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.

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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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 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.

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 (265 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2010 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)

"warning light came on, had it looked at by dealer and a shop, ended up costing almost $3000 to replace control unit"

Anonymous, (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Calipers

"It was time for a new brake job. Nothing out of the ordinary."

Anonymous, ON (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Master cylinder

"Was unsafe to drive."

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"PADS WERE WORN"

Donald S., MA (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced worn brakes for first time"

Clyde C., NY (2010 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"Rear brakes need pad replacement but not front"

Anonymous, WA (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"Needed brake job, die to wear"

Michael C., ME (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"just replaced pads"

John S., OH (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace rotors and pads on all four wheels due to wear; rotors could not be turned die excessive warp"

Richard F., VA (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"Front & Rear brakes wore pretty evenly so at about 70,000 to 70,500 I had new rotors and pads installed. This also meant the anti lock mechanism and computer needed to be re-calibrated for the new items. I have had no others issues to date with the"

William-Kathy B., WI (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"New turn rotors and brake linings. Also replaced ret shocks at the same time because mechanic said they were leaking"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace the brake linings at 63,000 miles."

Michael M., NC (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Brake pads were worn out and had to be replaced in both front and rear in last 12 months"

Anonymous, WI (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"pads and rotors had to be replaced after 57000 miles"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"chatter at high speeds"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Nissan Murano 3.5-L V6)

"As discussed under rotors, brake rotors rust and retain stones and grit causing rapid pad wear"

Peter W., ON (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"Left front wheel bearing went bad and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"LITTLE BRAKE LEFT-HAD PADS REPLACED AND ROTORS TURNED"

Donald S., MA (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Same as other problem, it was time for new breaks"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"brakes seem to wear too quickly for the tye of driving I do"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"rotors rust unless used every day, causing premature brake pad wear (approx every 34000 km).All repairs carried out by dealer"

Peter W., ON (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"Squeaks in moving parts, parts that reset when the car is started. The dash has had squeaks for several years the dealer cannot stop them"

Anonymous, OR (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"Had the dealer who sold me the car look at the breaks, but they were unable to stop the squeaking. It's worse when they're wet."

Anonymous, PA (2010 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

CV joint

"Bad bearing in RF hub, Replaced with new hub assembly."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Murano 3.5-L V6)

"worn out on 1 side"

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"Right cv had leak, but replaced both right and left"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Differential

"started leaking"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"bad alternator, killed a newish battery"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"we are still having problems with the system after a 6th work on problems and have spent more than 2000 in parts AN WORK"

Wayne T., HI (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Transfer case

"Transfer case was leaking and needed to be replaced at less than 100,000 miles. Cost of parts and labor was ~$3500"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"I did not experience a problem driving the vehicle. I was told there was a leak in the seal of the transfer case and it needed to be replaced. But when I brought it in to the dealership to replace the seal, I was told the transfer case had to be replaced"

Anonymous, SK (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"Total failure. replacement under extended warrantee. Approx cost $4500 cdn"

Anonymous, BC (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"replaced seals 3 times since 44000 miles, this time was a new transfer case"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"The transfer case was leaking. It was out of warranty and the dealership still replaced it for free"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking"

Anonymous, WA (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"The transfer case would not engage 4wd when we bought it. They replaced it and it has been fine"

Kurt N., PA (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer discovered a leak during routine maintenance"

Anonymous, KY (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"The transfer started leaking."

Thomas B., CO (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"told transfer case was leaking at 60k. repaired by dealer at manufactures rate and split the cost via nissan assistance. 12 month warranty. told leaking again 1 month after repair warranty expired. dealer wanted me to pay again or go back to manufacturer for assistance. manufacturer wanted me to pay half the repair cost."

Anonymous, IL (2010 Nissan Murano LE 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

"coolant system has minor leaks at intake gasket"

Anonymous, NV (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"Began to drip coolant. Few hours later, most all coolant had leaked out. Required a Radiator replacement."

Laura H., CA (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"A one time major radiator leak requiring the radiator to be replaced."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Sunroof went crazy and had to be reset. Who knew?!?!?"

Brandon V., TN (2010 Nissan Murano 3.5-L V6)

"Seals on 3 doors are misshaped and the stripping on one door keeps coming loose. This causes wind noise"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"transfer case leak explained earlier"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"suspension clunks over rough roads"

Stephan H., MA (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Dealership "can't replicate problem" although I clearly hear it. Tried several times, failed. Similar problem fixed 2 years ago"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaks in the braking system - pads are fine. Rattles in the dash. Squeaks in the steering column. Squeak in the driver seat"

Anonymous, OR (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"They cannot find the noises so they persist"

Carl O., WV (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"Rattles in lower part of windshield have been there since it was new."

Steven L., NE (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"rattle in one of the back door areas, not sure exactly where it is coming from"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Rattle around 2 windows, could be from seals or weather stripping. Not sure when it started, has been a long time . Problem ongoing"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"at touring speeds, wind noise is excessive"

Stephan H., MA (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Wind noise from the front passenger side window area and rear passenger windows, some wind noise from around windshield"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Nissan Murano SL 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

"Had to replace lt.front ball joint. Had multiple issues with drivers,and front passengers seat stability"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"Power steering fluid leaked all over the engine which made steering difficult"

Bethany F., KY (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Leaks is still a guess. There is a whining noise that can sometimes be changed with steering wheel position"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"DEALER NPTICED DURING INSPECTION. NO PROBLEMS FOR ME"

Anonymous, ID (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Replaced pump cv joints"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Grinding or straining feel during left turns in colder weather. This problem is known to Nissan, but they have not offered to do anything about it"

Anonymous, OK (2010 Nissan Murano 3.5-L V6)

"During colder weather, the power steering pump makes a grinding noise during left turns. This is a known defect and is not unique to my Murano."

Anonymous, OK (2010 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering pump and hoses were weak because when it got very cold and I started the car they burst"

Anonymous, (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"The problem isn't actually vibration in the steering wheel. The problem is primarily that the steering wheel has a motorized height adjustment, set for each of the two primary drivers. Each time the car is driven by either driver, the automatic adjustment lowers it's setting about 1/8"-3/8". Overtime, it is lowering itself into your lap. When my wife hasn't driven the Murano ("my" car) for a while the adjustment gears pop threateningly unless both driver's settings are reset to the highest memorized setting, so each driver must then make the appropriate adjustment to get it at the proper height for that driver. The service pro who checks me in for service has said that the steering column would have to be disassembled to investigate the problem, much less correct it."

Anonymous, LA (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"Control arms needed to be replaced"

Shirley S., FL (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Right front side needed replacing"

Anonymous, CO (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"Right front wheel bearing needed replacement"

Gregory C., MA (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"Left front wheel bearing speed sensor stuck in hub. Bearing and speed sensor replaced."

Anonymous, MN (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Left Front wheel bearing became noisy and require da new one."

Anonymous, NC (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"low mileage vehicle so disappointed in issues with wheel bearings Bearings had to be replaced which seemed like a wear issue and not simply an age issue"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Nissan Murano 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

"Back up camera just stopped working...also drivers seat controls don't work, can't move forward or back...glove compartment door won't stay closed, have it duct taped"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
CD player

"A CD became jammed in the player and they could not remove the CD I had to replace the whole CD and Radio component"

Anonymous, WV (2010 Nissan Murano 3.5-L V6)

"same issues as listed previously where the knobs have worn out."

Lee M., AR (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"Because of display screen being inoperable I did not have access to heat/ac controls, radio, navigation or backup camera. Needed to have the complete head unit replaced"

Dale E., WI (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"This was explained in my previous comments about an electrical system or computer chip problem"

Anonymous, VA (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Hardware replacement

"Heat/cooling controls and radio didn't work and had to replace the board - $3000"

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"needs updates....can't find a lot of local streets or even streets in the same state"

Robert T., NJ (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Does not allow two phones to be synced"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"doesn't like to pair automatically with iphones. Other types do fine"

Kevin B., NV (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"When initiating or changing stations the am/fm signal drops off after 15 secs or so (I lose the station) The XM and cd sections are just fine"

Edward P., FL (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"the volume control knob got strange, then quit working. $1200.00 repair ouch!"

Kevin B., NV (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"all of the control knobs do not work correctly they skip channels, volume levels making it hard to tune in or set levels of entertainment center"

Lee M., AR (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"Volume button is no longer reliable. Must use the steering wheel control for control."

Steven L., NE (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Routine software updates

"just need updates for GPS system"

Robert T., NJ (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

"One day car would not start until 10th time, dash screen and rear camera were blank, rear hatch would not open, power steering would not work. This was a computer chip or electrical problem or some such thing that cost about $1,000 to fix! We had an extended warranty that paid most of this cost"

Anonymous, VA (2010 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

Body control module

"Intermittent gremlins effecting climate control and audio volume/channel. as controls turned, effect may increase or decrease opposite of what is intended. i.e. temp or volume goes up when you turn down and vice versa"

David M., TX (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"While driving at night headlights kept going from high beam to low beam continually for 7 miles before I reached home."

Anonymous, CT (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"Headlights are so dim it is difficult to tell if they are on."

Thomas S., NJ (2010 Nissan Murano 3.5-L V6)

"one headlight burned out. It was ridiculously expensive to have fixed. Then within a month both headlights burned out (including the new one). Cant drive with no lights. Both headlights leaked and water was shorting out the bulb and other electronic parts. I was looking at over $1000 to replace the HID lighting assemblies."

Eric G., CT (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"the back hatch would not open with keyless entry or manually, the switches had to be replaced at the cost of approximately 500.00"

Ron D., KY (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Sometimes it works, sometimes not"

Anonymous, OK (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Works sometimes"

Anonymous, UT (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"Key fob and keyless module replace twice. Module fails to recognize presence of key"

David M., TX (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Rear hatch keyless entry quit. Had to climb over back seat, remove panel on hatch to get at mechanical latch. No provision for a key on the exterior of the hatch. New part was $900 out of warranty"

Richard D., MS (2010 Nissan Murano)
Tire pressure monitor

"Stays on low pressure"

Anonymous, UT (2010 Nissan Murano LE 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

"Air went out and compressor had to be replaced"

Anonymous, ID (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"A/C stopped working on a trip. Diagnosis revealed compressor as the main problem. Other components replaced in conjunction with new compressor"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"the air conditioner totally failed. I had purchased a warranty package that covered the entire car for 70,000; but I discovered that the warranty package was NOT supported by the manufacturer--instead it was from the dealer. The dealer wanted to replace it with a USED/RECONDITIONED air conditioner--that was totally unsatisfactory to me since I live in Texas and it is HOT 10 months of the year. I was forced to purchased a new one on my own with a $350 discount for my warranty plan"

Jeannie W., TX (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"AC stopped working"

Vincent M., NC (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"The A/C compressor failed and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, OK (2010 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"clutch failed replaced compressor"

Sandra H., FL (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"IT SEEMS That ALL PROBLEMS COME FROM the ELEECTRIC FAILurs WHICH LEADS TO DIFERANT equipment break down."

Wayne T., HI (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Compressor just stopped working requiring a new compressor/system/kit. Unhappy about such a large expenditure expense but the car is nine years old - despite the low mileage some things do wear out. Still been a decent car maintenance wise up to current time - though contemplating purchasing new car given couple items requiring costly repairs"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Nissan Murano 3.5-L V6)

"Failed. Had to replace"

Anonymous, (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"The repair was over $3500 & I understand it is a common problem"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Grinding while accelerating from stop, transmission needed to be replaced after 93000 miles"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"vehicle stopped moving transmission needed to be replaced"

Daniel J., NY (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"The auto quit on the Chesapeake Bridge Tunnel and the tow truck took the car to Virginia Beach. It was towed to the dealer the next day. The Nissan dealer had to order a new transmission"

Anonymous, VA (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"complete transmission failure"

Anonymous, KY (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"I had to replace the transmission. It went bad."

Rodney B., VA (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"Complete replacement"

Anonymous, WI (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Driving from Florida to Pittsburgh last year the transmission began slipping on long hills. We were able to get to Pittsburgh by driving slow and stopping many times The transmission apparently became over heated during the trip. Nisson replaced the transmission with a rebuilt transmission at minimal charge because we had purchased additional insurance when we bought the car ."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"The CVT was covered under an extended manufacture warranty of 10 years or 120,000 miles."

Anonymous, (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"The housing around the converter eroded"

Paul K., NY (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"3rd converter in life of car"

Anonymous, KY (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"replaced catalytic converter after 135000"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

"There was a break in the exhaust system mid to mid front section"

Anonymous, NH (2010 Nissan Murano Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"had to be replaced"

Lois S., PA (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Muffler

"Muffler broke away from tail pipe, however, they had to replace the entire exhaust system (catalytic converter, pipes, muffler) to fix. Parts and labor were ~$1000"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Pipes

"Pipe between engine and catalytic converter rusted through"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Nissan Murano 3.5-L V6)

"rust"

Richard B., DE (2010 Nissan Murano LE 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)

"The check engine light came one. I replaced the fuel cap and the light went off for a while, then came back on. I took the car to a neighbourhood shop and they fixed it. I believe the problem was a seal."

Kevin B., ON (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"Catalytic converters had to be replaced plus o2 sensors."

Ginger B., TX (2010 Nissan Murano 3.5-L V6)
Fuel cap

"I keep getting a "service Engine soon" light and my mechanic tells me its the gas cap. I replaced it and it was alright for a while, then returned. I feel there is is another issue with the fuel sensor system"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

"It happens sporadically, but suddenly, the gas gauge will drop to zero and and low fuel light comes on, but I know I still have half a tank of fuel. It usually resets itself when we restart the car and only happens a couple of times a year."

Kevin B., ON (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"Oxygen sensor manfunctioned."

William P., CA (2010 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Failure of the Bank 1 O2 sensor 1/upstream sensor"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"replaced sensor which stopped engine light from coming on"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"It probably started in early 2019 triggering the check engine light. The check engine light code would be erased after making sure it was not an loose fuel tank cap but it would return. The problem was resolved after the oxygen sensor on Bank 1 (upstream) was replaced."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Nissan Murano LE 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

Coolers and lines

"Highway car shuddered and bucked. Towed to dealer. Fixed lines as lost as water"

Anonymous, (2010 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"transmission to engine gasket has slow leak. irritating but not critical, unless you ask a Nissan dealer garage and then it is $5,000 repair. I have not repaired it, just add fluid occasionally, and it runs fine"

Anonymous, NV (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"Transfer case leaking gasket twice in 12 months"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

""transfercase and inner boot that is seeping", initial cost estimate $2250, after arguing $1815 Shouldn't happen at all, why can't factory seals last more than 5 years?"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"front axle and differential seals leaking...$600 replacement of seals by second dealership solved the problem, but first dealership wanted to replace the entire differential for $4,000!"

Gianni Z., MD (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"no known issues to me at the time, but when car was in for head gasket the dealer also said this model had a known gasket issue in transfer case, they also fixed under warranty, but also not done as a recall"

Anonymous, ND (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Transfer case oil leak"

Anonymous, IN (2010 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

Head gasket

"Both head gaskets had small leaks which were discovered while replacing the transfer case. Was covered by extended warrantee"

Anonymous, BC (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced at 46k was leaking"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"Blown head gasket just out of warranty. Dealer said it is a problem with the design/material of head gasket - design was changed shortly after I bought my car. Nissan will not admit faultly design and will not compensate. I told them I would complain"

Jennifer H., CA (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"It was a warranty repair and took a couple days. I may not be correct about it being a gasket problem"

Anonymous, WA (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"Happened within two years of having the car and 2000 miles over for coverage. No help from Nissan on what they told me was a $6000 fix. Did not have the fix done with them for $3000 less and am not about to buy another Murano"

Anonymous, CT (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"bought to dealer to check minor coolant leak, they knew instantly it was head gasket, because most murano's in this vintage had the same problem, fixed under warranty, but not done as a recall, would have been $3000 repair if over 60k miles on car"

Anonymous, ND (2010 Nissan Murano SL 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

"Wheel well body molding came loose."

William P., CA (2010 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"several interior fittings came loose with regular use of vehicle since 2010"

Anonymous, AB (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Deteriorating spots on the hood/roof/ which began 3 yrs ago. No such problem with last Nissan I had for 12 yrs & used under same conditions & places. Had 4 consultations with dealer, including Regional Sales Mgr. Not their problem, they said"

Anonymous, GA (2010 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"The clear coat began deteriorating in the first year, as well as the finish on the console and dash. After 4 appointments with Nissan to discuss, they said they bore no responsibility. In the past year, the clear coat on back is severely deteriorating."

Eunice D., GA (2010 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"i had a clear coat application applied by the dealer at the time of purchase. after 9 years now, the paint show signs of chipping, rusting through and none of it is covered by a warranty. I'll have to get those areas repainted; hood bumper fenders doors and rear tail gate"

Bill F., MA (2010 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

"Had to replace alternator last month"

Anonymous, WV (2010 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"The car doors always have to be locked or the battery dies"

Rhonda S., KS (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)
Electronic ignition

"Keyless ignition is wonky. Car thinks the key is present in the key port at all times, even when it is not. Constantly wants the key removed which is tough to do since the key is not in the key port."

Anonymous, PA (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"To replace the spark plugs require the intake manifold to be removed Replacing 6 spark plugs cost $440"

Anonymous, OH (2010 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

Oil leaks

"Dealership found valve cover gasket leak, while doing an oil change, and fixed it under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Oil pan seal had leak discovered during regular service call at dealer. Repair was made and covered by manufacturer's warranty"

Stephen N., NJ (2010 Nissan Murano LE 3.5-L V6)

"head gasket and solenoid - covered by warranty"

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"required new head gaskets"

Kevin F., CA (2010 Nissan Murano 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Overheating

"If the outside temperature is 80 or above, the car overheats when the AC is on"

Rhonda S., KS (2010 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

Locks and latches

"The driver door latch assembly failed and the door would not open Dealer charged $990 to replace the latch assembly"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
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