Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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My 2009 SL had this same issue. I took it in at 30k miles (before the TSB was released) and they could not replicate the issue. So now at 79k miles I decided I had enough of listening to it thump every time I took off from a stop. It was worse during the cold months, than summer. So, my dealer matched online prices for the mount at $160 (11270-1AA0E) and charged my 2.5 hours labor, $240, for a total of $400 to replace only the front engine mount.
In talking with the mechanic he said that they drop the engine cradle down just enough that they can get the mount out and put the new one in. I figured they would do it from above, but they appear to change it all from below the car.
Anyway, the car drives like it is brand new. The power appears to get to the ground faster now and no hesitation at any speed when putting the accelerator down. I believe it is well worth the fix and I wished I had done it sooner. I also wish Nissan would have paid for it back when it was under warranty. My car is a CPO with the CPO warranty but engine mounts are not covered.
2009 Murano SL in Platinum Graphite Metallic