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We had to replace our power steering pressure line and our murano only has 50k miles on it. We found out this problem has been happening all over the US with other Murano's all less then 72k miles. We had it fixed and reported it to the claims department hoping for a refund because it is a faulty part not due to neglect or wear and tear. They came back telling us they weren't going to help us with any reimbursement because the car is no longer under warranty nor did we purchase the extended warranty when we bought the car and they looked at our service history with Nissan. All in all loads of crap and excuses!! they can't fault us for where the previous owner had the car serviced nor where we take our car for servicing and fact is the issues is a faulty part that SHOULDN'T have a problem under 100k miles! Plus we are second owners of a Nissan and they cared less. I guess Nissan would rather have the bad press then fix a faulty part for a repeated customer. We wont be buying another Nissan again.
sorry to bring this one back from the dead, but our 07 just started making a horrendous amount of noise, and I noticed a slight 'skip' in the steering when rotating the wheel to full lock on either side. After checking everything out, I found that the power steering fluid level was very very low. What's disheartening is that over the past year I've had a ton of service done on the vehicle, both at a Nissan dealership and a reputable mechanic (local Firestone Service Center).
At 84k on it right now, in the last year I've done:
Lower Control Arms
Both front hubs/wheel bearings
Tie Rod Ends
Oil Pan Gasket
...and lots of just standard maintenance (oil changes, radiator flush, etc)
I'm into this beast for over $3k now between parts and labor, and now I'm faced with at the very least a leaky high pressure power steering hose, but due to the noise it was making, I'm crossing my fingers that I didn't ruin the pump and/or rack. This is my wife's vehicle, and the only vehicle I don't work on myself.
Never have I ever been so disappointed with a vehicle in my life. I've owned a handful of Nissan's before, and came from an Infiniti QX-4 before the Murano. The Infiniti (ie. Pathfinder) was victim of the notorious front left inner fender splitting open like a sardine can, which apparently is a very common problem among those vehicles.
...and now I have this maintenance monster of a Murano.
At 84k with todays technology and quality standards, no vehicle should have as many rattles, squeaks, clunks, and mechanical failures as this lemon has had. ...and what makes it more difficult to stomach is the fact that all of my problems are in fact very common problems with this vehicle.
Shame on Nissan. I'm going to fix this, and within the next year, punt this terrible car off to a dealership and let someone else deal with its premature problems.
All of your maintenance items are, well, maintenance items... i.e. items that are expected to experience wear and require replacement during the lifetime of a vehicle. Sure the power steering leak is probably something other cars do not experience with only 84k on the clock, but the leaky high pressure hose is a known common issue with the vehicle even as far back as 2007 when your vehicle was new. As a result, I'm not sure I would call your vehicle a "lemon" which implies an inordinate number of mechanical failures, of which your vehicle has not experienced.
our left control arm is bad, and the two front wheel hubs are gone. we already fixed the broken seat, power steering line, right control arm, leaking seals. we dont know if we are going to fix this car or not.
is there anything i can expect to break down if i decide to fix those last three things myself? (2 wheel hubs and driver's LCA)
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