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:
71,100 miles

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2007 Nissan Maxima fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2007 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 052015


  • 120,200 miles


On 10/05/2015 the car started to shift funny and felt like loss of fuel on starts and turning corners.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 022012


  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Nissan Maxima. The contact stated that the fuel gauge failed. The contact would add fuel to the vehicle but the fuel gauge would not move. The contact was unable to determine the amount of fuel in the vehicle at all times. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection where they advised that the unified unit assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and they advised the contact that he would have to take the vehicle to the dealer for repairs. The failure mileage was 22,000.

- Laurel, MD, USA

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