Nissan Murano - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Nissan Murano owners have reported a total of 5,535 problems for their cars built in the 16 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Nissan Murano. The 2005 Nissan Murano cars have the most problems reported (1,075 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Nissan Murano

  Common problems of Nissan Murano

The following chart shows the 27 most common problems for Nissan Murano cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's seats (1,266 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (687 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Nissan Murano

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Seats
1,266
  Power Train
687
  Visibility
619
  Electrical System
574
  Engine And Engine Cooling
373
  Service Brakes
359
  Equipment
276
  Air Bag
219
  Latches/locks/linkage
185
  Steering
185
   
  Structure
163
  Vehicle Speed Control
134
  Gasoline Fuel System
101
  Other Fuel System
86
  Suspension
74
  Unknown Or Other
68
  Wheel
40
  Seat Belt
38
  Exterior Lighting
30
  Electronic Stability Control
29
  Tire
19
  Child Seat
3
  Parking Brake
2
  Forward Collision Avoidance
2
  Air Brake
1
  Back Over Prevention
1
  Traction Control System
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Nissan Murano of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Murano model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Nissan Murano model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Murano Model Years

Murano
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 2127,9951    
0.75
  2017 3487,5212    
0.19
  2016 5158,6613    
0.29
  2015 11580,6124    
0.36
  2014 7454,4685    
0.27
  2013 5434,4066    
0.26
  2012 8458,1397    
0.21
  2011 8056,8478    
0.18
  2010 11258,9329    
0.21
  2009 594108,40910    
0.55
  2007 61394,77812    
0.54
  2006 83777,54713    
0.83
  2005 1,07572,34214    
1.06
  2004 78864,36715    
0.82
  2003 99654,03716    
1.15

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Nissan Murano is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 Murano
20
  2017 Murano
8
  2016 Murano
19
  2015 Murano
22
  2014 Murano
5
  2013 Murano
4
  2012 Murano
8
  2011 Murano
6
  2010 Murano
14
  2009 Murano
12
  2008 Murano
1
  2007 Murano
16
  2006 Murano
21
  2005 Murano
32
  2004 Murano
48
  2003 Murano
40


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