Electrical System Problems of Nissan Maxima - part 1

Nissan Maxima owners have reported 186 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system 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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima 1
Failure Date: 05/15/2018

Tl the contact owned a 2004 Nissan Maxima. While the vehicle was parked in the garage at the contact's home, the hood blew up and the front end burst into flames. The contact opened the garage door and extinguished the fire. There were no injuries or property damage. The maintenance indicator illuminated. The vehicle was driven to five star Nissan of florence (311 n cashua dr, florence, SC 29501, 843-628-0032) where it was diagnosed that the speed sensor failed. The contact stated that the insurance company totaled the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 96,149.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Nissan Maxima 2
Failure Date: 03/06/2018

Airbag light keeps flashing. Sensor is defective. Nissan said they dont cover. Its not included on the warranty. Cluster light on dash is blinking on and off making car unsafe to drive.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2016 Nissan Maxima 3
Failure Date: 02/23/2018

Vehicle has heavy fogging of passenger side headlight which has become increasingly evident. The symptom has progressed to the point where it is causing electrical issues in the form of flickering headlights and inconsistent directional signals when the weather conditions are wet enough. This is a safety issue. One photo I have taken reveals what is an apparent internal crack in the assembly. This was not caused by any external forces, impact, etc. It is internal to the assembly.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2014 Nissan Maxima 4
Failure Date: 02/17/2018

Steering lock failure.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2012 Nissan Maxima 5
Failure Date: 02/12/2018

My driver side door the door lock intermittently works. It some times locks and doesn't unlock or doesn't lock at all. Recently it is working less often. Now the back door on the driver side stopped working too. The other day my 6 year got locked in the car and had to unbuckle his car seat to unlock the door. Luckily he wasn't an infant. I read on line that many people are having trouble with their door locks in Nissan/infinity cars.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2008 Nissan Maxima 6
Failure Date: 02/01/2018

My car accelerated causing damage to mailbox, telephones pole and I don't know what else? and myself, along with other people could have been seriously hurt, was driving down the street when a car pulled in front of me, I swerved to keep from hitting them, when I did that my car accelerated to high speed, while my foot was on the brake the whole time and both hands on the stirring wheel while it proceeded to cross the intersection until it came to a stop, foot still on brake while it started to back up slowly back into the intersection I pray to god and then stirred the wheel into the sidewalk and into the back of a pole is where it stopped foot still on brake while the police and ambulance got there. I noticed a week befor it stopped in the middle of me driving it, I thought maybe the key need a new battery so I strarted using the key in the egnition which I usually don't do because of it being a keyless also noticed the seat belt was having issues would not return to its proper place after releasing the belt. ? I know this was a electrical or malfunction and someone needs to find it because I did not mistake the gas for the brake.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Nissan Maxima 7
Failure Date: 11/22/2017

2015 Hyundai genesis sedan. Radio, navigation, xm, tcd/dvd won�t play. Screen comes in and out constantly. Battery drains. On my 2nd battery. Been back and forth to service. 50,000 miles. Hyundai now includes warranty for 2016 models because of these problems???.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Nissan Maxima 8
Failure Date: 11/09/2017

Takata recall driver and passenger windows were both down on 11/9/17 around 8am in the morning. Both driver and passenger window were all the way down. I did leave the doors unlocked or windows down when I went to sleep. The car was stationary on a regular street parked over night.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima 9
Failure Date: 10/28/2017

Engine recall I was driving my car and while I was driving the car caught on fire. I was on highway 62 east in minneapolis mn going the speed limit 60 miles and I look and seen smoke coming from hood and the back of my car from the tail pipes.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Nissan Maxima 10
Failure Date: 10/03/2017

While driving car just stops, no fuel, no power, no power steering, no electrical, nothing everything shuts off. Restart no issues runs for awhile and happened again two more times. So three times total. There is a recall for this NHTSA campaign number: 03v455000. Took it to dealer and they said they don't honor this because it is not a Nissan recall? what?.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2002 Nissan Maxima 11
Failure Date: 09/02/2017

I own a 2002 Nissan Maxima with low miles, approximately 102,000. The engine turns over but does not start. The dealer states that the problem within the electrical harness and behaves as if the alarm remains armed. The dealer stated that he owned the same car around that year and the same thing occurred. The car has been cared for properly over the years and feel the manufacturer should assume some responsibility for the repair.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Nissan Maxima 12
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2002 Nissan Maxima 13
Failure Date: 06/18/2017

Airbags didn't deploy after front end collision. (June 2017) pictures after accident available.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2000 Nissan Maxima 14
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 2016 Nissan Maxima 15
Failure Date: 03/28/2017

Takata recall I was traveling down highway 121 at about 70 miles an hour cruise control is set the lady in front of me slammed on the brakes I intern slammed on mine and my car did not stop until hitting her the brakes seem to have that like they weren�t stopping the brake pedal went all the way to the floor in the car made a really really awkward awkward sound I did end up with a little damage on my front bumper no injuries and had to make an insurance claim for her bumper. My power steering in my vehicle also goes in and out and no leak has been found.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2005 Nissan Maxima 16
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 17
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.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2016 Nissan Maxima 18
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 19
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 2008 Nissan Maxima 20
Failure Date: 01/02/2017

My airbag light stays on when I'm driving and I'm sure it is faulty. Also the light indicator for my tire pressure stays on even though I've put adequate air in the tire. This occurs while the car is motion and when it is not in motion.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2009 Nissan Maxima 21
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 22
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 23
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 24
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 25
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.


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