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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,750 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Nissan Maxima engine problems

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2001 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 272013


  • 121,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that while inspecting the vehicle, he noticed that the lower radiator tie bar was rusted. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 121,000.

- Dewitt, MI, USA

problem #3

Jan 262009


  • miles
My car seemed to not be getting enough gas and numerous lights including check engine are on. My local repair shop could only figure out it was one of the coils but told me Nissan would be able to tell me which one so I would not have to replace all of them. After bringing my car to Nissan I am now told I need to replace all the coils since they are defective. Nissan should be responsible for this repair.

- Somerset, NJ, USA

problem #2

Apr 032007

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Maxima. At 55 mph the vehicle suddenly shut off. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic, who diagnosed the failure as the mass air flow sensor. The replacement part was ordered from the dealer, but the new sensor also failed. The diagnostic test showed that the sensor needed to be reprogrammed. The contact towed the vehicle to the dealer, who stated that the engine motor mounts short-circuited the aac which caused it to blow. Once the aac failed the electric shock blew out the emc. In order to properly repair the vehicle the contact must pay almost $3,000. The contact stated that when the key was put in the ignition and the accelerator pedal depressed the vehicle operated normally. However, as soon as the pedal was released the car shut off again. The current and failure mileages were 100,000.

- Milford , NH, USA

problem #1

Feb 012002


  • 70,000 miles
Check engine light illuminated intermittently. Consumer had the computer reset at 36000 miles. Vehicle had 70000 miles on it, but problem continued. Consumer contacted the dealer. However, problem recurred.

- New Albany, IN, USA

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