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 13 of 20)

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problem #145

Oct 262010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


The drivers seat of my 2006 Nissan Murano cracked at the weld in the frame causing the seat to drop at a steep angle in the back. Fortunately the incident occurred when I was getting in the vehicle rather than when I was driving as it surely would have caused a extremely dangerous and undriveable situation. The dealership service manager concurred that it was a manufacturing defect in my vehicle, however Nissan would not cover the cost of the repair, nor the cost of replacement transportation while the appropriate parts were ordered and installed which spanned several days. I am extremely displeased with the experience of dealing with Nissan Consumer Affairs department.

- Perkasie, PA, USA

problem #144

Oct 012010


  • 95,000 miles
While driving on the freeway, my drivers seat mounting bracket broke (left rear bracket mount weld). This caused me to cross the lane and almost side swipe another vehicle. Nissan will not cover and has no recall for this obvious safety issue. I am now forced to drive a vehicle which rocks back and forth while operating it. This is an identified manufacturing flaw and should have an immediate recall, before a fatality occurs!!!

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #143

Nov 232010


  • 71,000 miles
The contact owns 2006 Nissan Murano. While driving approximately 28 mph the drivers seat started squeaking followed by a loud popping sound. The contact pulled over and checked underneath the seat and noticed that the drivers seat was broken. The seat leaned towards the drivers door and there was no support on the left side of the seat. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the welding on the base of the seat was broken and quoted her the repair cost. The contact notified Nissan and she was expecting a return call from them. The failure mileage was 71,000.

- Jefferson, MA, USA

problem #142

Oct 302010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles


Driving a Nissan 2006 Murano and hear a loud ping from underneath the drivers seat. Suddenly the seat is tilting towards the door and feels unstable. The seat now moves while driving. Car has about 90K miles on it when it happened.

- Munster, IN, USA

problem #141

Nov 172010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 44,388 miles
The drivers seat left attachment bracket failed in the bent portion of the bracket. The seat is unstable. The seat positioning system is still operable. In an accident, the seat would not be restrained.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #140

Aug 142010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 52,888 miles
The driver's seat is loose tilts back and to the left when I sit in it. Took it in and was told that it was a broken "lift assembly". the repairs would cost $1200. This is a severe safety issue, that should never happen. My Murano has never been in an accident and only has 52,888. When I called Nissan they said she had never heard of it"!?!?! sure.... there are over 135 complaints on here, and many of them had nearly had accidents. What does it take for Nissan to step-up and take action for their poor engineering?!" ridiculous!

- Papillion, NE, USA

problem #139

Nov 122010


  • 97,724 miles


This is a severe safety issue! this has happened to thousands of people. Why isn't this on the recall list yet!"!"! it needs to be. Nissan needs to step up and fix their problem! please help!

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #138

Sep 022010


  • 68,000 miles
The driver's seat jammed in one position and will not move forward or backward. Took vehicle to a Nissan dealer and was told that the weld on the frame broke and because they could not warrant welding it I would have to replace the entire frame, which included all motors and electrical components and the cost would be $1,400. I thought the cost was astronomical for something that should have never happened. I did not have it repaired, but now obviously my concern is that the seat may break away from the frame completely and cause a serious accident. After my wife and I went online and viewed so many complaints about the same problem, I feel that Nissan should be responsible for the repairs. There have been too many similar incidents for this not to be considered a safety default!

- Garnet Valley, PA, USA

problem #137

Nov 012010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
I purchased this vehicle used, but after checking the internet found it is a common problem with this vehicle. A few months after purchasing this vehicle my fiance noticed that the drivers seat was "wiggling" and didn't seem right. We brought it to a repair shop and they stated that the rail that holds the seat in place had broke. They welded it but stated it may happen again.

- Spencer, MA, USA

problem #136

Nov 042010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
While pulling into traffic I heard a slight "pop" sound at which point the power driver's seat dropped towards the door. I tried readjusting the seat but as I tried to raise the seat the left side would not come back to level. After parking the car, I looked under the seat to find the seat bracket was broken. I was surprised how long it had lasted without braking after observing how small gauge of metal used. Had this happened in heavy traffic on the interstate, there is a good possibility of a serious accident.

- Dover, FL, USA

problem #135

Oct 172010

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that the driver seat was fractured on the left side near the brackets and the seat was leaning to one side. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that they would contact the manufacturer to determine the procedure for repairing the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 94,000. Updated 01/13/11 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired at the dealer. Updated 01/31/11

- Danbury, CT, USA

problem #134

Oct 222010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
2006 Murano SE issue- driver seat rocks and when I come to a complete stop the seat tilts forward and when making left turns the seat tilts to the side. This is very dangerous and almost caused a severe accident.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #133

Oct 212010


  • 65,000 miles
2006 Nissan Murano; driver's seat fell down at the rear of the seat. Dealer states that it is a commonly known failure of the seat's "lift assembly". thankfully, I was on a straight road and no other vehicles were nearby when it happened. I swerved at the time and strained to pull over safely B/C I couldn't reach the pedals very well with the seat in the awkward position it was in. For sure, this could have been a disaster, and is a disaster waiting to happen on many vehicles. It's my understanding that poor manufacturing is to blame. Really, this should be recalled and replaced. What a danger!

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #132

Oct 202010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
Bracket on front drivers seat broken and seat falls to the left, creating a dangerous situation.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #131

Oct 172010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
Drivers' side seat lifter link failed, causing vehicle to swerve at 40mph.

- Bennington, NH, USA

problem #130

Oct 112010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
Driver's seat rear tube is broken on left side after 82 kmiles of normal driving on paved roads only, mostly highway. Both drivers weigh less than 190 lbs. Material strength / thickness is insufficient for the loads the tube needs to carry at that location. The whole seat (cushion and backrest) rotates up/down about the front and to the left approx. 4-5 inches when the backrest is pushed lightly toward mid car direction. This is a major safety issue. It's surprising that the seat passed FMVSS 208/301 (dynamic front and rear crash tests) during dv and pv. Ok so new carefully assembled seat frames must have passed those tests, but isn't Nissan also responsible to ensure the built-in seat safety factor is high enough to overcome manufacturing tolerances and fatigue issues from normal driving for production seat frames such that under a front or a rear crash event the seats actually do provide some protection and at least do not increase the danger to the driver and the passengers? this is faulty engineering. There are many cases for pre-2008 model Murano with this problem on the internet and, I assume, in your database. To ensure Nissan and other vehicle manufacturers design for fatigue, manufacturing tolerances and/or quality, NHTSA should prompt a safety recall. Customers should not have to pay >$1000 to fix a seat that Nissan pays less than $150 to assemble in the vehicle, as this would be equivalent to rewarding and supporting faulty engineering.

- South Lyon, MI, USA

problem #129

Oct 112010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Got in 2006 Nissan Murano and sat on driver's seat when the seat collapsed to the left side and rear of the seat. Had this happened while driving it could have been very startling and cause a collision. I took it in to Nissan dealer where I bought it. They said they had seen and repaired several others. They indicated on the receipt that "found that the seat frame had broken on the weld on the left rear of the seat. Removed and repaired seat and welded the frame back together".

- Sandy, UT, USA

problem #128

Oct 112010


  • 45,000 miles
Broken seat track 2006 Nissan Murano S model AWD. Very common issue apparently. Driver side seat track assembly broke and causes the seat to wobble in an unsafe manner.

- Eden Prairie, MN, USA

problem #127

Jun 162006


  • 54,127 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. The contact stated the driver side seat would rock back and forth abnormally. The dealer stated that the seat had fractured from the frame and would need to be replaced. The seat was not under warranty or recall. The contact stated that the visor on the driver side was also fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 54,127 and the current mileage was 70,000.

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #126

Jul 012010


  • 150,000 miles
2006 Nissan Murano drivers seat broke and has separated from the track, therefore allowing the seat to tilt side to side with any turn. Nissan does not want to admit there is a problem with the seat but apparently there is a problem with this seat breaking in the Murano. I have asked them to split the cost with me and they refuse to do so. With all the info out on the internet associated with this problem I think they should be forced to do a recall and admit the problem.

- Starkville , MS, USA

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