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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
#8342 of 8981 Re: Nissan Maxima 2001 problems [jbarkan]
Aug 31, 2004 (8:17 am)
You shouldn't need new brakes at only 20k miles, unless you street race your car. I have an 01 and replaced the front pads at 33k only because I was replacing the rotors, but I had over 50% of the pad left. I think your Nissan dealer is trying to rip you off. Have them lift your car and show you the worn out pads on your car, I bet they won't do it.
The maximas are notorious for getting warped rotors. Cutting (aka turning) them is pointless. The rotors are bad by design b/c they are too small for the car. By cutting them, you're just making the problem worse. If the rotors warp, throw them out and get some aftermarket rotors, don't bother with the dealer. I used Brembo Blanks (half the price of Nissan rotors) on mine and so far so good.
Aug 31, 2004 (8:23 am)
you shouldn't need new brakes at 20,000 miles. That should at least be covered under warranty. I have almost 40,000 miles on my '01 and no brake problems at all. But I do think newer cars, not just Maximas, do seem to need rotor replacement earlier than they used to.
Aug 31, 2004 (12:28 pm)
how much were the bremo blanks?
#8345 of 8981 Re: Shimmie and drifting [ron2]
Sep 01, 2004 (6:43 am)
I have a similar problem with my 04 Maxima since I drove it off the lot. I brought it to 4 different dealerships and had alignment done twice, the steering column adjusted, and the tires were replaced because of wearing after 6000 miles! I called Consumer Affairs at Nissan and the management never called back, even after I had an appointment. I then got a Lemon Law lawyer, to have the car replaced. She is not very encouraging with her prognosis either. I would love to have some more proof of others having this problem when I went to court to shove down Nissans throat. Any help would be great. DonHall
#8346 of 8981 Re: leoniv [kyleknicks]
Sep 01, 2004 (9:07 am)
$50/ea from tirerack (Nissan rotors are over $100/ea). Shipping was only a few dollars so in total it was about $110 for both, shipped to my doorstep. You can find them a few dollars cheaper elsewhere, but my neigbor and I have had good experiences with tirerack so I continue to shop there.
#8347 of 8981 reply to # 8345 (shimmy and drifting)
Sep 01, 2004 (7:55 pm)
Did they show you the alignment specs before and after each alignment? Improper toe in setting is the primary reason for premature tire wearing, mostly on their edge (tire scrubbing). Manufacturers usually give a range of acceptable toe in values ranging from a negative fraction of a degree to some positive fraction. The problem is that many dealerships will adjust the toe in within this range, but the settings are not necessarily equal for both wheels. The settings must be equal for the tire wear to be minimized. For example, if one wheel is set to + 0.05 degrees positive toe-in, the other wheel should be the same. If the other wheel is set to say - 0.1 degrees, expect heavy wear on one of the tires within short period of time. I have been there and seen it on my 99 Mazda. It came from the factory with unequal toe in setting, but still within manufacturer's acceptable range. By the time I had 8000 miles on the car, one of front tires was almost worn out on its edge. It was until the toe in was adjusted equal for both wheels that uneven tire wear stopped.
Sep 02, 2004 (2:34 pm)
Anybody ever use one of these GEN2 performance module things being advertised under EBAY right here on this screen?? Says they advance the timing and fuel map to give better HP. Is this a viable mod or junk like the Tornado?
#8349 of 8981 Re: GEN2?? [ccermak]
Sep 02, 2004 (5:58 pm)
I don't have an answer for you, but I do have a question. If and after you mod the car, will the manufacturer/dealership honor the warranty (assuming you have an extended warranty on your GEN 2)? Would it be possible that they claim that the mod altered the specs of the car and thus void the warranty?
#8350 of 8981 Warranty issues and aftermarket parts.
Sep 03, 2004 (1:56 am)
Try doing a search on SEMA and Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
Personally, I like to mod new vehicles. I will usually call the service manager and ask his opinion on the items I plan to mod. On my last vehicle the only mod that he objected to was to add a supercharger as the HP output would exceed the manufacturer's recommendation for the trans and rear end.
#8351 of 8981 Re: Shimmie and drifting [donhall]
Sep 03, 2004 (8:38 pm)
My 2004 maxima ha been in the shop 3 times. When I hit the brakesit pulls to the left and drifts on the highway. 3 Times they said nothing is wrong with the front end! I think there is plus I think the Goodyear tires aren't the right tire for a SE