Common Nissan Murano Problems

by Aryn Plax

Feb 9, 2021

If your Nissan Murano has recurring problems that seemingly cannot be fixed, your vehicle may be considered a “lemon.”

Under the California Lemon Law, a lemon is a vehicle with recurring problems that, despite authorized repair facilities being given a reasonable number of repair attempts, cannot be remedied. These problems must negatively impact the use, safety or value of your vehicle.

Many owners and lessees of Nissan Murano vehicles report problems that do just that. Learn more about common problems that 2013–2020 Nissan Murano owners and lessees report in their vehicles. If one of these problems repeatedly appear in your Nissan Murano, you may need to talk to a lemon law attorney about your case.

Drivetrain Problems

The “drivetrain” refers to several parts that transfer power to the wheels, and includes the transmission.

Some Nissan Murano vehicles were equipped with continuously variable transmissions, or CVT transmissions, which were prone to sudden stops, random shaking, violent jerking while accelerating and transmission failure.

Complaints submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that some Nissan Murano vehicles hesitate while accelerating, lock up, experience oil leaks from transfer cases, emit noises from the transmission or rear, and lose power.

Brake Problems

Some Nissan Murano vehicles have been included in a class action lawsuit alleging that their Automatic Emergency Brake (AEB) systems are defective.

The AEB systems are designed to detect obstacles such as vehicles and pedestrians, warn drivers of said obstacles, and, if a driver does not immediately respond, trigger the emergency brakes. However, a class action alleges that AEB systems in several Nissan models, including some Nissan Murano vehicles, detect nonexistent obstacles, give false warnings and brake randomly in unsafe environments.

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Safety System Problems

If your Airbag Warning Light illuminates on your dashboard, you should check on your safety systems.

Your seat belts and airbags are supposed to protect you in the event of a crash. However, Nissan Murano drivers have reported locking malfunctions in the seat belts. The seat belts may lock unnecessarily, sometimes when the car is completely stationary.

As for the airbag, complaints submitted to the NHTSA report that the passenger side fails to detect occupants, and in turn, does not activate the airbag. In turn, the airbag may fail to deploy in a crash. If these problems repeatedly occur in your Nissan Murano, your vehicle may be a lemon.

Engine Problems

If your Check Engine Light illuminates on your dashboard, you may need to park your vehicle or get your engine checked out.

Nissan Murano drivers have reported problems such as sluggish acceleration, coolant leaks, rattling noise while braking, and engine shutdowns. If you have taken your vehicle to the dealership multiple times for any of these engine problems, it may be time to consult with a lemon law attorney about your situation.

Contact a California Lemon Law Attorney

If problems persist in your Nissan Murano despite multiple repair attempts, your vehicle may be a lemon.

Owners and lessees of “lemons” or defective vehicles are entitled to cash compensation, a vehicle replacement or a lemon law buyback. Knight Law Group has helped thousands of lemon owners and lessees obtain these rewards under the California lemon law with a success rate in excess of 99%.

Don’t go through the lemon law process alone. Our experienced lemon law attorneys can provide legal representation at no up-front cost to you. If you want to learn more about the California lemon law or have specific questions about your case, fill out our contact form or call us for a free consultation at 877-222-2222.