2015 Nissan Murano: More Worthless Alerts
by Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor on November 19, 2015
Back in September, our 2015 Nissan Murano provided me with an excessive heat alert during the hottest time of the year in an already hot climate. It made me laugh and I jabbed at it here for sharing the relatively worthless warning.
It's November now. You know, winter. In SoCal the normal days dip into the low 70s and nights might drop to 45. Brrr.
So I was thrilled when the Murano spat forth this nonsense about a hard freeze watch 10 miles from our Santa Monica office. First, it didn't freeze anywhere near there. Hasn't in quite a while. Even Sandstone Peak in the nearby Santa Monica Mountains, at a breath-stealing 3,111 feet, hasn't seen genuine freezing temps since last February.
Not to mention that it's 37 miles from where the warning was issued. Big Bear City, in the San Bernardino Mountains, is finally dropping below freezing at night, but it's 141 miles away.
Bottom line? This isn't critical information. It isn't even pertinent to the region where I'm driving. More careful programming of the system is in order.
Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor