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I filed my lawsuit today. I bought my Murano in April 2003 off of the showroom floor. It had 53 miles on the OD. I was trading in my Pathfinder which had 153K miles on it which I had bought at this same dealership.

After 2500 miles the cable that interlocks the fuel door failed and I was unable to re-fuel the car until the dealer got the cable replaced.

At about 8500 miles the front brake rotors warped and were machined under warranty. This occurred again at 18K miles and at 24K miles. Three times total. no explanation. My PF had the same rotors on it for 150K miles. 80% of my driving is highway.

Finally the CVT is making a growling noise under load and is most pronounce accellerating from a stop. I have been told that this is to be "expected" and will not be repaired under warranty. Completely unacceptable for a car that costs $37K.

Should have bought a BMW.

In any event, I would be very interested to know if anyone else has a growling drive train noise. It was definitely not there new.

For the what it's worth department, I don't beat the car, maintain it properly and am not posting to upset anyone. I am truly in need of information that will help me in my lemon law lawsuit.

e-mail me at [email protected]ahoo.com.

Happy New Year

John
 

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I haven't had the fuel line or warped rotor problems but the CVT "growl" is normal. I found that it was more pronounced when the car was new but now with 14,000 miles on it it has subsided some.

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Lemon Help.

Came across the web listed below, it may help.
A good sign for the rest of the MO owners, Nissan not on the lemon list.
Surprised to see the Highlander on the list, it was however the last one. No surprise the Ford Escape leads the pack.
About 25 makes and models listed.
Looks like some legal help on the page though I did not research..
Bob.

http://lemonlaw.com/lemonlist.html
 

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Re: Lemon Help.

bob1 said:
Came across the web listed below, it may help.
A good sign for the rest of the MO owners, Nissan not on the lemon list.
Surprised to see the Highlander on the list, it was however the last one. No surprise the Ford Escape leads the pack.
About 25 makes and models listed.
Looks like some legal help on the page though I did not research..
Bob.

http://lemonlaw.com/lemonlist.html

This list probably is only applicable for high volume models which have been around since 2001. The Murano has been out for only a year and sold about 60,000 models, as opposed to hundreds of thousands for the other models.
 

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The 2003 Lemon List

Thanks to the efforts of the Center for Auto Safety, we are able to provide you with the vehicle complaints on file with the National Highway for Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Each year, thousands of Americans call their government to register complaints about their vehicles. The federal government collects this information but has never released it to the general public. The complaint index is based on a ratio of the number of complaints for each vehicle to the sales of that vehicle. NHTSA can only rate vehicles whose models haven't changed since 2001; newer cars do not have enough data. For more information on the NHTSA consumer complaint database, click here.

MODEL COMPLAINT INDEX RATIO
Ford Escape 24,916
Toyota Prius 14,625
Oldsmobile Aurora 14,084
Ford Excursion 12,038
Mitsubishi Eclipse 11,138
Ford Focus 9,797
Lincoln LS 9.648
Chevrolet Blazer 9.165
Subaru Legacy 8,045
Jeep Grand Cherokee 8,002
Audi A6 7,874
Suzuki Grand Vitara 6,553
Volkswagen Passat 6,504
Pontiac Aztek 6,145
Dodge Dakota 6,027
Toyota RAV4 5,951
Honda Civic 5,843
Subaru Forrester 5,761
Buick LeSabre 5,666
Volkswagen Jetta 5,662
Ford Windstar 5,530
Dodge Neon 5,406
Dodge Ram Pickup 5,295
Oldsmobile Silhouette 5,289
Toyota Highlander 5,276
 

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Whoa folks

This is a "lemon" list in the eyes of the "altrusistic" attorneys who handle this stuff .........ONLY!
This in NO WAY is a list of Legaly Defined "lemons".
One could even say that these minions of the law (Or scum sucking jerks if you prefer) are using misleading advertising.
Bottom line: If you are trying to get to the truth, don't use an Attorneys web site.

There is NO national list of Lemons.
THere are lists that indicate complaints. There are no ststistics that even arbitrate these complaints. Some of the complaints are probably BS, tho I would expect most to be valid.
In any even there is NO correlation between NHTSA complaints and the states Lemon Laws.

There are Lemon LAW lists for every state.
You can Google your state.

When I google Florida I come up with ONE Murano that has gone to arbitration and the owner won and the company had to buy the vehicle back. (Of course I'm sure that the web site is not updated every day)

So let's get this straight.
People who say there have been no Muranos processed under the Lemon laws are incorrect.
People who say that there have been many Muranos processed under the lemon laws are likely incorrect, but are definitly incorrect in the state of Florida.

In the state of Florida, dependent on timely updating, there has been ONE Murano that has been processed back to Nissan via the Lemon Law.



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Sorry to hear about all the problems. I'm sure every car made produces some lemons however that doesn't make it any easier to swallow. Good luck!!!
 
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