really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,390 miles

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2006 Nissan Murano brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Nissan Murano Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 202010


  • 54,000 miles


On a very foggy morning, was doing about 45 M.P.H.,realized I was coming up on a stop sign in my 2006 Murano. I stepped on the brakes, like usual and nothing happened. I slammed on the brakes, after normal pressure didn't work. My car failed to stop after I pushed the brake pedal as hard and fast as I could. I slid I think the brakes locked. I skidded through a stop sign, resulting in being hit by another car. My car was totaled. The other driver's car was most likely destroyed, also. Maybe, I imagined it, but it felt like my car sped up, in addition to the brakes failing. I have whiplash injuries and got badly bruised. I am lucky to be alive. I have (or had) an excellent driving record. Two days before this happened, I was coming to a stop sign and the brakes felt like they might be fading. There was no scrubbing noise, or the high pitched whine worn- out brakes have. The car had a little over 54000 miles on it, and was "my baby", so I took good care of it. Another reason it was well-maintained. I have 12 inch rods in my spine, and depend on my vehicle to protect me. Yes, the airbags, etc. Worked, but I believe the brakes failed, causing the wreck. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

- Ochlocknee, GA, USA

problem #5

Jan 102009


  • 26,587 miles
Needed new front and rear brakes 26K miles, no warning squeak just metal to metal grind. Which means not only pads but rotors as well. Dealer said normal to replace front and rear brakes 25K miles.

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #4

Nov 072008


  • 1,600 miles
Traveling at 35 mph approaching intersection where light had turned red. Began decelerating as I approached the stopped traffic. Getting closer, to the stopped traffic, I began to brake. I felt a "catch" on the brake pedal, and then it failed and went all the way to the floor. I tried braking four or five times again, but the brake went to the floor and I watched as if in "slow motion" as I knew I would be hitting a large auto Transport truck in front of me. Since I had already began decelerating and the amount of damage done to my vehicle in comparison to the size of a double decker auto Transport truck was not that extensive, I am guessing I was traveling approx. 25 to 30 mph at the time of impact. The airbag was deployed on impact. The brakes following the accident were fine; however, I am concerned about this failure occurring again. I have read that there have been complaints about squeaking brakes with the 2006 Nissan Murano which we have experienced. I am concerned that there may be a computer glitch or problem with the ABS, and could this happen again. The vehicle is currently at the dealership for repair of damage, and I will be going there to discuss the braking problem.

- Sandy, UT, USA

problem #3

May 152008


  • 49,500 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. While driving at any speed, the vehicle made an unfamiliar noise. Everytime the vehicle was stopped, it felt as if the rear of it was being struck. The steering wheel becomes difficult to turn when the failure occurs. The contact stated that the vehicle continues to move when the brake pedal is depressed. A mechanic stated that the transmission transfer case failed. The current and failure mileages were 49,500.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 012007

Murano 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that the brakes would squeal when the vehicle was driven in reverse or when the brakes were applied. The dealer applied new brake pads and shaved the brakes, however, the brakes continued to squeal. The current mileage is 68,000 and failure mileage was 65,000.

- Stone Mountain , GA, USA

problem #1

May 122006


  • 3,655 miles
Every time I touch the brake I hear a squeaking sound. Sounds almost like a bird. I took it to the dealer and they said they oiled it. The sound went away but is now back again after only a few weeks.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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