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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,312 miles

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2005 Nissan Murano Owner Comments (Page 2 of 6)

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problem #91

Sep 012011

Murano

  • 50,000 miles

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

Front door locks don't work with remote or proximity fob.

- Columbia, PA, USA

problem #90

May 182011

Murano

  • 105,000 miles
Door locks not functioning properly. Will not lock/unlock from fob or interior switch on the interior of the vehicle. This is a safety concern because in the event of a crash you may not be able to unlock the doors to exit the vehicle or it may prevent emergency medical personnel to easily gain access to the vehicle. It is also a concern because it can potentially leave the vehicle vulnerable to potential theft of items in the interior of the vehicle since they don't reliably lock.

- St. Paul, MN, USA

problem #89

Jul 162010

Murano

  • miles
Driver's door and rear passenger door locks will not lock when actuated from the door power lock or the remote power lock. This is a danger because it means door locks can not be relied to power lock or unlock in the event of an emergency.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #88

Jul 012011

Murano 6-cyl

  • miles

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

All door locks do not function with the fob or the internal door lock button. Must manually lock/unlock all doors. Condition worsens in warm weather.this is a serios safety hazard - I have two small children and in an emergency I would not be able to get them into or out of the vehicle quickly. Nissan won't even escalate my concern until I pay to have one of their dealerships look at it, but I know from reading other posts that once I do they will still refuse to fix it.

- Sylmar, CA, USA

problem #87

Oct 112011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
Has faulty electronic locks. Viewed as a safety issue as it prevents the ability to get in and/or out in a quick and efficient manner should there be an emergency. The door will not unlock/lock using the electronic devices or buttons and in order to unlock the door you have to open another door and reach over and manually unlock. I have significant concerns related to my and my family's safety in the vehicle. After research it appears that this problem is common and Nissan is not taking any responsibility to replace or repair causing significant (up to $1600) financial cost to the owner.

- Largo, FL, USA

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problem #86

Jun 022011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 75,999 miles
The door locks on my vehicle will not lock or unlock with the keyless remote and the passengers front door lock will not lock or unlock unless manually locked and also the backseat behind the passenger that door will not lock or unlock with the keyless remote this is a safety hazard for my young children riding in my car. The manufacturer of the these vehicles should be held responsible for the cost to correct these problems apparently this has been an on going issue with these door locks as to what I have seen with the complaints posted. What is it going to take to get these locks fixed before young children get killed.

- Booneville, , MS, USA

problem #85

Aug 102011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 77,425 miles

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

Driver side door actuator failed and repair parts ordered 8/10/11. It had failed on numerous occasions and completely in August, 2011, and it becomes a safety issue as it prevents access from the drivers side. Access has to be made from the passenger side or from the rear door. It costs $431 to repair.

- Kersey, CO, USA

problem #84

Jun 012011

Murano

  • 30,000 miles
My 2005 Nissan Murano locks to all four doors, trunk and gas tank malfunction frequently. I have been stranded with no gas because I have been unable to unlock the gas tank for a period of time. There is no "key" opening for the gas tank, hatch in the back or 3 passenger doors-only the driver's side door. I have already had the actuators replaced once on both sides of the car a couple of years ago and now they are broken again. This is a safety concern because we can not be sure the doors are locked, can not obtain gas, can not access the trunk area, or unlock passenger doors on frequent basis. Sometimes, they work and sometimes they don't. the cost to replace the actuators is around $1600. That is a significant amount of money to burden the owner of the vehicle when clearly there is a defect in the car. There are so many Murano owners with the same problem. Nissan needs to recall and replace the actuators for the lifetime of the car. This is a significant safety issue!

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

problem #83

Apr 272011

Murano

  • 75,000 miles
I have a 2005 Nissan Murano. The door actuator has failed on numerous occasions. The front driver side fails intermittently as well as the rear door latch. The passenger side door will not open at all. Truly this is a safety issue and should be corrected by Nissan. Currently, I have seen nor heard of any recall.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #82

Nov 152010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
1. having a secure environment is paramount in certain neighborhoods. When locking the doors it's imperative nobody can gain access at will by walking up to the car. If anyone can simply open the door to gain access, carjacking, injury, or even murder is easier. If the doors locked properly this provides a more secure environment for this type of scenario. 2. Nissan knowing there is a security problem with their locking mechanism and not recalling them for safety concern is negligent. It's an open door to a lawsuit if someone were to be murdered due to a door that didn't lock, although the driver pushed the lock button and heard the locking noise. Remember, in this case there's no obvious indication the door isn't locked unless someone walks up and opens it from the outside. The drive "thinks" the door is locked, when in reality it's an "open door" for carjacking or robbery. This failure is an intermittent of operation. Sometimes the doors lock ok, other times they don't. in addition, sometimes the doors unlock ok, other times they don't. 3. in emergencies it's important to be able to unlock doors quickly. Since 99% of the time we all use the button to lock and unlock doors, using the manual locking lever is unfamiliar. And the Murano's design is such that it's not easy to comprehend if it's not your car, for instance a rental car. I can easily understand how some people would be confused how unlock a door using the manual level in an emergency when they virtually have no experience with it. In emergencies every second counts. The locking/unlocking solenoid malfunctioning is clearly a high risk in emergency scenarios. Some people who cannot afford the $1600 to have all the solenoids replaced (as quoted by dealers) will forgo getting them fixed, putting their family members at risk with the above mishap examples. This shouldn't be, Nissan should recall them. It's only a matter of time till someone gets robbed, hurt or killed from a malfunctioning door lock.

- Coker, AL, USA

problem #81

Mar 012011

Murano

  • 50,000 miles

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

The passenger door does not lock or unlock consistently.

- California, CA, USA

problem #80

Aug 012007

Murano

  • 75,000 miles
The actuator for all of my door in the 2005 Nissan Murano broke. So why is it a safety issue? 1. having a secure environment is paramount in certain neighborhoods. When locking the doors it's imperative nobody can gain access at will by walking up to the car. If anyone can simply open the door to gain access, carjacking, injury, or even murder is easier. If the doors locked properly this provides a more secure environment for this type of scenario. 2. Nissan knowing there is a security problem with their locking mechanism and not recalling them for safety concern is negligent. It's an open door to a lawsuit if someone were to be murdered due to a door that didn't lock, although the driver pushed the lock button and heard the locking noise. Remember, in this case there's no obvious indication the door isn't locked unless someone walks up and opens it from the outside. The drive "thinks" the door is locked, when in reality it's an "open door" for carjacking or robbery. This failure is an intermittent of operation. Sometimes the doors lock ok, other times they don't. in addition, sometimes the doors unlock ok, other times they don't. 3. in emergencies it's important to be able to unlock doors quickly. Since 99% of the time we all use the button to lock and unlock doors, using the manual locking lever is unfamiliar. And the Murano's design is such that it's not easy to comprehend if it's not your car, for instance a rental car. I can easily understand how some people would be confused how unlock a door using the manual level in an emergency when they virtually have no experience with it. In emergencies every second counts. The locking/unlocking solenoid malfunctioning is clearly a high risk in emergency scenarios. Some people who cannot afford the $1600 to have all the solenoids replaced (as quoted by dealers) will forgo getting them fixed, putting their family members at risk with the above mishap examples. This shouldn't.

- Socorro, TX, USA

problem #79

May 012010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Failure of 2 door locking mechanisms in 2005 Murano 1. having a secure environment is paramount in certain neighborhoods. When locking the doors it's imperative nobody can gain access at will by walking up to the car. If anyone can simply open the door to gain access, carjacking, injury, or even murder is easier. If the doors locked properly this provides a more secure environment for this type of scenario. 2. Nissan knowing there is a security problem with their locking mechanism and not recalling them for safety concern is negligent. It's an open door to a lawsuit if someone were to be murdered due to a door that didn't lock, although the driver pushed the lock button and heard the locking noise. Remember, in this case there's no obvious indication the door isn't locked unless someone walks up and opens it from the outside. The drive "thinks" the door is locked, when in reality it's an "open door" for carjacking or robbery. This failure is an intermittent of operation. Sometimes the doors lock ok, other times they don't. in addition, sometimes the doors unlock ok, other times they don't. 3. in emergencies it's important to be able to unlock doors quickly. Since 99% of the time we all use the button to lock and unlock doors, using the manual locking lever is unfamiliar. In emergencies every second counts. The locking/unlocking solenoid malfunctioning is clearly a high risk in emergency scenarios. Some people who cannot afford the $1600 to have all the solenoids replaced (as quoted by dealers) will forgo getting them fixed, putting their family members at risk with the above mishap examples. This shouldn't be, Nissan should recall them.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #78

Jan 302006

Murano 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Vehicle locking mechanisms do not function properly. I purchased my Murano brand new and even then it had a problem with the gas tank cover operation. It would work backwards: When you lock the vehicle it would open and vice versa. Then the back locks stopped functioning in conjunction with the key fob and the driver's control. Later it became an intermittent problem. Now both of the rear door locks can only be controlled manually. The passenger door has started to do the same. I've also been locked out of my trunk. I bought groceries and was unable to open the trunk from the outside and there is no control on the inside to open it either. In order to use the doors and their locks access has to be gained from other doors. If the trunk locks itself it becomes useless as I cannot access it. This is a safety issue in that I need to be able to open and close my trunk if needed. When the problem initially occurred I was unaware as there are no indications. I didn't know until my young son who rides in the back seat could not open the door when I unlocked it. I have had personal items stolen from my vehicle that I assumed was locked using the key fob. Strangers can access vehicles and owners will be unaware. This is a scary thought.

- Spring Valley, CA, USA

problem #77

Feb 102011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
2005 Nissan Murano has faulty electronic locks. Viewed as a safety issue as it prevents the ability to get in and/or out in a quick and efficient manner should there be an emergency. The door will not unlock/lock using the electronic devices or buttons and in order to unlock the door you have to open another door and reach over and manually unlock. I have significant concerns related to my and my family's safety in the vehicle. After research it appears that this problem is common and Nissan is not taking any responsibility to replace or repair causing significant (up to $1600) finacial cost to the owner.

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #76

Jan 032011

Murano

  • miles
2005 Nissan Murano door lock actuators have gone bad. I have googled this on line and have found nearly every owner has had electrical problems with this vehicle - this being one of the number one issues. However, Nissan refuses to issue a recall and fix this problem. What is it going to take" how many people have to have this problem before they realize that it is something they did wrong in the manufacturing of this vehicle? am I really going to have to pay $1600 to repair this on a 6 year old car" not good customer service Nissan!!!

- High Point, NC, USA

problem #75

Jan 202011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
Door locks on 2005 Nissan Murano don't always open. This is a safety issue in case of emergency that you have to get out the car.

- Norwalk, CT, USA

problem #74

Nov 012009

Murano

  • miles
All the door locks on my '05 Nissan Murano don't work properly. The passenger doors have to be locked manually. The lift gate lock works intermittently. This has been going on for over a year.

- New Boston, TX, USA

problem #73

Apr 202010

Murano

  • miles
Make - 2005 Nissan model Murano component * door lock * component -- part or system of concern - stopped working about 5 months ago.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #72

Apr 022010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
2005 Nissan Murano. Front driver side door will not lock or unlock with keyless entry, outside electronic door button, or most importantly, the manual lock inside the car. Only way to lock door is with key. So to lock door once in car, must open window, awkwardly insert key into outside door keyhole while inside car, and then twist key. In case of accident or emergency, cannot unlock the front door driver side without using key from the inside, which may be impossible depending on conditions of emergency or accident. According to many hundreds of complaints on internet, dealers want from $500 to $600 to repair even to fix the manual locking process for the door. This amount is prohibitive form many people for what should be a simple fix of less than a hundred dollars for at least the manual locking process. The electronic locking system is a luxury item, but the manual locking system is being held hostage by the dealers and in my opinion, presents a huge safety problem.

- Havre De Grace, MD, USA

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