The early and late rear gates have different part numbers, I am guessing because the mount for the mechanical and the electric handles are different.
I too have an 04, and mine currently has 78K miles. A few years ago when I saw that the rear hatch handle rusting was a potential problem, I started spraying mine periodically (every 6 months or so) with WD-40. So far so good.Rayt said:I have this problem as well and I wonder how wide spread this issue is. I have a 2004 with 66k miles that has always been garaged. I also have other rust issues that really seem excessive for the age, mileage and how this vehicle has been treated. Does anybody else feel this way?
From the outside. I just stick the long spray nozzel (tube) into the latching mechanism and spray the you-know-what out of it. I keep a rag handy to soak up the excess WD-40 that invariably leaks out and (of course) coats the outside of the latch as well. I then remind my wife that, if she uses the rear hatch, be prepared for a little surplus lube when she touches the latch handle. In a few days, it's all gone however.zebelkhan said:
From inside or the outside?
I can't see your link to buy that handle. Can anyone help me on this. What is the part # or the exact name of it ?Great project.... took 30 minutes and now I've got my hatch back in order. Thanks. I figured I would add some photots to assist...
Here was my old handle and then of course the new one.
I can't find that part number, can you give it again please. Also, any advice on where to buy it at good price in Canada ?The part number is on my first post. I think I bought it at Courtesy Parts, I'm in Canada and didn't get hit at the border for it. Make sure it gets sent USPS. UPS has the huge fees at the border.
I have 2006 Murano with same rubber electrical push handle. Have you fixed your problem? Would it be same procedure to replace this as older version?Wow! Just curious, would it be possible to replace the older model handles with the 2005 or newer which now have rubber electrical puh switch = no rust?