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driver seat broke!!

today i got in my car ready to go to work and my seat sank to the left!! i took it to the nissan dealer for service and they told me it would cost $1200 :eek: to fix! i think that is WAY over priced to fix a seat. my 06' MO only has 45,000 miles on it and since i bought it problems like this keep on happening.. anyways i wanted to know if there is any other option to fix the seat or where to take it because there is no way i am gonna spend that kind of cash on a seat.. thanx..
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Have you inspected the seat were is broken? Is it the rails or inside the seat it self?

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Welcome to the club. There are at least several hundred other disgruntled members, so many in fact that a few years ago the NHTSA initiated an investigation. Unfortunately they ruled it was not a safety issue, so Nissan has washed their hands of the problem. You would think in the interest of good customer service they would have at least offered a discounted price for the seat rails.

Check out this link for more info: https://www.nissanmurano.org/forums/6...vers-seat.html

Some members have avoided paying the $1,200 to the dealer by pulling the seat and welding the frame.

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my 06' MO only has 45,000 miles on it and since i bought it problems like this keep on happening
Not all Murano owners have had (or will have) seat problems, though certainly there have been more of them reported than any of us would like to see.

And please don't judge all Mos (or Nissans) by the one you have. It sounds like the one you got might have been treated pretty roughly by its first owner, to have the problems you've had. There is usually a reason why such low mileage cars are back on the market. Lots of used car buyers think that buying a leased return is safe. But we've had people on this very forum explain how poorly they maintained their cars knowing they were merely renting them. Unfortunately with used cars it's always buyer beware.
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Just got through it with mine. I pulled the seat and removed the bottom half to have it welded and beefed up. I agree that it should be a safety recall by Nissan as mine broke around 25000 miles, although I didn't inspect it in time to see what the real issue was to get it replaced under warranty. The passenger seat will bolt in place of the drivers seat IF needed, but then you lose the seat belt and will pop an airbag code that the dealer will have to reset. Not a tough job to do, but disappointing nontheless...never even heard of a seat frame breaking in ANY other vehicle.
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My son drove the MO in a drivers training class last spring. He a good sized boy, 210 lbs., not fat just a big boy. Just at the end of the event they were doing some accident avoidance maneuvers and I guess the extra strain caused the seat bracket/frame to snap. He said it made a loud noise and the instructor was a little apologetic for the breakage, though it was no fault of his. Just a poorly designed part.

The break occurred in an area that's only about 13mm wide and less than 1/8" thick. I removed the seat and pealed back some of the upholstery to find the problem. It fitted back pretty well so I covered all the closely exposed areas with protection and then mig welded it back. Used some damp rags to keep the heat from transferring too far, and rounded up a fire extinguisher just in case. Would probably have been better to tig weld it, but I don't have one of those. So far it is holding up.
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what a shame, frankly i could care less, i mean really, just how rough can you be with a seat? If you were in an accident and the seat let go and then tossed you into the dash or winshield that would not be a good thing, i get angry for all of us that rely on the "percieved" quality of these cars only to have to deal with so many "should never happen" issues like this one, what a farce.
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@ IslandNismo :haven't checked it thoroughly cause it happened today on my way to work but when u sit it sinks to the left and it looks like it broke somewhere towards the bottom left of the seat.. where can i take it to get it welded if thats the case?? bodyshop, or can a general mechanic do this?
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if you are not handy or have a welder then take it to a body shop, they will have more exp in such things then the average mechanic. Should not be a long fix
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thanx.
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This dude here has a nice step by step video


It might help to do it yourself if you choose this path.

Good luck
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