Transfer Case problems of the 2004 Nissan Murano
28 problems associated with transfer case have been reported for the 2004 Nissan Murano.
Transfer Case problem #1
The vehicle is a 2004 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that while having routine maintenance performed on the vehicle, she was notified that the transfer case gasket was leaking and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 95,000 and the current mileage was 122,000. This issue happened on Tue., Aug. 2, 2011.
Transfer Case problem #2
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Nissan Murano. The VIN of the problem Murano is JN8AZ08W34_. Went to dealership to check power loss and noise from cvt transmission. Dealer gave me an estimate of $4225 to replace transfer case. They said that warrenty was for the transmission and not the transfer case. After researching on the internet, several thousand cases of leaking or failing transfer cases have been found for this vehicle and Nissan has ignored all instances to avoid a recall. Plus, they are charging $4225 for a part that makes up the transmission using a technicality to avoid replacing the defective part. The failure date was Thursday, April 25, 2013.
Transfer Case problem #3
The car involved is a 2004 Nissan Murano. While driving on freeway car would not respond to throttle. After shutting down engine and restarting car ran normally. Second event occured in heavy traffic with no response to throttle. Took car to the dealer in burien washington for full check out and they could find no problem with car. Everything was normal and no fault codes. Third event occured last night while driving in heavy traffic on freeway. This event was more severe. Car decelerated rapidly (almost like the brakes had been slammed on but it was definitely something in the transmission or transfer case) and the engine rpm also increased rapidly. Car was difficult to control, nearly causing an accident. I was able to get car to side of freeway. I turned off the engine and restarted car. Car ran normally. In reading other reports on the internet this is a known problem with the 2003 and 2004 Murano transmissions and or transfer cases. It is very dangerous. The dealers cannot find the problem and it can happen at any time. It was Fri., Feb. 8, 2013 when this transfer case issue happened.
Transfer Case problem #4
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was JN8AZ08W64_. The vehicle involved is a 2004 Nissan Murano. The contact stated that while attempting a right turn at 5 mph, there was a loud explosion and the transfer case failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was confirmed that the transfer case had failed. The failure and the current mileage was 76,144. This transfer case issue occurred Friday, Feb. 10, 2012.
Transfer Case problem #5
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Nissan Murano. Transfer case failed the first time around 75,000 miles when I was driving. Suddenly slowed down and hear loud bang noise. Noise continue as I coast the vehicle to a stop. Loud bang noise, and the vehicle would shake. Got it replace $3000. One year later at around 96,000 on 3/26/2012. It happen again. Same exact symptoms. Never buying a Nissan ever again. There is a service bulletin about it, so they are aware of the problem but yet they aren't doing anything about it. The extended cvt warranty does not cover the transfer case. Even though the transfer case is connected to the cvt. This transfer case problem happened on Mar. 26, 2012.
Transfer Case problem #6
My 2004 Nissan Murano has been leaking transmission fluid due to a leak in the transfer housing case and is putting out an error code p0868. It now speeds up - slows down - rev's up over 5,000 rpms while not having any power to pull. I have spoken to Nissan reps at 3 different dealerships and told them I smell smoke/burning oil coming from the engine. None of them would acknowledge anything. I recently took it to the 4th dealership and decided to spend the $75 to have it inspected and they agreed that it was leaking and has no pressure and told me that it was a design flaw but they couldn't do anything about it. The service manager took me over and showed me a brand new 2011 that had the same issue and they were putting in a new transmission due to the same issue. Unfortunately my warranty has now run out and they want over $7000 to replace the transmission - but they won't fix the leak unless I replace the transmission as they say they don't want me to come back upset. Well I'm upset because I've read over 100+ post with the same exact problem and I just know this thing is gonna lock up or speed up right in the middle of traffic and it should be Nissan's responsibility to admit this is a major problem with the design of the '03 and '04 transmission/transfer case and step up and fix the issue. This issue happened on Tue., Nov. 1, 2011.
Transfer Case problem #7
The car was a 2004 Nissan Murano. The differential/cvt transfer case is defective. Which requires you to have to replace the awd system at a cost of $4-6000. It also cause the car to have steering problems as well. This issue also causes the vehicle to burn a significant amount of fuel which require premium gas. I have read numerous complaints on the web about the same problems other people are having. This causes unnessecary financial hardship as most people are still paying a car loan on this vehicle. The failure date was 06/16/2010.
Transfer Case problem #8
The vehicle is a 2004 Nissan Murano. Complete transfer case failure with no warning whatsoever. Mechanic advised damage may be due to operating the awd feature on dry pavement which did not and has not occurred. Nissan has extended the warranty on the cvt transmission to 10 years/120,000 miles but it's not clear whether this includes the transfer case. Adding to this doubt, when I google this problem it seems hundreds of Murano owners have been having the exact same dilemma with their vehicles of similar age/mileage. I contacted Nissan north America this morning but their computers were down and they were unable to help me at that time. Even so, the transfer case should not fail so catastrophically on a vehicle of this age/mileage that has been regularly maintained and driven gently. Obviously this is a fairly major component to just fail without warning. I'm just wondering how many people will need to report this before Nissan will recognize and resolve this serious safety problem. This problem occurred on Jan. 3, 2012.
Transfer Case problem #9
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Nissan Murano. VIN of the vehicle was JN8AZ08WX4_. Transfer case fail. This transfer case issue occurred Sunday, June 12, 2011.
Transfer Case problem #10
The vehicle is a 2004 Nissan Murano. VIN of the vehicle was JN8AZ08W94_. Multiple problems - transmission leak & replacement; transfer case replacement; rotors out of round @8200 miles and cut; now brakes do not have easy stop (ie for in traffic) only middle pedal and hard stop but dealer says they are w/in spec but admit that spec is subjective to my truck vs "others"; elec cable to airbag twisted & replaced, ac not charged 2x (after engine dropped to replace tranny), truck does not start all the time (current problem). Others -I'm sure there's just been too many to remember. Basically dealer has touched every major component of my truck except the rear end. Call to discuss details if needed. This problem occurred on Feb. 14, 2004.
Transfer Case problem #11
The vehicle was a 2004 Nissan Murano. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is JN8AZ08W94_. Multiple problems - transmission leak & replacement; transfer case replacement; rotors out of round @8200 miles and cut; now brakes do not have easy stop (ie for in traffic) only middle pedal and hard stop but dealer says they are w/in spec but admit that spec is subjective to my truck vs "others"; elec cable to airbag twisted & replaced, ac not charged 2x (after engine dropped to replace tranny), truck does not start all the time (current problem). Others -I'm sure there's just been too many to remember. Basically dealer has touched every major component of my truck except the rear end. Call to discuss details if needed. It was Saturday, February 14, 2004 when this transfer case issue happened.
Transfer Case problem #12
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Nissan Murano. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Nissan Murano is JN8AZ08W44_. At 67,000 miles the transfer case of my 04 awd Murano cracked. As a result a control panel and switch were also damaged. Grand total to repair $4200. Only event leading up to the failure was a clicking or slapping sound 3 days previous to the part completely failing. I thought that the noise was related to my recent tire rotation initially and the car completely broke down on the way to the repair shop. Website poll with 43% of people responding that they had problems with this part referred me to this site. This transfer case problem happened on Wednesday, February 27, 2008.
Transfer Case problem #13
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Nissan Murano. The VIN of this vehicle is JN8AZ08W64_. I have been told by the Nissan dealer that my transfer case needed to be replaced. It locked up when I was in the all-wheel drive mode over 50 mph. They initially told me this was a problem which has been addressed in new models but they were unwilling to consider a recall even though it leads to freeze-ups while being driven. Blogs clearly show that hundreds of written in regarding this issue with the 2003 and 2004 Muranos. I paid over $5,500 and now have additional transmission issues just a few months later. It was Dec. 18, 2007 when this transfer case issue occurred.
Transfer Case problem #14
The car was a 2004 Nissan Murano. Hi, I was driving down the road and turned the corner and heard a horrible noise. There was no warning, no lights on the dash -nothing. I had the car towed to a automotive shop. I was told they did not work on the problem. So I had the car towed to the local Nissan dealer. The Nissan dealer said I had a cracked transfer case and the estimate to get it fixed is $5049. 96. I owe $1780. 00 on the car. And nothing has been done because I don't have 5k to fix it. This transfer case issue occurred 04/17/08.
Transfer Case problem #15
The car involved was a 2004 Nissan Murano. Nov 2007 had transmission failure at approx 50,000 miles. This happened on the interstate, engine suddenly cut out & had to cross over 4 lanes to get to rt shoulder. Was covered under warranty but now have transfer case on the verge of failure at 62000 miles, just 2000 outside of warranty. This issue happened on Nov. 24, 2007.
Transfer Case problem #16
2004 Nissan Murano, came to a halt in traffic started bucking, took to the dealer, transfer case is cracked $4,300 repair. My private mechanic told me Nissan issued a service bulletin on 2003 - 2004 models regarding transfer case cracking, replacement with 2005 parts and new electrical switch. I contacted Nissan corporate they said they would get back to me a week later they only offered the response "we can't help you financially at this time" after viewing posts online this is a common problem in 2003 and 2004 models. Thank goodness my husband was not on the interstate when the Murano decided to die. He could have been killed. Earlier the car had an oil leak I took it to several mechanics until it was fixed. This car has only 72,000 miles on it, a transfer case should not crack. It was Jun. 28, 2009 when this transfer case issue occurred.
Transfer Case problem #17
I own a well maintained 2004 Nissan Murano sl awd. The transfer case spontaneously broke without any warning. Once the event occurred, I immediately lost the ability to accelerate on a very busy stretch of road. The are also, almost immediately, went from about 40mph to 15mph while I was trying to accelerate. There was traffic behind me moving at 40mph, and this unintentional deceleration occurred without any brake light warning to the driver behind me. This could have caused a fatal collision. Thankfully it did not, and I was able to put my hazard lights on and roll to a stop on the shoulder lane. I had the car brought to the nearest dealership for prompt repair. I paid $3500 for a new transfer case to be placed. The day I drove the vehicle home, I noticed an oil burning smell, which was later found to be a transfer case leak. This was a leak from the new transfer case. My car is currently being re-repaired as we speak. This is almost 2 weeks now that I have been without my car. I have noticed that this is an ongoing problem with the Nissan Murano particularly in the 2003-04 year vehicles. My vehicle is out of the 5 year/ 60000 mile drivetrain warranty, and therefore I had to bear the financial burden of this apparently defective component. It was Jul. 17, 2009 when this transfer case issue occurred.
Transfer Case problem #18
The vehicle was a 2004 Nissan Murano. The VIN of this vehicle is JN8AZ08W54_. Originally filed under 10284376 . The replaced transfer case has now went out again. Nissan is stating they will not warranty the transfer case unless I install and upgraded switch that is located on the console. This seems to be a design defect and a way for Nissan to correct the problem at the consumers expense. The company needs to be responsible for their products. This transfer case problem happened on Monday, August 10, 2009.
Transfer Case problem #19
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Nissan Murano. 1. Design flaw 2. Defective transfer case. This is the third time it has occurred in a two year period. 3. The first two times, Nissan replaced the defective part. I am still waiting for them to tell me what they will do as Nissan contends this is part is not included in their cvt transmission 120000 mile warranty, even though the part hooks into the transmission. This part transfers power from the transmission to the all wheel drive components. The vehicle is a 2004 Murano. This issue happened on 03/18/2010.
Transfer Case problem #20
The car involved is a 2004 Nissan Murano. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is JN8AZ08W04_. Transfer case in Murano '04- we recently had a new transfer case put in our Murano as it was deemed out of warranty. It is evident that exact problem has happened to many owners regarding the same part in Murano's nationwide. While Nissan north America has issued extended warranties to all their cvt driven vehicles, they have come short in covering this component which is a mechanical part to cvt transmission. The cost for our repair was over $3000. Needless to say this causes a major safety concern since the vehicle tends to stall and can become inoperable at any speed. Updated ivoq 05/26/10. It was Sat., Feb. 20, 2010 when this transfer case issue occurred.
Transfer Case problem #21
2004 Nissan Murano awd leaks fluid from transfer case and/or cvt transmission assembly resulting in eventual failure of the transfer case and/or transmission. This transfer case problem happened on Tuesday, January 26, 2010.
Transfer Case problem #22
My 2004 Nissan Murano transmission/transfer case/differential is shot. There was this loud whistling sound a sudden jerk and then a rattling sound which I found out from the Nissan dealership the transmission needs to be replaced. Upon leaving the dealership I went to accelerate and there was a delayed response and then the vehicle just took off. It appears that above 1000 rpm the transmission kicks into gear otherwise the truck will not move faster than 2 mph. This is extremely dangerous because it happens without warning. The makers of Nissan has been notified by hundreds of consumers that own the Nissan Murano 2003-2009. Yet Nissan will do nothing, but blame the consumer for lack of service on the vehicle. Will someone have to die before there is a recall??!!. It was 09/27/2010 when this transfer case issue happened.
Transfer Case problem #23
The car is a 2004 Nissan Murano. Murano stopped during traffic while child and wife in car - determined was transfer case causing loud banging. This transfer case issue occurred 10/12/2010.
Transfer Case problem #24
On thanksgiving our 2004 Nissan Murano started making a banging noise. It continued to get louder and within about five minutes the car was completely immobilized. The car smelled of transmission fluid. We called Nissan and they informed us that the transmission is covered under a 120,000 mile warranty, which is what we thought it was without anyone looking at it yet. We had it towed to apple Nissan in york. The service manager then looked at the vehicle and informed us that it is the transfer case not the transmission and that it is not covered under the warranty and that the cost to repair it would be $4000. 00. The vehicle is still at apple Nissan with the broken transfer case because we cannot afford to replace it. This transfer case problem happened on November 25, 2010.
Transfer Case problem #25
The VIN of the problem Murano is JN8AZ08W94_. Nissan Murano transfer case oil seal leak the third time within few months. This problem occurred on 01/04/11.
Other Power Train related problems of the 2004 Nissan Murano:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Transfer Case problems||28|
|Automatic Transmission problems||24|
|Power Train problems||18|
|Transmission Noise problems||4|
|Power Train Driveline problems||3|
|Automatic Transmission Control Module problems||3|
|Transmission Not Engage problems||3|
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||3|
|Transmission Failure problems||3|
|Differential Unit problems||2|
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||1|
|Transmission Stuck In Gear problems||1|
|Transmission Solenoid problems||1|