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 1 of 20)

problem #385

Aug 012016


  • 79,000 miles


The front driver's side seat bracket is broken and the seat sways from side to side. This seems to be a common problem and there should be a recall for this part. The cost is enormous and should not be the burden of the consumer. There should be a recall for this. This is a safety concern.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #384

Sep 052016


  • 130,000 miles
Front driver's side seat bracket is broken and seat wobbles. The seat could break free in an accident and cause serious injury. This is a safety-related issue and Nissan should do the right thing by issuing a recall.

- Lakewood, CO, USA

problem #383

Sep 202016


  • 110,000 miles
Driver's side seat frame snapped while getting into my car. This is very dangerous as the seat wobbles and is now not secure to the vehicle. I feel I may become a human missile if I were to get into an accident.

- Windham, ME, USA

problem #382

Jun 012015


  • 60,000 miles


The drivers metal seat bracket under the seat snapped when getting in my car. The seat is wobbly and moves with braking or accelerating. I was told it was not part of a recall and would cost $1500 to buy a new bracket. A whole new seat would be $5000. There are many complaints from owners of this model about the front seat bracket breaking. If I was in an accident my seat would definitely come loose from my car with me in the seat. I can't afford a $1500 bracket. Why would that bracket cost that much?

- Conway, AR, USA

problem #381

Mar 062016

Murano 6-cyl

  • 154,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. While driving various speeds, the driver seat began to shift forward. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the seat frame failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 154,000.....updated 08/08/16 the dealer informed the consumer, the entire seat and base needed to be replaced at a cost of $900. Updated 08/10/16.

- Marlborough, MA, USA

problem #380

Jan 152016


  • 55,000 miles
Front driver side seat adjuster frame broke while driving. Seat was wobbling like a roller coaster ride from right to left. Contacted nissian customer service and nothing they can to about it. Contacted Nissan of burlingame, ca and the seat adjuster frame part runs $1450-$1600 plus installation. Such a dangerous accident prone defect should be on a recall list. Nissan also said they could not help out financially on any repair work/installation fee's to replace defective seat frame. They were curt and abrupt. I mentioned I had read on car repair complaint sites that many people have had this problem and was told they don't read car repair sites.........

- Millbrae, CA, USA

problem #379

Jun 142009


  • 9,000 miles


Drivers broke away from rail when applying brakes to avoid front-end collision. Nissan will not force the oem johnson to make repairs. Not good pr. Nissan will not repair, either.

- Huntington Bch, CA, USA

problem #378

Nov 112015


  • 135,000 miles
A bracket under the driver seat left rear side snapped. It occured in the process of pulling off to drive.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #377

Aug 062015


  • 92,000 miles
Front driver side seat is broken. It leans to the left. This is so dangerous. Such a safety hazard. And Nissan corporate was no help. Told me I had to pay for a diagnose test. And have them send it in and they would look at it. And would get back to me.. not a happy person.

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

problem #376

Jul 012015


  • 101,000 miles
My 2006 Nissan Murano seat frame is broken. I called Nissan and they told me their is nothing they can do. This is a common problem with 2006 Nissan Murano. 1000's of complaints and no recall yet. This is very sad when a company can't stand behind a defective product. God forbid someone gets into an accident. First thing that will happen is me or someone with same problem flying out the window bc of a defective seat frame. I've purchased about 5 Nissan in my life time. Never again will I purchase from Nissan. A defect seat should be a recall.

- Dearborn Hts, MI, USA

problem #375

Feb 052016


  • 225,000 miles


Drivers seat frame has broke during operation multiple times after repair. Most recently on a busy city interstate. Total cost of repairs has been $360. Not only has this been a safety issue while operating the vehicle, but a financial burden as well as comfort issue when driving. Nissan and NHTSA are aware of the defect yet fail to correct the problem or issue a recall.

- Cordova, TN, USA

problem #374

Jan 312016


  • 134,000 miles
Left rear seat bracket broke

- Debary, FL, USA

problem #373

Jan 312016


  • 134,000 miles
Driver seat rear left bracket broke after 134,000 miles

- Debary, FL, USA

problem #372

Dec 202015


  • 43,000 miles
Seat suddenly dropped to the drivers side in the vehicle against the door. This sudden change in position caused me to swerve the vehicle nearly missing the car next to me in the other lane. If this seat was to fail completely I could have been thrown backwards in the vehicle losing the ability to press the brake pedal to stop the vehicle and this would have resulted in a crash of the vehicle. This vehicle is used by a 160 pound woman and even though has some age has only 43,000 original miles on the odometer. It is used strictly for pleasure driving on the weekends. This failure occurred while travelling on a highway at highway speed and rounding a corner. Upon reviewing the many many things that have been written up on the internet about how pervasive this problem is there is no reason that a poor design on the seat lifting frame has resulted in a catastrophic failure of this part and Nissan has now redesigned the part to reinforce the seat frame part ot make it more sturdy. This redesign means to me that they recognize there is a problem with the original design and they should be held accountable fo rthe repair not tell consumers they need to pay to have it repaired at a cost of between $1,000 and $2,500. That is ridiculous.

- Hicksville, NY, USA

problem #371

Jan 252016


  • 0 miles
My Murano drivers side seat broke off the lower left metal part, the seat now is not welded together properly and its now unattached and moves around as I drive. I have read about others having the same problem. I have never seen this happen to other vehicles only Nissan. They really need to take care of this issue since is very expensive to be fixed! I just happen to get in the vehicle and out of no where when I sat down I just felt the seat crack and lower to one side. I am 140lbs. Not very big and petite, so this is hard to understand why it would break like this.

- Kentwood, MI, USA

problem #370

Aug 222015


  • 108,000 miles
The left side of the driver seat frame has detached from the car floor mount as of approximately four months ago; since then, the severity of the detachment has increased and the seat moves up and down. I have been advised by a local mechanic and Nissan that welding the seat frame to the floor frame will only temporarily fix the issue. Nissan states a new frame is required ($1,200 + labor). Not having my seat correctly attached to the car presents a safety hazard in the event of an auto accident. The frame has detached based on normal wear and tear; there was no abnormal use, in fact the car only has 110,409 miles. Nissan states this is not under warranty or recall. I do not feel I should have to pay ($1,200 + labor) to remedy given the potential safety hazard (if an accident occurs).

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #369

Dec 022015


  • 78,000 miles
Driver side seat frame or bracket broken resulting in loose seat that occurred while driving and almost resulted in an accident. The driver side seat frame or bracket on the left side rear part of the frame broke resulting in the seat dropping about 3 inches down on the back left side.

- Gray, TN, USA

problem #368

Sep 192012


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that the alternator failed while driving 50 mph, causing the vehicle to experience a complete loss of power. The brake and battery lights illuminated within two miles of the failure occurring. In addition, the driver seat mount detached. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the alternator failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred two times. The vehicle was also taken to an independent mechanic where the seat was welded. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #367

Aug 072015


  • 104,000 miles
While driving the driver seat dropped down. Upon checking with a mechanic he stated that the support system broke. This caused the seat to drop on one side. From his inspection it appears that the metal used was not strong enough to support normal use. I was not aware of any problem with the seat until it suddenly broke. From what I have read this apparently is a problem with the 2006 Murano sl and Nissan should have warned owners of this possible problem.

- Wausau, WI, USA

problem #366

Mar 172015


  • 110,000 miles
While I was driving the drivers side seat broke the base of the seat, they refuse to replace their defective seats. I can purchase a seat for $1800 plus the cost of installation. Nissan has redesigned the seats to make them stronger.

- Gretna , NE, USA

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