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#2598 of 4182 Re: 2001 Maxima reliability? [kagedude]
Jun 02, 2005 (8:32 am)
Need some help here asap. The dealer came back with the diagnosis and they are saying the wiring harness caused the ECM to burn out. The idler also needs to be replaced. The bill is coming out to $1400 plus taxes.
I wasn't too happy with this so I called Nissan Consumer Affairs 800-NISSAN-1 but their only suggestion is to bring it to another dealer. They said the dealer decides if this is under warranty. Can't really take it to another dealer since it has to be towed.
Do I have any other recourse before I bite this one? Thanks.
Jun 02, 2005 (5:37 pm)
Hi all, I have a 96 nissan maxima and today I tried to start the car but it wont start. There is power but the engine wont turn. Any ideas about what might be the problem? I think it's either the spark plugs, starter, or the fuel filter being clogged up. Thanks in advance. Also, i have the same Bose system failure and it drained the battery some. I disconnected the audio wiring from the battery and it was ok. Now the car wont turn but still has power. i just think that nissan maxima cars are a disgrace! Hate it. i would recommend anyone to avoid these cars with the years 93-97. Pathetic. im just so mad. Trade in or sell your cars!!! ARGGHHH =)
#2600 of 4182 Re: 95 maxima noise [irishavenger]
Jun 02, 2005 (5:50 pm)
I also have the same problem. Everytime i push on the gas even lightly, there is a knock noise. I wish i knew what the heck is wrong.
#2601 of 4182 Re: Electronic Engine Mounts/Computer Short [slj930]
Jun 02, 2005 (6:38 pm)
Hey, I'm new to this website, but I'm having the same problems with my 2000 nissan maxima that slj930 had (report #1998) re: electronic engine mounts/computer short. To reiterate, a buzzing noise after the engine is turned off, $800 to replace engine mounts, and another $900 if the problem has extended to the ECM. Does anyone remember or know the best way to handle this problem?
#2602 of 4182 2005 Maxima SE Auto-Transmission Problem
Jun 03, 2005 (12:28 pm)
I just bought a brand new Nissan Maxima 2005 3.5 SE (Auto-Transmission) a couple days ago. One thing I notice is that when slowly accelerating (or slowly deccelerate to 20 MPH or so, the gear (I presume it's 2nd gear) transition is not smooth. At least not as smooth as I would have liked or expected out of a brand new car.
Has anyone noticed this particular problem? Should I take the car to Nissan Dealer for warranty repair?
#2603 of 4182 2002 Maxima NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Jun 03, 2005 (3:15 pm)
I just bought a 2002 Nissan Maxima 6speed Manual. Everything is wonderful except one thing. When I take off with the wheel turned there is a strange rubbing/gripping (NOT GRINDING) noise coming from front wheel area. it goes away as soon as I get to about 20 MPH and straighten the wheel. It doesnt make this noise when i take off with wheels straight..ONLY when they are turned either direction. If I just go in 1st gear and drive with wheels turned and drive in a circle about 15 MPH it does it continually. as soon as I straighten her up it goes away. I replaced both brakes and rotors as they were slightly warped but this didnt correct the problem. I thought it might be coming from CV joint but boot is sealed with no slits. YOU ALL HAVE ENY IDEAS??? PLEASE YOUR HELP IS GRATELY APPRECIATED!
#2604 of 4182 Re: 2001 Maxima reliability? [kagedude]
Jun 05, 2005 (11:59 am)
Sorry to hear of your problems. I too have an 01 Max and am sad to say I'm become little more convinced it is a poorly built piece of junk every time I drive it. At 55,000 miles I replaced both rear oxygen sensors. Got in it today and the ABS light stayed on. I'm guessing I should bend over for another multi-hundred-dollar bill from the dealer on this one.
The sad thing is I was so close to selling in late last month and had a dealer I think would have been pretty generous on the trade.
Wish I had some thoughts for you on your issues but I don't. Anyone had any experience with ABS problems? It's disappointing that Nissan was willing to risk the long-proven reputation for quality vehicles in the Maxima to boost sales for a few years.... very shortsighted on their part. I'll never buy another one of their cars.
#2605 of 4182 Re: 2001 Maxima reliability? [kagedude]
Jun 05, 2005 (2:21 pm)
hello, I also have a 2001 maxima with 45K miles, and a couple of days ago my "service engine soon" light came on. Had no problems with the a/c. I do however smell a slight burning ( ruber like) comming from under the hood after the car runs for a while. Is there anyway to have the light come off without taking it to the dealership? did you get your car fixed yet? what was the outcome? how much?
Jun 05, 2005 (5:10 pm)
2001 Maxima 20th Edition SE. After turning the engine off today, what sounded like a bad electrical motor to one of the engine fans was heard making a twirling/whining type noise. My first thought was one of the fans was in a bind so I checked them and found no problem. Long story short, when I remove the 15amp fuse referencing "Eng Cont 2", the whining sound stops. Still thought it may be to do with the fans and left it off to see if the engine would start. It would turn over, but not without the fuse replaced. Just trying to understand the problem before taking to mechanic and prevent battery drain. Anyone have information on this system because I can not locate a thing? Thanks!
#2607 of 4182 Lighting Problems
Jun 05, 2005 (7:11 pm)
Have a 93 Maxima SE. When I switch to Hi beams, right headlight goes out. Switched bulbs but the same thing happens. Left operates correctly. Anyone with similar problems,contact me at kdub4209yahoo.com.