The striking, third-generation Nissan Murano serves up a decidedly premium interior feel. While the curvy, swoopy concept-car like styling impedes outward visibility, the Murano is otherwise easy to live with. Interior accommodations are generous, with easy access and mostly simple-to-use controls, including a well-designed touch-screen infotainment system. The plush cabin is impressively finished and quiet.
Alerts
There are 2 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 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 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 2018 Nissan Murano owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Collision avoidance constantly comes on and disables the cruise control. We need to take it to the dealer for warranty repair. Should be a recall but they have not issued one yet. Apparently this is a common issue."

Anonymous, IA (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"Radar sensor had to be replaced. 12 months later it is failing again."

Frank W., QC (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"Radar sensor kicks out. It says there is something blocking it and the cruise control stops working. After a few minutes it resets itself and starts working again."

Ron J., ON (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"Forward sensor occasionally malfunctions and shuts down adapt cruise."

Anonymous, MN (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"Cruise control turns off when front radar goes out (which seems too frequently and for no reason), and will not reset. Sometimes will not set even after car has been turned off overnight. When it does set, it tends to last only about 7 to 10 minutes before going off."

Lucy S., CA (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"The front radar stops working frequently -it announces obstruction when there does not appear to be any (and orange icon stays on for some time afterward (3 - 8 minutes?). This causes the cruise control to turn off and it will not reset, even after the radar icon goes off."

Lucy S., CA (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"the front radar sensor was faulty from the day we picked it up, it took them 3 months to get the parts in to fix it as it was a known problem"

Richard H., AB (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"cruise control would cut out on hiway, come back on but wouldn't stay on, had to drive 1200 miles using foot on gas pedal."

Norm W., NE (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"The front sensor that operated the radar had to be replaced as it was defective. It caused the cruise control to cut out when being used on the highway. It would come up on the dash and state the front radar wasn't available and the cruise control would cut out and I couldn't get it to come back on. The sensor was replaced but I think the same problem is happening again."

Moira T., AB (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"dealer replaced sensor"

Esther H., SC (2018 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"Immediately after purchase (used, 12k miles), I began receiving a Front Radar Unavailable warning messages. Dealer replaced sensor under warranty."

Craig O., IL (2018 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"The car occasionally gave warning that the front collision warning system was not working. I contacted the dealership and was told the part was on back order. It was finally replaced two months later than the original dealer visit."

William G., IL (2018 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Radar unavailable due to malfunction in radar box installed in front grill. Problem was resolved with second replacement. So far no problems in the last three weeks. time will tell."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"within 30 days of purchase the cruise control stopped functioning. it is a known problem by Nissan but we had to call the national consumer line to get it repaired. It has failed twice more and they have replaced the unit twice."

Jon N., AZ (2018 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"The front proximity sensor failed basically immediately after new purchase (would shut down multiple times while driving eliminating the ability to do adaptive cruise). Because it was a pervasive problem due to a supplier (Bosch), the part was not available for many months while they produced a fixed batch. Once replaced under warranty, it has been completely fine."

Richard O., CA (2018 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"The radar sensor in front of car had to be replaced in The first 2000 miles."

Quentin W., TN (2018 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"The system would shut down with a written warning indicating that there was an front obstruction in the radar warning system. It would also kick off cruise control."

Gary R., VA (2018 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"The sensor shuts off after 1 minute of driving."

Dennis R., OR (2018 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"inconsistent operation of the system"

Keith H., TX (2018 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"Front radar sensor was faulty and would trigger the alarm up to 9 times in a 30 minute period."

Anonymous, NY (2018 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

Apple CarPlay

"CarPlay functions intermittently. Took to dealer but was unable to resolve. Tries updating the Navigation software version but it still is intermittent. USB port sometimes doesn't charge the iPhone."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"Car play would never connect the first year. Nissan did not know why. Then an upgrade by Apple fixed the problem"

Anonymous, NV (2018 Nissan Murano SV 3.5-L V6)

"I have never had apple car play to work correctly. most of the time it cannot context. when it does connect it frequently crashes and just dies. Also when it does work, the music is unable to be played. It is a terrible interface, the icons are huge and cartoonish. Very poor of Nissan to design and interface as important as this. Not even the Nissan dealer could fix it but they said I would haver to formally apply to get a new system from Nissan before I can have it fixed."

Blackman D., NV (2018 Nissan Murano SV 3.5-L V6)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"After one year started having problem with back up camera loosing picture. Fixed by Nissan dealer after two tries (first time installed wrong camera that gave different color and clarity of picture) second time got original part and fixed it for goog"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"The USB interface in the dash was defective, but appeared as if it were a problem with CarPlay. It started intermittently, and rebooting the head unit seemed to resolve the issue. Eventually the problem became so bad that anything connected wouldn't really function."

Anonymous, (2018 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"this is a platinum trim level, I subscribed to travel link through Sirius radio, this vehicle does not receive the signal, a 42k car at the highest trim level, many trips to Nissan many conversations with Nissan corporate ,they say its working correctly . I had a 2014 roque , and know how its supposed to work, this vehicle does not make you aware of traffic problems, does not reroute you , it does nothing. very disappointing."

James D., CT (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 3.5-L V6)
Routine software updates

"Dealer contacted me and warned of potential problem with back-up camera. I took it in and software was updated."

Anonymous, IA (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 3.5-L V6)
Software update fixes

"When the cruise control failed they supposedly did a software update. When we left the dealer it failed again within 5 miles. The did a software update again but eventually had to replace the hardware unit. We are currently on the third replacement unit."

Jon N., AZ (2018 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"Speakers and the verbal phone commands are not well understood plus you cannot hear the passenger speaking on the hands free, but you can on my 2015 SL. ????"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Nissan Murano SL 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

"Tube that helps water run off from sunroof was either blocked/cracked. Water was running into car near dash board of driver's side"

Anonymous, SC (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"As with our previous Nissan Rogue, there is an issue with the moonroof leaking. Basically the drains get clogged and water then builds up and can leak into the cabin. We specifically asked the dealer about this when we bought the car and they denied it would be an issue with the Murano. Later a different person at the dealer said all moonroofs will leak if they are parked where debris can get into the channels. They also said it was a fairly involved process to clean out the drains and that it would be a not cheap in terms of labor charges to have the dealer do it. In any case, the problem indeed doesn't happen if the car doesn't sit where it might be exposed to lots of small debris. I still wonder if this is more of an Nissan thing vs. something that happens with all makes with moonroofs."

Anonymous, OR (2018 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"It took three visits and 8 mounths"

Anonymous, TN (2018 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"The problem was resolved after three visits to dealership."

Anonymous, TN (2018 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"a knocking noise in the left rear quarter panel"

James D., CT (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"Hard to find rattle in the passenger door"

Anonymous, CO (2018 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"A very bad knocking metal to metal sound. Nissan has not Been able to find this. It is very annoying!"

Quentin W., TN (2018 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"The car is very, very noisy."

Anonymous, MN (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 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

Power steering leaks

"Power steering box is leaking. Have not gotten it in to repair. Started at 9000 miles."

Anonymous, (2018 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Grinding noise at low speeds. Was seized strut bearing, front right."

Anonymous, (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 3.5-L V6)

"strut mounts front top covered by warranty"

Anonymous, (2018 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

"When car was delivered, struts were not properly inspected and adjusted. Dealership was reluctant to believe my wife that significant noises were occurring during regular operation. Finally had to ask for Manager to get something done. Once adjusted struts have functioned flawlessly."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 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

"Trim on door seal installed incorrectly ( upside down)"

Anonymous, MB (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Buffing swirls in paint on numerous body panels. Two trips to dealer to remedy. Brand new vehicle. Poor quality control."

Anonymous, (2018 Nissan Murano S 3.5-L V6)

"The panels in the ca had different shades if white color. They did it blend with each other."

Craig P., FL (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 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

Cruise control

"Cruise control constantly disengaged due to faulty sensor. Took multiple visits to dealer to fix"

Eric L., FL (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 3.5-L V6)
USB port

"The USB port occasionally doesn't power the iPhone, or connect it as an iPod."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 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

Normal routine brake wear

"to flush out the brake system and replace the rotors and pads cost me 1500"

Anonymous, (2018 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"Brakes pulsated badly consistently whenever the brakes were applied. New rear brake pads and rotors were turned to correct the problem."

Anonymous, (2018 Nissan Murano SV 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)

"This was frustrating because a recall was not issued Nissan waited until "check engine" came on"

Anonymous, TX (2018 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

Transmission sensor or solenoid

"The car at slow speeds could shimmy and jerk the module was replaced after a few months the same problem apparently the sensor was faulty so it was replsced again and no problem since"

Anonymous, ON (2018 Nissan Murano SL 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"The car is comfortable and drives well, but there is an anti-freeze smell from under the hood that is apparent when the engine is at operating temperature. This has been brought to the dealers attention twice. They have indicated that there is a technical service bulletin that addresses the problem but offers no solution. The band-aid fix at this time is to watch the condition and add anti-freeze if the reservoir is low"

William S., NC (2018 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

Engine mounts

"Engine not properly bolted to frame. Corrected."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 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

Glass defects

"leak on the front windshield on the drivers side, they removed the windshield and found a void where it was leaking on the riverside window post"

Richard H., AB (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 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

Heater system

"It takes about 30 minutes to get real warm on very cold days"

Anonymous, IL (2018 Nissan Murano Platinum 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

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

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

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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Recalls
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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Nov 08, 2019
A brake fluid leak on the circuit board may result in an electrical short, increasing the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Nissan Murano, 2016-2018 Nissan Maxima, and 2017-2019 Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 vehicles. These vehicles were previously recalled and unrepaired, or inspected and determined to not need a repair, under recall number 18V-601. In addition, this recall expands the previous population. The Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) actuator pumps may allow brake fluid to leak onto an internal circuit board.
What should you do:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ABS actuator, free of charge. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available, currently expected to be during summer 2020. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669. Note: If the ABS warning light remains illuminated for more than 10 seconds after engine start up, owners are advised to park the vehicle outdoors away from other vehicles or structures and to not drive the vehicle.
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: 19V807000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 391479
BACK OVER PREVENTION
Sep 12, 2019
The lack of an image in the back-up camera display increases the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Nissan Altima, Armada, Frontier, Kicks, Leaf, Maxima, Murano, NV, NV200, Pathfinder, Rogue, Rogue Sport, Sentra, Titan, Titan Diesel, Versa Note and Versa Sedan vehicles, as well as Infiniti Q50, Q60, QX30 and QX80 vehicles. Additionally included are 2019 Nissan GT-R and Taxi and Infiniti QX50, QX60, Q70, Q70L vehicles. The back-up camera and display settings can be adjusted such that the rear view image is no longer visible and the system will retain that setting the next time the vehicle is placed in reverse. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, "Rear Visibility."
What should you do:
Nissan will notify owners in phases, having dealers update the back-up camera settings software, free of charge. The recall began November 11, 2019 and all affected VINs should be activated. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669 or INFINITI customer service at 1-800-662-6200.
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: 19V654000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1228830
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