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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
#826 of 8984 Question re: instrument panel lights
Jan 08, 2001 (1:23 pm)
Hi everyone. I'm a new Nissan owner after totaling my 95 Honda Accord in a snow/ice/tree
I now own a 1997 Maxima GXE. I like the power and the look of the car--so far so good.
One quick question: At night with the instrument panel lit up, are the cruise control buttons
on the steering wheel supposed to be lit up? Mine don't light and it's pretty tough to figure out
what I'm doing. Thanks!
#827 of 8984 cruise control buttons
Jan 08, 2001 (2:21 pm)
I'm afraid you're out of luck. You'll just have to memorize where they are. I have a 2001 GLE and that's my only gripe - in the dark, I have to guess about the cruise and audio controls on the steering wheel.
#828 of 8984 Acceleration noises;
Jan 08, 2001 (2:25 pm)
Thanks for your response.I read your earlier message about the sub woofer rattle (I had the same problem - which the dealer resolved). The noise I described earler seems to periodically occur only when I press on the gas (although I have not noticed it when I'm parked and I hit the gas... only when driving). How would you describe the noise you hear? What did your dealer tell you?
#829 of 8984 Cheeks/Accelleration noises
Jan 08, 2001 (2:58 pm)
See posts 696 and 702 (they're sorta long) for more clarification. Lately the problem doesn't seem so bad, but it's definately still there.
The mechanics claim that they cannot duplicate it, and therefore cannot fix it...Very frustrating.
#830 of 8984 Creaky body noise
Jan 08, 2001 (3:18 pm)
When going uphill and turning the corner at a low rate of speed, the body of my y2k Max gets twisted. The front end goes slightly counterclockwise against the rear end. That's when we hear this noise: It's like a rather well-oiled leaf spring flexing, plus a tick or two. Audible when the Bose is off, otherwise not really noticeable.
Does anyone have anything similar happening, and an idea what it means?
#831 of 8984 MAXIMA PRICES-45SMITH
Jan 08, 2001 (4:21 pm)
I myself am looking for a new max. For what it's worth,you should only have to pay invoice for any of the max options. For invoice price on car alone, 100-300.00 over invoice would be reasonable. Found some dealers willing to take invoice or below if they are really trying to unload the car. I'm sure there are incentives and kickbacks even Edmunds can't find out. Good Luck and happy hunting.
#832 of 8984 To wg45678
Jan 08, 2001 (6:07 pm)
I have already talked to someone in a local network. They think it is serious enough for them to do an investigation. Hope some good is coming out of it. I never expect the dealership to be 100% honest, but I would have never expected the level of deception I encountered.
Jan 08, 2001 (8:41 pm)
I am also bothered by wind noise in my 2000 Maxima -- coming from exactly the same location described in #777! (The back of the right rear window or door seal at ear level.) I have a feeling it got worse when the weather turned cold. I can't see any difference with the left rear door gasket. I thought maybe the small rear window outside gasket might have a leak.
Does anyone have a better analysis, or a solution?
Jan 09, 2001 (12:36 am)
ive reading along with these problems and i must say that there seems to be something wrong with the doors. someone a few days ago stated that it was more difficult to close the front doors of his 2000 maxima and so the body shop had to realign the doors, which meant the doors were now misaligned, and now someone says that the dealer has to realign the doors (causing misalignment) to fix the wind noise problem, whats wrong with the doors?
Jan 09, 2001 (12:37 am)
i am having this windnoise problem too