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 8 of 22)

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problem #294

Feb 182011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 67,000 miles


2005 Nissan Murano drivers seat bracket is broken, seat has been deemed unsafe to drive by Nissan dealer. Seat rocks when going around corners.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #293

Feb 222011


  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that the metal bracket that held the driver seat in place fractured. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who stated they would need to replace the lifter link assembly and motor. The manufacturer was contacted but did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 98,000 and the current mileage was 99,000.

- North East , MD, USA

problem #292

Feb 172011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 109,229 miles
I own a 2005 Nissan Murano. The driver seat is rocking and moving while driving the car because the seat bracket that holds the seat to the floor failed. I fixed it in 2008 and paid approx. $ $1,000 and again it happened in 2011 the seat is rocking and moving toward the left side which happened while I was driving and almost caused a serious accident by losing control of the car. I called the Nissan North America several times and they decline to even admit that there is a defect in the bracket holding the seat. This is a safety hazard issue which could cause a fatal accident by losing control of the car when the seat snaps away from its track. This problem have been investigated by the us department of safety and as of today Nissan refuse to recall the Nissan Muranos and try to permenatly fix the problem. The nisaan dealerships recognize the problem because a tsb # 05043 was issued by Nissan to all dealerships to alert them and show them how to temporary fix the problem. The cost of the part doubled in two years because of the high demand. This is a safety hazard issue and a fatal accident is waiting to happen. Nissan should address the problem with the seats and fix it without any cost for the consumer. A recall must be issued by Nissan before its too late. It is unbelievable that Nissan double the price on the part needed to fix the problem and force the consumer to pay for it knowing that this will not fix the seats permanently. The brackets that hold the seats must be re-designed to carry the weight of the driver without snapping and breaking while driving. I urge the us department of transportation to re-investigate the seats in the 2005 Murano and not wait until a fatal accident happens. This is a serious issue and it should not be ignored.

- Troy, MI, USA

problem #291

Oct 012010


  • miles


2005 Nissan Murano. Consumer states welds have broken for a second time on the driver's side seat.

- Cartersville, GA, USA

problem #290

Oct 202010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
The driver seat frame broke under normal use. No unusual stress was placed on the seat to cause it to break. With this in mind, this could be a safety issue while the vehicle is being driven. The back seat frame breaking while being driven could cause an accident if the driver loose control of the vehicle when the seat back breaks; particularly if both sides break at the same time.

- Mitchellville, MD, USA

problem #289

Feb 112011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that the frame beneath the driver's seat was broken. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed the failure, and confirmed that the frame on the bottom of the seat needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and did not offer any assistance, stating that the vehicle was not under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 60,000. Updated 3/22/11 updated 03/31/11

- Mohrsville, PA, USA

problem #288

Feb 072011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 75,300 miles


Driver seat lifter assembly weld broken. Was $400 to repair. I have seen in numerous forums that this problem is very common with Nissan Muranos. How can you trust that the car will be safe in a crash if the drivers seat welds are prone to failure.

- Lake In The Hills, IL, USA

problem #287

Dec 242010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
Driver's seat. Underneath the rear of driver's seat is a metal bracket that snapped, causing seat to rock. Brought it to two places and was told it's probably a factory defect. Brought back to dealer and also filed a claim with dealer's Consumer Affairs department and was told there was nothing they could do about it as far as a factory recall or repairing at no cost to me.

- Sterling, MA, USA

problem #286

Jun 192010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 65,378 miles
Nissan Murano 2005 front driver seat has come loose on one side, is lopsided and rocks back and forth while car is in motion, while turning, braking and when it comes to a stop. Even while you are wearing your seat belt you have no safety restraint as your body is projected forward and sideways from your seat while driving. I weigh 170 and my wife, who is the primary driver weighs 125 lbs. During one driving incident, my wife was averting a tree limb on the road and made a quick, but slow turn only to be jostled to the side of the car and hitting her head on the driver window. Luckily she was not injured as the turn was minimal. Nothing extraordinary happened to lead to the seat break. One day my wife sat in the seat and noticed it felt funny. The seat repair is not under warranty. Cost of repair would be upwards of $1200. An amount we cannot afford.

- Westerlo, NY, USA

problem #285

Jan 052011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 101,000 miles
Driver seat support frame popped while on the interstate and leaned forward and to the left. This caused me to almost hit another car beside me. Now the seat rock is like a rocking chair and moves with the movement on the car.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #284

Dec 182010


  • 107,000 miles


The drivers seat frame broke for no apparent reason. The vehicle has never been wrecked.

- Midwest City, OK, USA

problem #283

Dec 282010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
While driving along, I took a slight turn and heard a crack sound. All of a sudden the back left corner of my driver seat fell, upon stopping the vehicle, I found I can now easily "rock" my driver seat up/down. Due to this, I have severe back strain while driving along with great concerns of safety, if I go over a bump will my foot slip off the accelerator or brake" if, in an accident will I end up in the back seat while the vehicle is in drive? is my young family in jeopardy"

- Farmington, CT, USA

problem #282

Dec 122010


  • 50,300 miles
This is a safety issue that affects all 2005 Nissan Muranos. The drivers seat support has a design flaw making the vehicle unsafe to drive, the flaw is in the design and construction of the driver's seat support. It makes the support support so fragile that it breaks, thus disconnecting the seat from the seat rail. This support will break during an accident, or suddenly, without warning, while the car is in motion. If broken during an accident, the seat will not perform acceptably as part of the safety restraint system; (the safety restrain system is comprised of the seat, the seat belts, and the airbags. They work together to minimize injury in the event of an accident. With the seat loose, the entire system's function is fatally compromised); aggravated injuries or unnecessary death may result. If the failure occurs while driving, the design flaw could cause an accident. In my car, the seat broke while driving at slow speed, making a left turn in a residential area. There was no warning, just an noise, and the seat suddenly was loose. I took it in for repair immediately, the mechanic stated that he has seen several of these recently, Nissan is stonewalling customers on this, the repair is very expensive. Thus many are choosing to continue to drive their car with the seat broken, in order to avoid the high cost of repair. This represents a growing population of unsafe vehicles on the road. As stated above, these vehicles are not only unsafe for their owner/drivers, they also represent a risk to others sharing the road.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #281

Nov 202010


  • 62,000 miles
I am writing in regard to a 2005 Nissan Murano. The driver's seat support bracket has broken. The seat is loose and rocks and wobbles. A driver cannot sit securely in the seat as it moves while you are driving. In looking under the seat it shows that the left steel bracket has totally broken in half leaving the seat unsupported. I took the car into the dealership and they said it is not covered by Nissan, and since we are out of warranty, it will cost $900. I cannot afford this so the seat remains broken. I asked the mechanic about it and he said their hands are tied as Nissan will not authorize the repair on a recall basis. The mechanic has seen several of these, but he said that ours is the worst one he has seen. Most of the others have just been wobbly, but ours is totally broken. He offered to talk to someone at Nissan about it and "go to bat for us". this should be a recall item as more than 8,000 have reported this problem. If there is ever an injury to a driver as a result of a broken seat there will be a law suit that will cost them more than the recall.

- Langley, WA, USA

problem #280

Dec 082010


  • 143,800 miles
2005 Nissan Murano made a left turn and my seat frame broke. Driver's side rear bracket. Nissan wants $1200 to fix. Seat brackets shouldn't break. There are tons of occurrences of this problem recorded. This should be recalled.

- Mandeville, LA, USA

problem #279

Nov 232010


  • 89,100 miles
While temporarily stopped, there was a loud pop from under the driver's seat and the left side of the driver's seat dropped with the driver still seated in it. The seat is now loose and rocks back a forth as the seat support frame attaching the seat to the floor has broken. We are 1,700 miles from home and are faced with a long drive home with a dangerously loose and partially detached seat. We had been driving on very smooth roads in a normal manner and nothing has occurred that might cause the failure of a seat support system. In several million miles of driving, this is the first seat support failure I've ever witnessed, but a quick search on the internet indicates this is an all too common failure for this particular make, model and year car.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #278

Nov 152010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 68,134 miles
2005 Nissan Murano driver seat frame has broke in the left rear corner.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #277

Oct 252010


  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. While traveling 30 mph the contact noticed that the front driver seat had suddenly began to lean to the left side of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the seat needed to be replaced. The current and failure mileages were 51000.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #276

Oct 222010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
I was driving my 2005 Nissan Murano when we hit a bump and my drivers seat dropped, after I got home I checked and the metal seat frame had cracked on the left rear side of the drivers seat. I worry because if this happened during an accident the seat would offer no support to the driver and could even hurt the passenger behind the driver. I have called Nissan usa and told me to get a report from dealership and there was no recall

- Quincy, MA, USA

problem #275

Oct 202010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
I own a 2005 Nissan Murano. Recently, the driver's seat broke, causing it to rock during regular driving and tip over when going around turns. Nissan North America and the dealer refuse to repair the seat under warranty, stating that it is a result of "normal wear and tear". I did some research on the internet and learned that many people have the same problem. I attempted to locate the part myself and learned that Nissan has changed the part number seven times, in attempts to fix this problem. I was unable to locate the part as it is in high demand. The driver's seat is a major safety concern not only due to the bouncing and rocking but the possibility that it will disconnect completely. I can¿T even fathom how this seat would hold up during an accident. Last week, while I was driving to work, a tractor-trailer entered my lane of travel. I swerved to avoid hitting it but, due to the broken seat, my body flew toward the passenger side of the car, nearly causing me to totally lose control of the car in the process. My car ran off the road but, luckily, I did not hit anything.

- Halifax, PA, USA

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