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Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,254 miles

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2005 Nissan Murano accessories - interior problems

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2005 Nissan Murano Owner Comments (Page 19 of 22)

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problem #73

May 032008


  • 50,000 miles


1. during normal driving seat bracket holding drivers seat to vehicle broke on one corner causing the seat to be unstable during driving. 2. failure occurred one time, but was a risk to driver and passengers when broken. 3. dealer agreed to repair after at first refusing. Repair would have been over $300.

- Apple Valley, MN, USA

problem #72

Jan 082009


  • 61,286 miles
A 2005 Nissan Murano and the support linkage for the power seat has broke. It lists to the left. As far as I can tell, it is a break in the connection of the back support. Power features work fine. Sounds like Nissan has a design problem.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #71

Nov 012008


  • miles
Drivers seat is broken on 2005 Nissan Murano. There doesn't seem to be a recall in place when it should be. There are many people with the same issue. And it is clearly a design/manufacture issue.

- Chestnut Ridge, NY, USA

problem #70

Jan 032009


  • 84,500 miles


2005 Nissan Murano drivers seat has come loose off of the base, rocks more than 40 degrees off of base. Normal usage, normal weight person (180lbs, 6"4).

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #69

Nov 102008

Murano 4WD 6-cyl

  • 31,000 miles
One of the four mounting points on the driver seat of my 2005 Nissan Murano has failed. The rear-outboard mount has cracked and broke in two pieces. The driver seat is no longer safely secured to the body of the car. Numerous members of the website have reported this very same problem. The dealers have refused to address the problem and are asking for just over $1,000 to fix it. The consumer stated the seat anchor was broken. Updated 05/20/09.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #68

Nov 252008


  • 38,660 miles
1. in the course of normal operation the driver seat frame fractured causing the seat to rock and not be secure. 2. hard failure - seat is not secure and rocks back and forth 3. a new seat has been ordered to replace the failed seat.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #67

Dec 152008


  • miles


The metal frame on the power drivers seat has broken, causing a rocking-chair affect. While this is only moderately dangerous as it is now, the other pair of welds (assuming they are welds) on the seat frame can snap causing the seat to break free from the frame. A quick search on the internet finds that there are numerous Nissan Murano owners w/ the same issue.. and Nissan dealerships are not repairing under warranty, but making "good will adjustments" if the individual dealership is so inclined. In my opinion this is a significant safety risk and needs to be looked into. Thanks.

- Media, PA, USA

problem #66

Mar 082007


  • 51,524 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. When the contact sat down in the driver's seat, the seat extended to the back seat inadvertently. He exited the vehicle and noticed that the seat frame failed. The vehicle was driven to the dealer and they could not determine what caused the failure. The driver's seat was replaced. Approximately one year later, the driver's seat frame failed again. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The current mileage was 115,000 and failure mileage was 51,524.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #65

Nov 152008


  • 51,000 miles
Nissan Murano 2005 front driver seat - frame broke and now seat rocks back and forth - broke in normal use - haven't fixed yet as very expensive.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #64

Feb 102008


  • 40,000 miles
I own a 2005 Nissan Murano sl AWD and earlier this year the drivers seat has started to rock back and forth. My wife is 5'2 and I am 6'2 so there is a need to move the power seat regularly. The seat now sits slightly left to right or right to left. The Nissan Murano forum has indicated that this has been a problem from the 2003 edition and still continues to be. My car is out of warranty so it would be a $1000 repair out of pocket. This is an unsafe situation and apparently caused by the seat base metal breaking. There are great pictures of this on the forum site. Nissan hasn't recalled this and it is obviously a safety concern.

- Kingston On, 00, USA

problem #63

Dec 052008


  • 35,000 miles


The driver's seat on my 05 Murano moves forward when braking, and moves backward when accelerating. Play in the seat is approximately 3/4". the movement occurs 100% of the time and has been getting worse over time. The nylon drive gear is worn. The dealer claims it is a safety issue and has to be replaced, but they require replacement of the entire seat frame. The cost is $1100.

- Glastonbury, CT, USA

problem #62

Nov 212008


  • 43,000 miles
2005 Nissan Murano- drivers seat frame-

- Saint Leonard, MD, USA

problem #61

Jan 222008


  • 57,000 miles
My boyfriend was driving my car on the I-10 when he suddenly heard a loud crack and the seat was suddenly lopsided. I therefore brought the car into my local Nissan dealership to see about having it repaired and if my warranty would cover it. I was informed that parts and labor would cost $846, I also had to pay the $90 whether or not I was going to have it repaired. I contacted my warranty company and was told that after careful consideration they would not cover it because it happened after the 36000 mile. My car had roughly 60K miles at the time of the occurrence. I now have to ride with two large phone books under my seat in order to drive. I asked that a supervisor contact me and no one ever did. I now have 72K miles and would like to see about repairing this before it hits 100K. I am not quite sure of the date but I do know that it was sometime in January.

- Kenner, LA, USA

problem #60

Nov 142008


  • 65,000 miles
The driver seat on my 2005 Nissan Murano broke for no reason on the mount that attaches it to the floor causing the entire seat to sway when accelerating and making turns. The vehicle has only 65000 miles and in spite of it being past the warranty period, I believe that the manufacturer should be responsible for defective merchandise that are design-related and pertaining to safety. The local dealership won't repair it since Nissan corporation declined to pay for it. They however insist that I get the entire seat frame replaced at a cost of approximately $1200 dollars. The local dealership has received 3 cases just like this and only one of them was accepted by Nissan. I don't know what my rights are in this case but a defective seat is different from other moving parts on the vehicle that wear with time.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #59

Nov 242008


  • 42,000 miles
Driver side seat broken/rocking while driving. Could easily cause an accident.

- Jamaica, NY, USA

problem #58

Nov 242008


  • 65,000 miles
Driver's side seat lifts up, not properly attached. Dealer said must replace seat frame. $1000.

- Delanco, NJ, USA

problem #57

Nov 142008


  • 43,380 miles
Driver side seat frame broke for no reason. Seat frame needed to be replaced.

- Holland, OH, USA

problem #56

Nov 092008


  • 30,000 miles
Message to all Nissan Murano drivers, drivers seat is built on a welded frame, and even though the vehicle has a reverse camera we all still tend to look over our shoulders to check whist reversing, (which we should!) putting pressure on the frame of the seat and causing it to break the seat welding and causing a mal-function which in the majority of cases will not be at very high speeds, a further problem occurs when drivers don't realize and continue to drive, creating a much greater danger.

- Bromley, 00, USA

problem #55

Feb 192008


  • 43,723 miles
Back in February, 2008, the driver's seat on my 2005 Murano malfunctioned--specifically, the seat was not loose, but all of a sudden would not slide forward on the right side thereby creating a grinding noise and a slight and unnatural swivel of the seat to the left. I took it to the dealership for repair. Part number 87450-CA684 was the "offending" part per my invoice. All other power seat features were operating fine. I asked the service manager what would cause this and he said he didn't know, but they had seen 5 such incidents in the past 2 months. This got me wondering if this was a widespread issue. So, I found a Nissan online club of owners reporting seat failures. I have been tracking this for months and now have gotten to the point where I believe this is a serious issue that deserves reporting and NHTSA attention. Fortunately, my repair was covered under my extended warranty sans a $50 deductible. But, consistent with all these postings, the service manager indicated this is typically a $700 repair. While I accept that things break, I, too, am disappointed, but as I indicated more and more concerned after reading post after post at this site (please goto for all the posts. As an fyi, the broken part is not available.

- Clayton, OH, USA

problem #54

Jun 052008


  • 35,800 miles
Driver seat of 2005 Nissan Murano at first was creaking when I sat in the seat now rocks from front right to back left seat corners as if on unlevel surface. Brought to Nissan in creaking phase they refused to look at it as warranty issue now its broken and I out of warranty.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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