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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,500 miles

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1999 Nissan Maxima fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1999 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 042015


  • 147,000 miles


I was accelerating from a red light going up hill. When I reached the top of the hill and let off the petal, the car continued to pick up speed. The brake petal was stiff and unresponsive. There was nothing under the petal. As I was quickly approaching another red light with stopped traffic. I put the car in neutral and rounded the yield into a deserted parking lot doing about 80mph. The car sounded like it was going to blow up. I turned the car off and remove the keys. The car continued to travel when turned off with the brake unresponsive. I put the car in park and put the key in the ignition. I clicked it over and the car continued its behavior. I quickly turned the car off. Removed the key and called a tow truck. I informed him of the problem and asked him not to start the car. When my mechanic received the car he informed me that the stud that holds the harness away from the throttle components had broken off and lodged down in there holding the accelerator in an open position. Because the car believed the accelerator was being depressed, rendered the brake inactive. I was terrified and did not want to drive it anymore. I thought about selling, ' the car that almost killed me ', but we own 2 of them. My 1999 and my husband's 2000. I have the luxury edition and it has been a very good car. Just feel I have been tainted by the experience even after my mechanic removed the other stud and called it a freak accident. Obviously I'm still thinking about it. And yes I did look at our 2000 Maxima to see if it may have the same problem but those components are not in the same position. Just mine.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Jul 102013


  • miles
After filling gas to the full tank, car was parked inside the garage. Soon garage smelled like a gas spill/leak. Looked around and under the car for leakage. No visible sign of leak. Had to move the car outside the garage to avoid filling the garage with gasoline smell and fumes and avoid any possible hazards to house and human. Next day, took it to the nearest garage for inspection. Mechanics checked it out and mentioned that gas filler pipe (metal pipe between gas filling hole to gas tank) is rusted and has holes from where the gas liquid escaped and smelled. If I had left the car in garage for overnight, which could have filled up garage with gasoline fumes and could have created hazards condition. Also, having hole in the filler pipeline is also a potential hazards since gas spilling can happen any time without warning. This can also create fire hazards situation if there is any spark near by. Spilling would not be visible unless hole gets bigger and mass amount of gas rushes out. In any case, gas leak is dangerous to environment and humans. Nissan should provide the fix at no charge to customers.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

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