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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,009 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2003 Nissan Murano fuel system problems

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2003 Nissan Murano Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 112011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 139,374 miles

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

A road object which went under the car not over any tire struck the gas tank and punctured. The installed recalled added tank protector did not keep the tank from being struck and causing a leak. The car was repaired at the makers dealership without any recourse from the previous recall campaign. The recall added device did not perform as described in recall ?NHTSA campaign id number: 06V003000

- Nacogdoches, TX, USA

problem #9

Dec 262008

Murano

  • miles
I own a 2003 Nissan Murano sl AWD. The fuel tank shroud was installed in compliance with recall campaign 06V003000. The shroud is of such a bad design that it has broken in normal winter driving. The materials used are too weak and the design does not provide sufficient protection for the tank. Overall, this design is terrible, and does not solve the requirement of protecting the fuel tank. Nissan need to come up with a better design that better conforms to the profile of the fuel tank--the current design protrudes down too far and is too easily damaged.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

problem #8

Nov 102007

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I ran over an object in the road. The objet hit my front tire then the Nissan Murano under carriage. I drove about 3 miles, smelling gas, to a filling station. I pumped gas before noticing gas was gushing out the bottom of the car (rear on driver side). Five gallons of gas spilled, the fire department responded, cleaned up the hazmat & pushed my car aside. Nissan waldorf md deal is replacing the gas tank (3 inch slit in gas tank) & the bracket that cracked. The bracket was installed iaw recall campaign number: 06V003000

- White Plains, MD, USA

problem #7

Jun 222006

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles

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

: the contact stated while driving 40 mph the fuel began leaking from a hole in the fuel tank. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the fuel tank was replaced. This repair occurred in June of 2003. In 2006, a recall letter #06V003000 was received for the fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly. In June of 2006, a letter for reimbursement was sent to the manufacturer. A case #5357874 was provided but no reimbursement check was received.

- Moline, IL, USA

problem #6

Oct 042005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,800 miles
While driving on I-15 South toward St. George, my 2003 Nissan Murano was struck on the underside by some object resulting in a severe gash in the gas tank. We were towed 70 miles back to orem, Utah where a replacement tank was installed by a Nissan dealership on an overnight delivery.

- Wickenburg, AZ, USA

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problem #5

May 222006

Murano 6-cyl

  • 49,918 miles
Recall 2003 Murano, repairs were made, two months later repairs had to be done at owners expense. The fuel tank protector was replaced on 3/22/06, per recall 06V003000. It was replaced again on 5/22/06 at the consumer's expense. The air bag light illuminated. The vehicle had been in water up to the wheels. The tech determined that water got in the floor board area and caused corrosion of in the air bag harness.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 162005

Murano 6-cyl

  • miles

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

2003 Murano hit road debris puncturing the gas tank causing it to leak. The consumer stated a recall had been issued for the location of the fuel tank. The consumer believes he is eligible for reimbursement.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jan 032006

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Apparently a small piece of metal in the freeway was picked up by the front tires and punctured the fuel tank on the Nissan Murano. Unknown by the driver, all of the fuel leaked out of the vehicle while being driven. Although the recall notice has been extended, Nissan refuses to cover the replacement of the tank. Nissan's stand is that the "shield" that is the "fix" to the puncture problem would not have prevented the tank in our car from being punctured because it protects the front half of the tank and our puncture was on the back half of the tank. NHTSA should take note as it appears that the shield is not acceptable as the answer to the problem if items picked up by the front tires can still allow a puncture to rear of the tank.

- Azle, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 172005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
On August 17, 2005 at approximately 1:30 P.M. I was driving my 2003 Nissan Murano SUV on I-88 in Suburban Chicago at about 35-40 mph. When I ran over a piece of metal debris. This resulted in my vehicle's gas tank being punctured. (the tank has subsequently been replaced) no other damage was incurred. No one was injured. No other vehicles were involved. I do not know if the Nissan dealer kept the old gas tank. I saw the damaged tank after it was removed. There was a hole in it the size of a quarter. I did not realize the gas tank was made of plastic.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 212005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
The lid on the outside of the fuel tank will not open. Usually when the consumer hit the unlock button on the remote key it worked. The consumer was unable to get it to unlock. The problem first occurred on September 21, 2005. The consumer was unable to fill the fuel tank because of this. When she contacted the dealership, they told her that there was no recall, but they were aware that there was a problem. They said the problem was due to a relay sensor.

- Krum, TX, USA

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