Transfer Case problems of the 2009 Nissan Murano
Six problems associated with transfer case have been reported for the 2009 Nissan Murano.
Transfer Case problem #1
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is JN8AZ18W59_. I was told today that I have leak in the transfer case in my 2009 Nissan Murano awd. I was told by the service advisor that the leak could cause a fire if the fluid drips onto the catalytic converter. After searching the web, I found many other Nissan Muranos with similar complaints. I think Nissan should be forced to make the necessary repair (est. Given $2725) when the 60,000 mile warranty has expired. This issue happened on Oct. 8, 2013.
Transfer Case problem #2
The vehicle involved was a 2009 Nissan Murano. I have been having problems with the cvt transmission and was told the factory warranty was extended to double that of its original offer due to many problems. I took my Murano to the dealer to have the cvt replaced and while I was there, the dealership told me the transfer case was leaking also and would need a new seal but it was expensive. I received a call later from the dealer stating that my particular VIN contained a transfer case that had no separate seal option and the entire case would need replaced for over $3,000. With very little looking I see that this has been a problem on the Murano for several years and they have changed the warranty to cover the faulty cvt transmission but not the transfer case which has gone hand in hand with previous cvt's. (if it's one, it's both) apparently, if the case runs dry of oil (which it doesn't have much in the first place) it can lock up the entire drivetrain and render the vehicle un-drivable. The transfer case is directly related to the cvt and many of the failed cvt's vehicles have had cracked or leaking transfer cases as well. Considering the number of incidents and awareness of Nissan with this issue, it seems absurd they not remedy the transfer case issue, especially with it being a potential safety concern. But knowing that the transfer case is unserviceable and a fully enclosed, integral part of the main drive train should clearly put Nissan in the hot seat for all costs for repairs labor, parts, and any other related expenses. It was Tuesday, August 6, 2013 when this transfer case issue occurred.
Transfer Case problem #3
The car is a 2009 Nissan Murano. The car was taken to the Nissan dealership approximately 4 months ago and I was notified of the transfer case leaking and was quoted at least $3,000 to fix it. I was told it will eventually go and will affect my transmission but to stay on top of my oil changes and fluids to help prevent the system from failing. At my next oil change I asked if the system was checked and I was told "everything lookes good. " about a week ago (was not due yet for a oil change) my car would jolt into reverse and would be hesitant to go and same thing with driving forward. The car is stuck in awd, transmission clicks when driving, and jolting occurs driving forward and reversing. Apparently this is a common problem with the transfer case failing in this type of car. This issue happened on May 21, 2013.
Transfer Case problem #4
The vehicle involved was a 2009 Nissan Murano. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was JN8AZ18WX9_. Nissan performed warranty to cvt axle seal and transfer assy. Case seals at mileage 50,332. Then at 55,5570 on Aug 02, 2011 Nissan had to replace the transfer case assy. (part number 3310-jp11b) under warranty , then on Dec 12, 2012, mileage 80,841, the transfer case assy. (part number 3310-jp11c) failed again which Nissan replaced but no longer consider it under warranty and at a cost to me of $3700. 66. Then at mileage 80,935 the transfer case assy. Seals began leaking which the dealer fixed under warranty from the previous repair work. We called the Nissan office as we thought the transfer case assy. Was cover under the cvt system extended warranty. Nissan is now claiming this is not part of the cvt system which they extended the warranty on up to 10 years or 120,000 miles even though it is an integral part of the system. This transfer case problem happened on Friday, February 18, 2011.
Transfer Case problem #5
The vehicle is a 2009 Nissan Murano. While driving approximately 55 mph, the contact heard a whistling sound and felt a vibration in the vehicle. The vehicle began to decelerate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The technician stated the transmission and the transfer case would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000. This problem occurred on 09/19/11.
Transfer Case problem #6
The car involved is a 2009 Nissan Murano. Cracked metal transfer case under normal work-commute driving conditions at 60,200 miles. Case and seals had to be replaced. Cannot drive vehicle. Nissan has had this problem before - note Nissan service bulletin ntb04129. This issue happened on Sat., Jan. 22, 2011.
Other Power Train related problems of the 2009 Nissan Murano:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Transfer Case problems||6|
|Automatic Transmission problems||4|
|Power Train problems||2|
|Power Train Driveline problems||1|
|Differential Unit problems||1|