hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,983 miles

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2001 Nissan Maxima steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 132015


  • 97,948 miles


Immoral car company! Nissan, the next big bailout. While attempting to start my vehicle, the key sensor light illuminated and the vehicle would not start. I notified my local Nissan dealership and described the problem. The dealer indicated there was a failure of the security system involving the steering lock unit. He also advised the Nissan Corp. Was well aware of this problem involving the make and model given. Because of this common occurrence he said Nissan issued an extended warranty on the malfunctioning system. I had the vehicle towed to a certified mechanic where the steering lock failure was diagnosed. I then contacted Nissan North America Inc with the diagnoses for them to advise the next step for the repairs. Of course they said it had to be diagnosed/confirmed by a certified Nissan mechanic/dealer. Since I used my insurance company to tow my vehicle, I had no other means of getting the vehicle to a Nissan dealer. The clerk I spoke with at Nissan North America informed me to have the vehicle towed to a Nissan dealer and if the problem was the same as stated in the extended warranty, they would reimburse me for the tow bill and repairs. After $1710.93 and three long, long, long phone calls later, here I am writing a complaint because I was not fully reimbursed as promised. The previous total includes the repair cost, tow bill and rental car cost. However I must say I was partially reimbursed for some of my expenses. (the tow bill from one certified mechanic to another.)

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #2

Sep 222013


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that the front control arm and motor mount failed. The contact also stated that the power steering assist failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure was confirmed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 112003

(reported on)

Maxima 6-cyl

  • miles
Numerous problems with vehicle's front rotors. This was the consumer's third set of front rotors and the latest set warped. The vehicle vibrated and pulled to the side when the consumer applied the brakes. The vehicle had been in the shop for brake work six times. The consumer owned many Nissan's and stated that this was the first major problem ever experienced. There was still a slight vibration coming from the rear brakes, moaning/groaning sounds from the front right, creaking/popping when turning, when setting the cruise at 70 mph(cruise control cable was not properly adjusted), it felt as if the gas was applied, and bumps could be felt in the road through the steering wheel.. it took a long time for the air condition to cool the vehicle.

- Richmond, VA, USA

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