Murano Reliability - Nissan Murano Forum
View Poll Results: Reliable?
5 very reliable 41 43.16%
4 28 29.47%
3 12 12.63%
2 7 7.37%
1 not reliable 7 7.37%
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post #1 of 48 Old 09-10-2009, 04:39 AM Thread Starter
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Murano Reliability

what would you rate the reliability of a murano?
1 = not reliable
5 = very reliable


many of these problems listed scare people; so come to the nissan murano forum and see how we rate our muranos.


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Internet forums are probably the worst way to evaluate the reliability of anything!

Fortunately, most people realize that. Otherwise, anyone doing research via forums like this one wouldn't buy a thing.
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I hope you do not mind, but I reversed the order of your poll. I put the favorable choice (5) at the top and the least desirable (1) at the bottom, so that it now resembles the typical poll format.

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Reliability is a relative term. Everything breaks down. Question is how much does it cost to fix it back up???

I voted "very reliable" because that is what my MO has been. Am I scared of it breaking down more than the CRV I used to have? Absolutely yes because it will cost me a lot more to fix it.

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Not a problem njjoe.
guys i realize the fact that if research was done on a forum than no one would buy anything. It seems that everything and anything goes wrong with them on a forum.
i was just giving the thought of "hey lets see what they actually think about their truck",
i hope this poll is fine.
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I literally do not know how to answer that question.

I found the Murano to be a tremendous let down.
After buying nothing but American Cars since 1977 when I bought a Datsun 810, I finally broke down and bought a japanese car. Everybody said they were much better than those junky american cars....
Everybody lied.
My Chrysler T&C broke exactly once in seven years.
My Murano was back to the dealer 6 times in 6 months!
Had a couple of problems each time!
And....the CD player that is in there is the fourth one.

So it would seem that I should just check #1 and go on.........

Except for one tiny little detail.
Nothing else has broken in the last 5 1/2 years......!


I need to be able to check #1 AND #5.


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I literally do not know how to answer that question.

I found the Murano to be a tremendous let down.
After buying nothing but American Cars since 1977 when I bought a Datsun 810, I finally broke down and bought a japanese car. Everybody said they were much better than those junky american cars....
Everybody lied.
My Chrysler T&C broke exactly once in seven years.
My Murano was back to the dealer 6 times in 6 months!
Had a couple of problems each time!
And....the CD player that is in there is the fourth one.

So it would seem that I should just check #1 and go on.........

Except for one tiny little detail.
Nothing else has broken in the last 5 1/2 years......!


I need to be able to check #1 AND #5.


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so once you replaced everything, there was nothing else to go wrong; since it was all new
haha sorry to hear that.
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i was just giving the thought of "hey lets see what they actually think about their truck"
My truck?? I thought this was a poll about my car. You did mean the Murano, didn't you?

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My truck?? I thought this was a poll about my car. You did mean the Murano, didn't you?

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oh sorry sorry.... MURANO.
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Our 07 murano has been awesome thus far!!

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Now that I've replaced all the suspension components in the frontend it's been ok minus the broken front seat, rusty fuel filler etc etc that you have to live with. My same age BMW has been a way more reliable vehicle and has had way less problems then my Murano, and most people complain about BMW reliability. To be quite honest I'm very disappointed with Murano and with the Nissan dealer in general, but now I've spent too much fixing the Murano to justify getting rid of it so I guess I'll be keeping it for a while longer

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I voted for very reliable. However, "reliable" is a relative term. I've been tracking repairs for my MO for a few years now and this is what I've spent on repairs not covered under the warranty (I bought the car new in 2003 and now it has 103xxx miles):

fuel dampers - $500 (dealer)
tail light - $6 (self change)
wheel bearings, belt, oil plan gasket, and tire balance - $1,135 (dealer)

I've also started tracking my significant maintenance costs:
transmission fluid change - $252 (dealer)
tires - $550 (indy shop)
battery - $100 (self change)
rear pads - $90 (indy shop)
front pads - $162 (indy shop)
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Although those are some expensive bills, when you look at the cost of the repairs over 8 years it might not sound too bad. Not counting the maintenance items and the light bulb, you spent just north of $200 per year on unexpected repairs. In relative terms, I don't think that's too bad... I voted very reliable.
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Agreed. The repair costs suck when you have to pay them but the car has been pretty cheap over its life so far. Far cheaper than the monthly cost of paying for a new one. Plus, the car still looks and feels close to new!
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Plus, the car still looks and feels close to new!
Same here at 87K miles - though garaging DOES help maintain that new car look and feel. But I've had ZERO repair (non-maintenance) costs in almost 6 1/2 years since my 04 SE was new. Maintenance costs (including a set of tires, new brake pads, every oil and filter change, an Optima battery, accessory belts, and a couple minor things like antifreeze, wiper blades and a couple bulbs) have averaged $230/year for me. That's way less than a monthly car payment for an entire year!

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