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: We don't recommend the 2009 Maxima nearly as highly as the 2007-2008 Maxima, because NHTSA complaints show a pattern of the steering lock module failing.

When the module fails it prevents the car from starting, & Nissan dealers charge over $1,000 (!!) to repair it. Nissan recalled the module on some other 2009 models with the same steering lock problem, but for some reason they left out the 2009 Maxima.

If you're thinking about buying a 2009 Maxima, instead consider a 2007-2008, or 2010 (or newer).

3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,229 miles

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2009 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 042011

Maxima

  • 36,229 miles

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

The contact owns a 2009 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that he locked the vehicle and activated the alarm but the trunk did not lock. The vehicle was burglarized because the trunk was not locked. A police report was filed. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that he had to stand at a certain distance from the vehicle for the trunk to lock. The failure and current mileages were 36,229.

- Philadephia, PA, USA

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