Last post on Sep 27, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
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#2770 of 4184 Re: Maxima Shimmy /vibrations [neelsharma]
Aug 08, 2005 (12:01 pm)
Guess What?! I have a 2005 SL with shimmy in the steering wheel and vibration in the seats. The car is 3 months old and on it's 3rd set of tires, compliments of Nissan. The 3rd set are Michelins and still a problem. They have adjusted the steering wheel and made adjustments to the tires, etc. They have suggested installing a heavier steering wheel complete with a truck horn (just kidding about the horn) and maybe replacing the rear suspension. I understand that the dealership is dealing with 2 other customers with similar complains. The Nissan troubleshooter checked my car out and suggested the heavier steering wheel and maybe replacing suspension. I have to jump through some more hoops, but it sounds like a possible class action lawsuit is possible if everyone bands together. I am told that is how recalls get started. If all else fails, hopefully the "Lemon Law" will have some impact.
#2771 of 4184 Re: 94 maxima [jm1206]
Aug 09, 2005 (5:16 am)
Had same issue with my 99 Maxima SE. After a few visits to my local (and trust worthy mechanic - that is, NOT the dealership), they determined that the light was being triggered by the "knock" sensor. In my case, simply switching to a higher grade gas (and, yes, more expensive) the problem we resolved.
#2772 of 4184 Re: Hesitation during driving. [magdocjr]
Aug 09, 2005 (7:45 am)
My wife's 2000 SE seems to have the same problem. Originally we had a CEL come on, and Nissan replaced 1st cat conv and O2 sensors. Now no CEL, but hesitation remains. Also seems to be burning oil (no smoke, but needs a quart every 300 or so miles.
Have you found a solution yet to your problem???
#2773 of 4184 Re: Hesitation during driving. [chachkaguy]
Aug 09, 2005 (7:49 am)
PS...her milage (the car's, not my wife's) has dropped from ~ 28/gal down to 20/gal also.....
#2774 of 4184 2005 SE - TCS
Aug 10, 2005 (5:16 am)
I seem to have a pretty good amount of wheel spin even with the Traction Control System on - has anyone else noticed this? I guess i should turn it off and see if it makes a difference. BTW has anyone noticed that the description/definition of the TCS is the same as the Vehichle Stability Control system in the owners manual?
#2775 of 4184 Re: trunk operations [shmame]
Aug 10, 2005 (3:19 pm)
There is a small black lever in trunk, right where the trunk clicks to close. You have to flip that switch so that it will work.
#2776 of 4184 RE:maxima won't start [qx4]
Aug 10, 2005 (3:26 pm)
Hey, can you share your different solutions with me? I don't think my problem is exactly yours, but here is mine:
91 Max.... 190k miles... runs great.. never any problems.. EVER.. perfect car.
For no good reason (so far), the beginning of the summer, my car just didn't start. My battery is good... it just didn't start. Radio works very well, good speed on windows and sunroof.... but no start. So I go back inside, wait 10 min. Come back out, it starts. So over the summer, it became increasingly worse. My car wouldn't start if I hadn't been driving it within the past few hours. Come to find out, now, 3 months later... it still happens. I hear a click, but it doesn't start. So, I've narrowed it down a little bit... It only happens when it's hot outside (88degrees or higher... more or less)
When I park in the shade, it's a little cooler, and car usually starts on one time, or if not on 1st time, 10 min. later. It's the damndest thing. I take it to the mechanics, and it always starts for them.. with power. When it DOES start, it shows no hesitation at all. Been happening all summer now. Have a great bit of doubt that it's the starter or battery. I think it might be something electrical. Do you have any clues? Please share what other people have told you about your situation.
#2777 of 4184 Re: Maxima Starting Problems [socaldriver]
Aug 10, 2005 (3:32 pm)
Hey, I have the same problem, but mine is a 91 max. It only seems to not start in hotter weather. I have no clue. I have to go give it a few tries and then wait 10 min. or so, and usually it just starts up. Did you ever find a resolve?
#2778 of 4184 "96 Maxima security system draining battery
Aug 10, 2005 (3:47 pm)
Using a voltage meter we have narrowed the battery drain to the security system but what do we do about it now? Help would be appreciated.
#2779 of 4184 RE:maxima won't start [arcomets]
Aug 10, 2005 (5:52 pm)
Usually is the starter.