Notes: The 2007 Nissan Maxima has a significant trend of timing chain problems, which can ruin the engine.

Nissan used an "interference" design where the valves pop out into the path of the cylinder heads. Normally the timing chain keeps the valves opening at all the right times, but when Nissan's timing chain breaks or "jumps time", the cylinder heads smash into open valves & cause thousands of dollars of engine damage in one very quick & surprisingly unimpressive "PPPRRRRING!" sound.

Nissan Maximas from 2004-2006 have a widespread transmission defect, but judging from our complaint data, Nissan managed to fix the transmission problem for the 2007 model. The engine timing chain problems are a serious concern though.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,382 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Nissan Maxima brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 222013

Maxima 6-cyl

  • 54,763 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that while traveling 60 mph, the vehicle suddenly lost acceleration power. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the ABS actuator had failed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileages were 54,763. Updated 3/27/13

- Smithfield, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 232011

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Maxima. While the contact was driving, the vehicle failed to accelerate over 30 mph and when the brakes were applied there was excessive vibration. In addition, the ABS and traction control system warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The warning indicators remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. The contact was able to continue driving cautiously to his residence and upon arrival the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated the ABS actuator and both rear brake sensors would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and was taken an independent mechanic; however they advised for that type of repair the vehicle be taken back to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and they were unable to provide assistance. The failure mileage was 54,000. Updated 01/30/12

- Reading , MA, USA

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