Last post on Sep 27, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
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#3526 of 4184 Re: 2005 Maxima Transmission Oil [dmaljunk]
Oct 31, 2006 (5:27 am)
Thanks a lot. I did get original Nissan Oil and no I didn't do anything dealers except for warranty covered repairs and recalls(4). I am still upset and please help me. I was driving on highway with my wife and child in the back seat. I had my roof open. All of a sudden I hear a click and looking into my rear window see roof lining with reading lights collapsing into my child. Thank G-D my son is small and thus is riding in a rear facing seat so all it did is slightly hit him and wake him up. I went to dealers right a way ( I had to reattach it back so i can get my child out). Dealer said " Its cosmetics and is only covered up to 1 yr or 12K." who should I contact - a lawyer, NHTSA or Nissan USA? Should I get All?
#3527 of 4184 Re: 2005 Maxima vibration [luvmymaxie]
Nov 01, 2006 (5:32 pm)
But how can it be the rotors if the vibration doesnt happen only when braking?
#3528 of 4184 Re: 2001 Maxima died while driving [mikel9]
Nov 01, 2006 (9:14 pm)
and the battery itself is good?
#3529 of 4184 T rated Hydoedge tires for maxima?
Nov 02, 2006 (3:01 pm)
I was considering a set of new tires for my Maxima. I came across the Michelin HydroEdge tires at Costco.
However this is T rated tires (which is 2 levels below the recommended tires). Recommended tires for the 01 Maxima with Performance package is H rated.
I have read reviews about this tires that it has good traction. I don't really care about the performance aspect as my wife is the primary driver on
this car and she is a very conservative driver.
Other than taking a perforance hit, is there any other issues if I put the T rated tires on the Maxima?
#3530 of 4184 Re: T rated Hydoedge tires for maxima? [phil234]
Nov 03, 2006 (1:18 pm)
T speed rating is fine but obviously better suited for a family sedan such as a corolla. Generally, for a sports sedan with its suspension and handling, anything below H is not recommended for tires which are not winter-only. I don't think your Maxima is going to feel that great with those tires. I would go with what manual says and in your case it should be H rated with at least an 89 load index. If you are concerned with safety then get a touring or all-season type tire, not high performance. I have high performance Yokohama's on my 2K Maxima with 91 load index and V speed rating. They are great and not that expensive, costed me about 70 each.
#3531 of 4184 Re: Which year is best for Maxima? [derrickm]
Nov 03, 2006 (5:32 pm)
I have 3 that I drive right now.'93,'94,and'00 and I think the '00 is the best one.It looks like the '03 once you change the head and tail lights but don't have the HP but with a few mods it'll be running like a wild horse.That's just my pick.
Nov 07, 2006 (1:49 pm)
I have a 99 Nissan Maxima. Over a period of time a problem has been getting worse. It started when I would give it the gas to get up a hill....It seemed to 'stutter'. Progressivly getting worse. Now, even on flat roads it seems to skip a beat and the check engine light always comes on when this happens. In the past, it would be an on and off problem...Now it is everyday and the engine light never goes off anymore. I have replaced the plugs, 02 sensor, fuel filter, tranny fluid, air filter.....Any ideas? I even bought the $30 fuil cleansor from Napa with no improvement. Could it be an injector? Has anyone here had a similar problem? How did you resolve it?
#3533 of 4184 Re: My Car Stutters [mattoaktree]
Nov 08, 2006 (4:14 am)
i had same issue on my old car Buick Park Avenue Ultra and I simply did a tune-up as it fixed my problem. Also check fuel pump as it might have failed. Have you ever run out of gas recently, before it started happening or had less then 1/4 of gas in a tank? Also i had to do major repairs on my cars if I used injector cleaners. Check your manual as my manual for my car (05 Maxima) specifically says not to use any cleaners. Also if you use shell gas, i heard they already have some additives.
#3534 of 4184 Re: My Car Stutters [mattoaktree]
Nov 08, 2006 (7:14 pm)
these sound like common issues but unlike older cars your car is equipped with an OBD2 compliant computer. That Service Engine Soon light indicates that there are error codes stored in the computer. Start resolving this problem by going to AutoZone and getting a free computer scan. When they tell you the codes then post them here and then you will have a better chance of getting a precise advise on how to fix your problem. There could be many reasons for hesitation, the stored error codes may lead you to the right solution.
#3535 of 4184 Re: My Car Stutters [mattoaktree]
Nov 09, 2006 (1:28 pm)
You are precisely describing the (gradually worsening) problem I had with my 2000 GLE. It will continue to get worse to the point where it will barely move. The problem was the Airflow Meter (or Mass airflow sensor). Nissan has redesigned that component. Take you car (and lots of $$) to a Nissan dealer. The ECM has to be reflashed as well. Hope that helps. Good Luck