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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,719 miles

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2009 Nissan Murano brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Nissan Murano Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Oct 042014


  • 91,000 miles


While driving on a bumpy gravel road I tried to apply the brakes and there was almost no brake pressure available. Pedal could be pushed to the floor. Stopping distance was greatly increased and had there been traffic at the intersection it could have resulted in a serious accident. I pumped the brakes and got the vehicle to a level spot on the road and check brake fluid level. It was fine. I did not notice any leaks. Brake pads and rotors are within acceptable limits (passed state inspection one month ago). Managed to build up pressure by pumping brakes and got vehicle home. Nissan dealer cannot find issue. I suspect ABS system triggered by bumpy gravel road. Very dangerous! no warning lights on dash at time. This needs to be investigated.

- Belle Vernon, PA, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Nov 182013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 70,204 miles
Vehicle is currently parked at dealer with confirmed brake/wheel locking problem occurring in one wheel at time and random among 3 of the 4 wheels each time applied in mode similar to abrupt stop and in slick conditions.this braking problem did result in an accident 11/18/2013. The computers indicate everything working properly yet tech's are able to confirm that is not the case. After numerous tests, dealer tech's were advised by Nissan to cease further testing and open case with Consumer Affairs. Initial brake issue reported 8/7/2012. Brake pedal went all the way to the floor. Did not happen every time but frequent. Caused inconsistent stopping control and almost caused accident driving and even pulling a parking spot. Dealer replaced master cylinder. Vehicle was again returned to dealer 12/26/2012 for soft/spongy brake problem brakes would go all the way to the floor with unsafe and reduced braking ability. Dealer had vehicle until 1/4/2013. Appears they replaced master cylinder again, to no avail. They contacted Nissan tech-line for assist. Replaced ABS control mod assy and brakes appeared normal again. 6 days later on 1/10/2013. Street was snow covered. I lightly applied brakes & vehicle began to lose control, with rear of the vehicle trying to come around. The vehicle felt like a wheel or brake locked up causing me to begin sliding, then like traction control was malfunctioning causing further loss of control. They checked it & concluded everything was working properly.the next snow I had the same problem. Anytime I applied brakes in the snow, I would begin to lose control as if only one brake was working. On 11/18/2013 driver had to hit brakes abruptly and car went into a skid with one tire locking up causing her to not be able to stop safely causing a collision.leaving single tire skid mark, approx 60 feet before stop. ABS did not activate.

- Runnells, IA, USA

problem #1

Dec 282012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
When I moved from a clean surface parking lot into one that had snow I felt the wheels pulsate (I just accelerated to turn into the lot. I moved in the lot to a parking space and stopped without a problem.) returning to the car.(which needs a brake pedal application to start) I proceeded out of the lot and upon my !St brake application the brake pedal traveled almost to the floor. My husband checked the brake fluid level which was at the full mark.there was a full pedal if it was pumped a couple of times. Had a flatbed take to the mechanic. He checked for leaks, found none.checked wheel bearing play and found ok. He than bleed the brake system and the brake pedal operates at the position before the happening.

- Hazle Twp, PA, USA

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