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#1130 of 8984 Maxima, 1993 - Digital Dashboard
Jan 31, 2001 (12:50 pm)
This is regarding my car, Nissan Maxima 1993, The car has a digital dashboard with a heads-up display. I bought the car last year from a private seller. During the winters when I start the car the dashboard does not light up, its only after I have driven 10-20 miles (depending upon the temperature outside), does it light up. When it is not working the odometer does not record the miles, which I have driven during that time. From my observations I have seen that if the outside temperature is greater than 70-72 I the dashboard works fine, otherwise it only after driving some 20 miles (continuously). During summers I do not have any problems as the outside temperature, especially in Phoenix is always over 70 F.
I took my car to the dealer to get it checked. They told me that the digital display unit is dead and I also need to change the control unit for the same. The representative explained to me that there is a solder problem, when the solder expands the contact is made and the dashboard lights up. This they told me was a common problem in all these models. The only way they can be repaired is by replacing the unit. Now even if one part is bad I have to replace both the parts, because they work in tandem, and replacing one will only cause the problem to re occur in a few weeks time. When I asked them that should’I Nissan be doing something about it, he said they did, they stopped putting the digital displays in any of their cars. The customers who have it basically have to live with it. The digital display and the control unit cost $1800 and $1000, and with labor and taxes, the total expenses involved is around $3300. The representative told me that because of the expense no one gets it done.
I therefore feel that Nissan should shoulder the responsibility and should have recalled all the Nissan with this kind of a display. I as a customer should not be the one to pay for a design fault on their part. Has anyone had similar problems with their digital displays? Any help/suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks
#1131 of 8984 george - technical issues
Jan 31, 2001 (1:00 pm)
Do you read maxima.org?
There's plenty of stuff going on over there. If you're into the technical, or mods, I suggest you swing by over there. It's much more active than this board, and may have some of the discussions you seem to crave.
Everyone else - check out that site too (there seem to be some new folks here recently). They've got a BBS for each generation of Maximas.
#1132 of 8984 This is TOO funny !
Jan 31, 2001 (1:38 pm)
Borsyst...yes...it's TSB #NTB99017A. This is the TSB for the blower motor noise but...it refers to a ticking noise, and only in the low speed. But it's quite possibly the same problem.
Mjrke...I totally agree. Find out from your dealer the name and contact of Nissan area rep and complain. If that doesn't work, try writing directly to Nissan. I wouldn't expect the work to be done for free but...I would suggest offering to pay for the labor...at least it shows that you're willing to negotiate in good faith.
Good luck...let us know how you make out.
LOL...Thanks everyone for understanding that this forum if for ALL Maxima issues. As for the one or two that feel the need to validate themselves in here, because of some deeply seated issues, their irrelevant tantrums simply show they have much broader problems to deal with...so...I, for one, feel sorry for them, and plan on ignoring all future posts by them.
#1133 of 8984 joenissan , how did I know you would find fault
Jan 31, 2001 (4:06 pm)
Joenissan why do you put down everyone that happens to have a different opinion then you. When I posted a new topic, I knew that you would criticize and find fault with the new topic. I did not mention any names all I did is start a new topic which you of course found fault, but then I knew you would.
Just like when the person in post 993 had a concern about the lemon law and you responded to him by saying "It sounds to me that you need to be driving a Mercedes Benz S500 and not an SUV", was that really called for to put down that person because he was having problems with his infiniti. You went on to make comments about the lemon law which you clearly do not know what the law states.
The person in post 994 stated how wrong you were about the lemon law and went on to say in post 997 that no current state lemon law requires that a vehicle be undriveable like you said. He said he was not sure what you really thought or were you just starting propaganda.
In post 1052 you criticized george2kmax because he did not have the same opinion as you again??? There seems to be a pattern here joenissan. Anyone that differs in opinion is criticized by you.
Please do not respond to this post with your usual name calling and criticism. In fact do not respond to anything that I post in the future. I am not interested in your responses.
#1137 of 8984 Post Content
Jan 31, 2001 (6:00 pm)
What is not allowed: Stuff that was in a bunch of posts I've just removed.
What is allowed: Any polite discussion related to the Maxima, even cleaning products being used to clean one. If it dominates the topic, which I've not seen, maybe I'll ask that it move to another discussion.
What is not allowed: Telling other guests what they can and cannot post here.
What is allowed: Contacting me if you feel that this discussion needs direction or attention.
Sedans Message Board
Jan 31, 2001 (6:10 pm)
If you notice, it's always the same people who seems to have a problem with my giving help in this forum. Some folks seem to have major ego problems for one reason or another..who knows.
As or the fellow with the QX4...maybe Frank was right....I was kind of hard on him...maybe because that's what I deal with on a daily basis...people who expect a vehicle to be something it's not..but....that's my problem, and I probably should have kept my mouth shut on the issue.
As for the Lemon law issue...I stand correct in saying that in all 50 states, the vehicle in question must be "UNSAFE TO MOTOR", or "IMMOBILE"...with each state having a different OOS time frame. Although it may not be what someone wants to hear...I refuse to blow smoke up their ass. Their going to get the facts. And those ARE the facts.
Now where this "gatekeeper" or "HOST" title comes from is news to me. people ask questions, and I simply answer them...you've not seen me "strong arm" anyone. If knowing the answers to the questions in this forum constitutes as "gatekeeper", or "host"...well then...ok.
I'll respond to any relevant questions anyone might have in this forum but....LOL...The kiddie bickering, although funny (no..really...I was laughing so loud, my daughter asked me what I was reading), is once again getting old.
Those of you who seem to feel somehow threatened, for whatever reason, by me...well....just skip over my posts.
Now...back to Maxima chat ! Thanks
#1139 of 8984 joenissan & lemon laws
Jan 31, 2001 (6:21 pm)
Joe, I would have to politely disagree with your interpretation of the lemon laws in various states. I think the guy with the defective QX4 was right in that lemon law may be applicable if the defect has a material impact on the value of the car, and the dealer/manufacturer has not been able to rectify the problem after repeated attempts (usually 3).