Last post on Sep 27, 2013 at 3:04 PM
You are in the Nissan Maxima
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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
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Mar 31, 2004 (7:25 am)
Coils are about the MOST common problem on the 2000-2003 Maximas. Not sure about the 1999 and prior, or 2004's. Very well known issue in the Max chat board and enthusiast communities. Very well known by Nissan themselves, which is why even though you're out of warranty they fixed it anyway. I've got 64K on my 2000 Max so I figure pretty much anyday my light will come on. I've already had an 02 sensor go out (also very common), and my alternator was crap. I bought the Max for it's reliability reputation, but I think that rep has gone to the wayside since the 5th Gens. Carlos the cost-cutter Ghosn has done some great things financially to Nissan, but only to make them suffer on the quality side. Sad.
#1877 of 4184 ccermak.................
Apr 03, 2004 (6:26 am)
Don't forget the O2 Sensors, and Mass Airflow Sensors. These are all garbage. I know because
I've had coils, O2, AND MAF replaced. Fortunately,
I ONLY had to pay for the coils. Gee......that
was only $500 hard earned bucks. Do I sound
bitter? Damn straight.
I've owned Nissans for 18 yrs, but I gotta tell ya, these 5th Gens. are crap.
IMHO, you should not have to spend any money during the first 5 yrs./ 60,000 miles of vehicle
ownership other than tires, batteries etc.
BTW, did I mention that I had a new muffler replaced at 10,000 miles ( under warranty )
and a new LR brake caliper because of uneven
brake pad wear ( NOT under warranty ).
At this very moment I'm sitting in my Nissan dealers service dept. as I write this. I feel like
I FREAKIN LIVE HEAR.
I want to sell the stupid thing, but it seems as though all the manufacturers are having problems.
I'm not sure what I'd buy for reliability other
than a Bradly Fighting Vehicle !!!
Oops, how could I have forgotten the warped rotors........silly me !
#1878 of 4184 So.......
Apr 03, 2004 (6:35 am)
I've got this beautifully maintained 2K Max.
Anybody want to buy it ??????????????
#1880 of 4184 You won't believe this........
Apr 03, 2004 (6:45 am)
Back in 2002, I liked my 2k so much that I bought my wife a 2002 Max GLE. It is an absolutely beautiful car and the 3.5 engine is incredible.
It completely transforms this car into a " Rocket Ship". H-O-W-E-V-E-R......in less than 2 yrs. and
13,000 miles I've had a Safety Recall under warranty for the Cam and Crank angle Sensors and
the TSB for the rear window wind noise.
I guess it could be worse The vehicle COULD have
been involved in ALL 5 safety recalls.
#1882 of 4184 Coincidentally.....
Apr 03, 2004 (6:52 am)
The latest Consumer Reports shows a downward trend in reliability of the Maxima over the last
#1884 of 4184 Add to....
Apr 03, 2004 (9:57 am)
Post #1877 a FRIED headlight PLUG at 25,000 mi.
#1885 of 4184 Add to..
Apr 05, 2004 (4:13 am)
Post #1877, a rear spoiler , center mounted
LED stoplight that is totally inop. Just discovered this AM. You KNOW that sucker
will be $200. Guess I'll go to the junkyard.
Gosh, I have not been to a junkyard since I owned
that old '57 Plymouth Savoy !!!