Problem Description and Possible Solution
Various drivability problems may be caused by the air intake tube attached to the air cleaner box coming loose. Nissan has recalled 2003-2007 models for this concern. For more information on this recall please click here»
Average mileage: 89,000 (18,000–141,000)
24 people reported this problem
the air intake tube kept coming loose- especially after oil changes. Extremely dangerous because when I would go from a stop to pulling out into traffic, the Murano would lurch forward a bit and just keep stopping and starting and barely moving. Fortunately it was recalled and got it fixed for free.
Almost Hit a tree because car turned off and steering wheel locked after air intake came loose while driving. Plugged it back in, drove down the road and bought a new clamp at an auto parts store to ensure it did not come off again. No problem since, 6 months later
Same problem. My wife took it to an oil change place and the problem started a couple of days later. I checked the intake tube, and it was detached. Slid it back on and the problem went away. Thanks for the tip. I may have been searching for the cause for a while.
Vehicle was stalling at stops and during initial acceleration. Checked the air intake tube and it was detached. Yes after an oil change at a quick stop place. Now I check before leaving theses shops. Remember oil change guys are not mechanics they don't double check anything. Back to the problem, It was fixed by just reconnecting the tube.