Cruise Control

Asked by Nissan1944 Dec 06, 2019 at 10:02 AM about the 2019 Nissan Murano Platinum AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

In September, I traded my 2009 Nissan Murano for a new 2019 Nissan
Murano Platinum. My decision to purchase another Murano was based on
the great experience my wife and I had with our 2009 model. Not long after
purchasing the new auto, I noticed that when driving down a hill with the
cruise control on, the vehicle sped up as though free wheeling - the engine
brake (compression) did not activate nor did the transmission shift down. We
have owned at lease a half dozen automobiles, including the 2009 Murano,
in which the cruise control would operate to keep the vehicle at or near the
set speed even while going down hill. All other makes of automobiles and
earlier models of the Murano have the feature that keeps the vehicle at the
set speed even while traveling downhill

I should point that the hills I am referring to are gentle down-hills on straight-
aways. They are not steep or windy.There is absolutely no danger in driving
the speed limit of 70 mph on a two lane highway going down hill as are many
highways in Montana or doing the speed limit of 80 mph on Interstate 15
through the State of Utah.

What is dangerous is looking down at the speedometer to see that the speed
of the vehicle has increased by 10 to 15 mph within a short distance because
the cruise control failed to keep the speed of the vehicle at the set speed. At
that point it is necessary to ride the brakes, manually shift down or risk a
speeding ticket or a serious accident.

Nissan Consumer Affairs and Nissan Tech support for the dealers have been
worthless - saying that that is the way the cruise control is supposed to

Which brings me to my question: Is the 2019 Nissan Murano Platinum cruise
control designed so that it will not retard the speed of the vehicle to keep it at
or near the set speed when the vehicle is traveling downhill on a straight-
away? What is the exerience of other 2019 Murano owners?

6 Answers


I have just purchased a 2019 Murano Platinum and have the exact same experience. I have never owned a Nissan before, however any other vehicle I have driven with cruise control does slow the vehicle at least to some degree while going down hills. In the Murano I do not sense any attempt from the cruise control to slow the vehicle while going down hills. On another there any setting on the 2019 Murano Platinum to keep the accessory on when pressing the start/button to turn off the engine? Thanks

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I actually just purchased a brand new 2019 Nissan Murano after my 2017 Nissan Maxima was totaled following an accident. My husband was driving this past weekend & has the cruise control set at 62 & we ended up going around 66 mph because we were going down a hill (not a steep incline, but a gradual, sweeping hill). I thought he was actually causing us to speed up by pushing the accelerator, so I ignored his comments. But then I’ve started paying attention to my 45 minute drive to work every morning now because I use the cruise control. The vehicle exceeds the set speed numerous times by at least 4 mph during this drive. Every vehicle I have owned prior to this has always held (braked) to maintain the set speed & not down this “free wheeling” thing. I called the dealer this morning about & service Dept said it was normal. My Maxima didn’t do this. I’ll be lucky to not end up with a speeding ticket. I set it at 60 mph, which is typically acceptable, but if it gets up to 64-65 mph going downhill in a 55 zone & I pass a cop, there’s a chance I’m getting turned on!

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The cruise control is unsafe and a hazard. Never had a car do this before.

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I recently purchased a new 2020 Murano SL. A few days ago I took it on the first long drive through the mountains and was very surprised and more than a little scared when I encountered the first long, steep downhill and it kept going faster and faster, like 140 km and was set at 90 km, until I hit the brakes and rode them until it slowed down. EXTEMELY UNSAFE!! I spoke to the dealership and they were unaware of any issues with the cruise. I'm extremely disappointed to see several other posts complaining about the same issue. This is my first Nissan and this problem will make me think twice about ever purchasing another one.

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Same issue here. The only “fix” we found was to cancel the cruise at the top of the hill and the vehicle actually slowed down! On longer hills, we went down a gear for approx a minute, then back to deive and, again, the vehicle held the speed- doing what the cruise was supposed to do. Makes no sense but it worked.

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So, I have the same cruise control problem on a 2020 Murano. The car won't hold target speed on any type of incline, whether in ICC or normal cruise. I see a lot of questions but just wondering if anyone has an answer ir has reached any type of resolution.

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