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221,000 miles 2004 Nissan Murano
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By LTR
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2004 Nissan Murano SUV SE Fwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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I purchased my car in 2006 from dealer? Great car at first until 100k miles
Oil pan leak
Replaced o-ring and seal twice
Plastic tabs kept coming out from underneath car
Tires didn't last long
After 150k
CV joint and axle rods replaced
Back right window sticks intermittently
ABS light stays on
After 200k miles, everything was going
Front drivers seat bracket broke, causing seat to slant. Had it welded and seat put back, power seat mechanism slips slightly
Replaced radiator
Replaced power steering parts
Now, the car is hard pressed to go over 40mph uphill. When going over 50, drives smoothly, but unsure what the cause is...catalytic converter, fuel pump, fuel injectors, or spark plugs.
All of which is costly because of the placement of parts under the engine.
It has been a great car but would recommend selling around 100k miles
Parts are expensive!


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Run Far away and don't look back
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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By garry
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2004 Nissan Murano SUV SL Fwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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The car is good for first few years until the repairs start coming in. So many issues where do I begin, bought the 04 Murano in 06. It ran good until it hit 100K. The engine started burning oil about a quart/week. No that't not normal. The suspension is the worst I have seen on any car. Every few months tie rods or control arm or something with suspension is going wrong. The stereo stopped working. The rear door latch has be greased every few months. The part/repairs are so costly it's like owning a BMW. Hard to work on because it's so hard to replace things in the engine. Bad Design on nissan's part. Not buying a Nissan again, especially due to their V6 burning oil. Such disappointment. Wipe blade linkage became lose and had to replace the whole motor. The leather is cheap and ripped.

The good about the car, AWD.


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Don't buy a MURANO!!!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By pruettfan
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2004 Nissan Murano SUV SL AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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We purchased our 04 SL AWD fully loaded Murano new in the summer of 04. We just traded in the car at 164,545 miles this summer (2014) so I can provide a comprehensive history on this car.
Within a couple of years the "leather" drivers seat was cracking badly on the sides. We had to replace the steering rack, two power steering lines and a sensor,
an oil cooler seal, countless tires because the car never aligned properly and would make tires very loud.
By the time the car was 6 years old the rattles and switch failures, car locks etc started to add up. We traded it in with lots of small problems and an oil leak. This is our first and last Nissan. Stay away!!


Best Features

Styling was nice.


Worst Features

Nissan should make cars that are reliable and of some quality for the long term. It was nice for about 3-4 years then the troubles started. The last couple of years it was terrible but we decided to hang on to it for as long as we could because it was paid off. Very happy we traded it in. I would suggest you avoid buying one of these used regardless of miles, price or condition. It will be a headache.


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Avoid High Mileage Used Murano's
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By moneypitowner
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2004 Nissan Murano SUV SL AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


Review

Love the design and functionality of the Murano.
Had Nissan and Infinity before and very reliable and economical to maintain.
I put 200K on my earlier Nissans and they ran great.
Not the case with Murano.
I bought the Murano with 80K on it.
Owner babied it and Murano maintained by dealer, all receipts. At 115K. CVT went bad. $4500 repair.
Head gasket bad at 121k.
Another $4500 repair.
Numerous reports of transfer case failures as well as exhaust system repairs.
Very expensive repairs.
Recent problems with head gaskets on newer models also reported.
Get extended warranties if you keep the car past dealer warranty period.
Don't buy a first generation used Murano.



Best Features

AWD, Styling, interior functionality with easy fold down rear seats. Bose sound system awesome, until it failed. Another big repair bill!


Worst Features

Reliability poor. Cost of repairs to engine and transmission are out of sight since you must drop the engine, transmission as an assembly from underneath the vehicle. Just about every part in the engine compartment, except the air conditioner compressor, must be removed from the car. Nissan lowered the price of the CVT to about $2250, but the labor is very expensive due to the car design. Nissan dealer was very poor and misdiagnosed problems. Nissan America customer support was also terrible. I would never buy a Nissan again unless I could afford a new one and to replace it before it was out of dealer warranty.


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Cannibal Car
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By jshores
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2004 Nissan Murano SUV SL Fwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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At 45,000 miles the Check engine light came on due to a bad Catalytic Convertor, not diagnosed correctly by dealer. Honeycomb in converter powered and was sucked into engine. Diagnosed correctly after the factory warranty ran out. At 68K miles it has scored the pistons which causes the engine to burn about 1 quart of oil every 500 miles. Would cost more to fix than car is worth.

Driver side seat panels cracked and peeled apart. Car could not be aligned adequately.


Best Features

It is a quiet comfortable vehicle. Easy to use and liked by all who entered it.


Worst Features

Check your local dealerships reputation carefully before purchasing.


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