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2002 Nissan Maxima steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 302001


  • miles


Heated steering wheel sometimes reaches 119 degrees, way too hot. Nissan specs say 95 is max temp. I've measured it up to 119 degrees. Nissan has replaced the steering wheel, but didn't change anything. Nissan and the dealer say it meets Nissan specs, but they have never meassure it, and refuse to measure it, saying it meets specs "??" at 119 degrees I find it uncomfortably hot, and some people couldn't grasp it, which could lead to an accident. Dealer says another car on their lot gets real hot too, but again they refuse to measure it to either prove it in or out of specs. They are avoiding the safety issue, 119 is way too hot for a steering wheel.

- Littelton, CO, USA

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