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#1 Old 12-23-2012, 11:55 PM
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AWD problems???

We just bought our 2003 Murano a couple weeks ago. It was snowing a week later and a car was sliding very badly on the snow. I just took a bus. Week later we had a black ice on the road and my murano slide on the road again. I just turn AWD lock on and drived. Moreover, on wet road with a high speed it slide when road is not perfectly flat. Maybe someone know what is the problem, because computer never show any problems and no light that came out on dashboard. In any other ways car drive perfectly. Thanks. I know that AWD should come up automatically but car is still slide on the road.
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Welcome to the forum.

Black ice? That is nasty stuff. Unless you have studded tires or chains on all four corners there is little you can do.

However, snow is a different story. The MO's AWD is adequate for all but the deepest snow. If you are having difficulty in the light stuff then either your tires are not up to the task or you are over-driving the MO.

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Welcome to the forum.

Black ice? That is nasty stuff. Unless you have studded tires or chains on all four corners there is little you can do.

However, snow is a different story. The MO's AWD is adequate for all but the deepest snow. If you are having difficulty in the light stuff then either your tires are not up to the task or you are over-driving the MO.

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I now that previous owner change the tired so maybe they are not fit to this car. Can it be a reason for sliding ?
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Are the tires classified as "All Season Tires"? If so, they would have the "M+S" symbol embossed on the sidewall. If not, they may be tires that are biased towards performance and not set up for snow use. What are the brand and model of the tires.

Also, it is possible they are worn and may need replacement. How does the thread look?

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-OEM HID conversion & HID fogs
-OEM iPod interface
-Upgraded (non-Bose) speakers - Pioneer TS-A1702C & TS-G1643R
-Muth signal mirrors
-Valley Industries hitch and wiring harness
-Aluminum fuel tank shields
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