hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,510 miles

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2001 Nissan Maxima suspension problems

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2001 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #8

Feb 052016


  • miles


I see on your website my model year 2001 Nissan Maxima was recalled for air bags. I have never been notified that there was a recall for the air bags. Also there was a recall on the suspension control arm transverse link pins. I don't ever remember seeing a recall for that either

- Villa Park, IL, USA

problem #7

Jan 252016


  • 177,000 miles
The lower radiator support beam rusted out causing the engine support to brake free from the beam. Now the entire lower support beam needs to be replaced at an extremely high cost of labor and parts. This is a common problem according to all the car websites and the youtube videos showing how to change out the beam. I do not see any recalls for this. For as many people who seem to have had this problem it should have been recalled. People were having this problem 5 yrs ago according to the videos and reports. According to the body shop this is a major problem and they have seen a lot of this type of corrosion issues with this Nissan model and year. According to what I have been told a very serious accident can occur while driving this vehicle if the beam breaks while in motion at high speed. There are still a large number of this year and make on the street and no warnings have been given to the public.

- Villa Park, IL, USA

problem #6

May 102015


  • 120,000 miles
My suspension has to be fix.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #5

Feb 012014

Maxima 6-cyl

  • 187,000 miles


I was at a red light, when it turned green I pushed the gas pedal and it would go. I had to use extreme force for the car to go. Ever since February 2014, its been happening every day. I'm scared the gas pedal's going to get stuck and ill crash. When I turn I hear a knocking noise coming from the tire/suspension.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #4

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

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problem #3

Jun 042010


  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns 2001 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that there was a knocking and grounding sound in the steering column. The dealer stated that the vehicle was not a part of NHTSA recall campaign number 02V146000, suspension although the failure was identical to the recall. The failure and current mileages were 59000.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 312005

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 33,077 miles
The driver took the vehicle to dealer for a suspension problem. Driver noticed while driving vehicle shook. The driver was able to maintain control of vehicle, and drove to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic determined that a part for suspension needed to be replaced.. the defective lower control arm part has not been replaced yet. All contact with Nissan Corp pertaining to this matter has been ignored.

- Windsor, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 042002

(reported on)


  • miles
Vehicle has had broken struts, spring realignment, wheel bearings and hub assembly.

- Piscatway, NJ, USA

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