2003 NISSAN MURANO VIN: JN8AZ08W53W227600

TBD
Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Normal
Title
Bill Of Sale

VIN JN8AZ08W53W227600 Decoding Nissan Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

NISSAN

Manufacturer Name

NISSAN MOTOR COMPANY, LTD

Model

Murano

Model Year

2003

Plant City

YOKOHAMA

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

JAPAN

Plant Company Name

Kyushu Plant

Series2

Wagon body style

Body Class

Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1D: 5,001 - 6,000 lb (2,268 - 2,722 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

AWD/All-Wheel Drive

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

3500.0

Displacement (CI)

213.58310433156

Displacement (L)

3.5

Engine Model

VQ35DE

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Manufacturer

Nissan

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2003 NISSAN MURANO Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2003 NISSAN MURANO Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Standard
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN JN8AZ08W53W227600

Components: SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

June 21, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11424485
Consumer Location: THE PLAINS, VA
VIN: jn8az08w53w****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2003 Nissan Murano. The contact stated while driving 45 mph, the vehicle loss motive power and stalled without warning. The vehicle was shifted into PARK and restarted however, after driving for several miles, the failure recurred. The contact pulled over to side of the roadway and waited for several minutes before restarting the vehicle and slowly drove to the residence. The contact stated that the ABS and check engine warning lights were illuminated. The vehicle was not yet diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 162,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

June 21, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11424032
Consumer Location: THE PLAINS, VA
VIN: Jn8az08w53w****

Summary of Complaint

Rusting excessively

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

June 20, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11423979
Consumer Location: THE PLAINS, VA
VIN: JN8AZ08W53W****

Summary of Complaint

ABS STAYS ON THEN THE (BRAKE WARNING LAMPS WILL IMMEDIATELY COME AFTER A SHORT TIME, THE ENGINE WILL GO INTO A "FALL SAFE" CONDITION WHICH WILL LIMIT VEHICLE SPEED. THE ENGINE WILL STOP RUNNING AND TURN OFF ON ME. ALSO MY SUBFRAME IS ROTTEN AND IS NOW DISCONNECTED THE MECHANIC QUOTED ME $2,600 TO REPAIR JUS THE SUBFREAME.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

June 20, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11423987
Consumer Location: THE PLAINS, VA
VIN: JN8AZ08w53w****

Summary of Complaint

REAR SUBFRAME COMPLETELY RUSTED CANT BELIEVE NISSAN USED SUCH CHEAP STEEL

Components: SUSPENSION

February 07, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11307992
Consumer Location: ENFIELD, CT
VIN: JN8AZ08W53W****

Summary of Complaint

WE ARE ORIGINAL OWNERS OF 2003 NISSAN MURANO; IT HAS ONLY 92K MILES, IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN GARAGED AND WELL MAINTAINED. THE REAR WHEELS JUST STARTED TILTING INWARD AT THE TOP; A MECHANIC IDENTIFIED THE REAR SUBFRAME AND SUSPENSION WAS ROTTING, AND ADVISED THAT IT WILL CONTINUE TO WORSEN UNTIL THE BACK END OF THE VEHICLE JUST COLLAPSES. IT IS AN EXPENSIVE REPAIR. NISSAN IS IGNORING IT IS A MANUFACTURER DEFECT (THEY USED CRAPPY STEEL), THAT IT IS A VERY DANGEROUS SAFETY HAZARD, AND IT SHOULD BE FIXED BY THEM. SEARCHING ONLINE REVEALS MANY COMPLAINTS OF THIS SAME ISSUE, MANY JUST RECENTLY MADE, AND AS A CONSUMER IT IS VERY UNFAIR TO SPEND A LOT OF MONEY ON A NEW VEHICLE AND KEEP IT NICE AND FULLY FUNCTIONAL, EXPECTING IT TO LAST FOR A FEW MORE YEARS TO COME, TO SURPRISINGLY HAVE THE SUBFRAME FAIL ESPECIALLY WHEN THE VEHICLE IS LESS THAN TWENTY YEARS OLD AND NOT EVEN AT 100,000 MILES.

Components: ENGINE

January 16, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10678721
Consumer Location: WILTON, IA
VIN: JN8AZ08W53W****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR STALLS AFTER APPROXIMATELY 30 MINUTES OF RUNNING/DRIVING. IT HAPPENED TWICE IN ONE DAY. THAT MORNING I STARTED THE CAR, IT WARMED UP FOR 5 MINUTES, DROVE 15 MILES TO WORK, IT STALLED AS I PULLED IN TO THE PARKING LOT. IT RESTARTED BUT WAS SLOW TO DO SO. THE CAR SAT FOR 5.5 HOURS WHILE AT WORK. I STARTED THE CAR WITHOUT WARMING UP, DROVE 20 MILES, IT STALLED A BLOCK BEFORE MY HOME. IT RESTARTED SAME AS EARLIER THAT DAY. I LET THE CAR SIT FOR A WEEK, HAD THE CRANK SHAFT SENSOR REPLACED YESTERDAY. TODAY, STARTED THE CAR, LET IT SIT IN THE DRIVEWAY. AFTER 30 MINUTES IT STOPPED RUNNING. IT WILL RESTART BUT TAKES A FEW SECONDS. *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

December 29, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10669334
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JN8AZ08W53W****

Summary of Complaint

AS I WAS COMING OUT OF A TUNNEL DRIVING NORMALLY AT 55 MPH, MY MURANO JOLTED AND SURGED IT'S RPM INTO THE RED. THIS WAS VERY DANGEROUS AS I WAS DRIVING WITH MY 3 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER. AFTER GOING ONLINE AND SEEING THAT MANY OTHERS HAVE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM BUT NISSAN HAS NOT CONDUCTED A RECALL ON THE CVT TRANSMISSION. I CALLED NISSAN CANADA TODAY AND GOT NO WHERE. THEY EXTENDED THE WARRANTY TO 10 YEARS OR 200 KM. WHICH MY CAR NOW AT 158K AND 2014 DO NOT APPLY. THIS IS COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS AS NISSAN IS AWARE OF THIS FAULTY PROBLEM AND IS JUST WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO GET KILLED. SHE SAID IT WASN'T NISSAN WHO MAKES THE RULES ON RECALLS BUT THE NHTSA. WHICH TO ME IS JUST A COP-OUT! WHAT COMPANY PRODUCES A FAULTY PRODUCT AND REFUSES TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR IT! *JS

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 15, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10475577
Consumer Location: MARIETTA, GA
VIN: JN8AZ08W53W****

Summary of Complaint

PULLED OFF INTERSTATE BECAUSE TRANSMISSION WAS NOT ACTING CORRECTLY. WHEN I PULLED OF THE INTERSTATE AT THE STOP SIGN, I TRIED TO APPLY THE ACCELERATOR AND CAR WOULD NOT MOVE. I WAS ALMOST HIT IN THE REAR. FINALLY ABLE TO GET CAR TO PARKING LOT. HAD CAR TOWED TO NISSAN DEALER FOR REPAIR. WAITING ON CALL FOR COST OF REPAIRS. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

May 13, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10462147
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JN8AZ08W53W****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN MURANO. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S HOME. THE CONTACT REPLACED THE BATTERY, BUT THE FAILURE CONTINUED. THE VEHICLE WAS THEN TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE DEALER STATED THAT THEY NEEDED TO REPLACE THE ALTERNATOR. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED AND THE FAILURE CONTINUED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL ASSOCIATED WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 09V169000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 55,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 97,000.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

April 02, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10455734
Consumer Location: RALEIGH, NC
VIN: JN8AZ08W53W****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN MURANO. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE THEN JERKED, HESITATED, AND STALLED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, WHO RAN A DIAGNOSTIC TEST AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE SPEED SENSOR FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND STATED THAT THERE WERE NO RECALLS ASSOCIATED WITH THE VIN. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 170,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

March 13, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10451662
Consumer Location: PLAINVILLE, MA
VIN: JN8AZ08W53W****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN MURANO. THE CONTACT STATED THAT A LOUD BANGING NOISE EMITTED FROM THE FRONT WHILE DRIVING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL MECHANIC AND AN INSPECTION WAS PERFORMED. THE FRONT SUBFRAME WAS CORRODED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 116,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 16, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10449137
Consumer Location: WEST SUFFIELD, CT
VIN: JN8AZ08W53W****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLES DRIVE TRAIN FAILED AND WAS TOWED TO LIA NISSAN IN ENFIELD CT. WAS TOLD THAT THE CVT TRANSMISSION HAD FAILED AND WAS COVERED UNDER THE 10 YR /120,000 MILE EXTENDED WARRANTY. THEY ALSO SAID THAT THE TRANSFER CASE WAS DAMAGED BUT IS NOT COVERED BY THE WARRANTY. THE TRANSFER CASE IS PART OF THE CVT AND SHOULD BE COVERED. I HAD TO PURCHASE THE PART FOR 2,100 TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THEY MAY CHARGE FOR THE PART TO OFFSET THE COST OF THE CVT WHICH COSTS AROUND 5,000. NISSAN HAS A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH THEIR DRIVE TRAIN AND SHOULD BE COVERED OR RECALLED. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE POWER TRAIN

October 09, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10439105
Consumer Location: SAN JOSE, CA
VIN: JN8AZ08W53W****

Summary of Complaint

MY NISSAN MURANO 2003 HAS HAD THIS PROBLEM 3 MONTHS AFTER I BOUGHT IT. I WAS ON A HILL IN SAN FRANCISCO AND CAME TO A STOP SIGN. ALL OF THE SUDDEN THE CAR WOULD NOT MOVE FORWARD WHEN I STEPPED ON THE ACCELERATOR; INSTEAD IT STARTED ROLLING BACKWARD. IT WAS VERY SCARY. I TURNED OFF THE CAR AND RESTARTED AND THE CAR RESPONDED FINE. I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST A FLUKE. THEN 5 MONTHS LATER, I WAS IN A STOP AND OF TRAFFIC ON I80 ON MY WAY TO LAKE TAHOE. THE CAR REFUSE TO MOVE WHEN I STEPPED ON THE ACCELERATOR AGAIN. I STARTED PRESSING HARDER AND IT LURCHED FORWARD. IT DID THAT OVER AND OVER AGAIN IN THE STOP AND GO TRAFFIC. I FINALLY PULLED OVER AND CUT OFF THE ENGINE AND STARTED BACK UP; THE CAR RESPONDED FINE THEREAFTER. HOWEVER, IT KEPT REPEATING THE SAME PROBLEM; EACH TIME I WILL RESOLVE IT BY RESTARTING THE CAR. LUCKILY, IT WAS UNDER WARRANTY SO IT WAS REPLACED AT NO COST TO ME. THE CAR PERFORMED WITHOUT FURTHER PROBLEM UNTIL 2006. THE PROBLEM REARED ITS UGLY HEAD. I TOOK IT BACK IN AND THEY SAID IT WAS A BAD BATTERY. SO WE HAD THAT CHANGED, BUT THE PROBLEM CAME BACK. THE MECHANIC RESET THE CAR COMPUTER AND THE PROBLEM WENT AWAY. AGAIN, IT DIDN'T REALLY COST ME MUCH OTHER THAN THE BATTERY. THEN IN 2009, THE CAR AGAIN STARTED DOING THE LURCHING THING IN STOP AND GO TRAFFIC. IT'S ALWAYS IN THE SAME SITUATION. I KNEW I WAS OUT OF WARRANTY BY THEN AND IT WOULD COST ME AN ARM AND A LEG SO I JUST DEALT WITH IT BY RESTARTING THE CAR EACH TIME AND PRAY THE TRAFFIC WILL MOVE FASTER SOON. IT'S NOW 2011 AND THE PROBLEM REMAINS. AFTER READING ALL THE COMPLAINTS FROM PAST NISSAN MURANO OWNERS, I REALLY THINK NISSAN OWES US SOME MONEY. IT SHOULD'VE BEEN A RECALL SINCE MOST OF US PAID $35K+ FOR THIS CAR. MY CAR NOW HAS 145K MILES. I AM IN THE MARKET FOR A NEW CAR. I LIKE THE CVT. MAYBE WILL TRY A SUBARU INSTEAD. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

October 15, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10437340
Consumer Location: LEANDER, TX
VIN: JN8AZ08W53W****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE STALLS WHILE DRIVING OR UPON MOVING FROM A STOPPED POSITION (STREET LIGHT, STOP SIGN). PROBLEM FOUND TO BE FAULTY CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR. THERE IS A RECALL FOR THIS (R3022/03V-345) BUT MY VIN DOESN'T FALL WITHIN THE RANGE. PERHAPS THIS ISSUE IS MORE WIDESPREAD. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

October 28, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10433991
Consumer Location: POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
VIN: JN8AZ08W53W****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2003 NISSAN MURANO. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD STALL WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS DIAGNOSED BY THE DEALER AS NEEDING A NEW CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR, BUT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL ASSOCIATED WITH NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER:03V455000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING). THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 87,000 AND THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

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