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 7 of 20)

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problem #265

Mar 032013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 58,800 miles


I had just stopped my vehicle and opened the driver's door, to exit. As I began to exit, the back left corner of the driver's seat collapsed. I removed the seat control panel and observed the metal seat frame had broken. Note: This is the second time, in the exact same location, this has happened in the past 4 months. The first time the Nissan dealer where I purchased the car offered to weld it for just under $500 dollars or replace the frame for just over $1300 dollars. Additionally, I purchased a "certification" with the vehicle when I bought it used (2009 with 7900 miles) and the certification, although still active, does not cover this part. If I had purchased a "gold" certification, it would have be covered. I opted to go to a local, full service auto body shop where it was welded for $150. I re-contacted the same local Nissan dealer again and they offered to research the incident and attempt to help. Two days later I was contacted and told that the local Nissan Consumer Affairs representative denied covering any part of the repair. The Nissan store then offered to pay 50% of the replacement cost citing my customer loyalty (purchasing 5 cars from them an another 3 from their group).

- Coventry, RI, USA

problem #264

Feb 282013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
My wife was driving about 40 mph and suddenly she heard a click and the driver seat sank to the rear left. The car went to the next lane but likely no one was close. My wife was able to take control back and put the car in lane. When she returned home, I checked the seat and it was broken at the rear left. Quick check on internet and I found that it was a common problem with the Murano. To my shock, there was an investigation but no recall was called. My wife was very close to an accident. If she was doing 55 mph on the crowded highway, we would have a different story to tell. Does someone has to die for a recall!!

- Boyds, MD, USA

problem #263

Feb 212013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 84,457 miles
As I was driving down the road I heard loud snap and the seat saged to the left. The left side of the seat is now considerabley lower that the right side and you can wobble the seat quite a bit, it no longer feels like it is attached to the car very well. It seems this could be a seriuos problem in an emergencey situation!

- Southampton, MA, USA

problem #262

Jan 142013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 148,630 miles


Drivers side front seat frame broke and the seat is loose and shifts side to side. This occurred when entering the vehicle when the vehicle was parked. This is an obvious defect and Nissan should recall the 2006 Murano for this issue.

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #261

Jan 222013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 60,562 miles
I purchased a 2006 Nissan Murano from a reputable car dealer in dallas, Texas on December 5, 2012. On or about January 22,2013, I was driving down the road at the above mentioned speed and heard a loud metal cracking sound. After the cracking sound, the seat became unstable and kept shifting back and forth. I took the vehicle back to car dealer and they checked the driver front seat and informed they would order a part to fix the problem. In the meantime, they anchored the seat, but two days later, the seat came loose again and I inquired about the part they said they would order. The salesman told me it was on order because the part was not available. Several days later the salesman contacted me and said he had bad news, that they didn't have the part in stock and would have to back order it. I waited for a week and then the same salesman contacted me and said the seat would have to be replaced in order to fix the defect or that I should take it to a Nissan dealer and maybe Nissan would pay for the repair. After said conversation, I returned to my office and looked up this defect and found numerous complaints regarding these seats coming loose in the 2006 Nissan Murano, iand 2007 Nissan Murano. Further, in the numerous complaints that I reviewed, not only did the complaints include the front driver seat, but the passenger seat as well at a cost of over $1,000 per seat. I strongly feel that Nissan is obligated to recall the 2006 Nissan Murano and the 2007 Nissan Murano for the safety of the public and the owners of these cars..

- Dallas , TX, USA

problem #260

Dec 222012


  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that while driving approximately 72 mph, she heard a loud thump and the driver's side seat fractured and moved from left to right. The contact received injuries to her hip. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. After diagnosis, they advised her that the front driver's seat needed a new under carriage. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 118,000. The current mileage was approximately 121,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Hominy, OK, USA

problem #259

Dec 282012


  • 88,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. The contact was driving approximately 55 mph when the front driver's side seat collapsed toward the driver's side door. The contact maneuvered to the side of the road and turned the engine off. Upon restarting, the vehicle resumed with a fractured seat bracket. The vehicle was taken to an independent auto mechanic, who advised that the seat frame would need to be replaced. The technician welded the seat bracket back to the vehicle however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 88,000.

- Bear , DE, USA

problem #258

Jan 112013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 69,512 miles
I sat down in the drivers seat, started to pull out of the parking lot and heard a cracking sound and felt the left rear of the seat drop down 1-2 inches. The seat rocks from side to side while driving. After looking in the area of the prior loud cracking sound, I found the left rear seat bracket is broken. This is very unsafe. There are hundreds of reports on the internet of this part failing in many years of the Murano vehicle and an updated stronger part is now available. This has been an on going probelm with the Murano and feel this type of incident should be the subject of a recall and repaired for no cost to the owner.

- Yuba City, CA, USA

problem #257

Jan 072013

Murano 6-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
I was turning and notice that my seat was moving. Rocking motion and is not secure.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #256

Dec 192012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 89,533 miles
I was pulling out of as parking lot with hot coffee in my cup holder. My mother was in the passenger seat and my 11 year old son was in the back seat. I heard a clunk and my seat jolted backward making controlling my vehicle extremely difficult almsot resulting in hitting a gas station sign and jutting out into a major roadway. The coffee spilled into my lap adding to the already severe problem.

- Westbrook, CT, USA

problem #255

Dec 112012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 67,000 miles


I sat down in the drivers seat and heard a cracking sound and felt the left rear of the seat drop down 1-2 inches. The seat rocks from side to side while driving. Upon investigation I found the left rear seat bracket is broken. This is very unsafe. There are hundreds of reports on the internet of this part failing in many years of the Murano vehicle and an updated stronger part is now available. I feel this type of incident should be the subject of a recall and repaired for no cost to the owner.

- Milton, WA, USA

problem #254

Dec 152012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
While driving I heard a loud pop and the driver's seat shifted to the left almost losing control of the car I pulled over and the seat was loose at the base from the left side, at closer inspection the frame had separated and the metal framing had split. This issue seems too often with this vehicle the manufacturer should respond to these multiple issues and address.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #253

Aug 152012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
Driving E on mass pike at 65mph. Pressed firmly on brakes and noticed driver seat shifted. After this seat seemed unstable and continued moving whenever weight was shifted to left side of seat. After looking at seat under carriage noticed that the only steel frame support on left rear of seat is totally sheared off. Follow up with Nissan shows this is a $1000 repair and is a common problem, parts in stock.

- Milford, MA, USA

problem #252

Nov 232012


  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the driver seat separated from the frame. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN number was not vailable. The failure and current mileage was 94,000.

- Lithia, FL, USA

problem #251

Oct 262012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 66,333 miles
Heard popping sound on left side of driver seat a few days latter back left side gives way and seat rocks down. Pulling seat off, found that rear bracket broke away from frame. In my opinion the rear bracket needs to be made of a stronger piece of steel or the size increased. Have pictures of the damaged part. Poor design and attachment. Dangerous and unethical that Nissan will not respond nor fix the problem.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #250

Oct 222012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 73,900 miles
Front driver's side seat broke. It would lift on back left side. We noticed seat rocking from side to side. We thought maybe a bolt had broken" I took the car in to the dealership and they said the frame is bent/broken" and whole seat has to be replaced for $900. Looking online it appears this happens quite frequently on Nissan Muranos. At that price I would chose to not replace the seat if I wasn't afraid that the seat will come off completely, sending me through the windshield. I am having it replaced next wed. I am disappointed in hearing that Nissan is aware of this issue and hasn't issued a recall, they have only issued a service bulletin. It seems like a clear safety hazard and request it be looked into further. Thank you

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #249

Feb 062012

Murano 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
While driving down a residential street I heard a noise like something had cracked, and felt the driver's seat move. After pulling over, I noticed that the seat could be rocked back and forth by hand - it was no longer stable. Upon further inspection, I found that the back left part of the seat bracket had failed. I was later told by the dealer that this was not covered under warranty and that the only solution available was to replace the entire seat, which was going to cost over $1,000. I found a website (www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint/2006/Nissan/Murano/seat) where 242 other complaints have been filed about this exact same issue. Either the bracket or the assembly (welding) of it appear to be defective. This is a significant safety issue, because having a seat break while driving could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #248

Sep 232012

Murano 6-cyl

  • miles
Front driver seat has become disconnected from base.

- Webster, NY, USA

problem #247

Oct 052012


  • 89,000 miles
While driving my 2006 Nissan Murano I noticed a popping noise under the drivers seat and suddenly felt the seat rocking. After pulling over the side of the road I looked under the seat and noticed the metal bracket under the left side on the seat assemble had failed. The seat now leans severely to the left almost making the car impossible to drive without risk of swerving at every turn. Definite safety issue and appears to be a common issue among several vehicle years.

- Franklin, MA, USA

problem #246

Aug 192012


  • 73,124 miles
There is a problem with the drivers seat frame. The metal ultimately breaks due to stress leaving the seat on a tilt. It also causes the back portion of the seat to not be stable. It is extremely dangerous to drive the car like this. Upon investigation I found numerous sites on the internet outlining this problem. It is my opinion this is a safety issue and a recall should sent out. The dealer that I took my car to for repair was well aware of this issue and said that it had been corrected in new models but no recall had been issued due to expense to Nissan. They did suggest a new seat frame for $1600.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

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