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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
#792 of 8984 Re #741, et al Subwoofer rattles
Jan 05, 2001 (12:47 pm)
If you look in the archived portions of this forum, you'll find the fix that others used. The subwoofer is removed and section of an acoustically dampening material is added between the subwoofer frame and the rear shelf to isolate the vibration. I can't remember the name of the material, but some Nissan dealers were doing it and others did it themselves. Seems like there's a Nissan part number to order for the kit. Check the archives.
#793 of 8984 kneehowma - older Max purchase
Jan 05, 2001 (5:14 pm)
I have a 95 Gle with 180K miles on it. It has always been dealer serviced and "adult driven" so it's probably a pretty good example of how good the maxima can be.
The most expensive repair I ever had was to replace the fuel injectors at about 159k($900 at Nissan dealer). I offically had only one bad injector but the labor cost is the same to replace one or all six so I did the six at once.
I also replaced the starter motor at 120k ($350).
It's fairly common to have the 4 sensors replaced oxygen, crankshaft, camshaft, and exhaust,(Each between $150-$200 at Nissan).
Brakes and rotors done at 132k for $350.
Front and rear struts done at 120k for $600.
I still have original exhaust and the car has no rust and other than the leather seats looking a little tired it still looks pretty good.
No one would ever guess it has the miles on it that it does without looking at the odometer.
Does the owner/dealer of your prospective car have any of the service records?
#794 of 8984 Isf A-pillar
Jan 05, 2001 (6:37 pm)
I did not use glue on the felt material.
#795 of 8984 Frame?????
Jan 05, 2001 (7:15 pm)
Is it just me or did Edmunds change the format of this site causing the posts to extend beyond the width of the frame???
Edmunds please fix if you can. thanx
#798 of 8984 reply to #758
Jan 05, 2001 (8:49 pm)
BKSO - I have had to deal with a private shop that screwed up my mini van after an oil change. I sent a letter to the president of the company through certified mail,and sent a letter the Better Business Bureau. It worked great, except the process took 3 months.....I did get money (3K) for the damages to my van, and I am happy overall.
I dealt with a relatively small private organization, but its worth a try against a dealership.
#799 of 8984 Dealing with Problems
Jan 06, 2001 (8:12 am)
Sometimes problems aren't intentional. It's always good to give the "at fault" party a chance to remedy before going "over it's head." As soon as the issue becomes adversarial, the easy solution is no longer an option. HAving said that, Santa Monica Nissan sure looks like a place I would avoid!
#800 of 8984 Bose Radio Squeals in 2000 Maxima GLE
Jan 06, 2001 (9:12 am)
Dealer replaced the Bose once, and the squeal is worse, not better. In doing the replacement, they made a small slit in the side of the leather gear shift and scuffed the top of the gear shift. This is to say that I will not return to that dealer for a second replacement.
The question for the group: if this is a "known problem" (according to the repair guy), what do I specify to get the "known solution"? I obviously didn't get it the first time around on this.