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I have an 05 murano and the plastic is peeling off the front grill. Is anyone else having the same problem and nissan covering this under warrenty. Its over 5yrs as july was its sale date Instead of a bug guard it has the clear plastic wrap. Its doing a good job everywere else but the grill looks crappy. J
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Several members have reported bubbling and peeling of the chrome on the grille.

http://www.nissanmurano.org/forums/6...weather-7.html

Bubbles in grill (04 SL)

Unfortunately, after five years I think you have little or no recourse with the dealer.

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I have an 05 murano and the plastic is peeling off the front grill. Is anyone else having the same problem and Nissan covering this under warranty. Its over 5yrs as July was its sale date Instead of a bug guard it has the clear plastic wrap. Its doing a good job everywhere else but the grill looks crappy. J

I have a 05 with 93000 on it and the grill looks bad and peeling and the drivers side of of the seat leather has cracked. I also had a the muffler coupling replaced and both front struts (under warranty leaking) That is about it extended warranty covered most issues. It is over in a month.
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I hear ya. Im a nissan tech myself so i hate hearing stuff like this. Im guilty of occasionally damaging something accidentaly but im always honest enough to fix it or replace it as should any honest tech should. Where are you a tech at?

But at 90k miles i wouldn't imagine hardly anything being covered under warranty especially a grille. The chrome is cheap and mine was peeling off around 30k so i replaced it under warranty.

Offtopic: Will the later first gen grille with the smoothed/rounded edges bolt right onto an earlier first gen with the boxy grille?

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I hear ya. Im a nissan tech myself so i hate hearing stuff like this. Im guilty of occasionally damaging something accidentaly but im always honest enough to fix it or replace it as should any honest tech should. Where are you a tech at?

But at 90k miles i wouldn't imagine hardly anything being covered under warranty especially a grille. The chrome is cheap and mine was peeling off around 30k so i replaced it under warranty.

Offtopic: Will the later first gen grille with the smoothed/rounded edges bolt right onto an earlier first gen with the boxy grille?
I was a tech many years ago, and this nissan dealer always breaks stuff and damages things. I was wondering I have 3 weeks left on my extended warranty and the idle drops real low sometimes NO code is on yet what do you think it is.o2 sensors or what can i do to show them it does not happen often Thank You

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O2 sensors wouldn't have anything to do with your idle. Your throttlebody might be coked up and need cleaning plus resetting your idle air volume learn. You have no code now but you might get a P0507 soon Idle Speed Control.

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Cosmetic things like the grill can be easily replaced used. Check Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market and see all of the used grills. They're not that expensive.

Mine bubbled on one small part of the drivers side. I basically popped the bubble and removed the chrome. It hasn't moved but I have planned to strip all the chrome off the grill and have it painted. Then I want to put that chrome mesh stuff behind it. Should look good!

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Does anyone know the answer to my question? Will the later 1st gen grilles fit on the earlier 1st gens?

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Does anyone know the answer to my question? Will the later 1st gen grilles fit on the earlier 1st gens?
I don't know of any member who has done that. But from the looks of it I think they will fit. The only difference in the front end parts of early and late first generation MO is the bumper and I don't believe grill installs into the bumper so it should fit.

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On the later 1st gen grilles, i've seen some appear a sorta darkish chrome look but sometimes i've seen just regular chrome. Are there different shades of chrome on the later 1st gen grilles?

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There is a black chrome and a standard chrome. I have seen the black chrome on ebay in the past. I have not done the conversion yet, but I recall some members saying that there are some minor connection differences between the 03-05s and the 06-07s. It was my understanding that you may need to add some additional holes in the newer model by drilling them out.

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EDIT: I was wrong, it seems to be the 06-07 grille after all. Smoked Chrome Grille

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There are also aftermarket grilles which have a more "Infiniti" look to them...might be an attractive alternative.

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Thanks. Yeah i really like the black chrome grille since ill be going with glossy black wheels.

Got any pics of these other grilles, pilgrim? I havent seen any i really like come in the shop except for one i saw but forget to snap a pic. It was an upper and matching lower grille that were horizontal lines.

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