"Less than 108,000 miles have had the following problems and/or replaced the following items (in no particular order):
1. 3 alternators (last one ruined the wiring and the new battery)
2. 2 transmissions (actually 3 because Nissan sold a defective one and they have not reimbursed labor for THEIR defective part.
3. rear hatch shocks replaced
4. valve body assemby
5. fuel door locking assemby (dealer not fix correctly--have given up)
6. fuel pump
7. differential side seal
8. exhaust manifold
9. lower oil pan gasket
10. power steering line
11. power windows
12. air intake tube
13. oil cooler O-ring assembly
14. Outer tie rod ends"
"I would not recommend this car to anyone. I bought this car with 76k miles and am up to 136k now. The car does not have pick up, constant problems after 100k miles. I feel like I am taking the car to the mechanic every other week for a different issue. I loved it when I test drove the car but after having it for a while I can not wait to trade it in."
"The car has the look and feel of a true luxury SUV, however, it does not hold up well under use. I am so glad I took out the extra policy to cover major problems or it would be sitting in my driveway. I've had mine for approx. 5 years and have had a lot of problems. Drive door glass rattles (dealership never could fix), transmission went out (had supplemental insurance coverage), CD jammed and had to be replaced by BOSE, driver side visor is broken (not covered by dealership), front chrome grille bubbled (had to pay to replace), headlights fogged up after several years (expense was not covered), they been re-done several times and still look awful. The big ticket item (transmission) was covered but I've still been out a lot of expense on this vehicle and it's only 5 years old!"
Pros: "comfortable interior, great Bose sound system"
Cons: "not reliable, major engine problems, repairs $$$$"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I've had this car since 2007, so you might say that I got my money's worth. BUT, at 144,000 miles, I expect that it should still be running. However, I was recently told that I needed a NEW ENGINE (they don't service them, they REPLACE them) because it burns oil. No visible smoke; the oil goes in, then it disappears, not even drips on the ground. So that's a $9,000 repair on a vehicle worth about $5,500. I loved the car at one time so much that I considered replacing the engine, but was warned by the dealership that other major problems were coming if the engine was failing. I've been driving it for about a year with this problem.
Another problem recently started, with the car hesitating before accelerating. From the forums I'm seeing that the transmission is about to go. That's another $4,600-8,000.
There is a recall item, too...after an oil change, technicians frequently knock a vacuum hose off of a housing, which will bring the car to a choking halt. The first time this happened I was on a busy freeway. It was fixed under a recall, but it's happened twice more since then. The car loses power completely. It can be fixed with a screwdriver, but that's not the point.
The suspension also has problems, I have a very strange wear problem on the front tires that indicates "worn or out of alignment suspension." Tires, by the way, are a minimum of $200 apiece. Gosh, I miss my Honda.
It was a great car for a few years, but I wouldn't spend $50K on a new one knowing the problems I've had with this one. I just don't trust Nissan to make a car that will last more than 125,000 miles!"
"I was just in an accident (not my fault) with my 2005 murano and unfortunately it's totaled - but I'm NOT! There is no doubt the safety features on this vehicle saved me from serious harm. I do have a broken rib, and some bruising, but it should have much worse looking at my car. Would I recommend this car to a friend, even one with children - you BET!!! As soon as I get my insurance claim, I'm heading down to get me another one! Way to go Nissan!"