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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,772 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.

2002 Nissan Maxima electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012004

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 27,545 miles


Driving under normal conditions. Ping and nocking coming from engine during light acceleration. Causes loss of power, loud noise and possible internal engine damage if goes un repaird. Nissan is aware of the problem but chooses not to make it a recall. Uses tactics to get owner of vehicle to pay for repair or ultimately repairs while making customer aware they are one of the lucky ones.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 232003

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Excessive cranking time before engine turns over. Occasionally have to attempt to start more than once. Once started engine makes a chattering noise as the RPM's drop to idle... dealer states "cannot duplicate at this time".

- Winchester, VA, USA

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