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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
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#2789 of 4184 and I still having more and more and more....
Aug 16, 2005 (6:11 pm)
Now my Maxima SL 2005 starts having shimmy and vibrations problems. Every time I press the brakes, front wheels start dancing. Every time I accelerate and stop; dry/hard noises start, like a little rock hitting Maxima chassis or something like that. What my dealer said about it???? Wait more miles because front pads look new no matter they dance and for the dry/hard noise....ummmmm No idea.
This is my first Nissan. I think would be my last. I noted something about all people said Nissan Maxima is an excellent car....all of them have Maxima previously, all of them have only Nissan..... I believe its time they start seeing other brands. say GM .... Believe or not... My last Pontiac Grand Prix GTP, smooth transmission, good torque, my current Ford Explorer...believe or not better transmission shift than my SL Maxima..... I read something saying transmission shift goings better, I say ... No it's not... you start "used" the Nissan way.... Take a ride in other car and going back to your maxima....
#2790 of 4184 Maxima 96 Bose System
Aug 16, 2005 (8:06 pm)
I live in Montreal, Canada and I'd appreciate it if anyone can give me advice on this.
I have a 96 Maxima with the original Bose system. I had a problem recently where the battery died and I had to jump start it. Everything worked fine since then - including the battery - but when I start the CD player , it shows CD , if I press EJECT it turns off. I can use the radio and the cassette player without problems. It's as if there is a CD stuck in the player.
Any advice how to fix this ? remove the CD ? If not , a name of a trustworthy repair shop who can fix this for a reasonable price.
Thanks a lot !
#2791 of 4184 Re: Maxima Shimmy /vibrations [nashville]
Aug 17, 2005 (1:19 pm)
PLEASE..keep me posted. I LOVE this car with that exception. I just picked mine up again yesterday (8/15) - took it in 8/12 - they stated they didn't do anything; however, I noticed the two rear tires were discolored (white) because I had armor-alled the front ones - then I noticed the front passenger 'wheel' is on the back driver's side - the bill stated 'warranty work' -nothing else - I asked them what they did because of these things I noticed - they stated 'rotated the tires'. Also noticed the tires are Continental and stated 44 PSI and they had them at 30. I drove home and it rode nice. I drove to work today and fine again, but tonight on the way home it did it again - My husband had inflated them last night back to the 44 PSI. This is driving me crazy because it's an 'emotional' roller coaster. I did file a complaint with the BBB and NHTS. I've got a letter written to Nissan and also getting ready to file with the attorney general, but was pending this last trip yesterday. I'm going to try & deflate the tires back down to 32 and see if that helps. Mine was vibrating anywhere between 60 MPH and 80 MPH. Tonight as I was approaching 70 it vibrated rather rapidly and then went away?? I wish I could explain it or they would just FIX it! There's another person on mycarstats.com with the same problem - Keep me posted on the 'wheel's. My husband questioned that also - They did give me one to drive this past weekend while working on mine and it also vibrated! That wasn't very promising..
#2792 of 4184 Re: High mileage [blackstone3]
Aug 17, 2005 (8:13 pm)
I have a 2000 SE and I have about 77k on it. Are you having any problems with your transmission?
#2793 of 4184 Re: Maxima Shimmy /vibrations [dkjk4]
Aug 18, 2005 (7:55 am)
Yes, I certainly will. I am leaving my car with the dealer all week while I am on vacation. I told them to do whatever it takes to try to get rid of the vibration in the steering. In the beginning my car began with the steering wheel wobbling from 50-57 mph and then settled into seat vibration at 73-82 mph. I am told that if the steering wheel vibrates it comes from the front suspension, if it is in the seats it is in the rear suspension. The car is on its third set of tires, compliments of Nissan, but the third set are Michelins Pilot MHX. That did make a tremendous difference int the vibration in the seats but not the steering wheel at a lower rate of speed. The dealership is concerned with what do they have to do when it comes time to rotate and balance the tires now, because all the settings are thrown off. Do they have to go through the extensive road force tests again?! I am told that Nissan's acceptable rating for tires is 22 but the service dept. would not accept anything higher than a 15 which is what the Michelin tires delivered. I was told that the vibration issues is in the top 10% of all Maximas and I guess we are the lucky ones. If you have not gotten in touch with Nissan Customer Relations do so immediately, their number is 1-800-647-7261 to get the ball rolling. Keep a journal of everything that has been done and who you talked to to begin building your case. I honestly feel that this is an engineering problem that will ultimately be a recall when they have a sollution and we are the guinea pigs. I hate paying on this nightmare for 6 years! I will purse a the legal route when all else fails. You keep me posted on your progress.
#2794 of 4184 Wow, SES light at 820 miles...
Aug 18, 2005 (4:18 pm)
The service engine soon light has come on at 800 miles on my brand new SE. I hope it's just the gas cap or something goofy, else I am bummed.
Cracked windshield, too, after I got a tiny ding from a pebble.
Off to a worrisome start.
Too bad, cause I love the car!
For some reason the phrase "extended warranty" has been popping into my head.
#2795 of 4184 96 Maxima Stalling, loss of power
Aug 18, 2005 (7:09 pm)
I've been having trouble with my 96 Maxima lately. The symptoms are:
--Engine stalls while it is warming up, often happens within 10 minutes after i start the car and it happens during driving...
--The engine can be restarted after 2-3 tries, and will continue to run just fine...
--Loss of power and acceleration across the gears..
Just wondering if anyone else have similar symptoms, and what could be the causes of my cars problem... thanks...
#2796 of 4184 Re: gas cap [hatemymaxima]
Aug 18, 2005 (8:11 pm)
If I understand your story correctly, sounds like you paid for an expensive gas cap. I would have asked for a refund on the unnecessary repairs and offered to pay for the repair that actually fixed the problem, the gas cap. In my mind, why should you pay for something that didn't fix the problem? Perhaps there is more to the story. Just my $.02
#2797 of 4184 Re: Please help - Service Engine light drives me nut! [mems4]
Aug 19, 2005 (5:03 am)
I have a 2001 Maxima GLE with 34,000 miles and the "service engine soon" light just came on. The car warranty expired last month.....Any suggestions? Can I fix the problem myself? If not, should I take it to the dealer or to an independant mechanic?
#2798 of 4184 Nissan USA email addrees
Aug 19, 2005 (8:09 am)
If someone know what its the Customer Service or Customer Relations email address ?? All email I sent replied by server as "unknown" or "bad" server name.