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2003 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 282005


  • miles


I bought a 2003 Maxima SE October 2005. My left side speakers would cut in and out only on the cd player. I found the tsb on this and had only had the car for 5 days. Salesman told me I would have to pay for a new one and had to get the manager to send my radio off to a place to get repaired. One month later it quit working again. I have read on numerous web sites about the way Nissan treats people with this problem. I cannot afford to shell out $600 for a new Nissan radio that will break in a few months anyway. And an aftermarket radio takes away from that original look for me. Can they not replace it with the 2002 radio (a new one ) because I haven't heard any complaints on that year. The dealership was crown Pontiac in hoover, Alabama. They promised me a touch up on the front bumper and hood because of the paint chips and to redo the titanium wheels because the finish was rubbed off and the rims were turning black. No touch up, had a guy come and fix 3 of the wheels and told me to bring the other one to the shop and he would have to work on it overnight for $100. So I have one rim that does not match. I had to shell out $80 for floor mats. Even bought the $1800 extended warranty. So for spending $22000 on a 2003 car, broken cd player, ugly rim, half the paint is missing from the touch up I never received. They were so nice before I got the car, but as soon as the paper was signed, all I got was sorry that will cost you. All I want is for my cd player to work and redo one rim. I cannot get that or even 1 of 2 would be okay.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #2

Jan 012003

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Nissan Maxima. NHTSA recall 03V455000 was issued. And the consumer took vehicle to Nissan for recall repairs. However, Nissan refused to do the recall repairs. The recall went out in December 2003, but the consumer purchased vehicle in January 2003. She never received a recall notice, and the manufacturer stated that the recall work must have been done. They did not have the documentation to prove that it was done. The vehicle was currently in the repair shop because rear brakes failed, and the dealership refused S to repair the brakes. There were several other problems with the vehicle, such as the stereo, suspension, and other things that they will not repair. The vehicle was still under warranty.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 062003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Nissan Maxima 2003 bose system sucks.... I got my cd player replaced three times. I believe they are clarion (a bose look a like) and sometimes dealers will put in used systems. Luckily I had the extended warranty, so no charge. But I did wasted couple of hours off work. If I had not purchased the extended warranty, the system runs around hundrendths of dollars.

- Flanders, NJ, USA

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