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post #16 of 36 Old 12-05-2018, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys for all the comments. I shop around at transmission shops and my mechanic is asking for $3500 . Also he is giving me a 3yr, 100000mile warranty while the other shops where only 2yr, 24000mile warranty. I am also talking to Dealer, he said that best he can do is $4800 but he will just give 12months/12k warranty. So thats for sure that I am getting the Murano repaired and will plan to sell after 3 years . Hopefully, without any more problems it will go to over 100000miles. Thanks for the help.
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Well stated. IMHO, there are three types of CVT failure. They are:

1. Design/Manufacturing defects.

2. Driver Abuse.

3. The Act of God.

In the absence of #3 , I attribute the majority of the reported failure to #2 rather than #1 . Nissan could not stay in business if the CVT core has major flaws. Some folks may forget that this vehicle is NOT an SUV..........
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I'd like to hear from owners that have over 100,000 miles on their CVT transmissions as to how their transmissions are functioning.
My '04 Altima had right at 100,000 miles when I traded it in for a 2009 Maxima.
The 2009 Max had around 110,000 miles when I traded in for my 2017 Platinum Max.
Wife's '04 Murano had around 110,000 miles when we traded it in for a 2011 Murano. That vehicle just turned over 110,000 miles and we will probably keep it for another year or so. A fluid drain and refill was done on each one at around 90,000 miles. Not one issue with any of them. Love that CVT.

Probably most of the people that talk down the CVT's have never owned a vehicle with one.
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My 07 Murano had about 110K miles when the transfer case grenaded and split in half. Dropped in a used transfer case, sold the car immediately.

I thought I detected some looseness in the tranny before this happened, but it could have been the transfer case.

I bought a BMW 3-series wagon with AWD and 98K miles. It's now at 126K miles and hasn't missed a beat.

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07Murano FWD .. fluid drained&refilled (myself) every 30Kmiles. Traded in from 2017.5 Murano FWD, at 159Kmiles ... while everything else got old, the trans was the only thing that was still working like new.
I'm thankful Nissan doesn't take away the fill-tube.... will do the same 30K drains&refills. (My 14Avalon comes with "WorldStandard" life-time fluid and Toyota took away the fill-tube ... We don't even "need" to check the fluid at all.. haha
that makes me worry).
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Own a 2004 Murano 2WD. Vehicle has 225k miles. Have been the only owner. Still have the original transmission which is still working like the day I bought it.

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I'd like to hear from owners that have over 100,000 miles on their CVT transmissions as to how their transmissions are functioning.
I just sold a 2005 Murano SL I bought used certified years ago and never had a problem with the transmission. It had 134000 miles, went and came from California. I have a 2014 Murano SV and a
2015 Frontier and I like the Murano transmission way better than the regulat one on the Frontier. I think its luck and preventive maintenance.
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I'd like to hear from owners that have over 100,000 miles on their CVT transmissions as to how their transmissions are functioning.
I live in Gosford, 1hr north of Sydney Australia - my 2005 Murano now has 200,000 on it and still going - the transmission has never missed a beat - in fact the only problem I have had since owning the car from new is a coil pack died on cylinder 5 last Friday.
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We had a 2003 Murano with the CVT and drove it for over 130,000 miles before trading it on a 2015 Murano. No transmission problems in all those miles.
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I have an 07 murano 189000 never had a problem just had to replace struts and wheel bearing .I don have one issue that has came up when going down a hill at a low speed the rpms run up to about 3000 and it feels like I down shifted but I chalking it up to needing to be serviced
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I have a 07 Murano S with 134,000 miles and so far the transmission is doing ok. Bought it about 4 months ago. Only problems are: AWD doesn't work, today the engine just died - will start and then die a few seconds later like it's not getting enough fuel to keep running, rear wiper, TPMS sensors.

I have no idea if the CVT fluid has been changed before I got it, any way to tell, and if not, should I?

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I have an 05 1st gen, Japanese built FWD, with 120,000K on the clock, which I've owned now for four years. I have it serviced every 10,000K and the CVT fluid changed every 30,000K. Touch wood, the only repair i've ever needed was to replace a partially seized rear caliper, and the trans has never missed a beat and is running like the day i bought it.


In my view, the key to transmission life is Service, Service, Service.
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I have an 07 murano 189000 never had a problem just had to replace struts and wheel bearing .I don have one issue that has came up when going down a hill at a low speed the rpms run up to about 3000 and it feels like I down shifted but I chalking it up to needing to be serviced

umm isn't it supposed to do that? Some sort of controlled hill descent system?
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I have a 07 Murano S with 134,000 miles and so far the transmission is doing ok. Bought it about 4 months ago. Only problems are: AWD doesn't work, today the engine just died - will start and then die a few seconds later like it's not getting enough fuel to keep running, rear wiper, TPMS sensors.

I have no idea if the CVT fluid has been changed before I got it, any way to tell, and if not, should I?

If you have no idea if its ever been changed, for f**k sake get it done


I really do believe that the key to long CVT life is regular maintenance.
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Is changing the CVT fluid something easy to do at home, or should one take it to a transmission shop or a quick lube place? I doubt if I will get as much mileage as my Oldsmobile, whose transmission lasted 243,000 miles without transmission fluid change. What kind is it supposed to take? (Yes, I know, the manual will say to use a certain Nissan fluid, but it also says to use T-10 and T-20 light bulbs, too! I meant if I go to the shelf on my local auto parts store, what should I use?)

(Note, the engine dying was not a fuel pump, I changed it myself by the highway, then found out it was just a loose air hose between the engine and the mass air flow sensor.)

"umm isn't it supposed to do that? Some sort of controlled hill descent system?"

Yes, I think it appears to be some sort of engine braking to keep you from having to ride the brake downhill so much. I kinda like it, actually, but then again, I usually drive a diesel truck with a real engine brake all day.

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