fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,698 miles

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2002 Nissan Maxima brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 242005

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,840 miles


My 2002 Nissan Maxima SE had a total brake system failure. I was not able to stop the car using the brakes. I had to throw the gears into park and shut the engine off to get the vehicle to slow down. I stopped on a sidewalk almost hitting two pedestrians. I had to have major repairs done to the brake system. The actuators, front and rear sensors were replaced. My car only had 15,840 miles. This could be a potentially hazardous problem.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 152004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,950 miles
The consumer stated a car pulled in front of her, she had to slam on the brakes, when she did there was a grinding noise. The wheel was damaged around the rim. The same incident happened again, the wheels made such an impact into the cement, the wheels appeared to have the same damage.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 272003

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 12,000 miles
Nissan Maxima SE 2002 was bought new. Brake judder has been occuring for quite a while. Dealer stated brake judder was not covered under warranty and cost of repairs $175. Brake judder is covered under warranty for 2000 model Maxima, but not 2002?

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 202003

(reported on)


  • miles
When brakes are applied vehicle accelerates instead of slowing down. Dealer has been unable to duplicate problem.

- Gloucester, MA, USA

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