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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,056 miles

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2003 Nissan Murano windows / windshield problems

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2003 Nissan Murano Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #18

Apr 152010


  • 105,600 miles


Driver side visor does not stay up completely - drops into line of sight.

- Windsor, CA, USA

problem #17

Mar 272010


  • 140,000 miles
2003 Nissan Murano. Sun visor failed while the vehicle was just past original warranty. Dealership replaced the visor for free because I had had other work done there. Sun visor is now failing for a second time, flops down unexpectedly over windshield while driving.

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

problem #16

Dec 192009


  • 106,000 miles
Driver's side sun visor is loose and randomly falls down constantly while driving and blocks my vision.

- Roswell, GA, USA

problem #15

Jan 082010


  • 95,396 miles


This will be the third time the driver's side visor in my 2003 Nissan Murano will require replacement due to a mechanical failure. This is a safety issue. The driver's side visor will suddenly drop and block visibility whenever the car drives over bumpy spots on the road. Although numerous others have reported this particular problem (see:;; ) Nissan refuses to take responsibility to correct this problem, and to issue a safety recall, and is requiring the consumer to bear the cost for this recurring failure. A Nissan technician, himself, has posted this on the topic: "Nissan tech here! your gold preferred warranty doesn't cover the sun visor. This issue your having is common on these Muranos and I've replaced quite a few visors!"

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #14

Jun 302006


  • 40,000 miles
2003 Nissan Murano drivers side visor failure. The drivers side visor will drop suddenly whenever the cars runs through rough terrain or a speed bump. This is a safety issue because it blocks the drivers vision. This only happens on the drivers side visor. There is a long list of failures with this problem but Nissan does not want to do a recall for this problem. Look at this website link

- San Jose, CA, USA

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problem #13

May 152007


  • miles
2003 Nissan Murano - the sunvisor assembly comes lose and impairs vision from being able to drive because it will not set back into place because of the way the manufacturer built.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #12

Sep 262009


  • 120,000 miles


A 2003 Nissan Murano has recently developed a floppy sun visor on the drivers side and is about to acquire a floppy visor on the passenger side also, this has become a safety issue mainly due to the distraction. The dealers want an exorbitant amount for this part (300-400dollar range) when the only thing a customer has done is buy the car (25,000-30,000).

- Abilene, TX, USA

problem #11

Mar 132009


  • 80,000 miles
The sun visor on my 2003 Murano falls down from the up position, to right in my line of sight everytime I go over a bump in the road. The dealer wants $500 per visor & I have noticed multiple complaints on the bulletin board. It seems to be a common problem after the SUV reaches 4-5 years after being built.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #10

Jan 012008


  • 90,000 miles
2003 Nissan Murano passenger sun visor will not remain in the up position--droops which results in blocked vision. Very unsafe. Comments on internet indicate this is a widespread problem with 2003 and later Muranos. Suggest you investigate--dealers are apparently charging $400 plus for repair of shoddy construction. This is definitely a safety problem. Michael J. butts attorney at law

- New Braunfels, TX, USA

problem #9

Jul 152009


  • 102,000 miles
2003 Murano - driver's side sun visor suddenly became "sprung", and will no longer stay in the up or down position. Visor just dangles, causing obstructed vision..

- Terrell, TX, USA

problem #8

Jan 012006


  • 40,000 miles


Driver side sun visor keeps falling while tried to use it to avoid sun glare. Safety issue. I have seen several complaints from other Nissan Murano owners on nissanforums.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #7

Jan 012009


  • 78,000 miles
Sun visor on driver's side falls down and will not stay up. Blocks view of the road and is a hazard.

- Hillsdale, NJ, USA

problem #6

Jan 052008


  • 65,000 miles
2003 Nissan Murano sun visor falls down unexpectedly and blocks visibility on both drivers side and passenger side.

- Firestone, CO, USA

problem #5

May 012009


  • 40,000 miles
Driver's side sun visor suddenly falls out of position. This is both startling to the driver and blocks his/her view of the road.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 232007


  • 39,000 miles
The driver's side visor will fall (visor goes to down position) unexpectedly and suddenly while driving. It will sometimes will stay up when pushed back up. However, it will not stay in any position between up and down now. The problem is not the visor bar clip. It appears to be within the visor internals.

- Sterling, VA, USA

problem #3

Mar 052008

Murano 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
At the beginning of March 2008 my sun visor on the driver side suddenly dropped down & obstructed my view & startled me. Luckily I was able to quickly move it to the side S I couldn't see clearly in front of me as the visor dropped down & blocked most of my view. I restowed the visor & it was okay for a few days but then the same thing happened again with the visor dropping down. It appears the latch that holds it in place is ok, however the bar that holds the visor& allows it to rotate up & down seems to be loose & cannot be adjusted to be tighter. I contacted king windward Nissan on 3/27/08 & spoke with a cheryl who checked my warranty & said it was not covered. I explained to her that it is a safety issue but she said unfortunately it wasn't covered so I would have to pay for the replacement which was about $300 for just the visor. Nissan should replace this at no charge since it is a manufactures defect & can cause an accident if the visor comes down suddenly & obstructs the drivers view of the road.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #2

Apr 152007

Murano 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Nissan Murano. Approximately one month ago, the contact noticed that the power window motor made an unfamiliar noise. The failure affected how the window raised up and down. She notified Nissan who stated that the motor has failed and would cost $600 to replace. There were no recalls on NHTSA's website pertaining to her vehicle. She feels that she should not have to come out of pocket for a vehicle that is only four years old. The contact stated that she cannot drive her vehicle. Nissan stated that there is no warranty. The VIN, engine size, and # of cylinders were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 75,000.. returned usps, 2nd attempt made 05/25/07 failed.

- New Rochelle, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 192005

(reported on)


  • miles
2003 Nissan Murano developed multiple problems. The drivers side window motor was inoperative. The rear taillight was out, the door ajar light remained lit even when the door was closed, the drivers side mirror was replaced, the windshield was distorted and therefore replaced, the cd player was inoperative

- Ithaca, NY, USA

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