hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,891 miles

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2007 Nissan Murano engine problems

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2007 Nissan Murano Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Oct 012016


  • 65,000 miles


I own a 2007 Nissan Murano that I bought used 1.5 years ago. There are two serious safety issues that the car has and for which Nissan has had to recall thousands of other vehicles. I just cannot understand why my particular vehicle was not covered under the recall. It's just too coincidental and Nissan should be held accountable. Recall number 09V169000 recall date 05/19/2009 component engine and engine cooling the intake air ducts, which are connected to the intermediate resonator in the air intake system of the engine, may separate from the resonator with engine movement. This separation occurs due to the premature aging of the material used in the intake air ducts which causes excessive shrinking. Recall number 08V521000 recall date 10/07/2008 component air bags summary Nissan is recalling 204,361 my 2007-2008 Altima, Altima hybrid, 350Z, 350Z roadster, my 2008 Altima coupe, rogue, my 2009 Murano, and infiniti my 2007-2008 G35 sedan, my 2008 G37 coupe and EX35 passenger vehicles equipped with Continental automotive systems' occupant classification system (OCS) control units. A varistor in the OCS control unit located in the passenger seat cushion may have been manufactured out of specification. Under certain conditions, this could cause an interruption of signal between the OCS and the air bag control unit (acu). Consequence this could result in the passenger air bag being suppressed which could fail to provide adequate protection in the event of a crash.

- Dunwoody, GA, USA

problem #20

Aug 242016


  • 122,000 miles
My Nissan Murano has 122,000 miles on car and I have already spent a lot of money repairing cvt's, front end issues and had to purchase a new transmission. I was on the interstate and had to drive slow all the way to my home. No accident but Nissan Murano has a lot of issues with the front wheels and transmission.

- Starkville, MS, USA

problem #19

Jul 202016


  • 20 miles
Engine stalls to gain speed from 20mph to 40mph specially during hot days. It slipped while driving both, city streets and or highways. Speed pedal can be pressed completaly without increases of speed.

- Newburgh, NY, USA

problem #18

May 272016


  • 114,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Murano. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing, which could not be performed until an ABS wheel sensor was repaired. The vehicle was previously serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 09V169000(engine and engine cooling); however, the vehicle continued to fail after the repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 114,000.

- Addison, OH, USA

problem #17

Apr 152016


  • 131,000 miles
Driver's seat - the bracket in the rear left that supports the seat broke while driving. Air bags - the air bag light is on and will not go away. When I purchased the vehicle in Feb. 2016, the dealer assured me it was just a glitch in the display. Engine - started running rough about a week ago, while we were headed out of town. Cancelled that trip. Threw a "cylinder 3 misfire" code. My husband replaced that plug and coil and it continued to run rough. Today, it overheated and started dumping fluid on the ground. The suspension is also failing. When we hit a bump or pothole, it feels like the front end is going to fall off. I loved this car when we bought it and when it runs right, but right now, I am completely disgusted. I have only owned it for two months. I feel like we were robbed and we aren't in the financial standing to replace it.

- New Philadelphia, OH, USA

problem #16

Apr 052016


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that the vehicle randomly stalled several times and shortly after the vehicle randomly restarted each time. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V169000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #15

Feb 042016


  • 119,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Murano. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to eventually restart the vehicle. The cvt and service engine warning lights illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 119,000.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #14

Nov 222015


  • 65,000 miles
I was recently told that I need to replace my "motor mounts." My engine has always shifted whenever I put the vehicle into drive. It has been like this for about 2 years now.

- Laveen, AZ, USA

problem #13

Aug 202014


  • 65,000 miles
All motor mounts and transmission mounts failed at 65,000 and brought into repair at 74,000 miles. Extreme scary vibration when driving. Thump and clunking and banging sound on engine when depressing the gas pedal. Very expensive $2,900 repair at Nissan dealer.

- Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

problem #12

Oct 292015


  • 117 miles
I've only been driving my 2007 Nissan Murano car that I recently purchased used for 3 weeks. I was driving on the road and suddenly my car started jerking, shaking, smoking from under the hood then it abruptly stopped in the middle of traffic on a busy road. The car shut down and would not start again. I called the police, they blocked the lane I was in and called a local tow truck service that I had to pay for out of pocket because it was an emergency dangerous situation to get it off the road as soon as possible and the police could not chance to wait for my insurance company to send a tow service.

- East Haven, CT, USA

problem #11

May 292015


  • 130,000 miles


As I was driving in traffic (approximately 35 mph), I applied the brakes at the stoplight and there was a sudden loud sound coming from the engine. When I applied the gas, there was no power, but the engine continued to rev up. With cars flying by me, this was terrifying for me and my granddaughters. I took it to the dealership and they misdiagnosed the problem, twice. Over the next few weeks, my Murano began to randomly skip/hesitate with standard RPM and extremely high RPM. The local Nissan dealership had my car for over a month, saying they had replaced the transmission. The only problem is the "problem " is there, still there. Also there is no guarantee/warranty on warranted work. I now have nothing.and scared to drive my car that it will fail in traffic.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #10

Jul 082015


  • 78,000 miles
On the way home from Nissan sevice car stopped had to be towed. Nissan shop diagnosis 3 cam sensors needed replacing. $789 labor cost and niqssan parts total less than $350. Always serviced at the garage and was going to purchase a new one. Now definitely out of the question after this treatment. The car stalled in the middle of the expressway thank you

- Riverview, FL, USA

problem #9

May 072008


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Murano. While driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. In order to restart the vehicle, the intake air ducts had to be manually reconnected. The failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the intake air ducts were aging prematurely and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #8

Apr 132015

Murano 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
Nissan Murano 2007: Faulty fuel level sensor, fuel level sensor harness is open or shorted, fuel level sensor circuit poor electrical connection. Engine light on (service engine soon warning light), incorrect fuel level reading. Also, weak engine mounts, right side engine mount and lower front between engine and radiator. Please advise if there is a recall. Thank you.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #7

Jan 112015

Murano 6-cyl

  • 162,000 miles
Started making a noise as a flat tire, I parked it. Next day I took it to the shop, Nissan dealership, they said is the transfer case and want $ 3,500 to fix it, I researched on this issue and found lots, too many people complaining of this issue, Nissan has to be aware of the bad quality of their product and assume the their part on it, or people will have to spend lots of money on this. Thank you

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #6

Dec 172014


  • 97,000 miles
The car stalled and stopped suddenly with no warning. Had it towed and found out it was the transfer case.

- Bangor, ME, USA

problem #5

Sep 092013


  • 95,000 miles
There has been oil leaking from my oil tank for over a year. I went to a shop and they told me it is the O-ring or seal on the oil tank and that they tend to go on this model car. It is a $400 fix. If this is common in the Muranos it should be a recall, we shouldn't have to responsible for the cost.

- Norwich, CT, USA

problem #4

Apr 032014


  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that there was an abnormal noise coming from the engine and exhaust fumes were present inside and outside of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the rear exhaust manifold had cracked. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 96,000.

- Twain Heart, CA, USA

problem #3

May 012014


  • 93,576 miles
While driving on four lane blvd the engine sudden cut off at a major intersection. I was lucky not to be hit by truck behind me, I had no prior warning no engine light, rough idle etc. The 2007 Nissan Murano sudden engine cut off need to be investigate because this could have been a fatality.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 112014

Murano 6-cyl

  • 127,000 miles
While driving on the highway I noticed the brake warning light and battery warning light came on. I proceeded to drive for about 15minutes and all of a sudden the engine cut off and all power was lost, no ignition power no power steering. Good thing I was not in the center lane or I would have been hit from behind with my child in the car. I see there has been a similar recall# 36089 on the 2004 Nissan Murano. The 2007 Nissan Murano should also be looked into because this could easily become a fatality issue!

- Haverstraw, NY, USA

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