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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,018 miles

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2003 Nissan Maxima fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 182005

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,985 miles


After driving and parking car in garage I detected strong smell of gasoline. Returned to dealer and was told that this happens when temperature is high (120F that day) and that there is no fix. Since car is parked next to a gas water heater I found this answer unsatisfactory and I contacted the Nissan office. I was told same and "not to worry, temps. Rarely are higher than 115F". obviously drivers in S. nv and Arizona are expendable! only fix seems to be to park outside until it cools down. Problem is related to the evap. System, I was told.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #1

Jan 292003

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles
Gas mileage is very low. Current gas mileage is between 15 mpg and 20 mpg

- East Haven, CT, USA

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