really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,386 miles

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2006 Nissan Murano Owner Comments (Page 12 of 20)

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problem #165

Mar 112006


  • 113,000 miles


I have a 2006 Murano and the left side of driver seat broke while getting in the car. The electrical component still works, but the seat is wobbly and unstable. Apparently thousands of Muranos have experienced the same thing.

- Pearl River, LA, USA

problem #164

Mar 082011


  • 60,000 miles
Driver side seat just broke for no reason will driving car.

- Waltham, MA, USA

problem #163

Mar 062011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
The metal frame on the driver's seat of my 2006 Nissan Murano sl has snapped in two pieces. This has caused the seat to become unsteady and wobbly.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #162

Mar 062011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 67,451 miles


I have a 2006 Nissan Murano and I was driving yesterday when I hit a bump in the road and my drivers seat broke. I pulled over and got out of the car and looked under my seat and saw that the bracket on the left side had broken in two places. After looking up this information on line I see that there have been over 100K complaints of the same issue for Nissan Murano from years 2004-2006.

- Dc, DC, USA

problem #161

Nov 112010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 72,500 miles
2006, Nissan Murano, driver's side seat frame has broken. It wobbles as I drive.the seat bracket on the left side of the seat broke and now the seat rocks around when driving it. The electric controls still work, but the seat rocks severely when making a turn or driving on a bumpy road. I called the local Nissan dealership who told me it would cost 1100 to replace the seat. If they looked at it to confirm that it is broken, they would charge me 105.

- Evans, GA, USA

problem #160

Feb 012011


  • miles
2006 Nissan Murano sl electric drivers side seat failure. Yesterday my drivers side seat made a snapping noise while I was driving it and the seat slumped / slanted to the left so I was leaning toward the drivers door as I was driving. I stopped the car and checked the seat by shaking it firmly. The left rear of the seat seemed to be detached from the frame rails of the vehicle so the seat literally flopped back and forth. From the underside rear of the seat I was able to see the broken bracket that attaches the seat to the frame, it is snapped/sheared off. I am only 230lbs and have had the car for just over a year purchasing it used. I have never abused the seat or the vehicle. And have never been in an accident. I did some research this morning for a replacement part and it seems many Murano's from all years suffer this same issue and the dealer is charging $1000+to fix it, or you can have somebody weld the part. This is the first time this has happened to me but after the research it is clear it is a major defect in the quality of the metal or the design of the part which is such a major safety item. I was just driving when it snapped, how many other people with Nissan vehicles haven't snapped yet but are in a weakened state which could just let loose during an accident. I am going to complain to Nissan but I expect it will go no where. Thank you.

- East Hartford, CT, USA

problem #159

Jan 112011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles


I don't recall a particular incident that caused and initiated my seat issue with my 2006 Nissan Murano. The seat rocks back and forth and is leaning towards the driver's door when I sit on it. I went to the dealer and was told that the seat frame is broken and will need to be replaced. I researched this issue and found out that this can potentially injure someone if the frame breaks off and can cause a person who is driving get in an accident.

- Temple Hills, MD, USA

problem #158

Jan 282011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
2006 Nissan Murano - got into the car one day and when the seat went to reposition itself there was a loud cracking noise that come from below the seat. Now when I go around corners, the seat shifts from left to right (or right to left depending on the corner). I bought an extended warranty with the car ($1899) when we bought the car, but the dealership has informed me that the warranty does not cover fixing the seat.

- Downingtown, PA, USA

problem #157

Jan 212011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Seat adjuster and seat slider got broken in Nissan Murano 2006 causing driver seat to rock from left to right. When I brought the vehicle to a service center, I was told that I cannot drive it until it is fixed due safety concerns. I had to fix it asap and cost of the repair was $1475. Searching internet I discovered that it is rather common problem for Muranos from 2003 to 2007.

- Redmond, WA, USA

problem #156

Nov 032010


  • 64,000 miles
I purchased my 2006 Murano from Nissan of garden city around July of 2010, after filing out the paperwork for it I noticed when I got into the car the seat felt odd. I asked the rep what's wrong with it he said "ooohh get bring it back tomorrow we will get it checked out free of charge". those were his exact words. I said okay no big deal, took the vehicle down the next morning let them look at it I received a call telling me the seat frame needs to be replaced, they replaced it for free. Months go no issue until one day I'm driving with my nephew in the back and I go to take a turn and the seat frame snapped again nearly causing me to hit the car in the other lane. I found a place to pull over and looked under the seat and noticed the frame was broken again. I proceeded to call my dealer I talked to the rep he said he would have to see if it's under warranty, he said he would call me back he never did. Extremely vex I called Nissan talked to a rep the first time complete bone head. Talked to another rep named yolanda brown she called the dealership told me to bring it in to them, I haven't done this yet because school is now in session and I'm tied up, however I will be taking it down there this week. I've done my research on this failure of a design for a seat. I don't understand how Nissan could put such a poor quality product in their car. Wherever I look everyone is saying take it to your local mechanic and let him weld it or fabricate a part for you. If things do not work out with Nissan I might go that route. However it's been noted to Nissan that if I get into an accident because of this part failing I will sue them.

- 11553, NY, USA

problem #155

Jan 152011


  • 57,000 miles


My wife was driving our 2006 Nissan Murano. Upon taking a turn, the drivers seat suddenly shifted to one side. (my wife is medium build, about 155 pounds.) when she returned home, I inspected the seat and found that one of the mounting braces under the seat had broken. The seat now rocks side to side. I researched this on line and found that this is not at all an unusual thing that happens to these seats. I went to my local Nissan dealer and was told they have had 4 cases of this happening recently. The service man (scott) even told me this happened to his 2005 Murano. Their solution was to replace the entire seat at an estimated cost of $1100. Even if I replaced the entire seat, there is no guarantee that the new seat wouldn't break as well, since it is the same design. They agreed that there has been problems with the seats, not only on the 2006 models, but other years as well. Since my vehicle was more than 36 month old, there was no warranty or replacement of any kind offered by Nissan. They agreed that all that needed to be done was to remove the seat and spot weld the broken bracket, but that they "had no welding equipment" and suggested I find someone who welds and take care of it myself. It seems to me that Nissan would be concerned that one of these seats might break while at expressway speeds, causing the driver to overshift and be involved in an accident. It is my hope that something be done by Nissan to remedy this potentially dangerous situation. I am currently driving this vehicle with a 4X4 and 2X4 block propped under the seat to keep it from rocking.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #154

Jan 062011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
While driving home on a smooth, even surface road, I heard a "snap" and felt my driver's seat collapse/sag noticeably. Further investigation revealed that the seat track (or adjuster assembly) had broken on the back left mount. At first it looked like a new triangular bracket would be needed to repair the break, but it turns out that the track is one entire assembly. No rough riding or driving conditions were present at the time of the break. I do not do any rough/off road driving. I have read numerous complaints about Murano seats breaking on the internet forums.

- Auburn, CA, USA

problem #153

Jul 042010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. The drivers side seat metal bracket was broken. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who informed him that it would cost him $1300 for the repairs. There were no recalls or warranties. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 53,000.. updated 03/03/11 the consumer stated the seat rocks drastically side to side and up and down as he turns the vehicle or hits a bump in the road. The consumer was informed a new seat frame would cost $ 1500 updated 05/06/11

- Centennial, CO, USA

problem #152

Dec 282010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 165,000 miles
On 12/28/10 I was returning from a skiing trip and stopped with my kids for some fast food. Upon returning to my 2006 Nissan Murano, I opened the door and as soon as I sat on the drivers seat, I heard a "bang" and the left rear side of the driver's seat sank. Upon further inspection I found that the left rear mounting bracket on the seat had snapped. My vehicle is 5 yrs. Old and I just hit 165,000 miles. Over the years, I have owned 8 other cars prior to this Murano and have put mileage on them ranging from 157,000 (Chevy Malibu) to 98,000 (Dodge spirit) and have never experienced such a problem. A seat bracket is a non-moving part and is critical to driver/passenger safety in that it keeps the occupant stable so that the seat belts can properly restrain in the event of a crash. Now when I sit in the seat I tip to the left (towards the door) and the seat moves up/down when I make turns. This is not a safe condition. I have seen many complaints about this problem in internet forums and it just seems ridiculous to me that a metal, non-moving part situated inside the vehicle (and not subject to rust or whether) that is so critical to safety should just spontaneously fail. If I were a larger person, I could possibly understand, however, at 200lbs. I am not much out of the range of the average american male and such a part should be designed to handle such stresses. God knows how this bracket would have handled a crash! this problem needs to be rectified via a recall as it appears that Nissan dealers are charging from $500 to $1,200 to repair this problem. Totally unacceptable for a safety related component!!

- Stanhope, NJ, USA

problem #151

Dec 142010


  • 143,000 miles
Front drivers side seat bracket broke while driving the seat is instable and rocks when making turns

- Hidden Valley Lake, CA, USA

problem #150

Dec 192010


  • 156,000 miles
2006 Nissan Murano, broken driver's seat frame. Failed while driving, turning at an intersection. Temporarily lost control of the vehicle and almost hit an oncoming car. The seat frame repair cost at the dealer is nearly $1,400. Nissan has refused to provide any financial assistance for the repair citing it not being the safety hazard and that the vehicle's warranty had expired. This is a part that should never break on a vehicle, let alone a vehicle that is only 4 years old. I am seriously concerned about the ability of the seat to maintain its structural integrity in the event of an accident. Due to the safety concern that I have with this seat and what could potentially happen in an accident, I will be selling it when I have it paid for in a few short months and will not purchase another one. Nissan's handling of this issue has cost them my future business. I did some internet research on this issue which led me to this site as well as uncovered a host of the very same issue with other Muranos. It appears to be a systematic problem with Muranos of this vintage. Nissan does not agree that this is a safety concern. I disagree with their assessment as a seat coming unattached from the vehicle's frame has the potential for serious injury. VIN number available upon request.*

- Fort Collins, CO, USA

problem #149

Nov 292010


  • 53,100 miles
The mount under the left side of the driver's seat suddenly broke and detached from the frame. It was extremely difficult to drive/operate the vehicle since the driver's seat was leaning severly to the left and moving around. If there had been an accident, the seat would have most likely become completely seperated from the car since there was only 1 bracket holding it on instead of 2.

- Bessemer, AL, USA

problem #148

Oct 302010


  • 89,000 miles
2006 Nissan Murano driver's seat bracket broke when sitting in seat.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #147

Dec 072010


  • 52,219 miles
The driver's seat suddenly rolled back and sank down when I was driving causing me to almost lose control of my car. There also was a loud snapping sound. It was found that the rear left bracket supporting the driver seat fractured.

- Ridge, NY, USA

problem #146

Dec 012010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 36,231 miles
Drivers seat of 2006 Nissan Murano sl started to come loose to the point of not being safe in a 2 day period while coming home from vacation. This is on a vehicle that only has 36000 miles on it. After doing research, I find there are many complaints being written about the same problem on the 2006 and some of the nearly causing severe injury.

- Savannah, GA, USA

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