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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 4 of 6)

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problem #59

May 032005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,500 miles

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

Alternator failure @ 16,500 miles with subsequent battery failure due to alternator failure. Complete loss of power occurred. Very dangerous situation. www.nissanmurano.org shows 25 pages of Nissan Murano alternator failure scenarios.

- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #58

Apr 252005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,600 miles
Alernator failure at 28,000 miles, the battery light and brake light came on. No other symptoms. Took it to dealer. Dealer replaced it under warranty

- Southport, FL, USA

problem #57

Apr 302005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,050 miles
While driving down one of the busiest 8 lane highways in tampa my car decided that it didn't want to stay cranked and died right smack in the middle of the intersection. Luckily, my room mate was behind me and jumped out to help me push it back into the parking lot. We assumed it was out of gas, which it wasn't. afterwards, we realized that we tried to jump the car off because now it wasn't turning over. It cranked, and I made it to the intersection. Again, it died on me once more. So we left the car overnight in barnes and noble parking lot. I came back Sunday afternoon May 1, 2005 and replaced the battery. It cranked right up. I drove 2 miles home. Then 6 miles to North tampa, only to have my car die pulling into the parking lot of a friend's apartment complex. I let it sit for a few hours, cranked it up and it cranked. Then managed to make it to the on ramp of I75 South, only to have it die again. It wa S now sitting at a friends house. I managed to drive it 1 mile an hour in idle into someone's apartment complex, where it now sits waiting for someone to tow it to the Nissan dealership.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #56

Mar 022005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,451 miles

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

Immediately after battery charging light and brake light came on I went to the dealer because I was aware of this common problem and didn't want to get stranded. They confirmed that the alternator was not putting out any voltage, and replaced the alternator. They kept the old part.

- Kennewick, WA, USA

problem #55

Apr 062005

Murano

  • miles
Battery and brake indicator lights on dashboard came on. Next evening (approximately 10 miles later), the lights dimmed and electrical accessories failed while driving down a 4 lane road. Moments later the car went into "limp mode" (less than 5 mph). I was able to navigate off the road, but couldn't move very far. The engine would run fine (while the car was in park or neutral), but would immediately go into limp mode when shifted into gear. Following a couple of restarts... the battery finally went completely dead and couldn't restart engine. Towed to Nissan... replaced alternator.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #54

Feb 082005

Murano

  • miles
Driving on a freeway the car's battery lights came up. Took it to dealer and was suggested nothing is wrong. Dont worry. On the way back the car stalled on freeway. Got it towed to the dealership. Next day I was told there was an alternator issue. It is a Nissan Murano 2003.

- Saskatoon, 00, USA

problem #53

Apr 042005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,780 miles

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

At 27,780 miles on my 2003 Nissan Murano I turned the car on and the brake and battery lights both stayed on. Looked through the book, no indicator as to what it was, called Tacoma Nissan and they said to bring it in Tuesday morning. Drove it home from work. It sat in the garage for 5 hours, drove it to school, it sat for 3 hours, drove home then right back to school, car sat for another 3 hours, drove to taco bell <1mile away. As I went to pull out of the taco bell onto the busy street, I pressed the accelerator and there was no response in the car. I hit the brakes and stayed on the side street. I put the car in and out of different gears, thinking the gear box had failed. No responce. Pulled the car over and turned it off. Started it up again and still no response while in gear. Turned it off again and attempted to restart it. Clicking. Dead alternator. Murano was towed to Tacoma Nissan where it sits now as they replace the alternator.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #52

Apr 042005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,500 miles
On a Saturday while driving down the road, the brake and charge lights came on, but the car continued to run fine. We checked the obvious things - brake fluid, alternator belt - all looked fine. I kept the driving to a minimum and planned to head to the dealer first thing Monday. On my way there, barely a mile from my house, the car lost power. The engine kept running, but no acceleration. I was able to coat into someone's driveway and out of a two lane back road before I lost momentum. Called the dealer and they had a truck come and pick me and the car up. Alternator was replaced under warranty. His is a 2003 SE AWD and had 23500 miles when the alternator failed.

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #51

Mar 212005

Murano

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
Alternator for 2003 Nissan Murano failed at 12000 miles. There are many more complaints at nissanmurano.org some report alternator failure as early as 3500 miles.

- Dededo, GU, USA

problem #50

Mar 182005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Car had lost power on a few occassions a year ago, which was brought to Nissan attention. They performed diagnostics and said there were no codes. Shortly there after the vehicles battery went dead. Took it to Nissan, they replaced it, and charged us for the battery. Approximately 6 months later we got loss of power again followed by brake and battery light coming on then car died. After research I see there was a tsb but no one at the dealership told me about it even after I had asked them if there had been any tsbs issued since this was the first year of the vehicles exsistance. My wife was driving the car when the loss of power occurred and thank god she was not hit!!!!!

- Cooper City, FL, USA

problem #49

Mar 152004

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,600 miles

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

Alternator failed in 2003 Nissan Murano leading to unexpected loss of all electrical power. This resulted in loss of power accessories (breaks, steering, lights etc). The engine was non-responsive to throttle input. Traffic was light and was able to pull to side of the road safely.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #48

Mar 092005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,182 miles
I was driving my car and the battery and brake service lights came on. I drove it to the local Nissan dealership and they advised the alternator needed to be replaced. I new part is being ordered and the part will be replaced.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #47

Oct 152004

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
Alternator failed at 32000. Seems this is chronic with Nissan Murano's and I fear that my replacement alternator will be as bad and also fail at 60000 -- falling beyond my warranty and costing much to replace.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #46

Mar 092005

Murano 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving driver noticed that the vehicle started slowing down. Afterwards the dashboard lights flashed on and off. Also, driver noticed that the steering and the brakes failed to work properly. The vehicle stalled, and the driver was unable to restart vehicle, and it was towed to the dealer. Mechanic determined that the alternator needed to be replaced. Driver informed the mechanic that this was the second replacement of the alternator, but problem has not been resolved.

- Hillside, NJ, USA

problem #45

Mar 022005

Murano 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
Repeating alternator failure, first failure around less than one year old (around 18,000 miles) repeated failure around 40,000 miles. Car is currently two year old. Replaced alternator after first failure, but continued to have repeated failures. Old alternator is available.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #44

Feb 282005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
At 38K my battery light and brake light came on. The next day I was driving it to the dealership when it completely stopped running. Took it to the dealership and they said it was the alternator and battery. Alternator costing me $580+$115 for the battery+$100 for towing.

- Lake Wales, FL, USA

problem #43

Aug 272004

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,940 miles
8/27/04 going at 65 mph car would not accelerate and will roll to a stop, had to be towed after that. 8/30/04 same problem again. Towed back to dealer. 2/2/05 car would not start- jumper cable start- dealer replaced battery. And 2/11/05 engine shut off when coming out of a busy intersection- had to be towed still in shop.

- Coconut Creek, FL, USA

problem #42

Feb 092005

Murano 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,750 miles
Premature alternator &/or battery failure.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #41

Feb 042005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,800 miles
The brake light and battery light came on my 2003 Murano, about 5,000 miles after the warranty expired. I called the dealership the next morning and was told it was likely the alternator and told the vehicle may not make it in to the dealership for repair (it seems they knew of this problem before even examining it). I had another car follow me in but luckily made it in but the problem was the alternator failed and had to be replaced for $560. I have recently gone online and found this is an all to common problem with the alternator in this vehicle and Nissan needs to address this, I was lucky not to be stranded.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #40

Jan 272005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,430 miles
Alternator failure - 2003 Nissan Murano @ 27,400 miles. (1) no unisual activity - at highway speed (~60 mph). (2) sudden illumination of "alternator" and "brake" light on dash. Immediately drove vehicle to dealer (~ 35 miles) after extinguishing lights (daylight - 8.30am local time) and all unnecessary accessories. (3) vehicle is now in hands of dealer for troubleshooting.

- Windsor, CA, USA

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