hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,784 miles

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2005 Nissan Murano Owner Comments

problem #11

Feb 112014


  • 86,000 miles


The heat does not come on, even after the engine temperature has reached full operational temperature.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #10

Feb 012011


  • miles
All of my locks no longer work. I have seen countless complaints about this very issue and nothing is getting done about it. I thought Nissan was suppose to be one of the best out there. I'll never buy another Nissan again if they continue not to assist their customers. I also have the air intake issue, thankfully that was recalled and will be fixed. I had to replace the front struts, oil cooler gasket, front sway bar links and the battery has been changed 3 times now. Very disappointed with Nissan and so embarrassed to even talk about the issues with this car. :(

- Hutto, TX, USA

problem #9

Dec 032011


  • 72,000 miles
I was going around the vehicle in front of me and I heard a lock snapping sound. I was informed it was the transfer case. Luckily I was only traveling 5 mph when the transfer case broke.

- Pleasantville , NY, USA

problem #8

Dec 012011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles


Our car is starting the surging thing and acts like it is going to turn off then zooms off. I never realized the cvt cause so many people issues. The cowards at Nissan not stepping forward are going to realize real quick they should have been loyal to their customers! I along with a lot of other folks will not be going back to Nissan!

- Irmo, SC, USA

problem #7

Jun 152011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
Coolant was leaking on driveway, found that the tensioner bracket is cracked and is rubbing up against a coolant hose, causing a breach in hose and leakage. The dealership is quoting me over $500 to replace the tensioner bracket and associated pulley and "screw". I called Nissan corporate asking them to either fix for free or discount the service. They said its not their responsibility. I see alot of this exact component failure reported online, I hope Nissan ponies up someday.

- Tamarac, FL, USA

problem #6

Apr 292010


  • 52,244 miles
2005 Nissan Murano taken in to Nissan of gastonia on 4/27/10 to have the air intake recall corrected. Mileage is about 52,000 miles. On 4/29/10, my check engine light came on and immediately had trouble with delayed starting. Code P0345 camshaft position sensor a bank 2 circuit malfunction. Called dealership and made appointment for their next available date 5/4/10 and took it in to be looked at. Service manager felt quite certain that they had left something unplugged. He came back to me 1 hour later to advise that I needed a new camshaft position sensor. It cost me $247 to replace the sensor. Too many issues with this sensor on line on Nissan recalls for this not to be a safety concern on the 05 Muranos' too.

- Clover, SC, USA

problem #5

Apr 272010


  • 41,000 miles


Nissan Murano 2005 - loose motor support.

- Montreal, 00, USA

problem #4

Jun 282009


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. Since April of 2009, the vehicle has been losing power while driving 55 mph. The speed has decreased to 5 mph on three occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer three times, but they could not diagnose the failure with the computer system/engine. The contact is concerned that a crash could occur. The failure mileage was 38,000.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #3

Jun 042009


  • 26,000 miles
Lifter link assembly broke on my 2005 Nissan Murano. Took the car in for servicing and when I picked it up the seat was broken. The dealership fixed it because it was covered under my extended warranty. Still had to pay the $50 deductible, because there was no recall. I understand that I am not the only one who has experienced this problem.

- Hoffman Estates, IL, USA

problem #2

Nov 012007

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
Since lease of vehicle in July 2005, many problems. Most recent is lack of acceleration at random times. Vehicle was fixed and in less that a week of it returned to me, problem happened again. I do not have any warning that the car will cease to accelerate. It is not a safe vehicle to drive, especially with my children or others children in the car. I am afraid for my children's lives as well as my own when I am driving this vehicle. The vehicle required a new engine when it was slightly more than a year old, it has had many other things wrong with it, however this is the most serious and possibly deadly.

- Brecksville, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 012005

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,378 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. While driving 25 mph, the engine misfired and the vehicle shut off. The dealer inspected the vehicle five times and stated that the failure was caused by the sensor, throttle intake hose, motor mounts, and the air filter. The components were replaced, however, the failure recurred. The failure mileage was 6,378 and current mileage was 22,000.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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