TSB List for the 2003 Nissan Maxima

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2003 Maxima are official communications between Nissan & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • STEERING
  • SUSPENSION
  • BRAKES (PWS)
  • SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP
  • ENGINE (PWS)
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:CONCEALMENT DEVICES
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:FOG LIGHTS
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS
  • VISIBILITY
  • VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES
  • VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
  • AIR BAGS
  • AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
  • SEAT BELTS:FRONT
  • LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
  • TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS
  • WHEELS
  • SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST
  • FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
  • BACK OVER PREVENTION
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)
  • EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER
  • UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • STEERING

    • TSB #NTB00033E

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192216

      SERVICE INFORMATION - This bulletin is to assist you in responding to customer questions about brake operation, and provides diagnostic and repair information for each item listed, if any should occur. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB04094A

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192217

      If YOU CONFIRM: A vehicle needs to have the brake rotors resurfaced (front or rear). ACTION: Use the ProCut PFM Series on-car brake lathe to perform brake rotor resurfacing and follow the tips listed in this bulletin. Read More »

    SUSPENSION

    • TSB #NTB00033E

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192216

      SERVICE INFORMATION - This bulletin is to assist you in responding to customer questions about brake operation, and provides diagnostic and repair information for each item listed, if any should occur. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB99001A

      Date Announced:
      MAR 19, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192145

      SERVICE INFORMATION This bulletin provides information to identify: - A leaking strut or a shock absorber that qualifies for replacement under warranty. Read More »

    BRAKES (PWS)

    • TSB #NTB00033E

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192216

      SERVICE INFORMATION - This bulletin is to assist you in responding to customer questions about brake operation, and provides diagnostic and repair information for each item listed, if any should occur. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB04094A

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192217

      If YOU CONFIRM: A vehicle needs to have the brake rotors resurfaced (front or rear). ACTION: Use the ProCut PFM Series on-car brake lathe to perform brake rotor resurfacing and follow the tips listed in this bulletin. Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP

    • TSB #02120A

      Date Announced:
      NOV 02, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002224

      ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) LIGHT ON AND / OR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE FOR ABS WHEEL SPEED SENSOR. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #02120

      Date Announced:
      DEC 05, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10000022

      ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) LIGHT ON AND / OR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE FOR ABS WHEEL SPEED SENSOR. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE (PWS)

    • TSB #PC650_PC655 - Fr

      Date Announced:
      OCT 09, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10148768

      Free Oil Change Specific Vehicles Subject to the Takata Recall *****Detailed Information***** To help accelerate repair completions on specific populations of vehicles recalled for the Takata airbag, Nissan is offering a special ... Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #06009

      Date Announced:
      MAR 31, 2006
      NHTSA ID:
      #10019613

      MIL ON WITH DTC U1000 OR U1010 STORED IN ENGINE CONTROL UNIT. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #06029

      Date Announced:
      MAR 30, 2006
      NHTSA ID:
      #10019626

      ENGINE OIL COOLER GASKET AVAILABLE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #06009

      Date Announced:
      FEB 08, 2006
      NHTSA ID:
      #10019300

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE U1000 OR U1010 STORED IN ENGINE CONTROL UNIT. *AK Read More »

    • TSB #99063C

      Date Announced:
      MAY 17, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10000401

      ENGINE WILL NOT START. NISSAN VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM / NISSAN ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (NVIS/NATS) DESCRIPTION KEY REGISTRATION. *TT UPDATE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #04107

      Date Announced:
      SEP 16, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10009952

      ENGINE WILL NOT CRANK (NO START) WITH OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE BELOW 0 DEGREES F. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #04081

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008839

      ENGINE COVER LOGO REPLACEMENT. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #03022

      Date Announced:
      MAR 15, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10001333

      HESITATION ON ACCELERATION WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #03023

      Date Announced:
      MAR 15, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10001338

      LACK OF POWER. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #NTB11-002A

      Date Announced:
      NOV 05, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10038184

      NISSAN: THE VEHICLE HAS A SLOWER THAN NORMAL ACCELERATION FROM A STOP. UPDATED ON 06/08/2011. *KB UPDATED ON 06/13/2011. *RM UPDATED 12/16/2013 *JS Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #NTB98018G

      Date Announced:
      JUN 07, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192192

      As part of an enhanced emissions test for Inspection & Maintenance (I/M), some States may require the System Readiness Test (SRT) status be checked. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB-09-030

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10030165

      NISSAN: THE 12 VOLT BATTERY IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND IS REQUIRED TO STAY CONNECTED WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO VEHICLE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS/CAUTIONS. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB02096

      Date Announced:
      SEP 26, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #635806

      SUBJECT REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF THE XENON HEADLAMP CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT KIT. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

    • TSB #NTB-09-030

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10030165

      NISSAN: THE 12 VOLT BATTERY IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND IS REQUIRED TO STAY CONNECTED WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO VEHICLE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS/CAUTIONS. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES

    • TSB #NTB-09-030

      Date Announced:
      APR 06, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10030165

      NISSAN: THE 12 VOLT BATTERY IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND IS REQUIRED TO STAY CONNECTED WHEN THE ENGINE IS RUNNING. TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO VEHICLE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS/CAUTIONS. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

    • TSB #04049

      Date Announced:
      APR 27, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10007561

      TRAILER LIGHT WIRING. *MR UPDATED *EH UPDATED 09-12-07. *KB UPDATED 6/21/10. *PE Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #NTB-03-074-C

      Date Announced:
      NOV 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032306

      NISSAN: EXTERIOR LAMP FOGGING. OCCASIONALLY WATER IS NOTICED IN THE EXTERIOR LAMPS. THIS IS GENERALLY NOT DUE TO A DEFECT. ALL CURRENT EXTERIOR LAMP ASSEMBLIES ARE VENTED TO THE ATMOSPHERE (NOT SEALED). Read More »

    • TSB #03030

      Date Announced:
      APR 18, 2007
      NHTSA ID:
      #10021508

      EXTERIOR LAMP FOGGING. *KB Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

    • TSB #NTB-03-074-C

      Date Announced:
      NOV 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032306

      NISSAN: EXTERIOR LAMP FOGGING. OCCASIONALLY WATER IS NOTICED IN THE EXTERIOR LAMPS. THIS IS GENERALLY NOT DUE TO A DEFECT. ALL CURRENT EXTERIOR LAMP ASSEMBLIES ARE VENTED TO THE ATMOSPHERE (NOT SEALED). Read More »

    • TSB #103003

      Date Announced:
      OCT 30, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004592

      OWNER LETTER FOR THE XENON HEADLIGHT THEFT DETERRENT AND POLICE SUPPORT PROGRAM. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #02096

      Date Announced:
      SEP 26, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10000135

      XENON HEADLAMP CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT KIT. *TT Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:CONCEALMENT DEVICES

    • TSB #NTB-03-074-C

      Date Announced:
      NOV 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032306

      NISSAN: EXTERIOR LAMP FOGGING. OCCASIONALLY WATER IS NOTICED IN THE EXTERIOR LAMPS. THIS IS GENERALLY NOT DUE TO A DEFECT. ALL CURRENT EXTERIOR LAMP ASSEMBLIES ARE VENTED TO THE ATMOSPHERE (NOT SEALED). Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:FOG LIGHTS

    • TSB #NTB-03-074-C

      Date Announced:
      NOV 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032306

      NISSAN: EXTERIOR LAMP FOGGING. OCCASIONALLY WATER IS NOTICED IN THE EXTERIOR LAMPS. THIS IS GENERALLY NOT DUE TO A DEFECT. ALL CURRENT EXTERIOR LAMP ASSEMBLIES ARE VENTED TO THE ATMOSPHERE (NOT SEALED). Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

    • TSB #NTB-03-074-C

      Date Announced:
      NOV 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032306

      NISSAN: EXTERIOR LAMP FOGGING. OCCASIONALLY WATER IS NOTICED IN THE EXTERIOR LAMPS. THIS IS GENERALLY NOT DUE TO A DEFECT. ALL CURRENT EXTERIOR LAMP ASSEMBLIES ARE VENTED TO THE ATMOSPHERE (NOT SEALED). Read More »

    VISIBILITY

    • TSB #NTB13028A

      Date Announced:
      NOV 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192677

      SERVICE INFORMATION Windshield "foreign material" that is on the surface of the glass in some cases can be cleaned off with a very particular type and grade of steel wool. Read More »

    VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES

    • TSB #04133

      Date Announced:
      FEB 25, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012843

      AUTO-DIMMING ELECTROCHROMIC (EC) MIRROR DIAGNOSIS. *TT Read More »

    VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

    • TSB #NTB02099

      Date Announced:
      SEP 30, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #635810

      SUBJECT REGARDING WINDSHIELD WIPER PROTECTIVE SHIPPING COVERS ON CERTAIN MODELS INCLUDING THE 2003 MURANO. *TT Read More »

    AIR BAGS

    • TSB #Nissan Aftersale

      Date Announced:
      JAN 29, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152994

      Subject: Takata Completion Objectives for Q4 Nissan is continuing to ask its dealers to urgently help increase customer participation in the Takata recalls and to help it achieve 100% customer recall participation for the following ... Read More »

    • TSB #NPSB18-382 - Tak

      Date Announced:
      NOV 30, 2018
      NHTSA ID:
      #10152508

      Dealer Engagement for Takata Awareness Nissan is committed to the safety and security of its customers and their passengers. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB00042D

      Date Announced:
      JAN 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192513

      SERVICE INFORMATION Changes or modifications to the front seat assembly trim materials may affect the proper operation of the Front Seat-Mounted Side-Impact Supplemental Air Bags and Passenger Occupant Classification Sensor and could ... Read More »

    • TSB #NTB08055C

      Date Announced:
      JAN 27, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192305

      SERVICE INFORMATION Information necessary to service the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) safely is included in the "RESTRAINTS" section of the Electronic Service Manual (ESM) for each vehicle. Read More »

    AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

    • TSB #NTB-08-055-A

      Date Announced:
      JAN 27, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10025522

      NISSAN: SRS PRECAUTIONS DURING SERVICE;IMPROPER MAINTENANCE, INCLUDING INCORRECT REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION OF THE SRS, CAN LEAD TO A SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH CAUSED BY UNINTENTIONAL ACTIVATION OF THE SRS ON ALL NISSAN MODELS WITH THE SRS ... Read More »

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT

    • TSB #99022

      Date Announced:
      OCT 28, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10017473

      FRONT SEAT BELT LATCH PLATE RETAINING BUTTON MISSING. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #NTB99022C

      Date Announced:
      AUG 05, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003515

      FRONT SEAT BELT LATCH PLATE RETAINING BUTTON MISSING. *TT Read More »

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

    • TSB #NTB-13-038

      Date Announced:
      APR 03, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10051767

      NISSAN: LOCK/UNLOCK REQUEST BUTTON ON OUTSIDE HANDLE DOES NOT RESPOND. *JS Read More »

    TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

    • TSB #NTB-09-101

      Date Announced:
      SEP 30, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10031305

      NISSAN: TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) WARNING LIGHT ON/FLASHING. NO MODELS OR MODEL YEARS LISTED. *PE UPDATED ON 08-11-2011. *KB Read More »

    WHEELS

    • TSB #NTB92123D

      Date Announced:
      AUG 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192233

      Nissan Original Equipment or Genuine Accessory Alloy wheels, along with their finish coating (clear, chrome, titanium, etc.), are specifically developed to achieve Nissan design and performance standards. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB00033E

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192216

      SERVICE INFORMATION - This bulletin is to assist you in responding to customer questions about brake operation, and provides diagnostic and repair information for each item listed, if any should occur. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB04094A

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192217

      If YOU CONFIRM: A vehicle needs to have the brake rotors resurfaced (front or rear). ACTION: Use the ProCut PFM Series on-car brake lathe to perform brake rotor resurfacing and follow the tips listed in this bulletin. Read More »

    • TSB #02116

      Date Announced:
      NOV 19, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10000397

      TITANIUM FINISH ALUMINUM WHEELS. *TT Read More »

    SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST

    • TSB #NTB02001C

      Date Announced:
      JUL 23, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #633662

      SUBJECT REGARDING DRIVERS POWER SEAT WILL NOT MOVE FORWARD OR BACKWARD. *JG Read More »

    • TSB #NTB02001B

      Date Announced:
      JUN 04, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #633613

      SUBJECT REGARDING DRIVERS POWER SEAT WILL NOT MOVE FORWARD OR BACKWARD. *JG Read More »

    FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

    • TSB #NTB09131B

      Date Announced:
      APR 13, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192801

      SERVICE INFORMATION Because of collision damage or other vehicle repair, a replacement "Certification Label" or "VIN Plate / Label" may be needed. These items may be available from Nissan by request if certain criteria are met. Read More »

    BACK OVER PREVENTION

    • TSB #NTB00042D

      Date Announced:
      JAN 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192513

      SERVICE INFORMATION Changes or modifications to the front seat assembly trim materials may affect the proper operation of the Front Seat-Mounted Side-Impact Supplemental Air Bags and Passenger Occupant Classification Sensor and could ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #NTB00042D

      Date Announced:
      JAN 16, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192513

      SERVICE INFORMATION Changes or modifications to the front seat assembly trim materials may affect the proper operation of the Front Seat-Mounted Side-Impact Supplemental Air Bags and Passenger Occupant Classification Sensor and could ... Read More »

    • TSB #NTB08055C

      Date Announced:
      JAN 27, 2014
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192305

      SERVICE INFORMATION Information necessary to service the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) safely is included in the "RESTRAINTS" section of the Electronic Service Manual (ESM) for each vehicle. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB92123D

      Date Announced:
      AUG 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192233

      Nissan Original Equipment or Genuine Accessory Alloy wheels, along with their finish coating (clear, chrome, titanium, etc.), are specifically developed to achieve Nissan design and performance standards. Read More »

    • TSB #04001A

      Date Announced:
      JAN 27, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10005193

      REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY REPLACEMENT PARTS. THIS BULLETIN REPLACES NTB04-001. *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

    • TSB #02117

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10000021

      XENON HEADLAMP THEFT DETERRENT KIT (ANTI-THEFT KIT). *TT Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

    • TSB #NTB11005D

      Date Announced:
      AUG 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192234

      Two methods are used to update/upgrade Navigation Map Data: 1. The customer goes to www.nissannavigation.com and is mailed update disc(s) or SD Card and installs data, OR 2. Read More »

    • TSB #NTB-11-005

      Date Announced:
      JAN 14, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10035684

      NISSAN: NAVIGATION MAP DATA UPDATE MATRIX. AFFECTING ALL VEHICLES 2003-11 EXCEPT LEAF, EQUIPPED WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

    • TSB #NTB15-059

      Date Announced:
      JUL 06, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10058049

      NISSAN 2002-2006 ALTIMA AND 2004-2008 BULLETIN INFORMATION INVOLVING FLOOR PAN REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS DUE TO RUST. *LJ Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

    • TSB #NTB09131B

      Date Announced:
      APR 13, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10192801

      SERVICE INFORMATION Because of collision damage or other vehicle repair, a replacement "Certification Label" or "VIN Plate / Label" may be needed. These items may be available from Nissan by request if certain criteria are met. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #NTB-09-129

      Date Announced:
      SEP 13, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032506

      NISSAN: VENT CONTROL VALVE REPLACEMENT. WHEN REPLACING THE EVAP CANISTER VENT CONTROL VALVE FOR REASON: USE THE ONE LISTED ON PAGE 2; FOR VENT CONTROL VALVE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE, REFER TO THE APPROPRIATE SECTION OF THE ELECTRONIC ... Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #04077

      Date Announced:
      JUN 15, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10007879

      A/C EVAPORATOR AND EXPANSION VALVE SERVICE. *MJ Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

    • TSB #NTB99067A

      Date Announced:
      NOV 07, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004603

      NISSAN INTEGRATED HOMELINK TRANSMITTER SYSTEM USED TO ACTIVATE MOST ELECTRONIC GARAGE DOORS AND SECURTY GATES. VARIOUS MODELS INCLUDING THE 2004 PATHFINDER ARMADA. *TT Read More »

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