CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2007 Nissan Maxima has a significant trend of timing chain problems, which can ruin the engine.

Nissan used an "interference" design where the valves pop out into the path of the cylinder heads. Normally the timing chain keeps the valves opening at all the right times, but when Nissan's timing chain breaks or "jumps time", the cylinder heads smash into open valves & cause thousands of dollars of engine damage in one very quick & surprisingly unimpressive "PPPRRRRING!" sound.

Nissan Maximas from 2004-2006 have a widespread transmission defect, but judging from our complaint data, Nissan managed to fix the transmission problem for the 2007 model. The engine timing chain problems are a serious concern though.

0.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
206,000 miles

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2007 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

May 162015

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 206,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Maxima. While driving approximately 45 mph, the sun roof exploded and pieces of glass fell inside the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 206,000. Updated 7/16/15

- Chapin, SC, USA

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