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 5 of 20)

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problem #305

Jan 142014

Murano 6-cyl

  • 105,350 miles


1/14/2014 front drivers seat rear bracket broken - this happen while driving but without an accident. I see that your Agency inquired in 2008 but then drop it by 2009. Have you not seen the numerous complaints online with this similar thing happening to much more than 14 people according to your report. Can you reopen this case as it is a known and continuous problem? I called my dealer and the parts department knew the part number for this issue right away and provided it to me. Seat frame #87450ca09A and cost $1000 plus labor to install. The service managers knew of the problem, but said they have only had a few to his knowledge. How many dealers across the country may have the same response and the numbers grow exponentially. I also called the Nissan Corp per the dealer at 800-nissan1 ( 800-647-7261). I spoke with[xxx]at ext [xxx]. he said there is no recall on the problem nor were they aware of it! (I find this hard to believe as this problem is known on the internet via forums, youtube and other locations.) he instructed me to go to the dealer for diagnosis and then the dealer could call them back to inform them of the problem to determine what action if any they would do. After I informed mark I was drafting an email to the ntsb he said he would escalate my case to a supervisor. I tried to speak to a supervisor however they were too busy at the time. My Nissan case is #[xxx]. my VIN is #[xxx]. can you assist with getting serious answers to this problem and digging into Nissan to address and acknowledge this safety concern? a national recall would be a great start. I have seen recall for safety belts and since this is a drivers concern this should be addressed as well. Thank you for your assistance and consideration. Please advise. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Murano, FL, USA

problem #304

Dec 182013


  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that driver's side the seat would rock back and forth. The contact discovered that the driver side seat bracket was broken. The dealer was contacted in reference to the defect but the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 72,000.

- Arroyo Grande, CA, USA

problem #303

Nov 292013


  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, the front driver's side seat became completely detached from the frame, causing the seat to tilt and not remain in a secure position. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that the seat bracket was fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 112,000.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #302

Nov 182013


  • 98,500 miles


Back left side of drivers seat bracket snapped while driving. At the time, lucky for me, I did have some recently purchased items placed on the back floorboard area which "lessened" the amount the seat could drop. The items were removed and I was unaware of the extent of damage until further driving. Excessive rocking on turns and on local roads (to include driveways, parking lot entrances, speed bumps etc). Drivers seat stability is without a doubt a safety necessity. Recall this faulty item!!!!!!!! after researching this issue I have found that this is occurring too frequently and it is a safety issue. Class action lawsuit?

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #301

Nov 012013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
I heard a snap and the driver's seat is now leaning to the left against the driver's door. It rocks when car makes a right turn.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #300

Nov 192013


  • 10,000 miles
I have a 2006 Murano. I was driving road and my drivers seat drop to the left side. This almost threw me in the back seat. I had to swirl to keep from hitting a car. I had my kid in the car with me. I have been driving over 30 years and never has this happen to me. What is it going to take for Nissan to recall this issue. How many people have to die in order to get this problem resolve.

- Bowling Green, KY, USA

problem #299

Oct 152011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


I sat down in my driver seat and the seat broke.

- Covington, LA, USA

problem #298

Oct 272013


  • 112,237 miles
The seat based weld failed on the left rear corner causing an unsafe condition. In researching this issue, there are many, many similar incidents reported on the web. This should be a recall condition as it renders the vehicle unsafe to drive.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #297

Oct 212013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
I opened the door of my car and sat down in my seat to leave and heard a loud banging sound and my seat fell back. I got out to look, but could not see anything at first. As I drove down the rode my seat would rock back and forth when I hit bumps. It was the rear left side of my driver's seat. When I got home, I got a flashlight and looked under my seat, where I noticed the metal frame was broken in half. I googled this issue where I found that it is very common in Nissan Murano's 2003-2007. My car has 91,000 miles on it.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #296

Apr 182013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 92,574 miles
Drivers side seat frame failure. Chair became very wobbly and my wife almost crashed the vehicle. She had to stop the car, lower the seat to the very lowest to flatten out the wobble, then she was able to drive home. Driving this was compromises her ability to sit up higher and see more of the road. Very dangerous and Nissan needs to take responsibility. Replacement for the seat 1200-1800, just the frame alone is 800. This is ridiculous and dangerous.

- W Valley City, UT, USA

problem #295

Nov 082012


  • 25 miles


The driver's seat comes off the track that it is installed on- this creates quite a safety hazard for a driver as when they go around a corner their seat actually moves. I have seen numerous other complaints about this issue and have no idea why Nissan has not done a recall and had the situation replaced or repaired. I'm not sure if the track the seat is on cracks or what occurs, but the seat comes off the track and is impossible to get back on- I have had repair estimates over $700 to fix this. It is certainly a safety issue for drivers and can impact their driving ability and possibly create an accident.

- Clancy, MT, USA

problem #294

Sep 212013


  • 106,000 miles
Driving on the highway and a loud noise happened. Driver seat leans to the left and as you make turns it moves back and fourth. Very dangerous. I do not feel comfortable wearing my seat belt now. If I was to get into a accident the whole seat would go flying with me.

- Gulf Shores, AL, USA

problem #293

Feb 062013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
When making a left hand turn, I heard a crack underneath the driver's side. Afterwards the seat now rocks back and forth and lifts up when making turns. I have searched all over the web and it seems this is a known defect with Nissan drivers side seats on some of their vehicles to the point that they issued a technical service bulletin. I am very disappointed with the fact that Nissan is not standing behind their products. I drive a 2006 Nissan Murano and it only has 51,000 miles on it. The issue appears to be with the seat bracket lifter link assembly.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #292

May 152013


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that the front driver's seat was not secured to the frame and remained in a tilted position due to the fractured seat mounting bracket. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Davenport, IA, USA

problem #291

Aug 142013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 125,614 miles
Bought car used in May 2013. August 14 got into car in morning for work and seat felt wobbly. When I left work and got into car seat leaned back and towards drivers door. Immediately drove to mechanics shop and was then told the seat support had broken again. Had been welded once before and weld broke. When looking for a replacement seat read that this has happened so many times that Nissan had made a replacement part that was a solid piece of metal that corrected the "Y" shaped bracket that has broken repeatedly on many cars usually @ 75,000 miles. Nissan did not give this piece to the Muranos owners, instead sold it to them. Furious and disappointed with Nissan for not having a recall. People could die if they were driving on the highway and this happened.

- Kaufman, TX, USA

problem #290

Jul 012013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
I was rounding a curve in the road going about 25 mph and my seat track broke! I know this is a common occurrence via internet research. This is a major safety hazard! if I were to be in an accident, my seat would fail completely and I'd be badly injured or at worst hurled through the windshield!! this should be a recall!!!! furthermore, I cannot afford to fix the issue. The dealership has quoted me over a thousand dollars!! are you going to wait for a graphic death before you fix this issue. If you google how many people have complained about this, I'm sure you'll see it constitutes a recall!

- Goldsboro, NC, USA

problem #289

Jul 242013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 113,000 miles
The driver side left weld bracket broke on my seat. No rot or rust. A serious design defect. The seat moves all around and is not secured to the vehicles frame any longer. In an accident would not keep driver safe. How on earth is this not a recalled issue ??!!!! I suppose your waiting for someone to die.

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #288

Aug 022013


  • 40,000 miles
Nissan- Murano's 2003-2010. While traveling at apx. 20 mph on straight road with a passenger, we hear loud pop, 2006 Murano. Thereafter, the drivers seat was leaning to the rear and off balance "rock like a rocking chair from side to side, leaning back on one side feeling like seat could just come off completely and out of line in its original configuration". after investigating further, a "defective metal bracing apparatus" that is supposed to support the seat and has failed on many or most of this class. Corporate Nissan tells clients "sorry car is out of warranty", or, not a covered item on limited warranties. Nissan is aware this is an enormous problem, the magnitude of cars brought in, the safety issues, but continued to manufacture, produce, advertise, sell claim "repair" such vehicles. Why not, "a great amount of money is made for every client coming in at their mercy for this defect". this part fails on normal wear and tear and can potentially cause a serious accident if someone is operating this vehicle at a higher speed. The car is not mechanically safe, and Nissan is running a business on excessive charges on customers in the thousands to have " repaired". in addition, the repairs are not guaranteed and the same defective mechanisms that failed originally are used over again for repairs. Manufacturing, sales and repairs continue thereafter for 7 years of money made at the mercy of customers. A recall should be instituted and restitution to all Nissan owners that have or will be affected due to gross negligent liability on part of Nissan North America. The (left rear support) mechanism is defective on drivers seat, and unsuitable to provide any support or withstand normal force. Its made like "tin - foil" to support a driver. An immediate investigation, recall and class action should be instituted on all vehicles of this class!

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #287

Aug 012013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 106,200 miles
The driver's seat suddenly leaned to the left while making a right turn. Fortunately, it was on a side street and the vehicle was not traveling at a high rate of speed. After investigating the problem it was learned that the left side of the link assembly (seat frame) had fractured at the end of a poorly designed bracket. There is obviously an ongoing problem with Nissan (see "Murano seat" on the internet) in recognizing that a product recall should issued. However, what is even more frustrating is that Nissan has changed the link assembly design, but will not sell that component separately. They are expecting the consumer to pay in excess of $1,000 to purchase the entire seat frame assembly with the seat motors included! if the NHTSA does not see this as a safety issue - than what is?

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #286

Jul 242013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 69,500 miles
The drivers side seat collapsed to the left. After inspection, discovered the seat weld broke. I contacted Nissan and was told to bring in to a local dealer for inspection. I told the Nissan agent this is an extremely common issue with Murano's from what I have read on the Nissan forums. I will post as to resolution after dealer inspects failed seat weld.

- Stamford, CT, USA

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