take home because it was over 10 miles, and advisor suggested taking car closer to where I lived. Showed him and told him my concerns: Foot pedal switch works sometimes, seat operates sometime, the smell from exhaust has a very bad smell, A/C works sometime while driving and doesn't blow cold at all while idol, and sun visor keep falling down lower causing you to not see..

- Houston, TN, USA

problem #11

Oct 302015


  • 126,000 miles
While driving my children to school in the morning, I was driving approx. 45 mph when suddenly I lost all acceleration. I had to try and roll to a safe place as I was in heavy traffic and put the vehicle in park. I turned the key off and waited a few minutes and re-started the vehicle and was able to drive a few miles before it happened again and lost all acceleration while pressing the gas pedal. Again, I rolled somewhere safe to park and turned the ignition off again, however I was unable to start the vehicle and all lights were illuminated on the dash panel. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic where it was found that the alternator wires had failed and the battery was unable to be charged.

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #10

Jun 012015


  • 109,000 miles
Drivers window stopped working, will not go up and down. I had a repair shop look at it they stated the switch was fried as well as the motor. It was smoking and could have caused a fire. Have you ever had a complaint like mine? #2 the display screen is stuck on tire rotation, and my navigation system is not working.fuel gauge is erratic. Can't have it repaired due to costs.

- Angelica, NY, USA

problem #9

May 012014


  • 100,000 miles
Exhaust manifold is cracked. Exhaust gases leak in through vent when ac is on and air is coming from outside. Extreme health hazard! up to two engine mounts are broken. Oil leaks from boot. Drivers seat bracket is broken. Electrical on the drivers seat fried.

- Oakley, CA, USA

problem #8

Oct 242014

Murano 6-cyl

  • 180,000 miles
The air duct (pipe) coming from the air filter unattached itself causing the computer to shut down the engine. This happened while car was moving causing loss of steering and brake loss.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #7

Dec 082014

Murano 6-cyl

  • miles
I had my vehicle towed to a local Nissan dealership to get a key made for it, since I had lost the key. The vehicle was in operation up to date. After getting a key made by the dealership, the key will not turn in the ignition for it is locked. The dealership told me that I now need to purchase a steering lock to get it fixed. The Murano I purchased was from a used dealership and I was unaware of any recalls and did not receive any letter to date for the recall on the steering lock since I have had it. There was a recall done on the Nissan Murano's in the 2006 date range for this same reason. I would like it to be fixed free of charge since I did not break it to begin with.

- Jesup, GA, USA

problem #6

Dec 282013


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. The contact was driving approximately 30 mph when the brake and battery sensor warning lights suddenly illuminated. The vehicle also would not accelerate. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where the contact was informed that the alternator had malfunctioned. The manufacturer was notified and no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Sherman, TX, USA

problem #5

Aug 142013


  • 59,000 miles
Faulty fuel gauge, fuel float or fuel monitoring system. I filled up the car and the gauge reads empty. It will erratically show different fuel levels ranging anywhere from empty to half-full to full. This is a safety issue because it is impossible to know how much fuel is left. After doing a brief internet search I discovered that their are multiple entries for this issue from other Nissan owners.

- Ellensburg, WA, USA

problem #4

Jun 122012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
My power steering pump has malfunctioned and the hose has a hole in it. The leak has cause a belt to pop while I was driving. I did not know what happened until the truck battery killed over and a mechanic helped me while the vehicle disabled. I also know of three other Nissan Murano owners who have had the same problem. Two of them have paid a large amout to fix this problem and the other traded in the vehicle because of the problem. This is a defect with Murano and I googled this issue and noticed that this is a common problem with this vehicle.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 232012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 52,500 miles
The vehicle gas gauge behavior became erratic over the last year. At the mid point of 1/2 fuel it would go to zero and return later to return to a different reading. Today, 7/23/2012 the gauge sending was replaced and the factory installed defective sending unit was found to show signs of electrical arcing. It should be noted that Nissan has extended the warranty on fuel tank components in other models but not the Murano. Nissan reports the Murano is not under any recall for sending unit defects. Is there a risk of gas tank explosion from this defect" has NHTSA made any judgment about Nissan sending units. Is the gauge intrinsically safe so that the arcing could not cause vapor ignition? is the safety basis built around the tank vapors being outside the combustion zone, I.e. too rich? have others reported similar risk issues" thank you.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #2

Oct 292010


  • 75,000 miles
Liftgate lock/unlock mechanism will not engage with remote or from outside button. Only way to unlock is to jump into car and manually unlock it from inside (after removing panel for lock mechanism).

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

Aug 182007


  • 18,711 miles
The vehicle's current problem is that the alternator is malfunctioned, and defected which causes the engine and battery to shut off and die. This already occurred more than 3 times. In addition, the oil tank pipe leaks. This is very dangerous because when the defected alternator fails, then it causes the battery and engine to shut off and die. If a person is driving a defected vehicle that has a defected and malfunctioned alternator that causes the engine to shutoff and die in the middle of a highway or street then a huge accident can occur and it will cause the driver and passengers to die or even get severely or permanently injured. This vehicle definitely has a recall, malfunctioned, and defected alternator. I bought my vehicle that is under warranty to the Nissan service dept but they never admit that it is the defected alternator problem and never fix it. They just provide and install a new battery in my vehicle. But that does not solve the problem because the battery power gets drained and it dies and shuts off the engine. This already happened to me over 3 times and Nissan's service dept never resolves this important problem. This urgent problem needs to taken cared of asap or else it will be dangerous for driver and passenger's life.

- Flushing, NY, USA