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 3 of 20)

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problem #345

Oct 192014

Murano 6-cyl

  • 133,000 miles


While I was driving my 2006 Nissan Murano there was a big snapping sound and the seat slumped to the rear left. When I make left turns the seat swings up. It was difficult to stay seated in the proper position to correctly handle the vehicle. I have not taken it to be repaired yet but it is apparent something broke on the rear left side of the chair frame. Considering the amount of complaints I have seen from others with this same issue I think it is a disgrace Nissan has not initiated a recall on this problem. It certainly has the potential of causing a major safety incident. Fortunately I was able to keep the vehicle under control when it snapped. This vehicle is my first attempt at a Nissan but the lack of customer care for such a chronic problem says a great deal about the company.

- Westerville, OH, USA

problem #344

Oct 052014

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. The contact stated while driving 60 mph, the metal seat frame for the driver's side seat became fractured. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the seat frame needed to be repaired. The vehicle had not been repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 96,000. Updated 10/21/14 updated 5/5/2015

- Pasadena, TX, USA

problem #343

Feb 032014


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. While driving 30 mph, the driver seat bracket fractured. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the technician confirmed the failure of the driver seat bracket. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Polk City, FL, USA

problem #342

May 152012

Murano 6-cyl

  • miles


[xxx] driver seat broke from shaft, seat leans back, went to Nissan dealer was advised it would cost $1500, checked around junk yards unable locate color, and the seat was in New Jersey. I was unemployed at the time could not afford repair, my husband cut a 4X4 block to put under the back part of the seat, only had 32,000 miles, May 2012. I did not crash but had a big jerk and swerved to the left of the road. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Norwalk, CT, USA

problem #341

Aug 252014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. While driving 30 mph, the driver seat independently moved out of place. The contact speculated that the driver seat corner bracket might have fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Locust Grove , VA, USA

problem #340

Aug 112014

Murano 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
Driver's seat came loose at base and rocks back and forth. The auto repair shop has said the bracket that holds the seat to the floor is broken.

- Hanson, MA, USA

problem #339

Jul 282014


  • 120,328 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that after placing the vehicle in park, the driver side seat assembly fractured and an unknown warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the seat length assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 120,328.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #338

Aug 052014

Murano 6-cyl

  • 196,000 miles
The bracket that supports the front seat broke while I was making a right turn. It caused me to swerve, fortunately there was no oncoming traffic. Evidently this is a very common problem for this model.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #337

May 252014

Murano 6-cyl

  • 85,580 miles
I was driving on a neighborhood road and all of a sudden the bracket holding the drivers seat in place broke on the right side. It required me to hold onto the steering wheel to stay straight up to drive. I could feel only one side was broken and was concerned that the other side might break. I contacted Nissan repair and they said yes this happens frequently on Muranos and stated the repair would run around $2000. I took my car to a local repair shop, they too stated they were aware this happens with the Murano and I was able to get it fixed for $500. It was a very dangerous situation, luckily I was close to home and not traveling on the freeway or long distance. This problem needs to be on a re-call. Updated 4/24/2015

- Lakeway, TX, USA

problem #336

Jul 262014


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. While the vehicle was parked, the front driver side seat tilted when occupied because the seat frame fractured. The dealer stated that both front seat assembly links and motors needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #335

Jun 022014

Murano 6-cyl

  • 69,000 miles


Seat bracket broke on drivers seat. Nissan dealer said it wasn't their problem. This is a common safety issue with this model car. I've seen hundreds of complaints on this same issue all over the web. I'm contacting the philadelphia inquirer to see if the ntsb holds Nissan accountable or treat this like GM's safety issues.

- Somerdale, NJ, USA

problem #334

May 292014

Murano 6-cyl

  • 98,300 miles
Left rear of drivers seat collapsed while making a right hand turn. This caused me to jerk the steering wheel to the left, almost hitting multiple children who were walking home after getting off the school bus. I only weight 218 lbs and my wife is barely 100 lbs. This seat should not collapse under normal use and normal adult weights. I am sure if I had gotten in an accident the seat would have broken loose and serious injury would have occurred. Nissan is aware of the problem and has done nothing to correct the problem. Nissan wants $1400 dollars for the repair. Nissan placed a rejected inspection sticker on the vehicle due to the broken seat. I can no longer drive the vehicle until the seat is repaired. Youtube has multiple videos of this happening on other Muranos.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #333

Jul 022014

Murano 6-cyl

  • 82,710 miles
While driving, I heard a loud "pop" and the driver's seat slumped back and left, toward the window. It jarred my position in the car, causing my grip to change on the steering wheel. As a result, I veered into an adjacent traffic lane. Thankfully there was not a vehicle in the adjacent lane. I then became preoccupied as to whether the seat was lose and whether it would tilt further, causing a more hazardous situation while driving. I was only a few blocks from home and was then able to better inspect the situation of the faulty seat. The Nissan dealership identified the fault as a broken lifter link assembly.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #332

Jun 202014


  • 94,345 miles
When my husband got into the driver's seat and started the car, the seat broke. One of the rails is bad and the gear that moves the seat is stripped. This is the second time the seat has broken and after research, it is a common problem. Both times the car was stopped but if we were moving it could have resulted in a crash.

- Harmony, NC, USA

problem #331

Jun 022014

Murano 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
Metal bracket holding seat broke on left side rear. Causing seat to lurch to rear and left while driving. Defective metal bar. Snapped off where it attached to left seat frame. No weld. Preliminary research finds hundreds of these complaints on internet. Thank you.

- Mentor, OH, USA

problem #330

Jun 052014

Murano 6-cyl

  • 72,568 miles
Purchased my Nissan Murano 2006 in Sept 2009.today, while sitting in mall parking lot, I heard a loud sound and the driver's front seat dropped to the left. Unsure what had happened, I began to drive off and my seat began to shift left and right. Could not stabilize at all! very very unsafe drive home!! this is indeed a safety hazard. I cannot drive my vehicle the way it is now. Cannot begin to afford what dealer is asking for repair. What am I to do? the reviews indicate I am not alone on this crucial issue. Nissan should be required to help the Murano owners out. That obviously is a faulty part and the consumer should not be left holding the bag! please provide a remedy for this. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #329

Jun 032014


  • 70,000 miles
The drivers seat came off the hinges. This could cause a very dangerous situation. How is it even possible that there is no recall for this problem. I did some research, and this is happened to many of their cars. Hope someone ca help with this problem.

- W. Springfield , MA, USA

problem #328

Apr 022014


  • 94,000 miles
My wife noticed that the driver's seat tilts backwards and rocks. I've also had this occur to me when I get in to drive the car. The seat sinks as a move it back before I drive. When no one is in the seat, you can actually rock the seat back and forth. When I looked under the seat I can see what appears to be a broken weld in the left-rear portion of the seat frame. I can only imagine what a new seat would cost. How this isn't a safety concern and not part of a recall is perplexing to say the least.

- Denville, NJ, USA

problem #327

Jan 012014

Murano 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The metal frame under the driver side broke on the left side causing the seat to move, rock and bounce. This cause distractions and can result in an accident.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #326

Jul 182013


  • 65,000 miles
The problem started with a popping sensation in the driver's side seat while driving. Then over a short period of time the driver's seat started a rocking motion. Shortly after that, while driving, the seat just dropped on the left side. When I got home my husband took a look and couldn't find anything off. It continued to rock back and forth. I finally took it to Nissan who looked at it, told me what the problem was the "adjuster assembly, front" needed to be replaced. The cost $ 1350. I checked on line and found hundreds of people with the same problem. And there was no recall. How can that be? I was driving when the seat dropped. I was startled. However, this was not enough to deem the problem severe enough to have a recall. I would think Nissan would just fix it because the problem was so wide spread. We bought this car new, 10 miles, in 2006. And it has been one thing or another. This car has 63,000 miles on it. Serviced it as the manual specified. This car has never been taken on a long road trip. My daily commute to and from work is approximately 15 miles and garaged. For more than 2 years I worked from home so the car was not driven much. We know we will not buy a Nissan or infiniti again. Nor do we recommend it to anyone we come in contact with.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

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