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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,000 miles

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2003 Nissan Maxima cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 112005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles


The consumer stated on 2003 Nissan Maxima the rear brakes went out at 27,000 miles. After they were fixed in June there was a clicking noise coming from them. The vehicle died on July 11, 2005, while in traffic. She pulled the vehicle over and after 5 tries the vehicle finally started. The temperature gauge went all the way to hot, and the set light came on. The dealer stated that 7 service codes came up and they stated that the computer needed to be replaced. About 10 miles before this happened the vehicle surged, but no lights came on. It was a really hot day, she was going about 60 mph. The vehicle is currently at the service department for both issues.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

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