hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,733 miles

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2002 Nissan Maxima suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 052012


  • 165,000 miles


TL * the contact owns a 2002 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would swerve and made aloud clicking noise. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the control arm were defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 165,000 and the current mileage was 188,000.

- Dallas , TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 172004


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that he would hear a knocking noise whenever the vehicle was in motion. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection who advised that there were no recalls for the vehicle and that no failures were found. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Sioux Falls , SD, USA

problem #1

Mar 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,200 miles
This max had the transverse link recall performed in 9/02. At this time, the left axle was not properly placed back in the transmission. We took the car back several times and they kept blowing us off. Finally, my wife was driving the car in the mobile tunnel and the trans went out along with the steering and suspension. Nissan repaired the vehicle but it still drives like a piece of junk. These guys are ridiculous and need to be dealt with seriously. I have since filed suit but would appreciate any help.

- Brandon, MS, USA

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