Nissan Murano owners have reported 17 problems related to engine belts and pulleys (under the engine and engine cooling category).
I started hearing a rattle when under acceleration and could never find the culprit. It started jingling like change in someone pocket so I looked again and notice a piece of the idler pulley bracket going in circles around the adjustment screw. I looked up online only to yet another under designed part by Nissan. This part failing can cause serious damage and even wrecks if not fixed immediately.
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Hello, I am writing to you about a new vehicle that I recently purchased through Nissan. It's a 2012 Nissan Murano and I purchased the vehicle on Friday Dec 21, 2012. I brought the vehicle home (which is about 50 miles from the dealership) and the next day I took my family to visit my mother in the hospital and then we were going to go christmas shopping at the mall. While enroute to the mall I started hearing a squeeling sound coming from the front of the vehicle. As I was driving and making turns the noise got progressively louder and then the vehicle became very hard to steer. I knew there was something obviously wrong so luckily we were close to the dealership and we called them and they said to bring it right in. I must admit, I should have had it towed but it was pooring down rain and I just wanted to get my family to safety so I decided to drive the vehicle. It was very scary, I tried to take a route that I had to make the fewest turns and the vehicle became harder and harder to steer to the point that I actually feared for the safety of my family. Luckily, I was able to make it to the dealership and they provided us a loaner vehicle. They stated that one of the power steering hoses came off underneath and that it had rubbed onto another belt and was no longer usable so they would have to order a part which would take 3-4 days. Since this was a brand new vehicle and round trip for me is 100 miles I was very upset with this. On Monday (christmas eve) they called and said the vehicle was ready. Evidently they took a hose off another vehicle and put it on mine. (which rather bothered me but it did get me back on the road again) my issue with this is that if we would have taken this vehicle up into the snow we would have been stranded and who knows what could have happened. This is a safety issue that is being blown off by Nissan and I wanted to report it!.
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My car just stopped working in the middle of the traffic and would not go forward or backward. I got it towed to good year - my car had catastrophic transmission failure. Was diagnosed at goodyear and they called Nissan to see about the parts and found out that it was covered by manufacture warranty - so I had it towed on a flat bed truck to Nissan in denver. Goodyear had drained the fluids to take it apart during diagnosis and sent the parts and the car on the tow truck to the go Nissan shop. They found a number of other problems with the car at the Nissan shop which they said were not covered - such as- cam shaft sensors,drive belts,head gasket. I agreed to pay for those items and to get my transmission replaced for free under the warranty. They said it would take three to five days to get the transmission from the factory. I get a call today from go Nissan on June 19th about a week after they agreed to fix it and they now say that there seems to have been some purple fluid in the transmission and now they wont replace it or cover it in any way. That makes no sense to me because it was delivered there with no fluid in the transmission at all. They said, ya, well. . We saw some purple substance in the cup with the parts that were delivered and we will not cover it because of that contamination. . . Im at my witts end here, they want $4000. 00 for the transmission and another $2,500. 00 for the rest of the work. I don't know what to do. I feel like they took advantage of me and are now trying to get out of the warranty. Thanks for your help.
My Nissan Murano 2005 SUV has been stopping in motion while driving agian, and this has happened more then 7 times in the past 2 months. But this time it happened on the 405 fwy with my children. The vehicle slowed down on the freeway and I had to find the right shoulder lane in call aaa. I checked the recalls on the internet for this car and there was recalls back in 2005 when I bought the vehicle and I didn't recieve a notices in the mail. I've called the Nissan hotline with no replies and emailed the company too; I was emailed back that there was a recall on the second row seat belts. This car is totally unsafe; plus vehicle has five recalls such as gas tank, set belt, engine and engine cooling, transmission, and alternator. I looked at the forum for the Nissan Murano in it seems like the same problem with the 2003-2005 models.
Coolant was leaking on driveway, found that the tensioner bracket is cracked and is rubbing up against a coolant hose, causing a breach in hose and leakage. The dealership is quoting me over $500 to replace the tensioner bracket and associated pulley and "screw". I called Nissan corporate asking them to either fix for free or discount the service. They said its not their responsibility. I see alot of this exact component failure reported online, I hope Nissan ponies up someday.
2005 Nissan Murano - 66k miles. Alternator tension arm snapped off while driving, also causing a crack in the timing cover. There had been a squeaking noise in the days leading up the failure. Once the arm broke there was a very loud clunking noise. I was forced to pull over on the side of the road and wait for a tow. The tension arm, bracket, belts and timing cover need to be replaced. Because the timing covers placement, it will require pulling the engine out.
Nissan Murano 2004 idle pulley failure
incorrectly designed pulley bracket failed and caused belt failure. Will cause loss of power and may result in an accident. Failure has been reported by many Murano owners and is a design flaw that should be corrected.
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2005 Nissan Murano with 56,735 miles began making a noise at acceleration. Brought car to the Nissan dealer and was told that a new pulley asm and bracket-id was needed. I was told that the bracket failed causing the pulley asm to go bad. While replacing the pulley and bracket, I requested the fan belt be changed. I was very surprised that the bracket and pulley failed so soon on this vehicle. This was not covered under warranty or recall.
On the morning of 9/15/07 when starting the vehicle I heard a belt squeal. When investigating the belt squeal, noticed coolant leaking from engine compartment. Upon further investigation noticed the idler pulley bracket was broken causing the coolant hose to rupture from rubbing against the idler pulley adjuster. All in all, we had to replace the idler pulley, pulley bracket, and the coolant hose.
Steel tensioner bracket that held the idle arm assembly in place broke in half and Nissan would not do anything about the problem. Their claim is that it was no longer under warranty. My complaint is that it is not a warranty issue but a defective part that could become a safety issue. Obviously the part should never fail for the entire life of the vehicle as it was a steel support bracket . When the part failed it also did consequences damage as well. This falls under a safety issue as well.
Nissan Murano 2003 service engine check lightcame on and vehicle slowed down on the freeway and I had to find a shoulder after an overpass bridge to pull over for my safe and for my 2 toodlers children. I check the recall on the internet for this and it was a recall back in 2003 that I did not recieve a notice in the mail. I call a car dealer and denying me for the recall. I call the consumer affair customer service and 7/2/2007 and case is pending. I feel so unsafe to drive this vehicle because since 2003 this vehicle has five recalls such as gas tank, set belt, engine and engine cooling, transmission nut not tighten enough and alternator.
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Failure of the alternator belt tensioner bracket. The belt tensioner broke on the 2004 Nissan Murano, causing it to cut the coolant hose to the oil cooler. The belt tensioner, coolant hose to oil cooler, and belt had to be replaced. I belong to the Nissanmurano. Organization discussion group ,and several other people were having the same problem.
Idler pulley and bracket design default. I just took my car in after an all of the sudden clanging noise - at 35,000 miles. I was told by authorized dealership that I required a new idler pulley and bracket. Apparently it was broken. I believe this is a design default and should be looked into. I have heard many people complaining of this same thing. I ended up paying $99 for labor, $69. 50 for the pulley, and $25 for the bracket. This part failing at 35,000 miles is unacceptable.
I have a 2003 Nissan Murano with 47k miles. The belt tensioner bracket (also called idler pulley bracket) broke. When the bracket failed, it cut one of the coolant hoses and damaged the serpentine belt. This could have caused damage / failure to the engine. All service to my vehicle has been done by authorized Nissan dealers only. I believe the failure of this bracket was due to improper design / manufacture. . Read more...
Alternator adjusting bracket - Jan 29, 2007 today, I had to have my 2004 Nissan Murano serviced due to a coolant leak that I noticed. When looking at the vehicle, entire underbody was filled with coolant and no coolant remained in the resevoir. The dealer serviced the vehicle and documented the issue as the alternator adjusting bracket having broken and rupturing the hose, fan pulley and the power steering belt being negatively impacted. After speaking with the service tech. , there have been multiple times that he has seen this issue. With an obvious repeating issue in the vehicles, the severity of damage to the vehicle (bracket breaks, alternator loosens in hood and damages surrounding mechanisms, or occupants (operation of vehicle not ideal with bracket broken, impacting surrounding mechanisms (power steering belt, fan, alternator, coolant system) that could result, and the customer dissatisfaction of having this issue and incurring the costs to repair.
While on a major road with for our family vacation, our Murano experienced a component failure. Specifically, our road trip originated from central new jersey with several destinations scheduled for several central and southern florida locations. All was normal until our journey from miami to debary, FL where slight indicators of a malfunction began to manifest itself. While cruising on interstate 95 between west palm beach and titusville, the cruise control spontaneously disengaged. After several attempts to re-engage the system yielded the same results, I initially determined that there may be an inherent difference in the Murano's cruise control system versus other cars I've driven/owned and decided that I would look into it at a later time. Later in this same trip (specifically between titusville and sanford florida), I was on a desolate road (route 46) when the Murano's 'service engine' light illuminated and it seem to be stuck in 2nd gear. Note: the Murano has a belt driven cvt and not a conventional gear box; nevertheless, this was the manner in which the problem can be characterized. Making matters worst was the fact that it was 12:30am and route 46 is sparsely traveled, with no signs of "civilization". (not meant to melodramatic. ) fortunately, I was still able to drive the Murano (at no greater than 40mph @ 4,000rpm) to our intended destination. On the following morning, I brought my Murano to deland Nissan where the service department promptly determined that the throttle body malfunctioned and needed to be replaced accordingly. Fortunately, the part was in stock and replaced under warranty in less than 2 hours. (note: the service department at deland Nissan was simply the best service department I've ever encountered, in terms of response time, professionalism and customer communication; I wish my home dealer service department was likewise. ) the remainder of our vacation and return trip occurred without further incident.
Heard noise from engine compartment. Upon investigation noticed idle pulley was vibrating and make the sound. . Read more...
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|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Engine Cooling System problems||
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||
|Car Stall problems||
|Engine Exhaust System problems||
|Service Engine Light On problems||
|Engine Oil Leaking problems||