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#313 of 4184 Faulty Transmission
Jul 08, 2001 (11:27 am)
Loyal owner of 2 Nissan cars: 1994 Nissan maxima sports edition & 2001 Infinite. Original owner of 94 Maxima with 52k miles that has been diagnosed with a faulty transmission that requires replacement. Estimated cost (time & materials) of a remanufactured transmission is approx $3,600. Warranty period of 5 years or 60k, which ever comes first. I am of course outraged by this occurrence, and have requested that Nissan interpret its warranty in a liberal manner. The outcome will determine whether I will continue as a repeat customer. Any similar happenings out there, please advise.
#314 of 4184 Installing a Nissan single disc CD player in a 95 Maxima
Jul 09, 2001 (1:09 pm)
Does anyone know how to take the bezel around the stock radio off to install a Nissan CD into the bin area right under it?
#315 of 4184 snap/tick in rear driver's side quarter
Jul 09, 2001 (1:38 pm)
This is way long so beware!
Gone for a bit so haven't posted. Car is currently in shop as I'm typing this. 2000 Pearl White SE, Auto, Black Leather, loaded. Nissan is no longer paying the bill, the dealer is eating the cost. Which is cool I guess, but I'm starting to feel I'm fighting a losing battle. They'll only do so much and keep eating the labor hours. Here's the scoop. It was fixed back in Oct 2000 by removing the rear seat, door panel, trim, REAR GLASS, etc. There's supposedly a faulty tack weld where a bunch of metal comes together. They put some "resealer" in there, and it probably held for a while and with age, stress, etc it's broken or whatever again. My dealer, KLINE Nissan, MN has been good about making a solid effort to fix, and right now it's with the body work company they use Abra Autobody. It's Abra who's taken out the glass, etc. This is pretty much my last shot at fixing this. I'm PRAYING it's gone for the long haul this time. If not I'm kinda screwed and stuck cranking up the Bose. It is slightly intermittent, but lately it's ticking about 75% of the time. Here's something for you others to check, I thought this may be the problem but it turned out not to be, but in my opinion is still worth checking. You can take out the rear seat easily, just tug up and out real hard. There's some straps underneath you can grab on to if needed and the seat just clicks in. After it's out, there's one bolt on each side of the rest of the seat near the bottom that will allow you to remove the side seat back rest panels. Not the whole back seat, just the side portions. Take those out too. Then there's the trim piece that runs along the bottom of the door on the inside, yank that off, it comes off and on easy. All this takes about 10 minutes. Once that's all out, you can see a plastic tube that contains wires running to the rear deck, speakers, etc. That plastic tube has a slit in it, and when you squeeze it, it snaps/ticks in lots of different places, and it's LOUD. I found this out while doing my own investigating, taped it with duct tape really tight everywhere where it was making noise, and I thought for SURE I had the problem licked. I thought it was that tube clicking with the seat pressing on it over bumps and dips in the road. I put it all back together and within 1 minute of my test drive it was TICK, TICK, TICK. I was bummed. I was totally psyched that I had the problem fixed. Needless to say it's back in the shop today for a last ditch effort for a fix. I'm hoping it's the spot weld or whatever they think it is. May have to upgrade to 02 Max with 260 HP. Not my ideal maneuver as I bought this ride with intentions of holding FOREVER. But hey, if my blood boils every time I drive the damn thing it just ain't worth it. Great car other than the rattles, ticks, etc. It also downshifts unexpectedly when giving gas around corners with AC on, but besides all that, oh yeah, the paint chips in front, forgot about those, besides all that, it's a nice ride.
I'll post the results of my last attempt at fixing.
Jul 15, 2001 (7:21 pm)
I have a 2000 DE 1 year old and noticed my paint is chipping terribly, has anyone else noticed this problem and questioned Nissan. I am taking it to the dealer this week, I expect them to tell me this is normal wear and tear. Never seen anything like this before. I will let you know what they say.
#317 of 4184 200k plus reliability
Jul 16, 2001 (7:27 pm)
i'm a frequent reader of this site but rarely a poster. thanks to another problem free maxima.
i am having a hardtime making a decision and i need your help. infact i would appreciate your comments.
what kind of problems should expect after 200,000kms (+125,000miles).? for maximas or nissan's in general.
i've replaced all 4 rotors laterly. tires replaced last year. the engine is running as strong as new. all working like a clock...almost. the only thing i've noticed is the ride smoothness. a bit too bumpy (not bouncy)...just harder ride. had the CV joint boot rubber replaced last year on one corner. and one suspension rod had to be replaced as well due to loud banging noise from the front last year.
had problem with A/c.....turned out to be Gas leak. they refilled it......works fine now.
at this point.....all problems solved except ride quality which is expected for this much milage i guess.
the car is driven 60%city 40%highway
i should also mention that its a
1995 maxima GXE
7 year old (since july 94)
driven in toronto winter
so keep the car or get rid of it?
what kind of problems are expected or likely
to happen after 135k miles on this generation
Your help is appreciated
#318 of 4184 jcollins19
Jul 17, 2001 (12:29 pm)
Check out www.nissanpaint.com Lots of users are already complaining the paint chip problem.
Jul 18, 2001 (7:52 am)
Got my car back, got 5 minutes down the road, TICK TICK TICK. Debating on bringing it back on Monday yet again. Otherwise I just get to deal with it. No good for $27K car. Everything else is pretty much ok, besides the paint chips, and the transmission sometimes is undecided - meaning it will drop down a gear unexpectedly when turning and then accelerating with the A/C on. I'll go to pull out and make a right hand turn and give it a little more gas after the turn and heading straight and it will hesitate for a split second and then drop down a gear and go like hell. Is this normal???
#320 of 4184 SE vs. GLE?
Jul 18, 2001 (10:12 am)
I've decided to buy a 2000 Maxima. I haven't decided whether to get the SE or a GLE. When you add options to the SE that are standard on the GLE (according to Edmunds), there's not much difference in price. So, I would like to hear from 2000 Maxima owners about the pros and cons of owning each and why you chose your model. Feel free to brag or wax poetic. Thanks creator.
#321 of 4184 Fuel choice
Jul 19, 2001 (7:25 am)
Does anyone use non-premium gas in there Maxima? I was told that performance will decrease slightly.
Jul 19, 2001 (10:25 am)
SE has stiffer suspension so it corners a little harder. GLE is more touring or softer suspension. I would equate it to an Accord. SE has 17" rims and the GLE has 16". GLE is standard with BOSE, leather, roof, basically everything. SE has those as options. GLE has woodgrain, SE does not. You can get the SE in a stick shift and you can't in the GLE. The gauges might be different colored also. Basically, if you're older and want a nicer more comfortable less harsh ride, the GLE is for you. If you want a little stiffer more Euro feel, or a manual tranny, then you want the SE. The enthusiasts usually choose the stick shift SE for best performance. Both have the same engines, body, etc etc.