TSB List for the 1996 Nissan Maxima

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 1996 Maxima are official communications between Nissan & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE
  • STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
  • SUSPENSION
  • SUSPENSION:FRONT
  • SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:AIR SUSPENSION:SPRINGS/BAGS
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
  • VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY
  • AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
  • AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
  • SEAT BELTS
  • SEAT BELTS:FRONT
  • SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
  • SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
  • STRUCTURE:BODY
  • STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID
  • LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
  • VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
  • TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
  • SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY
  • UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE

    • TSB #NTB98054

      Date Announced:
      JUN 15, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601727

      INFORMATION REGARDING SECURITY SYSTEM FALSE ALARMS. *YC Read More »

    STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

    • TSB #NTB98-067a

      Date Announced:
      AUG 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179618

      VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN MAXIMA POWER STEERING RETURN HOSE LEAKS Service Campaign ID # P8140 is no longer active. Read More »

    SUSPENSION

    • TSB #NTB98081

      Date Announced:
      OCT 15, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603281

      VEHICLES EXHIBITING STEERING PULL AND / OR DRIFT WHEN DRIVEN AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. *YC Read More »

    SUSPENSION:FRONT

    SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:AIR SUSPENSION:SPRINGS/BAGS

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS

    • TSB #NTB99031B

      Date Announced:
      MAY 31, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #613476

      SOME VEHICLE MAY EXHIBIT A GROAN OR HUMMING NOISE FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE AFTER RELEASING THE BRAKE PEDAL AND MOVING FORWARD SLOWLY AT APPROXIMATELY 5 MPH (8 MPH). *TT Read More »

    • TSB #NTB99031A

      Date Announced:
      MAY 17, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #606570

      VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A GROAN OR HUMMING NOISE FROM REAR AFTER RELEASING BRAKE PEDAL. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #NTB99031

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604997

      EXHIBITING REAR BRAKE GROAN / HUMMING NOISE AFTER RELEASING BRAKE PEDAL. *TT Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:PADS

    • TSB #NTB99005A

      Date Announced:
      JUN 17, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #606182

      KEY VALUE BRAKE PAD SERVICE INFORMATION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #NTB99005

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604301

      SERVICE INFORMATION ON KEY VALUE BRAKE PADS. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #NTB96086A

      Date Announced:
      JUN 06, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #613975

      THIS BULLETIN CONTAINS A NEW TIMING CHAIR TENSIONER, TENSIONER GASKET AND GUIDE IF A RATTLE OF EITHER SEVERAL SECONDS OR CONTINUOUSLY IS HEARD COMING FROM THE AREA OF THE TIMING CHAIN COVER WHEN THE ENGINE IS STARTED AFTER A COLD SOAK FOR ... Read More »

    • TSB #97081398027

      Date Announced:
      AUG 13, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54264

      INFORMATION ON SPARK KNOCK. *YC Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM

    • TSB #NTB99017A

      Date Announced:
      FEB 10, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #610985

      SOME CUSTOMERS MAY INDICATE THAT A LIGHT TICKING OR HUMMING NOISE CAN BE HEARD COMING FROM THE BLOWER MOTOR OF AN APPLIED VEHICLE WHEN THE MOTOR IS RUN AT LOW FAN SPEEDS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #97082797026

      Date Announced:
      AUG 27, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #53572

      VEHICLE HAVING DIFFICULTY STARTING AFTER 2 TO 4 HOURS COOLING FROM OPERATING TEMPERATURE. *YC Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM

    • TSB #NTB98073A

      Date Announced:
      FEB 15, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604815

      VEHICLES EXPERIENCING INCIDENTS INVOLVING CERTAIN PARTS OF THE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM CAUSING THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT (MIL) TO ILLUMINATE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #NTB98073

      Date Announced:
      AUG 17, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603314

      SOME VEHICLES ARE EXPERIENCING INCIDENTS INVOLVING CERTAIN PARTS OF THE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM WHICH ARE CAUSING THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT ( MIL ) TO ILLUMINATE. *YC Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

    • TSB #NTB98029A

      Date Announced:
      JUN 15, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601728

      VEHICLES EXHIBITING A MIL 'ON' WITH ONE OR MORE OF THE BELOW DTCS STORED, THE CAUSE MAY BE INSECT NEST(S) IN THE EVAPORATIVE ( EVAP ) EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM. *YC Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #NTB99030

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #605012

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A WHINE NOISE WHEN THE VEHICLE IS DRIVEN BETWEEN 60 AND 70 MPH, IN THIRD AND FOURTH GEAR. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #NTB99030A

      Date Announced:
      JUN 18, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #606720

      INFORMATION REGARDING AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE OUTPUT GEAR WHINE (60 - 70 MPH). *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #NTB98-073b

      Date Announced:
      SEP 09, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10181007

      VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN 1996 MAXIMA MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT (MIL) ISSUES Service Campaign ID #s P8132 & P8152 are no longer active. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB-09-030

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10030165

      NISSAN: THE 12 VOLT BATTERY IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND IS REQUIRED TO STAY CONNECTED WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO VEHICLE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS/CAUTIONS. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

    • TSB #NTB-09-030

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10030165

      NISSAN: THE 12 VOLT BATTERY IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND IS REQUIRED TO STAY CONNECTED WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO VEHICLE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS/CAUTIONS. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES

    • TSB #NTB-09-030

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10030165

      NISSAN: THE 12 VOLT BATTERY IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND IS REQUIRED TO STAY CONNECTED WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO VEHICLE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS/CAUTIONS. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD

    • TSB #NTB98008B

      Date Announced:
      SEP 16, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #610036

      SUBJECT REGARDING EGI HARNESS WIRE BREAKAGE DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR PROCEDURE. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE

    • TSB #NTB97028

      Date Announced:
      APR 16, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #52171

      DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE FOR P0731, P0732 & P0733 (A/T SIGNALS) WITH NO DRIVEABILITY INCIDENTS. *JD Read More »

    VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #NTB00001

      Date Announced:
      DEC 15, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #609956

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT SUNROOF BINDS; SUNROOF MOTOR RUNS BUT THE SUNROOF WILL NOT OPEN OR CLOSE; SUNROOF LEAKS. *TT Read More »

    AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

    • TSB #NTB98061

      Date Announced:
      JUL 15, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601717

      INFORMATION REGARDING INSTRUMENT PANEL INSPECTION AFTER PASSENGER AIR BAG ACTIVATION. *TT Read More »

    AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

    • TSB #NTB-08-055-A

      Date Announced:
      JAN 27, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10025522

      NISSAN: SRS PRECAUTIONS DURING SERVICE;IMPROPER MAINTENANCE, INCLUDING INCORRECT REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF THE SRS, CAN LEAD TO A SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH CAUSED BY UNINTENTIONAL ACTIVATION OF THE SRS ON ALL NISSAN MODELS WITH THE SRS ... Read More »

    SEAT BELTS

    • TSB #NTB99022A

      Date Announced:
      AUG 26, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #607626

      CONCERNS WITH THE FRONT SEAT BELT LATCH PLATE STOPPER BUTTON MISSING. *TT Read More »

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT

    • TSB #99022

      Date Announced:
      OCT 28, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10017473

      FRONT SEAT BELT LATCH PLATE RETAINING BUTTON MISSING. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #NTB99022C

      Date Announced:
      AUG 05, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003515

      FRONT SEAT BELT LATCH PLATE RETAINING BUTTON MISSING. *TT Read More »

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

    • TSB #NTB99022B

      Date Announced:
      MAY 02, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #629210

      SEAT BELT LATCH PLATE RETAINING BUTTON MISSING. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #NTB99082

      Date Announced:
      NOV 29, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #609961

      THIS BULLETINS STATES THAT THE SECOND SASH GUIDE WAS DELETED FROM THE SERVICE PART SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY, HOWEVER; DELETION OF THE SECOND SASH GUIDE DOES NOT AFFECT THE OPERATION OF THE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY. Read More »

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #NTB99022

      Date Announced:
      APR 15, 1999
      NHTSA ID:
      #604775

      SUBJECT REGARDING MISSING FRONT SEAT BELT LATCH PLATE RETAINING BUTTON. *TT Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY

    STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

    • TSB #NTB-13-038

      Date Announced:
      APR 03, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10051767

      NISSAN: LOCK/UNLOCK REQUEST BUTTON ON OUTSIDE HANDLE DOES NOT RESPOND. *JS Read More »

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

    • TSB #NTB99053B

      Date Announced:
      JAN 22, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #632164

      SUBJECT REGARDING REVISED THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR (TPS) ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURE. *TT Read More »

    TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

    • TSB #NTB-09-101

      Date Announced:
      SEP 30, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10031305

      NISSAN: TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) WARNING LIGHT ON/FLASHING. NO MODELS OR MODEL YEARS LISTED. *PE UPDATED ON 08-11-2011. *KB Read More »

    SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST

    • TSB #NTB98080

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #603268

      SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT THAT THE DRIVER'S OR PASSENGER'S POWER SEAT DOES NOT MOVE FORWARD OR BACKWARD. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #97111598008A

      Date Announced:
      NOV 15, 1997
      NHTSA ID:
      #54277

      INFORMATION AND SERVICE PROCEDURE ON POWER SEAT LIFT MOTOR. *YC Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #NTB98-067a

      Date Announced:
      AUG 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179618

      VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN MAXIMA POWER STEERING RETURN HOSE LEAKS Service Campaign ID # P8140 is no longer active. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB01057

      Date Announced:
      AUG 31, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #624064

      SUBJECT PERTAINING TO REVISED MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES.*JB Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

    • TSB #NTB00079

      Date Announced:
      SEP 29, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #614901

      ON APPLIED VEHICLES, THE POWER AUDIO ANTENNA IS INOPERATIVE, THE ANTENNA ASSEMBLY CIRCUIT BOARD MAY BE CORRODED DUE TO IMPROPER WATER DRAINAGE. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #NTB-09-129

      Date Announced:
      SEP 13, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032506

      NISSAN: VENT CONTROL VALVE REPLACEMENT. WHEN REPLACING THE EVAP CANISTER VENT CONTROL VALVE FOR REASON: USE THE ONE LISTED ON PAGE 2; FOR VENT CONTROL VALVE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE, REFER TO THE APPROPRIATE SECTION OF THE ELECTRONIC ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

    • TSB #NTB98-067a

      Date Announced:
      AUG 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10179618

      VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN MAXIMA POWER STEERING RETURN HOSE LEAKS Service Campaign ID # P8140 is no longer active. Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

    • TSB #NTB99053B

      Date Announced:
      JAN 22, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #631971

      INFORMATION ON NISSAN REVISED TPS ADJUSTMENT PROCDURE. *SLC Read More »

    • TSB #NTB01063

      Date Announced:
      SEP 12, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #624020

      INFORMATION ON VALVE SHIM LIFTER SET.*JB Read More »

    • TSB #NTB01057

      Date Announced:
      AUG 31, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #631760

      SUBJECT REGARDING REVISED MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES. *SLC Read More »

    • TSB #NTB01057

      Date Announced:
      AUG 31, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #624064

      SUBJECT PERTAINING TO REVISED MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES.*JB Read More »

    • TSB #NTB01044

      Date Announced:
      JUN 19, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #623162

      SERVICE INFORMATION REGARDING INNER TIE ROD WRENCHES. *SB Read More »

    • TSB #NTB01023

      Date Announced:
      APR 25, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #631766

      INFORMATION REGARDING ESSENTIAL TOOL: THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR TEST CONNECTOR. *SLC Read More »

    • TSB #NTB96078B

      Date Announced:
      JUL 18, 2000
      NHTSA ID:
      #613963

      SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT (MIL) ON DUE TO WATER ENTERING THE EVAPORATIVE EMISSION (EVAP) CANISTER. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #NTB98097

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602603

      VARIOUS INFORMATION EXHIBITING INTERIOR SQUEAKS AND RATTLES WHILE DRIVING. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #NTB98099

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602604

      EXHIBITING A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT (MIL) ON AND A DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0136 STORED IN THE ECM. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #NTB98024A

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #602818

      VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT ON WITH DTCS P0120, P0510, P0731, P0732 OR P0733 WITH NO DRIVEABILITY INCIDENTS. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #NTB98023

      Date Announced:
      APR 15, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #601864

      EXHIBITING A STEADY RATTLE NOISE FROM THE FRONT DASH AREA. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #NTB98003

      Date Announced:
      JAN 21, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600358

      SOME VEHICLES MAY DISPLAY A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE 1335 DUE TO HARNESS CONTACT WITH POWER STEERING PULLEY. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #NTB97093

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600498

      EXHIBITING A MIL 'ON' AND/OR POOR DRIVEABILITY SUCH AS ENGINE HESITATION OR NO STARTING. *YC Read More »

    • TSB #NTB97089

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 1998
      NHTSA ID:
      #600516

      VEHICLE EXHIBITS INTERIOR SQUEAKS AND RATTLES WHILE DRIVING. *YC Read More »

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