really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,333 miles

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2005 Nissan Murano engine problems

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2005 Nissan Murano Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 162014

Murano 6-cyl

  • 112,000 miles


I had a check engine light and an airbag light appear on my dash. While driving on the beltway the ABS light came on and my car slowed down and wouldn't tee pond to the gas pedal. After about 2 minutes it kicked back in so I took it to get a diagnostic from a Nissan dealer the next morning. They told me everything was fine according to the computer there were a lot of codes that popped up but they told me they weren't happening anymore. I asked of they checked all of the wires they told me yes. So I took my vehicle and later that night while driving back from lunch break the ABS light came on again and the Murano slowed down as before only this time it cut completely off. It only held a jump for about 5 blocks before it cut off again. I had it towed back to the dealer the next morning and they told me they can't check anything unless I purchase a new battery so I bought a new battery and they put it in and told me everything was fine again it just needed a new battery. They told me everything was reading fine but in my opinion that was because it was feeding off the juice of a new battery. About 2 hours after leaving the dealer the same thing happen again with a new battery while I was driving. The ABS light came on the car slowed down this time the meters went crazy then it cut off. Only by the grace of god that no one was injured with my car cutting off while I'm driving. I called the dealer and they were not willing to do anything different and they told me my VIN number is not under a recall. I called Nissan Consumer Affairs after a week of waiting and unreturned calls I finally talked to a regional manager from Tennessee by the name of [xxx] only because I got transferred to him and all he told me was Nissan will not help you out financially. He didn't discuss the issue or offer solutions and showed no concern for safety only money even though I never asked for it. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #5

May 152014


  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. While coming to a stop at an unknown speed, the vehicle accelerated when the brake pedal was repeatedly depressed. The vehicle failed to decelerate and crashed into a brick building. The front passenger sustained injuries to the chest and both knees. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic and for severe front end damage. The building was also damaged. Prior to the crash, the front driver and passenger side windows along with all four power door locks activated independently while the vehicle was parked. The vehicle was being repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 76,000.

- Ludlow, MA, USA

problem #4

Aug 292013


  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle decelerated without manual force and idled. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis but they were unable to duplicate the problem. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.

- Mount Belivieu, TX, USA

problem #3

May 022011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


I purchased a pre-owned Murano with the extended warranty. A few months ago I had the oil changed and was notified the transfer case was leaking. I brought the car to a Nissan dealership to be fixed. The leaks were fixed, a few days later there was an intense burning smell. I brought the car back in to the Nissan dealer and they fixed it again. I was told there were some more leaks found. Now after driving the car in stop and go traffic for a long period of time the car will not accelerate properly. There is a 4 second delay then the car lurches forward. When I turn the car off for a while and turn it back on the problem seems to go away. I brought it again to the Nissan dealer and they will do nothing because they cannot replicate the problem. I was told the warranty will not pay for parts unless the problem can be duplicated at the dealer. This is a serious safetly issue and I am no longer comfortable driving this car.

- Camano Island, WA, USA

problem #2

Aug 012006


  • miles
While driving the consumer's 2005 Nissan Murano came to a sudden stop due to problems with the throttle, throttle chamber and/or accelerator.

- Van Nuys, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 052005

Murano 6-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
I have a 2005 Nissan Murano which is two wheel drive with the ctv transmission. We were coming back from vacation from Colorado when the problem started. Several times during the trip when we were coming down a hill with the cruise control on the car would try to maintain the selected speed however if the hill was a little to big it would turn off the cruise control it self. We were just South of san antonio the last time that it had turned off the the cruise. The problem was when it turned off the cruise it also disabled the transmission. It was rather scary as we were driving in rush hour traffic when it did it. We were coming down a hill when the cruise turned it self off and in the process the car started to slow down and we were in the middle lane. All we could do was turn on the right turn signal and hope no one would hit us. Once we had gotten to the shoulder and stopped I had realized the engine was still running but the transmission wouldn't respond. I had put it in park and back into drive but the car wouldn't respond. I figured if I shut the engine off and restarted it that maybe it would reset whatever was wrong. I restarted the engine and the whole dash lit up. One by one the lights had gone out except the "service the engine soon" light. However the transmission worked and has worked since. By the time we had gotten home and gotten an appointment to take it in to a Nissan dealer the light had gone out. We had taken it to the charlie clark Nissan in harlingen Texas and they had it for two days and never had a problem with it. The reason they didn't have a problem is that we have no hills as we live in the valley and there are no hills here. They said that they had checked everything that could cause the problem and everything was to specification. So nothing was adjusted, or replaced so as far as I'm concerned the problem is still there and the next time we get into the hill country it will probably act up again.

- Harlingen, TX, USA

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