Just bought 2006 Murano V-6, 3.5 SL. While traveling at 35-45 mph on level roads, when I let up on throtle, the car slows as if downshifted. light pressure on the gas it returns to normal (as if it is downshifting). it restricts the coasting that helps the gas mileage. Also I have learned the rotors and pads were replaced recenty. Also would the motor mounts have have this kind of effect on the car?
Country: United StatesMake: Nissan/DatsunModel: Murano SLYear: 2006Engine: V-6 3.5
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Hi my name's XXXX XXXXXX for the question! How many miles are on the vehicle? And do you know if the transmission fluid has ever been serviced? Broken motor mounts (which are actually pretty common for Muranos) have more of a shift shock feel especially when hard accelerating or shifting from drive to reverse.
1.The Murano has 83k miles. 2. No. When the gas pedal is released immediately I feel a downshift feel,(I can actually feel the slow down), press the pedal slightly and it goes back to the coasting feel. I have been told by the dealership that the transmission has a feature that prevents speed buildup when coasting, such as on long slopping roads. if this being the case of point, it still should not decrease the speed on long, level road at moderate speeds. Other than this obvious problem, the vehicle seems to shift rather smoothly MY real concern is after the teck told me that this is normal and it would not damage the transmission to continue driving it with this condition. Also could this have contibuted to the detiration of the brake system? I believe this would also influence the gas mileage. One of my questions is, Is this something That I have to live with or a problem that needs to be addressed? John
The brakes probably were about due to be replaced if they never had before. The CVT transmissions on these vehicles shift really weird. If you've never driven a CVT trans before, then it's going to feel really different than any other car. If the dealership said it's normal, it probably is. I personally don't care for the CVT transmissions because of the way they "shift". Also unfortunately, the trans on this car has a lot of known problems. Pull the dipstick for the trans out and check the fluid, it should be a greenish in color, if it's dark or smells burnt, it's probably due for changing or the transmission is starting to go bad. Nissan is aware of the problems in the CVT transmissions so they extended the warranty on them to 10 years/ 120,000 miles. Check out www.nissanassist.com for the details on the extended warranty.
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Hi John,I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help? If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask.Let me know,Mike
Totally satified, Thanks John
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