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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
122,000 miles

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2003 Nissan Maxima drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 102011


  • 122,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, a burning odor emitted inside of the vehicle with the illumination of the engine warning indicator. The transmission then failed to operate. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the road. After waiting fifteen minutes, the vehicle restarted normally and the problem recurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis and they were unable to locate a problem. There was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 01V3570000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified of the problem who stated that the vehicle had been previously repaired under the recall. The vehicle had not been repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 122,000.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

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