That double-overhead cam V6 is well proven and usually underworked, so should prove long-lasting if looked after. However, there have been reports of head gasket issues, so beware of oil/ water contamination and overheating. There’s a timing chain on the V6, which makes maintenance straightforward,
but if regular oil and filter changes are missed (some owners do it as frequently as every 7500 miles) then the chain can wear and stretch.
The 2010-on common rail 2.5-litre dci turbodiesel also uses a chain and is just as strong, although poor lubrication of the timing chain tensioner can result in them breaking. EGR, turbo and clogged diesel particulate filter (DPF) issues are also
relatively common, so be wary of any cars with lacklustre performance or erratic running. According to our investigation, if you need a new EGR, a Nissan main dealer is the best place to shop.
The fragility of that continuously variable transmission is a common source of worry among Murano owners, with Nissan extending their warranty to 10 years/120,000 miles to allay any