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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,194 miles

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1998 Nissan Maxima seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 222002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,278 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that the air bag sensor warning indicator continued to illuminate on the instrument panel. The air bag module assembly was replaced under warranty. On a separate occasion, the air bag warning indicator flashed on the instrument panel. The dealer performed a diagnostic and recommended replacing the passenger side air bag module again at an estimated cost of $709. In the event of a crash, the air bags would not deploy. The failure mileage was 40,278 and current mileage was 82,000. Updated 2/17/09 updated 02/19/09.

- North Royalton, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 302003

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,500 miles
Air bag lsenson light blinks in fron panel. Dealer note after check: Ran ecc test with consult found dtc right front seat airbag module open.check Nissan assist found tsb will need to replace rh side airbag.also long harness.

- Plesanton, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 102004

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Failure of airbag modules. Taken to dealer denied coverage to fix under extended warranty, also emailed Nissan corporation to request help. Nothing was done.

- Enumclaw, WA, USA

problem #1

Nov 111998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air bag sensor in seat failed, causing light to illuminate.

- Arcadia, CA, USA

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