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Service Engine Light On Problems of Nissan Maxima



Nissan Maxima owners have reported 21 problems related to service engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Nissan Maxima 1
Failure Date: 06/02/2014

I pulled out of my complex I had only driven 1/4 of a mile at a rate of 40 mph and my vehicle started running very rough the service engine soon light started flashing and all the sudden my vehicle lost power I was unable to control the steering and very hard to brake. I pulled the vehicle off the road. I was able to get the vehicle going again so I drove right back home. I referenced my owners manuel and it stated when the check engine soon light is flashing to take the vehicle to the nearest service facility. I had my vehicle towed to the service department the next day. The service dept notified me that I need a new engine. They stated this is very unusual and that the problem was not my fault and when they took the top part of the engine off my motor is very clean and they can tell that I took great car of my vehicle. I contacted Nissan to see if they would cover the repair since the vehicle is just 3,000 miles out of warranty. Approx 48 hrs later Nissan called to advise me they can't help me with the cost of my repairs over $9,000. This is very dangerous and needless to say very unfair for the consumer.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima 2
Failure Date: 09/15/2012

The car started shaking and would not accelerate, the service engine soon light was now displayed. Need to get off the road and have it towed. The ground wire was broken off the transmission and caused the computer to short out as well as all of the six ignition coils as too much voltage was sent to the coils. Nissan knows about the problem but did not issue any recall. This can also cause a fire in the car if the wires heat up and catch the evap system; therefore I would recommend issuing a recall of this problem.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima 3
Failure Date: 05/15/2012

The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that after starting vehicle, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact restarted the vehicle and the vehicle remained on fifth gear as the contact was unable to shift gears. The service engine warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the repair shop where the crank shaft sensor was replaced. The failure recurred and the engine warning light illuminated. The manufacturer was not made aware of failure. The current mileage was 130,000. The failure mileage was 128,000. The VIN was unavailable.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Nissan Maxima 4
Failure Date: 06/23/2011

I purchased a 2006 Nissan Maxima in February 2011. . When I purchased the car it appeared to be in good running condition. . There were a few visible problems such as the headlights,running light,power seats, or windows weren't working properly. . That problem was fixed and the owner agreed to fix the brakes and the remainder of the problems however almost a year later my anti brake light is still on & the dealership have not made any attempt to fix my car. 4months after having the car the speedometer stopped working and the odometer,the gas gauge goes back & forth,the service engine light remains on and the car jerks while driving and sometimes when shifting the car out of drive into reverse it jerks hard. I have quite a few friends who have Maxima's also and have the same problem with their cars. . It's obvious it's a defect with the transmissions,speed gauge & so many other defects with these cars. Somewhere there has to be someone who can help myself as well as others who are experiencing these problems. I have read far too many complaints about these particular cars. The cost to repair these cars are expensive & not to mention the cost to have your transmission replaced & on top of all that you are still responsible for paying your car note. Hopefully soon there will be a solution to this problem. Thanks in advance!!!.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima 5
Failure Date: 03/12/2011

Same as everyone else with the same make and model. Car rpm's go way high and then jerks and goes into gear. Happens after the car is warmed up. Does not happen on the highway but it does happen getting off an exit. Downshifting from gears 3 to 2 the car jerks and hesitates almost giving me whiplash. I went to a Nissan dealer to have the problem diagnosed but the test can back with no problems because the service engine light is not on. This car is not safe to drive but it is my only way of transportation so I have to keep driving it. Nissan needs to own up to there mistake and have the car recalled. I am not the only one having this problem. . Please help us out and do the right thing to make our cars safer to drive. . Thank you.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima 6
Failure Date: 01/13/2011

For the past 2 months my 2004 Nissan Maxima has, at periodic times, starts puttering like it is about to stall, then service engine light comes on. Does this for either a few miles or my entire trip. It also jerks very hard when changing gears, ex from reverse to drive. With in the last month the transmission now feels like it is slipping. Recently, got stuck at a red light in a very busy city district b/c my car was fine but then would not move, finally jerked back to life & started going but at the next stop light did the same thing. I have been doing tons of reading on this & it seems like 2004 Nissan Maximas have a horrible reputation on their transmissions. I believe do to all of these complaints a recall needs to be done as soon as possible. I cannot afford to keep throwing thousand of dollars on a car that I have always serviced properly & until I hot the 100k mileage mark never had a problem with. This car is dangerous to drive due to the severe jerking while changing gears, stalling out, etc. Please look into ASAP. Thanks.


car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 1999 Nissan Maxima 7
Failure Date: 06/09/2010

1999 Nissan Maxima. Service engine soon light displayed at approximately 140k miles. Computer diagnostics indicated replacement of knock sensor. Replaced by independent Nissan mechanic. Light reappeared 1 week later. Mechanic checked electrical harness and found it to be okay. Due to known issues with Maxima ignition coils all 6 were replaced by same independent Nissan mechanic. Service engine light came on while driving away from mechanic. Diagnostics was vague, general message. Took vehicle to Nissan dealership. Dealer indicated that using after market coils was the problem but could not promise that using official Nissan parts would resolve the problem. Contacted Nissan national office, but the corporate office refuses to take ownership of the problem. The customer representative indicated there was a known issue with interference with the coils but Nissan would not replace the coils. Replacing parts and diagnostics from 3 mechanics in addition to the Nissan dealership cost over $2000. 00. At present, the service engine light remains on with the vague code and Nissan has no idea of how to resolve the problem.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Nissan Maxima 8
Failure Date: 03/04/2010

2003 Nissan Maxima. Consumer stated the vehicle stalled several times for no apparent reason nearly causing an accident. Soon after, the service engine soon light illuminated on the dashboard. The consumer then went to a mechanic who informed him, the problem was a recall issue. The consumer contacted Nissan and was told nothing was coming up in their computer. The consumer paid for the repairs out of pocket, after Nissan could not help him. The consumer stated he is the original owner of the vehicle and never received a recall notice.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 1999 Nissan Maxima 9
Failure Date: 11/01/2009

1999 Nissan Maxima, ignition coil failure and service engine soon light on. Car looses pickup, rough idling and knocking.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Nissan Maxima 10
Failure Date: 10/29/2009

Failure to start, service engine light soon on -- took to svc station, did diagnostic bad camshaft position sensor.


 
car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Nissan Maxima 11
Failure Date: 10/01/2009

The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Maxima. While driving 40 mph the service engine warning light illuminated on the instrument control panel, and then the vehicle stalled. He was able to restart the vehicle, but it stalled four times afterwards. The vehicle was taken to a local repair facility and a mechanic concluded that the cam-shaft position sensor failed. He notified the dealer in reference to recall# 03v455000 (engine and engine cooling). He was advised that since his vehicle identification number was excluded from the recall, he was ineligible for a free remedy. No repairs were made. He was in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure and current mileages were 117,482.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Nissan Maxima 12
Failure Date: 09/01/2009

The contact owns a 2003 Nissan Maxima. The service engine warning light illuminated on the instrument control panel and the vehicle stalled. The manufacturer was notified in reference to recall # 03v455000 (engine and engine cooling). He was advised that since his vehicle identification number was excluded from the recall, he was ineligible for a free remedy. No repairs were made. The failure mileage was 92, 000 . The current mileage was 93,000.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 1999 Nissan Maxima 13
Failure Date: 06/19/2007

My 1999 Nissan Maxima se had one coil replaced in 2003. This year I replaced the alternator as well. My airbag light flashes constantly and my clock goes in and out of service. My service engine soon light came on and the car runs very rough. When idling it sounds like a choking piece of crap and on the hills the light flashes. I was told I had a bad coil again and took it for a diagnostic that said multiple misfire and replace all six coils. I have read complaint after complaint about coils. When I bought my Maxima new I thought I was buying a car that was reliable but I am hearing that coil replacement is the rule not the exception. I also have rear brake noise. . . . Since year three of owning the car. I have replaced two sets of brake pads as well.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 1999 Nissan Maxima 14
Failure Date: 05/15/2007

My 1999 Nissan Maxima will display service engine soon light and cannot be reset. I have replaced the ignition coils and spark plugs plus the air temp sensor. This code p1320 is always on and there seems to be many other Nissan owners with this problem.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Nissan Maxima 15
Failure Date: 02/07/2006

2001 Nissan Maxima : in December 2004 service engine light came on and I pulled code p0420. Vehicle was under 80,000 emissions warranty. Dealer "reprogrammed the ecm". Feb 2007 at 81,800 miles, but within the 96 month warranty, same code appears, however now dealer says that O2 sensor and catalytic converter are bad. Dealer says O2 sensor damaged catalytic converter, yet no code appeared for the O2 sensor, and vehicle was only driven less than 2 days with light on. In process of dealing with Nissan north America for replacement. Also, vehicle was new out of alignment, and alignment was never perfect.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Nissan Maxima 16
Failure Date: 09/15/2005

: the contact stated there was a recall NHTSA campaign 01v357000 concerning the engine. However, the recall did not correct the problem. The service engine light continued to illuminate which caused the contact to fail inspection. Although the vehicle displayed no obvious problems, the contact took the vehicle to an independent repair shop. The repair shop performed a diagnostic test, which detected a problem with the crank shaft position sensors. Both crank shaft sensors were replaced as were the previous sensors as indicated in the recall. The manufacturer offered no reimbursement because the repair was not performed at an authorized dealership. Updated 2/7/2006 -.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Nissan Maxima 17
Failure Date: 11/01/2004

The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Maxima. While driving between 2 and 50 mph, the vehicle lost power. The power steering and brakes failed and the service engine warning light illuminated also. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The dealer stated that the crank position sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number 03v455000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage was 25,000 and current mileage was 60,189.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2000 Nissan Maxima 18
Failure Date: 03/01/2004

While driving at any speed the service engine soon light would come on and stay on. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who found that the mass air flow meter was defective.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Nissan Maxima 19
Failure Date: 01/30/2004

The car started up and was running fine. My wife went back into the house to get our daughter and found the car had stalled. The car has not started since. I am concerned about this situation, because of the fact that the car justed stalled for no apparent reason. I hate to think what could have happened if my wife was driving the car. In addition, according to several post on edmunds. Com this is happening to other consumers. I have had other problems with this car since I purchased it 3-12-03. It has been back to the dealership several times for the following reasons: service engine lights coming on, leaking sunroof, cd not working, a fog/condensation behind center console screen, and interior molding coming loose. I have called Nissan USA and spoke to matt at 310-771-8454 ext 8454. If you can help with this please contact me at 410-239-0119. Thank you for your time and efforts.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Nissan Maxima 20
Failure Date: 10/15/2003

Service engine light stays on approximately 70% of the time. Purchased car in Nov 2000.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2000 Nissan Maxima 21
Failure Date: 07/14/2000

Service engine light come on after being replaced - Nissan will not warrant -local dealership- sent car approx- 100 miles to another dealership- called to inguire about last part replace- I had ask for it- they stated they had taken off another car? needed it for another one of their vehicles-I told them it was in the back seat where they had left it- it was sent with car- car has been gone for almost 2 weeks now- this time - 2-3 days other times-.


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