really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,499 miles

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2005 Nissan Murano seat belts / air bags problems

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2005 Nissan Murano Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #35

Mar 122016


  • 122,000 miles


The contact owned a 2005 Nissan Murano. While driving 25 mph, the contact rear ended the preceding vehicle. The driver side air bag failed to deploy and the seat belts failed to restrain the driver. As a result, the contact sustained chest and knee injuries that required medical attention. The passenger sustained neck, knee, shoulder, and right wrist injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent lot. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 122,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #34

Feb 142016


  • 84,000 miles
The air bag light is flashing. I read on line that this is very common and has been reported as a faulty switch. Is this something that Nissan is responsible for? my mechanic said it might cost $1300 dollar's...please help me with this problem. Thank you. My email is [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Somerset, MA, USA

problem #33

Oct 272015


  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. While driving 20 mph, there was a loud noise in the vehicle and the air bags deployed without warning. As a result, the air bag struck the contact in the face. Medical attention was not required. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. Two weeks later, the contact heard another loud noise and the passenger side seat belt system exploded without warning. A police report was filed. The contact was not injured. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 99,000.

- Bayamon, PR, USA

problem #32

Dec 162014


  • 98,000 miles


While boarding my car driver seat broke and also the damage triggered the air bag light to pop since the driver seat is linked to air bag.

- Farmington Hills, MI, USA

problem #31

Apr 102015

Murano 6-cyl

  • 173,000 miles
On April 10, 2015 approximately 7:50 am, I was driving East bound on sand lake road orlando Florida in the slow lane when a white Dodge stratus suddenly appeared out of no-where turned into the flow of traffic causing me to hit his passenger side of his car. Unfortunately the air bags did not deploy and I injured my left hand, left knee as well as got whiplash...updated 05/07/15

- Orlando, FL, USA

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problem #30

Nov 032014


  • 195,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that the air bag warning light would intermittently flash and the horn failed to work. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 195,000.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #29

Nov 082014

Murano 6-cyl

  • miles


Flashing air bag light on dash and right door [passenger side] will not unlock.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #28

Jul 012014

Murano 6-cyl

  • miles
My concerns are there any recalls including safety on my 2005 Murano the vehicles check engine light, week later at various times while in park and running the car will shut off the air bag warning icon, at various times the vehicle would slow while driving and not respond to gas pedal also the ABS warning light appeared at times the windows roll down on their own while vehicle is off I have not taken the vehicle for repairs.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #27

Jun 012014

Murano 6-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
Airbag light on dash went off.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #26

Jan 182006

Murano 6-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
In 2013 I had to have my driver seat bracket welded due to it breaking. My airbag lights flash continuously since about 2006 and I was told that it would be a few thousand dollars to replace the sensor, also my check engine light comes on and then goes off. When I took it in they said it could be several things from catalytic converter to an exhaust issue and that it would be trial and error to figure out which would remy the problem. Not to mention my driver side visor wont stay up and my alternator keeps draining my battery so I have to replace yearly. Someone please help.

- Kenner, LA, USA

problem #25

Jan 142014

Murano 6-cyl

  • 81,000 miles


The airbag light started to flash and would keep flashing until you shut the car off. We took the Murano to our local mechanic. He put it on his computer system and it was diagnosed with "diagnostic module was faulty". it would cost $800 for just the part and 2 1/2 hours of labor for a total of $1093. I contacted Nissan Consumer Affairs if there were any recalls for this particular problem. They informed me that there were none at the time and we would have to take the Murano to an authorized Nissan dealer for the diagnosis. We did take it to an authorized Nissan dealer an hour and half away. After a $73 charge, they told us the exact same thing! I then contacted Nissan again and they told me that they couldn't help us with the cost of the repair. I would understand if it was something that we didn't do for maintenance, but it wasn't our fault that it is defective. I asked them if there was going to be a recall for this problem and they said not at this time. They had also informed me if we would have it fixed and there would be a recall, they would reimburse us for the cost of replacement. I asked them if they could send me a documentation so I would have proof that they would do that but I haven't see anything from them. You would think that Nissan would try to recall proactively before there is a negative back lash on their company. It seems that carmakers overall are becoming more proactive in their recalls, pulling vehicles back and replacing parts to address consumer's safety concerns, even though they may not be officially required to do so. I was hoping that maybe you could help us with our problem. It's just alot of money to pay for something that they can't guarantee won't fix the problem. According to the internet, people have these fixed and have to have them fixed again. Thanks so much for your time!

- Hartley, IA, USA

problem #24

Apr 022014

Murano 6-cyl

  • miles
Approximately 2 weeks ago due to no fault of our own as we were driving our air bag light came on. We took our vehicle to the Nissan dealership in our area. They told us our air bag control monitor was bad and our air bags will not deploy in an accident. Upon ordering the part we were told the part is on backorder. They also told us that we have to pay to have this repaired at our own expense. The service manager proceeded to tell my wife and I that the part is only warranted for 3 years when the car was new. Now it was our issue since we bought the car used.

- St.Regis, MT, USA

problem #23

Apr 152013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where the contact was advised that the air bag module would need to be replaced, but there was no guaranteed that the repair would correct the problem. The dealer cleared the default codes and the air bag light was no longer illuminated. The contact was concerned that the air bags would not operate in the event of a crash. The failure mileage was 97,000 and the current mileage was 98,000.

- Americus, GA, USA

problem #22

Jun 052013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 89,875 miles
Battery had a dead cell removed battery to replace battery was out of vehicle for approx. 5 minutes replaced the battery started the vehicle to get mileage from odometer, idled approx. 2 min with drivers door open no passengers in vehicle. The side curtain air bags deployed as well as the side seat airbags.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #21

Dec 202012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 80,952 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that while parked, the front driver seat bracket fractured and the seat rocked from side to side. The contact also stated that the air bag warning light illuminated and started flashing. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The mechanic stated that the seat bracket and zone sensor would have to be replaced. The seat was repaired but no further repairs were completed. The approximate failure mileage was 80,952.... updated 03/08/13

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #20

Dec 212010


  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that the air bag warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where the contact was informed that the spiral cable would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,000 and the current mileage was 109,000.

- Lawrenceville, PA, USA

problem #19

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 #18

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 #17

May 012012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
This is the second time the driver's seat bracket has broken. The first time, we shamed the local Nissan dealer to fix it, but this was only temporary as the seat has just broken again. We contacted Nissan but they said we are on our own. Air bag light is supposedly linked to this issue as well. Also contacted Nissan about this and escalated all the way to North american hq to no avail. It appears that Nissan would rather take their chances on law suits than have their customers safely drive their products. After purchasing at least 10 Nissan products over the past 30 years I will never purchase another. Forever is a long time.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #16

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

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