2004 Nissan Murano Consumer Review: Avoid High Mileage Used Murano

2004 Nissan Murano - Consumer Review

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SL 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 AWD CVT Automatic)

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Avoid High Mileage Used Murano's
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2004 Nissan Murano SL AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

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Love the design and functionality of the Murano.
Had Nissan and Infinity vehicles before and the earlier designs were 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 the Murano and fully maintained by dealer, all receipts. At 115K. CVT transmission went bad. $4500 repair.
Head gasket bad at 121k, another $4000 repair. The radio died and needed to be replaced at 130K. The drivers seat frame broke at 155K, a common problem for this model and it costs over $800 to get repaired at the dealer. The power steering hose failed at 176k. Another common problem. The cost to maintain this vehicle does not make it worthwhile to own. There are much better used cars out there.
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.

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