2015 Nissan Murano: Master of the Obvious Brings the Heat
By Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor on September 18, 2015
A few days ago our 2015 Nissan Murano barfed up this meaningless warning on my way to work.
It's September in Southern California, the hottest time of the year in an already hot, dry climate. I'd just spent a few hours outside being reminded how hot it can be in a place that hasn't had meaningful rain in 30 or so months.
And now the Murano is reminding me that it's hot. Or that it's going to be hot 10 miles from where I was at the time.
Come on, man. Does anybody want this stuff? Sure, it can be disabled, but what does it add? A heat warning, I mean. Does that get me anything I didn't already know? Was it worth the distraction of clearing it from the navigation screen?
I don't need to know that it's going to be hot. I just don't. You know what I need to know? I need to know if Santa Monica isn't going to be there when I get to work. If there's going to be a world-changing event — a tsunami or earthquake or a zombie attack or something similar — then sure, go ahead and interrupt me with a warning. Especially if it's going to be zombies.
Otherwise, I don't need to know.
Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor