hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,017 miles

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2005 Nissan Murano Owner Comments

problem #15

Nov 072016


  • 150,000 miles


My intake air duct comes off, causing stalling, bad gas mileage, running bad & throwing maff codes... this problem begin happening around early November 2016 & happens often. I'm trying to avoid a crash, this is heart renching.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #14

May 122016


  • 104,000 miles
On my 2005 Nissan Murano all doors, including gas door, except drivers door will periodically fail to lock or unlock using the door lock button on drivers door or key fob. The problem appears to be linked to the ambient temperature, most likely to occur on hot days. The sounds you hear are the same just sometimes the lock button just wiggles slightly, rather than moving enough to lock or unlock the doors. This problem occurs at any time, regardless of vehicle movement. I find it odd for all lock actuators too fail at the same time, then start working again at the same time. The dealer wants 1600-2000 dollars to replace all lock actuators.

- Alhambra, CA, USA

problem #13

Jun 162010


  • 50,000 miles
Door locks starting with drivers side passenger and now the driver door will not lock or unlock unless manually changed with lever or key. This is a huge safety issue and should be addressed passenger doors are random however are starting to show similar signs thanks in advance.

- Vista, CA, USA

problem #12

May 212013


  • miles



- Washington, DC, USA

problem #11

Jan 012011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
When driving my Nissan Murano especially on hot days/in stop & go traffic, the vehicle fails to respond to the depression of the accelerator. When it happens (~1X/week), the vehicle will be at a complete stop & not begin to accelerate after depressing the accelerator until around 3K rpms. The problem is resolved by cycling the vehicle off then on, given that the driving conditions don't remain in the form which appeared to initiate the incident. In one instance (and only once), the vehicle was left running, with the A/C on while I made a quick run into a convienence store. After backing out of the parking space without a problem, the vehicle exhibited it's slight hesitation while in drive, but then lurched forward at ~3K rpms, and acquired the desired speed and manuevers. After waiting at the light just outside of the parking lot, the vehicle would not respond to the depression of the accelerator in the form of movement. That is, the engine would rev to as much as 5K rpms, but not move more the.5-1mph. The usual cycling of the engine off & then on, would not resolve the problem. The next destination was nearby (1mi.) & downhill, so I was able to coast, in neutral, to that location whilst being honked at & nearly rear-ended by oncoming traffic. After the vehicle had sat at that location for ~3hrs, there were no other problems of the like. It is worth mentioning the hesitation problem was not experienced for the remainder of the day. However, it wasn't too long before the original problem returned. No check engine light, no other mechanical issues I have noticed. No correlations other than that of temperature and/or stop and go traffic. Another important note is that those correlations are not dependent upon each other; the problem can/does occur in the absence of either. However, it is typically not seen without at least one of those factors present.

- Aurora , CO, USA

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problem #10

Sep 262005


  • 300 miles
My driver's side sun visor would not remain in the up position. When vehicle went in @ 30 days or so, I reported this with some other minor needed repairs. It was the dealership on pearl rd., route 42 in brunswick that also handled Subaru's. it was originally a leased vehicle under allied leasing. I reported problem again at approximately 24 months. Then - I reported it again when car went in for service in January of 2011. Visor no longer adjustable - won't remain in up position - flops down in front of your eye blocking vision constantly. Replacement estimate from dealer $300-$400 for part even if we install ourselves! important - repeating problem back to 1996 Sentra. Many complaints found on the internet! Nissan refused to repair under warranty as well as post warranty! you are either trying to see underneath it...swing it to the side out of the way - but then your eyes have no protection against blinding sunlight! not only dangerous - but uncomfortable and inconvenient. I would have no problem paying if visor was reasonably priced - but Nissan prices it obscenely!

- Sagamore Hills, OH, USA

problem #9

Aug 102010


  • miles


On 08/10/2010 we paid our local Nissan dealer $470.93 to repair the driver side door lock. Before the repair the driver's door we could not open with the key fob or with the interior manual lock. We had to use the door key. Now all the other doors are acting the same way. They do not unlock or lock with the key fob or interior manual lock. Note: There is only one key hole on the exterior of the car. This is a huge safety issue. Numerous times we have had children in the back seat that we can't get out of the car without having to climb over and manually switching the door from locked to unlocked. Also, when we think the door is locked it sometimes isn't, which is another safety issue. Nissan wants us to pay to have each door fixed. I have never had a car that I couldn't get in or couldn't get out of. I believe this is a huge safety issue and would like a recall on this car and have Nissan reimburse me for the driver door lock that I already paid.

- Lees Summit, MO, USA

problem #8

Feb 072011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
2005 Nissan Murano sun visor on the driver's seat falling off suddenly and blocking driver vision.

- Foster City, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 202010


  • 99,500 miles
Failure of door locking mechanism was first noticed when fuel filler door would not open; remote key recycled several times and fuel-filler door opened. Next time, several months later, the right passenger door would not open by passenger. Again, remote key recycled several times and door opened. Yesterday, when trying to unlock the trunk lid the door-lock/unlock mechanism failed and trunk lid and right front passenger door were both impossible to open. After many attempts using both the remote keypad and using the manual key method the doors were finally unlocked. To test the system, the doors were locked using the manual key and both the trunk lid and the right front passenger doors remained unlocked. The system is unreliable for security purposes and potentially life-threatening in case the passengers needed to egress the vehicle quickly in case of being stalled on railroad tracks, fire or in a water submersion situation.

- San Angelo, TX, USA

problem #6

Nov 182010


  • 39,000 miles
This was the third time the air intake hose fell off while the car was in motion causing the engine to instantly stall leaving the car disabled with no steering control. The first two times were in residential areas, but the third time was on a heavily traveled road at night causing a serious and extremely dangerous situation. The car was almost struck several times while I was removing my toddler from the backseat of the disabled car. Each of the three times the car has stalled I brought the car to Nissan the next day and they said they previously replaced a different recall part in the air intake system, but the way the car was designed made the other end of the air intake hose likely to fall off due to vibration. They showed me how removing the air filter during routine maintenance can loosen the air intake hose, even when the clamp is tightened. I asked them to fix this problem and they said there was nothing they could do, it was just the way the hose was designed. I cannot imagine what could have happened if I had taken the highway home and the car had stalled at higher speeds. The suggested fix from Nissan was to tighten the hose clamps each time the car is used, but it has happened three times now supposedly after the clamps were tightened by Nissan service mechanics. This seems to be a serious defect and I am grateful that nobody hit us while the car was stalled. After three times, I am too scared to ever drive the car again.

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 162009


  • 48,500 miles


Driver's sun visor will not stay up. Will drop down and obscure vision at any moment. Passenger sun visor is now doing the same thing. Will not stay up, drops down without notice.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #4

Apr 152010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 72,150 miles
2005 Nissan Murano - drivers side sun visor is broken and will not stay in the up position. Falls suddenly and completely blocks vision of the road. I have almost been in several accidents due to this issue. Nissan says it is not a warranty issue.

- Cape Coral , FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 312010


  • 45,000 miles
I own a 2005 Nissan Murano and have had numerous "incidents" regarding a continuling problem with the driver's side sun visor. The mechanism that holds the visor upright and in an angle position to block the sun is not working and repeatedly drops and droops rather unexpectedly to the point of hindering my ability of driving safely. Numerous times while driving on the highway the visor drops and blocks my view several times this has nearly caused an accident. I have talked to the Nissan dealer and they say it is not a safety issue, there is no recall infomation and I must replace on my own expense regardless if I have a warranty. I have contacted the dealer I purchased the vehicle from and have not had any solutions other than to pay over $500 to fix the problem. I find this outrageous and danderous. An online search yeilds a large number of other Murano owners with the same problem.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 072010


  • 43,000 miles
2005 Nissan Murano driver sun visor willl not stay up, especially in cold or wet weather posing a driver view obstruction safety issue.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jun 192008


  • 55,800 miles
Approx. 3 weeks ago. While traveling home my 2005 Nissan Murano would just come to a complete stop, without warning. I wait about 5 minutes and it would start up again. Then last week 6/19 while traveling on a hwy 9A South it did it again while going a speed of 65, then on 6/20. It did the same exact thing 5 times. I took it into the coggin Nissan the same exact day. They have put on it on there diagnostic machine, was unable to determined the cause, so, they said that they would have to keep it until they determined the cause of the stalling.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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