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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,500 miles

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2003 Nissan Maxima seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 302009


  • 49,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph a vehicle crashed into her drivers side which caused the vehicle to spin and crash into another vehicle on the passengers side. The side air bags did not deploy. And two occupants were injured. The cause of the non-deployment is currently unknown. She notified the manufacturer of the failure.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 302004


  • miles
While pulling inside of the parking lot vehicle suddenly accelerated. Consumer applied the brakes, and pedal went to the floor. Consumer placed both feet on the brake pedal and vehicle continued to accelerate. Then, consumer lost control of the vehicle and collided into a building. Upon impact, driver's side air bag did not deploy. But passenger's side air bag did deploy. Driver sustained injuries, and went to the hospital on his own. Vehicle was towed to a body shop.

- Stamford, CT, USA

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