Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2007 Nissan Maxima is a very good, reliably vehicle. Beware of Maximas from the 3 previous years though.

Nissan Maximas from 2004-2006 have a widespread transmission defect, but judging from our complaint data, Nissan fixed the problem for the 2007 model.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
166,395 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #9

Mar 162015

Maxima

  • 106,000 miles

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

While driving on the interstate I felt an explosion and nearly lost control of my blood pressure, and I suffer from hyper-tension. The moon roof exploded and I had no idea what had happened. I looked around to see if a gun had been pointed at me because the sound was similar and the impact to the car felt as though it had been hit by an object. The cover over the moon roof was closed so that prevented any glass from entering and cutting me. I pulled off at the next exit to find a gapping hole, shattered glass on the roof and my heart beating rapidly. Once I got home I taped the roof and by the time I got to the repair shop the next day the pressure caused the roof to reopen and continue to break. I contacted Nissan to see if this vehicle was under recall and they said no. The cost was my expense. Now I do not open the shade at all for fear of this happening again resulting in injury. I live in a very hot and humid and rainy climate and when this occured the temperature was in the 70's, and the time of day was approx 6:45pm. I asked the glass company had they had any customers in with this problem and they affirmed. The moon roof glass was ordered and shipped directly to the glass company and my car was out of commission for a few days. The moon roof does not open at all, it was designed that way. If a safety notice had been attached I more than likely would not have purchased this type of vehicle.

- Mandeville, LA, USA

problem #8

Aug 092014

Maxima

  • 78,000 miles
I was driving my car on an average day. As I made a right turn, ahead of oncoming traffic, I tried to accelerate and my car would not accelerate above 20-30mph. With traffic swiftly approaching at speeds near 40-50mph, luckily, I was able to pull into a nearby gas station.none of my check engine/warning lights were on.I turned the car off and started it back up but the issue remained.when I tried to accelerate the car wouldn't O over 30mph and was making a heaving vibration noise every time I stopped. I was able to get the car to a Nissan dealership who ultimately recommended the repairs outlined in the service bulletin. My warranty company denied the claim "citing water damage", but the bulletin lists the pfp (primary failed part) as the "housing assy- rear axle, rh" (which should have been covered). I bought the vehicle used (from a Nissan dealer) and because the manufacturers warranty had expired I was forced to pay for the repairs ($1,000+) on a vehicle that I barley had for 1 year. I contacted Nissan Consumer Affairs (as recommended by the dealership) to try and get some type of assistance with this issue. They basically told me its not their problem since the Nissan warranty had expired on the vehicle. Nissan is very well aware of this defect that is a severe safety concern due to the obvious design. I luckily had time and space to move my vehicle safely off the road; the next person may not be as lucky. Nissan should and needs to be held responsible for the overall safety of their all vehicles and this ongoing defect. A recall should be mandated to correct this potential hazard while driving. A life is far more valuable than recall expenses. WW2.justanswer.com/uploads/baddad1/2009-12-06_140419_ntb07-016B.pdf -a direct link to the official Nissan service bulletin that was issued to correct the potentially life threatening defect I had to deal with.

- Suitland, MD, USA

problem #7

Aug 092014

Maxima

  • 780,000 miles
I was driving my car on an average day.as I made a right turn, ahead of oncoming traffic, I tried to accelerate and my car would not accelerate above 20-30mph.with traffic swiftly approaching at speeds near 40-50mph, luckily, I was able to pull into a nearby gas station.none of my check engine/warning lights were on.I turned the car off and started it back up but the issue remained.when I tried to accelerate the car wouldn't O over 30mph and was making a heaving vibration noise every time I stopped. I was able to get the car to a Nissan dealership who ultimately recommended the repairs outlined in the service bulletin. My warranty company denied the claim "citing water damage", but the bulletin lists the pfp (primary failed part) as the "housing assy- rear axle, rh" (which should have been covered). I bought the vehicle used (from a Nissan dealer) and because the manufacturers warranty had expired I was forced to pay for the repairs ($1,000+) on a vehicle that I barley had for 1 year. I contacted Nissan Consumer Affairs (as recommended by the dealership) to try and get some type of assistance with this issue. They basically told me its not their problem since the Nissan warranty had expired on the vehicle. Nissan is very well aware of this defect that is a severe safety concern due to the obvious design. I luckily had time and space to move my vehicle safely off the road; the next person may not be as lucky. Nissan should and needs to be held responsible for the overall safety of their all vehicles and this ongoing defect. A recall should be mandated to correct this potential hazard while driving. A life is far more valuable than recall expenses. WW2.justanswer.com/uploads/baddad1/2009-12-06_140419_ntb07-016B.pdf -a direct link to the official Nissan service bulletin that was issued to correct the potentially life threatening defect I had to deal with.

- Suitland, MD, USA

problem #6

Feb 122014

Maxima 6-cyl

  • 55,203 miles

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

My ABS/traction control system failed. Due to the system failing the vehicle transmission malfunctions. This happened while I was driving on the highway traveling at the recommended speed. Due to the ABS/traction control system failing my vehicle decelerated quickly causing a unsafe environment for me, my passenger and the vehicles behind me. Fortunately the vehicles behind me was at a safe distance and no accident was caused. I had to have the vehicle towed to safe location because this malfunction causes the transmission to not shift from a low gear. This problem with my vehicle is unsafe and I have just found that it is a common problem. Yet there has been no responsible action taken by Nissan. Please investigate this issue.

- Warren, OH, USA

problem #5

Dec 092013

Maxima 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
ABS sensor problems. Vehicle will not accelerate.

- Sauk, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 132013

Maxima 6-cyl

  • 165,000 miles
I was driving North on E I-94 at the posted speed when the call started to slow down and would not accelerate past 40 miles per hour. The sluggish speed continued off and on until I reached my destination. On my return trip home, the multitude of lights came on during the drive (tcs off, brake, ABS, slip) and the car would periodically go between sluggish and regular speed. When I took it to the dealership, the car was diagnosed with have a bad ABS actuator and one bad speed sensor, total cost of repairs about $2400. From what I've read, this is a recurring Nissan problem across models and should be recalled. It is unconscionable that we should be have to pay for a company mistake.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #3

Jan 272013

Maxima 6-cyl

  • 63,270 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Maxima. The contact was driving 25 mph when the vehicle decreased acceleration to 20 mph without warning and despite that the accelerator pedal was being depressed. The vehicle has no power between 20-45 mph. ABS, slip, tcs off and brake lights are now on. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed that the rr and lr ABS sensor failed, hub assemblies needed to be replace and the ABS actuator now needs replacement at a near total cost of $3300. The manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was available. The failure occurred at mileages 63,270.

- Hartford, CT, USA

problem #2

Sep 042011

Maxima

  • 94,235 miles
Buenos dias todo enpeso con los rodamientos traceros fuero comprados en la Nissan, la liuz de tsc, ABS, slip SE prendieron, la Nissan me comento que el sensor traceros derecho, no estaba funcionado, see sensor F renplasodo con in sensor nuevo de la Nissan, el carro de pronto a unas 65 millas los RPM SE caen, causando, una dismicion en velocida cosiderable, la Nissan dice que see problema ES causado por ice conditions, last time I check there's no ice in Florida, there inconprehensiv there have no interests on coustumer safety or satisfaction all they whant is to over charge de costumers and the fix only last for a few moths any ways, there's thousands of coustumers not happy whit this situation, I all most kill my self, my wife, an my baby boy and have of the people, that ware back of me I have my car park I hope that take this matters to the proper authority Nissan has a problem whit rear hub disaing and ABS sensor causing hard shift, car not selecting proper gear diceleration, I hope that no one has to die before this company is hold responsible for having a mager recoll and not talling there coustumers so they make a buck on repairs thank please fill free to give a call, next step for me will be to go after Nissan my self an make the matter public I bed that half the maximal owner will be for ever in if gratitude.,thank U.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 242011

Maxima 6-cyl

  • 65,850 miles
ABS/speed sensor/controller failure - driving home on the highway going 65 mph the car slowed to 25 & wouldn't go over. Could have caused an accident. Later found out rr sensor went out from tech. Replaced, still didn't work. Bought new ABS controller (very expensive)! still not working. Then bought new rr hub. No dice. Went to buckeye Nissan, they wanted to charge me another $4000 to replace all the parts again and a few we didn't! bought hub for lr and solved problem. Well we thought. A month later, it is now doing it again. The car won't go over 25 but this time no lights. Getting grinding from brakes like it did when controller went out. Better not be going out again. Paid a lot of money to get this car fixed and now a few weeks later we are having the same problems. All were dealer parts new. Not cheap and then the dealership wanted to rip me off more to replace parts that were new. This was my third and final Nissan I will ever buy and will tell my church friends and family!! Nissan won't make it right, it is their problem. They should issue a recall, I am a member of several Nissan forums and this problem is huge. Nissan take care of your customers!!!

- Grove City, OH, USA

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