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#102 of 136 Re: starting problems,,2010 Maxima!! [mytemax]
Feb 04, 2012 (12:38 pm)
I have a 2011 Maxima and already bought a new battery. I took it down to a local tint shop and it took them about 2 1/2 hours to tint out. When the went to start the car it clicked. The inside light is the only light that was on. The jumped it and it was fine. About 3 weeks later I got out of the car and left the ignition on and 1 hour or so later went out to start car and clicked again.
I know it was my fault for leaving the ignition on and the tint shop probably shouldn't of left the inside lights on but I have never had any battery die like that, especially a brand new one. I went to Pep Boys and bought a red top Optima batter and now I feel secure. I bought a Yellow top 6 years ago for my other vehicle with a nice sound system running 2 high powered amps and never once has it died. Even left the inside light on a couple times over night. Red Top isn't as strong as the yellow but rest assure you will have a piece of mind when you go to hit the Start button for years to come. Yellow top will not fit and the red top was a bit tricky installing cause the posts are opposite setup then the factory battery. I wonder if Nissan will give me money back for the factory battery?
#103 of 136 Battery Supplier
Feb 04, 2012 (1:02 pm)
FYI I heard that Nissan recently changed their battery supplier. Seems like many Nissans were being affected by short battery life, so Nissan did the right thing. To anyone out there with starting problems, (the infamous click, click) just replace the battery with one from Walmart, Pep Boys or Autozone and be done with it, even if the dealer tells you the battery "tests OK". The battery IS the problem and its just not worth getting stranded.
#104 of 136 Re: Battery Supplier [alan_s]
Feb 04, 2012 (3:14 pm)
WELL I HAD IT HAPPEN AGAIN! (NOW MY CAR HAS 21000 MILES ON IT) I TOOK A RUN ONE SUNDAY AROUND A 150 MILES, THAT EVENING AS WE WERE HEADING BACK HOME. THE CAR WAS DEAD JUST INTIEOR LIGHTS LEFT,,BARELY I MIGHT ADD,,I WAS LUCKY BECAUSE A VALET HAD ONE OF THOSE PORTABLE HOT SHOT CHARGERS CLIPPED ON THE POSITIVE AND THE NEGATIVE AND WITHIN A INSTANT, THE LIGHT WENT ON FULL EVEN THE HEAD LIGHTS AND THE CAR STARTED AND NO PROBLEMS WITH IT SINCE,,(TWO WEEKS AGO) IT CAUSED A LITTLE ANXIETY BECAUSE I HAD JUMPER CABLES (THE NISSIAN UP GRADE EMERGENCY KIT) IN THE TRUNK BUT COULDN'T OPEN THE DAMN TRUNK THERE JUST ISN'T ANYWAY IT CAN BE DONE WITH OUT JUICE FLOWING IN THE CAR! THIS IS MY 2ND MAXIMA AND MAYBE MY LAST ONE,,UNLESS THE DEALER CAN GIVE ME A GOOD ANSWER AND STOP IT FROM CAUSING ME ANYMORE GRIEF!!! SORT OF REMINDS ME OF THE OLD JAGS WITH THE ELECTRIC BUG-A BOO'S,,LOL...
#105 of 136 Re: 2010 Maxima Starting Problem [arvindcpatel]
Apr 05, 2012 (9:49 am)
I have the same monitor package equipped 2010SV and have the starting problem since I bought it. It has been to dealers three times. Once they change the computer sensor package. I was stranded again at work at KSC yesterday and now they are telling me it's battery. But it does not start intermittently and then it starts. I have got stuck three times. Dealer is nice and courteous but problem is not fixed. This is my third Maxima and for sure the last one.
#106 of 136 Re: 2010 Maxima SV [swtnblk]
Apr 09, 2012 (1:51 pm)
I just tested my whistling noise on the road by taping up the parts I suspected of whistling, and figured out that the cross-trim across the top of the windshield is sticking up about 1/8 inch and that's enough to make it whistle the Chinese Water Torture Whistle. Already had it in for one of the side pieces of trim that was mal-formed. Taking it in Wednesday to have the front one repaired or replaced. Not even 2,000 miles on it yet. Grr. Kind of mad at myself for getting the fancy sunroof instead of the regular one, but love the 2012 Maxima overall. Except the armrest is not ergonomic like my good ol' 2000, it just sits there. And the cupholders are too fat for a regular soda bottle. But it hauls a**, I like that part.
#107 of 136 Dual sunroof trim problems, whistling noise
Apr 09, 2012 (2:00 pm)
I just got a new 2012 Maxima SV Premium, and one of the side trim pieces alongside the sun roof was sticking up a 1/4 inch and whistling (I thought). They fixed it, flush with the roofline now, but still not as tight and even as it should be, as it is on the driver's side. AND it turns out, the whistle was unrelated. It's the front piece between the windshield and the sunroof itself that is also poking up about 1/8 inch, just enough to be visually noticeable and to cause a really annoying whistle at highway speeds. I diagnosed it with masking tape on a road trip (lots of stops and starts), and have an appointment to get it repaired/replaced. Anybody else have trouble with the dual sunroof trim? The sunroof itself works fine, even though it's kind of ugly when it's open. The whole idea of a dual with glass roof and multiple trim parts and mechanicals is seeming like overkill from Nissan's legendary engineering and design....
#108 of 136 Just Purchased 2012 Maxima
Apr 27, 2012 (6:11 am)
My wife and I just recently purchased a 2012 Maxima and it has the dual sun roof. My question is does anyone know of a company that makes a deflector for this model. All I have researched state they are not for the dual model. Love the car and love driving with the front sunroof open, but not fond of the wind noise at all. It seems that the main noise comes from the sun screen that protrudes above the roof of the car. Have yet to figure out if the shade moves like the one in the rear window. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
#109 of 136 Re: Just Purchased 2012 Maxima [wbizzle]
Apr 27, 2012 (6:19 am)
Wbizzle, I also have a 2012 Maxima and I have the same complaint. The panoramic roof is just about unusable due to the wind noise. I've looked everywhere for a deflector and asked the Nissan dealer if the deflector for the regular moonroof would fit and they told me it will not. They told me that Nissan is coming out with a deflector for the panoramic roof models, but they don't know when.
Not very encouraging... I have just about stopped opening the roof because of this. It is a real pity.
#110 of 136 Re: Just Purchased 2012 Maxima [alan_s]
Apr 27, 2012 (6:44 am)
alan s thanks for your reply. We use it for around town on cooler mornings but way to much noise for a enjoyable highway ride. I'm positive a deflector will solve the problem. Sure hope they have one on the market soon.
#111 of 136 Re: Just Purchased 2012 Maxima [wbizzle]
Apr 27, 2012 (6:46 am)
I don't have a 2012 mine is a 2010 SV and I don't know if this will help you but when I open the roof up I also just crack the rear windows it does help some with the wind making all those sounds,,also have had mine back to the dealers with a squeaking sound when first opening it up,,sorta sounds like the ole fingernails along a chalk board EEkkk,,God!! They never found any problems with it,,(they never do seem find any of the problems in this car!!) sort of like when going to a doctors,,and the pain disappears,,at the same time the doctor walks in!!! LOL...