Wiring problems of the 2001 Nissan Maxima



Four problems related to wiring have been reported for the 2001 Nissan Maxima.

car   Wiring problem 1
Failure Date: 07/23/2011

The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Maxima se. The contact was driving 65 mph when the vehicle lost power as the engine started to smoke. The vehicle coasted to a complete stop but was restarted later and then taken to the dealer. The contact stated that the failure was a recurring issue and the dealer had previously made repairs to the idle air control valve and the wiring for the idle control valve, to no avail. The vehicle was not further repaired and the failure persisted. The current and failure mileage was 73,000.

car   Wiring problem 2
Failure Date: 11/17/2010

2001 Nissan Maxima exhibiting difficulty starting 3-4 times, then dying at idle. Then it would start, but die when put in gear. We had it towed to dealer - they say "bad engine mounts" caused the wiring harness to short out, destroying it, the ecm, and the iac valve. They quote 3875 to repair, and say that sometimes when this happens the air fuel meter needs replacing too. From reading other reports, I doubt the "bad engine mounts" story. This sounds like an issue that has happened identically on this make/model year. We also have unexplained abs and traction control warning lights, that came on simultaneously a few months ago along with the check engine light. They replaced the air fuel meter which fixed the engine light. I suspect the harness was deteriorated then, caused the afm to fail and the phony warning lights, and now it has deteriorated further. Car has been well maintained, serviced regularly, dealer said nothing about engine mounts when in for the afm replacement a few months ago. We did not have a fire, and when the car died in traffic we got the police there quickly to control traffic, but only after several near rear-end collisions. As a known issue with risk of fire or accident, this should be escalated.

car   Wiring problem 3
Failure Date: 02/14/2005

The truck was parked and caught on fire. The fire was coming from the engine compartment. Driver was able to extinguish the fire. No injuries reported. Driver contacted the dealer for an appointment.

car   Wiring problem 4
Failure Date: 07/24/2002

Consumer turned off engine and noticed smoke, the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was determined that the wire on the electronic motor mount wiring caught on fire and burned.