hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,180 miles

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2006 Nissan Murano steering problems

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2006 Nissan Murano Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #12

Oct 202010

Murano 5-cyl

  • 66,000 miles


2006 Nissan Murano with approximately 66,000 miles on it. Power steering leakage identified by stain on driveway, as well as noise coming from under the hood. With low fluid, steering is sluggish at all speeds. Mechanic determined that cause of the leak is a failure of the high pressure line for the power steering pump. Current remedy is to add roughly a half pint of power steering fluid every few days, and avoiding driving the vehicle. Numerous failures of this part are documented on web forums, NHTSA site, as well as being common knowledge among the mechanics network. Concern is that total failure can cause a surprise loss of steering resulting in a crash.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #11

Sep 242010

Murano 6-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
Turned on my car and found a loud racketing noise coming from the front passenger side. Kept driving car until my steering wheel became completely locked, luckily I was near a sears and had it looked at. Diagnosed it as a leak in my power steering hose. They added power steering fluid and told me it would be hundreds of dollars to fix. After 24 hours, the steering fluid they had added had completely leaked to a puddle under my car and my wheel was locked again. I have had 2 other friends with the exact same car and the exact same problem. Obviously with all the other complaints about the 2006 Murano having power steering issues, this is not a coincidence it is a manufacturing problem. I am very lucky that I was near a parking lot and not on the interstate when my wheel became completely locked! this is a very dangerous problem, that Nissan needs to take care of!

- West Palm Beach , FL, USA

problem #10

Sep 152010


  • 37,965 miles
2006 Nissan Murano sl. 37,965 miles, power steering pressure hose failed, leaks out power steering fluid. Very common problem, yet not recalled by Nissan. This repair is over $500. Dealerships have stock piled the hoses after so many problems. This can cause you to lose steering or cause a fire. This needs to be seriously looked into.

- West Valley, UT, USA

problem #9

Sep 022010


  • 44,299 miles


2006 Nissan Murano high pressure power steering line/hose - major leak, Nissan dealership recommends not driving the vehicle, due to potential loss of steering power, but the part is back ordered, not available for 3 weeks to 2 months. Seems to be a manufacturer issue, yet no recall.

- Ormond Beach, FL, USA

problem #8

Jun 102010


  • 68,000 miles
Power steering line developed a leak and had to be replaced. Found numerous complaints about same condition online. Nissan was no help. If not noticed, power steering would have failed.

- Cottage Grove, WI, USA

problem #7

Mar 262010


  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. On March 26, 2010, while driving at approximately 65 mph, the contact suddenly lost control of the vehicle and heard a loud noise when moving to the left or the right. Then the vehicle began moving to the left and right voluntarily. The vehicle had not been inspected by the dealer at the time of the complant. The current mileage was approximately 54,040. The failure mileage was approximately 54,000.

- Moraga, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 252010


  • 26,000 miles


I bought a 206 Nissan Murano from a dealer. The car was certified clean by manheim the auction house.the car was inspected by the dealer and it was in good shape. I had the car inspected pre purchase inspection by stevens creek Nissan www.stevenscreeknissan.com. it was certified clean with absolutely _no_leaks_. Then 30 days later I hear a whine within the car and I took it to a local mechanic to inspect. It was identified as a leak in power steering fluid hose. How come 30 days there wasn't any reported leak, but now there is a leak that had drained a lot of power steering fluid and that caused the high pitch whine. The mechanic added some power steering fluid and the sound stopped. When I checked with a kragen store where I went to buy power steering fluid, they said that this is common problem with Nissan. I checked the news groups online and I find that many people have complained about Nissan power steering hose. autos.msn.com/research/vip/reliability.aspx?year=2005&make=Nissan&model=Murano www.nissanmurano.org/forums/showthread/T-12704.html www.carcomplaints.com/Nissan/Murano/2005/steering/power_steering_fluid_leaking.shtml "there is a national backorder of over 300 for this 'combination hose-metal tube power steering hose on the pressure side' part # 49720cb60A. I have been waiting since 9/2/09. I noticed that all of my power steering fluid was drained when I checked under my hood on vacation. If I didn't happen to see it, I could have had a major accident. This is the power steering we are talking about! this is obviously a widespread issue, and if Nissan doesn't want major lawsuits for wrongful death, they had better get on the stick and do a recall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" www.justanswer.com/questions/34U6K-I-have-A-2006-Nissan-Murano-which-has-developed-A-growling "common repair I was told as Nissan can not manufacture replacement parts to keep up with demand on these faulty parts( pressure hose)."

- Mountain View, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 032010


  • 25 miles
Nissan Murano 2006, I purchased this car new. I have had several recalls in the past. I took my SUV to the dealer in Jan 2010 for a power steering leak. The service guy told me the hose had to be repaired, so I got it repaired. A month later I started having the same problem in Feb 2010. Now Nissan service is blaming on the power steering rack, and it needs to be changed for $2000. I went on line to see how many complaints for the same issue, and found others complained about the same issue as mine. I think it's very unjust for Nissan to charge their customers to the extreme for their defects. Please help! I am unemployed for 12 months, and I need my vehicle.

- Orange, NJ, USA

problem #4

Feb 122010


  • 49,168 miles
High pressure hydraulic line associated with power steering pump is leaking. Shortly after buying the vehicle used from a dealer a noise under the hood began. I could not diagnose in the driveway and took it to the dealer who told me that the high pressure line to the power steering pump was leaking at a fitting. He quoted the repair price to be several hundred dollars. I filled the power steering reservoir and the noise went away. I have found numerous other complaints of this type online through Nissan forums and through auto fault awareness websites. Part number 49720-cb60A.

- Jensen Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 162009


  • 65,000 miles
1. normal driving of Nissan Murano approximately 65,000 miles. 2. high pressure hose on power steering system failed. Leakdown rate provided some warning due to noise but failure can cause a sudden dangerous loss of steering capability. 3. because Nissan has so many of these particular failures, no oem hoses are available at this date. Many dealerships are awaiting replacement hoses for customers.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #2

Nov 202008

Murano 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Nissan Murano. The contact experienced issues with the steering in his vehicle. The steering wheel continued to lock when the vehicle was started. The contact had to exert great force in order to turn the steering wheel. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that in order to prevent the steering wheel from locking, both the front and rear wheels needed to be parallel to each other and the steering wheel needed to be in a horizontal position. The VIN was not accepted by the system. The current and failure mileages were less than 42,000. Updated 09/11/09 the consumer stated the steering wheel locked when the tires were not perfectly aligned. Updated 09/15/09.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #1

May 152009


  • 36,344 miles
2006 Nissan Murano; high pressure power steering line failed at 36344 miles. Caused temporary loss of control of vehicle, and fluids to leak from vehicle. Dozens of other similar failures documented on various website and Nissan blogs. No recall to date, however this seems to have been a common problem since the 2004 model year. Vehicle is driven under normal conditions, and on average less than 20 miles per day/500 miles per week. To date, Nissan, and it's local dealership have refused to make this repair to the vehicle, as it was a mere 344 miles past the warranty expiration. Estimated cost to make necessary repairs is $800 to $1000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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