About Nissan Murano
As the first Crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) for the United States and Canada, Nissan Murano has been built by the outstanding Japanese multinational automobile manufactured Nissan Motor Company Ltd since 2002 as a mid-size crossover. Originally introduced to attract traditional SUVs buyers, Murano slots above the small Nissan Juke and compact Rogue but below the mid-size Pathfinder and full-size Armada SUV. Although Murano is only in its third generation, it has been nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award, won many awards and recognition such as Motorist Choice best premium mid-size SUV by AutoPacific and Ward's 10 Best Interior Winner and so on.
The second-generation Nissan Murano was produced from November 23, 2007, to 2014 based on the Nissan D platform. It debuted at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show in November and went on sale in early January 2008 as a 2009 model. It was offered in two body styles, 4-door crossover and 2-door convertible and came in three trim levels: base S, mid-grade SL and top-level LE as the performance-oriented SE was discontinued. During this generation. Nissan Murano was powered by 3.5 L V6 rated at 260 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque and 2.5 L I4. And both engines sent power through a CVT to front wheels or four wheels. The current Murano was introduced at the 2014 New York Auto Show on April 14. It is available in S, SV, SL and Platinum now and gets power from a 3.6 L V6 that is connected to a Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT).
Nissan Murano Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
There is a reason why Nissan Murano soon becomes a popular alternative to the traditional SUVs because it boasts carlike ride, spacious interior, powerful V6 engine distinctive styling. But you also should always be alert about these common problems on your Murano:
First, for any driver including Nissan Murano, engine failure is often the most serious issue that should get your full attention. I believe every Murano drive knows that we should solve it as soon as possible, which makes these typical symptoms of this issue collected from experienced repairmen helpful. Generally speaking, this issue often manifests as engine shaking and making abnormal noises, white or smoke coming from the exhaust pipe and obvious signs of oil and coolant leakage. If left unattended, the engine performance will be influenced dramatically so that it runs roughly, stalls intermittently and suffers from starting issues. In the end, you will notice a reduction in power, acceleration and fuel economy, the Check Engine Light will also come on. Therefore, please inspect if the Murano motor and transmission mount, engine mount, rod bearing, camshaft position sensor, oil filter, spark plug, crankshaft thrust washer set, intake manifold gasket, exhaust manifold gasket and exhaust flange gasket are working properly once above symptoms appear.
Second, issues on suspension and transmission are believed to be troublesome for Nissan Murano drivers since both of them could lead to fatal consequences. The suspension failure could bring about clunking or grinding noises from underneath the vehicle, uneven tire wear, tilting vehicle, and poor handling due to intense car vibration, unintentional steering and loose steering wheel. And the Murano control arm, sway bar link, sway bar bushing and coil spring insulator are often the culprits. But since transmission failure could cause drivability issue, you are supposed to replace the Murano transfer case, transfer case seal, valve body, and CV boost once you find it hard to shift gear, see leaking transmission fluids on the ground and transmission slippage and surging.
Moreover, please put Murano wiper arm, wiper blade, seat belt, brake pad set, door lock actuator, tailgate lock, headlight, power window switch, fog light, cabin air filter, headlight bulb and emblem on the routine maintenance since they are closely related with your Nissan Murano's lifespan.
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