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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
160,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace worn out ignition switch (1 reports)
1997 Nissan Maxima electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 262013

Maxima GLE 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 199,000 miles


when I go out to the car to leave. I try to start the car and it doesn't start up.

It's very irritating to be sitting at the gas pump, leaving church, etc and can't because this stupid car won't start. What could be the problem

- , San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 072005

(reported on)

Maxima GLE

  • 130,000 miles

I guess after starting a vehicle for 7 years things like this just wear out.............. My 15 year old 200,000 mile Toyota Camry starts every time.????

- , Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 292005

(reported on)

Maxima GLE

  • 152,000 miles

Recently the car has developed a problem starting. After the key is inserted in the ignition switch and turned nothing happens. After several tries the car starts. However, there are occasion’s when the car starts immediately. The car was taken to a mechanic; the starter and all other components were checked. The result was there is no signal coming from the ignition to the starter not sure how many other electrical components are involved. Final recommendation, take the car to the dealer. Is taking the car to the dealer in the only available option. Help.

- , Spencer, MA, USA

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