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#54 of 136 Re: 2010 Maxima Issues [smarty666]
Jun 05, 2010 (3:33 pm)
Thanks smarty. I got my car back today and the service dept. said no one was able to hear the sounds I was talking about. They're trying to make me think I'm crazy! So I will no longer be going back to that dealership and will make sure Nissan knows about the service, or lack of, I received there. I'll be taking my car to another service dept. to follow up on the suspension noises. Thanks for the info, I'll be sure to bring it up at the next place I go to. As far as the tires go, I haven't had any more issues after the finally fixed the vibrating. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
#55 of 136 Re: 2010 Maxima Issues [hondafan12]
Jun 06, 2010 (8:19 am)
Oh definitely do that! If my dealer pulls that on me when I bring it in, I'll tell them right to their face how crappy they are, will be reporting them to Nissan Consumer Affairs and go to another dealer! I suggest you do the same!
#56 of 136 "Buzzing" Noise In my 2010 Nissan Maxima SV
Jun 09, 2010 (8:50 am)
So when I am driving my 2010 Maxima (purchased just 3 months ago in March), there is a distinctive buzzing noise that appears to be coming from the dashboard mounted speaker. I can hear the noise really well at 40 MPH or lower (with or without my music on). I took it into the Nissan Dealership and had the service technician take a ride with me. Sadly, we were not able to duplicate the buzzing noise. I was just to curious to see if others have experienced a similar issue.
#57 of 136 Re: "Buzzing" Noise In my 2010 Nissan Maxima SV [scopro1997]
Jun 09, 2010 (4:04 pm)
I have heard a few people hear and there complain about a rattle issue with front and rear speakers while driving! It is best if you can reproduce the sound with a tech, but if not, I would go back in and force them to replace the speaker you hear the noise coming from. As long as your under warranty, its free of charge to you and the speakers should be a dime a dozen for the factory to eat the cost from the dealership! If not, you'll have to live with it for now!
#58 of 136 No problems here ...
Aug 09, 2010 (11:02 am)
In 2004 I purchased a new '04 Maxima SE, which I really liked. In 2008 I decided to purchase a new '08 Hyndai Azera Limited, which I liked at first. After about a year and numerous problems, I got to dislike the car quite a bit. This past May I decided to get rid of the Azera and purchased a new 2010 Maxima. Although the Azera had a couple of items on it (as did my '04 Maxima) that are not on this new Maxima, after 3 months and 4500 miles, I simply love this car. So far, I have had absolutely none of the problems I have been reading about in this forum. At this time, I am a very happy camper with the new Maxima ... and it is so much nicer, better riding, and quieter than my '04 Maxima, which when I had it, I thought was a great car.
#59 of 136 Re: 2010 Maxima Issues [smarty666]
Oct 08, 2010 (5:56 pm)
I had vibration with my 09 Maxima SV with the 19 inch Goodyear Eagle tires. First time they said they needed balancing. That didn't do it, next time they said they needed to trim the rotors as they were warped. They did that and it helped but I can still feel a vibration in the the car. I will check the DOM on the car as I have not received any recall notice on it.
Also had it as the steering wheel tilt motor went out after 14 months. There is a Nissan SB out on it (mechanics left it in my car) They have known about the motor problem since the new 09 model came out. They are just hoping the cars get through the warranty period before the motors break so Nissan would not have to cover the problem under warranty.
I had 2 Acura TL's and switched to the new Maxima because the TL body style was not for me and the Maxima had good performance "allegedly" I have been dissappointed and wished I kept my 2005 TL. This car doesn't handle anything like the Acura. It is mushy in corners. Power in it is definitely really good and the transmission smooth, but with the vibration issues and the motor on the steering wheel I am pretty much done with them and will be switching when the lease is up.
#60 of 136 Re: 2010 Maxima Issues [ljpzap]
Oct 10, 2010 (12:31 pm)
I've had the same thing with my 10 Maxima with vibrations. I haven't had any problems with the alignment or steering being off center but the vibrations are entirely due to the tires. I've been through this with Nissan and my local Goodyear tire dealership. The RS-As have inherent vibration issues both places told me and no amount of sport performance balancing/alingments, etc are going to fix it. It is just the nature of these POS tires.
The only way your going to solve the vibration issues is by replacing the Goodyear's with a high quality Michelin or Bridgestone tires. The guys online who have done so have completely gotten rid of their vibration issues once new/different tires were put on.
Sorry to be the barer of bad news!
#61 of 136 Re: 2010 Maxima Issues [smarty666]
Oct 13, 2010 (8:38 am)
I agree with it being the tires. I am looking to buy a car in the spring and am currently monitoring multiple make/model message boards, and I'm seeing complaints about GY RS-A's all over the place.
#62 of 136 Re: 2010 Maxima Issues [poodog13]
Oct 13, 2010 (10:47 am)
For what it is worth I would not get the Maxima again, not for the price. I have the SV model with sport package and tech. In 09 it was $38,500. I am either going back to Acura or switching to BMW 3 series next year. Maxima engine and transmission are great (quiet, smooth strong), but fit/finish/handling for a car with this price and "sports sedan" billing make it a little dissappointing, and their service level at the dealers is not near Acura or BMW. Frankly they should drop the Maxima and just let Infinity market their luxury line, as it just doesn't really fit in at the dealership in my opinion. Good luck in your search.
#63 of 136 Re: 2010 Maxima Issues [ljpzap]
Oct 13, 2010 (12:22 pm)
I've come to a semi-similar conclusion as you have on the Maxima.
Don't get we wrong, its a sharp looking, powerful car but the price tag and the stealership treatment just don't add up to the luxury divisions. If they are going to charge luxury divisions prices then they need to offer the same quality and customer service/experience or its just not worth the high price tag.