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#89 of 130 Re: 2010 Maxima Issues - seat covers? [maximapa1]
Feb 09, 2011 (10:43 am)
Maxima 2009 - I purchased a new 2009 max and the seat cover look like it was 3 yrs old. The dealers said it would flatten out but never did. A year later, they replaced the seat cover with another one, which looked like it was 10 yrs old. Almost 1 1/2 yrs later, the dealer showed my a notice he received from Nissan acknowledging the defect. The dealer would not give me a copy but said he would call me in 30 days to repair it. 6 months later no call. I have contacted a Lemon Law attorney, maybe you should fo the same.
#90 of 130 Re: Rear suspension noises [smarty666]
Mar 06, 2011 (4:30 pm)
FINALLY brought it in....at my 15K "service" mark (good thing it's a company car....$296 for oil/filter/wiper blades/rot/balance??) which was overdue, mentioned the "noise"...could not replicate as it was warmer/raining. Luckily, a tech took pity on me and found NTB011-007B which replaced rear stabilizer bushings.
Don't lubricate the old ones, that is exactly what should NOT be done!
Insist on this NTB fix, I was told that low speed, cold weather exacerbated the condition and I concur!
#91 of 130 High Maintenence Costs?
Mar 07, 2011 (6:15 am)
Looks like they used the ultra high priced Ester Oil for your oil change. You will not invalidate your warantry if you opt for the regular mineral oil instead. Just tell the Service manager thats what you want. Thanks for the TSB report on the rear bushings!
#92 of 130 201o Maxima Vehicle Info Display - OIL FILTER!
Jul 10, 2011 (4:18 pm)
Our 2010 Max has about 9500 miles on it. I last changed the oil & filter at 8000 miles (every 4000 mi). Today while driving, the VID display showed an oil filter icon. It was not the oil pressure light! Could not find anything in the owner's manual. Any thoughts?
#93 of 130 Re: 2010 Maxima Starting Problem [arvindcpatel]
Nov 09, 2011 (8:54 am)
Did you get this resolved? We took our 2010 Maxima in for the starter button clicking and not starting. The nissan service center could not find the problem and we left with it not resolved. Two hours after we got it back from the dealer it would not start. They said that the battery was working properly and holding a charge and they could not get it to not start. Nissan has always been a reliable product. It still does it and no resolution so far. Are they (Nissan)hiding this problem from the public? Let me know if anyone has this problem. Thanks.
#94 of 130 Re: 2010 Maxima Starting Problem [bqmaxima]
Nov 09, 2011 (9:04 am)
I also have a 2010 Max and the exact same thing happened to me last month. The dealer said the battery was fine, but I know when the battery is the problem, and asked them to replace it anyway. They did under the prorated warranty, and I've had no more problems. The batteries only seem to last about 2 years.
#95 of 130 Re: 2010 Maxima Starting Problem [arvindcpatel]
Nov 11, 2011 (4:11 pm)
I recently purchased a pre-owned certified 2010 Maxima with monitor, navigation and technology package. Car has 17,000 miles. Same thing has occurred on three occasions. Dealer unable to duplicate but says battery is fine. Car started after being left alone for a while.
#96 of 130 starting problems,,2010 Maxima!!
Nov 12, 2011 (7:28 am)
I own a 2010 Max, and was also having problems with having the Battery going dead too soon,,if I did any car computer work for awhile, the car wouldn't start,,I have 17000 Mi. on the car now. I took it in to the dealer, and they charged me 50 bucks to replace it,,problem solved??? I never owned a car where the battery failed in such a short time!! I think they have a problem with who ever built there batterys and the easy fix?? Charge the customer to fix it,,NOW THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED!!! WAKE THE HELL UP NISSAN,,people want to save money in todays economy,,and not give the car industry MORE MONEY HANDOUTS for the mistakes they cause!!! I'm giving my soapbox back to whoever wants to let loose now!!!
#97 of 130 Re: starting problems,,2010 Maxima!! [mytemax]
Nov 12, 2011 (9:03 am)
Relax, it isn't Nissan's fault. All manufacturers are having the same problem with batteries. Same thing happened to our Altima and both of our Honda Pilots. They die almost 2 years on the nose. With more and more electronic equipment on cars, batteries are subjected to far greater loads than ever before, and the heat in southern climates kills them. I do agree that a prorated warranty is a bit useless though. This is the battery manufacturers' warranty and somethimes it is better to go to Walmart or Autozone and get a replacement battery that has a 3 or 5 year full replacement warranty, for the same money you'll pay for the prorated "warranty" replacement at the dealer.
BTW Nissan has not received any government handouts, and I won't buy from a manufacturer that has.
#98 of 130 Re: starting problems,,2010 Maxima!! [alan_s]
Nov 14, 2011 (1:31 pm)
Great response on the battery issues being an industry problem. The OEM batteries just aren't designed to the same specs as a heavy-duty replacement battery. They are designed as a three-year battery for an "average" car that doesn't have all of the electronics when every bell and whistle is added.
As far as "government handouts", don't ignore the fact that they more of a loan than a handout and that they've turned out to be some of the best investments that a government ever made. Between the direct return on investment and the indirect tax revenues that were preserved, the "big auto bailout" is likely one of the very few things that the government has gotten right lately.
And no, I don't work for an auto company.