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 9 of 22)

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problem #274

Oct 222010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 80,500 miles


Driver seat frame lift mechanism breakage. Seat loose on base as result.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #273

Sep 162009

Murano 6-cyl

  • miles
2005 Nissan Murano- driver's side seat frame snapped at the weld and entire seat now teters back and forth diagonally. Car was only 4 yrs old when it happened. Girlfriend's car is same model/yr and same happened to her this year (Nissan looked at it and did nothing). This is an absolute safety hazard and an obvious factory defect/design flaw. Nissan should have recalled this but is doing nothing for its customers. Is it gonna take personal injury due to a car accident or even the loss of an innocent person's life for Nissan to consider this a hazard?

- Walden, NY, USA

problem #272

Aug 092010


  • 138,000 miles
Drivers seat is off hinge. Took it to Nissan for review. They said it's not covered under warranty due to mileage. Known issue for seat to break on welded left corner but will cost over $1000 out of pocket to fix. Had Nissan customer service investigate, they refused to cover as well. Faulty seat known issue and cannot get them to pay to fix it.

- Wappingers Falls, NY, USA

problem #271

Oct 042010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 91,208 miles


The pivot, which attaches the driver's side seat to the car, broke. Now the seat wobbles severely and in the case of an accident, would not be firmly braced to the vehicle.

- Tucker, GA, USA

problem #270

Oct 032010


  • 80,227 miles
Driver seat is broken and moves on it's own while vehicle is in motion.

- Wylie, TX, USA

problem #269

Oct 012010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
My drivers seat in my 2005 Nissan Murano failed while driving down the road. I was going around a turn and something popped and now the seat rocks back and forth on the left rear of the seat. Not very safe having a seat that rocks while driving and broke while driving. Luckily I was able to get back on the road when it broke. It is very scary to have it break as you drive.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #268

Jun 012010


  • 57,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. While driving approximately 65 mph the front drivers began to shake. The vehicle was pulled over and upon examination he noticed the seat was detached from the mounting tracks. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where it was confirmed that the front drivers seat detached from the mounting tracks. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 57,000 and the current mileage was 63,000.

- Hartford, CT, USA

problem #267

Sep 272010

Murano 6-cyl

  • miles
2005 Nissan Murano - driver seat broke and is a safety hazard.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #266

Sep 152010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 44,300 miles
Broken welds in the driver's seat base frame. First broke abound 4/9/2008. Aftermarket seat heaters had been installed by a vendor previously. Took vehicle to vendor, found broken welds in the driver seat base, causing the base to drop down and to the left. Vendor removed the driver seat, aligned, reinforced, mig welded the affected areas. Vendor reassembled and tested seat, appeared to be solid. 9/15/2010. Driving vehicle at moderate speed (35-40 mph), loud "pop", then left rear side of drivers seat dropped down. No loss of control, but now an obviously unsafe situation. 9/22/10. Took vehicle back to vendor (see above), vendor pulled off access panels and verified that welds performed in 2008 were solid and that the frame had broken in another spot. Declined to even attempt a repair at this point for safety concerns and advised contacting dealer for new part. 9/22//10 visited Nissan dealer, seat inspected by technician, stated that the rear lower drivers seat frame was broken and would need to be replaced. The service dept quoted a price of $750 parts, $275 labor, for a total of $125 plus tax. This is a serious safety problem in my mind. The car has 44,000 miles, was purchased in, and spends much of it's time in Florida. There is absolutely no rust or corrosion anywhere I know of. I believe this is a defect and should be covered by Nissan.

- Derby, NY, USA

problem #265

Oct 152006


  • 21,000 miles
I have been driving my Nissan Murano for at least three years with a broken seat. I file a complain three years ago. Everybody that I know who owns a Nissan Murano has the drivers seat broke. I have been reading a lot of complains about these problem and the ODI has not issue a recall. How much is Nissan corporation giving to not do a recall?; im sure that if the Nissan Murano owners get together we can collect more money to make ODI to do a recall these is ridiculous. I can let you drive my Murano so you can feel who hard is to drive my Murano with a broken seat. ODI needs to work on these problem right away.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #264

Sep 142010


  • 81,845 miles


My driver side seat in my Nissan Murano frame cracked. While I was stopping at a stop signed and I thought I was going to go head first in the windshield. I F my kids was in the car then no telling if I lost control or hit my head no telling what would have happened. Had no problems with this before and now it seems there is a lot of complaints about the same failure as what I have had here. I have not repaired the seat yet and will not drive the car again until it is repaired.

- Choctaw, OK, USA

problem #263

Aug 122010


  • 90,000 miles
Driver seat left side of seat, bracket broke while driving. The seat is unstable and dangerous to drive.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #262

Sep 072010


  • 52,000 miles
Ref complaint #[xxx]of 9/8/10. Driver seat collapse/Nissan Murano; tues 9/7/10. This is a follow-up because I am understanding that this issue was reported before and simply "dropped" by your department. This is a "safety issue" which could have been disastrous had the seat collapsed when our daughter (short and tiny) was driving the vehicle a few days earlier on a trip from springfield to richmond va. Thank god she did not encounter the problem then. The support for the seat broke! we have the part. This should not have happened and Nissan should take responsibility for the replacement. People are "welding" the part back: What happens if that should break and an accident occurs? one should not be encouraged to take this route!! we would hope that your department would take this seriously and have Nissan recall these vehicles for a total refit of the seat before catastrophe happens. Thank you. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #261

Aug 292010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 73,900 miles
Got in vehicle and driver right seat came unattached from the floor and is still like that. Wobbles back and forth and not attached any more creating a huge safety issue. Bought the car less than a month ago and dealership not returning calls and are acting like they don't know what happened as if I am the first person to report this. There should be a recall as my seat is not attached to the car.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #260

Mar 152010


  • 71,000 miles
I purchased my 2005 Nissan Murano in March of 2009. In March of 2010 my drivers side seat broke. Looking under the seat the one of the metal support bars has come unwelded from the track causing the seat to lean to the left against the door. I have had a Nissan vehicle since 1995 and have never had any major issues.

- Bessemer, AL, USA

problem #259

Aug 152010


  • 101,868 miles
I was driving North on I-75 in atlanta, ga. My driver's side rear seat bracket broke. I nearly had an accident since the seat shifted and forced me to change my body position unexpectedly. I've felt/looked at the broken bracket then researched it on the internet. It appears this failure is common on my Murano, however, Nissan hasn't performed a recall to repair the known safety issue. What can be done now, before someone dies from an unexpected seat bracket failure?

- Acworth , GA, USA

problem #258

Aug 172010


  • 69,000 miles
Nissan Murano drivers seat defective - while driving my Murano last year, the seat weld in front broke causing the seat to lean excessively and almost causing me to have an accident as I was driving. The Nissan dealer said it was a common Nissan defect but since there was not a recall I would have to pay for the repair. I paid my mechanic to weld the front break and to include additional support braces. On Tuesday of this week, while pulling into a parking lot at 5pm, a different seat weld in the back broke causing the seat to lean to the right while cornering left. Because of the extreme and sudden movement I lost control of the car, rolled across lanes and up onto a curb, almost taking out 4 people sitting at an outside table at the local glory days restaurant. I could not reach the brake pedal because of the angle. Luckily, I did not hurt anybody or damage anything other than possibly throwing a wheel weight off of the front right tire. From visiting many Murano owner forums, I see that literally hundreds and hundreds of owners have had a similar experience with these welds breaking and have been told the same thing by their local Nissan dealerships "it's out of warranty and unless a recall is put out, you're paying close to $1000 for the fix". a manufacturers or design defect that almost caused me to run over 4 people yesterday should indeed be a concern of Nissan and it seems that it is not. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #257

Aug 012010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
2005 Murano driver seat "popped" when entering car. Seat now has excessive movement up and down in right rear corner. Very unsafe condition to drive in since there seems to be no solid connection to the frame. After removing seat discovered the linkage mechanism between base rails and seat bracket had failed - stamped metal part had catastrophically failed in two locations. Failed part is integral to seat frame and cannot be replaced. Similar repairs noted on internet quoted at approximately $1000. Design constraints for the part should have exceeded the cars intended lifespan and should not be affected by normal usage. Safety of driver and occupants could be severely impacted if vehicle operated with this condition. This is a pathetic failure on any vehicle - let alone one with only 75K miles.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #256

Aug 112010


  • 73,000 miles
2005 Nissan Murano, driver seat, rear left seat bracket broke during normal driving conditions, causing seat to become unsafe and to sag badly in back left corner and seatbelt to sit in wrong place.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #255

Aug 092010


  • 80,000 miles
I own a 2005 Nissan Murano with just over 80,000 miles with power seats. The driver's side seat bracket is broken and I am told it will cost nearly $1000 to repair. This is a safety issue and a manufacturer's defect. My vehicle was not involved in a collision or other event that would cause the seat to fail.

- Cedar Falls, IA, USA

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