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

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2005 Nissan Murano Owner Comments (Page 4 of 22)

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problem #373

Oct 122012


  • 148,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that the driver's seat bracket became fractured, causing it to move from side to side abnormally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who confirmed that the brackets under the seat were fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 148,000.

- Rio Rancho, NM, USA

problem #372

Oct 052012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 105,528 miles
As I entered the car, and transferred my weight to the seat the left rear area of the seat dropped down suddenly. Had this occurred suddenly during driving, the tendency to pull on the steering wheel to balance and regain a normal driving position could create a circumstance where the vehicle would swerve. I was unaware of this defect potential in the vehicle, despite having owned it since new. On looking at the failure point, and reviewing the defect, the seat frame (manufacturers weld point) has failed at precisely the same point that many users have reported on vehicle forums. This appears to be a defect associated with cyclic loading, differentially applied on the left side of the seat due to the entry process. Clearly it is a manufacturers defect. NHTSA should seriously consider this for further inspection campaign, modification or recall may be appropriate.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #371

Mar 012012


  • 81,900 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the front driver seat failed and the contact almost hit her head with the window. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the brackets on the seat had failed and as a result, the brackets needed to be welded. After some time passed, the seat adjuster failed and later the brackets failed again. The vehicle was taken to dealer for inspection, but no repairs were made. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who stated there was a technical service bulletin but no further assistance was offered. The failure mileage was 81,900 and the current mileage was 82,000.

- Cornwall , NY, USA

problem #370

Sep 172012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


Driving to work today I was doing 55mph on the highway when the drivers seat suddenly fell to the left. Had the 3rd lane not been clear there would've been a serious accident due to me pulling left on the steering wheel as I fell back. I seen this has been a problem with Muranos. I guess it's going to take the death of a few innocent people before this will be resolved.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #369

Jun 062012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
While backing out of a parking space, the driver's side seat support frame snapped and suddenly dropped the driver's seat by 5-6 inches.

- Wellesley, MA, USA

problem #368

Sep 222011


  • 95,000 miles
My front drivers seat has come loose, and is rocking back and forth. I have heard this is a very expensive repair. This is an obvious defect, and a possible dangerous problem in an accident. I have read on edmonds, hundreds of people have complained about this problem, and Nissan refuses to fix this defect for free. I should not have to pay for a defect that could be a life threatening situation. What can we do about this ?

- Hanover Park, IL, USA

problem #367

Sep 062012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 116,000 miles


Front driver side seat assembly bracket broke in two places (rear left bracket) causing seat to lean and sway when cornering or braking. Extremely unsafe for all drivers on the roadway.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #366

Oct 302009


  • 30,000 miles
Driver's side seat assembly broke from frame.

- Westport, CT, USA

problem #365

Aug 142012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 146,602 miles
Heard a "pop" and then felt the car seat rock. Appears that something broke on the left, rear corner of the driver's seat.

- Concord, NC, USA

problem #364

Aug 312011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
Upon driving the vehicle the seat started to slide toward the passenger side. Upon bring it to a mechanic I was told that the plastic wheel in the chair mech was worn out and need to be replaced. Called Nissan and there answer to me was first if I was over weight and claim that is why it broke. Wrong answer I am not over weight to cause that and then I was told that I had to buy the whole new seat and a track that cost is 800 for the part and at that point I told them all I need is a plastic told me if I had an extended warranty it would be fix. Well I don't have one and truly don't feel like I would of need one for the age and mileage of this vehicle/ it appears that there has been alot of troubles with the 2005 model and they knew it and felt that if people have a warranty to fix things they will be fixed and there is no paper trail of there poor manufacturing of the vehicle. As of today there now telling me that my oil pan and the alot of the parts of the undercarriage of the vehicle is rotted and need to be replaced. I have never had a rotted oil pan, nor has any of my undercarriage of the vehicle rotted, it appears that there parts are not having a protection coat of rustolum on them and yet once again there answer is if I have a warranty it would be covered.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #363

Jul 282012


  • miles


I was driving my 2005 Murano and the left side of the driver side seat starting going down and would not come back up. I stopped, looked, and checked the seat. That is when I noticed my seat started rocking back and forth when I pulled on the top of the seat. I had it checked and the seat bracket is broken. I have found out that this is a common problem with Muranos due to the faulty bracket in 2003-2007 Nissan Muranos. Why hasn't Nissan recalled these brackets" why does it cost $1300 to replace the entire seat when it is just a defective bracket that needs to be replaced? why do I have to pay for this" here is a forum of people having the same problem. Click to the last page and you will notice problems as current as 6/08/2012. These are the problems that are being reported. here is the link to pictures that show the problem. please help us remedy the situation and make Nissan recall this bracket. Thank you.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #362

Jun 272012


  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that the frame that held the front driver's seat in place fractured while driving. The seat leaned to the side as a result. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and the contact was informed that the failure was common. No further assistance was provided. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and also offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 104,000 and the current mileage was 105,894.

- San Diego , CA, USA

problem #361

Jul 142012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 80,400 miles
I was driving in my car, and the seat broke and leans back only on the left side, causing an unsafe driving position. While searching for a fix, apparently there are many other complaints in the Nissan Murano for exactly the same reason. I feel this is a major safety concern as my foot was removed from the pedals and I temporarily lost control of the vehicle until I realized exactly what happened. The current rocking of the seat during acceleration and braking causes the seat (and body) to sway, changing the pressure intended to be placed on the brakes and gas pedal.

- Dartmouth, MA, USA

problem #360

Jul 112012


  • 61,834 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that the front driver's seat would rock from side to side whenever occupied. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the welded portion of the seat bracket was fractured. The manufacturer had not been notified of the defect. The dealer offered to assist the contact with two thirds of the materials cost and the owner would be responsible for the remainder, in addition to the labor expenses. The vehicle had not been repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 61,834.

- Ellisville, MO, USA

problem #359

Jul 022012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
Brackets under drivers side seat had snapped, seat is no longer attached properly. Major safety issues. Apparently a known issue with this vehicle model years 2003-2007 that was later corrected, yet Nissan will not produce a recall or cover the costs unless in your warranty period. The new part, is made completely different and is steel, so obviously they know there is an issue but are choosing to do nothing about it. Dealer wants to charge over $1000 for this repair. Again a major safety issue & in doing research is happening to people all over the world. Something should be done. I contacted Nissan for a good will repair but it is under investigation, in the meantime, I drive around risking my life. Because of the safety concern, no one else seems to want to fix it. Previous safety bulletin issued by Nissan is ntb05-043D. No recall to date.

- North Grafton, MA, USA

problem #358

Apr 042009


  • 50,000 miles
Bought it used. Drivers seat had problems from the beginning had it in to have them fix it then it started acting out again. Would run the motor and move the seat when you powered off. I asked them 60 days ago to look at it again they said I needed a new $2300 seat. Tonight it just broke with left side falling back. So after reading up I see I am not alone evidently it has welds that break. So they had to of known there was problems then to try and sell me a whole new seat last trip in. I'm furious, because I have to take my husband up for radiation treatments 'this 'week and won't be able to use the car. Recall the problem Nissan do the right thing. I love my Murano but don't disappoint off your customers like this. It's un-american.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #357

Apr 182012


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that the front driver's seat failed to remain secure on the seat bracket frame and wobbled whenever an occupant was positioned in the seat. The failure recurred when the vehicle was stationary or in operation. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer had not been notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Signal Mountain, TN, USA

problem #356

May 232012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 101,000 miles
While driving, driver's seat began to wobble. The next thing I noticed was that the seat dropped about 3 inches. I inspected the seat and saw that a welded bracket had broken apart.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #355

May 012012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
This is the second time the driver's seat bracket has broken. The first time, we shamed the local Nissan dealer to fix it, but this was only temporary as the seat has just broken again. We contacted Nissan but they said we are on our own. Air bag light is supposedly linked to this issue as well. Also contacted Nissan about this and escalated all the way to North american hq to no avail. It appears that Nissan would rather take their chances on law suits than have their customers safely drive their products. After purchasing at least 10 Nissan products over the past 30 years I will never purchase another. Forever is a long time.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #354

May 192012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 84,666 miles
Driver seat frame, the left side rear bracket broke, causing the seat to drop down 6'' and become unstable. It broke while driving on in a straight path on a smooth road.

- Lubbock, TX, USA

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