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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,445 miles

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1998 Nissan Maxima suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 122007

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Nissan Maxima. The contact struck a pothole while driving 35 mph. The pothole caused his vehicle to become out of alignment and resulted in a bent cv joint axle. The vehicle has not yet been inspected. A police report was filed. The current and failure mileages were 144,000.

- Union Springs, AL, USA

problem #2

Aug 152005

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,336 miles
There is a recall for the alternator, however, Nissan stated this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN. The consumer started the vehicle and could hear a sound and viewed smoke coming from under the hood. The consumer opened the hood and saw fire in middle of the alternator. This happened on August 15, 2005. The vehicle was repaired. The consumer kept the bad alternator. Recall campaign# 02V171000. The consumer requested reimbursement for the replacement of the alternator. There was also a vibration in the steering wheel while driving on the highway.

- Warick, RI, USA

problem #1

Nov 011998


  • miles
Steering pull to right all the time. After four alignments, many tire rotations and wheel balancing, and new tires the car continues to pull to the right. Pulls both at low and high speeds.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

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