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Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,111 miles

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2001 Nissan Maxima seat belts / air bags problems

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2001 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #18

Jul 142016


  • 170,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that the orc warning indicator illuminated when the passenger seat was occupied. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V287000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

- Altadina, CA, USA

problem #17

Feb 052016


  • miles
I see on your website my model year 2001 Nissan Maxima was recalled for air bags. I have never been notified that there was a recall for the air bags. Also there was a recall on the suspension control arm transverse link pins. I don't ever remember seeing a recall for that either

- Villa Park, IL, USA

problem #16

Nov 022015

Maxima 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Nissan Maxima. Consumer writes in regards to front passenger airbag recall repairs.

- Ivanhoe, CA, USA

problem #15

Jul 152009


  • 24,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 24,000.

- Des Plaines , IL, USA

problem #14

Apr 182012


  • miles
The airbag on the driver's side was recalled and the dealer repaired it. Now, the airbag light on the passenger side is blinking. I reported this to the dealer who said it would cost me $495 to repair, which I cannot afford. What can I do?

- Killeen, TX, USA

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problem #13

Apr 152015


  • miles
Air bag on driver's was recalled and repaired by dealer. The air bag safety light on the passenger side has started to blink. The dealer said the cost to repair it would be $495 which I cannot afford.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #12

Jan 302015


  • 205,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that the air bag warning light remained illuminated. The dealer advised that a diagnostic needed to be performed to be able to determine if the air bag warning light illumination was due to NHTSA campaign number 13V136000 (air bags). The recall repair was not performed due to the air bag light illumination. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 205,000.

- Jonesboro , GA, USA

problem #11

Feb 012014

Maxima 6-cyl

  • 187,000 miles
I was at a red light, when it turned green I pushed the gas pedal and it would go. I had to use extreme force for the car to go. Ever since February 2014, its been happening every day. I'm scared the gas pedal's going to get stuck and ill crash. When I turn I hear a knocking noise coming from the tire/suspension.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #10

Nov 092013

Maxima 6-cyl

  • miles
2001 Nissan Maxima. Consumer writes in regards to air bag system issues. The consumer stated an appointment was made, to fix the air bag recall, issue. When he returned to pick up the vehicle, the service advisor informed the consumer the air bag inflator had been replaced. He further advised the air bag would not function correctly even with the new replacement part installed. But, for an out-of-pocket fee of $100, he would have his shop mechanic do a complete inspection of the system and determine why the air bag system continued to be dysfunctional and why the air bag dashboard lights continued to flash. The consumer declined the additional work on the air bag system. When the consumer entered the vehicle, he found 3 wires hanging below the glove box, in plain view and the air bag light still flashing. Recall # 13V136000.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #9

Mar 042014


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that the vehicle was serviced and repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V136000 (air bags) however, the air bag light illuminated three times after the recall service. The dealer confirmed that the failure was caused by the recall defect. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacture was made aware of the recurring failure. The failure mileage was 150,000. The VIN was not available.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #8

Jan 202014


  • 193,000 miles


I just recently had a recall on my 2001 Maxima concerning the air-bag I had the work performed at the dealer, 2 months later the same flashing air-bag light comes on. I just wanted to know was it fixed are they just did something to cover up. Are there any consumers experiencing the same problem as me, I took it back to dealer they said it was some kind of circuit module had a defect. Should this had been what they needed to fix the first time.

- St.Louis, MO, USA

problem #7

Oct 092013


  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Maxima. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number 13V136000 (air bags) however, the contact was not able to have the vehicle serviced under the recall because the remedy part was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #6

Nov 012013

Maxima 6-cyl

  • 116,000 miles
Went to fix the passenger air bag recall and dealer informed that front cross frame/bar's metal is falling apart because of severe corrosion/rusting which is main support for the radiator and the engine. Also advised that it's highly dangerous to drive since engine/radiator can just fall anytime when it lacks the support. When Nissan Consumer Affairs is approached they failed to admit the defective material used but responded that vehicle is out of warranty and they could not cover. Also observed similar recent complaints from other owners, hope our complaints gets further attention and concerns are addressed.

- Iselin, NJ, USA

problem #5

Mar 052013


  • miles
Started the car and air bag deployed, was not driving, car was in park!

- Blue Grass, IA, USA

problem #4

Jan 112005

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
Problems with electrical components (airbag light)/O2 sensors/alternator/startups.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 232006

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
: the contact stated while traveling 25 mph, the vehicle was involved in a six car accident, and the airbags did not deploy. The vehicle was in the middle of the six car pile up and the vehicle received damage to the front, rear and the passenger side. The vehicle was now at a tow lot. The airbag warning light was not illumnated prior to the incident. The driver sustained minor injuries, and a police report was filed.

- Hermosa Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 022004

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
Car was involved in a motor vehicle collision, and airbags on either side did not deploy.

- Oxon Hill, MD, USA

problem #1

Apr 242001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling at 60 mph steering wheel locked up and loss of brakes occurred, causing vehicle to hit a tree, both air bags did not deploy. Manufacturer was not notified at this time. Manufacturer will not assist consumer with air bag matter.

- Fresno, CA, USA

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