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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,000 miles

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2001 Nissan Maxima brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 032003

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles


Front rotors have failed three times within 60,000 and Nissan says that this is due to driving habits, I.e., rotors get hot and then fail. Reference # 4029350 perjudy ext. 3773. Dealer has replaced rotors each time and I find no fault with dealer with the exception that they do not know what is causing this; other than the driving habits as expressed by the Nissan rep. Judy. This condition is dangerous and causes the car to be bounce with loss of control a very real possiblity. For the second replacement, a statement in the followup to Nissan was made that this problem was serious. This vehicle is not driven in the city or under city conditions where brake pressure occurs often; the miles are highway miles as we live in the country; we have a paved road to the house so road conditions are not a factor. The response by Nissan is a "run-around" with the same verbage and reflects the Nissan rep's atttempt to defuse any complaint. In looking at the Office Of Defects Investigation, there are several references to rotor failure: Nissan said that they were unaware of any problems. In fact, the Nissan dealer (ancira-san antonio, tx) indicated that I should contact Nissan concerning this situation. I did and am not satisfied the least with their runaround as I believe this to be a serious and dangerous condition of at least the vehicle which we have.

- Harper, TX, USA

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