After taking the vehicle to both the local Nissan dealership and trusted tranny guy - neither could find any problems.
Yet when the car is warm and you run into stop & go traffic (I live in So. Cal.) which is a regularity,you will experience the lurch/delay.
Luckily no accidents! However, putting it into park and restarting the vehicle seems to "reboot" the problem and it will be okay for a while & then resurface when you least expect it.
It is a fun comfortable car to drive.
However, I don't feel safe driving it more recently and am looking for another vehicle.
The 2003 Murano has a transmission problem and after reading multiple sites, it is one that Nissan should address.
I have had same problem in stop/go traffic.
I pump gas pedal to floor 3 times & car lurches forward & then starts moving.
When safe, pull over, turn off engine, wait a couple of minutes & restart engine & press gas pedal; everything is normal.
I go several mths with everything being fine; then it happens again.
Haven't taken to dealership because can't recreate for mechanic?
Please tell me why a crash, fire or fatality has to occur before there is a recall on this vehicle?
Nissan needs to take responsibility for this very dangerous issue with their car.
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