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#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?
#117 of 136 Re: engine knock at idle
Jun 19, 2012 (7:23 am)
My local dealer in Norman Oklahoma has seen, heard and documented the knocking problem. They suggested to first try the oil and filter change. I believe this dealer will do the right thing. The car has a 60000 mile 6 year drive train warranty so I feel there is time for resolution.
#118 of 136 Re: 09+ Maxima wiper blades [jeff618]
Jun 27, 2012 (1:30 pm)
Advance Auto Parts has great 28" wiper blades for the 2009 Maxima.
Aug 29, 2012 (2:35 pm)
10 days ago i bought a 2010 SV, which only had 7250 km/4505 miles, the ride is so stiff that my jaw muscles hurt, headache and stiff shoulders. many cars ive driver on 140km/hour cruise controle on outer state highway, and never felt a car so sensitive to the road, roads in my region are well taken care of. i live in Dubai by the way. and now its time for the 10k service. dealer advised tires245/40/19" bridgestone potenza EA50E dealer originals are good and no need to replace them, althtough the car is still under waranty but im seriously thinking of going for 18' rims and 245/45/18 maybe bridgestone turanza for more of a touring comfortable and quiet ride,
do you think this helps in softening the ride?
by the way dealers are only importing sport package 19" rims maximas to the region, thats is why im trying to get answers from the US where the maxima was built.
do you guys have any recomndation regarding the shocks and springs?? is there a replacement softer suspension for the standard stiff ones? part number or different brand? the OEMs are not adjustable?
any suspension specialist can help me with this?
i dont really care if the handling is less, i would be happy if i can lessen stiffness by 25-30%. i just want to cruise comfortably. otherwise, i will soon
be paying a bit more and get an infinity G3* or avalone instead.
#120 of 136 VDC/brake light on
Nov 30, 2012 (3:32 pm)
....because I was too lazy to do my research, I paid $50 at the dealer today to essentially have $.25 of brake fluid added to reservoir.
Was taking the car in for routine oil change, VDC light came on coincidentally the day before the oil change. When mentioned at the dealer, I was told that i would have to pay for a $49.95 brake system inspection, but if it was a warranty item (sensor, etc) it would be free.
Upshot: pads were fine nothing else wrong. Fluid added, VDC sensor "adjusted" (BS). Later, researching realized that other forums report that merely adding the fluid "fixes" the problem.
Freakin' Jiffy lube would have done this for free!!! Beware!
#121 of 136 Re: sport package stiff ride [maximaboyshant]
Dec 01, 2012 (6:41 am)
you have the SV "sports" type car, I have the SV "premium" package, the reason I bought my car and not the "sport" suspension was because of the rough ride, you'll find that 19" wheels are made to perform better at cornering, the 18" wheels are for comfort, 18" has more sidewall also on my package I have, the tires are very quiet. Another thing is, your car has stiffer spring rates, and stiffer shocks to complete that package, I have the 245/45/18 on my car still, and with 25,000 Miles on them. Never had a problem with them. Love my car and hope you will also.
#122 of 136 2010 Maxima Problems
Dec 03, 2012 (9:32 pm)
I am reading posts that are making me very upset. I purchased a 2010 Nissan Maxima in March 2010. In year one I have experienced several "electrical" problems including the passenger airbag indicator light illuminating while a passenger is sitting in the seat. In essence, if I were to crash, my passenger had no airbag to protect them. Other issues included rapid battery drainage. I have gone through 2 brand new batteries in as many years - note the date of this post. Now my vehicle seems to be falling apart - the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Skid Control, and Brake Light indicators illuminate as I accelerate. The latest issue is that my automatic windows are no longer working as I roll them up. The auto feature works when rolling the windows down, but not up. Go figure. Really disappointed in Nissan and seriously considering selling my car and going back to Honda. Anyone have any thoughts on some of the problems I've been experiencing?
#123 of 136 Re: 2010 Maxima Problems [1breeze]
Dec 23, 2012 (6:27 pm)
I purchased my 2010 Maxama in March 2010 and have also replaced the battery twice. The first on in Dec 2010. It seems in the 2+years since buying this car I spend alot of time at nissan. The heated steering wheel has never worked properly, the rear defroster didn't work. Now a motor mount is broken. I do not drive on dirt roads and am the only driver. I should have went back to Honda instead of going with Nissan for the $39000 I expected more. My last honda was 10 yeras old and all I ever needed was regular maintenance.
Dec 23, 2012 (8:52 pm)
Misty3. What did you experience in your 2010 Maxixma that lead to the discovery of the broken motor mount?