By Stephen Tomac
I purchased a new a 2006 Murano, my second one, and I’m very happy with it. But I have experienced one major problem with both of them - the driver’s-side sun visor is designed to fail. Something in the design gives way and the visor will not stay up. When it decides to drop down, it does. The bad thing about it, is you lose all of your visibility, you have to put it over to the side so you can see to drive. Then that prevents you from good view out the side window.
I called the dealership. They told me the cost of the visor was in excess of $600 dollars. I decided to go to the Internet and purchase one. Wrong. The best price I could find was $450 dollars. I found some listed that stated sun visors for sale, passenger’s side, will throw in driver’s side for free - won’t stay up.
I Googled Murano sun visor problems and found a whole section discussing the problems with the driver-side visor and offering some ideas on how to resolve it - everything from Velcro strips to rubber bands. You would think that Nissan would look at this not only as an accident waiting to happen. Why is it always the driver’s side and not the passenger’s side?