fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,473 miles

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2003 Nissan Murano steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Nissan Murano Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 102005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles


When turning at low speeds the steering intermittently becomes stiff and requires increased force to maneuver the rest of the turn. Vehicle was taken to dealership on 2 occasions, both of which the service department was unable to duplicate the problem and therefore unable to fix.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 192004


  • miles
Loss of power steering when in sharp or sudden turn especially near the end of a turn. Condition is intermittant, but is a major safety risk. Ongoing problem since ownership of car.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #3

Jul 302004

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,864 miles
I was driving home on a 4 lane road with a center turn lane in the right hand lane when the car in front of me suddenly stopped. I hit the brakes and swerved into the left hand lane to avoid an accident. I was traveling aprox. 25 to 30 mph. The power steering went out, the steering wheel locked and the car was crossing through the turn lane heading for oncoming traffic. I jerked the wheel hard to the right and the power steering came back at the last possible moment narrowly avoiding a head on collision.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #2

Feb 022003

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Complete loss of power steering at low RPM's. power steering is minimal to non-existant when you need it most, like in parking lot. 15,000 miles.

- Kennett Square, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 242003

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,500 miles
Complete loss of power steering at low RPM's. while slowing down and going around a turn, the power steering will completely fail. This has almost caused 6 accidents in the last 4 months. Only happens at low RPM's.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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