really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,790 miles

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2004 Nissan Murano Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 152010


  • 70,000 miles


My daughter was driving my Nissan Murano to school pulling on to a four lane highway accelerating to get up to the speed limit when all of a sudden the vehicle lost power and started to decelerate, she was almost rear ended by a trailer truck. She heard a grinding noise and was able to coast into the median to remove the vehicle from traffic. She was quite shaken by the incident as was I. I had the vehicle towed to a repair garage only to find out that the transmission was in pieces inside the pan. I understand by reviewing many web sites that this has happened to numerus Nissan owners. Does someone have to be killed before a recall or a warning is initiated? it appears Nissan has washed their hands of these defective transmissions as well as the broken driver seat brackets and rear disc break slid pins that freeze up and cause the caliper to heat up, rear wheels and ultimately the tires. If Nissan (who is very aware of the defects) or NHTSA doesn't make Nissan Murano owners aware of the danger, someone will have a fatal accident and it will be too late!

- Greenwood, SC, USA

problem #7

Jul 302009


  • 76,295 miles
My Murano suddenly would not accelerate and the ABS and brake lights illuminated. The same exact description of the original recall for the alternator. I had to tow to dealer and luckily I still was under extended warranty so it was mostly covered. Called Nissan this morning and they informed me that the recall was already performed for my vehicle in September of 2006. Obviously they didn't learn from their original mistake. They should be doing repair again for free and paying for the battery that got fried in the process.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #6

May 012009


  • 95,000 miles
Two main problems with my 2004 Nissan Murano.... biggest is brake problems. Brake pads and rotors have been replaced twice and there is still a noise when braking along with bad vibration when slowing down. The vibration can be felt in the steering wheel. Also, there is a clinking noise in the engine when taking off at slow speeds. It sounds like the motor is going to drop. This has been to expensive to fix, so I continue to drive it as is. Very unhappy with the quality of this vehicle. Many repairs including small that aren't worth having the vehicle. No dealer wants to take as trade in.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #5

Nov 272007

(reported on)

Murano 6-cyl

  • miles


2004 Nissan Murano with bad brake repair. Consumer stated that the brakes were more noisy after the repair then when the vehicle went in for repair. Dealer nor the manufacturer will return her calls.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #4

Sep 022007

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
I have a 2004 Nissan Murano and have experienced several problems to date. First, after about one year of ownership the idler pulley bracket cracked (2/21/06) and had to be replaced. For the last year the brakes have squeaked and when brought to the dealership they reported they could not find a problem. Currently (9/02/07) I am experiencing the same idler pulley bracket problem and will have to take the care in to be serviced and inconvenienced once again.

- Corona , CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 202006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
- the contact states that on 12/20/06 around 10:00 am the contact drove her 2004 Nissan Murano out of her driveway and proceeded to drive down an alley at about 2 mph. After making a left hand turn onto the main road of a residential area, the vehicle accelerated to about 50 mph without the contact touching the accelerator. The contact tried continuously applying the brakes, but vehicle never came to a stop. The contact states that the brakes went down to the floor. She had a hard time steering the vehicle while trying to get vehicle to come to a stop. The contact then hit a parked flat bed trailer, and the front tires of her vehicle drove up on the flat bed and the vehicle the rolled over on its side landing on the passenger side. The contact was dazed and witnesses climbed up onto the vehicle to get her out. The contact states there was fuel leaking from the vehicle, and once out of vehicle she and witnesses notice that the wheels of the vehicle continued turning at a high rate while on it side. The contact states that one of the witnesses climbed onto the vehicle and shut the ignition off but couldn't get key out of ignition. The police was called and a report filed and pictures were taken. The contact has called the Nissan corporation and filed a complaint and was given #557-22135 as a reference number.

- Kehea, HI, USA

problem #2

Oct 312005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
While driving, brake warning lamp suddenly came on. Accelerator stopped responding. Then eventually, the engine died.

- Norwalk, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 282004

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,026 miles
Alternator failure on 2004 Nissan Murano with 4026 miles on it. 1. faulty start, brake light and battery light came on. 2. car completely lost acceleration then power. 3. towed to nearest Nissan dealership- new alternator installed- repaired at no cost to customer.

- Mountain View, CA, USA

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