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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,333 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.

2003 Nissan Maxima brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #3

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 #2

May 102004


  • miles
While driving 55 mph consumer applied the brakes and vehicle failed to stop. This caused the driver to crash into a guard rail. Upon impact, both frontal air bags did not deploy. Consumer sustained minor injuries. Vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection.

- Fall River, MA, USA

problem #1

Feb 042004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
While driving at 65 mph driver applied the brakes to slow down T and lost control, causing the vehicle to hit a guard rail, and roll over twice. Vehicle landed upside down. Upon impact, the airbags did not deploy. Driver sustained minor injuries. However, prior to the accident, when applying the brakes vehicle experienced extended stopping distance.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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