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New Control Arm Failed after 6 months?

I had both front lower control arms replaced in April. After a multi-point inspection at the dealership, they said one of the control arms had a bad bushing and was rubbing up against something. I do notice it when braking. But I just spent like 6 or 700 to have these replaced in April at a local shop, not the dealer. Do I have any recourse? How can this part fail in such a short time? I am going to go to the shop to see what they say, but I wanted to check here first. I am at my wits end with this 07' Murano. Something is always leaking or broken.
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Check the receipt for the work done at the shop. It probably tells you what their warranty is on parts they supply. If not, call and ask.

You should also have the shop look at it...or have the dealership point out the problem to you with the car on a lift. Some dealerships are not above inventing problems to create business.

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Well the good news is that my mechanic says the work he did is under warranty. The bad news is he says he keeps seeing Muranos with these crappy front ends.
Control arm bushings are tearing almost yearly on peoples' cars. I don't have the energy to fight with Nissan over their subpar products. I'm selling this thing as soon as possible. It's a sinking ship.
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Well the good news is that my mechanic says the work he did is under warranty. The bad news is he says he keeps seeing Muranos with these crappy front ends.
Control arm bushings are tearing almost yearly on peoples' cars. I don't have the energy to fight with Nissan over their subpar products. I'm selling this thing as soon as possible. It's a sinking ship.
Paul, I understand why you feel that way. It's funny how different the durability of some Muranos seems to be from others. However, I find it really hard to believe that control arm bushings are going out annually. No one has reported that here. If someone is having that problem, they must be off-roading the car.

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It's sad because my wife really loved this car. No more Nissan's for me. I will forever remember my beloved 99 max that I let go at 150k and was still going strong with never a major problem.
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It's sad because my wife really loved this car. No more Nissan's for me. I will forever remember my beloved 99 max that I let go at 150k and was still going strong with never a major problem.
I believe a lot of these control arm bushing and other suspension problems may come from owners thinking their Murano's are built like trucks and speed over speed bumps without slowing down. My wife does that all the time. However, the Murano's suspension is not built beefy enough to handle that daily ,so the I believe that the suspension wears out faster than it should when owners do things like that. Just my opinion.

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