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Top 10 Cars With the Most Safety Complaints

Well-publicized recalls have been initiated on many of these vehicles

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Nissan Murano

#8: Nissan

  • Complaints per 100,000 vehicles sold: 204.7
  • YTD car sales: 697,426
  • YTD complaints: 1,290
  • Model complaint leader: Murano

Since January 2007, more than 10,000 complaints have been received by the NHTSA regarding Nissans, most frequently for the Murano. In 2009, Nissan had to recall more than 360,000 Muranos due to what the NHTSA described as “premature aging of materials used in the intake air ducts,” which could cause an engine to stall. This year, Nissan recalled 3,000 Muranos after the company discovered that the tire pressure monitoring system, which warns drivers when tires are not properly inflated, had not been activated. Sales of the Murano were down nearly 30% between 2007 and 2011. Muranos have not been the only problem model. In September, Nissan recalled 51,000 vehicles, including Qashqai and NV200 models, after the steering wheel in one of the company’s Finnish models detached.

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