2012 Nissan Murano Repair and Maintenance Costs
A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2012 Nissan Murano
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2012 Nissan Murano ProblemsFailing Engine Mounts Will Cause Thumping in Floor
A thumping heard and felt in the floor is often caused by failing engine mounts. A failing mount allows too much movement of the engine, and will require replacement.
The screws that secure the striker (or latch) for the liftgate on the Nissan Murano commonly come out leaving the latch free to move. This movement prevents the liftgate from properly latching, and a light rattle is heard while driving over bumps.
The screws are normally attached to a metal (backing) plate inside the frame, but when they come out the backing plate falls away leaving no way to resecure the latch.
To install the latch, the backing plate must be retrieved through a bolt hole, and the screws must be replaced with a thread locking compound. There is no access to the plate except through the bolt holes.
To prevent this from occurring, the screws must be removed and reinstalled with a thread locking compound one at a time.
Rattling and tapping in the front of the engine on the 2003-2016 Nissan Murano is very evident, especially on cold starts. This rattling noise should not be taken lightly as it warns of upcoming timing chain failure.
The cause of the noise is faulty timing chain guide rails and timing chain tensioners that wear out well ahead of schedule. These components are there to keep the timing chain tight and properly positioned. When these parts fail, the timing chain becomes loose, and pieces of the timing chain guides break off, falling into the oil pan.
To remedy the situation, Nissan/Infiniti has made revised guides and tensioners, but replacement can be very costly.
Proper oil change intervals and oil type may help slow or prevent the situation.
2012 Nissan Murano QuestionsI have cold air blowing from my heater. on 2012 Nissan Murano It will heat up a little after 15 miles at 90 deg setting, and driving in town a lot it may get warmer, but never enough to turn deg setting down. When idling blows cool air. (1 answer)
It will heat up a little after 15 miles at 90 deg setting, and driving in town a lot it may get warmer, but never enough to turn deg setting down. When idling blows cool air.
2012 Nissan Murano RecallsTire Pressure Monitor System Not Activated
During vehicle assembly, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) was not activated. This could result in the vehicle being operated with underinflated tires, increasing the risk of tire failure and a possible crash. Dealers will activate the TPMS on the affected vehicles before they are sold.