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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,110 miles

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2009 Nissan Murano brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Nissan Murano Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 012014

Murano 6-cyl

  • miles


Brakes suddenly became soft during a normal drive. Braking effectiveness severely reduced stopping distance became noticeably extended even at speeds less than 5mph. I had to depress pedal all the way for car to begin to slow. There were no warning lights. Car was taken to Nissan service center 75K service + brakes fluid flush performed. Problem returned 1 week later. Researched online and found similar cases. Some mentioned ABS. I performed the following actions to verify. With car powered off brakes were ok pedal did not touch the floor when fully depressed. Immediately after powering car brakes became extremely soft again pedal was able to touch the floor. Turned off car disconnected battery and removed ABS fuse for 10 min. Brakes still ok. Connected battery brakes still ok. Powered on car brakes still ok. ABS and tire warning lights were on. 1 mile test drive and brakes were still ok. Powered off car reinserted ABS fuse. Brakes were ok after powering on car. All ABS and tire warning lights went away. ( original owner/ 0 accidents/ all scheduled maintenance performed by Nissan )

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Feb 172014


  • 28,000 miles
After starting from a cold start (parked overnight) I noticed the brake pedal was soft and went almost to the floor. There was no prior sign of brake failure and the car still could stop, just not as quickly or firmly as normal. Car was taken to a repair shop who diagnosed a leaking master cylinder but there was no brake failure warning light. After the shop replaced the master cylinder and bleed the system they found another leak in the ABS controller/ECU module. An internal leak, and no repair is possible. The shop says they have spoken to Nissan and looked online but find no information about other similar braking system failures, no tsb's, no recalls. I find it very disturbing that two critical brake parts could both be leaking and failing, and the car showed no brake warning lights, no ABS warning lights, no indication of any problem while the brakes had obviously already failed. This is a fairly low mileage single-owner vehicle which has not been in any accidents and has been maintained properly. The failed parts (brake master and ABS controller/ECU are being held available for inspection.

- Tamarac, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 222012


  • 60,000 miles
Head gasket leaking.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 282011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 20,440 miles
ABS module failure. Needs replacement. In case of emergency, ABS, vdc and stability control are not going to control the vehicle. Also the tires lights warning and the brakes are on.

- San Juan , PR, USA

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