really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,496 miles

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2005 Nissan Murano Owner Comments (Page 13 of 22)

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problem #194

Jan 112010


  • 54,300 miles


Driving at a speed of approximately 15 mph and beginning to enter a right hand turn when the driver's seat gave way and slumped to the rear and shifted to the left. I immediately pulled over to investigate what had just happened. The back left mounting bracket of the driver's seat broke in half and now the seat rocks and shifts to the back left. I took the vehicle to the Nissan dealership only to be told that they see this problem alot. To repair the seat will cost just over $1,000. Nissan recognizes that the bracket breaks and is defective. However, Nissan has not issued a recall to resolve this safety issue. The seat has enough rock and play in it that in the event of a crash, the broken seat can act as a catalyst to eject the driver from the driver's seat.

- Madison, AL, USA

problem #193

Jan 112010


  • 68,800 miles
Currently own a 2005 Nissan Murano and noticed last night that the drivers seat shifted to the left. This morning while driving the car to work, the left side of the drivers seat snapped and the seat leaned down to the left. I have read a number of complaints on edmunds.com, this is an extremely common safety issue and Nissan has not addressed this as a design problem. Is there a recall for this issue being addressed??

- Westbrook, ME, USA

problem #192

Jan 042010


  • 62,000 miles
Nissan Murano 2005 drivers seat frame broken.

- Juana Diaz, PR, USA

problem #191

Jul 012009


  • 65,055 miles


The steel lifter link connecting the left side of the drivers seat to the seat frame cracked and subsequently resulted in the drivers seat being free to rock laterally.

- Bentonville, AR, USA

problem #190

Dec 262009


  • 80,000 miles
2005 Nissan Murano with a broken drivers seat lift mechanism. Bought car used and did not know about the broken seat. This is dangerous because the seat is moving when driving. This should be a Nissan recall, that simple......

- Lowndesboro, AL, USA

problem #189

Oct 162009


  • 55,325 miles
Driver seat bracket broke unsafe in the event of accident or quick braking. Why would a seat break shouldn't last as long as the car? dealers won't fix as a warranty issue.

- Lutz, FL, USA

problem #188

Nov 092005


  • 106,000 miles


The driver side seat has come off the track on my 2005 Nissan Murano. Upon further examination, the seat now lifts on the rear left side which is unsafe and unstable when driving. I have read forums on the internet and I see that this has happened to many Nissan Murano owners causing me to report this complaint.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #187

Dec 232009

Murano 6-cyl

  • 50,131 miles
05/Nissan truck/Murano/4dr sl AWD V6 delivery miles 45,500. Inspection miles 50,131. The drivers seat leans to left, service department verified the main rear crossmember to the lower seat frame is broken & needs to replace track assy. Please refer to this website for numerous identical defects:www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint/2005/Nissan/Murano/seat dealership states cost to repair is $974 and will not honor warranty under my certified used vehicle. If not a recall issue this should fall under the strict liability rule (justice traynor in escola V. coca cola).

- Rhododendron, OR, USA

problem #186

Dec 142009


  • 74,598 miles
Wife was driving and heard a pop sound. Seat began to shift when making turns and entering and exiting the vehicle. We looked under seat and see the rear bar has broken off its welding point on the left side on the drivers seat.

- Lititz, PA, USA

problem #185

Dec 012009


  • 112,000 miles
Drivers seat suddenly started to rock to the right. Discovered the metal bracket holding the drivers seat to the rails on the left side is completely snapped in two. Dealer wants $1000 to fix. This has to be a safety issue.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #184

Nov 092009


  • 100,800 miles


The frame on my seat of my 2005 Nissan Murano broke. I contacted Nissan and my closest dealer. The dealer inspected it, told me that their was a bulletin on the frame repair. They suggested to Nissan that they replace it. I also was in contact with Nissan and have a file regarding this problem. After 15 days they denied repairing the faulty seat frame. I do not feel this is safe. I also do not feel it is my responsibility as it is a defect and do not currently have the money to cover the repair. You asked for an approximate incident date, this seat has been making noise for approximately 6 months. It's a very hard problem to diagnose because the weight of the seat settles down onto the broken frame. The time that I reported it was 15 days ago. Nissan has a detailed file on all of this information and has refused help.

- Knox, IN, USA

problem #183

May 182009


  • 60,000 miles
My 2005 Nissan Murano had it's driver's seat track break while driving. The seat suddenly fell to the left causing the vehicle go into the oncoming lane of travel as my hands also moved toward the motion of the seat. I found that the seat track weld had broken from its frame support.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #182

Nov 062009


  • 85,100 miles
I was driving my 2005 Nissan Murano to work on Friday 11/6/2009 when all of an sudden my bottom cross bar to the driver side (left side) broke, causing my seat to swing left to right.

- Waukegan, IL, USA

problem #181

Oct 152009


  • 64,000 miles
Driver's seat bracket is broken on 2005 Nissan Murano. No abnormal use.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #180

May 222008


  • 40,000 miles
I am the owner of a 2005 Nissan Murano which currently has 6,700 miles.at at 4,000 miles I noticed the front driver seat started rocking from left to right. I took the car in to the dealership several times and I was told that I have to pay for the repair. After researching the issue online, I realize that hundreds of owners experience the same problem with their driver front seat. I think that this is a very very serious safety issue because if the event of an accident, front on or rear end collision, the driver could be easily ejected from the front seat resulting in an instant fatality. As a responsible citizen, car owner and out of concern from the driving public, I think a recall should be issued for this defect. Please see a number of forums reporting the issue. townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.F14ec7A www.nissanmurano.org/forums/forumdisplay/F-66.html www.http://www.carcomplaints.com/Nissan/Murano/2005/accessories-interior/seat_is_broken.shtml www.my3cents.com/showreview.cgi?id=41775.

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #179

Apr 252009


  • 50,000 miles
Drivers seat connection rail fails under normal driving conditions causing unstable driving conditions. This happened suddenly a few months ago while I was steering through a turn. The seat rail snapped, and the seat became detached on one side causing my weight to shift unexpectedly. This almost caused an accident. I brought the car to the dealer and they wanted $1,100 to repair it. $700 for 12" long seat rail. I ended up having another auto service weld the broken rail back together for half the cost, but as of today it has broken again. I'm 6' tall 200 lbs and the vehicle is driven mostly in city driving conditions. There is no reason for a seat rail to break under these conditions.

- Charlottesville, VA, USA

problem #178

Oct 142009


  • 96,236 miles
Front seat broken on driver's side. The front seat driver frame has broken in 2 places making the seat a safety hazard. My wife and I are the only drivers of our 2005 Murano SE. It has 6 way electric seats. Now we have to lower the seat to the floor in order to stabilize the seat. Otherwise the seat assembly & frame will end up breaking completely off at the frame. My local mechanic says he's never seen a seat frame break at 2 places like ours. I have not contacted Nissan as of yet to see if this is under warranty or not but you would think the seat assembly would last for the lifetime of the vehicle. I weigh 230 pounds and my wife weighs approx. 185 no one has ever driven our vehicle but us other than garage repairmen. I found a web site that has a detailed drawing of the seat and mechanism that is broken. The web site is www.nissanpartswarehouse.com then go to "seats and tracks" then "tracks and components" then "connector rod adjuster" click on "view illustration" and it is part #1 in the drawing. This part bolts directly onto the vehicle frame chassis. The part is broken at 2 places on the front connection. The breaks are where the rod connects to the right and left sides of this part. I can send you a diagram if you will send me an E-mail where I can attach this diagram. Here's the complete web site address below. www.nissanpartswarehouse.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=getjointlocator&siteid=214315&chapter=§ionids=0,51873&groupid=51876&subgroupid=3241&componentid=2666&make=25&model=Murano&year=2005&catalogid=2&displaycatalogid=0 I've been to a few other web sites and noticed other people who have Murano's that have also experienced broken driver seat assemblies. Thank you for your time.

- Hughes Springs, TX, USA

problem #177

Oct 222009


  • 62,000 miles
I have Nissan Murano S 2005, 60000 miles. Lately, during normal driving the drivers seat broke down and I heard popping noise from underneath my seat. Right after that it started rock sideways. I don't think my weight is an issue here(160 lbs) because I started searching the internet and many people have the same problem. I contacted the Nissan dealer but they told me it's not recalled and my warranty won't cover it. I'm pretty upset with that information because it looks like it's Nissan responsibility to take care of that and it's a safety issue.

- Waukegan, IL, USA

problem #176

Oct 102009


  • 57,000 miles
After buying a used 2005 Nissan Murano from a ct dealership, 8 months later my driver seat guide went completely bust while driving on the highway. I started feeling more and more loose as I drove and once I got off the highway I was completely thrown from left to right at every slight curve as my seat was completely detached on one side. Even once I made my way to the dealership the part was not ready available, so I have been driving the car in those conditions fearful that the seat my completely come off and I won't be able to see the road ahead of me. Not to mention that the repair is over $ 1,200, and the manufacturer refers to the guide failure to hold the seat a "wear and tear" issue. I found many other complaints like mine all over the internet from other 4 to 5 years old Murano owners. Even the service people at the dealership have voiced their opinion about the problem indicating than Nissan should issue a recall for this manufacturing defect. What's next" the steering wheels coming off the dashboard becoming a wear and tear issue as well because the manufacturer decides to cut some corners? I should not have sat on the seat? the truth is that there was no event leading to the failure of the part. Not a bump, not a puddle, not an accident, not an abrupt stop, not a fast turn. And by the way, I weigh 185 pounds. How come the rest of the car is practically brand new and this part is completely "worn out'? is it possible that the part may be defective and unreliable" what I know is that without your help I, the consumer, am completely powerless when it comes to holding companies like Nissan liable for their mistakes. The NHTSA should correct the problem or companies will do their math very carefully when weighing in profits versus product safety. Unless the manufactures are hold responsible and liable for their mistakes they will keep pushing for lower quality products and less reliable parts that will keep failing and endangering people's safety and comfort.

- Vernon, CT, USA

problem #175

May 102009

Murano 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. The front driver seat was not properly attached to the frame. As a consequence when driving the seat moves out of its position. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for inspection. The technician stated the crank arm needed to be replaced at an expense of $1,000. No repairs were made. The failure mileage was 62,000. The current mileage was 70,000. Updated 11/24/09.

- Chestnut Ridge, NY, USA

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