really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,500 miles

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2005 Nissan Murano steering problems

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2005 Nissan Murano Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 162013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles


At approximately 65 mph steering wheel would shake as an out of balance condition. I had the tires re-balanced and could not resolve the steering wheel shaking. Did not do any highway driving for a long period of time. Prior to going on vacation I had tires re-balanced, during the highway driving the steering wheel shaking was again visible and could also be felt in the steering wheel. Lower control arm was replaced with no resolve of the shaking steering wheel. Tire dealer replaced tires at a cost to me of $400. Back to car dealership, replaced tire rod end that could be the cause of the problem on the drive home steering wheel shaking at highway speed of 65 mph. Back to dealership who had two different mechanics test drive the car and they said that they could not replicate the shaking, they must have held on to the steering wheel with a gorilla grip. I have a short video of this shaking steering wheel. Wife and I went to test drive a newer used 2009 Nissan Murano with the same approximate mileage, my car now at 88,000, same visible shaking if not worse. Solved problem by trading in the car. Now maybe the dealership will fix the problem at their expense, not mine.

- Orwigsburg, PA, USA

problem #5

Jul 222013


  • 104,000 miles
I am the original owner of 2005 Murano. I noticed a problem with hydroplaning soon after purchase, and have always been extremely careful and on guard when driving in rain or even when streets are wet. This would happen with brand new tires and tires that were slightly worn so the tires don't seem to be the problem, unless its the type of tire but its not the tread on the tire. The car came with Goodyear Eagle P235/65 R18 tires and I have replaced with same tires when Nissan service department advised of tread wear. On July 22, 2013 I was on my way home from gatlinburg with daughter and 2 year old granddaughter in car. We were caught in downpour going through knoxville. I truly cannot believe we are alive. My car would continually lose traction and it would slide to one side until it would grab traction before going off the road or wrecking. Something is terribly wrong with the Murano in regards to hydroplaning. I also have had the problem with the driver's side visor coming down and will not stay up since a couple years after I bought the car. I love everything else about my Murano and due to hydroplaning safety issue I will not be purchasing another one. Please take this issue up with Nissan before people are killed. I cannot afford to replace my Murano at this time so if there is anything that can be done please, please help me take care of this issue. This is definitely a manufacturer problem. There is no doubt people have been killed because of this problem but was not proven because didn't live to tell what happened. What can I do at this point to prevent becoming a statistic and more importantly ensure the safety of my precious cargo? I feel lucky to be alive.

- Mount Juliet, TN, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Mar 122012


  • 50,000 miles


The vehicle fails to turn and must be refilled with power steering fluid daily.

- Canal Winchester, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 152011


  • miles
Traveling on a curve at approximately 35 mph when approaching the exit/curve, heard noise on front right hand side. Released foot off the accelerator and when I tried to steer I could not maneuver it as I wanted. I hit the concrete divider on the road, rolled over and ended up on the other lane on the divider on the other side of the road. The car was a total loss but I survived. I believe something popped related to the steering of the car. Horrible experience.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 102011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
High side power steering hose on Nissan Murano. 2003-2007 this is a fire hazard. A factory recall should be issued for the high side power steering fluid line on the Nissan Murano. This is a common issue with the Nissan Murano from my research on the internet. The dextron fluid is highly flammable! I have a two year old child and Nissan concern should be about peoples safety and not money! I was also informed from a few Nissan dealers this is an issue with Muranos.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

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