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Nissan Murano 2003 - 2010 Haynes Service and Repair Manual
USA manual Nissan Murano 2003 - 2010 Haynes Owners Service & Repair Manual covers Crossover models with 3.5 litre V6 engines equipped with sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection system.This is US repair manual covering the original "Z50" Nissan Murano (released in Australia in August 2005) and its subsequent replacement, the second generation "Z51" model, released in Australia in January 2009. This manual covers models with the following engine:
AWD models are propelled by a transfer case, driveshaft, rear differential and two rear driveaxles.
The Nissan Murano is a mid-size crossover SUV first sold by Nissan in December 2002 as a 2003 model. Nissan introduced the Murano as its first crossover SUV for the United States and Canada. Initially designed at Nissan The united states in La Jolla, California, the first generation Murano was based on the Nissan FF-L platform first used by the third generation Altima. The European version of the Murano started sales in 2004 and is available only in one version.The Murano was Nissan's exclusive crossover SUV in the U.S. until September 2007 when the brand new 2008 Nissan Rogue went on sale. In Canada the X-Trail had been on sale as Nissan's second car-based SUV since 2004 as a 2005 model; it was replaced by the new 2008 Nissan Rogue in late 2007. The Murano is sized between the the Pathfinder and Xterra, but is priced slightly higher than the Nissan Pathfinder.The Murano was nominated for the North United states Truck of the Year award for 2003. It had been additionally called the best premium mid-size SUV by AutoPacific.The name Murano comes from a area of Venice, Italy which is known for the hand blown glass produced there.
The first generation Nissan Murano had been unvieled in manufacturing form for the 2003 model year at the 2002 Brand new York International Auto Show. It had been driven by a 3.5 litre 245 bhp V6 engine, additionally used in several other Nissan models like the Altima, Maxima, and Nissan 350Z, but specifically tuned for use in the Murano. Available with standard front-wheel-drive (FWD) and optional all-wheel-drive (AWD), the Nissan Murano is one of the biggest vehicles using a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Fuel economy was rated at 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway (same mpg FWD and AWD on the new EPA specifications).An independent suspension on all four wheels was used for class-leading ride and handling.
A full set of airbags, steel reinforced cabin, and head restraints are safety features designed to protect the interior while VDC, ABS, electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist were mechanical safety features. VDC includes a form of traction control embedded into the car's onboard computer and is actually designed to provide 'joy' to drive.The Murano was given a crash test rating of 5-stars in all categories but vehicle rollover (4-stars) from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).For the 2006 model year in North America, the Murano was given some updates in the form of LED tailamps and turn signals, standard color information screen, available back-up camera (standard in Canada for all models), GPS and a restyled front end with some minor trim updates.
Nissan skipped the 2008 model 12 months with the introduction of the next generation Murano – as a 2009 model. The 2009 Murano made its public first at the 2007 Los Angeles Car Show in November and earnings began in early January 2008.The revised exterior styling bears an increased family resemblance to the Nissan Rogue, while still maintaining distinctly Murano cues with its aggressive front fascia and rear quarter windows. The interior has additionally been completely redesigned, with the use of a more traditional means cluster and notably higher-quality materials.The 2009 Murano is offered in three trim levels: the base S, the mid-grade SL, and the top of the line LE. The performance-oriented SE model is no longer available. The SL and S are granted with standard FWD, with optional iAWD (Intelligent All Wheel Drive) available. The LE trim is iAWD exclusively. New features, some of them available or optional only on the LE grade, consist of rain-sensing wipers, double-stitched fabric seats, power rear lift gate, power fold-up rear seats, iPod integration, and a hard-drive touchscreen, based navigation system. The SL and S feature aluminum interior accents, while the LE sports wood-tone trim. Like the first-generation model, there is no third-row seat.
The Murano is now based on the Nissan D platform shared with the fourth generation Nissan Altima and the brand new 2009 Nissan Maxima. Nissan has given the 2009 Murano a revised version of the award-winning 3.5L VQ engine rated at 265 horsepower (198 kW), an increase of 20 over the previous model. Torque is rated at 248 ft·lbf (336 N·m). The engine is mated to a revised Continuously Variable Transmission with Adaptive Shift Control. EPA fuel economy is rated at 18 city / 23 highway.Standard safety features on all trims include 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, brake-assist, and EBD; electronic stability control; and side-curtain, front and side-, airbags. The NHTSA awarded the second generation Murano 4 stars on the frontal crash test and 5 stars for side impacts, even worse than the first generation.
On September 29, 2008, Nissan released the next generation Murano in Japan. It is targeted mainly at men in their 30s, 40s and 50s, and is priced between 3,150,000 yen and 4,042,500 yen, about 200,000 to 300,000 yen more expensive than the first generation model. Nissan plans to sell the vehicle in 170 countries.In July 2010, Nissan launched a facelifted version in Europe only, with an updated 2.5L YD25DDTi 4-cylinder diesel engine producing 190 hp and 330 lb-ft (450 Nm).
For the 2011 model year, the Murano was refreshed to include new front and rear fascias, new headlights and LED taillights, and new 18-inch wheels on the outside. Brand new interior changes include a new white meter color (as opposed to red/orange), new center stack plastic colours that now match the leather trim, and added equipment to various trim levels. The refresh also added a new exterior color, "Graphite Blue". A convertible version called CrossCabriolet was added for the 2011 model year, premiering at the 2010 Los Angeles International Auto Show.In September 2011, Nissan launched the second-generation Murano in Indonesia. Exclusively one version was available, and sold for 750 million rupiahs (about US,900).