Battery Problems of Nissan Maxima



Nissan Maxima owners have reported 14 problems related to battery (under the electrical system category).

car image   Battery problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 1
Failure Date: 08/04/2011

There are numerous complaints in the NHTSA database about the 2005 Nissan Maxima!!! 2005 Nissan Maxima purchased new in 2004. The car keeps making sudden violent jerking movements while driving creating a potential hazard for a car accident. When this happens I have to pull over and restart the car. I can not drive the car on major highways and can not go more that 35mph. The car feels like it is slipping when attempting to drive after being at a stop. There is a long hesitation before the car begins to drive after being put in gear to drive. It also jerks forward suddenly when it does decide to move. Sometimes the car won't move when attempting to accelerate. At stop lights I have to shift gears at times to get it to move. Another incident included the car not stopping. I had to move it into first gear to get it to stop. The car jerks backwards when reversing. When these problems started the car was taken to Nissan because we suspected a transmission problem. They told us it was not the transmission but instead motor mounts,rods, and bolts. I spent almost $3,000 to repair it and the problem still continued. Now, I am being told that it is the transmission and given an estimate of $3100. Nissan has diagnosed this problem. We discovered that there are thousands of other consumers with the same complaint for the 2004-2005 Maxima. This indicates that this is a common problem that Nissan is actually aware of. The battery has also had to be replaced 3times. The power doors no longer work neither does the sun roof. I have to drive to get to work and to get the kids to school. I do not like to drive with my kids in the car for fear that the car will not stop again or that there will be a collision because of the jerky movements and the cars hesitation. Nissan has been contacted. No resolution has been offered at this time.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 2
Failure Date: 08/04/2011

2005 Nissan Maxima purchased new in 2004. The car keeps making sudden violent jerking movements while driving creating a potential hazard for a car accident. When this happens I have to pull over and restart the car. I can not drive the car on major highways and can not go more that 35mph. The car feels like it is slipping when attempting to drive after being at a stop. There is a long hesitation before the car begins to drive after being put in gear to drive. It also jerks forward suddenly when it does decide to move. Sometimes the car won't move when attempting to accelerate. At stop lights I have to shift gears at times to get it to move. Another incident included the car not stopping. I had to move it into first gear to get it to stop. The car jerks backwards when reversing. When these problems started the car was taken to Nissan because we suspected a transmission problem. They told us it was not the transmission but instead motor mounts,rods, and bolts. I spent almost $3,000 to repair it and the problem still continued. Now, I am being told that it is the transmission and given an estimate of $3100. Nissan has diagnosed this problem. We discovered that there are thousands of other consumers with the same complaint for the 2004-2005 Maxima. This indicates that this is a common problem that Nissan is actually aware of. The battery has also had to be replaced 3times. The power doors no longer work neither does the sun roof. I have to drive to get to work and to get the kids to school. I do not like to drive with my kids in the car for fear that the car will not stop again or that there will be a collision because of the jerky movements and the the cars hesitation. Nissan has been contacted. No resolution has been offered at this time. Car is still at the dealership.

car image   Battery problem of the 2006 Nissan Maxima 3
Failure Date: 12/28/2009

I own a 2006 Nissan Maxima I am the original owner I have approximately 60,000 miles on it and have had to replace the battery 6 times 2 from Nissan and the other 4 from my local repair shop.

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car image   Battery problem of the 1996 Nissan Maxima 4
Failure Date: 09/18/2009

My 1996 Nissan Maxima caught on fire by itself in the midnight, and it was almost completely destroyed by the fire. I received the vehicle from my friend as a gift, which was in a very good condition. And I also paid the buckner's auto service center at knoxville, TN for checking the car in detail and getting it repaired. But 8 days after, the car was on fire. During the 8 days, the car was parked in the parking lot in front of my apartment, and nobody ever touched the car. It's cloudy or rainy in all these days. Though fortunately my wife and I were safe, we were really scared and my wife was afraid of vehicles from then on. We have arrived at the u. S less than 2 months, and this incident almost completely disrupted our lives. The following is the description from the knoxville police department crime report: the vehicle had not been driven for eight days. Interviewed car owner, who states he has been in the us for about one month, and had received the vehicle as a gift from a friend. He said that he had taken the car for repairs and to be serviced at buchners auto repair on 9/8/2009 and had an invoice of the work performed. He said that the car had not been driven since then because he was still in the process of obtaining his driver license. There was only an 8 mile difference the invoice mileage and the cars odometer reading. Investigation of the vehicle revealed an engine compartment fire. The car was locked and hood was secure when eng 12 arrived. Then had to force the hood since the cable did not function due to fire damage. Areas of high heat were indicated on the hood over the battery and fuel/air intake locations. Also of note was that the cooling fans were destroyed and one had fallen to the ground. This fire is considered to accidental and the cause to be a mechanical or electrical malfunction. The owner does not have insurance on the vehicle. Suggested that the owner take photos and contact buchners to check for any recalls or to's for this vehicle.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2006 Nissan Maxima 5
Failure Date: 09/12/2008

As I turned on the ignition the battery exploded. The car had been sitting aprox. 5 minutes before the incident. I had driven aprox. 15 miles before stopping. I turned off the ignition and waited a minute or so to let the small amount of smoke to clear. I opened the hood and observed the battery. I was split in several places. The two cell covers were off the battery. The imprint of the battery cap top was left on the underside of the hood. The hood had a small dent up from the under side. It looks as if the other cap hit the underside of the hood where the information sticker is located, there is no insulating protection in that small area of the hood. The car was towed to the Nissan dealership. The battery was replaced at my expense. The engine compartment was sprayed off. I was told the battery was out of warranty. I asked what could be done about the hood. I was told that nothing could be done because of the lapsed warranty.

car image   Battery problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima 6
Failure Date: 09/18/2006

I have had numerous problems with my 2004 Nissan Maxima. I have had to replace tires, have had the vehicle in the shop for the check engine light coming numerous times; have paid to have the battery replaced because the car suddenly stalled; have had the catalytic converter replaced because of one of the check engine light trips to the dealer. Most recently, I replaced the front and back brakes due to what I thought was normal wear and tear. A month later, the abs brake system fails, and I am told that is not under warranty, and the charge will be $1,645. The car is only two years old. I am at the dealer at least once, sometimes twice a month. I used to be the biggest cheerleader for Nissan. I had a 1991 Nissan Maxima that I bought used with 173,000 miles on it. That car was on the road until it had more than 300,000. Now I feel like I purchased a lemon. I bought a new car because I didn't want the headaches that come along with a used car. I took my car to the dealer on September 18th because something weird going on with the brakes. I had had the brakes changed about a month before that, I knew that they were in good condition. I received a call later that day telling me that my abs brake system was bad and needed to be replaced. And that I would need to cover the cost because the part was no longer under warranty. I contact Nissan north America to lodge a complaint on September 19th to see if they would cover the cost for the abs system failing, because I don't think that I should have to cover a major repair like that on a 2 year old car. I was told that a regional specialist would call me back within 24 hours. 2 days passed without a return call. I called again on the 22, and again on the 25th with no response. L believe that Nissan is aware of all of the manufacturing defects with the Maxima and by not responding hope that consumers will go ahead and pay for the repairs over and over again because they are afraid to drive an unsafe car.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 7
Failure Date: 07/31/2006

The contact owns a 2005 Nissan Maxima. The dealer repaired the vehicle under NHTSA campaign id number 05v512000 (seats:front assembly:power adjust). Since the repair was performed, the vehicle has begun to fail and the engine shuts off. The dealer stated that they replaced two wires under the driver's seat. The vehicle was at the dealer for over thirty days. The contact observed that the mileage increased by more than 1,300 miles and the carpet was dyed a different color. She also noticed holes in the sunroof slider and discovered that the dealer ordered a replacement without her knowing. The dealer stated that since she was dissatisfied with the repairs, they would have the manufacturer replace the sunroof liner. The dealer also ordered a part for the steering column and replaced the battery. While driving approximately 35 mph, the brakes began to fail and the contact was unable to shift gears. The battery would not hold a charge and the engine shut off. The vehicle was not able to be restarted. The service manager stated that they would not assist her in repairing the vehicle. The current mileage was 125,000 and the failure mileage was unavailable.

car image   Battery problem of the 2001 Nissan Maxima 8
Failure Date: 07/06/2006

7/6/06 smelled strange odor 30 minutes later my 2001 Nissan Maxima lost total power in the fast lane, all gauges went to zero, heard a hissing sound as I dodged trucks going by at 80 mph as I coasted to the right shoulder. I opened the hood and the battery was squirting fluid out of all the vent caps. I called the nearest dealer in wilkes-barre, PA and they told me they couldn't even look at the car for a week! I made the decision to tow it to brenner Nissan in mechanicsburg,PA(90 miles, $346 tow bill). They made an initial inspection 7/7 and determined I have an electrical problem! I have gathered information on Nissan Maxima problems and will meet with the dealer 7/10 to determine how this problem will be diagnosed without incurring $1000's in service charges. They seemed unwilling to replace the battery and then see what else was broke.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2002 Nissan Maxima 9
Failure Date: 10/07/2004

I drive the car to wherever I am going, park it and when I return it will not start. I jump start the car and it may not happen for several weeks. This has been happening since I owned the vehicle. I am on my fourth battery since owning the vehicle. This is a temporary fix and will last a few months and the same thing will start to happen. They did a diagnosis and could not find anything.

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car image   Battery problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima 10
Failure Date: 06/01/2004

I have had problems with my 2004 Nissan Maxima since purchasing it brand new. Within 60 days of purchasing the car, I had to take it back to the dealership due to a malfunction with the brakes. I have spent over $1,500 since keeping the brakes and rotors repaired. I am on my fourth set of tires and have had three alignments and my front end inspected. I have had to replace an engine mount. In 2006 my air conditioner went out and I spent over $500 having that repaired. Now I am in need of a new transmission because there is internal damage due to the clutch slipping even though it is an automatic car. I have two friends with the same model/year car and they have experienced similar or the same problems. Once of my friends just replaced his transmission in his 2004 Maxima. This car has cost me at least $5,000 in repairs since I have purchased it and I have never ever received a recall notice on anything. I know that Nissan is well aware of the defects in the 2004 Maxima, but are not owning up to their responsibility in taking care of all of the problems that I have read about and talked about with different 2004 Maxima owners. I have also had the battery replaced twice. The body style of the car is beautiful, but the car itself is a piece of crap due to poor mechanics.


 
car image   Battery problem of the 2000 Nissan Maxima 11
Failure Date: 09/01/2003

The remote that controlled the door locks malfunctioned. When the remote was close to the vehicle it caused the truck to pop open unexpectedly. The remote's battery was changed but the problem persisted. Nissan customer affairs was contacted.

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car image   Battery problem of the 1996 Nissan Maxima 12
Failure Date: 05/03/1996

Battery replaced.

car image   Battery problem of the 1998 Nissan Maxima 13

The battery was constantly drained and the interior lights were dim.

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car image   Battery problem of the 1998 Nissan Maxima 14

Battery exploded when starting vehicle. Battery was replaced by dealer in February 2002. The dealer has inspected vehicle. Please provide further information.


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