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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,932 miles

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2002 Nissan Maxima transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012005

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,864 miles


2002 nissam Maxima - engine power failed two times on the highway at 37,000 miles and again at 39,000 - never fixed until recall. The engine was recalled and the car fixed at 58,000 miles. The same issue happened again week of January 31, 2005 again now the car has 87,000. Bacause Nissan found no issue (no error code etc.) the car went unfixed this week. The car is behaving just like it did when the car lost power on the highway twice before the recall. I asked them to replace the same senor they did for the prior recall and they said no because they had no error code when I had the car serviced on febraury 4, 2005. I have not been hurt in this car yet but the car has lost power now three times only when I have been on the highway and I am concerned for my safety and I can't even let my wife use the car for fear it will loose power when she is driving it.

- Merrimack, NH, USA

problem #1

Jun 272002

(reported on)


  • miles
Every time the car is wash ABS slip and traction malfunctions. These lights also are displayed in the console.. this has occurred on several times. I took the car to the dealer and on more than four occasios, and problem still not resolve. The steering wheel and colum makes noise but dealer stattes they cannot duplicate. When ever I drive over bumps it is very pronunced.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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