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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
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#2284 of 4184 Re: 2001 Maxima [ccermak]
Feb 03, 2005 (4:54 pm)
Shortly after we purchased our 1st Nissan Maxima in July 2001, there was strong odor inside the car. As we were in Las Vegas at that time and have dirty laundry in the trunk, we attributed those smelly odor to the hot temperature plus our dirty laundry. This bad smell went away as soon as we returned to LA. Soon, this incident was totally forgotten.
Late last October, just 2 months after the manufacturer warranty expires, we paid nearly $800 to replace 2 rear oxygen sensors. Now, Jan 31, 05 one of the front sensors needs to be replaced.
We followed all the scheduled maintenance at a Nissan Dealer and it only has 33K miles--so much expensive repair so soon. So, we contacted the Nissan HQ's Consumer Affair department for assistance.
However, we have been passed around like a ball between dealer's maintenance personnel and Nissan's Consumer Affair Staff.
Wonder if we have any recourse in this case. We appreciate advise from anyone.
#2285 of 4184 Re: Maxima Shimmy [merdie]
Feb 04, 2005 (12:46 pm)
Tell these hypocrites that quite a few US states in the midwest have a speed limit of 75 MPH on their interstate highways. Last time I checked, you do not need to apply for a passport to drive in one of these states.
I am becoming more and more convinced that this company is going down the toilet very fast. I do not think they will be getting my business any time soon.
They took a great car like Maxima and turned it into a POS, because of neverending greed and using ever cheaper and lower quality parts in this car. Cheap parts + shoddy workmanship = junk
The formula above works equally well in any country, on any product.
#2286 of 4184 Re: Rattling-back window on 04 [luvmymaxie]
Feb 08, 2005 (8:43 am)
Do you hear the rarrling when sound system is on or all the time. I had the same issue when I bought my Maxima 2005 SL. I had to tak eit back to the dealership couple of times.
Even now I hear that rattling some times butwhen i opena dn close the trunk a couple of times it goes away. I normally hear the sound when I am playing a song which has more bass.
Anyways, what they did was that they replaced the insulation in the area where speakers are installed. I guess this is a problem with more than one cars.
Maybe you want to take it back to the dealership and have them check the insulation in the rear speakers and break light area.
#2287 of 4184 Re: 2001 Maxima [ccermak]
Feb 09, 2005 (4:00 pm)
The braking system on the 2001 Maxima SE is woefully underdesigned. The TSB has been out for some time indicating that the answer to warped rotors every 10K miles is to cut them down. I replaced the OEM parts with PowerSlot rotors, Hawk brake pads & Motul 5.1 brake fluid. The difference is truly amazing, my max now stops on a dime. Other than the brakes, this car has been a dream for 30K miles (manual transmission).
Feb 09, 2005 (8:25 pm)
I bought this brand new nissan maxima about 4 months ago of power nissan at elmonte. After driving 4000 miles, I just noticed that the hood and the trunk lid were out of alignment. The hood looked pretty bad if you are a detailed person. I took the car for a fix to the dealer service center, and one of their specialist told me that the car MIGHT have had an accident before. I was very angry because there was no way the car had an accident. Anyway they told me that they would have nissan to inspect the car if it has been in an accident. After 4 days they did not contact me at all. When I asked them, they told me to speak to a person who I have already contacted but never return my call. I went to 3 bodyshop to confirm this. 3 of them all aggreed that the back bumper had been repainted, but whoever did it, they did not do a good job. 2 of bodyshop also suspected that front bumper might also repainted or replaced. Please if anybody has been situation like this, what should I do ? What is my right ? Is it possible for me to pursue a lawsuit?
#2289 of 4184 Re: HELP, Please !!! [nicky owns max]
Feb 09, 2005 (9:24 pm)
According to several dealers I talked to, when you buy a new vehicle, the dealer must reveal at the time of delivery if the vehicle has been in an accident, in a flood, hailstorm, stolen and recovered, etc. This is required by law.
I would contact an attorney and go from there. It is possible that your vehicle was damaged in transit, e.g. they partially dropped it off the truck when unloading, or it was not properly secured on the truck so the bumper got damaged. All such damage and subsequent repairs should have been disclosed at the time of delivery. typically, dalers will offer additional incentives to get rid of new vehicles that have been repaired. (e.g. car damaged by hail). they had tons of these for sale following intense hailstroms in Tennessee.
#2290 of 4184 Re: P100 , need info.. [roar1]
Feb 09, 2005 (9:34 pm)
It is required by law now that any repair facility that turns the rotors or brake drums, must measure the thickness of the rotors or drums to make sure that they meet the minimum thickness requirement. Only then they are allowed to turn the rotors or drums.
Typically, only few thousands of an inch of metal thickness are removed from a rotor in a single pass. Rotors that are deeply grooved should not be turned because many passes will be required to machine out the grooves and they would reduce the rotor thickness beyond the minimum allowable thickness. On most modern cars nowadays, there is not a lot of extra "meat" so that some rotors can only be turned once. Some manufacturers, such as VW or Mercedes do not turn rotors at all, but replace them at every brake pad change.
So if you are having your rotors turned, they will have to measure the rotor thickness and tell you if they can be turned. There are specs available for each rotor. I am not sure what it is for your Maxima, but your local Auto Zone store can tell you that.
I would not recommed turning rotors that require more than about 2 millimeter of thickness per total 1 inch (25.4 mm) rotor thickness of metal removed to make them true. What happens is that the rotors become thinner and more prone to warpage.
#2291 of 4184 Turning rotors
Feb 09, 2005 (9:42 pm)
If you are cheap and do your own work, you can have them turned, but like p100 says, you get a rotor that doens't work like a new one and costs you money to get it turned, won't last very long, warps. personally, I usually do my own work and "splurge" on parts since my labor is free.
Feb 10, 2005 (3:25 am)
1.024" original thickness
.945" discard thickness
.0004" thickness variation
.0028" lateral runout
.354" original thickness
.315" discard thickness
.0008" thickness variation
.0028" lateral runout
Machining usually removes about .010" each side, reducing thickness by .020". Should leave at least .020" above minimum thickness for wear after machining
#2293 of 4184 '01 speaker problem
Feb 10, 2005 (5:10 am)
My front passenger side speakers are intermittent. They will cut out except, the A pillar speaker will stay on, very low. If I adjust fade / balance, system sounds okay but I want it corrected. Again, this is an intermittent problem. Audio shop guy says may be the "coil" in the speaker. Wants $270 to replace all 4 front speakers - says that he has to do the whole set but doesn't seem sure that is the problem. I dont think so.
Any thoughts to help me out here?
By the way, this is the standard system, not the Bose.
Thanks in advance.