CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2010 Nissan Maxima is a very good reliable vehicle. Beware of Maximas from 2009, and 2004-2006 though.

The 2009 Maxima has an expensive problem where the steering lock prevents the car from starting, & costs upwards of $1,000 to fix!

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

For the 2010 Maxima, so far so good!

8.7

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,975 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2010 Nissan Maxima engine problems

engine problem

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2010 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 072010

Maxima

  • 2,975 miles

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

While doing normal driving, on two occasions, one coming down a slight hill and planning to stop at a corner, and once when pulling into my carport, with foot lightly on the brake, I noticed the engine racing at 2000 RPM or so, trying to accelerate. Was able to hold car with footbrake, and, after stopping, problem did not seem to repeat immediately.

- Potomac, MD, USA

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