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My ever-dependable Murano started acting up 250 miles from home in Reno NV yesterday. Drove up to Mt Rose summit (8000 ft) & noticed it seemed sluggish with one instance of slight hesitation. Then it would lose power after a stop. Dealer here diagnosed it & the transmission needs replacing. To the tune of $4000. It currently has 120,331 miles on it. Any chance this would be covered under the extended warranty or do they cut it off right at 120K?
 

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On my 2003 Murano, the dealer replaced mine at 127K, 7K over warranty. I'd had the car to the dealer twice for hot hesitation in NYC traffic at 96K and 117K, with it well documented that it was a CVT issue. This was before the CVT warranty was extended to 120K and Nissan was denying there was a CVT issue.

Transfer case blew at a light at 126K. When picking up the car $3500 later, was told there was an issue with the car. The mechanic had let the car idle for like 1/2 hour when finished, it got good and hot and when the mechanic went to back out, CVT did the acceleration lag thing. Needless to say, he almost hit two other cars when the CVT grabbed and shot the car backwards. Rep noticed the service complaints and told me to bring the car back in a week, giving them time to get a new one in, and they'd be replacing the CVT under warranty.

If the issue has been documented, it should not be an issue. Good luck.

Have a good day.
 
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On my 2003 Murano, the dealer replaced mine at 127K, 7K over warranty. I'd had the car to the dealer twice for hot hesitation in NYC traffic at 96K and 117K, with it well documented that it was a CVT issue. This was before the CVT warranty was extended to 120K and Nissan was denying there was a CVT issue.

Transfer case blew at a light at 126K. When picking up the car $3500 later, was told there was an issue with the car. The mechanic had let the car idle for like 1/2 hour when finished, it got good and hot and when the mechanic went to back out, CVT did the acceleration lag thing. Needless to say, he almost hit two other cars when the CVT grabbed and shot the car backwards. Rep noticed the service complaints and told me to bring the car back in a week, giving them time to get a new one in, and they'd be replacing the CVT under warranty.

If the issue has been documented, it should not be an issue. Good luck.

Have a good day.
Thanks for the reply Paul. I called Nissan and they said sorry your warranty expired in April. The dealer here did not offer to replace it so I took it to a transmission specialist. At the same time I was there another Murano owner was in the office with the exact same problem.

The mechanic ordered a brand new transmission so that may help me get a bit more when I sell it soon.
 

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Thanks for the reply Paul. I called Nissan and they said sorry your warranty expired in April. The dealer here did not offer to replace it so I took it to a transmission specialist. At the same time I was there another Murano owner was in the office with the exact same problem.

The mechanic ordered a brand new transmission so that may help me get a bit more when I sell it soon.
It's a little too late now, but you really needed to push the issue with Nissan corporate. Nissan USA would be the one to sign off on the warranty claim since they pay the dealership for the work. Unfortunately, dealerships aren't usually helpful in these kinds of cases unless you're a good customer or have a hook in management.
 

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My hesitation issues were thought to be transmission related. It turned out the problem was a failed intake hose. I believe that Nissan doesn’t know or care what is causing drivability issues with these older cars and any unknown problems are blamed on the transmission. The ridiculous idea that 10 year old burned transmission fluid is ok because of some date code is another reason these cars end up at the junkyard.
 

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rebuild it for like $2500. OR find another murano.

I rebuilt mine and upgraded some of the failure points. Works really well now. Though I hate this car and any major repairs to come will result in me buying a new car. I've replaced pretty much everything.
 
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