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#1 of 80 2009 Maxima Problems
Sep 13, 2008 (8:40 am)
I have a beautiful shiny black $35,000 Maxima (800 miles) sitting in the garage that can't be driven with confidence due to "check engine" light. Three times in three weeks to dealer service with no resolution. Major buyers remorse here. On Monday I'm contacting Nissan to formally request a refund so I can purchase a reliable car. Yes, I know, good luck with that.
#2 of 80 Re: 2009 Maxima Problems [rkurlander]
Sep 15, 2008 (3:05 pm)
Very unfortunate that you have to go through this; but unfortunatly, all car manufacturers are prone to making a few lemons hence The Lemon Law. Maybe you may be an unfortunate recipient. I've have my 09 Max since 7/11 now with 3,800 miles on it I have nothing but great experiences with the car. I hope the dealer will make things right for you.
#3 of 80 Re: 2009 Maxima Problems [rkurlander]
Oct 01, 2008 (6:31 pm)
did this problem ever get resolved? what was the outcome? Hope things turned out for the best.
#4 of 80 Re: 2009 Maxima Problems [go_mdx1]
Oct 02, 2008 (10:05 am)
The dealer kept the car for four days and did every test. It looks like it was a simple fix. The third gas cap seems to have done the trick. We just came back from a 1300 mile trip with no issues. A very respectable 27.7 mpg (90% highway).
#5 of 80 2009 - Navigation problems
Oct 17, 2008 (6:27 am)
I have the technology package on my 2009 Maxima and have noticed a couple of minor problems.
1) You have to hit the "Nearby Traffic Info" button multiple times to get into the traffic information view.
2) Once you do get into viewing the traffic information, if there are more than 5 traffic entries (the number of entries you can see on 1 screen), you cannot scroll beyond the first 5 entries! Yet, the bottom of the screen will show something like 1/8 entries. You can never see items 6 thru 8!
3) When you ask to view nearby places such as restaurants, gas stations, etc..., you never see more the 5 entries.
Does anyone else with the Nav package on the 2009 Maxima see these problems??
#6 of 80 Re: 2009 - Navigation problems [go_mdx1]
Oct 24, 2008 (9:00 pm)
The fact that you cannot scroll beyond the first 5 entries (for any of the lists that have more than 5 entries) is a 'safety' function of the navigation system. If you want to scroll past the number of entries shown on the screen, the car cannot be moving. Inconvenient for sure if you have a passenger that can mess with the nav when you drive.
#7 of 80 Re: 2009 Maxima Problems [rkurlander]
Dec 01, 2008 (11:36 am)
I've know that with some Nissan vehicles, if the gas cap is not tight or left off by mistake, this could generate a check engine fault and takes a few days to reset itself.
#8 of 80 Re: 2009 Maxima Problems [rkurlander]
Dec 14, 2008 (8:53 pm)
Glad to see you have the problemn fixed. As soon as I read your post I said to myself "I guarantee it's either a loose or faulty gas cap." Most manufacturers have this safety feature built in.
Even if they hadn't found it to be a gas cap, I don't think the Lemon Law would apply since there were no actual mechanical failures or extended loss of use due to the car being in the shop nor did you incur an out of pocket expense for repair.
#9 of 80 2009 Maxima Suspension Issues
Aug 06, 2009 (6:40 pm)
I'll be leasing a new car in a month or two and I'm giving serious consideration to the 09 Maxima SV without sports and premium packages; I have read conflicting review about the suspension on the base SV; some say the maxima without the sports package has a comfortable/controlled ride that gives the car a luxury feel yet I've read other critics say the ride is overly firm and stiff especially on rough pavement and causes some bumps and jarring into the steering wheel/seats/etc; I doubled checked to make sure they were talking about the SV without the sports package (which I know gives you a sports suspension); I was hoping if anyone with a 09 Maxima SV without the sports package has found the suspension/ride to be a major problem for them and that is is really uncomfortable/harsh over rough pavement?
#10 of 80 Panic button
Aug 07, 2009 (9:31 am)
I have a small, stupid, yet irritating problem. At least twice a day when I have my keys and key fob in my pocket, I bend over or get into my 09 Maxima and accidently trigger the panic alarm. It's embarrassing and annoying. I tried to find a way to deactivate the alarm but Nissan says you can't. I love the keyless start and want to be able to carry my keys in my pocket without setting off the alarm every time I move. Any suggestions?