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2001 Nissan Maxima - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2001 Nissan Maxima

205 problems have been reported for the 2001 Nissan Maxima. The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for 2001 Nissan Maxima. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling with 35 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (28 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2001 Nissan Maxima

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2001 Nissan Maxima in the United States are 100,813 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Nissan Maxima owners in the last 16 years is 205, and the age of the vehicle is 16, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 205 / 100,813 / 16 * 1000 = 0.13.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Nissan Maxima model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2001 Nissan Maxima in 2001.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2001
12
  2002
10
  2003
17
  2004
17
  2005
19
  2006
19
  2007
17
  2008
10
  2009
11
  2010
13
  2011
7
  2012
3
  2013
13
  2014
6
  2015
8
  2016
9
  2017
0

small car iamge Compare the 2001 Nissan Maxima with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Nissan Maxima, the following table can be used to compare the 2001 Nissan Maxima with the Nissan Maxima from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2001 Maxima is 205 while the average number of problems reported for the 22 model years of the Nissan Maxima is 282.

Table 3. Compare the 2001 Nissan Maxima with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Maxima
2
  2016 Maxima
39
  2015 Maxima
2
  2014 Maxima
30
  2013 Maxima
26
  2012 Maxima
56
  2011 Maxima
63
  2010 Maxima
306
  2009 Maxima
338
  2008 Maxima
76
  2007 Maxima
150
  2006 Maxima
694
  2005 Maxima
1,105
  2004 Maxima
1,666
  2003 Maxima
198
  2002 Maxima
232
  2001 Maxima
205
  2000 Maxima
456
  1999 Maxima
212
  1998 Maxima
129
  1997 Maxima
121
  1996 Maxima
116


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