really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,279 miles

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2005 Nissan Murano electrical problems

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2005 Nissan Murano Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #30

Jul 062009


  • 80,000 miles


Driver's side door actuator does not work to open/lock the door anymore. Safety issue for my wife's car. Online search showed 1000's of Nissan owners with the same problem. How this is not a recall I do not know.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #29

Oct 262011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
I was driving when all at about 30 mph when all of the sudden my lights (service engine, battery.) on dashboard turn on and the speed of my car was reduced drastically. I was able to drive my car to a speed of no more than 5mph. I park and after that my car had to be tow away. I was told by Nissan dealership where I bought the car that it was the alternator and it had to be replaced. To my knowledge there is a recall for Nissan Murano 2005 alternators.

- Chicago , IL, USA

problem #28

Oct 122011


  • 75,000 miles
I started to notice that when I'd use my keyless entry that the doors wouldn't unlock so I replaced my keyless entry only to discover that wasn't it using the panel on the drivers side if I unlock/lock the doors only 1 door aside from the drivers will unlock... my trunk will unlock selectively and with this model there is no other way to get in our out the trunk aside from the tail gate I took it to the dealer to get it fixed and when his response immediately was "it's your actuators, we get these all the time with your kind of car" it struck a nerve with me and I didn't get it done when I found out the cost is $400 per door that's including labor I then started to do research on line and I see forums of over a thousand 05/06 Murano owners with the same issue that im having some have replaced them some have complained there was petitions and nothing has been done god forbid someone who doesn't realize this gets in and like most of us locks there doors behind them only to realize it didn't with something awful like a burglary or something... what if there is an accident and they cant get to the victim because the doors don't unlock these are worst case scenarios but this should not be common.

- West Covina , CA, USA

problem #27

Sep 112011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles


Electronic door lock on the driver side would sporadically unlock or lock door...now is all the time and must be locked manually. This is a safety hazard when trying enter the vehicle in an un secure environment or can result in stolen merchandise or parts left in the vehicle. Driver side sun visor also well not stay in upright position and drops suddenly blocking the view of the driver.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #26

Jul 012009


  • 40,000 miles
I have had intermittent problems opening the front driver side door with the keyless remote for 2 1/2 years and recently it has become a problem 99% of the time. About a month ago I discovered one of my rear doors was unlocked when it should not have been. Yesterday when a passenger tried to get in the back door on the opposite side it would not unlock even when using the interior button. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before the only properly functioning door stops working and the gas cap will no longer open. How do you open the gas cap with a faulty locking mechanism"? is there a way to open it manually?" there is also a question of safety if doors cannot be locked and unlocked with the interior lock button....risk of car jacking, theft. Emergency personnel could not gain quick access in the event of an accident or fire or submersion when every second counts, especially involving infants and small children in car seats (or elderly) who can't or don't know how to manually unlock the door. Lives are at risk! the cost to repair one door is astronomical let alone having to repair three or all four. This is a widespread Nissan defect that they refuse to acknowledge and repair. I have always been a big Nissan fan and this is the third Nissan I have owned. I will not buy another one if they don't step up and fix this problem. We owners of these vehicles are reminded daily of the safety issues every single time we enter and exit our cars and have to manually check each door to make sure they are all locked. A recall needs to be issued. This is a safety concern.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #25

Jun 222011

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that all four door locks could not be locked or unlocked from the interior or exterior of the vehicle. The remote control key lock was also inoperable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that there were no recalls for the failure. The manufacturer was notified who also advised the contact that there were no recalls for the vehicle and offered no further assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 106,000. Updated 11/01/12 the dealer had no record of prior service. Also, the oil cooler and cv boot were leaking and the air bag light illuminated. Updated 11/02/12

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #24

May 092011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles


It seems that I have all of the well known problems with the Nissan Murano. I got the air bag light that won't turn off which to me is a major safety and very dangerous issue. I heard that in case of an accident the air bags and seat belts won't work. Nissan needs to address this problem asap before someone or multiple people lose their life because of their lack of responsibility. Another problem I have is none of door actuators work including the rear hatch door except for the driver's side door that door is the only door that unlocks and locks which I also think it's another safety issue. I also have the bad power steering rack which I mentioned a lot is a safety issue. The steering has so much play that its difficult to drive I wish Nissan would step up to the plate and admit that these should be repaired because of their bad engineering with these trucks.

- Romeoville, IL, USA

problem #23

Sep 012011


  • 50,000 miles
Front door locks don't work with remote or proximity fob.

- Columbia, PA, USA

problem #22

May 182011


  • 105,000 miles
Door locks not functioning properly. Will not lock/unlock from fob or interior switch on the interior of the vehicle. This is a safety concern because in the event of a crash you may not be able to unlock the doors to exit the vehicle or it may prevent emergency medical personnel to easily gain access to the vehicle. It is also a concern because it can potentially leave the vehicle vulnerable to potential theft of items in the interior of the vehicle since they don't reliably lock.

- St. Paul, MN, USA

problem #21

Jul 162010


  • miles
Driver's door and rear passenger door locks will not lock when actuated from the door power lock or the remote power lock. This is a danger because it means door locks can not be relied to power lock or unlock in the event of an emergency.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #20

Oct 112011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles


Has faulty electronic locks. Viewed as a safety issue as it prevents the ability to get in and/or out in a quick and efficient manner should there be an emergency. The door will not unlock/lock using the electronic devices or buttons and in order to unlock the door you have to open another door and reach over and manually unlock. I have significant concerns related to my and my family's safety in the vehicle. After research it appears that this problem is common and Nissan is not taking any responsibility to replace or repair causing significant (up to $1600) financial cost to the owner.

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #19

Jun 022011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 75,999 miles
The door locks on my vehicle will not lock or unlock with the keyless remote and the passengers front door lock will not lock or unlock unless manually locked and also the backseat behind the passenger that door will not lock or unlock with the keyless remote this is a safety hazard for my young children riding in my car. The manufacturer of the these vehicles should be held responsible for the cost to correct these problems apparently this has been an on going issue with these door locks as to what I have seen with the complaints posted. What is it going to take to get these locks fixed before young children get killed.

- Booneville, , MS, USA

problem #18

Apr 152011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
Airbag light flashing, both front door locks quit working at the same time along with the hatch lock that gets stuck, now the sun visor on drivers side is falling down.

- Shalimar, FL, USA

problem #17

Apr 142011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 44,070 miles
Power failure, inability to accelerate and possibility to being rear-ended as a result.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #16

Aug 102011


  • 77,425 miles
2 TPMS sensors failed and cost $285 to replace. Batteries failed in each sensor requiring a full replacement of each unit. Tire pressure light would come on after 10 miles, leading the driver to believe that there was a pressure problem when there really was not an issue, which could create a safety concern.

- Kersey, CO, USA

problem #15

Jun 022011


  • 112,000 miles
The power locks do not work all the time when using the fob or the switch inside the door. The doors and lift gate do not always lock or unlock. My wife has been locked out of the car in the meijer's parking lot with our two small children unable to get in car. This is a major safety issue and I find it unacceptable. I am concerned that if there was an accident, fire, severe weather that my family would not be able to get in or out (depending on the situation) of the car in a timely manner causing injury or death. Doing some research I have found that there are many other Nissan Murano and other Nissan vehicle owners that have been having the same problem. It all appears that Nissan issued a recall for the frontier pickup for this same issue. We now have to leave the vehicle unlocked at all times so we can get in and out without incident. Please call me if you have any further questions. Thanks.

- Howell, MI, USA

problem #14

Jan 032011


  • miles
2005 Nissan Murano door lock actuators have gone bad. I have googled this on line and have found nearly every owner has had electrical problems with this vehicle - this being one of the number one issues. However, Nissan refuses to issue a recall and fix this problem. What is it going to take" how many people have to have this problem before they realize that it is something they did wrong in the manufacturing of this vehicle? am I really going to have to pay $1600 to repair this on a 6 year old car" not good customer service Nissan!!!

- High Point, NC, USA

problem #13

Sep 012010


  • 65,000 miles
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warning light stays on after driving about 10 miles. Light does not return after restarting vehicle until driven another 10 miles. Tire pressure checked and rechecked, but no problem with pressure, around 35 psi.

- Kersey, CO, USA

problem #12

Dec 222010


  • 71,250 miles
The front drivers door is failing to lock or unlock from key fob or from lock/unlock switch on driver's door.

- Kersey, CO, USA

problem #11

Sep 252010


  • miles
The front passenger door and lift gate locks are failing to lock or unlock from key fob or from lock/unlock switch on driver's door.

- Parker, CO, USA

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