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#120 of 130 VDC/brake light on
Nov 30, 2012 (4:32 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 130 Re: sport package stiff ride [maximaboyshant]
Dec 01, 2012 (7:41 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 130 2010 Maxima Problems
Dec 03, 2012 (10:32 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 130 Re: 2010 Maxima Problems [1breeze]
Dec 23, 2012 (7:27 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 (9:52 pm)
Misty3. What did you experience in your 2010 Maxixma that lead to the discovery of the broken motor mount?
Dec 25, 2012 (12:06 pm)
I'm also wondering what gave you the idea you had a broken motor mount ? what was the feeling that lead to that collusion? I've had two batteries installed and now I think I might have motor mount problems!!
#126 of 130 Re: 2010 Maxima Problems [1breeze]
Dec 27, 2012 (8:02 am)
If your battery dies, or is disconnected, it resets the automatic feature of the windows in the up direction. To return it to automatic operation, roll the window all of the way down, roll it up and hold the up button for 10 seconds. You will have to do this for each front window. You will have to do this every time that you disconnect the battery.
#127 of 130 Re: mytemax [mytemax]
Dec 27, 2012 (5:49 pm)
I had taken the car in to get the defroster and steering wheel fixed and the
service guy said they found it when checking the wireing.
I have spent more hours at the dealership than I have ever spent with any of my other vehicles and they are over 10yrs old
#128 of 130 2010 Maxima....when I start the car the heating and cooling
Feb 28, 2013 (7:08 am)
is completely turned OFF. When I turn off the car, say the heat is on 75 and blower on 2nd level. When i reenter the car and start it, NOTHING! I am required to turn the fan on, which in turn, AUTOMATICALLY turns on the AC (in the middle of winter in Michigan).
My questions are:
1. Why is my heating/cooling completely OFF upon starting the car, especially since it wasnt left that way and....
2. Why does the AC come on when I dont turn it on?
The Nissan svc mgr told me "this is all normal and your car has always done this, you just didnt realize it". he added," the ac comes on because there is too much humidity in your car" Really?? Humidity?? Its the middle of winter in Michigan...there is no humidity issue....i say...."balderdash!" i know my car hasnt always done this and it just started this winter.
#129 of 130 Re: 2010 Maxima....when I start the car the heating and cooling [flustrated]
Mar 01, 2013 (10:57 pm)
I find it absolutely frustrating that the a/c turns on when you start the blower. My 2010 Maxima has always done this which makes no sense. I hope this was rectified in the newer models.