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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Nissan Maxima brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 012006

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Maxima. While driving various speeds, the contact heard a constant knocking sound coming from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the brakes were the cause of the failure. They test drove the vehicle and diagnosed it as unsafe to drive. The dealer claimed to have repaired the vehicle; however, the noise recurred and the contact also began experiencing steering failure. The dealer stated that the recent failure was due to the lower arm suspension. She found a recall regarding the suspension:front:control arm:lower arm, but Nissan stated that her VIN was not included. The contact believes that her VIN should be included in the recall. The recall number was unknown. The failure mileage was 100,000 and current mileage was 125,000.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 012001

Maxima 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
Front brake wheel bearing failed, brake rotors warps in less than 15,000 mi. 02 sensor failed < 15,000 mi, need brakes replaced less than every 15,000 mi. Excessive vibration in front of automobile. Dealer is unable to isolate and repair. Automobile is no dam good.

- Hyde Park , NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 242002


  • miles
Consumer stated that when trying to apply the brakes the brake pedal would go to the floor causing the vehicle to have extended stopping distance and a vehicle accident. Dealer notified

- Palm Desert, CA, USA

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