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I bought a used 2003 Murano in 2007 with 87k Km (54K Miles) Kept it until I bought my 2010 Murano new. I never had a single problem, only regular oil changes (synthetic) and each year I drove from Ontario to Colorado and Nevada. One year I even set out from Nevada to California but turned back when I saw the traffic.
After listening to you guys I think I may have been very lucky.
You appear to be one of the few owners that got a trouble free Murano from the factory. But than again, maybe the previous owner of your old 03 Murano fixed the typical problem areas that your old 03 Murano had and out of frustration sold it to the dealership while it was still under warranty before you bought it. Either way, worked out good for you. Here is my question, " Did anyone buy a Murano new from the factory, and did not have any "major" problems during ownership before and after the factory warranty expired?"
I still say those of us who bought our Muranos new and have had none of the `common' problems that a few people have reported here, are way more typical based on the number of Mos sold and still on the road. I bought my 04 SE new 10/04, and it has easily been the best car I've ever owned. Having just hit 105K miles, other than wear items - filters, oil (M1 oil and filter every 5-8K), antifreeze (once), brake pads (once), tires (once), a battery (Optima red top 4 years ago at 54K), wiper blades (twice), the 2 accessory belts (once), 3 minor exterior bulbs - all I've had fixed in 8 years are:
1. Rust inside both rear doors at the rubber moldings ($400),
2. One, outer tie rod end ($85),
3. front struts (recently, after one started losing fluid), $800 for struts, mounts and alignment,
4. the notorious Nissan exhaust flange ($90 to pipe), and
5. the 2 exhaust flex pipes ($300 to cut out the old ones and weld new ones in).
Other than the door rust (I feel a design flaw), all of these things are really wear items.
I've also replaced one mirror cover and 3 rear bumper covers - but those were all due to self induced damage.
I know I'll need plugs soon, but the car is still running great, is getting 19-21 mpg around town (more on the highway), and still looks great both in and out. I'm still on the original rotors and CVT, rear diff, transfer case, and brake fluids, and have had none of the reported broken seat, visor, electrical glitch, CD player, rattle, or oil consumption problems.
Again, I think I'm more typical than the few here who have reported problems.
Bought mine new off the lot in 2004. 108K miles on it now. No problems to speak of, just regular maintenance. Been very fortunate.
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