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#281 of 4184 2000 Nissan Maxima GLE Vibration problems
Jun 23, 2001 (1:41 pm)
2000 Nissan Maxima 3.0 v6 mileage: 20600. I purchased the car in October 1999. For the past several weeks of May 2001 into June 2001 I started noticing a light vibration through the steering wheel, gas pedal, and front seats. This is most noticeable at 60 mph+. I took to the dealer the first time and they indicated that the car need wheel alignment, and balancing which they did. That did not resolve the problems. The second time they replaced the rotors and told me that I need a new front tire. Did that and the problem still persists. By the way the car also vibrates when I put the foot on the brakes at over 60 mph+. The service kept said everything' has checked OK. But yet I still have the same problem. Can anyone help me, Please????????
#282 of 4184 Sounds like they're guessing...
Jun 23, 2001 (2:45 pm)
This doesn't sound good. I would try another service department or an independent mechanic, if at all possible.
Jun 23, 2001 (4:06 pm)
thanks. I will try that and see what happens. I will post the results for others with the same problems.
#284 of 4184 paint chips
Jun 24, 2001 (8:03 am)
To Lacy 1213: My maxima is Icelandic pearl and it shows every mark/chip. I'm not exaggerating when I say that I've owned the car for months and have waxed it EVERY week. As far as I'm concerned, I am so disgustingly careful with that car that is should be perfect. In reading other people's comments about the paint, it appears that Nissan's paint jobs are not as good as they should be. Although I am very pleased with the car otherwise, I may not purchase one again. I definitely will never own a white car again.
Most recently I brought the car in to Freestone(big mistake) for an oil change and tire rotation. When I picked up the car, there was a red stick substance all over the hood and up to the roof. They denied doing it of course. I quickly used a spray bottle I keep in my trunk with mostly water and a bit of car detergent, and then waxed it. I thought it all came off but apparently there was some under the bra that I didn't see . I now have several red spots stained across my hood and can't get them off. I have tried wax, skin so soft, and bug & tar remover but nothing worked. Any suggestions as to how to remove it and what it could have been?
#285 of 4184 smurf5 and mampod paint and brakes
Jun 24, 2001 (10:29 am)
My y2k gle with had 32000 miles when I noticed vibration when hitting the front brakes. I took it Wood bury Nissan and told them I thought the rotors were warped. Sure enough they were and they replaced them and the brakes under warranty. I have 38800 now and no vibration.
Try wd40 it will take off anything and not harm the clear coat
#286 of 4184 95 Max w /Bose
Jun 24, 2001 (12:03 pm)
Anyone have problems w/ the CD player ??
Mine quit playing...
Any experiences w/ removal of unit for repair ??
Paint quality has been an issue from day 1..
Hood shocks went out shortly after warranty...
Neither Dealer (Lew Webbs, Irvine CA) nor area Rep would even go 50% on replacement costs..
Very poor PR
Jun 24, 2001 (12:43 pm)
I have a 99 I 30 with the 6 disc under seat cd changer.
It skips and stops a lot.
#288 of 4184 Another possibility: replace rear tires also. Response to #268
Jun 24, 2001 (4:24 pm)
I encountered pretty much the same problem with a Nissan of a different stripe: 1996 Sentra GXE. It was showing the same symptoms; vibration at highway and above speeds. I replaced both front tires, but the problem persisted. After making many guesses with the people at the tire shop, I finally broke down and replaced the rear tires also. The vibrations went away the next time I drove it at freeway speeds (65+). If nothing else, you buy something that you will need soon anyway.
#289 of 4184 Rattle at the back
Jun 25, 2001 (8:35 am)
Anyone with a relatively new vehicle have this problem? I have about 4K miles on a 2001 max, and when I'm driving on a rough road, I get a metallic "clank" coming from from the back end when I hit a bump. The dealer can't find anything loose or wrong (go figure). I thought someone else might have seen this.
#290 of 4184 re:Rattle at the back
Jun 25, 2001 (11:35 am)
Yes, I have the same exact problem.
Mine is 2000 Maxima SE, around 5K miles, I started hearing a large "clank" in the rear when I went over a speed bump. I took it to the dealer and he checked it also and could not find a thing wrong with it!!!.
But now I have about 20K on my car and that "clank" has seems to disappeared. Not sure what it was.