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4.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,512 miles

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2003 Nissan Murano electrical problems

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2003 Nissan Murano Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #99

Aug 152005

Murano

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact received a recall letter 8-15-05. She was told it was urgent to have the car taken to dealer for recall repairs. They made arrangements to rent a car. They took the car in and they did not have the parts to fix the car. She felt that Nissan should reimburse herfor a rental. This was the second trip they have to make to have this fixed. She did not feel like Nissan should have sent the recall letter if they did not have the parts. She was going to hold Nissan responsible if there was an accident due to this recall. They did not give them idea as to when the parts would be in.

- Sharon, MA, USA

problem #98

Jun 272005

Murano

  • miles
2003 Murano radiator and transmission malfunctioned.** answer required***. the alternator was replaced after the alternator light illuminated on the dash. When accelerating suddenly the vehicle would hesitate.

- Branson, MO, USA

problem #97

Jul 292005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,800 miles
April 2003 purchased a 2003 Nissan Murano. In July 2003, after having been stopped at a traffic light, I pressed the gas to go forward and the car would not accelerate for a few seconds, then it quickly surged forward. Luckily I was the first car at the light or I would have rammed the car in front of me. The dealer regal Nissan said it was the alternator and replaced it. In June 2005 again, the car started stalling then quickly accelerating, we had moved so we took the car to a local Nissan dealership crown Nissan and they, again, replaced the alternator. July 29, 2005, on a trip to Florida, the car acted up again at the red lights, it also would slow down, while driving, then accelerate quickly. I again took the car to the dealership kraft Nissan of tallahassee and they stated it was a transmission issue and then advised I take to my hometown dealer, crown Nissan.cown Nissan was not able to diagnose or produce any problem. They did not call kraft Nissan and seek advice or input from them. I am having trouble getting them to solve the problems. It is dangerous, because of the sudden acceleration, you could hit another car or a person. We are fortunate because there have been others who have stalled on the interstate or busy highways. Something is wrong when they continually replace the alternator and still have problems.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #96

Jul 222005

Murano

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My 2003 Nissan Murano is in the shop have to the alternator replaced for the third time in less than a year. The first time time it went out was in Sept-04. It was under warranty and the dealer came and towed it to the dealership and replaced it. I had the same problem one month ago on my way to California from Utah. I had the car towed to the dealer. They said it was the alternator and the battery. It cost over$500for parts and labor plus the cost of the tow. Three days ago it went out again. This time they said that the alternator was still under warranty but we had to pay for the tow again. I am afraid to drive it out of town. I just read that there is a recall thanks to your organization. I hope the dealership will be able to correct the problem w/O the recall letter. I would also like to see a refund.

- Kanab, UT, USA

problem #95

Jul 222005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,490 miles
Brake and battery lights lit up and the vehicle lost power to accelerate/keep up with 65 mph traffic on I-50 East highway. Need to crawl back to dealership and drive under 40 mph speed, very dangerous! every cars behind me literally need to slam their brakes as I was slowing down the traffic on the left lane. Dealer's diagnostic was: The infamous alternator failure on this vehicle model.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #94

Jul 112005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,028 miles
The battery and brake lights came on in my Murano, but the car appeared to still be driving and starting just fine, so I assumed it was merely a short and decided to wait until my next service. 2 days later, the car lost power while driving, the accelerator would not respond and eventually stalled, despite being able to turn over again after stopping. I have since discovered tha this is a common problem among Murano owners related to alternators.

- Norwood, MA, USA

problem #93

Jul 102005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My wife was driving by herself at night approximately 25 miles from our home. As she was driving on the interstate the brake light and battery light came on. The dash became dim and the vehicle began to lose power. She was able to get the vehicle to a nearby gas station. I was informed that the alternator went out. The car was towed and is now at a dealer waiting to be serviced.

- Tuskegee, AL, USA

problem #92

Jul 072005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
As I pulled into my garage, I noticed the battery warning light and brake light were on on the instrument panel of my 2003 Nissan Murano. Because I have read on nissanmurano.org that is an indication of a failing alternator and that after seeing the warning lights my Murano would soon become totally disabled, I called the dealer to have the vehicle towed in for a new alternator. Although in my case I was in my garage, the alternator is a known isssue on Muranos, and if the vehicle stops on the highway, that would be extremely dangerous. Some Muranos have been known to have a failure of the replacement alternator, so I don't feel that this issue has been resolved yet, and I fear I may still be at risk.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #91

Jul 072005

Murano

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
I was driving down the highway, when the brake and battery lights came on. This 2003, Nissan Murano had just completed the 30,000 mile check up 6 days before. Suddenly, the car power steering failed, the car's electrical systems went haywire and the car seized up. I was forced to slowly slide over to the shoulder of the freeway, where I had to have the car towed.

- Charlestown, MA, USA

problem #90

Jul 072005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,100 miles
Nissan Murano - alternator failure causing vehicle to become suddenly inoperable. (note - I was aware that the combination of "brake" and "battery" warning lights indicated the failure, so took the car immediately to the dealer before it had a chance to die on the road.)

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #89

Jun 012005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Altenator died twice within 70K miles. First around 32K second around 69K.

- Prince Frederick, MD, USA

problem #88

Jul 032005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
Alternator failure

- Mount Laurel, NJ, USA

problem #87

Jul 022005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,453 miles
Battery and brake light lit on the dashboard. This is a known failure of the alternator on this vehicle. The alternator will be replaced under warranty Tuesday July 5th.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #86

Jul 012005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Alternator has died twice within a year on a 2003 Nissan Murano. Drivers door automatically locks - not suppose to. Windows go down after parking and left alone shut off.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #85

Jun 232005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
Nissan Murano 2003 - 26000 miles - battery and brake lights came on indicating an alternator failure according to the dealer. I brought the car to the dealer within 50 miles of the lights comming on. The car continued to run and start after it was turned off at the dealer but the indicator lights remained on. The repair was covered under the warrantee, but I did have to leave the car due the time it takes to replace it. They had the alternator in stock,

- Amsterdam, NY, USA

problem #84

Jun 202005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,911 miles
Battery and brake lights came on. I knew from reading posts on a "Murano" forum that this was a possible symptom of imminent alternator failure. I was only a mile from home when the lights came on, so I was able to get home safely. I do, however, reside over 20 miles from the nearest dealer. In order to get it to the dealer for service, I drove my other car to the store and purchased a battery tester/charger. I knew from the forum that I may be able to drive to the dealer in this state if the battery had a full charge. When I tested it, it was only operating @ 60%. I charged it fully, then drove to the dealer to have the car checked out. I must say that it was no fun driving to the dealer (on the highway) knowing that at any time I could lose all power. I stayed in the right hand lane all the way so that I could pull over in a hurry if needed. Turns out it was the alternator. The old part is not available. They told me they had to install a remanufactured part, and send the failed part to Nissan. I don't even have 19,000 miles on this vehicle. Things like this should not be happening on a $30,000 car! I feel lucky that I knew about this problem with my car, and was on the look out for the lights. If I had been unaware, as most are, things could have been worse. Who knows when I would have noticed these lights? the car could have lost all power at night on the highway that I travel every day!

- Lompoc, CA, USA

problem #83

Jun 132005

Murano

  • miles
Bought car in 2003, battery had to be replaced within a week of purchase. A year later, the alternator had to be replaced. Last week, while driving the car stopped while trying to turn left at intersection. Could not put car into park, turn on hazard light, or pull car keys out. Towed to dealer by triple aaa. Dealer claims that battery cable was loose. I do not work on my car or open the hood other when the dealer does the maintenance.

- Hermosa Beach, CA, USA

problem #82

Jun 222005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,258 miles
Own a Nissan Murano. It has 25000K on it. This a.M. the brake and battery lights went on as the car was in motion. Apparently there seems to be a defect with Muranos' alternator; found this information on the website and immediately took my car to the dealership. They are currently replacing the alternator.

- Encino, CA, USA

problem #81

May 152005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,500 miles
The alternator on my 2003 Nissan Murano failed. There were 22,450 miles on the car. It was replaced under the 3 year 36,000 mile warranty

- Mckees Rocks, PA, USA

problem #80

Jun 202005

Murano

  • miles
I was driving on the freeway when the battery and brake light came on. I barely exited the freeway and found a gas station before the car died. There are 36,400 miles on my car and foothill Nissan told me that the warranty covered only until 36,000. They won't replace the defective alternator since I am 400 miles over the warranty limit. Then I realized that I wasn't the only one who was going through this. There are many other complaints of the exact thing that happened to me. I was lucky that I didn't get into an accident and there wasn't as much traffic as there usually is on the freeway that day and I was able to hurry off without the car stopping in the middle of the freeway.

- Shadow Hills, CA, USA

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