2004 Nissan Murano SL AWD--I got the car last April 2004. This car will surely turn heads. So far, my only complaint is the ride on uneven pavements is more rough than I expected. I changed the shocks on my 1996 Dodge Caravan last year and it handles the pavement better than my Murano. If you want to know the brand of the shocks, it is Monroe. Another problem although minor, is the programmable remote control to open the garage door. It doesn't hold the program well and and it can only open the door intermittently. I need to keep re-programming it all the time. Other than that, everything else looks good. My only concern is the reliability of the CVT because they use rubber belt instead of metal chain.
"And that cost us 4 towing experience."
Perhaps you didn't know, but Nissan will cover towing costs. They state that in the warranty manual.
I own a 2003 Murano. The battery died one year after purchase. The gas lid door did not open (of course in the COSTCO gas line), fuse needed to be replaced. I got locked out of my car. I went back home to pick up something in my garage, the car locked with the keys in it-the service person I spoke with says, it states it in the manual that it will do that??? Now I have to take my car in again, because the windows roll down by itself (you can't tell when) when the car is locked. My first and needless to say LAST purchase of a Nissan.
The 12 volt receptacles (3 total) are all dead in the car. The owners manual says they are individually fused. Would like to know how to access them to avoid another day-long trip to the dealer. Problems so far on our 2003 with 34K miles: crummy gas mileage, very harsh ride if you hit even a small pothole, broken interior pieces, CVT trans is getting really noisy. Dealer says this is " normal "?? CD player does not work. All in all a marginal vehicle.
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