really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,560 miles

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2006 Nissan Murano Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 012011


  • 89,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle jerked and stalled at the same time, the check engine light illuminated while the failure occurred. The failure was experienced several times. On one occasion, the vehicle jerked and crashed into a cement wall while the contact attempted to park. The contact thought that the failure was a driver's error. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and denied assistance with repairs because the VIN was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 09V169000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 89,000 and the current mileage was 94,000.

- Antioch , TN, USA

problem #4

Jun 082010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
Seat broke had welded no 4 cylinder ran lean had to replace piston melted ran out of oil no warning light.

- Dallastown, PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 112011

Murano 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
I was driving on the freeway at 8:30 pm when my vehicle began to lose power and stalling, it finally shut down completely in the fast lane. I frantically tried restart finally it did I was then only able to get the vehicle in the small space between the on ramp and the slow lane of freeway. The traffic was heavy and I almost get hit by a vehicle while attempting to get to a safe place. Where the incident occurred the are concrete barriers due to the expansion work being done on highway 4 West bound. Pittsburgh California. I bought the vehicle brand new on Feb 23, 2006, it has had numerous mechanical defects from day one. In the last 2 years I have spent over $ for repairs and last month I brought to the dealer for these problems and they advised me that the vehicle had more repairs that it needed costing $2500. I am at my wits end. I am not working on disability. On the following day the car did it again.

- Bay Point , CA, USA

problem #2

May 292010


  • 29,000 miles
This complaint is on the 2006 Nissan Murano, on 5/29/10 my grandmother and myself got into the veh when I turned the veh on there was a burning smell I checked under the hood and saw nothing I got back in and checked the dashboard to see if there was any maintenance issue and saw nothing. As we were getting out of the vehicle my grandmother stated she felt heat on the area of the armrest. I came inside for no more than 5 mins and when I came back out the interior of the vehicle was on fire between the front passenger seats I immediately called 911 as a result of this fire the veh was a total loss. I have pics of the aftermath showing that the trunk hatch melted and that the interior was nothing but the frame. Up until 5/29/10 there was no indication that anything was wrong when there is a maintenance issue a green wrench pops up on the dashboard screen and the only time that popped up was when the tire rotation maintenance was due. The only maintenance that I have had done on the vehicle since purchasing on 11/07/10 was an oil change, the other scheduled maintenance was for 4/17/10 for a tire rotation which was not done because the service technician put down for an oil change which was not needed, I had scheduled this appt online and it was also confirmed online what I was coming in to have done. The mechanic did an oil change and I explained to him I was not due for an oil change he told me the 2 tires would soon need to be replaced on the vehicle therefore there was no need to rotate an he reset the monitor on the veh. I have spoken with the mgr of Nissan passport to discuss the damages to the veh and he said I would have to speak with Nissan about the manufacturing. I have been trying to speak with a Consumer Affairs rep since about 6/3/10, when I call I am placed on holdam placed over 20 minutes and still have not been able to file a complaint. Nissan rep brittanny ext 47118 my file # [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Cheltenham, MD, USA

problem #1

Apr 152010


  • 40,800 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs under NHTSA recall campaign id number: 09V169000 (engine: Engine and engine cooling). Following repairs, the vehicle stalled twice while driving at unknown speeds. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The dealer advised that they would confirm that the recall repair was performed accordingly upon further inspection. The failure mileage was 40,800 and the current mileage was 40,950.

- Crawfordville, FL, USA

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