Ignition Coils Failure problems of the 2000 Nissan Maxima - part 1

97 problems related to ignition coils failure have been reported for the 2000 Nissan Maxima. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2000 Nissan Maxima based on all problems reported for the 2000 Maxima.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 1
Failure Date: 05/15/2011

Hi, I have a 2000 Nissan Maxima. I am having the same problem from other 2000 Nissan Maxima owners. My car stalls, shakes, hesitates and looses power, it acts like it wants to shut off. The service engine light comes on, the trac off light and the slip light come on all which are said to be caused by defective ignition coils. I have already replaced one and not even 1 month later the car started doing the same thing, meaning I will have to replace all six coils. I beleive Nissan has to do a recall because that is a very dangerous thing to be drving and your car to stall out like that. I beleive that the owners of the 2000 Nissan Maximas with this problem should be reimbursed for the money we have to pay out to fix a part that Nissan did not build correclt.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 2
Failure Date: 12/03/2009

2000 Nissan Maxima's have a serious engine ignition coil defect. -- this defect causes the engine to run rough, stall and abruptly and unexpectedly stop during normal use. The engine warning light was little (if any) value in helping alert the driver to the sudden engine failure. The engine has 6 separate coils. The first coil failed and was replaced by the Nissan dealer. It was not covered by any type of Nissan warranty. Within a 90 day period, two additional coils failed and needed to be replaced. Eventually, all 6 ignition coils ultimately needed to be replaced at a cost of over $900. 00. The dealer stated this was a "very common problem" with this model, and said eventually all of the coils fail with this Nissan year, make and model. He provide the failure code p1320 and Nissan service reference: ntb01-059. The work was performed by a Nissan dealer in arizona. This manufactures defect needs to be recalled by NHTSA and Nissan needs to service these units before it results in additional accidents, fire or fatalities.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 3
Failure Date: 07/07/2008

Ignition coil fails causing misfire in engine. Has happened several times. Part is defective and causes car to run very rough. There is an online petition for the 2000 Nissan Maxima. It cost up to $600 to fix.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 4
Failure Date: 03/20/2008

The contact owns a 2000 Nissan Maxima. While driving approximately 35 mph, the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact immediately took the vehicle to a local mechanic and was informed that the ignition coils failed. The vehicle was repaired at the contact's expense and was informed that many other Nissan owner's were experiencing the same failure for that year, make, and model. Nissan was unable to provide assistance because the repairs had been made by a local mechanic. The failure mileage was 39,131 and current mileage is 39,400. Updated 6/2/08 updated 06/02/08.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 5
Failure Date: 03/18/2008

Nissan-maxima 2000- mileage 39131 - ignition coils went. Went on web and there are countless complaints - same thing. One dealer said if enough people complain Nissan would make it a recall. I went to my local repair man (excellent) I baby my Nissan. Nissan is stonewalling. 3/18/208.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 6
Failure Date: 02/26/2008

Regarding California emissions law- all 6 ignition coils replaced at 51,000 and air flow meter also having to be replaced. Car would not run and kept dying until Nissan replaced parts.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 7
Failure Date: 10/17/2007

Service engine light suddenly came on. Took to service shop where computer diagnosed ignition coil failure. No way to determine which coil is bad. Told to replace all the coils at cost of $1300. Went to internet and found that this is a frequent problem with my make and model car.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 8
Failure Date: 07/27/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that the vehicle shook and made a grumbling noise when started. In addition, the check engine light illuminated. The dealer stated that three of the ignition coils needed to be replaced. The dealer refused to make the repairs unless they were paid for by the contact. The current mileage was 75,000 and failure mileage was 70,000.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 9
Failure Date: 07/26/2007

Ignition coils bad on my '00 Nissan Maxima. According to the dealer, this is a nagging issue with the ignition coils in this model of car.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 10
Failure Date: 04/17/2007

2000 Nissan Maxima ignition coils failure.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 11
Failure Date: 01/06/2007

I am a 2000 Nissan Maxima owner and have had the ignition coils misfire that the dealer wants to $850 to replace. I feel that this repair should be covered by Nissan in the form of a manufacturers recall due to the fact that many other Maxima owners have experienced the same problems and that there is evidence that the original ignition coils are defective. 1) this issue is very common with Maximas and they perform many ignition coil repair/replacements. 2) I have seen on the internet service advisors suggesting to replace all the coils even if only one of them is malfunctioning because they say, "the coils are defective and will all fail eventually". 3)there is a recall petition on the internet with about 2200+ people all having the same problem I understand that Nissan has since issued a new part and part number for all ignition coil replacements, which suggests that the original coils are, in fact, defective. To maintain brand integrity and loyalty, I respectfully submit my complaint and request for a manufacturer's recall. Sincerely, prakash iyer.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 12
Failure Date: 12/18/2006

The contact owns a 2000 Nissan Maxima. The contact claimed to have an ignition coil failure, engine ping, and a decrease in power when accelerating. The contact replaced the ignition coil twice within three months , and could provide repair invoices if needed. The failure mileage was 75200. Consumer states that dealer will not provide copy of diagnostic and c-rt stating only for internal use. Update *4/23/07tr.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 13
Failure Date: 12/05/2006

: the contact stated while driving 50 mph, the vehicle hesitated. An independent mechanic determined that the ignition coils failed.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 14
Failure Date: 12/05/2006

2000 Maxima 55000 miles, service engine soon light came on. Took to dealer was told it needed an ignition coil. They said they cant determine which coil is bad, so all six must be replaced. Total cost. $850. 58 . I work for a Ford dealership, we replace only defective coils, the diagnostic computer tells the mechanic which coil is causing the code. There is an online petition against Nissan for the coil problem, so far 2642 people have signed. Cant this be made a recall and the people who were swindled to pay get the money reimbursed. Ford has done it before. A few years ago the distributor modules were a big problem, lots of people were paid back for money spent. Hopefully something can be done about this.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 15
Failure Date: 11/04/2006

At 45k miles, I had to replace all six ignition coils in my 2000 Nissan Maxima. I also had to replace a single coil approximately 2 years while the car was under warranty. The car was idling rough this time.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 16
Failure Date: 10/31/2006

All six ignition coils failed.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 17
Failure Date: 10/15/2006

Vehicle started running very rough and had eng knock. Brought into a service department and was informed that #2 ignition coil had gone bad. The car was a danger to myself and other drivers due to the fact that it would stall and was very sluggish. I recommend that nissian recall this part due to the dangerous nature. After looking up the problem on different forums there are many many others with this exact problem. I have since replaced the bad ignition coil but it seems to be only temporary as many others can contest that one by one all the ignition coils will keep going bad.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 18
Failure Date: 10/02/2006

Ignition coils failed causing service engine soon light to illuminate. Code was reset after the first time, and on 10-23-06 it returned again with a code of p1320. Engine had misfired between 10-02-06 and 10-23-06 and had exhibited extended cranking time for approximately 1 month before. Starter and battery were replaced before incident. Replacement of starter and batter was likely unnecessary because problem was likely the ignition coils. Car also exhibited loss of power.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 19
Failure Date: 08/01/2006

I have the same engine ignition coil problem as listed throughout your site and the internet by thousands of other 2000 Nissan Maxima owners. The service engine light is on, the car is barely running because of these faulty ignition coils which the dealer recommend I have replaced for over $1000. Nissan refuses to address this defect with a recall. Something needs to happen. First they told it was the spark plugs which I had replaced. Then it was these coils, the car just keeps getting worse daily. Stalling, barely accelerating, can't take it on the highway because it barely moves. Accelerator fails often, sometimes there is no response from pushing the gas pedal down. The fumes coming from the car indicate that gas is being wasted. Also getting terrible gas mileage. Please help.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 20
Failure Date: 07/03/2006

Consumer complaint concerning 2000 Maxima ndis coil defect recall. ***** six ignition coils were replaced.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 21
Failure Date: 05/15/2006

Problems with ignition coils on vehicle. The vehicle's ignition coil failed which caused the service engine soon light to illuminate on the dash.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 22
Failure Date: 05/01/2006

I believe, the engine light problem was there since I bought it because after driving couple of months (1000-1500 miles) the light appeared. First, it will come and go after approx 61,000 miles it became permanent. In 2008 I took the vehicle to Nissan dealership bill kay at downers grove IL paid approx. $2,000 for fixing the problem but after some time it again came up and started flashing. In 2010 again I took it to maineke auto work shop and got the ignition coils changed, silencer/exhaust changed and paid almost $1,200 but again the same problem of engine light came back. The problom goes on and on, recently I got the new battery and took it to the gerald Nissan at ogden Ave. Naperville, IL they said they changed the coils but light came back the very next day. I paid $800. Now they are again mentioning there is a problem with sensor. Please advise and help me with this problem. These cars are suppose to be sturdy and not have such problem so frequently and I am sick and tired of spending money on this car.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 23
Failure Date: 03/30/2006

Ses light comes on constantly, gets annoying, makes you think your not safe like something's wrong. Turns out to be ignition coils. Doing research, found hundreds if not thousands of cases where the 2000 Maxima had ignition coil failure anywhere from 18k to 90k miles. This causes fouled plugs, misfires, failure to start, and loss of power.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 24
Failure Date: 03/04/2006

My 2000 Nissan Maxima constantly knocks and pings when I try to accelerate on the highway or up a hill causing a dangerous condition on a entrance ramp or when attempting to pass. I have been told by Nissan dealers that the ignition coils need to be replaced (for $1000) and there is a technical service bulletin issue by the NHTSA to do so. I consider this a dangerous situation that Nissan should be responsible for and I would like to see a recall to cover the cost of this defeat.

car   Ignition Coils Failure problem 25
Failure Date: 02/25/2006

My 2000 Maxima has 82000 miles on it, and this is the second time I have had to replace ignition coils since I bought the car in December 2004 (with 69000 miles on it). I have learned that this is an incredibly common problem with 2000 Maximas. If I had known I was going to have so many problems, I definitely would have bought a different car. Nissan's ignition coils should be investigated and recalled.

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