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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,364 miles

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2006 Nissan Murano accessories - interior problems

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2006 Nissan Murano Owner Comments (Page 17 of 20)

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problem #64

Sep 092009


  • 65,233 miles


While driving, the driver seat suddenly broke loose, startling the driver but thankfully kept the vehicle under control. Upon inspection noticed the rear out side metal bracket is cracked in half at two places. Seat is not secure and unsafe to drive. Apparently there are many known issues with this. Action should be taken to prevent any deaths, not after deaths occur. Common sense should prevail here and recognize there is a design flaw that is a serious threat to drivers, passengers other motorists, and pedestrians.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #63

Sep 012009

Murano 6-cyl

  • 66,800 miles
I heard a snapping sound while driving my 2006 Nissan Murano, and the drivers seat tilted back and to the left. Upon getting out of the vehicle and checking the seat manually, the left backside moved up and down 1-2". I took the vehicle to a Nissan dealer and was quoted $1189.87 to replace the seat adjuster assembly. The part has to be ordered so the repair has not been done yet, but will be when the part comes in, and I will keep the old part when replaced. Updated 09/14/09

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #62

Aug 272009


  • 31,680 miles
I have a 2006 Nissan Murano and on the left side the seat dropped down while driving at approximately 35 mph after hitting a bump. Previously I had taken the dealer with complaints of rocking and clicking sounds but no condition could be found. After the seat broke I took it to my local dealer who per tsb05-043C found drivers seat lifter broke and replaced lifter link under Nissan factory warranty. The seat still does rock but is attached to the left side and is secure. I am contacting the local dealer for their response to the issue.

- Spring Valley , NY, USA

problem #61

Aug 072009


  • 70,500 miles


2006 Nissan Murano driver seat broke loose from track, almost wrecked vehicle getting to the dealer. This should be under a recall w/ mnfctr, but Nissan will not pay for the repairs in full (met me at 50%), but this is a serious defect that is not that uncommon from what I have read now. This must be recalled.

- Cedar Hill, TX, USA

problem #60

Jun 212009


  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. The seat track was broken in two places of the driver front seat. The entire seat was rocking from side to side. There were no existing recalls. The contact would be responsible for replacing the seat for $1,000. The manufacturer stated that in three months the warranty will expire. The failure mileage was 47,000.

- Sunrise, FL, USA

problem #59

Aug 082009


  • 56,000 miles
I own a 2006 Nissan Murano and it currently has approximately 56000 miles on it. The seat drivers side seat frame/track is currently broken. This causes the seat to tilt toward the door and also it is not fully attached. We attempted to address the defect with Nissan and john miller of field operations at kelly Nissan. They first told us that we were responsible for fixing the defect for $860 and then reduced it to $350. After we indicated that it was a defect and the manufacturer should pay for it, the offer was retracted. My wife dawn grochowiak was spoken to in an unprofessional manner after indicating she was pregnant and feared for her safety.

- Richlandtown, PA, USA

problem #58

Aug 162009


  • 73,200 miles


2006 Nissan Murano driver seat broken at 73K miles. This is a major safety concern as the welding under the seat snapped while I was driving at 65mph and the seat now rocks back and forth. Car is out warranty and Nissan wants $1,000 to fix this problem. After some internet research, I have learned that this is a very common problem in 03-07 Muranos. My seat is no longer stable and if I were to get into an accident I do not know what would happen. There should be a recall issued.

- Manville, NJ, USA

problem #57

Jun 012009


  • 46,000 miles
The issue is with the front driver's side seat in my 2006 Nissan Murano. A part in the track has broken and now the seat sways back and forth when sitting in at and driving. It was started "creaking" several months ago, but just finally snapped about 2 months ago. The dealer has said it will cost upwards of $1000 to fix this, but I have seen countless other reports of this same problem online, so it sounds like this should be a recall on Nissan's part to address this clear safety issue.

- Ashburn, VA, USA

problem #56

Jul 202007


  • miles
While driving the front driver seat broke and began leaning to the side.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #55

Jul 152009


  • 19,000 miles
Drivers seat rocks and leans to the left. This is extremely dangerous if in an accident or brake right side brakes how do you maneuver car if you are in the rear seat, talk about backseat driver, this will be a reality, I have never seen a steering wheel in the back seat nor do I want to experience it.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #54

Jul 012009


  • 60,500 miles


Was traveling close to 70mph on freeway when driver seat completely broke. My body collapsed to the left side and forced me to lean against driver door. I swerved and nearly hit a vehicle because of this. Apparently, a weld in the seat assembly broke. My vehicle is out of warranty and Nissan refuses to cover the damage which is obviously a defect. Upon talking to other Nissan Murano owners, this is a common issue. I still have not repaired the seat as Nissan is charging nearly $1,000 for the repair. I currently have wooden blocks underneath the seat to prop it up. Occasionally the wood slides out and I have to pull over to replace it for safety reasons. I believe this is a huge safety issue. My vehicle is a 2006 Nissan Murano with just over 60,000 miles on it currently.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #53

Sep 152008


  • 45,000 miles
2006 Nissan Murano defective drivers seat. For no apparent reason seat started to rock form side to side when making turns. I thought it was a loose bolt but could not find one. When I turned the car in at the end of my lease period, Nissan wanted to charge me for a broken driver seat molding. I have noticed that there are many other similar complaints. In addition, service managers at Nissan have seen this problem frequently. This happens from metal fatigue and during normal wear and tear, not be abusive driving habits. There should be a factory recall on this issue.

- Port Jervis, NY, USA

problem #52

Dec 202008


  • 50,661 miles
2006 Nissan Murano. Front driver's 8-way power seat. My wife told me that one side of the seat, the right (transmission selector) side, was jammed and would not move forward and back causing the seat to "pivot" in position. I could not see an foreign object stuck under the seat that would cause this so I took it to the local Chrysler dealer. They told me that the gears that mesh together to direct the movement of the seat were stripped and that the entire 8-way rack mechanism had to be replaced, to the tune of over $900!!. the service tech said that this was a common problem on the Murano and is usually caused when the driver leans back hard against the back of the seat and lifts up his or her fanny, as when entering the vehicle and adjusting pant legs or a dress before starting to drive (something everyone does all the time). After reluctantly paying to have this work done I took the old seat rack home and took it apart. Sure enough, two gears on the right-hand side of the rack were stripped of several worm-teeth, however, the gears themselves are less than 1/2" in diameter and made of cheap nylon! you would think that these would be made of metal. Also, the gears themselves could be removed quite easily from the assembly. I don't understand at all why the entire seat assembly had to be replaced except as a profit maker for the dealer. After seeing all of the exact same complaints on this particular vehicle on various car complaint web-sites it is obvious that Nissan should be required to recall these vehicles and replace these defective gears.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #51

Jun 272009


  • 48,317 miles
My wife was driving down the road and made a left hand turn and the driver's seat suddenly tipped to the right. What had happened is the seat track broke on the left side and must now be replaced. Consequently, the seat tips to the right every time you make a left hand turn. It tilts to the left when sitting in it. I believe that if we were to get in an accident prior to the repair the seat would dislodge from its mount. We had the dealer check out the problem and the seat track assembly is available for order and replacement. It will take 2-4 days to receive the part. This vehicle is only three years old, the repair is over $800 and not warrantied past 36,000 miles.

- Bellevue, NE, USA

problem #50

Jun 282009


  • 64,000 miles
2006 Nissan Murano driver seat "rocking" this looks like it is a very common problem. I am 130lbs!! the seat is broken. I was driving and it broke!!

- Pine Island, MN, USA

problem #49

Jun 082009


  • 45,000 miles
Turned a corner at normal speed and was almost tossed out of the seat. The seat lifted in the back left corner of the drivers seat. Not a pleasant or safe feeling to have your seat feel like it is flying off of the floor. A car seat should remain firmly attached to the seat. Even if the seat itself doesn't cause accidents for people - the feeling you get of losing control could easily cause a driver to steer into an accident. I was shocked to read online how many people have this problem and the general lack of concern about it from Nissan. This is a driver safety issue and very alarming to have happen to you while turning onto a busy road.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #48

Jun 082009


  • 41,000 miles
I have a 2006 Nissan Murano and the driver's seat suddenly became unstable while driving. It snapped back several inches mid drive and now rocks from right to left. I am told the repair is going to cost upwards of $1000 and it will not be covered under warranty. I have read numerous descriptions of the same problem and am now concerned that I am unsafe while driving.

- Scotch Plains, NJ, USA

problem #47

Mar 012009


  • 53,000 miles
Driver seat wobble, left and right. Having this problem for past 3 months. Dealer says it will cost $900 to fix. I can feel something is broken under the seat. My wife needs to adjust it to go forward, we are always afraid if seat will come loose when moving forward.

- Huntersville, NC, USA

problem #46

Jun 042009


  • 120,000 miles
I was driving my 2006 Nissan Murano S AWD (bought new in January 2006) when the driver's seat snapped to the rear left nearing causing an accident on the highway. There is a tsb on this problem and I have become a member of a large group that can expect the seat frame to break every 2 to 3 years. It seems that Nissan has a design problem that needs to be addressed, but not at my expense or life. This should be viewed as an extreme safety issue. The dealer fix is over $1000 since there is no safety recall at this time.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #45

Apr 032009


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. While driving approximately 35 mph and proceeding to turn left, the driver's seat began to tilt to the left without assistance. The failure occurs when making left turns. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for inspection and the adjustment anchor bracket was deemed to be the cause of the failure. The repair cost was estimated at $1,000. The vehicle has not been repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 65,000 and current mileage was 70,000.

- Holly Springs, NC, USA

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