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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2001 Nissan Maxima exhaust system problems

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2001 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 152007

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Maxima. While driving (mph unknown) the check engine light illuminated. The dealer inspected the vehicle twice, stated that the catalytic converter failed, and should be replaced. The dealer replaced the catalytic converter at 90,000 and again at 121,000 miles. The current mileage was 121,000 and failure mileage was 90,000.

- N. Arlington, NJ, USA

problem #3

Oct 082006

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Service engine light will not go off. No problem with car or the emission or enviormental equipment. Spent $100 twice for Nissan analysis. They want $1400 for light to go off. Ridiculous. Called Nissan usa after seeing many Maxima 2001 cars have similar problem and frustration. Recommend another $100 analysis and no support whatsoever. Never buying Nissan again.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #2

May 042006

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a problem with emission system and catalyst converter, light service engine went on, and I replaced oxygen sensors while car was under warranty 2 times. And now I need to spent $700 to fix will never buy Nissan cars again.

- Northbrook, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 012006


  • miles
Soon after my warranty expire on my Nissan Maxima SE 2001. My catalytic converter failed. I call the company to complain about it as I understand the converter is not a part that is likely to fail. I have always purchased a 91 octane gasoline or higher and kept a routine maintenance. I also have to replace my exhaust system because of corrosion just recently and as if this was not enough, driving home from work the other day, my car started shaking and vibrating. I am not quite sure what has caused the vibration but would like to bring it to your attention.

- Manchester, CT, USA

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