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3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,413 miles

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2002 Nissan Maxima electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 252005

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,750 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When I got into my car to leave, the car would not start. I had some one give me a jump, and my car started. I was driving home, when all of a sudden, the car quick running. I coasted to the side of the road and parked. I had my car towed to peak Nissan. Peak check the car the next day and told me all I need was a battery. They replaced the battery, the car has run fine since. I drive a 2002 Nissan Maxima. My big question, why did the battery failure cause the car to stop running?

- Littleon, CO, USA

problem #2

Jul 082003

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,488 miles
Re: ODI case number: 10095661 same complaint. Started the car and drive to a destination. Tried to restart car and it will not start. First occurrence on 07/08/03 at 11,488 miles. We jump started the car and took it to hill Nissan winter haven Florida. They couldn't find anything wrong. Told us to have vehicle towed so they could check with computer if happened again. The second occurrence was on 08/19/02 at 11,567 miles. Vehicle was towed and the original battery, it had a faulty cell and battery was replaced. Third occurrence 05/03/04 and 17,673 miles. We charged battery, and took to dealership. Couldn't find anything wrong. Fourth occurrence 05/27/04 and 21,488 miles. At this time we expressed our concern alternator problem. We were promised by the service advisor that based on the intermittent nature of the problem they would test the car all day, and they would contact the manufacturer as well. This did not happen. Again they could not find nothing wrong. When we picked up the car, we asked to have the alternator bench tested, but they refused. We offered to pay for a bench test, and if found faulty, they would replace under warranty. This was also declined, stating they could not do that because they couldn't find anything wrong. At this time we expressed our concern as to the warranty expiration. Fifth occurrence was on 11/02/04 and 22,558 miles. Vehicle was towed and again a faulty cell in the battery was noted. Sixth occurrence 4/19/05 and 23,298 miles. Vehicle towed. Again, dealership states faulty battery. This was the fourth battery.

- Winter Haven, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 072004

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I drive the car to wherever I am going, park it and when I return it will not start. I jump start the car and it may not happen for several weeks. This has been happening since I owned the vehicle. I am on my fourth battery since owning the vehicle. This is a temporary fix and will last a few months and the same thing will start to happen. They did a diagnosis and could not find anything.

- Fresno, CA, USA

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