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Electrical System Problems of Nissan Maxima - part 1

Nissan Maxima owners have reported 172 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Nissan Maxima 1
Failure Date: 07/29/2017

The car, while driving, reverts back to idle rpm and pressing the gas pedal does not propel the car. This happened after being repaired by Nissan. On another occasion it completely lost power while driving.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2000 Nissan Maxima 2
Failure Date: 05/30/2017

Car was in motion when it lost power and stalled the dashboard has no light and battery is charged than when driving the car it drains and shuts off .

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 3
Failure Date: 03/11/2017

Prior owner reported issues with abs rear sensor, and having to disconnect fuse. Vehicle was taken to Nissan dealer for service weeks ago, I authorized diagnostic fee and was notified that computer reports rear right abs sensor being defective and needing to be replaced at a total cost a little over $550. Driving from dealer, the vehicle has reduced acceleration out of nowhere to a point where I have not driven car until I proceed with repairs at dealer. Since re-connecting fuse that powers abs. . . At times I have found the car battery drained. After jump starting vehicle, permitting battery to charge,,, after turning off car I would hear the abs pump (on firewall, passenger side) on and not turn off unless I remove the fuse again. If abs is not standard in all vehicles, why is it that it cannot be completely disabled without negatively effecting other systems, but more importantly braking and electrical.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2016 Nissan Maxima 4
Failure Date: 02/28/2017

The contact owns a 2016 Nissan Maxima. While driving 50-55 mph and attempting to accelerate, the vehicle stalled. The contact lost power steering, power brakes, and other electrical functions. The contact stated that the failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed, but the mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure. The contact stated that the dealer replaced the valve assembly, seal lip, strainer assembly, clip, oil pan gasket, o-ring seal, washer drain, and ns-3 cvt transmission; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 13,131.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2016 Nissan Maxima 5
Failure Date: 01/19/2017

In late November 2016 the abs and other warning lights on my 2016 Nissan Maxima began intermittently appearing on the dashboard. I notified the dealership and was told to mention it during the next service appointment which was scheduled for December 27. At the appointment I was notified of several recalls and the vehicle was kept overnight. When I picked it up the next day the service department indicated that they could not reproduce the issue. I was also notified that there was a recall on an abs brake actuator pump however the part was back ordered from Nissan. The service department asked me and to take a picture of the dash if the indicator lights appeared again. Approximately 1 week later the lights reappeared and I took the attached photo. I notified the dealership and they indicated they would look at it when the recall part was installed and would schedule an appointment once the part arrived. On January 19, 2017 the car caught fire after sitting for over 2 hours and burned to a total loss. At no time was I notified that the recall was a fire hazard. Since the incident I have filed a case with Nissan however they have taken over a month to respond and by the time they inspect the vehicle it will be over 45 days. The vehicle has been inspected by my insurance company and all indicators point to a defective part.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Nissan Maxima 6
Failure Date: 01/03/2017

The steering wheel lock locks and doesn't allow you to start your vehicle. This is very dangerous as I live in minnesota and had the sterrring lock trigger which left me stranded in fridged temperatures. This is a safety issue as it happen with out notice and could cause harm or death by not being able to start your vehicle. This happens when the car is placed in park and the ignition is disengaged.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Nissan Maxima 7
Failure Date: 12/28/2016

Stopped at conveniance store and shut car off. Tried to restart car and it won't start. Had it towed to the dealer ship where I bought it. Found that it was the steering lock that had failed. Cost to replace was 1300 dollars. Found out this is a high failure part and should have been recalled.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Nissan Maxima 8
Failure Date: 12/24/2016

Vehicle won't start at times. Has stranded my wife multiple times. Each time required a jump. Thought was battery, so replaced. Continued to fail. This last time wife tried to turn wheel a bit while locked and vehicle was able to be started again, she avoided being stranded once again. Known issue with Nissan.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Nissan Maxima 9
Failure Date: 12/11/2016

The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that there was a progressing failure in which the key was unable to turn over to start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for further inspection and diagnosis to determine the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Nissan Maxima 10
Failure Date: 12/10/2016

The electronic steering column lock went out and I was unable to start my car. I had to have the car towed to the dealership for which I had to pay $1,100 to get a problem fixed I never even heard of. There was an extended warranty on this part that "expired" a year and a half ago. Nissan never recalled this part that is clearly a problem.


 
car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Nissan Maxima 11
Failure Date: 11/26/2016

Got in car leaving from gym the steering wheel was locked could not move it. Called dealer who told me to hold key fob over car ignition did not resolve situation. I had to have it towed . I got on line to research about this locking mechanism and have discovered that this is a known issue with millions of consumer complaints to this very issue this is a known issue with millions of complaints being filed against Nissan for this situation. Apparently there should have been a recall on this internal steering wheel lock mechanism however Nissan has passed the cost of the faulty component onto the unexpecting consumer. This cost me $1000. 00 . Shame on you Nissan. Thank god I was not in motion.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Nissan Maxima 12
Failure Date: 11/14/2016

Front doors, driver and passenger sides, do not open; fail to open intermittently, making a noise as if the door lock are trying to open. Driver was stuck inside car which could be a safety hazard.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima 13
Failure Date: 10/05/2016

On October 5, 2016 my husband came home from pt and parked the car under our carport. When he got out of the car there was not signs of smoke or any warning lights on in the car. He came in the house and started to get dressed and about 10 mintues later our neighbor was knocking on the door" screaming your car is on fire". The fire department was called out to put out the fire and after it was out they found that the fire started in the engine and ruled it an electrical fire. I called nna and explained what happened, sent photos, the police report, and fire report and they stated that it would take 6 weeks for them to even decide if they would investigate and that they would not help with any fees to have the car preserved. We live on a military base so we had to have the car towed away so that military housing could assess the damage that was done to the carport and we can not afford to pay daily for having the car sit at a tow yard while Nissan decides if the will even investigate the cause of the fire. I really feel like there should be a class action against Nissan because with all these complaints this can't just be isolated incidents.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Nissan Maxima 14
Failure Date: 08/11/2016

I was on the highway headed to nashville,tennessee. I had beem driving aproximately 45 minutes when my gas pedal stop working on me. The car started slowing down and I start pulling over to get outbof other cars ways. The breaks were still working but the gas was not working. I turned the car on and off and still no gas but alll of the sudden all the lights came on so I had no choice but to call my insurance for roadside assistance. I have never had or heard of an issue like this.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Nissan Maxima 15
Failure Date: 06/13/2016

My 2009 Nissan Maxima is no longer starting and the brake and steering wheel have locked. It does not recognize that I have a key even though I do. Any attempt to start the vehicle results in a sporadic tick tick or screeching type noise for lack of a better word.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Nissan Maxima 16
Failure Date: 05/09/2016

Escl part is defective. Makes car completely inoperable. Manufacturer knows original part is defective but no recall. Extended warranty has expired and now part cost has doubled. Part was $380 but now is $680 with a slightly different part number. Cost doubled after warranty expired!.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Nissan Maxima 17
Failure Date: 04/01/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that while attempting to enter the vehicle or when inside the vehicle, the ¿ no key¿ warning indicator illuminated. As a result, the contact was unable to start the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Nissan Maxima 18
Failure Date: 03/17/2016

Steering lock box repair. Extended warranty was issued & needs to be extended indefinitely. This is a manufacturer defect. Consumers will experience this inconvenience at different lifecycles of the vehicle & should be given the same reimbursements/courtesy as other 2009 Nissan Maxima or altima owners.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Nissan Maxima 19
Failure Date: 02/20/2016

Electronic steering column lock. 41. 4 k miles on car. Parked car, went to start, key light went on and the car was immobilized. Towed to dealership, filed a report with Nissan. Warranty extension specific to this issue no longer available by 6 months. $1,071 repair denied by Nissan because it was out of warranty. Could have been major safety issue if I was stuck in a remote location.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Nissan Maxima 20
Failure Date: 02/19/2016

Parked vehicle would not recognize energized fob start signal, requiring tow to dealership, replacement of steering lock assembly (parts cost $744. 68). At 64,247 mi (out of warrantee), issue is of design without emergency mechanical starting procedure, extreme cost of replacement, unforeseen failure not due to operator.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 21
Failure Date: 02/12/2016

"tamara inflators" seat belts didn't lock or light did not come on. Smashed body all the way to back seat bottom to ground. Engine was idling very high felt/sound as if we were going 60 but only was going 40. No air bags came on. Brakes grinding. Back window blew out and tires flat in back. . Windows slow on drivers side. When the sheriff tahoe hit us at 80mph on u. S. 40 greenfield in was in the shop at j&m truck an trailer on the west side of indianapolis having the oil leaked fixed and tires all fixed and rotors and lights by [xxx] a couple months prior. I had my little girl in the back seat as well where sheriff hit and ran. I uploaded a before and after picture. VIN#[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Nissan Maxima 22
Failure Date: 02/04/2016

The steering wheel lock unit failed making the car not start leaving my wife stranded at a convenience store on a cold night. Nissan knows this is a widespread problem but is still letting its customers foot the $1000 bill for their poor design. It is a safety problem when it leaves my wife stranded!.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Nissan Maxima 23
Failure Date: 01/31/2016

Luckily in the driveway after loading car for food bank delivery, I tried to start but no light asking to press foot on brake to start came on was my first clue something was wrong. Key locks/unlocks/open trunk/alarm works but will not start engine. "key warning light" comes on. Tried both keys but nothing. Disconnected/reconnected battery without success. Steering wheel is unlocked. Insert fob to try & start manually but nothing. My neighbor is a local mechanic & came over to help. Stumped him so I guess I will be calling to get a tow to dealership in the morning after unloading food bank donations! after reading several hundred complaints about this issue in just a matter of few minutes, I am sure there are hundreds of thousand Nissan unsatisfied customers who have had to deal with this. Step up Nissan & do the right thing. I do not have $1000 to fix this problem. We also have an altima so wondering when that will go too. No more Nissans for us!.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2010 Nissan Maxima 24
Failure Date: 01/26/2016

Key lock will not allow car to start or turn ignition.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Nissan Maxima 25
Failure Date: 01/15/2016

2012 Maxima s with door lock/unlock problem. Noticed it about a month ago. Key fob wouldn't lock/unlock the doors. Then about a week later the door lock/unlock button started working sporadically. A few days ago when dropping my daughter off for school she had trouble opening the back door to get out. Not only is this frustrating but now it's a safety hazard as well. As of right now my doors would not lock this morning. This is very frustrating and unsafe especially since there has been car breakins in my neighborhood. I have not taken the car in yet to officially see what the problem is.

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