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#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...
#112 of 136 Re: Just Purchased 2012 Maxima [mytemax]
Apr 27, 2012 (7:17 am)
Thanks mytemax. I'll give that a try.
#113 of 136 Re: Battery Supplier [alan_s]
May 23, 2012 (8:01 am)
Please add me to the complaint list for Defective Batteries in the Maxima 2010. Nissan may have did the right thing by changing battery suppliers but they are certainly not doing right by their loyal longtime Nissan customers when it comes to replacement. My car has 16K miles and is less than 30 months old. I received the click when trying to start the car twice over a 1 week period and it was off to the Massapequa Nissan Service station. Upon arrival at 7:30 I was informed that for the car to be looked at it would be $125. After calling Nissan back at 12:30 and then again at 1:15, I was finally called back at 1;25 and informed that the battery was defective. Nissan is charging customers a prorated 75%( close to $100) on an overpriced battery. The manual is deceiving. It speaks of battery replacement. But that is the replacement of a replacement. Who is changing the battery 3 times in 30 Months (Unless you never shut the lights off). The customer service I received in follow up phone conversations was horrendous at best. As a longtime Nissan Customer- Altima, Pathfinder and Maxima I will be heading back to Toyota before the end of 2012. As someone who teaches Customer Service at the Corporate level for a living, I now have a new #1 one example to share with as many people as I can when describing what a bad experience looks like.
#114 of 136 2010 MAXIMA ENGINE KNOCK AT IDLE
Jun 18, 2012 (9:17 am)
I bought my 33000 mile 2010 Max from an individual on March 9, 2010 and I really like the car. I soon began to notice a very subtle knock that is apparent "to me" only at idle after the car is warmed up by being driven 5 or 6 miles. This knock is not injector clicking or fuel octane (pinging) related. It seems to be irregularly related to engine rpm. In other words, the knock comes and goes, but is definitely in synch with idle rpm and sounds like it is coming from deep in the engine.
I visited my local dealer and the service writer told me that he has seen other cars with the 3.5 Max engine with the same knock. A service tech suggested the knock may be related to the oil and that I change to Nissan Ester oil and a Nissan filter. This change may have made a slight difference (or maybe its my hopeful imagination), but the engine is still knocking. Has anyone had a similar experience with their 2009 or later Maxima or 350Z??????? If so, has it been resolved????
#115 of 136 Re: 2010 MAXIMA ENGINE KNOCK AT IDLE [slipstick1]
Jun 18, 2012 (9:31 am)
I've had an Altima and 2 Maxima's with the 3.5 liter VQ engine and never had this problem. I previously had a 3.0 liter VQ and it didn't have this either. These have always been very quiet and smooth running engines
I think you should get a second opinion. Is the cars still under warranty? If it is get the problem properly documented by a Nissan dealer ASAP because as soon as the warranty is up you probably won't get much help from Nissan dealers, except offers to do expensive investigations.
Which state are you in?