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Nov 06, 2007 (8:03 am)
I have a 2000 Maxima GXE with 72000 miles on it. Over the last couple months it appears to be loosing a charge and stalls out. Replaced the battery. Brought to a nissan dealer and had the alternator checked and everything read fine on the computer. Also when it dies all the check lights come on. Wait a day or two and everything starts back up again. Anyone run into a problem like this before? Or any suggetions?
Nov 06, 2007 (11:45 am)
I dont know if i am luck or unlucky. I bought a 2003 Maxima GLE in july. Immediatley i noticed that the engine was not holding oil. There were no obvious leaks, but after about 1500 miles of each oil change, the engine would be almost bone dry. At first the dealer replaced the Gasket Seal, But this did not fix the problem. After taking it back to the dealer a second time, they ran some tests and took some compression readings and they informed me that there were some internal engine problems and that they would have to replace my entire engine. This isn't a problem for me because the car was certified and under warranty. But needless to say, I thought Nissans were pretty solid. I don't know if it was the dealership, previous owner or what. Has anyone had any similar problems? I guess I am really fortunate though, i am practically getting a new ride for free. I just hope there arent any other prblems lurking beneeth......
#3763 of 4180 Re: 2000 Maxima [greanpea68]
Nov 06, 2007 (12:26 pm)
check out glove box light or other light also make sure you have no ground issues
#3764 of 4180 Re: What the Heck!!! [mrmacksima]
Nov 06, 2007 (12:27 pm)
your certified car was possibly a leased one in the past and most likely previous owner simply abused it. Its best to meet previous owner instead of trusting certified pre owned product.
#3765 of 4180 Re: What the Heck!!! [mrmacksima]
Nov 06, 2007 (12:38 pm)
My '97 GXE 5 speed just turned 200K miles on the odo this week. Still uses NO oil, has no major leaks (needs new valve cover gasket seals, but nothing major) and returns an average of 29 mpg, 80% hwy driving. The VQ series V6's are known for their longevity, but it's possible yours was an abuse victim. I don't exactly baby mine, but I treat it with the respect I would hope for if I were buying from myself Just be glad you got the warranty and now you are getting a new VQ - what more could anyone ask for
#3766 of 4180 Re: Responses to What the Heck!!!
Nov 06, 2007 (12:59 pm)
Hmmmm, Point well taken. I have wanted a Maxima for a while and I was really starting to worry that I got a dud. I can't wait to get it back!!!
#3767 of 4180 Re: Responses to What the Heck!!! [mrmacksima]
Nov 06, 2007 (1:14 pm)
Enjoy - you'll be hooked. I'm planning to replace mine next year with either a new Maxima, Altima 3.5 SE or G35. I was considering a Camry or Accord until recently...I'm just hooked on the VQ and the Nissan products are a little more exclusive (don't them coming and going like the other two) and I like the handling better. The new Camry SE is a very tempting ride, thanks to Toyota's wonderful new 3.5L, but the styling isn't exactly me. Leaning toward the G35 now. Anyway, it really is a great car, one of the best I've owned (it's my second Maxima)...and as my name suggests I'm somewhat biased toward Toyota's and have owned several of them, so my expecations are high when it comes to durability. My Maxima hasn't disappointed for the most part, just minor stuff. The sheetmetal could be a bit heavier, but then the car would be too so... would I change it? I guess not. I just wish other people were a little more careful with their doors.
#3768 of 4180 Re: 2000 Maxima [greanpea68]
Nov 06, 2007 (8:21 pm)
I also have a 2000 Maxima GXE and I described my problems - I think somewhat similar to yours - in my previous posts. After a week of checking different things, my mechanic finally replaced an air flow meter. Car runs like new now and just a couple weeks ago I was thinking of trading it in. Hopefully I will get couple more years now, I just like this car too much...
#3769 of 4180 Re: Responses to What the Heck!!! [mrmacksima]
Nov 07, 2007 (7:31 am)
Let us know how it is when you do get it back!
#3770 of 4180 Re: Responses to What the Heck!!! [gotoyota]
Nov 07, 2007 (10:50 am)
I will, if i ever get it back. The new engine was supposed to be in monday and it still has not arrived yet.... I getting a little anxious.