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 3 of 22)

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problem #394

May 202013


  • 140,000 miles


Drivers seat frame cross-member weld broke on the left rear lower weld. Feels like on every turn that driver can be thrown and tilted forward right from the seat causing the steering wheel to react in an uncontrolled albeit momentary jolt. Extremely dangerous as this is the cross member between left and right. Many complaints online for hundreds of owners with same exact issue down to the same side and same weld. I have 2 infants that make this a very scary and dangerous situation that Nissan has obviously failed to design correctly and should be a common and straightforward fix for their dealerships to resolve and owe buyers. Thanks for your time and attention.

- Campbell, CA, USA

problem #393

May 282012

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that the lift bar on the driver's front power seat fractured and the seat became wobbly. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000....updated 07-10-13 according to the invoice, the weld and links were replaced.

- Lenexa, KS, USA

problem #392

Feb 032012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
I have a 2005 Nissan Murano that has had issues with the driver's side seat. There is a metal bar under the seat that breaks. Evidently this is a problem with many other owners of this year of vehicle and it doesn't make much sense that this is not part of a recall yet. This is very dangerous to be driving around with. I worked with my local Nissan dealership and they have had several customers with this same problem and they charge close to $1000 to repair. I have gone directly to Nissan to see if this would be something they would help cover the costs on since it is obviously a manufacturer defect, and one that has now been corrected on newer models, but they will not assist at all with the main reason being that I'm outside of my warranty. I'm very frustrated because I have taken great care of my vehicle. It currently only has about 65,000 miles on it. I am not an overweight person so that is not a contributing factor to this problem. I feel that if I were in a motor vehicle accident with my broken seat that would be extremely dangerous and maybe at that point Nissan would issue a recall on this problem but until that time their customers are left to pay $1000 in repairs for a faulty part on their vehicle that they're clearly aware of. I'm hoping you can help rectify this problem with Nissan. Thank you for your time.

- Medford, OR, USA

problem #391

Apr 012009

Murano 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


The driver's side seat frame broke while adjusting the seat causing the seat to permanently lean to the left noticeably. The problem occurred after the warranty period and the dealer quoted a $1000 repair cost which I felt should have been covered under a recall. Since then I have learned that it is a problem for thousands of owners with 2003 to 2006 models. Nissan just never owned up to it being a defect. The seat cannot be adjusted properly and it is a major inconvenience when driving.

- Madisonville, LA, USA

problem #390

Apr 142011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
While driving on the highway the driver side seat started to move forward on it's own, I almost crashed my car into a truck and could have been killed. I told the dealer but they said it is not covered. I don't have 800 dollars to fix this problem my seat is now stuck in a forward position and I am waiting until it moves back. Hope it will not happen while I am driving.

- Westchester, IL, USA

problem #389

May 162009

Murano 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
2 incidents 1) both driver and passenger side sun visors will not stay up completely causing issues during driving (falling into driver's view while driving). I have never had this issue with any other car I've owned (Honda, Ford, Chevy, Toyota). Average replacement cost per visor is ~$200 which is a little steep. 2) when car reached 104,000 miles, the driver's seat rear left bracket cracked. This occurred while making a right turn from a stop. Date of occurrence is May 4, 2013. After researching this online, I found several Nissan Muranos have this issue. The left rear support was not designed for long term application and is a flawed design. I also found someone that welded their bracket together from youtube which may be the route I may take if a recall is not implemented. Average replacement cost of driver's seat track assembly (heard they will not replace just the bracket) is ~$700. I also heard there have been accidents due to this design flaw, though cannot confirm. My hopes are you're looking into this.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #388

Apr 162013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 150,060 miles


The driver seat on my 2005 Nissan Murano S broke while driving. The left side track of the driver seat broke causing the seat to lean badly to the left forcing the driver against the door panel. Very dangerous to drive. I am not a large person (male 185lbs). Would like to know if Nissan can make this repair at no cost to me. I have heard of a lot of similar complaints on the same model.

- Bessemer, AL, USA

problem #387

Mar 022013


  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. The contact noticed that the front driver's side seat bracket fractured which caused the seat to maneuver from side to side in a rocking motion. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 84,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #386

Mar 042013


  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that the front driver seat bracket fractured and the seat rocked from side to side. The dealer was notified who stated that the seat bracket would have to be replaced. The seat was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000.

- Hampshire, IL, USA

problem #385

Mar 172013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
I purchased my Murano in Jan 2013, the incident occurred in March 2013. My husband and I were driving last Sunday. As he was approaching a stop sign we heard a loud 'pop' under the driver's seat, we thought it was a spring or something. Upon getting home he discovered that the rear left bracket of the driver's seat had broken. I took it to the dealership the next morning and they told me to call Nissan North America (800-Nissan-1). I filed a claim and they called me back to inform me that they would be unable to replace the seat frame because the car is beyond factory warranty. The dealership quoted me $1000 to replace the broken bar. I bought the Murano when I was 9 months pregnant, in fact, I had my son a week after buying the vehicle. My husband wanted me to be in a bigger car, a safer car for me and my newborn. I'm upset that the seat broke, in my mind there are two things in a car that should never break: The seats and the seatbelts, but I'm disappointed that Nissan is not taking care of their customers and fixing the problem. Since this happened I have researched the broken seat and there are entire forums devoted to this incident! I've been a Nissan driver for nearly 10 years, this will be the last make of their car that I purchase.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #384

Mar 182013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 79,900 miles


This is previously addressed in an investigation closed in 2009. My seat bracket on drivers side did however break during vehicle operation while turning a corner. I have had spinal Fusion surgery and this was enough of a jolt to cause pain in my neck. The seat now wobbles side to side and front to back and in the even of and accident would not be properly secured causing any injuries to be significantly worse in my opinion. $1100 to replace this part is extremely irritating and I doubt others like myself have the cash to dump into a simple part with a design defect that will most likely only break again.

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #383

Mar 162013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 164,000 miles
I was driving around a curve on a highway ramp to get onto the highway. I heard a loud pop and my seat leaned to the side and I swerved off the road. I was able to gain control of the vehicle and get back on the road. I checked under the seat and noted that a metal bracket had broken. The bracket did not look very sturdy. After researching this issue on the internet I noted that this was a common problem with Nissan Muranos. Is there a recall on the brackets?

- Whitsett, NC, USA

problem #382

Jan 312013


  • miles
While I was driving, I heard a loud pop and the drivers seat shifted. The link lifter for the seat no longer functions correctly. The seat is lopsided unless all the way down to the floor, and will not raise uniformly any more. If the seat is raised up, it leans into the back right corner, no longer level with the floor of the vehicle. Internet research has shown that this is a known issue, and there has been a technical service bulletin released on it.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #381

Jan 192013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 181,000 miles
While exiting my car as I was going to stand from my seat I heard a 'snap' and the seat dropped down a fraction in the rear left hand side. Now my seat is very, very wobbly. This is evidently a very common problem.

- Radcliff, KY, USA

problem #380

Dec 242012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
2005 Nissan Murano sl with only 58,000 miles on it has the seat defect where it is stuck and won't move forward and back. It appears that the bracket system attachment to the floor has become broken. This is a dangerous manufacture defect that can cause accidents and the car to be unable to drive. The repair for this is quoted at $1,500. Nissan should recall these and fix them on their own cost, not the consumer.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #379

Dec 202012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 80,952 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that while parked, the front driver seat bracket fractured and the seat rocked from side to side. The contact also stated that the air bag warning light illuminated and started flashing. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the seat bracket and zone sensor would have to be replaced. The seat was repaired but no further repairs were completed. The approximate failure mileage was 80,952.... updated 03/08/13

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #378

Dec 022012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
Seat is loose and got stuck when trying to auto move back and forward as part of the startup process. I've read up on the complaints here and on the Nissan owners forum and this is a known defect. If the seat tack and bracket breaks from an obvious manufacture defect this can cause a deadly crash. Does it take a person to die before Nissan will issue a recall? please force Nissan to fix this.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #377

Nov 182012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 148,000 miles
While driving/turning/stopping/entering/exiting vehicle the left rear side of the drivers seat dips down drastically. Have read numerous complaints that NHTSA and Nissan are aware that these seats are a problem, I think Nissan should step up and take responsibility for the quality of the product and fix these seats before someone is injured due to the defect. Thankful I noticed mine while parked and not moving when the sudden movement of the seat could cause me to not have control over the vehicle.

- Plymouth , MA, USA

problem #376

Nov 142012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 104,000 miles
The driver seat start rocking, and found out that the bar/ bracket on lifter link assembly is broken.

- Destin, FL, USA

problem #375

Nov 022012

Murano 6-cyl

  • miles
While driving down the road the frame on the drivers seat broke causing the seat to fall back and to the left. Scared me and thought I was going to wreck but didn't. then very difficult to maneuver the car to get home since you are sitting cocked to the side and back. Called Nissan and looked online as to recalls and there are none but several complaints were there regarding these seats. This is the 2nd time this has happened the first being earlier this year. Nissan said to bring it and pay to have it fixed. We had friend weld it cheaper than them. If the seat is faulty then there is no sense fixing it numerous times and they need to remake this part so it does not keep breaking, think they should recall since it is unsafe.

- Baldwin, MD, USA

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