The Murano scored very well in our tests and is a competitive model in the crowded SUV market. We like its powerful engine, nimble handling, strong brakes, comfortable rear seats and relatively good fuel economy. However, a stiff ride, limited rearward visibility and its use of premium fuel are notable drawbacks.
Alerts
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS, side and head protection air bags standard. ESC available, standard from 2009.
Road Test

The Murano scored very well in our tests and is a competitive model in the crowded SUV market. We like its powerful engine, nimble handling, strong brakes, comfortable rear seats and relatively good fuel economy. However, a stiff ride, limited rearward visibility and its use of premium fuel are notable drawbacks.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (240 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Nissan Murano owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Frequent alignments required because of various suspension problems"

William G., VA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Ball joints

"normal wear, but this was the third time they have been replaced. Previous service providers may have used inferior parts"

Anonymous, IA (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"average wear--replaced"

Anonymous, KY (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace the control arms on both fronts as the ball joint was completely wasted. I have not idea what design flaw would cause both to be replace simultaneously"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"completely wore out at 112000 miles. Mechanic told me this is a common problem for Nissans."

Anonymous, AR (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"front end noise caused me to discover the problem"

Anonymous, (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Bushings

"Replaced lower control arm"

Anonymous, AL (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"average wear--replaced"

Anonymous, KY (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer noted worn bushings, recommended front suspension work, including struts and shocks, etc. I was NOT experiencing any problems or symptoms. No problems since, and no particular improvement. I think it was a "scam" to do some expensive work"

A T., WA (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"Power steering lines leak"

Michael J., GA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"mentioned in previous statement"

John B., SK (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace the power steering hose as it was leaking fluid causing steering to be rough and loud"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"High pressure hose leak. Replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"This is apparently a common problem with this version of the Murano and involves substantial time to resolve. It is way beyond buying and installing new hoses from an auto parts supplier and far from a do-it-yourself project. The dealer fixed it but had the vehicle for about 2 days and returned it with an annoying rattle which necessitated a further day in the shop to tighten a bolt that was not correctly torqued during the initial shop visit."

William F., AB (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power steering pump went out."

Anonymous, NV (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering hose developed a leak and caused the power steering pump to begin making noise. (low fluid) Personal research on this subject with this particular vehicle and year indicated that there is a known issue with the quality of the OEM hoses."

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"After power steering flush, two hoses had leaks and were replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"PS was making noises and leaking. Replaced at considerable cost due (>$1200) to the difficulty of accessing the pump"

John B., SK (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"one of the power steering lines leaked and required replacement"

Joel G., IL (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced high pressure hose"

Anonymous, AL (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"same issue"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering hose developed leak and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Pump went out, but this was due to Goodyear mechanic putting wrong fluid in. This was not a Nissan problem, per se"

Richard E., IA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"NEEDED TO REPLACE POWER STEERING INTERNALS AS THE PS WAS SLOWLY FAILING"

R O., NY (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Thee was a leak and the fluid would drain. Fixed it $1000"

Anonymous, IN (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced leaking power steering pressure hose and sensor. Excessively expensive. Known problem with the crimped connection"

Douglas Z., AZ (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering losing fluid. Found a bad hose."

Anonymous, AR (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"CV axle (steering rack) has been replaced twice do to leaking."

Anonymous, CO (2007 Nissan Murano Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering pressure line (hose) and power steering pressure switch leaked and had to be replaced. Replacement was moderately expensive at a local repair shop. Research indicated that this was a common problem with this model due to the hose routing and placement and inferior hose connection assembly."

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"The ride of my 2007 Murano was very noisy as a result of failing shocks and struts (front and rear). This was extra aggravating as I had had major work done of the front strut assembly only 3 and 1/4 years before this. I did get a small adjustment in price because of this, but this didn't satisfy me."

Anonymous, WI (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Seem to wear more often than other cars I have owned"

William G., VA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Left ball joint severely loose"

Neil K., WA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace almost all of suspension parts after 60000 miles"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"strut replacement under war"

Jack G., IL (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Original shocks replaced"

Diane K., KY (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"The struts leaked, which caused the steering wheel to vibrate"

Harvey B., ON (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

"The covers are cracking"

Marvin S., SK (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"Struts on both fronts had to be replaced. No idea why, but I heard many Nissan Murano drivers are having to do this to their '07's May be a design flaw"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"had to replace rear suspension part, don't recall the name"

Joel G., IL (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Brake job turned into an $1150 frontend job"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Just worn suspension parts"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Seal failed, making car nearly impossible to operate. Managed to drive to repair. After repair, steering system functioned correctly."

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"MADE LOTS OF NOISE AND "CLUNKING" DURING TURNS. A NISSAN DEALER IN FL WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE. I WENT TO A KIA DEALER WHO FOUND AND FIXED THE PROBLEM"

R O., NY (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Fitting on the rack and pinion cracked. Ultimately developed a severe wobble. Front tires wore out prematurely. Total cost of repair $2000"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

"broken and had to be replaced"

Dee W., TX (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"Burst seal, causing R & P to fail"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"Same as previous note"

Richard E., MO (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"seals leaked out powering steering fluid. Had new rack and pinion installed. It started leaking again after 10 months. Had new one installed again."

Tom S., AR (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"This steering linkage has leaked twice in the past two years while being replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Nissan Murano 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"Vehicle runs rough. Dealership cannot fix vibration in steering wheel or in the vehicle"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Tie rods

"had to replace these too"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Can't remember details"

Anonymous, IN (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Second time rods have been replaced. Last time was 4 years ago on same side(left) by dealer"

Richard E., MO (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"Front end noise caused by loose Tie Rods which had to be replaced. Worn out."

Anonymous, MN (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Perceive it to be normal for age and mileage. Prior to this year, the vehicle has only required routine maintenance"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"Because calipers were failing, this caused excessive noise in the vehicle while driving. This was very disconcerting and made the car feel like a piece of junk (along with the failing suspension system)."

Anonymous, WI (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Calipers were not retracting fully, which cased premature brake wear"

Thomas W., WI (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"The problem was the rear period calibers were hanging up causing excessive wear in a short period of time"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"The rear calipers have had to be replaced twice on each wheel over the life of the vehicle. All failures have been due to the plastic piston locking up and causing noise, vibration, and pad failure"

Mike G., VA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"n/a"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Some pads needed replacing and the calipers need cleaning and lubricating"

Stephen M., ON (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"These all seemed normal wear problems"

Robert P., ON (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Parking brake

"The parking brake has only worked on one occasion. When I depress the pedal it doesn't engage"

Anonymous, SK (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"sticking calipers, 3 times, caused premature replacement of calipers, pads, rotors"

Anonymous, IA (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"Went thru 3 sets of rear brakes before dealer told us the calipers were defective"

Thomas W., WI (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"have replaced brakes twice. Also calipers failed at 50,000 miles"

Candice S., NY (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

"I have had to replace all the brake pads way to frequently and found out that the calipers kept sticking and they had to be replaced, too"

Richard Z., KY (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Have had to replace the brake systems 3 times! Including calipers and rotors. Have had persistent vibrations and squeaking"

Anonymous, KY (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"For a few months I noticed I had to push extra hard to stop the car."

Anonymous, WI (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Taking into consideration the fact that I only have less than 37000 miles on this vehicle, I think that having to replace the brakes 5 times is excessive. Rotors were replaced twice."

Anonymous, NY (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Had to have them "turned" to eliminate problem"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace the front"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

"The rotors developed rust on them in conjunction with rusted calipers, which apparently led to premature brake pad wear. I had a total brake job 4 and a third years before this (about 30,000 miles in between). To me brakes should last longer than this. I was told I should drive the vehicle more frequently and for longer periods of time at each driving to avoid the rust issues. (I live in south-central Wisconsin where salt is regularly used on the roads.). I do wash my car regularly, including underbody flushing, but the repair people told me this was not sufficient."

Anonymous, WI (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"squeaking from rear brakes has become annoying and worrysome"

Robert S., AB (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

"Rear end seals"

Janet K., CO (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes would loudly squeak when applied while in reverse. Discovered that it was not related to brakes needing to be replaced. Rather, that inferior quality brakes were installed at the last replacement."

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"I had 2 brake jobs in about 2 years. One was aftermarket one was factory original. Both squeaked within a year of low mileage use when backing up with a cold engine. They still stopped well but the squeaking was annoying."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Rear hatch no longer worked due to electrical/safety/keyless entry system failure. Required expensive replacement ($870) of Intelligent Key Module. This is an excessive repair cost just to open your rear hatch."

Anonymous, WI (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"HID light went out right side. Bulb failure"

Neil K., WA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"The driver's side seat won't move front to back. The track apparently is broken"

Chelcie W., OH (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

"Unable to move driver's seat. Dealer says motor works but sprocket wheel is broken so seat doesn't move. Only repair possible is brand new seat for over $2000"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Driver's seat cannot use the power adjustment. Something under the seat is broken and cannot fix/replace just that part. It will cost over $2000 to replace the entire seat."

Anonymous, MO (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"FOB/Ignition stopped responding to each other, as well as an inability to unlock the doors with the FOB. NOT a battery problem."

Michael L., CO (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

"Key fobs would not work."

Anonymous, PA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"The keyless entry has a strange feature that opens all the windows if you press two different buttons at the same time. I have unknowingly activated the feature while in my house, causing the windows to open during rainstorms. This has happened several times, and my car's interior is ruined."

Mary K., KY (2007 Nissan Murano 3.5-L V6)

"Doors stopped responding to key fob lock/unlock bottons. Had to replace sensor units in doors at $400 per door"

Mike L., GA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Door locks would not function. Had to replace mechanisms in both front doors"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"Bad sensor monitor tire pressure light stays on no matter what. Repaired more than once and still unresolved"

Melinda A., CA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Tire pressure monitor failed, would require all wheel sensors to be replaced. Elected to monitor pressure manually."

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"Warning light problem is directly tied to the bad sensor problem. It flickers while the car warms up then stays on permanently even though tire pressure (when checked) is as it should be"

Melinda A., CA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"Front window washer reservoir no longer holds any washer fluid due to cracks developing in reservoir tank. Nissan dealer wants $400 to replace it which entails taking wheel off and inner fender liner to get to washer unit. Other Murano owners repor"

Mike L., GA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Wiper transmission failed and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"After fix to air conditioner began leaking around front window. Took several attempts for Nissan dealer to locate problem."

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"radiator developed a leak around 100000 miles. had to change radiator"

Bob W., LA (2007 Nissan Murano 3.5-L V6)

"Seat belt connection to side wall, back luggage connector cover, dashboard, rattles"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Murano 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Chasing and sealing leak after leak and water is still getting in"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Floor carpets get wet. apparently leak is probably in the firewall diffacult to locate and not covered by Nissan."

Jim L., FL (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"some noise from the window at highway speed"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"It is a rattletrap. Something loud in the tailgate and minor squeaks in the dash"

David G., CA (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"not a quiet, comfortable ride. had several rattles that i had to fix when we purchased the car"

Bob W., LA (2007 Nissan Murano 3.5-L V6)

"Several loose internal parts that lead to rattles"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

"rear lift door rattles"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Murano 3.5-L V6)

"Windows rattle in cold weather"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"rear hatch rattling"

Rob M., BC (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"When parked on even the slightest incline- with the nose facing up hill- NO driver's side or passenger side door will stay open. Something is very wrong with the door hinge. It's dangerous and the door will close on you and hurt. The local mechanic said it was too costly to fix."

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

"The driver's seat has been replaced twice. Now they tell me they can no longer get parts so it's like sitting on a lawn chair held together with bungee cords. They've glued it, taped it, strapped it to hold it in place. They said they can't do anything else . Just drive it until it completely breaks. Nice, right?"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Plastic gears in seat adjustment wore down so the seat wouldn't move up or back. Driver seat door side mount failed causing seat to be askew."

Anonymous, MA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Driver seat bracket broke allowing movement of seat. Common problem. Fixed with an aftermarket part"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Seat assembly bracket broke causing a need to replace the entire base of the seat. It was costly and unexpected on an eight year old vehicle"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"Driver seat controls went out"

Stanley T., TX (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"The seat movement gear is PLASTIC, and the frame breaks. Both are a know components that have a history of breaking. It is not fun when the seat breaks when driving and you are dumped against the door/window. Nissan has been ignoring these issue"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"One motor on front driver seat stopped working. Cost is to much to fix"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

"Power seat motor stuck on one side causing seat to move unevenly. Eventually broke seat."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)
Seat controls - power

"The Body Control Module (BCM) got corroded and many of the BCM functions failed such as: * Internal Lock controls stopped working * Front Window controls stopped working * Driver's seat control stopped working * Power Sunroof stopped working (closed) and caused leaking into the headliner Car not sealed properly, had a mouse problem."

Anonymous, (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)
Sunroof

"Water leak and clogged drainage lines caused water to pool inside the vehicle"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Windows

"Window wold go up and down"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"Front axle boot torn. Passenger side axle needed to be replaced"

Fred K., CA (2007 Nissan Murano 3.5-L V6)
CV joint

"When i took the car in for the 60K service there was a problem with this joint. In total last year I spent over $4k to fix and repair a bunch of problems"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Boot on CV joint failed and was slinging grease out. Has Nissan dealership replace entire axle (they said it was cheaper to replace than repair. But the after market axle they used (NAPA) caused the transaxle to leak fluid as the axle seal. They then"

Richard C., GA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Protective boot tear allowed road grit to contaminate the joint. Required replacement"

Anonymous, MO (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Differential

"Oil seal problem ... took dealer 3 attempts to fix it"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace differential at 65000"

Stanley T., TX (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"The vehicle was jerking and the differrential had to be replaced."

Anonymous, NC (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"when accelerating vibration is excessive. Bolts holding engine to motor mount pan come loose. Had fixed. Came loose again."

Tom S., AR (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"ac electroic board failure"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Nissan Murano 3.5-L V6)
Stability control (ESC)

"There is a problem with multiple warning lights coming on, the ESC, VDC and ABS come on and you lose all power, everything. Apparently the problem is between the tire pressure monitor and the transmission. KBB says the car is worth about 4000, and were not sure the fix is worth it"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)
Transfer case

"I have an explicit warranty from Nissan on drivetrain - but they are not honoring tis warranty - transfer case and transmission are all cracked - car not driveable"

S W., IL (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Seals leaked and part failed"

James W., NE (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Difficult to fill up gas tank

"Angle of tank"

Anonymous, BC (2007 Nissan Murano 3.5-L V6)
Engine computer

"Some stalling of vehicle and appearance of Service Engine Soon light caused me to bring in car to evaluate problem. Turned out to be a bad camshaft position sensor. Also, engine oil leaking into both camshaft position sensors. As a result, both sensors were replaced. Total repair cost nearly $600. Very painful."

Anonymous, WI (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"Engine "missing" and jerking when going uphill or upon accelerating"

Anonymous, HI (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)
Engine mounts

"Two of the engine mounts failed. Had to have them replaced"

Ron S., GA (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"I have to add oil between changes, as the 3.5l engine burns quite a bit."

Anonymous, CO (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"Oil filter adapter leaks. Leak started at 100000 miles. Seal has been replaced 3 times. It lasts approximately 1000 miles then leaks again"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

"Unknown why, but losing oil"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Oil was leaking from the gasket behind the oil filter. It was out of commission for two days I don't know where to put this issue... There is a support piece in the base of the drivers seat that we have had to replace twice"

Anonymous, IA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"It wasn't necessairily an oil leak. It's an oil consumption issue. I have to constantly fill a bottle every 500-1000 miles. I've personally checked for a leak and confirmed with 2 different dealerships that the car is just using way more oil than normal. They say the only fix is very $$$ because they have to fully open up and work the engine."

Anonymous, (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"The oil leak has been ongoing for quite some time. Most likely it's related to gaskets but everything is expensive on the Nissan when it comes to repairs."

Anonymous, (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission failed after about 110K miles. Was just in warranty extension from Nissan and replaced under it."

Anonymous, CO (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"originally took car to one dealership who said they couldn't find the problem had car for a week and they did nothing. took it to another dealership they had it for 3 days and replaced the transmission at no cost. go figure!"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Both belts failed and replaced"

Paul M., MN (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission was acting and sounding strange. Took it to an independent shop they replaced the engine mounts, that did not solve the problem. took it a Nissan dealer, they confirmed the transmission needed replacement, that as done under warranty"

William W., GA (2007 Nissan Murano 3.5-L V6)

"CVT failed at 102500. Nisan replaced transmission under Nissan provided warranty that had been extended to 120000"

William P., TN (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

"I just stopped drving this car and will purchase a new Volvo CX60. Always had car dealer serviced. Just had oil change at dealer. My son put car on life to check freon and discovered they had not changed the oil filter and four engine clips were missing. Alternator went out day after oil change A/C went out next day, transmission the day after that. This after the dealer did "ssystems check" and only found brakes soon to need repairing"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Nissan extended original warranty to cover transmission repair/replacement. We only learned of this after receiving a letter from an attorney. Nissan dealer in San Rafael refused to cover repairs and did not even open the transmission. Learned the dealership has problems and is up for sale. Took the vehicle to Infiniti dealer in San Francisco; they were readily responsive and replaced the transmission"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"Within the first two years of the purchase, the Nissan dealer determined in a checkup that the transmission should be rebuilt. They did it under factory warranty. It has worked well since."

Anonymous, (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

"I am not sure how to explain the problem."

Anonymous, UT (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"The exhaust hangs a little low thats what caused the problem"

Anonymous, (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Tail pipe rusted out with age."

Anonymous, NC (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Exhaust manifold

"1 exhaust manifold leaked and created loud operating noises and odor. Fairly substantial cost"

Anonymous, HI (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Muffler

"right muffler failed at 50,000 miles. Was told the right side failed earlier than left of dual exhaust due to design"

Candice S., NY (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

"rotted out right where it meets the tailpipe"

James W., NE (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Pipes

"Tailpipe rotted out right where it meets the muffler"

James W., NE (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Compressor body cracked, causing a/c system to fail. Car taken to shop. Successful repair."

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"Belt failed and melted a part. Fixed problem for $750.00"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"Temperature regulation is hard to figure out. The AC light comes on automatically, even when it's too cool to use AC. The heater doesn't seem to work except at high settings. The fan speed doesn't seem to be related to the need for temp control"

Anonymous, SK (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Condenser

"Developed a hole somehow and the refrigerant leaked out. The condenser had to be replaced. With labor and parts this cost about $500"

Terry M., UT (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"The radiator cracked at 80,000 miles and had to be replaced. It was a costly repair"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"There is a leak that I cannot locate. I filled it with stop leak but the leak is still there."

Anonymous, (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Slipping transmission

"I could feel slipping on acceleration. However Nissan replaced it under warranty."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)
Transmission computer

"Problem caused the engine to stop then lurch forward upon excellerating"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"the problem was more in the differential. It was leaking so i had new seals and at the same time serviced the transmission which need a special lubricant. The car works well , no more leaks"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"at approximately 220000km there was a leak from the transfer case (part of the transmission). This leak required installation of a new gasket on the transfer case"

Tarik A., QC (2007 Nissan Murano)

"Transmission was loosing fluid. the repair involved replacing a crossover tube that was worn through at a point where it passed through a support attached to the firewall. There was a lot of information on line about this common problem, but Nissan would not issue a recall, consumer had to bear the expense to repair."

Jim L., FL (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Car would not shift out of Park. Had to remove multiple trim panels and Centre Console to gain access. Tested multiple circuits. Replaced Shift Interlock Control Module and bracket. Total cost Cdn$791.00"

John W., ON (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"dealer broke door handle trim when replacing window control"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The paint on this 2007 started fading after about year two. Then the side trim, which is black first faded then rusted. We had the trim painted twice, to no avail. It continues to rust. What's the point? Worst paint on a car body ever. And I see other Murano's with the same problem."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Clear coat is peeling off of paint. To be fair, the car is outside in the highly intense Florida heat and sun"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"Last five years paint was peeling. Finally had the car repainted.$ 1600.00"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"The most serious problem with rust occurred on the black trim around the windows. It rusted down completely. I will have to have it refinished in order to avoid further damage. I consider it a defect."

Anonymous, NY (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"The engine had a bad valve it burned oil that we didn't know about and the engine now needs to be replaced. It threw off the timing belt also when this happened."

Anonymous, CO (2007 Nissan Murano SE 3.5-L V6)

"Engine began running poorly and smoking on freeway. Mechanic found a lot of metal shavings in oil pan...said the engine was basically destroyed Like the car so much I had the engine replaced"

Anonymous, OR (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Head gasket

"Engine was missing, leaking gasket ruined two coils"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel gauge/sender

"Fuel gauge only works for about 10 miles then reads empty. Check engine light on continously because of fuel sending unit failure. Failure happened at approximately 150,000 miles. Estimate to repair $1000"

Patrick W., IA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"difficult to fill the tank because the pump automatically shuts off before the tank is full. Could also be the tank vent valve"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Overheating

"Car overheated dramatically. Cooling system had to be overhauled."

Anonymous, KS (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Radiator

"replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Nissan Murano Unsure 3.5-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"camera failed and oem replacement is $1000.00. Did not fix. will try to find aftermarket one that works"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

"Radio control on Steering Wheel stopped functioning. Cost to repair is outrageous"

Anonymous, BC (2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Spark plugs or wires failure

"replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Nissan Murano Unsure 3.5-L V6)
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