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You are in the Nissan Maxima
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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
#7713 of 8982 Service Engine Soon
Dec 22, 2003 (5:34 pm)
This is not a complaint--
Purchased brand new 2002 Maxima SE fully loaded.
** 3,500 miles engine light came on. Nissan repaired it.
** 8,000 / 10,000 / 15,000 /20,000 same thing and nissan repaired it.
Everytime it was a different sensor causing the issue.
23,000 miles the light came on the engine would not start.
Nissan repaired it.
I have filed lemon law expecting nissan to take respsonibilites. No such luck. They feel there is no issue and i do not fit the bill. My lawyer is fighting the case. At this point I just want to close the case and buy another car.
I feel as though I bought a lemon and Nissan does not want to take any respsonibilites of this issue. I would be happy to buy from Nissan if they would take the car back.
Infiniti Lexus BMW Mercedes they all take there cars back without questions....
oh yeah the light is on and now I smell gas....
Any ideas on how you would handle it?
#7714 of 8982 service engine soon
Dec 22, 2003 (5:51 pm)
It depends on how the lemon law is written was your particular state. Many lemon laws simply stipulate that if the same problem is not corrected by the dealer under warranty in several consecutive visits, the manufacturer is obligated to repurchase the vehicle under the law. Some states may have other lemon law provision, such as recurring similar problems, as in your case. I agree that having a lawyer handle this is the best way. If I were you I would not hurry back to Nissan for another vehicle, no matter what happens. They already demonstrated plainly that they are not interested in your satisfaction. VW did the same thing to me seventeen years ago. I have not bought any VW car since.
Note: If your post is not a complaint, what is it?
Dec 23, 2003 (6:01 am)
I've had 3 engine service lights come on in 9 years and 148k miles. All reset with no problem found. I've also had the airbag light come on 3-4 times. The last time the airbag light came on, the dealership told me I needed a new airbag control unit at something like $1,000. I said I'd drive more carefully and not to replace the unit. Six weeks later, the light went out and I've since confirmed with a free diagnostic check that the airbag control unit is functioning properly.
My service manager has indicated that Nissan's electronic warning lights can be very sensitive. He has replaced the entire system in a couple of cars under warranty for constantly issuing false alarms. Has this been done on yours?
By the way, if it's any consolation, don't think that Infiniti, Lexus, BMW and Mercedes take back their cars without questions. BS. I only know of one person who had their BMW taken back and the "credit" they got had to be negotiated through a lawyer. They live in California and according to their attorney, it's one of the easier states to win judgements. I also have friends with Mercedes ML320/430's that have a shopping list of problems that would make yours seem minor and Mercedes hasn't stepped to the plate to buy any of them back (yet). I suspect the number of Lemon Law buybacks is few and far between for any manufacturer.
Dec 23, 2003 (8:38 am)
Well said and true Habitat!
#7718 of 8982 service engine soon
Dec 23, 2003 (8:46 am)
Yes this would be consider a complaint I am having a hard time relizing that this is. It sucks when you get in car and enjoy driving it and actaully like its appearance but then you relize that the engine is on or that you smell gas at times. I live in California in the bay area. It doesn't matter the Nissan corp will look at the majority of happy customers then look at the ones who are having problesm and relize there is not enough customers having problems and push them aside. After this case closes I am going to put ad in every local paper and send out flyers describing how bad Nissan handle this. This is the third largest state in the conutry I am sure I will make some damage to the buyers who are thinking about a NISSAN.
#7719 of 8982 CK engine light
Dec 23, 2003 (9:44 am)
If it's any consolation, call 1-800-NISSAN1 and open a complaint file. It's been my experience that when there's a complaint on file with the corporate office, the local service managers typically respond "a little better" than with no file at all. In regard to the Toyota comment, I owned a 2001 Highlander and had problems with the ck engine light as well! Just too many electrical components to monitor. I'll take a '69 GTO anyday.
#7721 of 8982 '04 SE Man trans
Dec 23, 2003 (1:05 pm)
General question concerning the 6 speed trans in the '04 SE. Anyone having any problems downshifting from 6th to 5th ? I've noticed that I have to force my stick up and all the way to the right in order for it to "catch" 5th. If I don't it seems to want to migrate to 3rd. This is my 5th car with manual trans, albeit my first with a 6 speed.
Dec 24, 2003 (5:19 pm)
You can go to any Autozone and they can do the same check free of cost. They will tell you what the codes are and you can look up the codes on the internet.
I have a 1999 Maxima which had the SES light come on at around 40K miles. I had to change ALL the 6 ignition coils. Nissan America paid for the Labor and I had to pay for the parts. But the car has been running flawless since. I heard that the ignition coils are a fairly common problem on the Maxima.