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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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CVT with thousands of miles

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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Transmission mileage

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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Murano CVT

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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Wife bought a 2007 Murano in 2011 and drove it for 125,000 miles with no CVT problems. Traded it in last Saturday for a 2015 Murano SL with 34,000 miles. Next day noticed a jerking between 15-30 mph. Took it back to the dealership today and spent seven hours waiting for them to tell me what I already knew. Transmission gotta be replaced. Did find out something about the Nissan extended warranty. We bought their warranty that cover bumper to bumper plus car rental, towing and lodging. Was told that being the repairs were under drivetrain warranty and not extended, no rental was covered. But they did furnish me with a loaner till ours is finished.
 

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So I had my 2005 murano for 13 years and never had issues with ANYTHING. I spent less than a grand on total repairs in 13 years aside from the general maint items like brakes and oil changes. Just bought a used 2015 SL and after only owning it a month, I'm having issues with the tranny jerking at 1000rpm's. I've researched it intensely and it seems the 2015 had an upgraded tranny and many owners are having this issue. Some say the module upgrade fixes the issue, most are saying a new tranny was a must and they had no further issues. Hence why I purchased the extended warranty. Needless to say I'm disappointed that Nissan decided to mess up a perfectly good tranny for the 2015 model. I would much rather spend $4 g than go through the hassle of purchasing another car, and you aren't guaranteed the new purchase won't have an issue that would need fixing for $4g.
 

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Update on our 2015. Picked it up from the dealership today, it took a week to repair. The warranty papers report that they removed control valve and found scoring on pulley/chain. Repairs say they replaced sub assembly per bulletin (no bulletin number references) and reprogrammed transmission Control Module to correct. 14.10 hours labor
Drove home and so far so good
 

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I have a 2009 Nissan Murano CVT transmission with 150K miles, so far so good, the only issue I can tell since about 2 years ago is that sometimes when I press the gas from 0 m/h, the car hesitates, feels like you just released the pedal before it shifts to second gear, then after two or three seconds it goes again, does anyone have an idea on what's wrong with my Murano?, I'll appreciate any information, thanks!!!
 

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I cant imagine that all Muramo CVT fail so early. It must be a small portion. its just that we hear about the failures on the forum because no one is going to start a thread talking about how theirs is still functioning.

I'm curious to know if the 3rd gen CVT failure rate is similar to other transmissions. Anyone know?
I got 157k on my gen 2 CVT before it quit. Would have liked more but I figure I got a fair deal at almost 157k. I just posted a question about it.
 

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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.
Im not sure if you're going to read this, because is an old forum, but what happened with your transmission after you changed it? Did it last long? I only can find 1year warranty or 12k, that it makes me think ,( after reading the warranties that they offered you 3 years ago), that is not going to last much more than that. Is it worth it to do that job? I have a Murano 2014, that broke one week after I purchased it with 128k, and nothing to do because it passed the inspection. It'll cost me $5035 to change the transmission. I dont know what to do.
 

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Im not sure if you're going to read this, because is an old forum, but what happened with your transmission after you changed it? Did it last long? I only can find 1year warranty or 12k, that it makes me think ,( after reading the warranties that they offered you 3 years ago), that is not going to last much more than that. Is it worth it to do that job? I have a Murano 2014, that broke one week after I purchased it with 128k, and nothing to do because it passed the inspection. It'll cost me $5035 to change the transmission. I dont know what to do.
Tell us the details that make you suspect you need to replace your CVT (behavior, error codes, etc.)
 

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Im not sure if you're going to read this, because is an old forum, but what happened with your transmission after you changed it? Did it last long? I only can find 1year warranty or 12k, that it makes me think ,( after reading the warranties that they offered you 3 years ago), that is not going to last much more than that. Is it worth it to do that job? I have a Murano 2014, that broke one week after I purchased it with 128k, and nothing to do because it passed the inspection. It'll cost me $5035 to change the transmission. I dont know what to do.
I am not positive that this question is directed towards me but if it is here is my answer. I replaced my CVT at 56,000 miles under warranty. That was less than two years ago and I now have just over 96,000 miles on my Murano. Knock on wood but it is running very well and you are correct the dealer only gave me a one-year 12,000 mile warranty but I had no choice because it was under warranty and if I went elsewhere I would have had to pay out-of-pocket. Do not forget that service is your best guarantee against breakdowns.
 
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