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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,233 miles

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2002 Nissan Maxima body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 042014

Maxima 6-cyl

  • 95,700 miles


While parking car it spontaneously accelerated across the parking lot, the bordering street and into another parking lot before stopping. The cars left side, right side, front bumper, tires and suspension were damaged. Though no other cars were hit, commercial garbage cans, stop sign, telephone pole and a series 4 curbs inflicted damage. The air bags did not deploy despite having them checked by the dealer as required by a recall.

- Wheaton, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 012002

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Paint quality is horrible. Car has thousands of small paint chips concentrated on the front bumper and front of hood. This is not normal as Nissan insists. Their paint jobs are inferior and unfair to the consumer.

- Dartmouth, MA, USA

problem #1

Sep 182002

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,000 miles
The hood and front bumper's paint chips too easily. Have complained to dealership many many times who states that is normal for this vehicle and they cannoit assist me and I should of known before purchasing. Contacted Nissan consumar affairs and never heard back from them at all! this will hurt my resale value and looks terrible, needs to be reconciled

- Dallas, TX, USA

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