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#2223 of 4184 Re: Nissan Maxima RPM issue [jme20002]
Jan 02, 2005 (5:05 pm)
I have a 2004 Maxima SL that I have owned for 5 months and went to the dealership today to trade it in. I have 28,000 miles, and am completely disgusted. This is my FOURTH Maxima...and have never had such problems. All my previous Maxima's went well over 180,000 miles with no problems.
The biggest problem is my transmission. It has been to Nissan 3 times since October. The first 2 times they replaced 1 sensor, and the last time they told me that they were working with Nissan engineers to diagnose the problem. Basically, it shifts hard, squeaks between 2nd and 3rd gear, but the worst problem was I would get stuck in 1st gear after stopping at a stop light. It would rev up and would not shift out of 1st gear. I would have to pull over, shut the car off, and turn it back on. They replaced 2 sensors, and told me that there are 2 other Maximas in the country that have the same problem.
The second time it went to Nissan, they also had to replace the struts...and unknown to me...they also replaced the radiator, as they said it was leaking.
This morning, my sunroof wouldn't open. I am done, and will probably be trading it in this week. I truly feel I have a lemon.
#2224 of 4184 Tires on my 2002 SE
Jan 02, 2005 (7:11 pm)
I bought my SE in Sept 2001 and now have 36K miles...still have all 4 original tires. I am noticing some spinning out and slipping on wet roads (luckily I live in TX without any snow).
How long should I expect to be able to go with these tires? I was thinking / hoping 40K miles, but I am afraid the sport tires on the SE wear out faster.
#2225 of 4184 You need new tires
Jan 02, 2005 (7:22 pm)
I replaced mine on my '01 GLE over the summer. I also noticed slipping some, and squealing going around turns on one side (and I'm not a hotrodder). What a difference new tires have made. I don't think the tires they put on new cars last as long as the ones you buy later. I think my Max had just under 40,000 miles when I replaced the tires.
#2226 of 4184 Re: 2005 SE vibrations [bigbandito]
Jan 02, 2005 (9:10 pm)
Seems to just come and go while traveling on the highway. You can tell from the steering wheel by the way it begins to vibrate then stops. Started at 80mph, but when i slowed to 60 it still came back. I did take it back to the dealership last week, and so far so good. No vibrations at all. I still find myself worrying over it since I will return to work on Tuesday and drive about 3000 miles a month.
#2227 of 4184 bb101 - tire replacement
Jan 03, 2005 (9:35 am)
I also have a similar '00 model Se and original tires, about 35k and they are getting quite slippery although reasonable tread left. I have had to downgrade my rain driving, and I am now spinning the tires leaving intersections in rain, something usually don't do since I haven't been in high school for quite some time.
I'm also a bit cheap and Texas resident, also going to ride these out over the summer and then look for some tires at about 40k. Yes, I realize there is safety to consider folks, I just don't have to drive like a maniac and they will be ok.
I had heard these tires were slick in the rain and they were never great but they have really gotten bad in their last bit of life.
#2228 of 4184 Re: Nissan Maxima RPM issue [mlurdi]
Jan 03, 2005 (7:38 pm)
If I were you, I would investigate whether the state in which you live has a lemon law covering the issues you are having with your transmission. It may save you some money if Nissan can be forced to buy your vehicle back from you as opposed to trading the car in for something else. Just an idea.
Jan 03, 2005 (11:12 pm)
i just want to say that my nissan maxima is the best car i have ever had. i have had my share of cars since learning to drive, and this maxima has been the best. i also have a chevy truck in which i love. yeah. the name spells it all. but the truck has horrible gas mileage.. I'm thinking about selling the truck.. hah. But yes, the nissan maxima is the greatest ever!!!!
Jan 04, 2005 (8:07 am)
I'm sure at some point we've all had bad experiences with bringing our cars into dealerships for service but I wanted to make special mention of a particular Nissan dealership that I would strongly recommend avoiding for any of our CT Nissan owners out there. I had problems with my car stalling in cold weather recently and with noises at start-up. So I took it in to the Manchester CT Nissan dealership service dept to find out what the problem was. It was my first time bringing my car to that particular service department. They indicated that the noise was caused by a faulty starter and the stalling was due to a weak battery and advised that I replace both. So I trusted their advise (big mistake) and shelled out a good chuck of $$ to have the work done. A week later the car stalled again. I immediately called them to tell them that they didnt fix my stalling problem. They said that the car wasnt stalling when they originally inspected it so there was no way of pinpointing the problem. (Why they decided to keep this a secret until I called to complain a week later remains a mystery). What surprised me was that they were very rude and defensive about the whole thing. Despite that, I brought the car to the dealership for another look and this time they indicated that the air flow meter was faulty and the fuel injector lines needed flushing. Both of which would set me back a good chunk of change on top of what I already spent on the starter and battery. Again, I asked why they didnt identify this when I brought my car in the first time and their response was again very rude and defensive. They told me this was a new problem and that there were no indications of a stalling problem before. (First of all, this is not a ďnewĒ problem. Itís a recurring problem and thatís why I brought the car in to begin with. Second of all, when I did bring the car in I clearly explained to them that the car was stalling in cold weather. Evidently, what I told them and what they chose to hear were two different things). I finally told them not do anymore work on the car. Primarily because I just donít trust them anymore. You tell them whats wrong with the car and you spend money to fix the problem based on their advise but when the problem remains they deny that it existed before and they claim that itís a new problem and want you to spend more money. I know that this is a common issue with a lot of service depts and not just isolated to one place but if your from CT and looking for a place to bring your car into, then I would recommend avoiding Manchester Nissan. The underlying issue is that they donít respect the customer and they donít listen to the customer. Save yourself the headache and grief. If your looking for a dealership - Iíve heard good things about Simsbury Nissan and Iíve done business with Enfield Nissan.
#2231 of 4184 2000 GXE Longterm Reliability
Jan 04, 2005 (9:27 am)
I have replaced the coils, electric motor mounts, brakes and now tires for a second time. Other than that, the car has never left me stranded. It still runs great and uses no oil. I have 103K miles. How many more reliable miles can I expect?
#2232 of 4184 Re: Question about Code P1320 IGN SPEED [qzhou]
Jan 04, 2005 (10:24 pm)
A guy just wondering what your problem was. I have the same code reading so please get back to me at anythingflowsyahoo.com.