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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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1998 Nissan Maxima electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012007


  • miles


My 1998 Nissan Maxima has been misfiring. It turns out that I have bad ignition coils. This is a problem that shouldn't be happening, especially at 80K miles. It's especially frustrating because this is a very costly problem. I did some research, and this is an extremely typical problem for this model. Judging by the frequency of complaints on this issue there should without a doubt be a recall.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #1

Mar 272002


  • miles
Diagnose from Nissan elmwood for $39.22 states: " a ck fog lamp burnt by ignition wiring whoever installed alarm system in vehicle tapped into harness near ignition and left wires bare and after time these wires touch and burnt. Bring vehicle back to whoever installed alarm system into vehicle for repairs!!!". I brought my car to Nissan route 22 were I had alarm installed. They want to charge me for diagnoses and perhaps repairs then. I bought new car from Nissan dealer, did all repairs and maintenance with Nissan. Demage wasn't caused by me. Driving with danger of another short and perhaps fire. Did diagnose with independent mechanic shop who states: "Nissan ignition side is not secure, it is completely open and my wires are already melted which he doesn't warranty my safty." I woul like to fax copies of those statments. I had called Nissan hot line. I had called GM from Nissan route 22 who never returned my call and left me with this situation. Car may go on fire at any time.

- Garfield, NJ, USA

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