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#1988 of 4184 Watch Out! SkyView Roof Explosion!
Jun 28, 2004 (6:15 pm)
No wonder Nissan stopped production on SkyView Roofs in February 2004.
Our 2004 Maxima is 10 months old with 5600 miles when the SkyView Roof shattered during our vacation to MA. It was a very loud thump heard from inside the car (thinking that one of my kids threw something toward the roof). But then I realized reading about other people’s experiences with SkyView Roof problems.
Immediately asked my wife to slowly open the shades and see the SkyView Roof (it was totally shattered into pieces). To keep an accident from happening and glasses flying off, we decided to stop at a rest area, which was ½ mile away to see how extent the damage was. It was really bad cause it was all shattered plus it started to bulge up from the middle and pieces of glass were starting to come off. We had our car towed to the nearest Nissan dealer (30 minutes) and they arranged a glass company to put a “temporary fix” the next day. This “temporary fix” was to help us last all the way home until we get it to our local dealer to replace it under warranty.
** “Temporary Fix” = sucked up loose glass pieces from the shades, covered, and taped from rain, etc.; Just left whatever was intact **
NTHSA 2004 NISSAN MAXIMA (WITH "SKYVIEW GLASS-PANELED ROOF")
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/MonthlyDefects/2004/200405- - .html
GLASS ROOF SHATTERING
DATE OPENED 12-APR-2004
Shattered SkyView Roof pictures taken at the rest area:
#1989 of 4184 ccermak and alternator
Jun 29, 2004 (7:09 am)
I looked into it a little to find out why my alternator was covered (because I didn't argue at all to get it covered) and found out that in Canada alternators are covered under the powertrain warranty for model year 1999 to 2001 cars( http://www.nissan.ca/en/owning/vehiclecare/glossary/gl_ow_powertr- ain_warranty.html ). I am not sure why they would be covered in Canada and not in the US. My alternator died while I was on vacation 2 summers ago and the car had to be towed over 150 miles to the nearest Nissan dealer. Good thing everything was covered including the tow (roadside assistance is included with every Nissan in Canada).
#1990 of 4184 altenator covered in Canada
Jun 29, 2004 (1:42 pm)
No clue how an alternator would be covered under the powertrain warranty, other than it supplies power from an electric point of view anyway. Not covered in USA though,that much I know. Mine didn't fail completely, I was getting flickering lights, dash, clock, dome, headlights, etc all would flicker simultaneously. Supposedly alternator was overcharging aka "spiking", started to dry up juice in battery. Added juice, didn't replace batt, was still within specs.
Jun 30, 2004 (4:48 am)
Ya, mine did that when it started to go. The ABS light first came on and off a few times. Then it was joined by the most lights on the dash. Then the speedometer and engine speed indicator started going up and down rapidly. It looked like the car was possesed. Then the whole thing just died. My battery was also low on water and they actually replaced it. Funny how the cars would have different warranties in the two countries. The cars are identical (except for speedometers having kilometers as their main units in Canada).
#1992 of 4184 Re: O2 [ccermak #1982]
Jun 30, 2004 (7:47 am)
Follow up on the O2 sensor.
I decided to go ahead and replace just the sensor with my local mechanic (price difference of $150 lower than the dealer).
The weekend before I would drop it off, I popped the hood and snooped around a bit. Noticed the air filter was pretty bad so I dropped in a new one (nothing special, Walmart - Fram special for $7.50).
Drove the car to work on Monday morning the light was on. Went out for lunch and it was OFF!!! It's been off ever since. It must have reset itself because the code wasn't showing up any more. Now the air filter was dirty but not unusable that I replaced. Anyone heard of that?
#1993 of 4184 air filter
Jun 30, 2004 (8:09 am)
how many miles since last change
Jun 30, 2004 (11:58 am)
Don't matter how many miles on air filters, matters on conditions of those miles. A couple thousand miles of dirt roads versus no dirt roads makes an enourmous difference on the filter. My folks live on a dirt road and they require air filter changes WAY more frequently than my cars do. I run a K&N and clean it myself, reusable for up to 1,000,000 miles. Then again it cost $50!
#1995 of 4184 I agree
Jun 30, 2004 (12:45 pm)
if he drove on dirt i felt he would tell us
#1996 of 4184 Re: Watch Out! SkyView Roof Explosion! [ocuihs #1988]
Jun 30, 2004 (4:26 pm)
my bad, please ignore the first statement on my previous post: "No wonder Nissan stopped production on SkyView Roofs in February 2004." I read it wrong on NissanNews.com
our SkyView Roof's glass replacement is fixed in 3 business days. Nissan overnight the glass to our dealer yesterday and fixed it today.
Overall, it was a superb experience!!
The dealer in MA and our local dealer have this award: "Nissan Owner First Award of Excellence".
The "temporary fix" to prevent from the weather and SkyView Roof's glass replacement pictures:
#1997 of 4184 Any good Nissan service shop in Northern VA?
Jun 30, 2004 (6:45 pm)
Hi, My 01 SE has many issues that I want to take it to a service shop for checking. Mainly I want to check suspensions, tires, brakes, and steering.
Can any one recommend an honest, skillful, and competitively priced mechanic (or shop) in Northern Virginia (Fairfax)?
I am willing to drive a bit farther to get a person/shop if they meet my needs.
Thank you very much for your kind help in advance.