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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,577 miles

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2003 Nissan Murano accessories - interior problems

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2003 Nissan Murano Owner Comments (Page 4 of 5)

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problem #39

Jan 152009


  • 78,000 miles


Drivers seat failure, bracket broken and Nissan/dealership states this is not covered under warranty issue although it is clearly a safety issue and there is movement of the seat when starting and stopping the car as well as with turns etc.

- Abingdon, MD, USA

problem #38

Feb 062009


  • 85,000 miles
My 2003 Nissan Murano SE AWD driver side seat track broke and causes it to rock back and forth. This poor manufactured seat will cost me $1000 plus to replace and this is a hazard overlooked by many Nissan Murano owners, buyers and NHTSA. There should be a massive recall on these seats immediately. See consumer complaints: - - this is a potentially dangerous situation for all Murano owners.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #37

Mar 022009


  • 90,490 miles
2003 Murano, driver seat bracket support failed.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #36

Feb 212009


  • 201,000 miles


I own a 2003 Murano and the driver seat just broke one day. Now when I drive, I am thrown against the door. Any bump in the road relocates my driving foot due to a rocking motion.the dealership said it was the track assembly and could fix it. (part alone is $641) called Nissan headquarters and was given the excuse it was out of warranty and no recalls have been listed. I believe this a design flaw that Nissan won't live up to. The internet is full of complaints about this same exact problem. I have never had a driver's seat break in all my years of driving and owning cars. The mileage of my car should not matter. (I have A1936 truck and the seat has never broken. ) any type of movement is dangerous. Please help me and other owners by making Nissan face-up to this design flaw and have a recall on this particular issue.

- Orange City, FL, USA

problem #35

Jan 012009


  • 120,000 miles
I noticed the drivers seat in my 2003 Nissan Murano rocking and leaning to the left. When I looked under the seat it was obvious that something was definitely broken. I took it to a Nissan dealership where they informed me that the seat frame was broken and that the whole assembly would have to be replaced to the tune of $1030. When I googled this info I realized that Murano owners all over the country were having this problem. Some of them had the problem fixed only to have it happen again. This is obviously a design defect that Nissan needs to take responsibility for. Do we have to wait until this problem starts causing accidents and deaths?

- Dacula, GA, USA

problem #34

Feb 072009


  • 52,000 miles
I have a 2003 Nissan Murano within the first three year of ownership the drivers seat has broken while driving normally when making a right hand turn. I've owned the car now for 5 years have 52K miles on it and this has now happened three times. The first time it was fixed andunder warranty the second time it was fixed but I was charged and the third time just happened on Feb 7 2009 the second fix last edonly 1 week over 1 year. Which negates the repair warranty. I am unsure how this will be fixed but a driver can and I have lost control F the vehicle as the seat drops back and you fall backward. This coul;D cause an accident and a potential fatal situation. A seat in a car should not reek once a year.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #33

Jan 102009


  • 93,000 miles


Seat rail broke while getting into vehicle. Second time this has happened first time was repaired by dealership 15 months earlier. Seat is now loose and can be moved up and down.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #32

Oct 012008


  • 80,000 miles
The driver seat began "rocking" when taking corners. It was no longer attached to the frame as apparently some welding was performed insufficiently. It required a new seat assembly, which would have cost almost $1000. After searching the internet I realized this was not an isolated incident and wanted to file a report so the NHTSA can have a better understanding of the quantity of these issues.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #31

Dec 152008


  • 56,150 miles
I have a 2003 Nissan Murano that has a broken seat track. After researching this failure, I discovered that this is a very common failure and that the only way to fix it is to buy the entire bottom seat assembly from Nissan. The cost of the part alone is almost $700. I see this as a significant failure and a accident risk.

- Seffner, FL, USA

problem #30

Dec 112008


  • 60,000 miles
My drivers seat in my 2003 Nissan Murano (which I just bought about 2-3 months ago) rocks forward and backward upon acceleration or stopping. It is slight but annoying. I took it to the dealership and they said they knew what the problem was and replaced the seat assembly for about $1800 worth of parts and labor. Well, the problem is still there. I took it to another dealership and they say they can't reproduce it, but everyone who drives my car feels it. While at this point it is more annoying than a safety issue, I've read of cases where the whole thing breaks and the seat will come off! if I get in a crash and my seat does not stay attached to my car, there will be a lawsuit. P.S. I would add my VIN if I had it with me, but it is at the dealership.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #29

Dec 052008


  • 28,000 miles


The driver's seat has broken twice under warranty and repaired. Now it had broken a third time out of warranty for the exact same issue. Tsb's have been issued and now a new part number has been listed, which really combines the two previous fix part numbers. Extremely unsafe! god help most Nissan Murano people if they get in an accident with a broken seat.

- Carmichael, CA, USA

problem #28

Dec 032008


  • 70,855 miles
I have a 2003 Nissan Murano and I have the issue of the front drivers seat rocking because a weld broke. This apparently is becoming a major issue and the dealer reminds you that it is a safety issue when they ask for $900. Fortunately after speaking with another dealer I found there was a replacement part and it could be fixed for $350. I am reporting this because I am disappointed Nissan is not covering this type of issue as it is not like a part wore out and second because if someone else has this issue and is injured or killed it should be recognized. I am very disappointed with Nissan.

- Garden City, NY, USA

problem #27

Apr 142005


  • 41,000 miles
The framework on the drivers seat of my 2003 Nissan Murano cracked and broke. The seat wobbles. Replacement is $900 for a broken weld.

- Mckees Rocks, PA, USA

problem #26

Aug 162008


  • 110,000 miles
Front driver seat broke in the assembly Nissan Murano 2003.

- Port-Daniel, 00, USA

problem #25

Mar 012008


  • 42,000 miles
2003 Nissan Murano drivers seat bracket broke at 42,000, repaired by dealer for $850, " not covered" they claimed. Broke again at 105,000, but I suspect it broke around 90,000, not sure since I'm only regular driver of the vehicle. Same problem with the identical location on bracket dealer does not acknowledge problem with design of part.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #24

Oct 022008


  • 76,000 miles
The metal frame under the drivers seat broke in two places allowing the seat to rock side to side. Its the frame directly under the seat and not the assembly bolted to floor. I consider this a safety defect because the car has not had any rough use and has been properly maintained.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #23

Aug 072008


  • 90,000 miles
2003 Nissan Murano, power driver's seat failure, unable to adjust, broken drive gear, happened as seat automatically moved to preset driving position when key was inserted into ignition switch, unable to adjust seat to safe driving position.

- Hazelhurst, WI, USA

problem #22

Oct 312008


  • 50,000 miles
The frame in the drivers seat cracked, causing the seat to rock from side to side on turns. Specifically the frame cracked on the left rear side of the drivers seat, so when I took left turns, the seat would tilt to the right. Very dangerous feeling. My vehicle was past the 36K warranty (I had 50K on a 5 year old Murano) so this was not covered by Nissan. I think there should be safety recall since this is apparently a very common issue on Muranos.

- Champaign, IL, USA

problem #21

Sep 012007


  • 38,000 miles
I have a 2003 Nissan Murano with 39,893 miles. Since I purchased the vehicle the driver's seat never felt secure, time passed and the problem has gotten worse, the dealer advised I would need a new seat frame. I requested a goodwill adjustment but Nissan Corp. Denied my request. I feel this is a safety issue because I have a toddler and she sits in the backseat and if I were in an accident and the seat frame broke during impact it would certainly cause injury to my toddler and myself.

- Inglewood, CA, USA

problem #20

Aug 152008


  • 51,000 miles
Front drivers seat was lose about 6 months ago, dealer looked at it and told me that the entire seat assembly needs to be replaced for $1100. I called Nissan as the car was just out of warranty and Nissan would not covered seat replacement. Recently the entire seat frame is damaged/cracked. Thus causing the seat to sit incorrectly. This finally cracked fully while driving. Which startled me initially as the car was moving and it felt as if I fell out of my seat.

- Cambridge, MA, USA

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