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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,042 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2012 Nissan Murano drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2012 Nissan Murano Owner Comments

problem #6

May 202016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Murano. The contact pressed the start/stop button while the vehicle was still in drive. The contact exited the vehicle and it rolled away. When the contact attempted to stop the vehicle, she was struck by the driver side door. A police report was not filed. The contact sustained injuries to the back, four cracked ribs, a broken finger, and a liver laceration. Medical attention was required. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN and failure mileage were unavailable.

- Hinsdale, IL, USA

problem #5

Feb 022015


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Murano. When the all wheel drive was engaged, the vehicle would independently shift out of all wheel drive. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000. Updated 6/25/15

- Max Meadows, VA, USA

problem #4

Jul 042012

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 700 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Murano. While driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle jerked without warning. The failure recurred on several occasions at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on several occasions but the failure was unable to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 700. Updated 7/1/15

- Upland, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 302014


  • 40,000 miles


At sporadic times, my 2012 Nissan Murano will hesitate to accelerate from a stopped position. On multiple occasions this has left me stranded for 5-10 seconds in the middle of busy intersections. On two separate occasions (while under warranty) I notified Nissan about the problem. The first time I contacted children Nissan where I purchased the vehicle and was advised to bring the vehicle in when the problem could be replicated or when the check engine light was on. On 3-15-14, I brought the vehicle to autonation Nissan in marietta, ga to have the vehicle inspected and serviced. I discussed the acceleration issue with autonation, but was told to come back when the problem was present or if the check engine light came on. Three separate transmission specialists have diagnosed the vehicle with a faulty cvt transmission. There are numerous documented cases of the Nissan cvt transmissions failing. This problem has become so prevalent that Nissan designed a special 120K-mile warranty for the cvt in the 2003-2010 Nissan Murano vehicles. The problems with my 2012 Murano are identical to those who had issues with the 2003-2010 Murano. Due to the unpredictable nature of the problem, I am unwilling to place my family in danger by driving my Murano. Due to the vehicle now being out of warranty, Nissan has refused to assist with the problem.

- Mableton , GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 112014

Murano 6-cyl

  • 16,000 miles
While pulling out the car from a parking spot and putting the car in reverse, and giving it a little gas, the car seemed to shoot out of the parking spot. The car seemed to be in control rather than me. I hit a parked car while in reverse.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

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problem #1

Dec 302013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 13,555 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted, and was taken to a dealer. The mechanic could not diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 13,555. Updated 1/16/14 updated 01/28/14...updated 01-30-14 the consumer stated Nissan rejected any solution toward resolving the issue. Updated 01/30/14

- Columbus, OH, USA

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