Nissan Recalls More Than 360,000 2003-2007 Murano
"The intake air ducts, which are connected to the intermediate resonator in the air intake system of the engine, may separate from the resonator with engine movement. This separation occurs due to the premature aging of the material used in the intake air ducts which causes excessive shrinking," the reason of the recall is mentioned in the notification.
Wondering what's the worst thing that could happen? "Engine may stall increasing the risk of a crash," NHTSA said.
Recalls are expected to commence on or before July 6 this year with dealers to "inspect and replace or repair the appropriate components" at no cost.
The first generation Nissan Murano, produced and sold between 2003 and 2007, came equipped with a single engine option, a 3.5-liter V6 configuration that produced 245 horsepower. It was the same engine unit used on other models across Nissan's range, including Altima, Maxima and 350Z but with slight modification to correspond with Murano's increased dimensions.
The crossover featured numerous safety system, starting ABD, EBD and brake assist and ending with several airbags and steel reinforced cabin. As a result, the first generation Murano received a 5-star rating in most crash tests. Furthermore, it was awarded a 4-star rating from the NHTSA for rollover protection.