Nissan Maxima owners have reported 6 problems related to door latch (under the latches/locks/linkage category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Nissan Maxima based on all problems reported for the Maxima.
My 2004 Nissan Maxima 3. 5sl has a unreliable response from the passenger power door lock. It only lock and unlock partially, which I believe it is a critical safety issue and somewhat disappointing to see on a brand car like Maxima.
See all problems of the 2004 Nissan Maxima.
The second automatic door lock has gone out on my vehicle. Now the passenger drivers side rear door will not unlock automatically. Since the only way to lock and unlock the door is from the inside (no door lock for key on outside) this potentially creates a dangerous situation with my family and the need to get small children in or out of the vehicle that are required to ride in the back with child seats by state law.
See all problems of the 2005 Nissan Maxima.
Several times, as I have been driving down the road, the power locks (on every door) in my car suddenly unlock. At other times, only the front two doors unlock. Immediately before this occurs, I can hear the power controls on each door make an electrical noise as if an electrical malfunction is occurring. All four of my power windows also intermittently malfunction and refuse to roll down (while at other times they work perfectly). The lock defect creates a dangerous situation as my children who are riding in the can then exit the car.
See all problems of the 1999 Nissan Maxima.
I locked my car when underway. When I stopped and attempted to open my driver's door, the door would not unlock even though the door lock indicated it was unlocked. I could not open the door manually and exited through the window. The door would not unlock manually from the outside. I called my road service and they could not get the door to open. I am taking the car to the dealer but must enter through the window.
See all problems of the 2003 Nissan Maxima.
I own a 2000 Nissan Maxima. Since the purchase in 2000 we have had several problems with the electrical. Blown fuses, ignition coils replaced, etc. When my power windows stopped working, then my door locks, then my lights I decided to take it to an independant mechanic. Under the driver's seat there are 3 motors, all with wiring. The wiring was run in such a way that wires had been rubbed & pressed against metal partsf of the vehicle, leaving bare wires exposed. So, when you would sit on the seat the wires would touch metal and short out. I feel fortunate that I was not a victim of a fire beneath the seat which I believe would have been the ultimate outcome. I think this should be checked out to see if it is a common problem with this year and make of vehicle. 2000 Nissan Maxima se. Thank you.
See all problems of the 2000 Nissan Maxima.
In cold weather door latch refused to engage.
See all problems of the 1997 Nissan Maxima.