About Nissan Murano
Nissan Murano is a mid-size crossover manufactured by the exceptional Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Company Ltd since 2002. The first Nissan Murano was introduced in May 2002 for the 2003 model year. This is the first time that Nissan introduced a crossover SUV to North America. Though it is a very young model, Nissan Murano has been nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award, received highest ratings from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Ward's 10 Best Interior Winner and so on. Until today, it has been produced through three generations.
The second-generation Nissan Murano (2008-2014) made its public debut at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show and went on sale in 2008 as a 2009 model. It was initially offered in three trim levels: base S, mid-grade SL, and top-level LE and then a convertible version of Nissan Murano known as Murano CrossCabriolet was unveiled at the 2010 Los Angeles International Auto Show. Nissan Murano then was powered by a 3.5 L V6, 2.5 L I4 engine mated to CVT and 6-speed automatic transmission. Then at the 2014 New York Auto Show, the third-generation Nissan Murano (2015-present) was released. Besides trim levels from previous generation, a Murano Hybrid in SL and Platinum is also available. Now, Nissan Murano gets power from same engines mated to same transmission carried over from previous generation.
Nissan Murano Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a crossover SUV designed to tackle with different kinds of road conditions, Nissan Murano has met the worst. Driven under difficult conditions for a long term would compromise its drivability and bring problems to it:
First, transmission failure. According to the data from car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com, transmission failure on Nissan Murano is the worst reported by drivers. They complained the grinding noises from underneath the vehicle distracted their attention while driving, the leaking, dark and low lubricant fluids caused the difficulty in shifting gears and they could not switch back to wheel-drive from four- or all- wheel driving modes. All these signs are indicating the Murano transfer case, transfer case seal, valve body and automatic transmission filter need replacements.
Second, engine failure. Actually, this is an inevitable problem when the vehicle is breaking down. However, you still have ways to slow down the failure to come if you know these. Nissan Murano owners told us that engine may make abnormal noises or shake, performance decrease such as hesitant acceleration, poor fuel economy or starting issues. If you can smell burnt odor, see dirty exhaust and the Check Engine Light in your Nissan Murano is illuminated, then Murano engine mount, motor and transmission mount, rod bearing, oil filter, spark plug, exhaust manifold gasket and exhaust flange gasket should be inspected before more harms done to the engine and speed up its failing.
However, it is never an easy task to complete if you want to keep your Nissan Murano in the best shape all the time. The routine maintenance is essential but knowing what parts to maintain is more important as it can save you a lot of efforts and time. Wiper arm as a key component of wiper blade, they both play important roles in offering better visibility, seat belt as your protector in sudden collision, door lock actuator as the guard of your property, brake pad set, headlight and fog light are all closely related with driving safety, routine maintenance on all of them is critical and indispensable.
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