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The Nissan Murano is a comfortable SUV with high interior quality and refinement. While it has lost some of its sportiness, Murano gained a quieter, more comfortable ride. Its powertrain delivers lively acceleration and relatively good fuel economy. The rear seat and cargo area are roomy. Rear visibility remains a problem, a victim of styling. A blind-spot detection/lane-departure warning system is available.
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There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2009 Nissan Murano owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

“ABS corrupted by failure of master cylinder and brake booster”

Andrew F., CA (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Replaced abs control module”

Eileen K., VA (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“ABS actuator failed while driving resulting in loss of braking. Faulty valve, cost $2800 to repair”

Anita E., CA (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“I think the ABS is part of brake failing”

Anonymous, CT (2009 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)
Master cylinder

“Master Cylinder and Booster failed. Failure corrupted ABS system. Brakes failed without warning. A very dangerous problem. Greater than $4000 in repairs. Misdiagnosed by first of two dealerships”

Andrew F., CA (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Master Cylinder failed. Only a Nissan factory part, which is very expensive, will fit. Not after market replacement part was available”

Michael C., AL (2009 Nissan Murano Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“had master cylinder & antilock replaced at cost of $1500”

Alan J., PA (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“ABS and master cylinder went out during a hard stop”

Ronald M., TX (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Just failed. Braking only at very end of pedal range. Immediately better but failed again a few months later. MC replace at that time”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Since 2009 I had to replace the rear brakes twice and the front once”

Anonymous, MN (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“Detected some squealing about two years ago. Mechanic told us we needed new brake pads on front wheels”

J T., TX (2009 Nissan Murano 3.5-L V6)

“Replaced front and rear brake pads and refaced rotors”

Anonymous, OK (2009 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

“I am a conservative driver. Brakes should not wear out at 37000 miles. I am 72 years old and have never replaced brakes with less that 50000 miles and I have owned a lot of cars over my lifetime”

Anonymous, WI (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“When car is left for long periods of time in unheated garage, discs develop severe rust requiring premature replacement”

Anonymous, ON (2009 Nissan Murano Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Have never been happy with the brake system. Always wear quickly and stoops rough”

David S., OH (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Brakes have been replaced at least 4 times since I've owned the vehicle”

Anonymous, NL (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Had to replace entire brakes front and rear, all components. Total BS”

Shane H., MD (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

“SQUEAKING/GRINGING”

Anonymous, LA (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“After replacing the pads, the brakes squeek/squeel badly ... have taken it in twice and have been told everything is normal ... going to another place as we've never had this problem before and this is not the first pads replaced”

R R., TX (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Brakes started squeaking at low speeds. Took car in and got new brakes installed. Within 60 days, squeaking started agin only much louder and at low speeds only. Took can back in and adjustments were made and within 30 days, squeaking started agai”

Paul S., OR (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“Backing up, the brakes squeaked. Was told the pads and rotors need to be replaced and machined. Replaced both, squeaking stopped for a while, but it back again”

Anonymous, GA (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“Got warning light, went back to using Premium and it went away for a few months then came back. No alternative but to replace with Nissan part”

Anonymous, VT (2009 Nissan Murano Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Check engine light has come on a few times regarding the CC. Replaced the pre-cat, still have issues. Have heard conflicting opinions about Nissan's CC's, that they are finicky and prone to failure”

Anonymous, NH (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“Covered by Nissan extended warrant. Dealer service was superb. No problems since”

Anonymous, GA (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“two of three catalytic converters went bad; possibly affected emission system and engine performance. Cost $2400 to repair”

Dave B., VA (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“Failed and emitter noxious odors. Would not pass emissions test. Replace at owner's expense”

Richard N., CO (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“Both catalytic converters went out. Cost was over $3000. I a convinced the catalytic converters failed due to contamination when the head gasket failed a several years earlier”

Ronald M., TX (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Exhorbatent OEM parts cost”

Anonymous, GA (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“previously noted exhaust flex pipes coming off front of motor rotted out”

Philip M., NY (2009 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

“Coupling used to connect exhaust pipe to muffler rusted away. Mechanic said this is common on all Nissan and infiniti models”

Anonymous, IL (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“Mechanic noticed loose heat shields, welded and fixed”

Dan B., NH (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Pipes

“Pipes became disconnected to the muffler near the rear of the car. Fixed for one hundred dollars”

Michael S., NJ (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Flex pipes attached to the front of the motor rotted out, needed to be replaced”

Philip M., NY (2009 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

“Exhaust noise due to perforations in pipes (rust)”

Anonymous, ON (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“The flange that connects the exhaust to the muffler rusted out. the muffler and exhaust system are fine. Had the flange removed and the exhaust welded to the muffler. This is a known design flaw”

Jason M., KY (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“This is the second exhaust system installed in this car. I have had exhaust systems last ten years in this car I have replaced 2 in less than ten years”

Anonymous, RI (2009 Nissan Murano LE 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

“Tailgate could not be opened due to body control module failure”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

“The front Zenon lights had to be replaced. The mechanic complained that there were many parts that were in the way that had to be loosened and moved which increased the labor cost to $$400. and then the light bulbs had to purchased. The motor that ad”

Anonymous, IL (2009 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

“Keyless entry does not work for the drivers side door. Must use the key to manually open”

Paul T., NJ (2009 Nissan Murano Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Rear gate assembly would not lock”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

“Stopped working and dealer says all the sensors in all 4 wheels need to be replaced at > $200/ sensor. Says that they contain a battery that is not replaceable so the whole thing has to be replaced”

Michael C., FL (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Had to replace the monitor on one wheel. Lots of charges and lots of time”

Anonymous, MD (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“TPM sensor failure in two tires, cost to fix $500 (didn't fix)”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Light came on indicating low tire pressure, but after replacing tires, sensor light remained on”

Karen K., IL (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Monitor went bad and needs to be replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Repeated problems with tire pressure monitor, even after replacing monitor and tires”

Anonymous, OR (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Never turns off. Not sure if I need to reset, but believe it has been reset”

Anonymous, GA (2009 Nissan Murano Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“The TPMS has failed. It will cost me over $800 to fix by replacing all 4 tire sensors”

Michael C., FL (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Clock

“Not sure if Clock is the right choice but the Odometer keeps jumping and constantly running back and forth”

Norton B., NY (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Gauges

“Volume gage not working correctly. Volume control in steering wheel does work correctly though?!”

Mark D., CA (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

“The front wiper motor failed”

Norton B., NY (2009 Nissan Murano SL 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

“Tire pressure warning light came on several months ago but no obvious leaks or problems with the tires”

Francesca P., CA (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“The backup camera failed within two weeks of purchase. I replaced the backup control unit, and two weeks later, it failed also”

Anonymous, TN (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
CD player

“discs are jammed inside and won't eject. Had to resort to different tactics including banging the player to finally eject them. Costs too much money to replace unit”

Richard L., SC (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

“light in screen very dark”

Joe L., TX (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

“The screen stopped working. It was covered under warranty (thankfully)”

Anonymous, MD (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

“Poor connection with my phone”

Anonymous, NY (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“A previous phone would pair but the iPhone 6s will not”

R R., TX (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Radio

“Volume control knob malfunctioning. Can make a full turn of knob with no up or down volume response (happens intermittently.). Have to use volume control on steering wheel for consistent control response”

Anonymous, FL (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“volume control will not raise or lower volume with control nob. if you go very slow with the nob movement you can control the volume,' same with Bluetooth”

Joe L., TX (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“Volume control dial on radio does not work. Must use steering wheel controls”

Anonymous, NY (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Speakers

“Volume randomly went up and down, uncontrollable”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

“The motor that raises and lowers and telescopes the steering wheel stopped working”

Scott W., CA (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

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

Ball joints

“Both front lower control arms/ball joints had to be replaced after only 6 yrs”

Anonymous, GA (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Power steering is leaking making it difficult to turn the vehicle when its not actively moving”

Anonymous, MI (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Power steering fluid began leaking all of a sudden. Slowly at first, but now it is to the point that we are taking it in to be fixed”

- M., FL (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Rack and pinion seals are leaking , not much but it needs to be replaced”

Anonymous, IL (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Power steering pump need to be replaced. Worn out starting to fail”

Anonymous, ON (2009 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

“The whole steering rack (comes as one unit). Very unusual the dealer said. I decided to wait as it works fine and it's not leaking any oil (as they said it did), no oil on garage floor or missing in steering fluid tank. So it works fine, and keeping an eye on it. But dealer advised change. Cost $1800-$2200”

Paul V., AB (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“Worn out with no old fashioned grease fitting”

Anonymous, OH (2009 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

“Steering wheel adjustment system became inoperative. Replaced all the system components. Again very expensive”

Thomas K., FL (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

“Had to replace front left and right wheel bearings $1000”

Anonymous, MN (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“Two front wheel bearings needed to be replaced within a few months of each other at about 100k miles. I've never experienced that with any other vehicle”

Chad L., NJ (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Even though Nissan had experienced nationwide problems with their CVT transmissions, we had to fight with them to get them to replace it. The dealership initially said it was because the transmission fluid was low. When that did not cure the problem”

Pat C., OR (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“The transmission makes a jolt feeling frequently when starting to move. It feels as if you are driving over a bump in the road. The dealer replaced the transmission but the problem continues on a regular basis”

Anonymous, VA (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“This is actually about the transfer case, which is part of the transmission drivetrain. The transfer case on the Murano developed a leak, and had to be replaced. Nissan had previously issued an extension on the transmission drivetrain warranty out to”

Anonymous, IL (2009 Nissan Murano Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Car stopped responding to the gas pedal in the middle of traffic. Had the car towed to the dealer where the transmission was replaced under warranty”

Michael O., GA (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission was failing. Replaced under warranty without issue at 80,000 miles. It was also replaced in 2009 under warranty”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission failed. Nissan replaced under warranty”

Jack J., WI (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission had to be replaced twice, first was defective”

Fred M., NY (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“Have not rebuilt it yet. Dealer says it is about to fail and must be replaced (making noise and giving a check engine code)”

Anonymous, PA (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“The car could not backup a slight hill - it would slip incessantly. The transmission was replaced by Nissan at 118000 miles under warranty (120000 or 10 years)”

Richard N., CO (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“Transmission failed with no warning and needs to be replaced. I do not recommend their CVT Transmission”

Chad L., NJ (2009 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

Rough shifting

“When starting to move from a dead stop, there is frequently a jolt as if you have run over a bump in the road. If it was a "normal" transmission, I would think it was slipping. But they tell me this is the "new" transmission which works differently a”

Anonymous, VA (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Slipping transmission

“Takes a long time to put into gear on any small hill it makes a clunk sound when I stop and then take off. My seat shifts back and forth. ThoUSnds of people have posted on a complain board but they will not recall $1500 to replace seat”

Shane H., MD (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“Delayed shift time from park to drive to reverse. It takes a long time to 'go into gear' which can be dangerous. Also the transmission whines, louder when cold ut annoying at all times”

Andy B., IN (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Rebuilt transfer case”

Harvey K., NY (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“AWD Transfer case leaked. Nissan replaced it under warranty. Also power steering wheel tilt/telescope broke twice”

Richard N., CA (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“transfer case leaking”

Carl B., MA (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Leakage at transmission differential. Discovered by dealer and fixed at no cost as a Nissan goodwill gesture”

Anonymous, ON (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“Since December 2016 I have had to replace radiator, catalytic converter, alternator and radio system. There is a transmission leak and my mechanic says not to put any more money into this car. It's disintegrating before my eyes. Very disappointing. Had it 5 years just paid it off”

Gail S., VA (2009 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

“Transfer case seal leaking fluid, was repaired under warranty at 30k miles, leaking again. Not going to repair, selling the car for more reliable model”

Anita E., CA (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

“Engine control module replaced 3 times”

Ron B., TX (2009 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)
Engine mounts

“Engine mounts broken twice”

Ron B., TX (2009 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

“upper and lower engine mounts had to be changed because cracked”

Anonymous, NY (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“2 engine motor mounts had to be replaced after only 6 yrs”

Anonymous, GA (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Had to replace 3 engine mounts. Total cost was approximately $750”

Anonymous, TX (2009 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

“Engine mounts had to be replaced just before 100k miles”

Anonymous, OR (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

“Failed o-ring on the engine oil cooler caused oil leak. Front axial was leaking transmission fluid”

Michael C., FL (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“During routine maintenance the dealer identified a leak in the drive train and repaired it under warranty”

Anonymous, SC (2009 Nissan Murano LE 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

“The front driver side motor that raises the seat died and the dealer wanted $2400. to replace it”

Anonymous, IL (2009 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

“Rear passenger seat latch broke”

Anonymous, TN (2009 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

“Front passenger seat mechanical movements stopped working... both the seat and the back. Had to replace the control system”

Anonymous, MN (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Windows

“Had to replace drivers side window control button”

Richard D., CT (2009 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)
Doors or sliding doors

“Front passenger door arm rest came off... costly to fix”

Anonymous, MN (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Locks and latches

“The front door licks, both passenger and driver side would cease up, locking me in the car. Nissan did not believe this was a safety issue and had no desire to assist in rectifying the situation. It was a $1600 fix per door just to be able to get in and out of the car. It was 6 years old when this happened”

Shari W., MI (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Sunroof

“Have had car back multiple times to dealer. Interior sun shade never closed completely”

Anonymous, FL (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“Hatch will often not open. Dealer cannot fix problem and suggests that changing the engine and body computer modules might fix it but will still charge for these items even if the problem is not fixed”

Anonymous, TX (2009 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

“The clutch on belt drive failed”

R M., IA (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“failed”

Anonymous, FL (2009 Nissan Murano Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Air Conditioner began blowing hot. We had it checked and compressor had to be replaced”

Keith F., FL (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Compressor failed. Very expensive to have repaired”

Michael C., AL (2009 Nissan Murano Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“The AC compressor went out”

Michael H., TX (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“A/C died in the heat of summer and the compressor needed replaced”

Anonymous, MD (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Fan unit makes a buzzing/humming sound when temperature is changed. Is likely the diverter unit”

Dan B., NH (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

“Condenser "O" rings”

David P., VA (2009 Nissan Murano)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

“When temp hits 50 the windshield rattles on the left side”

Anonymous, IL (2009 Nissan Murano Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Squek in the dash”

Anonymous, NC (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Engine belt was replaced twice before being diagnosed as a defective pully and tension wheel”

Robert M., MA (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Squeaky noise in dashboard. Metal rattling in the exhaust system before car warms up”

Anonymous, PA (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“It's a bit noisy and there's a light whistling coming from somewhere, but I haven't been able to find a leak. I think it's the window seals overall”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Between 35 and 50 mph, the passenger door will rattle and it sounds like the wind is coming in through a seal. Have not been able to find out the cause”

- M., FL (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Air or water leaks

“Water intrusion from the roof”

Anonymous, FL (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“Plastic trim on side of windshield came loose and had to be replaced”

Richard C., WA (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

“Some interior molding became loose”

Anonymous, NY (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Glossy Black trim paint around around windows peeling off. Body paint on edge of all four doors all have spotted rust-looking markings underneath clear door edge protector”

Anonymous, FL (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“The trunk paint is peeling like it has a disease. I called Nissan but they said it's not covered for it's more than 5 years. The rest of the body is fine except that”

Anonymous, CA (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Paint(clear coat) around doors cracked and peeled”

Anonymous, FL (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“The rear subframe rusted completely through, it's an 8 year old car”

Shari W., MI (2009 Nissan Murano SL 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

Driveshaft or axle

“The wheel bearings and other components on the right side needed to be replaced”

David W., MD (2009 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

“The car was shaking and certain lights would not turn off”

Anonymous, MD (2009 Nissan Murano Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Differential

“The differential was leaking fluid and needed to be resealed”

David W., MD (2009 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)
Transfer case

“Leak”

Anonymous, MD (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Transfer case was leaking. Luckily I was still under warranty and dealer replaced at no charge”

Richard K., MO (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

“Transfer case failed two times. It was rebuilt just before I purchased the car and then failed on me at about 125,000 miles. Car reverted to two wheel drive”

Anonymous, PA (2009 Nissan Murano LE 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

Cylinder head

“Bad oil seals replaced timing chain,replaced rear timing cover, oil pressure was low”

Carol A., IN (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

“No oil present in engine and it seized”

Anonymous, WI (2009 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)
Head gasket

“Minor leak to outside”

Anonymous, CT (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Head gasket began to fail at about 120k miles/6 years. All normal maintenance done”

Anonymous, OR (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Was recently told that head gaskets were leaking oil. Had to replace the gaskets at around 52k miles before”

Anonymous, OR (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

“Head gaskets were leaking and had to be replaced, a major repair at a cost of well over $3,000. For a car with only 57000 miles this should not have happened”

John L., AZ (2009 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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“I get a check engine light every couple of months. The code says it is the catalytic converter. I need to take this in to the dealer”

Michael O., GA (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

“Fuel gauge was not showing the correct amount fuel. Had to replace the fuel float assembly to correct”

Paul T., NJ (2009 Nissan Murano Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“erratic readings - will all of a sudden show empty on the gauge”

Anonymous, KS (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Fuel pump

“two Nissan dealers had difficulty determining the problem because they rely on computer diagnostics which didn't determine the problem. Nearly had it stop running during a long trip away from home”

Anonymous, MI (2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“The tire pressure light remains on. Will require a $350 service job to correct...something about the fuel tank?”

Anonymous, MS (2009 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

Alternator

“Failed. Car stopped while driving. Towed to dealer to replace”

Norman S., MD (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Radiator

“Developed a major leak. Engine overheated. Needed tow. Replaced radiator with new. Very expensive”

Thomas K., FL (2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

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Recalls
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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
Dec 19 2018
If the valves do not properly close, additional brake pedal travel may be required to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Nissan of North America, Inc (Nissan) is recalling certain 2009 Murano vehicles. The valves within the ABS Hydraulic Control Units (HCU) may react with brake fluids containing specific corrosion preventative additives. This reaction may cause the valves to not close properly.
What should you do:
Nissan has notified owners, and dealers will flush the brake system with DOT 4 fluid. The HCU will then be tested to detect a possible stuck valve condition. If necessary, the HCU will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began February 7, 2019. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V916000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 86265
TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
Oct 05 2009
IF THE TPMS LAMP IS DISREGARDED AND THE VEHICLE CONTINUES TO BE DRIVEN IN THIS CONDITION, THE TIRE WILL QUICKLY LOSE AIR PRESSURE AT A CONSISTENT RATE RESULTING IN A FLAT TIRE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
NISSAN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2010 VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, IOWA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, MASSACHUSETTS, MAINE, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WASHINGTON D.C., WEST VIRGINIA AND WISCONSIN. THE MATERIAL IN THE NUT USED TO SECURE THE SENSOR-TRANSMITTER OF THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) MAY CORRODE AND POTENTIALLY CRACK IN AREAS WITH HEAVY CONCENTRATIONS OF ROAD SALT. IF THIS OCCURS, THE NUT MAY COME OUT OF THE SENSOR-TRANSMITTER AND THE TPMS LAMP WILL ILLUMINATE.
What should you do:
THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE TPMS NUT WITH A NEW, MORE ROBUST NUT. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 9, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261 AND INFINITI AT 1-800-662-6200.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V393000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 143223
AIR BAGS
Oct 07 2008
THIS COULD RESULT IN THE PASSENGER AIR BAG BEING SUPPRESSED WHICH COULD FAIL TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Summary:
NISSAN IS RECALLING 204,361 MY 2007-2008 ALTIMA, ALTIMA HYBRID, 350Z, 350Z ROADSTER, MY 2008 ALTIMA COUPE, ROGUE, MY 2009 MURANO, AND INFINITI MY 2007-2008 G35 SEDAN, MY 2008 G37 COUPE AND EX35 PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS' OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) CONTROL UNITS. A VARISTOR IN THE OCS CONTROL UNIT LOCATED IN THE PASSENGER SEAT CUSHION MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED OUT OF SPECIFICATION. UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, THIS COULD CAUSE AN INTERRUPTION OF SIGNAL BETWEEN THE OCS AND THE AIR BAG CONTROL UNIT (ACU).
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL TEST THE SIGNAL BETWEEN THE OCS AND ACU SYSTEMS USING A SPECIAL TOOL TO CHECK THAT IT IS FUNCTIONING AS DESIGNED. IF NECESSARY, THE SEAT CUSHION (CONTAINING OCS HARDWARE) WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW ONE MANUFACTURED TO SPECIFICATION. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 4, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261 OR INFINITI AT 1-800-662-6200.
For more information:
CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V521000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 204361
AIR BAGS
Feb 12 2008
THIS COULD RESULT IN THE PASSENGER AIR BAG NOT INFLATING IN A CRASH IN WHICH IT WAS DESIGNED TO DO SO, AND INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.
Summary:
NISSAN IS RECALLING 16,365 MY 2008 INFINITI EX35 AND MY 2009 NISSAN MURANO VEHICLES. DUE TO INCORRECT SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING, THE AIR BAG CONTROL UNIT (ACU) MAY CAUSE THE PASSENGER AIR BAG NOT TO OPERATE AS DESIGNED IF THE VEHICLE BATTERY BECOMES SIGNIFICANTLY DISCHARGED.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ACU IN AFFECTED VEHICLES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 19, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT INFINITI AT 1-800-662-6200 OR NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261.
For more information:
NISSAN RECALL NO. P8201.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V066000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16365
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